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Mon, 07/15/2013 — A new device created by two recent graduates from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is leading to increased satisfaction and productivity for a group of workers at a Lawrence nonprofit organization that provides job opportunities...

Mon, 07/15/2013 — Tyrannosaurus rex has long been popular with kids and moviemakers as the most notorious, vicious killing machine to roam the planet during the age of the dinosaurs. So, it may come as a shock that for more than a century some paleontologists...

Fri, 07/12/2013 — Honoring her late husband’s wishes, University of Kansas alumna Barbara Werbe Meek, of Baton Rouge, La., has made a $1 million gift commitment to provide unrestricted support for KU. The gift will create the endowed Richard M. and Barbara...

Fri, 07/12/2013 — The Robert J. Dole Institute at the University of Kansas will host a celebration in honor of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s 90th birthday. The public can stop by between noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, for cake, signing a birthday card and...

Thu, 07/11/2013 — A University of Kansas institute focused on black poetry is hosting public events that will examine the relationship between poetry and culture, both locally and broadly. The events are part of the three-week institute “Don’t Deny My Voice:...

Thu, 07/11/2013 — The University of Kansas has named Ann Cudd, the associate dean for humanities in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, as new vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies. “In an...

Thu, 07/11/2013 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter has renewed support for an author’s fund to encourage open access scholarship at KU’s Lawrence campus and the KU Medical Center. The “One University” Open Access...

Wed, 07/10/2013 — Approximately 4,450 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2013 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of allied health and nursing in Kansas City, Kan.,...

Wed, 07/10/2013 — A solid design and strong performance across the board earned the University of Kansas School of Engineering Formula car team a top five finish at a recent international student design competition. The Jayhawk Motorsports team claimed fourth...

Tue, 07/09/2013 — Alaska becomes the 16th state to join the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, a multistate initiative developing a computer-based assessment designed to more validly measure what students with significant cognitive...

Mon, 07/08/2013 — The University of Kansas generated a record $275.2 million in externally sponsored research expenditures in 2011-12, demonstrating how KU’s strength as a research university is an asset for the state. KU conducts more research than all other...

Mon, 07/08/2013 — For the second consecutive year, the University of Kansas has received a prestigious national Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). KU was one of only four universities in the nation...

Mon, 07/08/2013 — Three faculty members at the University of Kansas Medical Center have been selected to receive the 2013 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding classroom teaching. Winners are selected by a committee of faculty...

Wed, 07/03/2013 — The University Theatre will open its 2013-2014 season this month with the staging of the seminal Broadway musical and Tony Award winner “Kiss Me, Kate.” Performances will be 7:30 p.m. July 12-13 and July 18-20 as well as 2:30 p.m. July 14...

Tue, 07/02/2013 — John Colombo, director of the Life Span Institute and professor of psychology, was voted to join the external advisory committee of the High Risk Baby Siblings Research Consortium by the BSRC committee of principal investigators as a leader in...

Tue, 07/02/2013 — A three-year, $90,000 NASA fellowship will allow a University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate student to design tools that will help more precisely predict future sea level rise based on the impact of climate change on the polar ice...

Tue, 07/02/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas School of Engineering have partnered with the cities of Lawrence and Overland Park to increase safety at four busy intersections by reducing red light violations and simplifying law enforcement efforts to...

Fri, 06/28/2013 — WHAT: A national nonprofit dedicated to helping young adults impacted by cancer will award a scholarship to an incoming University of Kansas freshman today at 4 p.m. in front of the Kansas Union. Adam Reeves, 18, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., will be presented with a scholarship check for $2,500 from 4K for Cancer, an organization whose members do cross-country bicycle rides to create awareness for young adults impacted by cancer and raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund. Reeves will receive his check from a 26-member bike team that’s traveling from Baltimore to San Francisco – a 4,000-mile trip that will take 70 days to complete. The team is scheduled to leave Kansas

Thu, 06/27/2013 — A group of 19 women from six countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia are spending four weeks at the University of Kansas for a leadership program funded by the U.S. State Department. This is the fourth consecutive year that KU has...

Thu, 06/27/2013 — Don Haider-Markel, a professor of political science at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss Wednesday’s Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage.  HAIDER-MARKEL CAN DISCUSS: Any topics related to the federal Defense of Marriage...


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Poet offers insights to Jayhawk experience through wordplay "Welcome to KU. Where questions rest, in stacks of answers from the past. …" Listen to Topher Enneking, a spoken word poet and former KU football player, as he weaves the experience of KU and its traditions through this storytelling and wordplay performance. Learn more about KU traditions at http://www.ku.edu/about/traditions/. Welcome to KU. Where questions rest in stacks of answers from the past. Where dreams crawl out of bed And learn to walk Uphill both ways. Where freshmen stand on stilts And hang from the rafters, While the wheat waves In a fieldhouse Where the Phog rolls in Helping us to see Through the past into the future. Haunting hosts giving handouts in a heritage Too heavy to grasp til you add to it. So it may be born anew, Allowing our boots to stand in the ash of oppression’s hate But shine bright as the sun While war cries of warriors past Ring in our ears long after their battles are won. Memorials telling time, “you don’t have to stand still.” Because the top of the world Is just up that Hill. Where our natural history is an awe-struck echo Of world’s fair and equal Past, present and future, prelude and sequel. Where our flags fly above planes. Where we build in chalks that can’t be erased. Stone edifices made to last So you would walk Past their doors, down their halls And let your voice fill their room. Because only in empty silence can destruction loom. So stand tall. Wrap your arms around this crowd Sing our alma mater and sing it out loud. Let your voice sing in chorus and reach other nations Beckoning new Jayhawks to spark new collaborations Because you are the mortar that will hold these walls upright. Your future Your dreams are why Jayhawks did fight For the tradition before you Was merely prelude For what will come next now that you’re at KU.


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