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Tue, 03/31/2015 —  Researchers at KU Edwards Campus are crunching numbers and conducting focus groups with assistance from Johnson County Library staff to measure the county’s return on every dollar invested in its library system. The nine-month study,...

Tue, 03/31/2015 — For more than a century, the University of Kansas Marching Jayhawks have added spirit and music to KU football games. Next fall, the 270-member marching band will return to Memorial Stadium with yet another crowd-pleaser in store — new...

Tue, 03/31/2015 — The native prairies of Kansas are fertile ground for discovery. Soon, a new University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor will use his expertise in ecology and microbiology to release secrets hidden within the soil and plants of the...

Mon, 03/30/2015 — As Mark Burnett's new NBC mini-series, "A.D. The Bible Continues," premieres on Easter Sunday, creators have hinted how it would depict persecution of early Christians at the hands of the Roman Empire. A University of Kansas researcher who...

Mon, 03/30/2015 — An expert in the migration and settlement of the Americas will return to the University of Kansas as a Foundation Distinguished Professor.  Dennis O’Rourke, professor of anthropology at the University of Utah, is considered one of the...

Mon, 03/30/2015 — Experts in assessment and education from across the United States and Canada will convene in Lawrence later this year for the fourth annual Conference on Test Security. Hosted by the Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation (CETE) at the...

Mon, 03/30/2015 — A world-class demographer whose work illuminates how migration has an effect on human health will join the University of Kansas as a Foundation Distinguished Professor. Victor Agadjanian, who has been an E.E. Guillot International...

Fri, 03/27/2015 — Two researchers from the University of Kansas Department of Urban Planning have just completed a study on the locations of assisted housing units and assisted households across the nation. It examines one of the key issues that drives the design...

Fri, 03/27/2015 — The Douglas County Community Foundation has awarded the Kansas Audio-Reader Network $1,495 for Internet radios. Audio-Reader, a free reading and information service, provides a 24/7 broadcast of newspapers, magazines and books to the blind,...

Fri, 03/27/2015 — Set in the Bohemian world of artists and activists in Depression-era New York, “Flora, the Red Menace” follows the intrigues of a young woman whose love life becomes complicated by the Communist Party. This comedic musical was the first...

Thu, 03/26/2015 —  Jonathan Templin, associate professor of psychology and research in education and associate scientist in the Achievement & Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about using statistical modeling...

Thu, 03/26/2015 — Across the country, mental health agencies are embracing the concept of family-driven care, which posits that families have a primary decision-making role in their children’s care and are actively engaged in the design of policies that promote...

Thu, 03/26/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the February 2015 employees of the month. They are as follows: Rebecca Cates Title: Academic adviser, Undergraduate Advising Center What that means: Cates’ assigned group of students ranges from 420...

Thu, 03/26/2015 — A variety of push-and-pull influences — such as violence, politics and economics — contribute to migration and human mobility. Now, a leading scholar of international migration will bring her expertise in the field to the University of...

Thu, 03/26/2015 — Kathleen Lane, associate professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, has been selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Leadership Award, granted by the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD). 

Thu, 03/26/2015 — The parent companies of two iconic food brands, Kraft and Heinz, on Wednesday announced a $36 billion merger to create the world's fifth-largest food company. A University of Kansas expert says that while large-company mergers often don't work...

Thu, 03/26/2015 — An online “minimester” that provides students a flexible and creative path to structure their degree path is popular with both students and faculty in the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications. So popular, in fact,

Wed, 03/25/2015 — University of Kansas students will participate in two events during Kansas City Design Week. Department of Architecture drawings and models will be displayed from 8-11 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the MoCoLab at the Kansas City...

Wed, 03/25/2015 — Most U.S. school districts use a student information system to manage data such as attendance, grades and disciplinary notes because it gives parents, students, teachers and administrators immediate access to day-to-day school...

Wed, 03/25/2015 — LAWRENCE – Louis Armstrong – Satchmo, Pops – is one of the legends of jazz, renowned for his charismatic stage presence and voice almost as much as for his trumpet-playing. Kansas Public Radio has uncovered a connection between Satchmo and one of the most famous basketball games in KU history. Armstrong and his band were on the KU campus for a concert March 23, 1957. That same night, an hour to the east in Kansas City, Wilt Chamberlain and the Jayhawks were playing for the NCAA basketball title against the North Carolina Tar Heels. In an epic, triple-overtime game, KU lost to Carolina 54-53. A dejected KU team returned to Lawrence at 2:15 in the morning. Who was


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Junior architecture student Zach Zielke steps along the tessellated tiles winding through the gallery of the Art & Design building. After completing the pathway as a class project, his roommate, junior Anthony Schmiedeler, snapped a photo to show off Zielke’s work. Zielke says the installation was an intervention — to encourage students and visitors to pause and consider the displays of artwork instead of using the gallery as a shortcut through the building. “The gallery allows the creativity and hard work of KU art students to be seen and appreciated,” Schmiedeler says. “By exploring different campus buildings, students can garner an appreciation for the great diversity of the university.” As you continue to explore KU, make sure to stop by the gallery to see the new tiles and the gallery artwork! KU School Of The Arts KU Design Department KU Architecture

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