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Wed, 09/17/2014 — LAWRENCE - Students from 15 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 1, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 69 seniors from high schools in Clark, Comanche, Ford, Gray, Hodgeman, Kiowa, Meade and Ness counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 7 p.m. program and reception at Dodge City High School, 2201 W. Ross Blvd., Dodge City. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized more than 125,000 scholars who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher-education goals. Each year,

Wed, 09/17/2014 — LAWRENCE - Students from 12 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 1, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 132 seniors from high schools in Harvey and Reno counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner and program at the Ramada Conference Center, 1400 North Lorraine, Hutchinson. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 125,000 scholars who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher-education goals. Each year, the KU Alumni Association and its

Wed, 09/17/2014 — Students from 11 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 1, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 130 seniors from high schools in Douglas and Jefferson counties will be recognized for their...

Wed, 09/17/2014 — When Arienne Dwyer identified an area in Chinese Inner Asia as a language convergence zone some 19 years ago, she discovered that the grammars of unrelated languages had grown to resemble one another. Moreover, when some speakers of these...

Wed, 09/17/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has invited the University of Kansas community to a panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 18, to continue the conversation on how to work together as a community to confront sexual assault.   The discussion will...

Tue, 09/16/2014 — University of Kansas researchers have received a multimillion-dollar Department of Defense grant designed to build user trust and confidence in the security of cloud computing and to develop techniques that ensure projects run as predicted,...

Tue, 09/16/2014 — LAWRENCE – Visual art graduate students will exhibit their works in a two-part show starting Saturday, Sept. 21, at the University of Kansas. Part I will be on display Sept. 21 through Oct. 3 and Part II following from Oct. 5-17. The exhibitions are free, and the public is welcome. The graduate exhibitions create an opportunity for all graduate students in visual art to show their work. The pieces will be on display in the gallery on the third floor of the Art and Design Building. “These exhibitions celebrate the diverse talents, voices and artistic directions exemplified by this gifted group of art students,” said Norman Akers, associate professor and director of

Tue, 09/16/2014 —  A University of Kansas law professor has authored a study and will argue before the Supreme Court on a water rights case via a method that can be thought of as a more civil version of civil war. Stephen McAllister, E.S. & Tom W. Hampton...

Tue, 09/16/2014 — WASHINGTON – The University of Kansas is a founding member of the University Innovation Alliance, a group of 11 major public research institutions dedicated to helping more low-income and first-generation students successfully earn their degrees. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Joshua Robinson, a junior from Overland Park, took part in today’s announcement in Washington, D.C. The founding members of the alliance have raised and will match $5.6 million to facilitate the sharing of ideas and to scale proven interventions, with the intention of developing a national “playbook” that will benefit low-income and first-generation college students. “The achievement

Tue, 09/16/2014 — As a part of 360 Architecture’s ongoing efforts to support design education, the Kansas City, Missouri-based firm and KU Endowment announced earlier this month that the firm has made a donation of $25,000 to the University of Kansas School of...

Tue, 09/16/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has been awarded a major grant from the U.S. Department of State as part of the U.S.-Russia Peer-to-Peer Dialogue Program. The grant calls for CREES,...

Tue, 09/16/2014 — The 2014 recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to the University of Kansas are Jay Howard of Austin, Texas, and Margaret Shirk of Lawrence. The KU Alumni Association will honor them Friday, Sept. 19, during the...

Mon, 09/15/2014 —  In spring 2014, Anh Le was named a member of the 33rd class of University Scholars at the University of Kansas. Twenty sophomores are selected for the program each year based on their academic achievement and involvement. "My experience as a...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — Students from 12 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Sept. 22, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 237 seniors from high schools in Sedgwick County will be recognized for their academic...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has hired 32 new faculty members for the 2014-2015 academic year. All faculty and staff are invited to welcome the group at a reception Wednesday, Sept. 17. The College will host the reception at 3:30 p.m. in The Commons of Spooner Hall. The program will include the presentation of the 2014 Career Achievement Award to Donn Parson, professor emeritus in the Department of Communication Studies. The recognized new faculty members: Rafael Acosta, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, assistant professor. Acosta specializes in Mexican literature, Latino literature in the U.S.,

Mon, 09/15/2014 — Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 24, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 103 seniors from high schools in Leavenworth County will be recognized for their academic...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — Students from 14 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 24, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 71 seniors from high schools in in Marion, McPherson and Rice counties will be recognized for...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — The University of Kansas will test its emergency text message and public address systems at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17. Students, who are now automatically signed up for text messages, along with faculty and staff who have signed up for...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — Fourteen University of Kansas Graduate Research Consultants will pair with faculty members this fall in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — Katherine Boo, staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union. Her lecture, "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death,...


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