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Tue, 10/27/2015 — Experts in assessment and education from across the United States and Canada will convene next week in Lawrence for the fourth-annual Conference on Test Security. Hosted by the Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation (CETE) at the...

Tue, 10/27/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor has been recognized with one of the top honors in the field of applied mathematics. Mathew Johnson, assistant professor of mathematics, has been awarded the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Activity Group on Analysis of Partial Differential Equations Prize for 2015. The prize is awarded every two years to the authors of a paper that contains significant research contributions to the field of analysis of partial differential equations. The award is listed as “prestigious” by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The organization describes itself as the “nation’s pre-eminent

Tue, 10/27/2015 — Students from 11 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Nov. 9, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 253 seniors from high schools in Johnson County will be recognized for their academic...

Tue, 10/27/2015 — Tara Welch, professor and chair of the Department of Classics, has been awarded this year’s H.O.P.E. Award by the University of Kansas Board of Class Officers. Established by the Class of 1959, the H.O.P.E. Award (Honor for an Outstanding...

Tue, 10/27/2015 — LAWRENCE – More than 2,000 people helped Kansas Public Radio raise $226,000 during their fall membership drive. However, KPR fell short of its $250,000 goal. After eight days of on-air fund raising, KPR ended its fall membership drive with $226,207 in pledges. At 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, KPR wrapped up Fall Fanfare 2015 with pledges from 2,001 listener-members.  The membership drive began Oct.13 with more than $89,000 raised through a direct-mail campaign. Eight fundraising days later, more than $137,000 was raised on-air by pledges from new and renewing members.  “We faced many obstacles in this drive,” said Feloniz Lovato-Winston, KPR development director. “There

Tue, 10/27/2015 —  Middle school can be an unpleasant time for any student, but for those who deal with bullying, the results can be tragic. A University of Kansas professor has led a study that used drama therapy to teach students how to recognize and react to...

Tue, 10/27/2015 — One of scariest movies of all time, “Psycho” is Alfred Hitchcock's work at his finest. But a University of Kansas scholar thinks deleting a scene would make the movie even darker. As part of an argument for why fan editors should have the...

Mon, 10/26/2015 — Students from eight Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 4, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 63 seniors from high schools in Labette and Montgomery counties will be recognized for...

Mon, 10/26/2015 — A new DNA analysis of an infant and a pre-term fetus buried together in central Alaska 11,500 years ago provides a clearer picture of the genetic diversity present in the ancestors of Native Americans. The study published today, Oct. 26, in...

Mon, 10/26/2015 — KU Professional & Continuing Education has introduced a new professional education program to increase organizational management training options for working professionals in science-related fields. The KU Science Managers Certification...

Mon, 10/26/2015 —  It’s hard to exaggerate the importance of rivers to sustaining life for animals and people. Rivers provide drinking water, food, crop irrigation, recreation and even regulation of air temperatures. But until recently, much scientific inquiry...

Mon, 10/26/2015 — This Halloween, faculty, staff and students who frequent West Campus Road are in for a treat as Replant Mount Oread holds its second annual Trick or Trees planting event.  During this fall’s Replant project, the Campus Tree Advisory Board,...

Mon, 10/26/2015 — The third of four candidates for the dean of KU Libraries position at the University of Kansas will make a public presentation during an upcoming campus visit. Kevin L. Smith, director of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University,

Mon, 10/26/2015 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 4, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 69 seniors from high schools in Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton and Stevens...

Mon, 10/26/2015 — Each year, the Department of Special Education and the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas recognize the work of educators in the state of Kansas with the Whelan Kansas Leadership for Learning Award.  The 2015 Award has...

Mon, 10/26/2015 — Alcides Velasquez, Langston Hughes visiting professor at the University of Kansas, will present “Follow Us: Understanding Social Media Individual and Collective Political Participation and Activism” at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, in The...

Mon, 10/26/2015 — LAWRENCE – Neighbored by warring countries and flooded with refugees, Turkey will hold general elections Sunday, Nov. 1, for the second time in five months. A scholar at the University of Kansas is available to speak about what’s at stake in the snap elections and can discuss possible outcomes. Michael Wuthrich, assistant director for the Center for Global and International Studies, is an expert on the history of Turkish elections and author of “National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System,” which was published by Syracuse University Press this summer. In his book, Wuthrich reviews 65 years of Turkish elections and details four patterns he

Fri, 10/23/2015 —  Multinational organizations like the European Union are unique in many ways, but examining such bodies through a lens commonly used to study domestic governmental systems can shed light on why such groupings work and the directions they may be...

Fri, 10/23/2015 — The Council for Opportunity in Education this fall honored Ngondi Kamatuka, director of the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) in KU’s Achievement & Assessment Institute, with the Walter O. Mason Award. Kamatuka was one of...

Fri, 10/23/2015 — LAWRENCE – Rain Pryor, daughter of the late famed comedian Richard Pryor, will visit the University of Kansas to screen a documentary about seeking her identity in the shadow of celebrity, as well as a black Jewish woman. She is the subject of “That Daughter’s Crazy,” which will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Pryor will be in attendance to discuss the film and her life and career. In addition to the screening, she and film producer Daryl Sledge will be the guests at a Lunch and Learn conversation at noon Oct. 27 at Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center, 1299 Oread Ave. Both events are free and open to the public.


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