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Thu, 02/06/2014 — University of Kansas Film and Media Studies Professor Kevin Willmott’s latest film, “Jayhawkers,” examines the intersection of three legendary KU figures – Wilt Chamberlain, Phog Allen and Chancellor Frank Murphy.   Just a year after...

Thu, 02/06/2014 — Eighteen undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students were honored for their scientific research presentations at the 12th annual Kansas IDeA (Institutional Development Awards) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) symposium...

Thu, 02/06/2014 — In recent months Ukraine has witnessed some of the largest political demonstrations in recent history. The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has planned a panel discussion to discuss those...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — Bloggers and mainstream media have proposed countless theories on the uncertain future millennials will inherit from the baby boomer generation. But according to Bill Frezza, a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, millennial success...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — To introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of the long civil rights struggle in America, the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas will offer a series of film screenings, lectures and...

Mon, 02/03/2014 —  Three new University of Kansas research projects are the latest recipients of internal Strategic Initiative Grants, designed to achieve goals laid out in KU’s Bold Aspirations strategic plan. The three Level I projects address significant...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — The 2014 William Allen White Foundation National Citation will go to one of the most accomplished editors in American journalism. Paul Steiger will receive the citation at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will host the inaugural historical conference between KU and Kansas State University history graduate student organizations. The conference, called Intersections, will take place April 25-26 on the KU Lawrence campus. Conference organizers invite paper proposals with a historical aspect from scholars in any field or discipline. To be considered for graduate or undergraduate paper awards, full-length, revised conference papers must be received by Saturday, March 15. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the Intersections website. “We seek to establish a recurring, interdisciplinary conference, which showcases the

Fri, 01/31/2014 —  An innovative University of Kansas project led by the Undergraduate Advising Center has been recognized with a 2013-2014 NASPA Excellence Awards Bronze Certificate. Working closely with partners including the Office of Institutional Research...

Fri, 01/31/2014 — A team of researchers from the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas has received a grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to develop technology that better maps and tracks the conditions within...

Fri, 01/31/2014 —  The University of Kansas Libraries has announced inaugural speakers for the newly created Libraries Lecture Series. The series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on an expansive range of topics across...

Fri, 01/31/2014 — Eight students from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas have been awarded competitive reporting and editing internships at prestigious national news outlets for summer 2014. At the...

Thu, 01/30/2014 — Dr. Min Kao, of Garmin International Inc., has made a $1 million gift through the Kao Family Foundation to support programs and scholarships at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Half of the gift will create the Min H. Kao...

Thu, 01/30/2014 — The KU Catalyst, a new student-business accelerator, will provide the work space, mentoring and access to capital students need to build their business ideas into successful startup operations. “Before KU Catalyst, KU provided an excellent...

Thu, 01/30/2014 — Race, Wealth and the New Demographics of Poverty, the third installment of an ongoing series at the University of Kansas, will examine connections among poverty, assets and the American dream. The event will take place from noon to 1:45 p.m....

Wed, 01/29/2014 — Pancreatic cancer rates in the U.S. have been rising over the past decade, and the disease takes a very heavy toll. The American Cancer Society estimates that in the last year alone about 45,220 people were diagnosed with pancreatic cancer,...

Tue, 01/28/2014 — This spring, 50 KU students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) program, coordinated by the Center for Undergraduate Research. Recipients will receive $1,000 to fund their projects, which encompass...

Tue, 01/28/2014 — LAWRENCE – Kansas City metro residents on the Missouri side of the border will pay the same rate as Kansans to attend law school at the University of Kansas with the new KU Vantage Scholarship. Vantage gives students who have established residency in one of 11 Missouri counties the chance to pursue a KU law degree at an in-state tuition rate. Students entering the KU law school in the summer or fall of 2014 from the following 11 counties are eligible: Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Clinton, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray. “We already know that Kansas City’s prospective law students consider the University of Kansas for its great reputation,

Tue, 01/28/2014 — Twenty University of Kansas sophomores have been selected for the 33rd class of the University Scholars Program. Administrated by the University Honors Program, this competitive opportunity is for students selected on the basis of academic...

Mon, 01/27/2014 —  Two humanities faculty members and two graduate students were awarded travel grants by the Hall Center for the Humanities to aid in their research. The Hall Center provides financial support to researchers who require domestic or international...


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Matt Menzenski, a graduate student in Slavic languages & literatures, took this photo during President Obama’s speech at KU Thursday. Menzenski says he was struck by how relaxed the president was in his delivery. He missed a chance to hear former President Bill Clinton speak in his hometown in 2004, but finally got to see a sitting president this week at KU. “The opportunity to hear the president speak is just one of many great opportunities I've had at KU. So many interesting talks and events happen here all the time. I try to attend at least one a week-- it's never hard to find something interesting to go to.” Tags: University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures KU Dept of Slavic Languages - Friends & Alumni Barack Obama The White House #exploreKU #POTUSatKU

Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.


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