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Tue, 08/09/2016 — James Gunn, University of Kansas professor emeritus and award-winning science fiction author, recently received a lifetime teaching award from the Writing the Rockies writers conference of Western Colorado State University. Conference...

Tue, 08/09/2016 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 72 new members. Laura Mielke, chapter president and professor of English, presided at the May 18 ceremony immediately before university commencement....

Tue, 08/09/2016 — LAWRENCE – A film created by University of Kansas visual art student Olivia Hernández was the overall winner of the Short Film Work-in-Progress category from the CreActive International Open Film Festival in Bangladesh. Hernández’s film, “material girl hallelujah,” is an original video created in response to her original sound recording of her mother and cousins singing hymns in a one-room church founded by her great-great-grandfather in the mountains of Virginia. It was selected as a festival award winner out of more than 4,000 submissions from 105 countries.  “To receive an award for my modest attempts at art-making feels like a cosmic ‘thumbs up’ from the

Mon, 08/08/2016 — With the arrival of August comes the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Students across the country will return to classrooms this month and next while others begin new phases in their educational careers, be it the first day...

Mon, 08/08/2016 — The University of Kansas presented a Champion of Science Award to U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder on Monday in recognition of his support for federal funding for basic scientific research. The award is given on behalf of the Science Coalition to members...

Mon, 08/08/2016 — University of Kansas alumnus Luther Fry and his wife, Ardis, of Garden City, have made a combined outright and planned gift commitment of $1 million, which will support an endowed chair in ophthalmology at KU.  The Frys in 2001 established the...

Thu, 08/04/2016 — WHO/WHAT: U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder will receive the Champion of Science award from the Science Coalition, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization of leading public and private research universities. This award is presented to members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently support scientific research. KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will present the award to Yoder. Dr. Douglas Lowy, acting director of the National Cancer Institute, will speak at the event as a guest of the Congressman. Dr. Douglas Girod, executive vice chancellor of KU Medical Center, and Dr. Roy Jensen, director of the KU Cancer Center, will also serve as hosts for the event. WHERE: KU

Thu, 08/04/2016 — YODER – Fifty-eight new law enforcement officers were congratulated by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Wichita) during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) last month. The new officers were members of the 240th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training April 18, represented 47 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement

Thu, 08/04/2016 —  When the United States and 11 other nations recently agreed to the Trans Pacific Partnership, they set in motion history’s largest free trade agreement. A University of Kansas professor of law and international trade law expert has authored a...

Thu, 08/04/2016 — Aug. 1 is moving day for many in the Lawrence area. It also signals the start of an annual movement of international students to the University of Kansas. “Often new international students can be a bit disoriented in arranging for...

Thu, 08/04/2016 — The Office of the Provost has selected the 2016-2017 senior administrative fellows. The program identifies and cultivates current and potential leaders already on the University of Kansas faculty. Now in its 24th year, the Senior Administrative...

Wed, 08/03/2016 — As part of a three-year, $750,000 grant, University of Kansas researchers will aid colleges and universities in three states in adopting sexual assault policies and prevention strategies. The Heartland Sexual Assault Policies & Prevention...

Tue, 08/02/2016 — The largest higher education fundraising effort to date in the state, Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, raised $1.66 billion, far exceeding its $1.2 billion goal. The campaign, which ended June 30, boosted student support, faculty, facilities...

Mon, 08/01/2016 — National news reports haven't had a shortage of challenges to focus on in the final hours before the Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. The host city has tried to quell concerns about issues from health concerns about Zika virus and water quality...

Fri, 07/29/2016 — Charles “Chuck” Berg, a longtime University of Kansas professor of film and media studies, died July 26 in Lawrence. He was 75. “Chuck Berg’s many contributions to our university spanned nearly four decades, during which he was able to...

Thu, 07/28/2016 — In December of last year, scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe announced startling results hinting at the existence of an undiscovered subatomic particle — one with a mass six times heavier than the Higgs boson, the particle that...

Thu, 07/28/2016 —  An annual event at the University of Kansas open to faculty and instructional staff will focus on inclusiveness in higher education. “Supporting Learning for All Our Students” is the theme of the 2016 KU Teaching Summit. The event is set...

Wed, 07/27/2016 — In film, fiction, and on the nightly news, defection occupied a key role in the Cold War as the United States and its allies sought to accept Soviet citizens and others seeking to leave socialist countries that used their borders to keep people...

Tue, 07/26/2016 — As many math-averse adults can attest, the thought of tackling a mathematical problem can be  intimidating. Research has shown that students as young as second-graders show signs of being demotivated by the subject as well. A University of...

Tue, 07/26/2016 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas recently presented awards to three graduate students for their accomplishments in research and academia. The recipients of the Outstanding Thesis Award, the Kate Stephens Fellowship and the Allen S. Wilber Scholarship are investigating subjects such as decreasing the effects of childhood trauma through attachment-based intervention and tracking the cartographic coverage of Syrian refugees. Meghan Kelly, graduate student in the Department of Geography, received the Outstanding Thesis Award. The Outstanding Thesis Award is presented to graduating masters students for completing a thesis


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