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Thu, 06/04/2015 — When the time comes for parents to hand the car keys to their teenager for the first solo drive, they’ve likely spent many hours in the passenger’s seat, teaching about the rules of the road and applying those lessons in real life. In...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — Name: Deanne Arensberg Title: Undergraduate affairs administrator, Department of Chemistry Start date in current role: April 2012 What that means: Deanne Arensberg is the first point of contact for all undergraduate chemistry majors and handles admissions, schedules appointments with faculty advisers, prepares students for those meetings, supports the exam process and maintains all undergraduate information on the departmental website. In a short period of time, Arensberg has learned the ins and outs of her position and has gone above and beyond expectations. Arensberg asks to take on more duties, and “never flinches when asked to assist.”  Arensberg was the

Thu, 06/04/2015 — A longtime figure at the University of Kansas will leave soon for a new leadership opportunity. Ann Cudd, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas, has been named the next dean of the College of Arts and...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — The University of Kansas is saddened by the death of Deron McGee, associate professor of music theory in the School of Music. McGee died of brain cancer May 28 at his home in Lawrence. “On behalf of the entire KU community, I offer my...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — The Center for Teaching Excellence named Rebecca Achen as the first recipient of the Bernstein Award for Future Faculty. CTE director Andrea Greenhoot made the announcement last month, and CTE’s former director, Dan Bernstein, presented the...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas has announced its summer schedule of courses and special events. A unit of KU Continuing Education, the Osher Institute offers courses that stress the joy of learning for...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — “Jurassic World,” the fourth installment in the successful film series, will soon take viewers back to a world in which dinosaurs have been revived. While the films are works of fiction, what most people don’t realize is that we are close...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — Policies like stop-and-frisk in New York City and investigatory police stops unfairly target racial minorities and can dramatically influence people's perception of police officers, according to a journal article by a University of Kansas...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — Bakary Suso has just graduated with his master's degree in architecture, concluding a yearlong thesis that he hopes is just the beginning of something much bigger. His hope is to build 280 medical clinics, called “trekking stations,” for...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — The University of Kansas continues to move research discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, four inventions that are near the commercialization stage have been awarded up to $50,000 each through the...

Tue, 06/02/2015 — The University of Kansas community is saddened by the death of Haley Drown, who just completed her freshman year. Drown died May 31 in Kansas City, Missouri. "On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer our most sincere...

Tue, 06/02/2015 — Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, revealed her new identity Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair. A University of Kansas expert who studies politics and policy surrounding transgender rights said Jenner's public...

Tue, 06/02/2015 —  It’s a little-known fact, but roughly half the human population is walking around with a severe imbalance of chromosomes. We call them “males.” It works like this: Normal chromosomes, dubbed “autosomes," are present in two copies, one...

Tue, 06/02/2015 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Sensory Garden will be featured in the Douglas County Extension's Master Gardeners Tour, which is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 7. The Audio-Reader Sensory garden is...

Mon, 06/01/2015 — University of Kansas School of Law graduates in the Class of 2014 continued the school’s upward trend in employment success, securing jobs at a rate not achieved since before the Great Recession, according to data released this spring by the...

Mon, 06/01/2015 — As districts across the state struggle with budgeting decisions, the School of Education at the University of Kansas will host a free day of professional development for area educators.  For the seventh year, the school will host the 2015...

Mon, 06/01/2015 — Talk about timely. In 1995, when the Internet’s popularity was soaring, the University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development launched the Community Tool Box website — a free resource to help communities at home and abroad...

Mon, 06/01/2015 — The University of Kansas community is grieving over the death of a notable figure in the Department of Theatre.  Jed Davis, professor emeritus and former director of KU Theatre for Young People, died Monday, May 25, at Lawrence Memorial...

Mon, 06/01/2015 — Dreams in literature are most popularly portrayed as prophetic messages foretelling the future. In Virgil's "Aeneid," the fallen Trojan prince Hector appears to Aeneas and advises him to flee Troy with his family. In perhaps Shakespeare's most...

Fri, 05/29/2015 — LAWRENCE – As Turkey’s June 7 parliamentary elections draw international attention, a University of Kansas expert is available to comment on the country’s political landscape. F. Michael Wuthrich, assistant director at the University of Kansas Center for Global and International Studies, is the author of the book “National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System,” which Syracuse University Press will release in September. The book examines Turkey’s national elections from 1950 to 2011. Wuthrich points to two significant shifts in Turkish politics that will influence voters next month. Recent polls have shown Turkey’s ruling Justice and


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