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Wed, 11/05/2014 — University of Kansas experts are available to comment on and analyze results from Tuesday's general election that featured key races nationally and in Kansas. Nationally, Republicans took control of the U.S. Senate, giving the GOP a majority in...

Wed, 11/05/2014 — Nominations are now being accepted for the annual University Scholarly Achievement Award, which is presented to four mid-career scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields. The University Scholarly...

Tue, 11/04/2014 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of avid university supporter Marianna Kistler Beach. She died Saturday, Nov. 1, at her home in Lawrence at age 94. “On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I extend my...

Tue, 11/04/2014 — KU Libraries has announced the naming of the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright in honor of former University of Kansas provost and executive vice chancellor David Shulenburger. Lorraine Haricombe, dean of KU...

Tue, 11/04/2014 — Work by University of Kansas Department of Architecture students has recently been recognized by four different organizations. They are Central States American Institute of Architects Emerging Professionals, the Kansas chapter of the American...

Tue, 11/04/2014 — The Kansas African Studies Center will sponsor a panel discussion on the Ebola outbreak featuring the perspectives of leading social scientists from the University of Kansas. The Ebola Outbreak in Wider Perspective: Social Scientists Discuss...

Tue, 11/04/2014 —  The number of children in foster care in Kansas has hit a new record, and one in five of those children are there because of issues related to caregiver substance abuse. Researchers in the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare have...

Mon, 11/03/2014 — To help bridge the gap between men and women in math-intensive STEM fields and careers, educators should engage girls as young as elementary school in intervention programs focused on more math skills, according to a new report on the landscape...

Mon, 11/03/2014 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Ron Fowler, a 20-year KU employee from Facilities Services who died Oct. 22. Services and burial were Oct. 28 in Lawrence. “On behalf of the entire KU community, I extend my...

Mon, 11/03/2014 — Students from 12 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Nov. 17, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 247 seniors from high schools in Johnson County will be recognized for their academic achievements...

Mon, 11/03/2014 — Every night, an estimated 2,000 homeless youths sleep somewhere outside in Kansas City. On Friday, Nov. 7, hundreds more will join them for One Homeless Night, a sleep-out to raise awareness of homeless teens and raise support for Synergy...

Mon, 11/03/2014 — More than a dozen students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering claimed top honors in two international aircraft design competitions. Teams from KU placed first and tied for third in the American Institute of Aeronautics and...

Fri, 10/31/2014 — Recognized worldwide for his contribution to conceptual Native American art, University of Kansas alumnus Edgar Heap of Birds returns to Lawrence to discuss his journey from student to international artist in a public event.    Heap of...

Fri, 10/31/2014 — Innovative designs for an advanced pilot training aircraft earned two recent University of Kansas School of Engineering graduates top recognition in a prestigious aircraft design competition. Aerospace engineering 2014 graduates Alejandra...

Fri, 10/31/2014 — LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas juniors have been named the first Gene R. Feaster Physics Scholars. Emily Ann Smith, majoring in physics and interdisciplinary computing, and Daniel Rhodes, majoring in physics, were awarded the scholarship for the 2014-’15 academic year. The scholarship covers tuition costs for one year for each recipient. The scholarship was established by alumnus Gene Feaster, who invented a medical device called Superflab that is used in radiology clinics across the country. Feaster also established a scholarship and a professorship in the School of Nursing, in honor of his late wife. Feaster, who lives in Leawood, graduated with a bachelor’s

Thu, 10/30/2014 — Leadership, mentoring and coaching will be the focus of a lecture from Michael Loose, retired U.S. Navy vice admiral, Parsons Corp. senior vice president and University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate.   Loose will deliver the fourth...

Thu, 10/30/2014 — Gene Hotchkiss, senior associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, was honored last week with a lifetime achievement award by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) at the group’s annual convention in Austin,...

Thu, 10/30/2014 — Following five generations of a modern Kansas family through one unending, metaphoric dinner, “The Big Meal” is a theatrically innovative rendering of the universality of the American family. The play will open Nov. 14 at University Theatre.

Thu, 10/30/2014 — When the Parliament of Namibia passed the Combating of Rape Act in 2000, it was seen as progressive legislation to combat gender-based violence in a nation scarred by the effects of war in the shadow of apartheid. Yet, more than a decade after...

Wed, 10/29/2014 — The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association recently honored eight University of Kansas Department of Urban Planning students with its New Horizon award. The students were enrolled in Associate Professor Bonnie Johnson’s Growth...


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