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Thu, 05/23/2013 — LAWRENCE – More than 700 scholars from all over the world interested in the intersections of environmental studies and the humanities will come to the University of Kansas from Tuesday, May 28, through Saturday, June 1, for the 10th biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. The conference is one of the largest ever held at the university. The conference theme, "Changing Nature: Migrations, Energies, Limits," will explore how global demands for energy, labor and resources have led to wide-ranging changes and challenges worldwide. The current conversations in environmental humanities demonstrate the renewed relevance of

Thu, 05/23/2013 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences selected 12 recipients for its annual undergraduate student awards in recognition of academic achievement. Awards and scholarships are made possible by gifts to KU Endowment from alumni and friends. The...

Thu, 05/23/2013 — Chances are, you know or have seen someone affected by Tourette syndrome (TS), a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary tics like blinking, head-jerking or uncontrolled vocalizations. Depending on the severity of the tics, they can...

Tue, 05/21/2013 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas research center has been recognized among the world’s elite drug discovery contributors by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and Co. The KU Center for Chemical Methodologies and Library Development (CMLD) has received Eli Lilly’s inaugural 2012 Outstanding Contributors and Collaborators Award, which recognizes a select group of research organizations for outstanding partnerships in drug discovery. The award is sponsored by Eli Lilly’s Open Innovation Drug Discovery (OIDD) program, which seeks to encourage “open innovation” – i.e., the removal of barriers and the sharing of research among organizations in a way that benefits

Tue, 05/21/2013 — Illinois has joined the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, a multistate initiative developing a computer-based assessment designed to more validly measure what students with significant cognitive disabilities know and can...

Tue, 05/21/2013 — Tyler Beck, an Army Reserve Officer Training Corps graduate, has received the inaugural Chancellor John Fraser Distinguished Military Graduate Award in recognition of outstanding achievement as an ROTC cadet. The award, given by the KU Veterans...

Tue, 05/21/2013 — The KU Work Group for Community Health and Development has been honored by two national organizations. The Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps awarded the Community Tool Box with the Medical Corps Reserve Partnership...

Tue, 05/21/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement regarding the death of student Brian Boyd: “On behalf of the University of Kansas community, I offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brian Boyd. Our thoughts are with them in this time of grief.” Boyd, 21, died Friday, May 17, in a car accident south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59. Boyd was a junior majoring in music. His parents are Chris and Nina Boyd, Leawood.  

Mon, 05/20/2013 — Journalism Professor Chuck Marsh is the recipient of the 2013 John Katich Award for Creativity. The annual Katich Award is given to a tenure-track or tenured faculty member in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications...

Fri, 05/17/2013 — About 4,000 graduates are expected to take part in the traditional walk through the Memorial Campanile and down the Hill at the University of Kansas during the 141st annual Commencement on Sunday, May 19, at Memorial Stadium. Stadium gates will...

Fri, 05/17/2013 — The names of more than 4,500 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring — representing 95 Kansas counties, 41 other states and the District of Columbia, and 42 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Thu, 05/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – Through teaching, research, advising and mentoring, the faculty members of the University of Kansas serve a large audience through their work. Some go even further in their service to the state of Kansas. Three such faculty members have been honored for their exemplary contributions to the people of Kansas with the Steeples Service to Kansans Award. The recipients of the 2013 Steeples award are Martin Dickinson, School of Law; John Hachmeister, visual art, and Kelly Kindscher, environmental studies. Don Steeples, the Dean A. McGee Distinguished Professor of Applied Geophysics, and his wife, Tammy, established the award in 1997 to honor Don Steeples’

Thu, 05/16/2013 —  This weekend, when Wes Jackson, founder of the Salina-based Land Institute, addresses graduates at the University of Kansas’ 141st annual Commencement, it will cement a deepening relationship between the two institutions. Recently, the Land...

Thu, 05/16/2013 — Ann Schofield, professor in the departments of American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas, is the 2013 recipient of the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award. The award will be presented Saturday, May 18,...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — Two doctoral graduates will be presented with the 2013 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Lied Center of Kansas. Anastasiia...

Wed, 05/15/2013 —  For nearly 60 years, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, better known as GATT, brought down barriers, encouraged trade among nations and changed the way the world does business, yet received surprisingly little attention in the world of...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — As a University of Kansas freshman in mechanical engineering, Ronald Hill built a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus and demonstrated it (under water) at a KU engineering exhibition. Today, 60 years later, that project represents the...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — A Kansas Supreme Court justice, a former state legislator and a former chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents have received the highest honor given by the University of Kansas School of Law.Justice Carol Beier, Class of 1985, Timothy Emert,...

Tue, 05/14/2013 —  Are high school age students who show aggression toward their peers more likely to consume alcohol, tobacco and marijuana? A new study of Latino adolescents in Kansas City, Mo., confirms this idea. But the linkage to substance use is strongest...

Tue, 05/14/2013 — The Changing for Excellence initiative to increase use of multifunction printers at the University of Kansas has been named a 2013 InfoWorld Green 15 Award Winner. International Data Group’s InfoWorld, an international technology publication,...


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