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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,...

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 — 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...

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:


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