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Tue, 12/06/2016 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Bruce Coburn. He died Dec. 2 in Lawrence at age 58. Coburn served KU Libraries as an administrative associate for mail and facilities. “Bruce Coburn’s contributions to our...

Tue, 12/06/2016 — Cherokee has been one of a number of endangered Native American languages to see a renaissance in recent history. A group of University of Kansas researchers has co-authored a study demonstrating that the ways children learn and speak the...

Tue, 12/06/2016 — Negative media portrayals of Latino immigrants — as much as specific policies and laws — tend to drive the perception of immigration issues in the United States, according to a recent study by a University of Kansas professor. "We find that...

Mon, 12/05/2016 —   LAWRENCE -- Can a university professor from the middle of the country help restore some of the coastal habitat Florida is losing to human commercial development? That’s the idea behind the “Reef Wall” experiment that University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning Assistant Professor Keith Van De Riet is undertaking at Weston’s WannaB Inn in Englewood, Florida. Van de Riet became interested in the possibility of replicating at least some of the environmentally beneficial effects of seaside mangrove forests while teaching at Florida Atlantic University. He continued that work after joining the KU faculty in 2015. The idea, Van de Riet said,

Mon, 12/05/2016 — Hundreds of graduate students at the University of Kansas will complete their degrees and graduate this month. Recognition ceremonies across the Lawrence campus will celebrate these fall-semester graduates as the School of Business, the School...

Mon, 12/05/2016 — For many years, researchers have looked at the connection between student and faculty interactions on college campuses and the effects they have on how the students learn and their academic development. But in recent years, students across the...

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Fri, 12/02/2016 — Two University of Kansas professors have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Alice Bean, distinguished professor of physics and astronomy, and David Darwin, distinguished professor and chairman...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — Universities across the country are addressing questions about the status of students who are undocumented and those covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Last week, more than 400 college and university...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center has completed a three-part LED lighting project as a way to conserve energy. Thanks to the new initiative, KU students working out at Ambler are burning calories under much more efficient lighting. The three-part project included the replacement of a total of 181 lamps with more efficient LED bulbs. Replacements included metal halide fixtures above the lobby and main exercise floor, pendant lamps above the walking track, and large metal halide fixtures above the racquetball courts. The upgrades reduced the individual fixture wattage from 250 watts to 60 watts, 84 watts to 11 watts, and 400 watts to 120 watts,

Thu, 12/01/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced the October Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Sandy Patchen Title: Administrative associate, Public Safety Office What that means: Patchen has been with the University of Kansas for...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced this year’s graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program. The graduation ceremony will take place Friday, Dec. 2, in the House Chamber at the Capitol. The 75 graduates, who began their coursework in January, represent local, county, state or federal agencies, as well as utilities, from across Kansas. They participated in classes in Topeka, the Kansas City area and Hays. Of these participants, 20 are graduates of the Law Enforcement Leadership Academy Command School. They completed their CPM certification through classroom instruction and online work, and they will be included in

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Thu, 12/01/2016 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored a mechanical engineering professor who is driven to keep students on track to graduate and the Jayhawk Motorsports team running. Associate Professor Robert Sorem received the 2016 H.O.P.E. Award.

Thu, 12/01/2016 — The Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children has announced that Kathleen Lane, University of Kansas professor of special education, is the 2017 recipient of the Kauffman-Hallahan Distinguished Researcher Award. This award...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — Ashlie Koehn, a University of Kansas graduate, is among 129 men and women named to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, which provide for a year of graduate study in China. The scholarship provides funds for one year at Tsinghua University...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — both second-year law students at KU — defeated the University of Oklahoma to capture the title during the regional competition Nov. 18-19 at Washburn University School of Law. They also won the award for best petitioner brief. Billam and...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — Santa Claus can fit a lot more than toy trains and dolls in his sleigh, and University of Kansas professors have published a number of recent books and other works that would make excellent holidays gifts. Here are 10 suggestions. One book that...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – A new minor in sport management will provide students at the University of Kansas with a core set of skills, including literacy in sport marketing, sport finance, personnel management and the sociological aspects of sport. It is designed for students with an interest in the theory of the sporting context as well as students who will use principles of the sport field in their anticipated profession. The sport management minor was developed in response to student interest. “Sport is an extremely popular context and area of study, both here at KU and off campus,” said Jordan Bass, associate chair for the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences. “

Wed, 11/30/2016 — A prominent group of political strategists, journalists and pollsters will explore the 2016 election results at the Dole Institute of Politics’ nationally recognized Post-Election Conference. The event is set for Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday,...

Wed, 11/30/2016 — The first major exhibition at the newly renovated Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas brings cutting-edge art from across Asia to the Midwest. Drawing on science, myth, nature and more for inspiration, some artists represented in...

Wed, 11/30/2016 — After the death of Fidel Castro, it's still unclear if U.S. political and economic relations with Cuba will continue to improve, said a University of Kansas lecturer who has initiated a study-abroad program to the Caribbean island. Bob Augelli,...


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