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Mon, 02/02/2015 — James Orr, University of Kansas professor of molecular biosciences, recently received the Joan S. Hunt Distinguished Mentoring Award from the Kansas Institutional Development Award Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE). K-INBRE is...

Mon, 02/02/2015 — Nurse managers at The University of Kansas Hospital are in the classroom this semester for a new executive education program taught by the School of Business. Business Concepts in Healthcare is a nine-week training program designed to help...

Mon, 02/02/2015 —  Universities across the country are likely underreporting on-campus sexual assault, new research by a University of Kansas researcher shows. While there is not one clear reason why the crimes might be underreported, data show that the numbers...

Mon, 02/02/2015 — LAWRENCE – A new position at the University of Kansas will lead the way for the expansion of online programming in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Danny Anderson, dean of the College, appointed Paul Atchley, professor of psychology, to take on the new role of associate dean for online and professional education. As associate dean, Atchley will oversee development and implementation of online academic programs, including courses, certificates and degrees. He will serve as a key liaison with faculty in the College as well as in KU’s professional schools to create programs that align with student needs and the broader strategic mission of the university

Mon, 02/02/2015 — The University of Kansas campus offers its students, faculty and staff many ways to stay healthy. Now a new set of campus activity routes add another option for those with disabilities. Dot Nary is a wheelchair user who helped create the new...

Fri, 01/30/2015 — The University of Kansas debate program ended the fall semester ranked No. 1 in the NDT varsity debate rankings and is off to an even better start in the spring season. Over the weekend, KU Debate had one of its best weekends ever while...

Fri, 01/30/2015 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas has released its spring schedule of courses and special events. A unit of KU Continuing Education, the Osher Institute offers courses that stress the joy of learning for...

Fri, 01/30/2015 — The first of four candidates for dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Kansas will give a public presentation from 4:15-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in The Forum in Marvin Hall. A reception will...

Thu, 01/29/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the December 2014 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Amber Wood Start date: March 2013 Title: Administrative associate senior in Facilities Services What that means: Wood provides...

Thu, 01/29/2015 — During the political gridlock that led to the 2013 federal government shutdown, the leading voices for compromise were the handful of female U.S. senators — only 20 percent of the overall legislative body. "I don’t think it’s a...

Wed, 01/28/2015 — Camaraderie among soldiers, victorious advances and humiliating retreats, horrific injury, the pain of recovery, the shock of sudden death, and above all, a classic romance: It’s a storyline that today would suck you into a weekend of Netflix...

Wed, 01/28/2015 — This spring, 10 graduate research consultants will pair with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate Research Consultant...

Wed, 01/28/2015 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for the blind, visually impaired and print-disabled, has received a $5,880 grant from the Ethel and Raymond Rice Foundation. The grant will help fund Braille...

Wed, 01/28/2015 — Barbara Timmermann, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, has been elected to serve on the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Committee on Council Affairs. AAAS seeks to advance science,...

Tue, 01/27/2015 — Kehrer Verlag Heidelburg Berlin, a publisher of fine art and photography books, has published "The Hereditary Estate" by Daniel Coburn, assistant professor of photo media at the University of Kansas. "The Hereditary Estate" is a retrospective...

Tue, 01/27/2015 — Twenty University of Kansas sophomores have been named University Scholars, studying in disciplines ranging from chemical engineering to Russian and from behavioral neuroscience to linguistics. The 20 scholars were recognized at a banquet Jan....

Tue, 01/27/2015 — Work by a University of Kansas researcher challenges the notion that the Internet is a democratic and liberating forum that can facilitate an unimpeded exchange of ideas devoid of interference or censorship of unpopular ideas. Instead, it is a...

Mon, 01/26/2015 — As local and organic food movements have come into their own in the last decade, a University of Kansas researcher's new book seeks to find a place at the table for these methods within modern agriculture. Paul Stock, assistant professor of...

Mon, 01/26/2015 — This summer, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry William Picking and Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Wendy Picking arrived at the University of Kansas to establish the Kansas Vaccine Institute within the School...

Mon, 01/26/2015 — A web specialist at the Kansas Geological Survey received the second annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. The KGS is based at the University of Kansas. Dana Adkins-Heljeson, KGS web manager, was presented the award for his...


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