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Tue, 01/20/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has released its programming schedule for the spring 2015 semester, including this year’s installment of the popular Presidential Lecture Series, "The First Woman President 2.0.”...

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Mon, 01/19/2015 — (UPDATE: Information is now available at president.ku.edu.) The White House has provided the following information regarding ticket distribution for President Obama's event at the University of Kansas. The university has no additional detail beyond what is provided below. Updates will be provided throughout the week at president.ku.edu. President Obama’s remarks at KU are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be limited to one ticket per person. Due to limited space, the White House will only be able to distribute a limited number of tickets. KU Student, Faculty and Staff Tickets

Fri, 01/16/2015 — The University of Kansas will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19, with a series of events spanning Strong Hall, the Kansas Union and Allen Fieldhouse. The theme of this year’s celebration is Moving Forward...

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Fri, 01/16/2015 — President of the United States Barack Obama will visit the University of Kansas on Thursday, Jan. 22 for an event, officials announced today. “Our community will be honored to welcome President Obama to the University of Kansas,” said...

Fri, 01/16/2015 — A new full-color geologic map of Dickinson County showing rocks that transition from the Flint Hills to the Smoky Hills as well as the broad Smoky Hill River valley and adjacent sand hills is available from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at...

Fri, 01/16/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has organized a memorial ceremony for the late Anna M. Cienciala, professor emerita of history and REES, who passed away Dec. 24, 2014, at age 85....

Thu, 01/15/2015 — Department of Architecture student Anthony Prizzi, Kansas City, Missouri, recently received the Academic Excellence Award for Architecture from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS).  Institute staff members select recipients of the award.

Thu, 01/15/2015 — The University of Kansas has named a new leader for the administration of the nonacademic conduct system for individual and organizational accountability.  Lance Watson will join KU as director of student conduct and community standards Feb. 23.

Wed, 01/14/2015 — University of Kansas geology professor Don Steeples has been named interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. He will begin his role in March 2015 as current dean Danny Anderson prepares to leave KU to become president of...

Wed, 01/14/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the November 2014 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Lisa Adams Start date: Aug. 18, 1990 Title: Information Systems analyst, Human Resources What that means: Adams provides assistance...

Wed, 01/14/2015 — The University of Kansas is applying for designation as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University through the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. This prestigious national designation is awarded only to universities that...

Wed, 01/14/2015 — LAWRENCE – A scholar with a track record of collaborative leadership and building innovative partnerships has been selected as the next associate dean for humanities in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. Paul Kelton, associate professor of history, will begin the new appointment July 1. He has served the university in numerous capacities, including chair of the Department of History from 2008 to 2013, senior administrative fellow at KU and executive committee member of the Indigenous Studies Program. The position is a key administrative role in the College dean’s office. Kelton will supervise 14 departments and programs as well

Wed, 01/14/2015 — The Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year touted its Fuel Economy Trends Report that found new vehicles produced in 2013 had achieved the highest fuel economy of all time. However, a recent sharp drop in U.S. gasoline prices has...

Wed, 01/14/2015 — This spring, 51 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards. UGRA recipients are awarded $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from across campus and...

Tue, 01/13/2015 — University of Kansas researchers who wish to learn how to prepare proposals for the National Science Foundation are invited to attend a seminar Feb. 3 at the Bioscience & Technology Business Center in Lawrence. The daylong seminar will...

Tue, 01/13/2015 — In spring 2014, the University Support Staff Senate and the Unclassified Senate convened a task force to explore the possibility of a merger of the two senates into a single Staff Senate. Interest in such a merger arose from staff...

Tue, 01/13/2015 — The complicated legacy of one of the country’s great civil rights leaders, A. Philip Randolph, is examined through a collection of essays co-edited by a University of Kansas professor. Eclipsed by Martin Luther King Jr., Randolph was one of...

Tue, 01/13/2015 — The University of Kansas will soon have a new leader for its research enterprise. James Tracy, former vice president of research at the University of Kentucky and professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry at the UK College of Medicine,...

Tue, 01/13/2015 — Keith and Laurie Tennant, of Vero Beach, Florida, have made a $1 million gift commitment to support research near and dear to their hearts. Their planned gift will benefit the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of Kansas Medical...

Mon, 01/12/2015 — A University of Kansas law professor will make his second appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court this term, arguing on behalf of Kansas and more than 20 other states in a case focused on natural gas, alleged price fixing and authority between...


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