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Thu, 11/13/2014 — The first of three candidates for dean of the School of Social Welfare will visit the University of Kansas next week to visit the campus community and give a public presentation.  The search committee, chaired by Rick Ginsberg, dean of the...

Thu, 11/13/2014 —  Steven Hawley, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas and former NASA astronaut, is available to speak with reporters about the European Space Agency’s successful landing Wednesday of a spacecraft on the surface of...

Thu, 11/13/2014 — Farhan Karim, assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Kansas, has received a research fellowship from the Aga Khan Foundation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the spring semester he will be...

Thu, 11/13/2014 — From the building that welcomed KU’s first class in 1866, Old North College, to the area west of Allen Fieldhouse today, the center of the University of Kansas campus has shifted significantly in 148 years. Now, as part of KU’s 2014-2024...

Thu, 11/13/2014 — Like hedonistic rock stars that live by the “better to burn out than to fade away” credo, certain galaxies flame out in a blaze of glory. Astronomers have struggled to grasp why these young “starburst” galaxies — ones that are very...

Thu, 11/13/2014 — The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas is moving into a new phase of a multiyear study to test the safety and efficacy of injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial sources into the ground to produce hard-to-reach oil...

Wed, 11/12/2014 — University of Kansas scholars are available to discuss President Barack Obama's nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. attorney general. Lynch is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. If confirmed, she...

Wed, 11/12/2014 — It may not come as a surprise that high-income families pass on more money to their children than their low-income peers, but new research from the University of Kansas shows that these families are giving much more to their kids even after they...

Wed, 11/12/2014 — Creativity is an overlooked yet vital trait of the entrepreneurial mindset. Entrepreneurs are tasked with uncovering creative solutions to some of the most difficult challenges of our time. In that theme, the University of Kansas School of...

Wed, 11/12/2014 — An all-ages 5K fun run/walk will take place at the University of Kansas Field Station, 350 Wild Horse Road, north of Lawrence, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. The event honors the memory of Mari Pesek, a University of Kansas graduate student who...

Wed, 11/12/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas will mark its 10-year anniversary with a free celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at the Lied Center of Kansas Pavilion. The event is open to the public and carries the theme 10 & Then: Celebrating Our First Decade and Planning for the Next! The Osher Institute at KU grew from an earlier program, KU for Lawrence, which offered enrichment programming to the community beginning in the late 1990s. Then in fall 2004, with the support of the Bernard Osher Foundation in San Francisco and the commitment of KU Continuing Education, the Osher Institute at KU launched its first semester

Wed, 11/12/2014 — On Sunday, 81 percent of the more than 2 million Catalans voted in a non-binding referendum for independence from Spain. Leaders of the independence movement hope it is a prelude to a full secession. Luis Corteguera, a University of Kansas...

Tue, 11/11/2014 — The University of Kansas Department of English is bringing acclaimed scholar Janice Radway to campus to offer this year’s Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture, “Riot Grrrl History, Underground Itineraries, and Girl Zine Networks: Unruly Subjects...

Tue, 11/11/2014 — Although most people think of Antarctica as a barren, cold environment, 200 million years ago it was a lush forest — a forest that now permineralized can yield clues to the climate change of the past and how plants today may react to current...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — KUJH-TV and the University Daily Kansan received numerous awards Nov. 1 and 2 at the College Media Association Fall Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pinnacle Awards honor the best student work produced for any college media...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — After decades serving as advocates for individuals with disabilities, including their families and service providers, professors Rud and Ann Turnbull of the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas received the Prince Salman...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — Jim Anschultz’s unlikely path from journeyman construction worker to college honors student and national scholarship winner began in February 2009 at a Kansas City, Kansas, job fair. At the time, Anschultz was a 53-year-old, unemployed Air...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — Every minute in the United States, power plants that generate electricity use nearly triple the amount of water that surges over Niagara Falls during that same time, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. In an era of drought and...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — Keely Brown was an outstanding undergraduate scholar at the University of Arizona, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 2014. Not surprisingly, when she began applying to graduate programs, she was accepted to a number of the...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — LAWRENCE – Four faculty members at two universities in Kansas have been named recipients of the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence: the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The four will be recognized Tuesday, Dec. 9, during a ceremony at the Lied Center of Kansas. This is the 33rd annual presentation of the awards, established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a distinguished professor at the University of Kansas from 1967 to 1983, and his wife, Aya. The awards recognize the exceptional long-term research accomplishments of faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities. Each award includes a citation and a $10,000 award for


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Matt Menzenski, a graduate student in Slavic languages & literatures, took this photo during President Obama’s speech at KU Thursday. Menzenski says he was struck by how relaxed the president was in his delivery. He missed a chance to hear former President Bill Clinton speak in his hometown in 2004, but finally got to see a sitting president this week at KU. “The opportunity to hear the president speak is just one of many great opportunities I've had at KU. So many interesting talks and events happen here all the time. I try to attend at least one a week-- it's never hard to find something interesting to go to.” Tags: University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures KU Dept of Slavic Languages - Friends & Alumni Barack Obama The White House #exploreKU #POTUSatKU

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Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.


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