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Wed, 08/27/2014 —  Mark Johnson, lecturer in journalism at the University of Kansas, and Patrick Miller, assistant professor of political science, are available to speak with media about the Federal Election Commission’s ongoing deadlock, setting policy by...

Wed, 08/27/2014 — Whether conducting research to tackle life-threatening diseases or implementing innovative classroom techniques to inspire students, James Orr and Dr. Russell Swerdlow are proven standouts at the University of Kansas. They respectively are...

Tue, 08/26/2014 — University of Kansas students at the Sigma Chi fraternity house evacuated safely late Tuesday morning after firefighters responded to smoke at the house, 1439 Tennessee St. Following reports of smoke, fire crews were on scene at 11:36 a.m. and...

Tue, 08/26/2014 — As many iconic events of the Civil Rights Movement reach their 50th anniversary this decade, the University of Kansas' Project on the History of Black Writing will take a closer look at how such an influential period in American history spurred...

Tue, 08/26/2014 — Lawrence-based artist and 2014 University of Kansas Visual Art MFA graduate Eli Gold has been selected as the artist-in-residence at the nationally recognized Salina Art Center. While in residence, Gold will work with local volunteers to create...

Tue, 08/26/2014 — Actor and comedian Rob Riggle, a 1993 University of Kansas graduate, will be grand marshal of the KU Homecoming Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. A pep rally on Eighth Street between Massachusetts...

Mon, 08/25/2014 — A team of researchers at the University of Kansas School of Engineering is working to solve a cracking problem that can arise from weatherproofing steel parts used for guardrails, light poles, sign structures and some bridges. Researchers will...

Mon, 08/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Commons will offer Starter Grants, funded by the Office of Research, for interdisciplinary research projects in 2014-2015. Starter Grants are available for collaborative teams to apply for up to $10,000 each to initiate proposals. Starter Grants will fund interdisciplinary projects in the initial stages of development that may be overlooked by more conventional disciplinary funding sources. Applicants are encouraged to think imaginatively about the possibilities for their projects. Starter Grants provide funds for research that is not restricted to one disciplinary perspective, supporting collaborators from across the arts,

Mon, 08/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio reporters, producers, commentators and staffers were honored when the Kansas Association of Broadcasters announced their 2014 awards this month. The awards will be handed out at the KAB’s annual convention, Oct. 19-21 in Wichita. “The high quality of broadcast journalism we put out every day has been recognized again this year,” said J. Schafer, KPR news director. “We were unable to capture the biggest prize – Station of the Year – this time around, but we’ve won the top prize 15 of the last 19 years, and that’s not too shabby. It continues to be our goal every year.” The category, program and awards: Public Affairs Program

Mon, 08/25/2014 — When children are placed in foster care, the ultimate goal is to give them the best possible services to achieve permanency, either by returning them home or finding a stable, supportive home environment. A project directed by the University of...

Fri, 08/22/2014 — LAWRENCE – As the fall 2014 semester begins, KU Common Book programming is set to launch with opportunities for engagement for students, staff and faculty. The 2014-15 KU Common Book, “The Center of Everything,” by Laura Moriarty, will give the Jayhawk and Lawrence communities a unique opportunity to reflect on relevant cultural issues such as economic inequality and educational opportunity from the perspective of a rural Kansan in the 1980s. This year, the Office of First-Year Experience, which coordinates KU Common Book programming, aims to increase involvement and community engagement.   All incoming freshmen and transfer students received a copy of “The Center

Fri, 08/22/2014 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas alumna Corine Wegener has been called a modern-day "monuments woman" for her dedication to protect cultural heritage in some of the most dangerous and devastated areas of the world. Just as groups of World War II soldiers were sent to Europe to recover Nazi stolen art, as depicted in the Hollywood film “The Monuments Men,” Wegener has traveled into war-torn countries to help museum staff save its cultural treasures. Wegener will give a lecture titled “From Berlin to Baghdad: When Art Historians Go to War" at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium. Wegener will deliver the lecture because she is being honored by the

Fri, 08/22/2014 — The American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Healthcare has awarded a fellowship to a University of Kansas architecture student who will study how the design of intensive care units can influence patient safety and...

Fri, 08/22/2014 — The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities will host its fourth-annual Digital Humanities Forum next month on the theme of "Nodes & Networks in the Humanities: Geometries, Relationships, Processes." The forum, which will be Sept....

Thu, 08/21/2014 —  A study recently published in the journal Carcinogenesis by researchers at the University of Kansas shows a new role for the protein adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) in suppressing colorectal cancer — the second-leading cause of...

Thu, 08/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – An assistant professor of English who uses digital tools to teach Shakespeare and Renaissance texts and an associate professor of finance who excels at making innovative connections from seemingly unrelated areas are this year’s winners of the two highest awards for teaching at the University of Kansas. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will present the awards at the annual KU Teaching Summit on Thursday, Aug. 21, during the first general session in 130 Budig at 8:30 a.m. “Our annual teaching awards recognize faculty’s contribution to the university and its students through outstanding teaching,” Gray-Little said. “Jonathan Lamb and Jide Wintoki are held

Thu, 08/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Ten outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2014-2015. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series. The scholars for 2014-15: Saran Davaajargal, a sophomore in economics and mathematics from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Emma Halling, a senior in American studies and women, gender & sexuality studies from Elkhart, Indiana Alex Kong, a senior in pharmaceutical studies from Lawrence Alexander Kuhn, a senior in history and Russian, East European & Eurasian studies from

Thu, 08/21/2014 — Several key University of Kansas departments are offering special information sessions and extended Saturday office hours to help new and returning students and their families prepare for Monday, Aug. 25, the first day of fall classes. New...

Thu, 08/21/2014 — The annual Rock Chalk Roadshow will hit the road from Sunday, Aug. 24, to Thursday, Aug. 28, with tour events in Pittsburg, Salina, Hutchinson, Garden City and Hays, and it will include visits with prospective students and families from 163...

Wed, 08/20/2014 — Students can visit with employers from the University of Kansas as well as the Lawrence and Kansas City areas during a Part-Time Job Fair, set for Monday, Aug. 25. The event, sponsored by the University Career Center, will take place from 9 a.m.


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5 am may be early, but for the die-hard autumn lovers, it’s time to kick off the season with the campus starlight walking tour. Led by retired professor Theodore Johnson, the tour will begin on 14th and Jayhawk Boulevard tomorrow morning. For more information, click here: http://bit.ly/YZETlE

KU Goldwater Scholar to research Huntingon’s, Alzheimer’s diseases Ryan Limbocker, KU’s 56th Goldwater Scholar, plans to focus his research at KU on such neurodegenerative disorders as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases (see more at http://bit.ly/1nIP2bL). Limbocker, a senior majoring in chemistry, is from Overland Park, Kansas, and plans to pursue a doctorate in analytical chemistry. The Goldwater Scholarships are the nation’s premier undergraduate awards to honor academically gifted students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.


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