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Fri, 02/06/2015 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility (CCSR) has awarded nine $500 mini-grants to 10 faculty instructors offering service learning courses in the spring 2015 semester. Recipients represent seven areas of study and two...

Fri, 02/06/2015 — University of Kansas students, alumni and campus administrators will join together for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as it holds its centennial celebration on campus.  The festivities will feature events for both current and alumnae members of...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — As University of Kansas senior Allison McKinnon researched how a country's regime type could influence its economic growth, she discovered an interesting trend. In looking at data related to economic growth and how educated a country's...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — LAWRENCE – As tax season gets under way, two University of Kansas groups are offering free tax preparation services for those who qualify. KU School of Law students with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will prepare returns for taxpayers who are residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois; who make less than $53,000 per household per year; and who do not itemize their deductions. The program runs from Feb. 16 to April 15. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA partnership with the Internal Revenue Service. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare and electronically file their federal and state tax returns

Thu, 02/05/2015 — Machine learning has been around longer than many people realize, according to AIG chief science officer Murli Buluswar, who says it helps to process data in situations where traditional models have failed. Buluswar will present “The Reality...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas undergraduate was selected to receive an award from the nation’s largest STEM diversity conference. Marcus Florez, a senior majoring in chemistry from Bel Aire, was recognized with a 2014 SACNAS Student Presentation Award at the organization’s conference this fall. SACNAS is the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Florez was the only student from a Kansas university to receive recognition and was among 99 awardees selected from more than 900 student presentations. The student presentation award recognizes students for exceptional communication skills and command of their research topics.

Thu, 02/05/2015 — Dr. Kathryn Ellerbeck, associate professor of pediatrics, has assumed the co-directorship of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART), headquartered at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus and allied with the Center for...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — On Feb. 9-11, the University of Kansas will host a team of consultant-evaluators from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association as part of its routine 10-year university-wide reaccreditation review. While on campus...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — University of Kansas researchers are invited to submit applications for the Proof of Concept Fund, which supports KU technologies that are near the commercialization stage and could become marketplace solutions in the near future. The Proof of...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will highlight women’s leadership for its 2015 President Lecture Series, “The First Woman President 2.0.” This four-part series will examine the unique challenges women must...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — The University Daily Kansan is adopting a "digital first" approach to its news that will put more content online. The change also will affect its print edition, which will switch to two days a week beginning in fall 2015. Kansan student leaders...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — A University of Kansas administrator is helping lead an effort by higher education institutions to sustain the federal government’s investment in basic scientific research. Jack Cline, director of federal relations, was recently named to the...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — When American Amanda Knox was prosecuted for allegedly murdering her roommate in Italy, the trial grabbed sensational headlines on a nightly basis. Both her conviction and eventual acquittal in 2011 drew criticism from the public, who followed...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — Three weeks after the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba would be normalizing relations, nine University of Kansas design students and two instructors traveled to Havana and Miami for a winter-break study abroad trip, led by Assistant Professor...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — When three potential Republican presidential candidates mentioned recently that in some cases vaccinating children should be done on a voluntary basis, it touched off a political firestorm, especially with the recent measles outbreak in the...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Wounded Warrior Scholarship. The scholarship is available to any current and incoming KU student who suffered injuries while serving in the military; is the...

Tue, 02/03/2015 — The University of Kansas is applying for designation as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University through the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. This prestigious national designation is awarded only to universities that...

Tue, 02/03/2015 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 102 people from 14 states contracted measles in January resulting from an ongoing outbreak linked to an initial exposure at Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim,...

Tue, 02/03/2015 — A potential cancer treatment with ties to the University of Kansas has entered its second clinical trial in the past four months. Biopharmaceutical company Cleave Biosciences has begun a Phase 1 clinical trial to evaluate CB-5083, its top drug...

Tue, 02/03/2015 — The bold and inventive works of University of Kansas undergraduate theatre students will be performed in the fifth Black Box Productions at the University Theatre. Black Box gives select undergraduates the opportunity to direct, cast, rehearse...


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The loud buzz of helicopters over the Lawrence campus was not President Obama visiting once again, but the signal of an important leadership development event. University of Kansas Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion lifted off from Shenk Sports Complex this afternoon to catch a ride to Fort Riley. Read why they hitched a ride here: http://bit.ly/1F58dGb #KUfacts: KU is one of just 50 universities in the nation offering an ROTC program that represents all branches of the military.

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Explore KU Seasons: Winter The crisp scrape of a shovel alerts your senses. Everything is different. Unexpected works of white powdery art are almost everywhere — some crafted by nature, others by whimsical students. Following a fresh snowfall, the University of Kansas’ campus takes on an almost magical majesty. And students flock out to explore the Hill under winter’s wonderful cloak, adding to their rich four-season experience as Jayhawks.


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