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Thu, 12/04/2014 — The Center for Health Design has awarded Department of Architecture Post-Doctoral Fellow Nayma Khan its New Investigator Award. The Center for Health Design (CHD) is a nonprofit organization that engages and supports professionals and...

Wed, 12/03/2014 — Savings accounts are not just a good way to have money to fall back on in case of emergency, they are, in fact, a gateway to financial health and a diversified balance sheet for young adults, new research from the University of Kansas shows....

Wed, 12/03/2014 — Students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering earned first place in a cyberdefense competition. The “JayHackers” won the inaugural computer security competition at the Central Area Networking and Security Workshop, hosted by...

Wed, 12/03/2014 — The University of Kansas community is remembering professor emeritus Richard Johnston, who curated KU’s Natural History Museum. Johnston, 89, died Nov. 15 in Lawrence. Services were Nov. 24 in Lawrence. “On behalf of the entire University...

Tue, 12/02/2014 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas is adding a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biotechnology at its Edwards Campus in Overland Park to increase career opportunities in biotechnology areas that directly serve local, state, national and global communities. Kansas City is home to 200 life-science companies, including 90 contract research organizations that encompass a wide range of research and development services. In the Monthly Labor Review report, jobs in life, physical and social science occupations are expected to grow to 190,000 nationally, projecting a 15 percent increase by 2020. “BioKansas applauds KU for fostering a pathway to develop in-demand

Tue, 12/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – Routledge, a publisher of humanities and social sciences books, has just issued “The Architecture of Use,” a book written by University of Kansas Department of Architecture Professors Stephen Grabow and Kent Spreckelmeyer.The book is the culmination of a decade-long collaboration between the professors.   “Stephen and I had talked for a long time about not being able to find a book that examined the importance of the role of function as a force in generating the final, built form of a building,” Spreckelmeyer said.   “There was always a thought that if you were talking about function you had to set the aesthetics aside,” Grabow said, “and look at those

Mon, 12/01/2014 — When it comes to education in reading and writing, many think of burying their noses in books or English composition assignments. One might not consider a trip to an art museum as a way to bolster students’ literacy, but a University of Kansas...

Mon, 12/01/2014 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when Kansas Public Radio presents a "Big Band Christmas," a holiday concert featuring the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez.

Wed, 11/26/2014 — The second and final candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare will visit the University of Kansas next week to visit the campus community and give a public presentation.  The search committee, chaired by Rick Ginsberg, dean of...

Wed, 11/26/2014 — National and state political practitioners, including strategists, journalists, campaign managers and pollsters, will analyze the midterm election results at the 2014 Post-Election Conference, sponsored by the Dole Institute of Politics at the...

Tue, 11/25/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a screening of the documentary “Great American Wheat Harvest,” followed by a Q & A discussion with filmmaker Conrad Weaver and custom harvesters Jim and DeeAnn Deibert....

Tue, 11/25/2014 — David Pendergrass, lecturer in undergraduate biology and director of the Molecular Biosciences Degree Completion Program at the KU Edwards Campus, has been awarded this year’s H.O.P.E. Award by the University of Kansas Board of Class Officers.

Tue, 11/25/2014 — Megan Greene, associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, is the 2014 recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award. The award presentation will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Malott Room in the Kansas...

Tue, 11/25/2014 — Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The researchers said the new material — made of a layer of graphene and a layer of...

Tue, 11/25/2014 — Last month three students from the University of Kansas Department of Design who were enrolled in an industrial design thesis class won the fourth annual Bragging Rights Design Competition, sponsored by the St. Louis chapter of the Industrial...

Mon, 11/24/2014 — Raj Bhala, associate dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to speak with media about ongoing talks about Iran’s nuclear program and an extension of...

Mon, 11/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – Picture your favorite Italian dish. Chances are it contains mozzarella, parmesan or prosciutto. How these Italian staples make it to your table is a story as rich as the meals they produce. The public is invited to learn about the intricate and costly production of these ingredients in a lecture presented by Jan Kozma, University of Kansas professor emerita of Italian. "Prosciutto, Mozzarella, and Parmigiano: Building Blocks of Italian Cooking" will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. The event is sponsored by the KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Kozma’s presentation will blend history, anecdotes and recipes

Mon, 11/24/2014 — Twenty-eight students from Lawrence, Kansas City and the South Dakota Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe participated in a program for racial and ethnic minority youth earlier this month at the University of Kansas. The LEAD UP (Leadership, Education,...

Mon, 11/24/2014 — The University of Kansas is part of a partnership that has secured a $12.5 million grant to help states better prepare young people with disabilities for the transition to postsecondary education and careers. The grant is administered by the U.S.

Mon, 11/24/2014 —  Three University of Kansas professors are available to discuss the legal and historical aspects to events in Ferguson, Missouri, surrounding the grand jury's decision Monday to not indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who shot and...


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With graduation just a few months away, James Robert Wilson, senior in sport management, took this photo of the Memorial Campanile while looking forward to KU commencement traditions. After walking through the campanile and down the Hill in May, Wilson plans to take a summer road trip, then pursue a master’s degree and help coach track and field. Wilson, who is from Abilene, Kansas, says, "Coming to KU has put me in contact with people from all over the world and opened my eyes to many new cultures.” His advice to all Jayhawks: "Make the most of your time here by trying new things.” Our advice to graduating Jayhawks: Enjoy your last semester. Where will your time at KU take you? Tags: #exploreKU #Graduation University of Kansas School of Education

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KU welcomes President Obama Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.


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