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Wed, 10/29/2014 — The Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association recently honored eight University of Kansas Department of Urban Planning students with its New Horizon award. The students were enrolled in Associate Professor Bonnie Johnson’s Growth...

Wed, 10/29/2014 — For more than a century, Student Health Services has provided high-quality, affordable health care to University of Kansas students.  Now, the department will continue that mission, but with a new name. Starting this week, Student Health...

Wed, 10/29/2014 —  States across the nation are moving to a managed-care model for Medicaid in order to reduce costs, but a new study from the University of Kansas shows that nearly half of a sample of beneficiaries with disabilities affected by the change in...

Wed, 10/29/2014 — Seven outstanding University of Kansas students were selected by a committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program to compete for Marshall Scholarships, which provide for study in the United Kingdom. “The students nominated...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Students from eight Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 12, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 67 seniors from high schools in in Dickinson, Geary and Morris counties will be...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Students from seven Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Nov. 12, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 45 seniors from high schools in Chautauqua and Cowley counties will be recognized for...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Ayesha Hardison, the Fall 2014 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will present “Of Maids and Ladies: The Ethics of Living Jane Crow” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Audio-Reader honored a group of volunteers with 750 years of service among them earlier this month during the organization’s annual appreciation dinner. Among the 54 volunteers honored was Chuck Fisher, Lawrence, the second volunteer in...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — LAWRENCE  In her new book, “Becoming Un-Orthodox: Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews,” Lynn Davidman, the Robert M. Beren Distinguished Professor of Modern Jewish Studies and professor of sociology at the University of Kansas, traces the journeys of Hasidim (Ultra-Orthodox Jews) who chose to leave the strict enclave religious communities in which they grew up. Hasidic life is based on strict adherence to the 613 commandments in the Hebrew Scriptures, and it is maintained by the high physical and social boundaries the community establishes as a way of avoiding the polluting influence of the larger society. This book is due out from Oxford University Press on Friday, Oct. 31

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Harry Markopolos, known internationally as the man who discovered Bernie Madoff’s massive Ponzi scheme, will present the 2014 Walter S. Sutton Ethics Lecture on Monday, Nov. 10, at the Kansas City Club. His talk is free and open to the public,

Tue, 10/28/2014 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 11, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 171 seniors from high schools in Wyandotte County will be recognized for their academic...

Tue, 10/28/2014 — LAWRENCE – Nov. 9 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, an event that symbolized the eventual collapse of communism and emergence of capitalism throughout Eastern Europe. Professors at the University of Kansas can provide insight into one of the most significant events of the 20th century. Their expertise ranges from Cold War history to novels inspired by the events following the end of communism. Several KU professors were in Germany when the wall fell or lived in Eastern Europe in the years that followed, witnessing the sometimes difficult transition from a socialist to capitalist society. The following KU professors are available to provide

Mon, 10/27/2014 — The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas has launched a student-run strategic communications agency, thanks to donors who have provided $400,000 in support to date. Known as “The...

Mon, 10/27/2014 — Action taken by the Kansas Board of Regents earlier this month advances a University of Kansas plan for only its second new residence hall construction project since 1966. The board approved preliminary plans for KU Student Housing to build a...

Mon, 10/27/2014 — LAWRENCE – More than 3,500 people helped Kansas Public Radio conclude a successful fall membership drive after they reached their goal of $250,000. After eight days of on-air fund raising, KPR ended its fall membership drive with $254,366 in pledges. At noon Friday, Oct. 24, KPR wrapped up Fall Fanfare 2014 with pledges from 1,915 listener-members. The membership drive began Oct. 14, with more than $94,000 raised through a direct-mail campaign. Seven fundraising days later, more than $160,000 was raised on-air by pledges from new and renewing members. “Each membership drive our listeners tell us how much they love the programming, and they are willing to put their

Mon, 10/27/2014 — An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Kansas is leading a project to study how children and families save and gain financial knowledge. Researchers Barbara Phipps, Karin Chang, Utako Minai, Emily Rauscher and Terri Friedline,...

Mon, 10/27/2014 — Building better support systems that help improve the lives of Kansas children and families is the primary focus of the Kansas Children’s Cabinet & Trust Fund. Now, with key assistance from the Center for Public Partnerships & Research...

Fri, 10/24/2014 — The University of Kansas has announced the September Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Ronald Allen Start date: 2009 Current title: Senior plumber at Facilities Services’ Central Plumbing Shop What that means: Allen...

Fri, 10/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – "Call your mother" may be the familiar refrain, but research from the University of Kansas shows that being able to text, email and 'Facebook' dad may be just as important for young adults.   Jennifer Schon, a doctoral student in communication studies, found that adult children’s relationship satisfaction with their parents is modestly influenced by the number of communication tools, such as cell phones, email, social networking sites, that they use to communicate. Schon had 367 adults between the ages of 18 and 29 fill out a survey on what methods of communications they used to connect with their parents, how often they used the technology and how

Fri, 10/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that due to the potential conflict with Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, the Institute will postpone its evening forum, “Is It Time to Recognize Cuba?,” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Institute leadership, in consultation with co-sponsor Pan American Association of Kansas City (PANAM-KC), concluded that the potential conflict might make it difficult for interested community members to attend. Additionally, the complexity of the program logistics prevents the Institute from delaying this decision until further into the World Series, as it would increase the possibility


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