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Thu, 05/15/2014 — As the world turns to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, University of Kansas faculty are available to speak to the media about their expertise in Brazil. KU experts can discuss Brazil’s tourism promotion, environmental changes, race relations and...

Thu, 05/15/2014 — Half the marine mollusk species in a new study are projected to lose a big slice of their North Atlantic habitat to global climate change in this century, according to a researcher at the University of Kansas.  Erin Saupe, who spearheaded the...

Thu, 05/15/2014 — Marta Caminero-Santangelo, professor of English, has been named acting vice provost for faculty development at the University of Kansas, effective Monday, May 19. Caminero-Santangelo will serve in the place of Mary Lee Hummert, who will take on...

Thu, 05/15/2014 — More than 4,000 graduates are expected to take part in the traditional walk through the Memorial Campanile and down the Hill at the University of Kansas during the 142nd annual Commencement on Sunday, May 18, at Memorial Stadium. Stadium gates...

Thu, 05/15/2014 — Political prognosticators expect women candidates in a number of states to play prominent roles in U.S. gubernatorial elections this fall. And Hillary Clinton is currently in strong position to be the first woman to secure a major party's...

Thu, 05/15/2014 — As the Spencer Museum of Art’s celebrated exhibition “James Turrell: Gard Blue” draws to a close, the art museum has announced that collectors Mark and Lauren Booth have donated a significant work of art by Turrell, an internationally...

Thu, 05/15/2014 — The names of nearly 4,450 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 88 Kansas counties, 45 other states and and 41 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially...

Wed, 05/14/2014 — Student research related to biological and behavioral sciences was presented last month at the 14th annual University of Kansas- Haskell Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium is sponsored by KU’s Office for Diversity in Science...

Wed, 05/14/2014 — The University of Kansas Army ROTC will commission its first female Field Artillery officer this spring following Pentagon orders in 2013 to open combat-arms branches to women across all military services. Madeline Wilcox, of Leavenworth, will...

Wed, 05/14/2014 — Two doctoral graduates will be presented with the 2014 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, in the Lied Center. Randall Logan is...

Wed, 05/14/2014 — Updated on 6/19/2014: The Kansas Board of Regents approved the University of Kansas’ 2014-15 tuition proposal, which was adjusted slightly from the plan proposed in May that is described below. That adjustment was to tuition and fees for Lawrence Campus graduate students and undergraduates not in a tuition compact, which will now increase by 4.6 percent for resident students. Details on the proposals approved by the Regents are available here. TOPEKA – Two-thirds of returning University of Kansas undergraduates will see no tuition increase, while costs will rise by 3.4 percent over last year for incoming freshmen under the 2014-15 tuition proposal presented to the

Wed, 05/14/2014 — The Broadway composer who turned the story of the “Wizard of Oz” on its head in the megahit musical “Wicked” is the focus of a new book from a University of Kansas professor. Drawing on rich source material and interviews to examine a...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — Several University of Kansas faculty members are available to speak with media about the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that effectively ended school segregation in the United States. The faculty...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — With the emergence in the past three decades of fields such as behavioral genetics, scientists and economists have examined ways to transfer ideas about how organisms succeed biologically or reproductively – known as fitness – to achieve...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Business will begin offering a Working Professional Master of Accounting program at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park this fall. The program is designed for professionals with accounting undergraduate...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — Even though it’s been several years since University of Kansas seniors have set foot in high school teachers’ classrooms, the influence of many of those educators is not forgotten. As their former students celebrate the milestone of...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — Eva Horn, professor in the Department of Special Education and investigator for the Lifespan Institute for Developmental Disabilities, and Victor Frost, Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and...

Tue, 05/13/2014 — The University of Kansas recognized its Employees of the Year and presented the 2013-2014 Team Award on May 7 in the Kansas Union. Chancellor Bernadette Gray Little and Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor and Roy A. Roberts...

Mon, 05/12/2014 — A leading scientist from one of the world’s largest and most famous groups in tissue engineering will offer insight on the use of green and environmentally friendly technologies for biomaterials processing during a lecture today at the...

Mon, 05/12/2014 — LAWRENCE – Jonathan Earle, director of the University Honors Program, has been named dean of the Honors College at Louisiana State University. The appointment is effective Aug. 15. Earle, also an associate professor in the Department of History, has served in various capacities across the university. He has been active in the University Honors Program for more than 15 years, including as a faculty fellow. From 2003 to 2010, he also served as associate director for programming at the Dole Institute of Politics. Earle has been a faculty member at KU since 1997. “Jonathan Earle will be missed by countless students and colleagues. He has been an active researcher and


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