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Thu, 10/17/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Business new building groundbreaking ceremony, originally planned for the tennis courts on Naismith Drive, has been moved indoors to the Lied Center because of potential inclement weather. The event will...

Thu, 10/17/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will present its Distinguished Service Award to Max Heidrick, of Beloit, on Friday, Oct. 18, at the School of Pharmacy building. Heidrick, a 1971 graduate of the School of Pharmacy, owns S&S Drug...

Wed, 10/16/2013 — Mexican human rights activist Francisco Cerezo will visit the University of Kansas to discuss the role of U.S. drug policy in the increased violence, militarization and political repression currently being experienced in Mexico. His lecture,...

Wed, 10/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – A leadership institute at the University of Kansas has expanded so female students from the state of Kansas can work alongside women from around the world on projects to make changes in their communities. The Women’s Leadership Institute will for the first time invite students from around the state to participate in its four-week residency at the KU campus with students from countries in areas including the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa. Undergraduate women at Kansas universities and colleges are invited to apply, with preference to applicants from small or rural communities. The institute directors, who come from small communities, view the

Wed, 10/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – An acclaimed opera singer and a Nobel Prize-winning economist will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas at its 2014 Commencement. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little recommended to the Kansas Board of Regents that mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and economist Vernon Smith be awarded honorary doctorates. The board approved that recommendation during its meeting today. The degrees will be presented May 18, 2014, in Memorial Stadium. “Both of our honorees have contributed to our society, whether by taking us on emotional journeys through song or by advancing our understanding of economic decision making. They are role models for our students,

Tue, 10/15/2013 — Jill Lepore, author of the National Book Award long-listed "Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Her lecture, "Unseen — The History of...

Tue, 10/15/2013 —  The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas will host an internship fair to give students the opportunity to explore the film and media industry. The internship fair will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct....

Tue, 10/15/2013 — Sports and coaching depend on motivation. One might not think of psychology as relevant to youth sports, but a University of Kansas doctoral student and professor have authored a study detailing how sports psychology professionals can help youth...

Tue, 10/15/2013 — The University of Kansas will join more than 900 institutions from over 90 countries around the world in celebrating shared information and scholarly research as part of the annual Open Access Week from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25. KU Libraries’ Office...

Tue, 10/15/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is teaming up with the United Way of the Plains to provide 1,000 flu vaccines Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Guadalupe Clinic and the Lord’s Diner in Wichita. The United Way of the Plains provided...

Tue, 10/15/2013 — Lisa Kurek, a nationally recognized trainer in grant writing and commercialization for entrepreneurs, will present a free workshop at the University of Kansas, "Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants: How to be Successful at the...

Mon, 10/14/2013 —  The weather is cooling down, and the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas has just the event to warm up the community. The department will host the 2013 Fire Spectacular with the Lawrence Arts Center to celebrate fire’s role...

Mon, 10/14/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Business is celebrating the start of construction of its new $65 million building with a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will speak at the event, along with KU...

Mon, 10/14/2013 — Research conducted by three teams of University of Kansas aerospace engineering students gets a spot on the national stage alongside some of the international leaders in the field. Two teams of aerospace engineering students will travel to...

Mon, 10/14/2013 — Most of us get a little angry, and perhaps even aggressive, now and then. And in most cases, that’s perfectly OK. But for individuals with pathological impulsive aggression, getting angry can be an altogether different — and dangerous —...

Fri, 10/11/2013 —  What makes the difference between being a have and a have-not in America? A millionaire might attribute his fortune to hard work and initiative. He might also say the poverty-stricken simply don’t put the same effort into becoming successful.

Fri, 10/11/2013 — Thirteen University of Kansas and 17 Haskell Indian Nations University students attended the 2013 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference earlier this month in San Antonio. More than 3,000 students from...

Thu, 10/10/2013 — Last month the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts announced its annual A9 Awards. Department of Design students won 23 out of the 31 the student awards, including the 2013 AIGA Kansas City Scholarship and two Juror’s...

Thu, 10/10/2013 — A committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program has selected four outstanding students to compete for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships, which provide for study in the United Kingdom. Jenny Lynn Curatola, a May...

Thu, 10/10/2013 —  When Philip Baringer was just a graduate assistant working at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, his job consisted mostly of lugging around cables and wiring equipment. But he was keen to take a larger role in the experimental particle...


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