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Mon, 11/10/2014 — KUJH-TV and the University Daily Kansan received numerous awards Nov. 1 and 2 at the College Media Association Fall Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pinnacle Awards honor the best student work produced for any college media...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — After decades serving as advocates for individuals with disabilities, including their families and service providers, professors Rud and Ann Turnbull of the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas received the Prince Salman...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — Jim Anschultz’s unlikely path from journeyman construction worker to college honors student and national scholarship winner began in February 2009 at a Kansas City, Kansas, job fair. At the time, Anschultz was a 53-year-old, unemployed Air...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — Keely Brown was an outstanding undergraduate scholar at the University of Arizona, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 2014. Not surprisingly, when she began applying to graduate programs, she was accepted to a number of the...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — LAWRENCE – Four faculty members at two universities in Kansas have been named recipients of the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence: the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The four will be recognized Tuesday, Dec. 9, during a ceremony at the Lied Center of Kansas. This is the 33rd annual presentation of the awards, established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a distinguished professor at the University of Kansas from 1967 to 1983, and his wife, Aya. The awards recognize the exceptional long-term research accomplishments of faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities. Each award includes a citation and a $10,000 award for

Fri, 11/07/2014 — The study of Kansas water resources has become a key initiative at the state’s universities—and a major focus of policy makers, municipalities, businesses, researchers and educators, who increasingly are concerned with the status of those...

Fri, 11/07/2014 — Drawing on themes that contrast the classical and posthuman digital age, the University Dance Company fall concert will showcase six works choreographed by two guest artists and KU faculty members. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov....

Fri, 11/07/2014 — A record-setting accomplishment from a group of recent University of Kansas School of Engineering graduates garnered special recognition from the world’s leading organization for aerospace engineering. The American Institute of Aeronautics...

Fri, 11/07/2014 —  New study results from the University of Kansas to be presented this weekend at the Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., bolster the adage that “heart healthy is brain healthy.” The investigation shows...

Fri, 11/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – Visual art faculty will exhibit their work in a show starting Nov. 16 at the University of Kansas. The exhibit will kick off with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Visual art faculty exhibit artwork across the United States and around the globe, and this exhibition is an annual opportunity for them to share their creative research with students, KU and the community. Each member of the faculty submits one or two pieces that demonstrate the creative range of the artists and scholars of the Department of Visual Art.  “The faculty exhibition is an annual occasion for students and the public to see that the faculty engage in rigorous studio practice. Viewing the

Fri, 11/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will welcome Ludy Green, author and international spokesperson on domestic violence issues, to discuss her book, “Ending Domestic Violence Captivity: A Guide to Economic Freedom” at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Dole Institute. The event is free, open to the public and includes a book sale and signing. Green is the president and founder of Second Chance Employment Services, a nonprofit organization providing meaningful employment for domestic violence victims. Green’s recent book focuses on how a woman can regain her independence, her well-being and her dignity by distancing herself from her

Thu, 11/06/2014 — In today’s world, cultural competency — the ability to interact with people of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds — is crucial for employees, particularly at public universities like the University of Kansas that have a...

Thu, 11/06/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics and its Student Advisory Board will host a moderated panel discussion on the militarization of police in America. “Oppression or Protection? The Militarization of Police in America” will take place at 7:30 p.m....

Thu, 11/06/2014 —  The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism increased in every state from 2000 to 2007, black...

Thu, 11/06/2014 — Lawton Nuss, Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, will be the guest of honor at the 2014 Marine Corps Birthday celebration at the Dole Institute of Politics. The event will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at the University of Kansas Dole...

Thu, 11/06/2014 — When discussing the merits of film fan edits, the conversation needs to move beyond Jar Jar Binks, a University of Kansas scholar says. A bumbling creature from the planet Naboo, Jar Jar Binks was symbolic of the flaws critics and diehard fans...

Thu, 11/06/2014 — Emily Graslie, chief curiosity correspondent of the Field Museum in Chicago, will discuss science, curiosity and discovery at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at The Commons at Spooner Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Graslie is...

Wed, 11/05/2014 — LAWRENCE – Since entering the hip-hop scene in 1988, Rodney Hill has blazed the stages dancing in venues nationally and abroad performing with artists such as Teddy Pendergrass, Mary J. Blige, the Roots and 50 Cent. From Nov. 10-12, Hill will be teaching master dance classes, open to the public, at the University of Kansas. Hill is currently the company manager of Rennie Harris Puremovement and Rennie Harris R.H.A.W., which will perform Nov. 14 at the Lied Center. “We are so excited to be partnering with the Lied Center to deepen the presence of this important company in our community. Rodney Hill will be interacting one on one with students to share a vision of

Wed, 11/05/2014 —  Richard E. Levy, the J.B. Smith Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to discuss the U.S. District Court ruling that overturns Kansas’ ban on same-sex marriage. Yesterday,...

Wed, 11/05/2014 — When Abraham Lincoln sent Union troops into Southern states during the Civil War, hundreds of thousands of slaves saw their opportunity to break free from years of captivity. A University of Kansas professor in his new book examines how that...


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