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Thu, 09/11/2014 — Corey Rayburn Yung, a University of Kansas School of Law professor with expertise in criminal law and sex crimes, is available to speak with the media about today’s Kansas Supreme Court hearing in Doe v. Thompson. The case addresses the...

Thu, 09/11/2014 — Two industrial designers for Bayer Healthcare, Raymond Yao and Lauren Bock, have met with Center for Design Research students to launch a new sponsored-research project. It is Bayer-CDR's third collaboration in as many years. Bock is no...

Wed, 09/10/2014 — When it comes to student loans in the United States, we’re not getting our money’s worth. That is the conclusion of two University of Kansas scholars who have authored a report calling for gradually replacing the current system of paying for...

Wed, 09/10/2014 — Fifty years ago this year, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation declaring an "unconditional war on poverty in America," and a University of Kansas researcher studies how America’s post-World War II battle against poverty abroad planted...

Wed, 09/10/2014 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected three graduates to honor with its Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for 2014-2015. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates.

Wed, 09/10/2014 — Recruiters from more than 130 employers are expected to attend the University of Kansas School of Business 2014 Career Fair. The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, on the fifth and sixth floors of the Kansas Union.  The...

Tue, 09/09/2014 — A massive amount of drilling data is archived at the Kansas Geological Survey on KU’s west campus and at other institutions around the world. In a new book published by the Oxford University Press, KGS Senior Scientific Fellow John Doveton...

Tue, 09/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas schools of Business and Engineering both rose in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of undergraduate programs. Business was tied for 31st among public university programs, up from tied for 36th, while Engineering tied for 41st, up from tied for 45th. KU’s overall ranking among public universities is tied for 50th, down from last year’s tie for 47th. “It is an exciting time for both Business and Engineering, with both schools expanding and creating new facilities to educate students who will be leaders in their fields. This national recognition only adds to that excitement,” said Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and

Mon, 09/08/2014 —  As part of the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas, ALTEC (Advanced Learning Technologies in Education Consortia) hosted a Summer Technology Camp as a means to pull together educators from across the state and present...

Mon, 09/08/2014 — From their home amid the rolling hills of northeast Kansas, a couple has made a gift commitment to leave their 120-acre ranch for the University of Kansas. The couple, who wish to remain anonymous, also have made a $2 million gift commitment to...

Mon, 09/08/2014 — Jomella Watson-Thompson, assistant professor in applied behavioral science and associate director for the KU Work Group for Community Health and Development, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the...

Fri, 09/05/2014 — A potential new treatment for multiple myeloma with ties to the University of Kansas has entered a clinical trial. Biopharmaceutical company Cleave Biosciences this week announced it has begun a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate CB-5083, its...

Fri, 09/05/2014 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned a major federal grant for its role as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas. The BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S....

Fri, 09/05/2014 — NATO leaders on Friday approved plans for a rapid reaction force of 4,000 people headquartered in Eastern Europe in response to recent Russian military actions in Ukraine. Issues in Afghanistan and the effects of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,...

Fri, 09/05/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor is helping bring the macabre and bizarre fiction of 1920s Japan to American readers. Elaine Gerbert, associate professor of East Asian languages and cultures, is working to translate Japanese authors who were part of the cultural movement known as “erotic grotesque nonsense,” which took hold in the 1920s and went on to shape 20th century Japanese literature and film.    Among the most well-known of these authors is Edogawa Ranpo, known as the founder of the modern Japanese detective novel. American author Edgar Allan Poe influenced him so much that Ranpo’s pen name is a rendering of Poe’s. Like Poe, Ranpo’s work explores

Fri, 09/05/2014 — Fourteen University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards for the fall 2014 semester. UGRA recipients are awarded $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from...

Thu, 09/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – Telling the story of a young man escaping a troubled past, “Blood Brother” follows the journey of Rocky Braat as he leaves his life in the United States to live with a group of HIV-positive children in an orphanage in India. This unknown documentary won the Sundance 2013 Grand Jury Prize and the Sundance 2013 Audience Award, as well as a host of other awards at film festivals across the country. The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies will host a screening of the film Thursday, Sept. 11, at Liberty Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the screening at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. “Opportunities like these

Thu, 09/04/2014 —  Astrophysicists believe that about 80 percent of the substance of our universe is made up of mysterious “dark matter” that can’t be perceived by human senses or scientific instruments. “Dark matter has not yet been detected in a lab....

Thu, 09/04/2014 — In Thomas Frank's popular 2004 book, "What's the Matter With Kansas?," he argues that the rise of political and social conservatism in the state essentially led to economic policies that didn't benefit a majority of people. A University of...

Thu, 09/04/2014 — University of Kansas football fans have two more reasons to support the Jayhawks this season: the Lawrence-area community programs benefiting from the Proud to Be a Jayhawk tailgating fundraiser. Proceeds from game programs at home...


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Travel to New York and perform on one of the greatest stages in the nation? KU's Wind Ensemble did just that. In March 2013, the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble made the trip of a lifetime to perform the world premiere of composer Mohammed Fairouz’s Symphony No. 4, In the Shadow of No Towers at Carnegie Hall. http://bit.ly/1nXMXr9 Tags: University of Kansas Wind Ensemble KU School of Music Carnegie Hall #KUdifference #music #symphony
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One of America’s most esteemed concert bands, the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, came to Carnegie Hall to introduce a commissioned work with the potential to resonate well beyond the usual college circuit... - New York Times review

University of Kansas Homecoming Parade 2014 The University of Kansas celebrated its 102nd Homecoming, "Roll with the 'Hawks,'" Sept. 21-27, 2014. Watch the video to see highlights from some of the week's activities, and from Friday's Homecoming Parade and pep rally featuring our Grand Marshal and KU Alumnus, Rob Riggle. Rock Chalk!


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