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Wed, 10/01/2014 —  University of Kansas researcher Trevor Rivers recently had a hand in the making of the BBC-TV documentary “Super Senses: The Secret Power of Animals” for his work with ostracods. “We came up with a plan for me to come join the BBC crew...

Wed, 10/01/2014 — The Nov. 4 general election features key congressional and gubernatorial races across the country, including in Kansas. University of Kansas experts are available to comment on various issues and races in national and state politics and...

Tue, 09/30/2014 — Who: Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, Dale Seuferling, C.J. Brune, Elizabeth Schultz and Christine Smith What: University of Kansas and KU Endowment to unveil historical marker honoring the February Sisters When: 4 p.m. today, Sept. 30 Where: Crawford Community Center, 1346 Louisiana St. (In case of inclement weather, Big 12 Room in the Kansas Union) This event is open to the media. Purpose: To remember and honor the February Sisters with the placement of a historical marker on the 1300 block of Louisiana Street (the location of the former East Asian Studies Building, the building occupied by the February Sisters on February 4, 1972).

Tue, 09/30/2014 — Virtual schools and courses are increasing in popularity across the country, and a new study from the University of Kansas shows that teachers in online settings prefer approaching education intellectually, socially and emotionally, while...

Tue, 09/30/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics will commemorate 40 years since the hard-fought U.S. Senate race between former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Roy. Dole Institute senior archivist Audrey Coleman will interview Dave Owen, Dole’s 1974...

Tue, 09/30/2014 — The public is invited to the annual fall tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. The garden was established in 2010 and draws several hundred visitors each year. Garden pathways are...

Tue, 09/30/2014 — The 102nd Homecoming at the University of Kansas concluded Sept. 27 after a week that included events for KU students and the Lawrence community. Throughout the week, KU student organizations collected points for their participation in events...

Mon, 09/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – From poetry readings to symphony performances, the University of Kansas will host a series of events throughout the fall to commemorate World War I and pay tribute to today’s veterans and military. The events are connected to KU’s Centennial Commemoration of World War I, which is being coordinated by the European Studies Program and includes collaboration with departments and organizations throughout KU and the community to mark the 100th anniversary of the war. “The commemoration explores how World War I informs our understanding of contemporary conflicts and how conflicts today shape our understanding of World War I,” said Lorie Vanchena, academic

Mon, 09/29/2014 — Students from 13 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 8, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 87 seniors from high schools in Ellsworth, Lincoln, Ottawa and Saline counties will be...

Mon, 09/29/2014 — The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) has announced that Shannon Criss, associate professor of architecture, will be one of 15 participants in next year’s Healthy Communities Leadership Academy. The yearlong academy will help participants deepen their knowledge, understanding, and practice in civic leadership, policy and system change, community collaboration, and resource leveraging HCF developed the Leadership Academy to build field capacity and develop local expertise to effect changes in policy and community environments. These result in making the healthy choice the easy choice for the uninsured and underserved. "Our organization has a long

Mon, 09/29/2014 — A University of Kansas professor is available to comment on the significance of new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to the United States. Modi, who was elected in May as leader of the world's largest democratic state, is in...

Mon, 09/29/2014 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 8, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 68 seniors from high schools in Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny Lane, Scott and Wichita...

Mon, 09/29/2014 — The University of Kansas will be host to another homecoming this week when the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS) brings its 20th annual conference to the Lawrence campus on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4. Founded at KU in 1995,...

Mon, 09/29/2014 — Students from five Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 8, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 185 seniors from high schools in Johnson County will be recognized for their academic...

Sun, 09/28/2014 — Two University of Kansas seniors received the 24th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards during halftime of the KU-Texas homecoming football game Sept. 27 in Memorial Stadium. The 2014 ExCEL award winners are Ellie...

Fri, 09/26/2014 — A career dedicated to researching and developing materials to help strengthen and stabilize paved and unpaved roads has earned international recognition for a professor from the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Jie Han, professor of...

Fri, 09/26/2014 — KU Endowment’s Board of Trustees elected The Hon. Deanell Reece Tacha as new board chair and Charles E. Heath as vice chair, and elected five other University of Kansas alumni as trustees at today’s annual meeting of the association’s...

Fri, 09/26/2014 — Enrollment numbers released today show that for the third year in a row, the University of Kansas freshman class has grown. KU has 4,084 new freshmen on campus — an increase of 2.1 percent from last year’s total of 4,000 — enrolling...

Fri, 09/26/2014 — As part of KU’s 2014 Homecoming Weekend, a pair of University of Kansas scientists — one in microbiology and another in pathology — will join a group of 10 KU faculty and four colleagues at the Medical Center who share a special distinction.

Fri, 09/26/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas is sponsoring a multimedia presentation by Sas Carey, registered nurse and director of Nomadicare, a nonprofit organization that supports the sustainability and cultural survival of nomadic peoples by harmonizing traditional and modern medicine and documenting nomadic life ways, lore and heart songs. Her lecture, "Earth and Spirit: The Unique Life of Reindeer Herders in Mongolia," focuses on the changes in the traditional lifestyle of the nomads, changes that have been brought about by tourism, climate shift, politics, resource exploitation and globalization. The event will take place at 4 p.m


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