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Wed, 05/29/2013 — Twenty-five college and university teachers nationwide have been selected to attend a federally funded three-week institute at the University of Kansas focused on African-American poetry. The institute, “Don’t Deny My Voice: Reading and...

Wed, 05/29/2013 — A senior’s essay on the disconnect between our way of eating and our way of life was chosen as the winner of the Philip W. Whitcomb Memorial Essay Prize at the University of Kansas. Rebecca Mandelbaum of Wichita wrote the winning piece,...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — Winning teams have been announced for the fourth annual Golf Classic, which raised more than $18,000 for the Kansas Audio-Reader Network. University of Kansas associate athletic director John Hadl chaired the event, which was May 20...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the speakers for its 2013-2014 Humanities Lecture Series. The series will include Arsalan Iftikhar, Jill Lepore, Junot Díaz, Anne Hedeman, Peter Brown and Jeffrey Toobin. The lectures are free,...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — The University of Kansas has announced approved sabbaticals for the 2013-2014 academic year. The list is as follows: ...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — A best-selling author on the faculty of the Department of English at the University of Kansas has received an award to support research for her next novel. Laura Moriarty, assistant professor, was selected to receive the Craig Anthony (Tony)...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — Wojciech Lesnikowski, University of Kansas professor in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, received the Krakow Laurel Award from the mayor of Krakow, Poland, earlier this month. Representatives of the city’s science, art and...

Fri, 05/24/2013 — Henry Fortunato, director of public affairs at the Kansas City Public Library and director emeritus of the KU History Project, will be the Simons Public Humanities Fellow for 2013-2014 at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences selected 12 recipients for its annual undergraduate student awards in recognition of academic achievement. Awards and scholarships are made possible by gifts to KU Endowment from alumni and friends. The...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — Chances are, you know or have seen someone affected by Tourette syndrome (TS), a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics like blinking, head-jerking or uncontrolled vocalizations. Depending on the severity of the tics, they can...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — The public is invited to the annual summer tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2. The medicinal garden was developed as part of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program by the...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — The University of Kansas Natural History Museum will encourage children and families to get into gardening at Science Saturday: Wild Gardens, which will be 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 25. The free drop-in event led by KU botanists will feature...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — Citizen bricoleurs: They’re the unsung heroes who spearhead efforts such as the Occupy protests and the food reform movement. Their work can reshape culture — drawing attention to problems that have otherwise been ignored or overlooked. Yet...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Law honored more than 170 graduates at a hooding ceremony Saturday, May 18. During the ceremony, eight students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — LAWRENCE – More than 700 scholars from all over the world interested in the intersections of environmental studies and the humanities will come to the University of Kansas from Tuesday, May 28, through Saturday, June 1, for the 10th biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. The conference is one of the largest ever held at the university. The conference theme, "Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits," will explore how global demands for energy, labor and resources have led to wide-ranging changes and challenges worldwide. The current conversations in environmental humanities demonstrate the renewed relevance of

Tue, 05/21/2013 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas research center has been recognized among the world’s elite drug discovery contributors by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. The KU Center for Chemical Methodologies and Library Development (CMLD) has received Eli Lilly’s inaugural 2012 Outstanding Contributors and Collaborators Award, which recognizes a select group of research organizations for outstanding partnerships in drug discovery. The award is sponsored by Eli Lilly’s Open Innovation Drug Discovery (OIDD) program, which seeks to encourage “open innovation” – i.e., the removal of barriers and the sharing of research among organizations in a way that benefits

Tue, 05/21/2013 — Illinois has joined 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 disabilities know and can...

Tue, 05/21/2013 — Tyler Beck, an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps graduate, has received the inaugural Chancellor John Fraser Distinguished Military Graduate Award in recognition of outstanding achievement as an ROTC cadet. The award, given by the KU Veterans...

Tue, 05/21/2013 — The KU Work Group for Community Health and Development has been honored by two national organizations. The Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps awarded the Community Tool Box with the Medical Corps Reserve Partnership...

Tue, 05/21/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement regarding the death of student Brian Boyd: “On behalf of the University of Kansas community, I offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brian Boyd. Our thoughts are with them in this time of grief.” Boyd, 21, died Friday, May 17, in a car accident south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59. Boyd was a junior majoring in music. His parents are Chris and Nina Boyd, Leawood.  


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