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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,...

Mon, 09/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – Katya Soll’s passion for books and research on South America’s legacy of dictatorship in contemporary theater earned her the top award in the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest. In October, Soll, a Spanish doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas from St. Louis, will travel to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., to accept the award. The award comes with a $2,500 prize for Soll and an additional $1,000 prize for KU Libraries. With the goal of encouraging young collectors to become accomplished bibliophiles, the National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest is organized by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America, the

Fri, 09/12/2014 — LAWRENCE - Students from seven Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 17, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 38 seniors from high schools in Sumner County will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m, dinner and program at Wellington High School, 1700 E. 16th, Wellington. 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 volunteers host 36 programs

Fri, 09/12/2014 — Pollsters suggest a close vote when voters in Scotland decide Sept. 18 whether to secede from the United Kingdom. The Acts of Union in 1707 made Scotland part of the United Kingdom with England and Wales. The UK also includes Northern Ireland....

Fri, 09/12/2014 — A retrospective exhibit of the work of Wojciech Lesnikowski, former professor in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, and his students will open Sept. 20 in the Galloway Room, 305 Marvin Hall. It will run through Oct. 6. He joined...

Fri, 09/12/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Music will stage the 67th Annual KU Band Day on Saturday, Sept. 20. Thirty high school bands from Kansas and Missouri will participate in the event. For the halftime show, the KU bands will join the visiting...

Fri, 09/12/2014 — Nine students at the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen as Dean’s Fellows for the 2014-15 academic year.  The Dean’s Fellows are a group of second- and third-year law students selected to mentor first-year peers. Fellows...

Fri, 09/12/2014 — The health and future of vital Midwestern groundwater resources will be the focus of the 59th annual Midwest Ground Water Conference, which will be Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Holiday Inn in Lawrence. The event is hosted by the Kansas Geological...

Thu, 09/11/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music will kick off the new school year with the 15th annual KU Collage Concert, an exciting opportunity for the Lawrence-area community to experience KU's vibrant music culture through performances featuring the talents of students and faculty.  This year’s concert will feature the KU Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Jazz Ensemble I and Wind Ensemble, as well as performances by the Graduate String Quartet, Graduate Woodwind Quintet, Percussion Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet I, Horn Ensemble, and student soloists Etta Fung, soprano, and Jiwon Choi, piano. The concert always concludes with a performance by the

Thu, 09/11/2014 — A study from the University of Kansas finds that people can accurately detect the personality traits of strangers through Facebook activity; however, changes to the social media site in the past three years could be making it harder to do...

Thu, 09/11/2014 — Corey Rayburn Yung, a University of Kansas School of Law professor with expertise in criminal law and sex crimes, is available to speak with the media about today’s Kansas Supreme Court hearing in Doe v. Thompson. The case addresses the...

Thu, 09/11/2014 — Two industrial designers for Bayer Healthcare, Raymond Yao and Lauren Bock, have met with Center for Design Research students to launch a new sponsored-research project. It is Bayer-CDR's third collaboration in as many years. Bock is no...

Thu, 09/11/2014 —  Alice Bean is best known for her work as a high-energy experimental particle physicist. In 2012, she was a member of the international consortium of scientists who detected the Higgs boson using the world’s most advanced scientific instrument:

Thu, 09/11/2014 — It’s a chance to make connections for that dream job, find the perfect internship or just learn more about the career opportunities that engineering and computer science have to offer. The University of Kansas Engineering and Computing Career...

Wed, 09/10/2014 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected three graduates to honor with its Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for 2014-2015. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates.

Wed, 09/10/2014 — Recruiters from more than 130 employers are expected to attend the University of Kansas School of Business 2014 Career Fair. The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, on the fifth and sixth floors of the Kansas Union.  The...

Wed, 09/10/2014 — When it comes to student loans in the United States, we’re not getting our money’s worth. That is the conclusion of two University of Kansas scholars who have authored a report calling for gradually replacing the current system of paying for...

Wed, 09/10/2014 — Fifty years ago this year, President Lyndon Johnson signed legislation declaring an "unconditional war on poverty in America," and a University of Kansas researcher studies how America’s post-World War II battle against poverty abroad planted...

Tue, 09/09/2014 — A massive amount of drilling data is archived at the Kansas Geological Survey on KU’s west campus and at other institutions around the world. In a new book published by the Oxford University Press, KGS Senior Scientific Fellow John Doveton...

Tue, 09/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas schools of Business and Engineering both rose in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of undergraduate programs. Business was tied for 31st among public university programs, up from tied for 36th, while Engineering tied for 41st, up from tied for 45th. KU’s overall ranking among public universities is tied for 50th, down from last year’s tie for 47th. “It is an exciting time for both Business and Engineering, with both schools expanding and creating new facilities to educate students who will be leaders in their fields. This national recognition only adds to that excitement,” said Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and


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