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Mon, 05/18/2015 — The Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation Center has become the Life Span Institute’s 14th affiliated center. SWIFT, a national K-8 technical assistance center, was funded with a $24 million grant from the U.S. Department of...

Mon, 05/18/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning will host the 2015 Design Futures Public Interest Design (PID) Student Leadership Forum from May 29 to June 2. The forum is intended to foster leadership skills in...

Mon, 05/18/2015 — The University of Kansas recognized its Employees of the Year and presented the 2014-2015 Team Award earlier this month in the Kansas Union. Chancellor Bernadette Gray Little and Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor, were...

Fri, 05/15/2015 — Four seniors at the University of Kansas have been named the recipients of university awards recognizing academic success, leadership and involvement. Sara Anees, a Wichita senior majoring in journalism, and Micah Melia, a Prairie Village...

Fri, 05/15/2015 — A University of Kansas professor and alumna have received a Silver Medal for Education award for a book on young women's giftedness, self-actualization and barriers to achievement. "Smart Girls in the 21st Century: Understanding Talented Girls...

Fri, 05/15/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has recognized several outstanding humanities graduate students with summer research awards and internships. These summer funding opportunities are part of the center’s significant level of support for graduate research. The Hall Center's Humanities Summer Graduate Internship program supports exceptional and well-rounded doctoral or master's degree students who demonstrate the ability to make outstanding contributions in their chosen humanities or social science disciplines.

Fri, 05/15/2015 — Most historians credit English inventors with developing the mechanization of cotton spinning, which became a driving factor in the Industrial Revolution and introduction of the factory system as a substitute for hand labor. But a University of...

Fri, 05/15/2015 — Vincent Francisco has been selected to oversee the leadership team at the KU Work Group for Community Health and Development, one of 14 affiliated research centers of the University of Kansas Life Span Institute. He will also hold the Kansas...

Fri, 05/15/2015 — LAWRENCE – Scholars at the University of Kansas can talk about the life and legacy of blues great B.B. King, who died Thursday in Las Vegas at age 89. Roberta Freund Schwartz, associate professor of musicology, is an expert on King’s influence on British musicians. She is the author of “How Britain Got the Blues: the Transmission and Reception of American Blues Styles to the British Isles,” which won the 2008 Association of Recorded Sound Collections award for best historical writing on the blues. B.B. King was a global ambassador of the blues, Schwartz said. In 1969, King was shocked when 3,000 fans greeted him at a London airport. He had no idea he was so famous

Fri, 05/15/2015 — LAWRENCE – Students at state universities across Kansas will have an opportunity to accelerate their legal education and save a year of tuition through an expansion of the 3 Plus 3 Program at the University of Kansas. The program will allow high-ability students at participating Regents universities to maximize their undergraduate coursework, earning a bachelor’s degree and a KU law degree in six years instead of seven. Students will spend three years on requirements for the bachelor’s degree from their undergraduate institution and three years on requirements for a KU law degree. They will graduate with a bachelor’s degree after their fourth year and already have

Fri, 05/15/2015 — Two outstanding seniors at the University of Kansas have been named the recipients of major university awards for their academic achievements and leadership. Kevin Simpson, a finance and accounting major from Mission Hills, is the recipient of...

Thu, 05/14/2015 — More than 4,000 graduates are expected to take part in the traditional walk through the Memorial Campanile and down the Hill during the University of Kansas’ 143rd annual Commencement on Sunday, May 17, at Memorial Stadium. Stadium gates open...

Thu, 05/14/2015 — For centuries, people have imagined the possibility of life on Mars. But long-held dreams that Martians could be invaders of Earth, or little green men, or civilized superbeings, all have been undercut by missions to our neighboring planet that...

Thu, 05/14/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host Bob Steil, Dole summer fellow and government affairs expert, for this summer’s study group: Government Relations & Lobbying: A Primer. Study Group sessions will take...

Wed, 05/13/2015 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should anticipate heavy traffic near 15th and Iowa streets Friday, May 15, which is the primary moveout day for student housing residents. Students have 24 hours after their last...

Wed, 05/13/2015 — Political discussions conducted on social networking sites like Facebook mirror traditional offline discussions and don't provide a window into previously untapped participants in the political process, according to a new study that includes two...

Wed, 05/13/2015 — Two doctoral graduates will be acknowledged for receiving the 2015 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Lied Center. Benjamin Rutt...

Wed, 05/13/2015 — The common perception of human trafficking might be that of young people forced into prostitution or substandard working conditions. The ways in which attorneys, and even law students, can help prevent and respond to human trafficking might not...

Wed, 05/13/2015 — Even though it’s been several years since University of Kansas seniors have set foot in high school teachers’ classrooms, the influence of many of those educators is not forgotten. As their former students celebrate the milestone of...

Tue, 05/12/2015 — LAWRENCE - From the declamadores of the early 20th century to today’s slam poets, a new book explores the importance of performing poetry throughout Spanish America. In “Beyond the Page: Poetry and Performance in Spanish America,” University of Kansas Spanish professor Jill Kuhnheim examines poetry performers from New York City to Argentina. Kuhnheim explores how poems have circulated by other means than the written text, such as public performances, radio shows and YouTube. While poetry is often associated with high literature, academics haven’t taken the performance of poetry as seriously, Kuhnheim said. “I want to show people this is a popular realm of poetry,


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