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Mon, 04/27/2015 — Oil production in Kansas increased in 2014, boosted mainly by activity in a few south-central and northwestern counties, while natural gas production continued to decline, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — The University of Kansas Academic Accelerator Program (KUAAP) has invited three candidates to campus for the position of academic director. Interviews will take place Tuesday, April 28 as well as May 5 and May 7. J. Spencer Clark, assistant...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — LAWRENCE – Emma Scioli, associate professor in classics, has won the 2015 Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for her upcoming publication, "Dream, Fantasy, and Visual Art in Roman Elegy," to be published by the University of Wisconsin Press. The annual award is administered by the Hall Center for the Humanities. The Friends of the Hall Center provides support for a second faculty publication. Katie Rhine, assistant professor of anthropology, received the Friends Book Publication Award for "The Unseen Things: Women, Secrecy, and HIV in Northern Nigeria," to be published by Indiana University Press.  Scioli’s study analyzes select dreams and related

Mon, 04/27/2015 — To wrap up Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the University of Kansas will screen a film that takes a critical look at sexual assault on college campuses. “The Hunting Ground” will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Woodruff Auditorium...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — Researchers from three programs affiliated with the University of Kansas Life Span Institute were awarded Empower Kansas grants earlier this month in Parsons by UnitedHealthcare, one of the three managed-care organizations that provide services...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — In partnership with colleagues at Wichita State University (WSU), University of Kansas researchers from the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) will work for the next seven years to...

Mon, 04/27/2015 — Representatives of the KU Nepalese Student Association are collecting donations for victims of Saturday’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Asian nation.  Today, April 27, members will be in the Traditions area of the Kansas Union,

Fri, 04/24/2015 — The 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Kansas Union.  "The symposium is KU's premier celebration of the excellent research, scholarship and creative works completed by KU...

Fri, 04/24/2015 — LAWRENCE – As the 2014-15 academic year winds down, the Dean’s Office at the University of Kansas School of Education will say thank you and goodbye to two long-standing associate deans. Sally Roberts, associate dean for teacher education and undergraduate programs, and James Lichtenberg, associate dean for research and graduate programs, will both retire at the end of May. The two have provided a combined 72 years of service. Roberts began working at KU on a federal grant in 1983 and has served as associate dean for the school since 2006. Before her time at KU, she taught for 11 years at the Kansas State School for the Deaf in Olathe, then served as project

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Fri, 04/24/2015 — Two University of Kansas researchers have created a digital edition of a previously unpublished anti-slavery play attributed to the 19th century playwright and actress Kate Edwards Swayze. It is believed to be the first time Swayze's play, the...

Fri, 04/24/2015 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music has acquired a new Yamaha Disklavier-reproducing piano that will enable elementary school students at a rural, low-income district to take part in remote music lessons through ground-breaking distance learning technology. The Disklavier piano will be placed in Horton Elementary School, which serves low-income families with 70 percent of the students under the poverty line. Horton Coordinator Will Maderos-Treastor, a School of Music graduate, will head the weekly program at the school beginning in fall 2015. Scott McBride Smith, professor of piano, will oversee the new project in which music majors will offer

Fri, 04/24/2015 —  Today the ideas of Aristotle, perhaps the most influential philosopher in the Western tradition, is once again serving as a stimulus in almost every area of philosophy. In ethics, in philosophy of science, in metaphysics, in philosophy of mind,

Fri, 04/24/2015 — With oars at the ready and a new design, the University of Kansas School of Engineering concrete canoe team will hit the waters of Lone Star Lake near Lawrence this week looking to repeat as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-Content...

Fri, 04/24/2015 — With stunning visuals of the Lawrence campus and the people who make it come alive, the university’s 2014 institutional video ad celebrates what it means to be a Jayhawk, from overcoming insurmountable obstacles to changing the shape of the...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist will present “Speaking Truth to Power: on The Other Side, Courage, and Voice” as a powerful contribution to the University of Kansas campus conversation about sexual violence. KU alumna Lacy...

Thu, 04/23/2015 —  In a development with ethical and scientific implications, scientists at the University of Guangzhou, China, have edited the genomes of human embryos to suppress a gene linked to a potentially fatal blood disorder. The Chinese scientists...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — In 1911 one of the most important art events of the 20th century, the Blue Rider exhibition, opened in Munich. Helping lay the foundation for modern art, the exhibition included six works from Albert Bloch, a Saint Louis native and the only...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — When more than 130,000 Vietnamese began to flee after the fall of Saigon in April 1975 and the U.S. withdrawal, one seemingly forgotten part of history is the massive effort to bring a majority of the refugees to the United States via...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — Consent continues to be a challenging issue in sexual assault cases across campus, especially when alcohol is involved. As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at KU, today is Consent Day. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear their Consent Day T-shirts to raise awareness and to encourage a dialogue on this important topic. Do you know what the University’s consent policy is? What does consent look like? The university’s definition of consent can be found online.  The university has an entire webpage dedicated to consent and understanding consent. If it’s not clear, it’s not consent!  

Thu, 04/23/2015 — A thorough test of engineering skill and precision – while racing the clock -- will be on display this week at the University of Kansas. A team of civil engineers from the School of Engineering will compete in the American Society of Civil...


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Standing just outside the Spencer Research Library, Lauren Erickson, associate director of KU Marketing Communications, spotted her favorite redhead as she lined up with other Commencement marshals before the procession began. Lauren, a proud redhead herself, loves that Big Jay also dons the same do. “I had this great vantage point to see all the grads, their families, and even Big Jay running around, hugging, smiling — I wanted to capture some of that pre-ceremony buzz.” She first became a marshal four years ago and enjoys the thrill of putting on a fancy blue gown with jaunty cap and reliving her own walk down the Hill nine years ago: “I love seeing the look on the grads’ faces as they realize how important this KU tradition is —how meaningful and significant.” It warmed Lauren’s Jayhawk heart, just as it does ours. Congrats and Rock Chalk (again) to the Class of 2015!

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