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Mon, 11/07/2016 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will host a celebration of a once-in-a-generation campus redevelopment project that will transform the way KU educates students and conducts research. The university’s Central District project will be...

Mon, 11/07/2016 — America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2016-17 recently named University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning lecturer Anne Patterson as one of its 25 most admired educators who teach in U.S. schools. The Best...

Mon, 11/07/2016 — Scientists will gather in Lawrence this week for the 11th biennial conference of the Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network (GPEN), hosted by the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical...

Mon, 11/07/2016 — LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host a variety of events Nov. 9 through Nov. 13. A majority of the events are open to the public, including the annual Marine Corps Birthday Celebration, AXIS Dance Company performance and the KU Salute to Service football game. It also will include the Veterans Day Run, marking the 30th anniversary of KU’s Vietnam Veteran Memorial dedication. It also marks the nation’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the Vietnam War. “This series of events is a KU-wide effort, and we’re proud to have so many on-campus helping celebrate our nation’s veterans,” said April Blackmon Strange, KU Student Veteran

Fri, 11/04/2016 — The University of Kansas debate team turned in a dominating performance at a tournament hosted last week by Gonzaga University. The KU team of sophomores Jacob Hegna and Henry Walter won first place at the tournament while top-ranked Harvard...

Fri, 11/04/2016 — The University of Kansas is mourning the death of a faculty member from the Department of African and African-American Studies and the Kansas African Studies Center. Lecturer David Mburu died Oct. 30 in Kansas City, Kansas. “I join those who...

Thu, 11/03/2016 — The U.S. presidential candidates likely present a stark difference in economic policy, which is why the financial markets have reacted to key shifts in the campaign, according to a University of Kansas economist. George Bittlingmayer, Wagnon...

Thu, 11/03/2016 — Audio-Reader volunteers and staff gathered last month to mark the organization’s milestone anniversary and recognize the 400 volunteers who make the programming possible.  During the event, made possible a sponsorship from McDaniel and...

Thu, 11/03/2016 — Advance polling of voters in several U.S. states, including California, suggests marijuana-law liberalization efforts could succeed in next week’s elections. “The likely legalization of medical cannabis use in California, Nevada, Arizona,...

Thu, 11/03/2016 — Students from eight Kansas high schools were honored Nov. 2 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 64 seniors from high schools in Labette and Montgomery counties were recognized for their academic...

Thu, 11/03/2016 — Fifteen sophomores at the University of Kansas have been competitively selected as Global Scholars, a program for undergraduate students who have a strong academic record and interest in global studies. The 15 students come from a wide range of...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — Name: Ron HuettenmuellerTitle: Financial analyst senior, Comptroller’s Office What that means: Huettenmueller began working at KU in 1995 and has held his current position for 18 years. A primary piece of Huettenmueller’s job is assisting with the fiscal year-end closing and opening of the financial system, then preparing a multitude of data files and financial reports. The reports that Huettenmueller touches tell the story of the university’s overall financial health. He provides ad hoc reports and information for many offices such as the Provost's Office, Business and Financial Planning, and the Comptroller's Office, and the leaders of these units rely on his

Wed, 11/02/2016 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor has been selected as one of the five inaugural recipients of a major fellowship for outstanding inventors for her work to combat superbug resistance to antibiotic drugs. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced Joanna Slusky, assistant professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology, as a Moore Inventor Fellow. This new fellowship program recognizes early-career innovators at U.S. universities with a high potential to accelerate progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care. Slusky’s invention is a protein that will resensitize bacteria to common antibiotics, thereby

Wed, 11/02/2016 — The University of Kansas will host a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the field of area studies during an event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in The Commons. The talk is free and open to the public. The featured...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — Everyone has taken a math test at some point and saw they score they received, based on the number of questions they got right. The problem with that age-old method of testing is, while it reveals which answers were correct and which weren’t,...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the loss of Professor Emeritus George Worth, who was part of the Department of English for 40 years. Worth died Oct. 7 in Lawrence. He was 87. “I join the University of Kansas community in...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — The Solomon Islands in the Southwest Pacific are best known as a locale for some of the most intense fighting of the Second World War, including the bloody Battle of Guadalcanal. But for nearly a century, the rich biodiversity of the islands has...

Tue, 11/01/2016 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2016-2017 Strategies Event Series, which will include three interactive lectures at the Edwards Campus.  The first session, “Effects of Comprehension Strategy...

Tue, 11/01/2016 — Two University of Kansas faculty members were honored for their cancer-fighting research technology that is showing considerable promise. Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laird Forrest and Director of Dermatology Dr. Daniel Aires,

Tue, 11/01/2016 — The University of Kansas recently held its annual fall Replant Mount Oread event. What started as a spring tradition in 2012, Replant has grown into a popular event, inviting the KU community to engage in a day of tree planting and make “Trick...


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