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Mon, 02/18/2013 — The University of Kansas will kick off the yearlong process of developing a new Master Plan for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses with two open forums. The KU and Lawrence communities are invited to attend to learn more about specific areas of...

Fri, 02/15/2013 — Persistent Kansas droughts and their consequences are the subject of an upcoming symposium at the University of Kansas. Beyond the Long Hot Summer: The Future of Water in Kansas, will take place Friday, Feb. 22. The event will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,

Fri, 02/15/2013 — David Guth, associate professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is available to speak about the Associated Press’ decision to not use the terms husband and wife for same-sex couples with media covering the issue.Earlier this week,...

Thu, 02/14/2013 — In the face of Jim Crow-era violence and intimidation, many African-Americans living in southern states headed to northern cities, hoping to find new homes free from oppression. In the new film directed by KU film professor Kevin Willmott,...

Thu, 02/14/2013 — The Office of First-Year Experience is pleased to welcome Jeremy Shellhorn, associate professor of design, and Robert Bayliss, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, as faculty fellows. Shellhorn and Bayliss will serve for two years...

Thu, 02/14/2013 — The Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Kansas will recognize the recipients of the Christopher House Scholarship at a recognition ceremony from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center....

Thu, 02/14/2013 — A $1.2 million gift of farmland and cash from the estate of John M. and Frances R.B. Peterson will benefit University of Kansas students and faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the School of Music and the Department of Dance. A...

Thu, 02/14/2013 —  Spilling your guts to the entire world on Facebook may be a good way to ruin a romantic relationship, according to new research by psychologists at the University of Kansas. In three separate studies, they found that people in romantic...

Wed, 02/13/2013 — “The Zoo Story” and “The American Dream,” both by Edward Albee, will be staged by undergraduate students at the University of Kansas Theatre in February. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14-16 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Inge...

Wed, 02/13/2013 —  Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence campus and KU Medical Center were selected to showcase their research projects for state lawmakers and the public at the Graduate Student Research Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Wed, 02/13/2013 —  Work co-authored by a University of Kansas researcher examines how just a few nations and regions control the majority of the world’s Internet connectivity. Hyunjin Seo, assistant professor of strategic communications at KU, and Stuart...

Wed, 02/13/2013 — One outcome of the Bold Aspirations strategic plan at the University of Kansas was the creation of a Strategic Initiative Grant program, designed to invest in promising research projects that support the themes and goals of the plan.  Two...

Tue, 02/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University Dance Company spring concerts will showcase works by emerging and master choreographers in a new setting. The performances will be held at the Lawrence Arts Center on Feb. 22 and 23. The venue will be familiar for two performers in the company. Two seniors from Lawrence, Juliet Remmers and Lucy Shopen, were scholarship students in the children’s dance program at the Lawrence Arts Center. “The LAC has been a training ground for some of our most talented dancers,” said dance department chair Michelle Heffner Hayes. “It makes us very proud to produce their work in the setting that nurtured their talent as children.” Two other seniors’ work will

Tue, 02/12/2013 — Fifteen students, staff and faculty have been selected as University of Kansas Men of Merit, recognized for positively defining masculinity through challenging norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to the...

Mon, 02/11/2013 — A new collaborative jazz exhibit, featuring prominent jazz collections of the Midwest, including the University of Kansas Libraries’ own Jazz Archive, and highlighting the work of KU faculty, will open Friday, Feb. 15, at the Library Gallery...

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Mon, 02/11/2013 —  Henry David Thoreau obsessively recorded the flowering time of plants around Concord, Mass., in the 1850s, while Japanese naturalists took keen note of the flowering time of cherry blossom trees for centuries before that. For hundreds of years,...

Jayhawk Boulevard will be part of the area designated a new site in the Register of Historic Kansas Places.
Mon, 02/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The history of the University of Kansas’ Lawrence Campus is being recognized and preserved by the creation of a historic district. The Kansas Historical Society’s Historic Sites Board of Review on Saturday voted to create a historic district comprising the heart of the Lawrence campus. The district is now listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places and has been forwarded to the National Park Service for consideration for the National Register of Historic Places. “The beauty of our campus doesn’t come from any one building or place, but rather from the whole environment that has been created on Mount Oread. This district will help us preserve that

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Mon, 02/11/2013 — A University of Kansas professor of electrical engineering and computer science and a Dartmouth College philosophy professor will present a debate this month on the growth of technology and its implications for privacy and the outsourcing of...

Mon, 02/11/2013 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas will again partner with Ottawa University to offer courses in Ottawa for adults 50 and older.  “The Golden Age of Television” and “Explaining Thomas Jefferson” will be...

Mon, 02/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas is partnering with Brewster Place Retirement Community, Washburn University and McCrite Plaza Retirement Community to bring courses to Topeka for adults 50 and older. “The Osher Institute at KU is pleased to expand the number sites and courses we’re offering in Topeka this spring,” said Jim Peters, Osher director. “From the Custer Brothers to George Gershwin, from the lost gospels to Fred and Ginger, or from Arlington Cemetery to the women of Islam, there’s bound to be courses that pique your interest.” The spring lineup includes:


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