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Tue, 09/03/2013 —  The Department of English at the University of Kansas hopes to put Lawrence on the map for more minority graduate students during a weekend preview event. The department will host its first Jayhawk English Sneak Peek Weekend to introduce...

Tue, 09/03/2013 — Although his rule ended more than 20 centuries ago, Julius Caesar remains one of the most well-known political figures in Western civilization. He has been the subject of plays, novels and films — and now an upcoming colloquium at the...

Tue, 09/03/2013 —  Since 2007, the Thomas D. Galloway Lecture Series has brought internationally acclaimed experts in architecture, design and planning to the University of Kansas. This fall’s Galloway Lecture presentation will feature Dan Wood and Amale Andraos,

Tue, 09/03/2013 — Birds are subjects of great interest to many people. They are often easy-to-spot, charismatic and beautiful. Because of this interest, birds tend to be well-studied, and most years see only a handful of new bird species discovered and described...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas played a significant role in providing data that reveal the existence of a massive canyon buried under miles of ice in Greenland. The discovery appears in Friday’s edition of the journal Science. The...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — Twenty-one University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) to support their research projects this fall. “Students who receive the Undergraduate Research Award represent some of the best student scholarship on...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — The 2013-14 University of Kansas Women of Distinction calendar will honor 24 female students, staff and faculty and alumnae for outstanding achievements. A reception for the 2013-14 honorees will be 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Big...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — University of Kansas Design Professor Lance Rake’s interests — first in bicycles, then in bamboo — have taken him all over the world. But his quest was not just to create a better bike, but also to create jobs for the people in a small...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to encourage its researchers to become entrepreneurs, which could include starting a new business. With this in mind, KU will host a presentation titled “Top Ten Issues Faced by Every Early Stage Company” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Nichols Hall. The presentation will introduce KU researchers from all academic areas to the basics of starting a company. Topics will include the formation and funding of early stage companies, managing and licensing intellectual property, and the Security and Exchange Commission’s position on public solicitation, crowd-funding and impact investing. The event is

Fri, 08/30/2013 —  Paul Atchley, professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, is among the nation’s foremost experts on distracted driving and mobile phones. He is available to serve as an expert for journalists reporting on the recent court decision in...

Thu, 08/29/2013 —  Since 2008, the University of Kansas Center for Technology Commercialization (KUCTC) has been guided by a mission to bring KU innovation to the marketplace for the benefit of society and the university. Now, that office will continue its...

Thu, 08/29/2013 — Five decades after a pivotal year in American history that included Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech, a biography of King’s mentor has won a major book award. The biography authored by a faculty member at the...

Wed, 08/28/2013 — The first research sharing session of the 2013-14 will be 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at The Commons. The series, called Red Hot Research, is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines in response to the call set forth by Bold...

Wed, 08/28/2013 — LAWRENCE – Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will visit the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas at 11:45 a.m. today as part of a national effort to support entrepreneurship and innovation. Jenkins will visit the BTBC Main Facility, 2029 Becker Drive on KU’s west campus, to meet with officials from BTBC tenant Argenta, a global animal health leader. Argenta is one of 10 companies located in the 20,000-square-foot incubator. Jenkins’ visit is part of a national effort called Startup Day Across America, slated for Thursday, Aug. 29. Organized by Congress, Startup Day Across America is designed to highlight the importance of

Wed, 08/28/2013 — The University of Kansas has bestowed Employee of the Month honors for July 2013. Winners are as follows: University Support Staff Employee of the Month Who: Sandra Lollis Start date: April 2011 Current title: Administrative associate senior,

Wed, 08/28/2013 —  As the peak of hurricane season menaces the Northern Hemisphere, a researcher at the University of Kansas is promoting fresh approaches to safeguarding American coastlines from storm surges, tsunamis and mounting sea-levels. So-Min Cheong,...

Tue, 08/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – From bumblebees to blister beetles, the world-class University of Kansas entomology collection numbers 5 million insects pinned in drawers, each one with a tiny printed or handwritten label.   This week the staff and students of the Biodiversity Institute’s Entomology Division celebrated the capture of the data associated with 1 million of those insects. The information has been entered into a web-accessible and searchable database called Specify.  The data will help scientists study insect evolution and ecology, the transmission of insect-borne diseases, insects as essential plant and crop pollinators, and the impact of climate change on these essential

Tue, 08/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – If not for Herman Melville, most of us probably would have no idea what a scrivener is. And if not for the advance of technology, Bartleby and his colleagues might still have similar jobs today. Michael Hoeflich, John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published an article exploring the history of the scrivener in the American legal office and how advancing technology not only eliminated the profession but changed the way law is practiced. Hoeflich authored “From Scriveners to Typewriters: Document Production in the Nineteenth Century Law Office,” for The Green Bag, “An Entertaining Journal of

Mon, 08/26/2013 —  Eight law students at the University of Kansas have been selected as Dean’s Fellows for 2013-14. The second- and third-year students will serve as mentors for first-year students, providing them with a peer’s insight into the first-year...

Mon, 08/26/2013 — The city of Lawrence invites University of Kansas football fans to park in downtown Lawrence for free and catch a ride to and from Memorial Stadium this football season. Downtown to Memorial Stadium service will be available for all seven...


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