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Tue, 10/29/2013 — A 2013 University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate earned international acclaim for his performance in a prestigious aerospace design competition. Joshua Holland, Pittsburgh, won second place in the American Institute of Aeronautics and...

Tue, 10/29/2013 — October is National Anti-bullying Month. While educators across the country are working on ways to fight the problem, a University of Kansas professor is working to train future teachers and those already in schools to curb bullying. Robert...

Tue, 10/29/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas professor of classics Anthony Corbeill has been elected to the board of trustees of the American Academy in Rome, a leading center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities. Corbeill is the first KU faculty member to sit on the board. He will serve a three-year term as trustee. The academy is known for the Rome Prize, which is awarded annually to 30 people who are selected through a national competition. The prize allows recipients to spend several months on the Rome campus of the academy to concentrate on their creative or scholarly projects. Corbeill, whose research focuses on Latin literature and

Mon, 10/28/2013 —  Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Denver Museum of Nature & Science recently have published a description of a fossilized 50-million-year-old insect-eating mammal, about the size of a shrew or small hedgehog,...

Mon, 10/28/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Medicine ranks No. 2 in a study of medical schools' production of graduates who go into family medicine. The American Academy of Family Physicians conducts an annual census of the medical school graduates who enter family medicine residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. The authors of the study, now in its 32nd year, create a three-year rolling average to determine which medical schools consistently graduate a higher percentage of students into family medicine. The University of Kansas ranked No. 2 on the list, with 20.8 percent of its graduates in family medicine residencies. East

Mon, 10/28/2013 — Six doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship as they begin the 2013-2014 academic year. The 30 current Self Graduate Fellows are among 146 students who have...

Mon, 10/28/2013 — DNA signaling and repair will be the topics of the sixth biennial Richard L. Schowen Lectures in Bioorganic Chemistry next month. Jacqueline Barton, Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and Chair of the Division of...

Fri, 10/25/2013 — Amanda Thompson, a University of Kansas senior from Lincoln who is majoring in speech-language-hearing, has won the 2013 Michael Lechner Advocacy Award from the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns. The annual award recognizes a Kansan with...

Fri, 10/25/2013 — This fall, students enrolled in ADS 560, an advanced design studio course at the Center for Design Research (CDR), will investigate the integration of Bayer HealthCare’s blood-glucose monitoring technology with the on-board computer system of...

Fri, 10/25/2013 — A coalition of economic development partners, led by the University of Kansas, came together to launch the state’s largest business incubator system: the Bioscience & Technology Business Center (BTBC). That partnership is about to get an...

Fri, 10/25/2013 — Sixteen days probably never seemed so long to the politicians sparring and federal employees furloughed by the U.S. government shutdown this month. The time pales in comparison, however, to the 589 days the Belgians endured without a national...

Thu, 10/24/2013 — University of Kansas Associate Professor David Guth, who was put on indefinite administrative leave Sept. 20 after posting comments on his personal Twitter account that caused disruptions in the university’s learning environment, will not...

Thu, 10/24/2013 — Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and Washington Post columnist Michael Dirda will present the Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture, “A Literary Life: Twenty-Five Years at the Washington Post Book World,” from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29,...

Thu, 10/24/2013 — Matthew Cooperman, poetry editor for the Colorado Review, and Aby Kaupang, author of "Little 'g' God Grows Tired of Me" (2013), will give a reading Nov. 7 at the University of Kansas. Cooperman and Kaupang will present along with doctoral...

Wed, 10/23/2013 —  The idea of transparency is central to Western law and policy. Lawmakers and politicians regularly tout the importance of being clear in why and how laws are made, and in what specific behavior those laws require or prohibit. Things are...

Wed, 10/23/2013 — The University of Kansas Marketing Communications has delayed plans for Lawrence campus flyovers on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Updated information about the flyover will be posted to news.ku.edu. The purpose of the flyovers is to produce new still...

Tue, 10/22/2013 — While many University of Kansas students were relaxing over fall break, those enrolled in Studio 804 were hard at work demolishing the Builder’s Yard, a large steel and concrete structure behind Marvin Hall. It’s the first step the class...

Tue, 10/22/2013 — LAWRENCE – Leading scholars and thinkers on water law and environmental law will address the critical issues facing water quantity and quality at the 2013 Kansas Law Review Symposium, “Waters of the United States: Adapting Law for Degradation and Drought.” The symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at the University of Kansas School of Law. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register and preview the complete schedule at law.ku.edu/water-symposium-rsvp. Attorneys who wish to receive four hours of CLE credit will be charged $25. Speakers from across the country will discuss topics such as: conflicts between

Tue, 10/22/2013 — University of Kansas researcher Ehsan Hosseini has been selected as the winner of the Best Graduate Student Paper Award at this week’s International Telemetering Conference (ITC) . He will receive a $1,000 monetary award and recognition at the...

Tue, 10/22/2013 — Daisy Hill will be the site of Halloween in the Halls, in which Lawrence children may trick-or-treat in the residence halls. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in the University of Kansas residence halls at 15th...


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