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Wed, 05/14/2014 — The University of Kansas Army ROTC will commission its first female Field Artillery officer this spring following Pentagon orders in 2013 to open combat-arms branches to women across all military services. Madeline Wilcox, of Leavenworth, will...

Wed, 05/14/2014 — Two doctoral graduates will be presented with the 2014 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Lied Center. Randall Logan is...

Wed, 05/14/2014 — The Broadway composer who turned the story of the “Wizard of Oz” on its head in the megahit musical “Wicked” is the focus of a new book from a University of Kansas professor. Drawing on rich source material and interviews to examine a...

Wed, 05/14/2014 — Student research related to biological and behavioral sciences was presented last month at the 14th annual University of Kansas- Haskell Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium is sponsored by KU’s Office for Diversity in Science...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — Eva Horn, professor in the Department of Special Education and investigator for the Lifespan Institute for Developmental Disabilities, and Victor Frost, Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — The University of Kansas recognized its Employees of the Year and presented the 2013-2014 Team Award on May 7 in the Kansas Union. Chancellor Bernadette Gray Little and Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor and Roy A. Roberts...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Business will begin offering a Working Professional Master of Accounting program at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park this fall. The program is designed for professionals with accounting undergraduate...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — With the emergence in the past three decades of fields such as behavioral genetics, scientists and economists have examined ways to transfer ideas about how organisms succeed biologically or reproductively – known as fitness – to achieve...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — Even though it’s been several years since University of Kansas seniors have set foot in high school teachers’ classrooms, the influence of many of those educators is not forgotten. As their former students celebrate the milestone of...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — Several University of Kansas faculty members are available to speak with media about the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that effectively ended school segregation in the United States. The faculty...

Mon, 05/12/2014 — Crime at the University of Kansas declined in 2013 by 18 percent, KU’s Public Safety Office advised today with the release of its annual crime statistics. Public Safety handled 670 criminal offenses during 2013 compared with 818 in 2012. 

Mon, 05/12/2014 — A leading scientist from one of the world’s largest and most famous groups in tissue engineering will offer insight on the use of green and environmentally friendly technologies for biomaterials processing during a lecture today at the...

Mon, 05/12/2014 — The University of Kansas’ Office of Graduate Military Programs has announced three students have received the University’s Wounded Warrior Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Additionally, KU is honored to announce the Bill and...

Mon, 05/12/2014 — A stroke in 2002 left Henry Evans a quadriplegic and unable to speak, but his mind was untouched. His nephew, Henry Clever, a senior in the University of Kansas School of Engineering in mechanical engineering, developed a groundbreaking device...

Mon, 05/12/2014 — LAWRENCE – Jonathan Earle, director of the University Honors Program, has been named dean of the Honors College at Louisiana State University. The appointment is effective Aug. 15. Earle, also an associate professor in the Department of History, has served in various capacities across the university. He has been active in the University Honors Program for more than 15 years, including as a faculty fellow. From 2003 to 2010, he also served as associate director for programming at the Dole Institute of Politics. Earle has been a faculty member at KU since 1997. “Jonathan Earle will be missed by countless students and colleagues. He has been an active researcher and

Fri, 05/09/2014 — A University of Kansas anthropology researcher has helped community members in western Kenya develop the first dictionary of their local Ekegusii language. It's a Bantu language that has had trouble surviving with Kiswahili and English as...

Fri, 05/09/2014 — The KU Natural History Museum will welcome a new bee colony to its bee tree and observation hive on the sixth floor of Dyche Hall on Friday, May 9. Bees enter and exit the hive through a clear tube connected to an eastern-facing window. The...

Fri, 05/09/2014 — Four graduating seniors will walk down the hill with an extra spring in their step this year, knowing that they have dedicated the last four years to leaving the University of Kansas campus a better place for future Jayhawks. Addison...

Fri, 05/09/2014 — As the case of disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling so vividly illustrated, once evidence falls into the clutches of social media, the resulting downfall can be nearly instantaneous. A University of Kansas professor has examined...

Fri, 05/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – One of the richest collections of World War I era art in the country can now be found at the University of Kansas’ Spencer Art Museum through Professor Eric G. Carlson’s gift of more than 3,000 pieces. Preceding the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the contribution includes work that largely spans from 1914 to 1918 and focuses on graphic arts produced in France. A longtime friend of the museum, Carlson studied at Yale University, taught art history at Harvard University, Swarthmore College and most extensively at SUNY Purchase, and is a longstanding member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association. “This gift puts us in a very


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Throwback Thursday at KU: 1970 was just one of the five years KU's debate team won the National Debate Tournament. They've also been in the final four 14 times, and qualified for the tournament for 48 consecutive years. From left to right: David Jeans, Robert McCulloh, Dr. Donn Parson (the Head Jayhawk), Jackson Harrell (assistant coach) Jeans and McCulloh won the National Debate Tournament in 1970. Kansas Debate KU History

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