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Mon, 06/08/2015 — John "J.D." Rios is the recipient of the 2015 Friend of Education Award. Rios was nominated for the award by members of the University of Kansas School of Education's faculty and administration for his distinguished record of professional...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — Nine technologies invented and developed by 13 researchers at the University of Kansas will be featured June 14-17 at the TechConnect World Conference and Expo in Washington, DC. The event is the world’s largest showcase and accelerator for...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — Two University of Kansas students were recently recognized with the Social Innovation Award for their proposals utilizing art to advance social change both at home and abroad. The funds awarded will help these undergraduates put their strategic...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — Misty Schieberle, University of Kansas associate professor of English, is available to discuss the conclusion of the fifth season of HBO's popular show "Game of Thrones" and how the American fantasy drama depicts themes from medieval literature...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — This summer, 28 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which provide $1,000 to support mentored projects.  “These students have worked with their mentors to propose projects that allow them to apply the...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — The University of Kansas is preparing for potential furloughs of non-essential employees if the Kansas Legislature fails to pass a budget by midnight on Saturday, June 6. The university began notifying employees Friday, June 5, whether they...

Fri, 06/05/2015 — Ryan Swenson had been looking for opportunities to move back to his hometown of Concordia when he came across the RedTire website. After finding a listing for an agricultural business in the region, he reached out to Denton Zeeman, program...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — Name: Deanne Arensberg Title: Undergraduate affairs administrator, Department of Chemistry Start date in current role: April 2012 What that means: Deanne Arensberg is the first point of contact for all undergraduate chemistry majors and handles admissions, schedules appointments with faculty advisers, prepares students for those meetings, supports the exam process and maintains all undergraduate information on the departmental website. In a short period of time, Arensberg has learned the ins and outs of her position and has gone above and beyond expectations. Arensberg asks to take on more duties, and “never flinches when asked to assist.”  Arensberg was the

Thu, 06/04/2015 — A longtime figure at the University of Kansas will leave soon for a new leadership opportunity. Ann Cudd, vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas, has been named the next dean of the College of Arts and...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — The University of Kansas is saddened by the death of Deron McGee, associate professor of music theory in the School of Music. McGee died of brain cancer May 28 at his home in Lawrence. “On behalf of the entire KU community, I offer my...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — The Center for Teaching Excellence named Rebecca Achen as the first recipient of the Bernstein Award for Future Faculty. CTE director Andrea Greenhoot made the announcement last month, and CTE’s former director, Dan Bernstein, presented the...

Thu, 06/04/2015 — When the time comes for parents to hand the car keys to their teenager for the first solo drive, they’ve likely spent many hours in the passenger’s seat, teaching about the rules of the road and applying those lessons in real life. In...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — Policies like stop-and-frisk in New York City and investigatory police stops unfairly target racial minorities and can dramatically influence people's perception of police officers, according to a journal article by a University of Kansas...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — Bakary Suso has just graduated with his master's degree in architecture, concluding a yearlong thesis that he hopes is just the beginning of something much bigger. His hope is to build 280 medical clinics, called “trekking stations,” for...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — The University of Kansas continues to move research discoveries from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, four inventions that are near the commercialization stage have been awarded up to $50,000 each through the...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas has announced its summer schedule of courses and special events. A unit of KU Continuing Education, the Osher Institute offers courses that stress the joy of learning for...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — “Jurassic World,” the fourth installment in the successful film series, will soon take viewers back to a world in which dinosaurs have been revived. While the films are works of fiction, what most people don’t realize is that we are close...

Tue, 06/02/2015 — The University of Kansas community is saddened by the death of Haley Drown, who just completed her freshman year. Drown died May 31 in Kansas City, Missouri. "On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer our most sincere...

Tue, 06/02/2015 — Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, revealed her new identity Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair. A University of Kansas expert who studies politics and policy surrounding transgender rights said Jenner's public...

Tue, 06/02/2015 —  It’s a little-known fact, but roughly half the human population is walking around with a severe imbalance of chromosomes. We call them “males.” It works like this: Normal chromosomes, dubbed “autosomes," are present in two copies, one...


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