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Tue, 04/28/2015 — The University of Kansas has named a Mound City resident working in the Department of Molecular Biosciences as the Student Employee of the Year. Jake Rowe received an engraved plaque and a $500 award at a ceremony April 14 in the Kansas...

Tue, 04/28/2015 — The deadly earthquake in Nepal has leveled a significant number of centuries-old temples and monuments. University of Kansas anthropology researchers – Professor John Hoopes and Professor Emeritus Felix Moos — in 2000 were leaders of a...

Tue, 04/28/2015 — Researchers around the world attempt difficult questions every day in fields from cancer research to psychology to educational measurement. Getting caught up in the question of which method of statistical analysis is right for their study,...

Tue, 04/28/2015 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has announced the selection of Mar Lan Construction to carry out the museum’s major Phase I renovation project, set to begin in May. The project, which will transform more than 30,000...

Tue, 04/28/2015 — Steve Epler was the only dentist in Woodson County when he arrived in 1978 in the National Health Services Corps, a federal program that places health professionals in underserved communities. During his 36-year career he knew fellow dentists...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — To wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the University of Kansas will screen a film that takes a critical look at sexual assault on college campuses. “The Hunting Ground” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Woodruff Auditorium...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — Researchers from three programs affiliated with the University of Kansas Life Span Institute were awarded Empower Kansas grants earlier this month in Parsons by UnitedHealthcare, one of the three managed-care organizations that provide services...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — LAWRENCE – Emma Scioli, associate professor in classics, has won the 2015 Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for her upcoming publication, "Dream, Fantasy, and Visual Art in Roman Elegy," to be published by the University of Wisconsin Press. The annual award is administered by the Hall Center for the Humanities. The Friends of the Hall Center provides support for a second faculty publication. Katie Rhine, assistant professor of anthropology, received the Friends Book Publication Award for "The Unseen Things: Women, Secrecy, and HIV in Northern Nigeria," to be published by Indiana University Press.  Scioli’s study analyzes select dreams and related

Mon, 04/27/2015 — In partnership with colleagues at Wichita State University (WSU), University of Kansas researchers from the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) will work for the next seven years to...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — Representatives of the KU Nepalese Student Association are collecting donations for victims of Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Asian nation.  Today, April 27, members will be in the Traditions area of the Kansas Union,

Mon, 04/27/2015 — An earthquake registering 7.8 in magnitude rocked the Asian nation of Nepal on Saturday, with 3,800 deaths confirmed so far. Occurring 50 miles from the Nepalese capital of Katmandu, much of the area hit hardest remains inaccessible. Mike Taylor,

Mon, 04/27/2015 — Oil production in Kansas increased in 2014, boosted mainly by activity in a few south-central and northwestern counties, while natural gas production continued to decline, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — The University of Kansas Academic Accelerator Program (KUAAP) has invited three candidates to campus for the position of academic director. Interviews will take place Tuesday, April 28 as well as May 5 and May 7. J. Spencer Clark, assistant...

Fri, 04/24/2015 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music has acquired a new Yamaha Disklavier-reproducing piano that will enable elementary school students at a rural, low-income district to take part in remote music lessons through ground-breaking distance learning technology. The Disklavier piano will be placed in Horton Elementary School, which serves low-income families with 70 percent of the students under the poverty line. Horton Coordinator Will Maderos-Treastor, a School of Music graduate, will head the weekly program at the school beginning in fall 2015. Scott McBride Smith, professor of piano, will oversee the new project in which music majors will offer

Fri, 04/24/2015 — With stunning visuals of the Lawrence campus and the people who make it come alive, the university’s 2014 institutional video ad celebrates what it means to be a Jayhawk, from overcoming insurmountable obstacles to changing the shape of the...

Fri, 04/24/2015 —  Today the ideas of Aristotle, perhaps the most influential philosopher in the Western tradition, is once again serving as a stimulus in almost every area of philosophy. In ethics, in philosophy of science, in metaphysics, in philosophy of mind,

Fri, 04/24/2015 — With oars at the ready and a new design, the University of Kansas School of Engineering concrete canoe team will hit the waters of Lone Star Lake near Lawrence this week looking to repeat as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-Content...

Fri, 04/24/2015 — The 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Kansas Union.  "The symposium is KU's premier celebration of the excellent research, scholarship and creative works completed by KU...

Fri, 04/24/2015 — LAWRENCE – As the 2014-15 academic year winds down, the Dean’s Office at the University of Kansas School of Education will say thank you and goodbye to two long-standing associate deans. Sally Roberts, associate dean for teacher education and undergraduate programs, and James Lichtenberg, associate dean for research and graduate programs, will both retire at the end of May. The two have provided a combined 72 years of service. Roberts began working at KU on a federal grant in 1983 and has served as associate dean for the school since 2006. Before her time at KU, she taught for 11 years at the Kansas State School for the Deaf in Olathe, then served as project

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Fri, 04/24/2015 — Two University of Kansas researchers have created a digital edition of a previously unpublished anti-slavery play attributed to the 19th century playwright and actress Kate Edwards Swayze. It is believed to be the first time Swayze's play, the...


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