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Mon, 11/07/2016 —  A University of Kansas professor has authored a new edition of a book designed to help law students and lawyers develop important practical skills and learn the law governing disputes resolved outside of court. Stephen Ware, professor of law,...

Mon, 11/07/2016 — America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools 2016-17 recently named University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning lecturer Anne Patterson as one of its 25 most admired educators who teach in U.S. schools. The Best...

Mon, 11/07/2016 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will host a celebration of a once-in-a-generation campus redevelopment project that will transform the way KU educates students and conducts research. The university’s Central District project will be...

Mon, 11/07/2016 — LAWRENCE – “The most important rock band since the Beatles” deserves a book focusing on its music, or at least that was University of Kansas researcher Brad Osborn’s thinking when he considered Radiohead. His publisher agreed. “All the books about them thus far are biographical,” said Osborn, assistant professor of music theory. “This is the first book to really look at the songs themselves.” Osborn’s “Everything in Its Right Place: Analyzing Radiohead” (Oxford University Press, Nov. 1, 2016) takes an in-depth look at the British band’s nine albums, drawing comparisons between the sweeping sonic textures and the lyrics. Having sold more than 30 million albums

Mon, 11/07/2016 — Scientists will gather in Lawrence this week for the 11th biennial conference of the Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network (GPEN), hosted by the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical...

Fri, 11/04/2016 — The University of Kansas debate team turned in a dominating performance at a tournament hosted last week by Gonzaga University. The KU team of sophomores Jacob Hegna and Henry Walter won first place at the tournament while top-ranked Harvard...

Fri, 11/04/2016 — The University of Kansas is mourning the death of a faculty member from the Department of African and African-American Studies and the Kansas African Studies Center. Lecturer David Mburu died Oct. 30 in Kansas City, Kansas. “I join those who...

Thu, 11/03/2016 — Advance polling of voters in several U.S. states, including California, suggests marijuana-law liberalization efforts could succeed in next week’s elections. “The likely legalization of medical cannabis use in California, Nevada, Arizona,...

Thu, 11/03/2016 — Fifteen sophomores at the University of Kansas have been competitively selected as Global Scholars, a program for undergraduate students who have a strong academic record and interest in global studies. The 15 students come from a wide range of...

Thu, 11/03/2016 — Students from eight Kansas high schools were honored Nov. 2 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 64 seniors from high schools in Labette and Montgomery counties were recognized for their academic...

Thu, 11/03/2016 — The U.S. presidential candidates likely present a stark difference in economic policy, which is why the financial markets have reacted to key shifts in the campaign, according to a University of Kansas economist. George Bittlingmayer, Wagnon...

Thu, 11/03/2016 — Audio-Reader volunteers and staff gathered last month to mark the organization’s milestone anniversary and recognize the 400 volunteers who make the programming possible.  During the event, made possible a sponsorship from McDaniel and...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the loss of Professor Emeritus George Worth, who was part of the Department of English for 40 years. Worth died Oct. 7 in Lawrence. He was 87. “I join the University of Kansas community in...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor has been selected as one of the five inaugural recipients of a major fellowship for outstanding inventors for her work to combat superbug resistance to antibiotic drugs. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced Joanna Slusky, assistant professor of molecular biosciences and computational biology, as a Moore Inventor Fellow. This new fellowship program recognizes early-career innovators at U.S. universities with a high potential to accelerate progress in scientific research, environmental conservation and patient care. Slusky’s invention is a protein that will resensitize bacteria to common antibiotics, thereby

Wed, 11/02/2016 — The Solomon Islands in the Southwest Pacific are best known as a locale for some of the most intense fighting of the Second World War, including the bloody Battle of Guadalcanal. But for nearly a century, the rich biodiversity of the islands has...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — Name: Ron HuettenmuellerTitle: Financial analyst senior, Comptroller’s Office What that means: Huettenmueller began working at KU in 1995 and has held his current position for 18 years. A primary piece of Huettenmueller’s job is assisting with the fiscal year-end closing and opening of the financial system, then preparing a multitude of data files and financial reports. The reports that Huettenmueller touches tell the story of the university’s overall financial health. He provides ad hoc reports and information for many offices such as the Provost's Office, Business and Financial Planning, and the Comptroller's Office, and the leaders of these units rely on his

Wed, 11/02/2016 — Everyone has taken a math test at some point and saw they score they received, based on the number of questions they got right. The problem with that age-old method of testing is, while it reveals which answers were correct and which weren’t,...

Wed, 11/02/2016 — The University of Kansas will host a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing the field of area studies during an event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in The Commons. The talk is free and open to the public. The featured...

Tue, 11/01/2016 — Athletic teams may prefer home field or court advantage, but where do they draw the line between supportive and violent fans? A University of Kansas professor has co-authored a study examining a branded college basketball student fan...

Tue, 11/01/2016 — Two University of Kansas faculty members were honored for their cancer-fighting research technology that is showing considerable promise. Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laird Forrest and Director of Dermatology Dr. Daniel Aires,


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