Tue, 06/03/2014 — The University of Kansas has identified an area between 19th Street and Irving Hill Road, including Stouffer Place Apartments, as a location for new construction. Due to these university priorities, the 2014-15 year will be the final year for...
Tue, 06/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has awarded its 2014 Research Fellowship.
The 2014 fellow is Amanda C. Demmer, a doctoral student at the University of New Hampshire studying American history. Her dissertation, “'The Last Chapter of the Vietnam War’: Normalization, Non-governmental Actors and the Politics of Human Rights, 1975-1995,” explores how domestic groups and institutions influenced the normalization process, including the resumption of official diplomatic ties between the United States and Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
“Senator Dole, himself a WWII veteran, maintained an active interest throughout his career
Tue, 06/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas awarded the first research travel grant of the 2014-2015 granting year cycle.
Ryan Whalen, a juris doctor and doctoral candidate at Northwestern University, will receive a travel grant to support his project, “The History of the Bayh-Dole Act’s March-In Rights and the Future of their Use,” which aims to examine the legislative intentions behind the march-in provisions of the Bayh-Dole Act. The provisions empowered federal agencies to license patents from federally funded research to third parties.
“The public record sheds little light on the background of the Bayh-Dole Act or the
Mon, 06/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – Three professors at the University of Kansas have won the Steeples Service to Kansas Award for their contributions to the people of Kansas through teaching and research.
Burdett Loomis, professor of political science; Wallace Meyer, director of entrepreneurship programs and lecturer in the School of Business; and Kristi Neufeld, associate professor of molecular biosciences, were awarded the Steeples Award.
Loomis has been a faculty member in the Department of Political Science since 1979. As an expert on political matters in Kansas, Loomis is a regular figure in regional and national media outlets as a thoughtful and civil contributor. He has served on
Mon, 06/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – In two separate books, John Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas, examines the careers of two visionary filmmakers who preside over the birth of a new era of cinema in their countries.
In “Peter Weir Interviews,” Tibbetts studies the Australian who helped usher in a new generation of filmmakers and put the country's cinema on the map with such films as “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and “Gallipoli.” Later, Weir’s success in Hollywood – including Academy Award nominations for “Witness,” “Dead Poets Society,” “Green Card,” “The Truman Show” and “Master and Commander” – heralded the arrival of other Australian
Mon, 06/02/2014 — Nineteen University of Kansas students have received Undergraduate Research Awards. The recipients receive $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from across campus and explore a wide...
Fri, 05/30/2014 — Highlighted by a run of nearly 100 miles per gallon of fuel efficiency, a team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering recently participated in a competition that pushes the envelope of fuel economy and vehicle innovation.
Fri, 05/30/2014 — LAWRENCE – In China, where a skyrocketing divorce rate is the focus of national attention and everyday conversation, popular culture offers cautionary tales of middle-aged women undergoing self-improvement campaigns to save their marriage.
But research by Hui Faye Xiao, an assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Kansas, shows that women trying desperately to keep their marriage intact isn’t the reality in China, where more than half of all divorces are initiated by females.
“The mainstream stereotype is that women have to make self-improvements to achieve a better quality of life for everyone in their family, and as this
Fri, 05/30/2014 — The University of Kansas and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently signed a new Yellow Ribbon Program agreement, which will result in no out-of-pocket expenses for out-of-state military veterans who qualify under the Post-9/11 GI...