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Tue, 01/27/2015 — Kehrer Verlag Heidelburg Berlin, a publisher of fine art and photography books, has published "The Hereditary Estate" by Daniel Coburn, assistant professor of photo media at the University of Kansas. "The Hereditary Estate" is a retrospective...

Tue, 01/27/2015 — Twenty University of Kansas sophomores have been named University Scholars, studying in disciplines ranging from chemical engineering to Russian and from behavioral neuroscience to linguistics. The 20 scholars were recognized at a banquet Jan....

Tue, 01/27/2015 — Work by a University of Kansas researcher challenges the notion that the Internet is a democratic and liberating forum that can facilitate an unimpeded exchange of ideas devoid of interference or censorship of unpopular ideas. Instead, it is a...

Mon, 01/26/2015 — As local and organic food movements have come into their own in the last decade, a University of Kansas researcher's new book seeks to find a place at the table for these methods within modern agriculture. Paul Stock, assistant professor of...

Mon, 01/26/2015 — This summer, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry William Picking and Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Wendy Picking arrived at the University of Kansas to establish the Kansas Vaccine Institute within the School...

Mon, 01/26/2015 — A web specialist at the Kansas Geological Survey received the second annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. The KGS is based at the University of Kansas. Dana Adkins-Heljeson, KGS web manager, was presented the award for his...

Fri, 01/23/2015 — Bob Dotson, the NBC News correspondent whose long-running series “The American Story with Bob Dotson” is a regular feature on “Today,” will receive the 2015 William Allen White Foundation National Citation on April 23 at the University...

Fri, 01/23/2015 — Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Feb. 2, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 36 seniors from schools in Allen, Bourbon and Woodson counties will be recognized for their...

Thu, 01/22/2015 — Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first-ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet. Engineers and researchers at the...

Thu, 01/22/2015 — The University of Kansas was named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year. The Honor Roll’s Presidential Award is the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for...

Wed, 01/21/2015 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio will carry President Obama’s speech on Thursday live from the University of Kansas’ Anschutz Sports Pavilion. KPR’s J. Schafer and KCUR-FM’s Steve Kraske will anchor the coverage, which will begin shortly after 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. “This is a historic opportunity for KPR. We’ve never carried a presidential speech from our ‘back yard,'” Schafer said. “We’ve carried events with former presidents Carter, Clinton and George H.W. Bush from KU and President George W. Bush when he spoke in Topeka.” KPR is offering its live feed to other public radio station in Kansas. KPR’s Stephen Koranda will cover the event for KPR and its

Wed, 01/21/2015 — States that use countywide school districts save money on administrative costs, but their counterparts that use local community-centered districts tend to spend more on classroom instruction, a new study by a University of Kansas professor shows.

Wed, 01/21/2015 — President Barack Obama will discuss themes from the State of the Union address during his visit to the University of Kansas on Thursday, Jan. 22. Several KU faculty recognized nationally for their research on policy areas highlighted by the...

Wed, 01/21/2015 — In the most comprehensive study of its kind, University of Kansas geologists have unraveled one of the geologic mysteries of Tibet. The research, recently published online in Nature Geoscience, shows that it is the northward movement of India,...

Wed, 01/21/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning’s second annual Design Week begins Thursday, Jan. 22, and will conclude Jan. 30. "It’s an eight-day series of multidisciplinary events, lectures, workshops, and...

Wed, 01/21/2015 — At the 142nd University of Kansas Commencement in spring 2014, twelve outstanding seniors were recognized with University Awards. Formerly known as the Chancellor’s Student Awards, University Awards are among the most prestigious awards...

Tue, 01/20/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has released its programming schedule for the spring 2015 semester, including this year’s installment of the popular Presidential Lecture Series, "The First Woman President 2.0.”...

Tue, 01/20/2015 — The University of Kansas Department of Architecture will sponsor the 2015 Water Charrette: Food Deserts, to explore issues including urban agriculture, water harvesting and storage. The three-day event, starting Thursday, Jan. 22, will give...

Tue, 01/20/2015 — LAWRENCE – A highly anticipated minor in Spanish has been approved at the University of Kansas and will provide a new pathway for students to complement their degrees with skills in foreign language. The study of Spanish language and literature expands opportunities in a variety of career paths for students, from public service to medicine. Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and is the official language of 20 countries. “KU houses the top Spanish program in the region, so we are thrilled to widen access to our curriculum to more students,” said Robert Bayliss, director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Spanish &

Tue, 01/20/2015 — Richard E. Levy, J.B. Smith Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, is available to speak with media about the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will rule on the legality of same-sex marriage in this term. The high court announced...


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