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Wed, 04/19/2017 — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — and related social science research. Mary Hill, a professor in the Department of Geology, has established the Mary C. Hill Research Fund for Women in the Sciences in the College of Liberal...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Business will honor Gary Padgett and Mike Thompson with its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. Padgett and Thompson are set to receive the award for their dedication to business excellence, community service and...

Wed, 04/19/2017 —  Electronic cigarettes have gained rapidly in popularity in recent years, with vaping stores popping up in cities across the country and advertisements touting them as a good-tasting way to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. A University of...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women. “These...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — LAWRENCE – More than 2,600 listeners helped Kansas Public Radio conclude a record spring membership drive earlier this month. The drive came shortly after the announcement of a permanent $200,000 reduction in university support, the second phase in a two-year series of cuts that began with a $100,000 reduction in funding during the current fiscal year – the result of state cuts to higher education. Kansas Public Radio added an extra day to its yearly spring membership drive, and after nine days of on-air fundraising ended the drive with $422,891 in pledges. On April 7, KPR wrapped up the Campaign for Excellence 2017, with pledges from 2,601 listener-members. The

Wed, 04/19/2017 — On Saturday, April 22, a "March for Science" is taking place in the nation’s capital with satellite events planned in more than 500 cities around the United States and around the world. Organizers describe the event as “the first step of a...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — A group of scientists offers photographic proof of climate change using images of retreating glaciers in a new paper, “Savor the Cryosphere,” appearing in GSA Today, a peer-reviewed publication of the Geological Society of America. Along...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 21, as part of KU's Earth Day festivities. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on the...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — British Prime Minister Theresa May in a surprise move Tuesday called for a general election three years ahead of schedule. According to international news reports, May's call for a snap election on June 8 is an apparent effort to seek more...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — International election monitors have heavily criticized Turkish election officials for their conduct in the weekend referendum that granted exclusive powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A University of Kansas researcher of international...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — Tomas Green, a junior from Lynnwood, Washington, is the latest University of Kansas student to earn a Udall Scholarship for his work in environmental policy and sustainability efforts on and off campus. Green is majoring in chemical engineering...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion will be catching a ride to Fort Riley on Black Hawk helicopters this week. On, Thursday, April 20, 100 cadets will be airlifted as part of a joint training exercise. Two UH-60A...

Mon, 04/17/2017 —  A program funded by the National Institutes of Health that leverages an existing partnership between Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas has as its goal an increase in the number of indigenous students pursuing...

Mon, 04/17/2017 — The University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience has announced the selection of 24 orientation assistants for the 2017-2018 year. Orientation assistants (OA) are student leaders, selected to support incoming students’ transition to KU.

Mon, 04/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – Last spring, 3,000 native seedlings were planted on the slope behind Blake and Twente halls as part of the Prairie Acre Restoration Project, an effort by University of Kansas departments to restore this historic prairie remnant. That restoration effort has continued this spring, in part to a grant from the Douglas County Community Foundation's Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund. The grant will allow Phase 2 of the project to begin, which includes expanding the site beyond its current boundaries and developing educational materials.  “We are very fortunate to have received this grant,” said Jeff Severin, director of campus planning & sustainability

Fri, 04/14/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Petrohawks, a team of geology, geophysics and engineering graduate students, won the regional competition for the Imperial Barrel Award (IBA), an oil exploration competition, for the first time ever last month.  The Imperial Barrel Award is an annual competition focused on oil and gas exploration. To compete, teams of graduate students from universities around the world are given eight weeks to analyze a real dataset in order to develop drilling prospects. Each team then delivers a 25-minute presentation to a panel of industry experts at one of 12 regional competitions. The winners of each region advance to the final, which

Fri, 04/14/2017 — Wesley Church, professor and director of the School of Social Work at Louisiana State University, will make a public presentation Monday, April 17, as a candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas. Church is...

Fri, 04/14/2017 — The Center for Civic & Social Responsibility (CCSR) is hosting the 2017 Service Celebration to recognize the many community organizations in Lawrence and Douglas County that partner with KU faculty and students. The reception, set for 5-6 p.m.

Thu, 04/13/2017 — McDonald's this week in Australia began recruiting job applicants via Snapchat. The fast-food giant asked for "Snaplications" via the popular social media channel with teenagers in which applicants sent them a 10-second video while wearing a...

Thu, 04/13/2017 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced the final session of the 2016-2017 Strategies Event Series at the Edwards Campus on April 22.  The third session of the series, “Helping Students Succeed: Mindset Makes...


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