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Thu, 08/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – An assistant professor of English who uses digital tools to teach Shakespeare and Renaissance texts and an associate professor of finance who excels at making innovative connections from seemingly unrelated areas are this year’s winners of the two highest awards for teaching at the University of Kansas. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will present the awards at the annual KU Teaching Summit on Thursday, Aug. 21, during the first general session in 130 Budig at 8:30 a.m. “Our annual teaching awards recognize faculty’s contribution to the university and its students through outstanding teaching,” Gray-Little said. “Jonathan Lamb and Jide Wintoki are held

Thu, 08/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Ten outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2014-2015. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series. The scholars for 2014-15: Saran Davaajargal, a sophomore in economics and mathematics from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Emma Halling, a senior in American studies and women, gender & sexuality studies from Elkhart, Indiana Alex Kong, a senior in pharmaceutical studies from Lawrence Alexander Kuhn, a senior in history and Russian, East European & Eurasian studies from

Thu, 08/21/2014 — Several key University of Kansas departments are offering special information sessions and extended Saturday office hours to help new and returning students and their families prepare for Monday, Aug. 25, the first day of fall classes. New...

Thu, 08/21/2014 — The annual Rock Chalk Roadshow will hit the road from Sunday, Aug. 24, to Thursday, Aug. 28, with tour events in Pittsburg, Salina, Hutchinson, Garden City and Hays, and it will include visits with prospective students and families from 163...

Wed, 08/20/2014 — Students can visit with employers from the University of Kansas as well as the Lawrence and Kansas City areas during a Part-Time Job Fair, set for Monday, Aug. 25. The event, sponsored by the University Career Center, will take place from 9 a.m.

Wed, 08/20/2014 — With shows such as "A Raisin in the Sun" and "The Marriage of Figaro," University Theatre has announced a 2014-15 performance lineup that will entertain, educate and provoke as well as demonstrate the importance of educational theatre for the...

Wed, 08/20/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has found that in the last decade, fourth-graders who live in states with a significant African-American population, larger classroom sizes and a more conservative political climate tend to learn fewer...

Tue, 08/19/2014 — Mental health experts in the past three decades have emphasized the dangers of postpartum depression for mothers, but a University of Kansas researcher says expanding awareness of several more perinatal mental health conditions is important for...

Tue, 08/19/2014 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has broadened the array of graduate certificates at the University of Kansas with the addition of programs in global studies, museum studies, and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. Departments in the College developed the certificates to expand graduate students’ and working professionals’ opportunities to diversify their expertise and distinguish themselves in the workforce. “We want students to have as many options as possible to prepare for a successful career after they leave KU. These certificates have broad applicability and will benefit students across the spectrum of academic and professional

Tue, 08/19/2014 — People's educational attainment influences their level of physical activity both during the week and on weekends, according to a study that includes two University of Kansas researchers. The research team found people without a high school...

Tue, 08/19/2014 —  It’s not a monkey. It’s not a lemur. It’s not an African Bush Baby or even a Madagascan Mouse. Meet the Philippine tarsier: a tiny, adorable and downright “cool” primate from Southeast Asia. “It’s really not like any animals that...

Tue, 08/19/2014 — The University of Kansas has announced two Employees of the Month for July 2014: Name: Larry HigginsStart date: 1980sCurrent job: Plumbing and boiler operations, Facilities Services What that means: Larry Higgins ensures staff and students are supplied with heat and hot water, even when equipment fails. In addition to setting up, maintaining, trouble-shooting, and repairing boilers across campus, Higgins also sets up and monitors the chemical levels in the boiler systems to ensure the quality of the water in them. This helps save the university operating and maintenance costs. These efforts also have helped save the KU money in terms of major expenditures due to

Mon, 08/18/2014 — Move-in day for residence halls and scholarship halls at the University of Kansas is set for Thursday, Aug. 21. Media are welcome to attend the event, but news vehicles will not be allowed on Daisy Hill (Irving Hill and Engel Roads) due to...

Mon, 08/18/2014 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should avoid the area around the Lied Center and Daisy Hill on Thursday, Aug. 21, which is the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Traffic around Daisy Hill is expected to...

Mon, 08/18/2014 — A University of Kansas professor has been chosen to take part in a grant project that will test the role of a dietary supplement in muscle growth for everyone from athletes to the elderly and has also been named educator of the year by the...

Fri, 08/15/2014 — A group of students in the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will have a unique opportunity this month to enhance the skills that provide the foundation for the program. Twenty-three...

Fri, 08/15/2014 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Floyd Horowitz, retired professor of English. Horowitz, 84, died of complications of Alzheimer’s disease Aug. 9 in New York City. Horowitz joined the university as an English...

Thu, 08/14/2014 — University of Kansas visual art student Allison Flom's short film, "Habitual," has been chosen as an official selection of the 2014 Autumn Shorts Film Festival in Somerset, Kentucky. "Habitual" was produced as a student...

Thu, 08/14/2014 — University of Kansas students in a Department of Design class presented new product concepts earlier this year to executives from Garmin International, the Olathe-based manufacturer of global-positioning systems products. Huw Thomas, associate...

Thu, 08/14/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law is the No. 18 “best value” law school in the nation, according to National Jurist magazine. The ranking highlights affordable law schools whose graduates perform exceptionally well on the bar exam and have had real success finding legal jobs. National Jurist ranked the top 20 schools and assigned a letter grade to the other 33 honorees. “We are proud of this ranking because it reflects our broader definition of value – one that goes beyond our affordable tuition to consider how well our graduates are prepared to excel in their careers,” said Stephen Mazza, dean of the law school. KU was one of only four schools on


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