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Tue, 09/08/2015 — LAWRENCE – Three University of Kansas graduates have been selected for the highest recognition the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences bestows upon its alumni. These recipients represent a broad range of industries, leaving their mark in the fields of law and social justice, philanthropy and military service, and technology and entrepreneurship. The College’s 2015-’16 Distinguished Alumni honorees are civic leader and retired Judge Anne Levinson, Folds of Honor founder Major Dan Rooney and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Brad Garlinghouse. Judge Anne Levinson is known for her work on women’s equity in athletics at KU as well as her career as a public official, judge

Tue, 09/08/2015 —  As the refugee crisis in Europe worsens, there have been calls for governments across the region to take in more refugees, while other nations have taken steps to prevent more people from crossing their borders. The situation has been called...

Tue, 09/08/2015 — If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system with quality equipment for a good price, then stop by Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only. The 13th annual event will take place from 6 p.m.

Fri, 09/04/2015 —  A federal judge sent Kim Davis, the Rowan County, Kentucky, county clerk to jail Sept. 4 for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis later rejected a proposal that would potentially have allowed her to avoid jail time by...

Fri, 09/04/2015 — James Carothers has been teaching people about “A Farewell to Arms” and its central character, a young American ambulance driver in World War I, since he first came to the University of Kansas in 1970. In the first event celebrating the...

Fri, 09/04/2015 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio reporters, producers, commentators and staffers were honored when the Kansas Association of Broadcasters announced their 2015 awards this month. The awards will be handed out at the KAB’s annual convention Oct. 18-20 in Lawrence. “I’m glad the work of our staff has been recognized by the judges. We have a small team of reporters, editors and producers who put out great radio stories every day,” said J. Schafer, KPR news director. “Over the next year we’ll be working diligently to reclaim the ultimate prize: Station of the Year.” The category, award, program and KPR staffers: Spot News First Place: "Bob Dole Returns to Kansas

Fri, 09/04/2015 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of a second-year School of Law student, James Gorman. He died Sept. 2 at his home in Lawrence. Gorman was 23. “I am saddened to learn of the passing of one of our talented and promising...

Fri, 09/04/2015 — The 2015 recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to the University of Kansas are Carolyn “Kay” Cromb Brada of Lawrence and Ray D. Evans of Leawood. The KU Alumni Association will honor them Friday, Sept. 11,...

Fri, 09/04/2015 — Not long ago the prevailing attitude was that students with disabilities could not be taught to read. In the last 10 years compelling research has demonstrated that there are specific approaches to literacy development and reading that benefit...

Thu, 09/03/2015 — Professor JoAnne Stubbe, Novartis Professor of Chemistry and professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present “Radicals: Your Life in Their Hands” for the Seventh Biennial Richard L. Schowen Lecture in...

Thu, 09/03/2015 — University of Kansas Professor Charles Epp has received the Lasting Contribution Award at the American Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The Lasting Contribution Award is given annually by the Law and Courts...

Thu, 09/03/2015 —  Researchers at the University of Kansas working with an international team at the Large Hadron Collider have produced quark-gluon plasma — a state of matter thought to have existed right at the birth of the universe — with fewer particles...

Thu, 09/03/2015 — In a downtown storefront in Kansas City, Kansas, University of Kansas students mingle with local residents. Their goal: to help community members achieve greater access to healthy food and exercise. Connecting the Dottes: Finding and Building...

Wed, 09/02/2015 — LAWRENCE – Men might want to ditch the pickup lines and polish their punchlines in their quest to attract women, new research at the University of Kansas suggests. Jeffrey Hall, associate professor of communication studies, found that when two strangers meet, the more times a man tries to be funny and the more a woman laughs at those attempts, the more likely it is for the woman to be interested in dating. However, an even better indicator of romantic connection is if the two are spotted laughing together. Those findings were among the discoveries Hall made in his search for a link between humor and intelligence. For the past decade, research has debated whether

Wed, 09/02/2015 — Luis Casian, professor and chair of the Department of Math at The Ohio State University, will make a public presentation Friday, Sept. 4, as a candidate for dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas. Casian is...

Wed, 09/02/2015 — Professor Brian Blagg, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, received the Lester and Betty Mitscher Professorship, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy announced this week. The Lester and Betty Mitscher Professorship, named for the late...

Wed, 09/02/2015 — New social workers will work increasingly with people from diverse immigrant groups who are often marginalized. The University of Kansas is working to increase study abroad experiences in a field that is growing its emphasis on international or...

Tue, 09/01/2015 — LAWRENCE – Black students in schools with more black teachers have more positive attitudes and higher perceptions of fairness in school discipline, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher. The study also found white students who attend schools with a higher number of minority teachers are more likely to believe discipline from school officials is fair as well. "Increasing the proportion of minority teachers in a school enhances all students' perceptions of school discipline fairness," said Don Haider-Markel, professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and a co-author of the study. "Our findings provide empirical

Tue, 09/01/2015 — The School of Architecture, Design & Planning and KU Professional & Continuing Education are sponsoring the BIM Pulse 2015: Big Data Symposium. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the BEST Conference...

Tue, 09/01/2015 — Distinguished Professor David Volkin of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry has earned the inaugural Ronald T. Borchardt Professorship, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has announced this week. The professorship, created by...


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