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Fri, 12/06/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Academy of Healthcare Architecture and the STERIS Corporation have named Sharmin Kader its Arthur Tuttle, Jr. Graduate Fellow in Health Facility Planning and Design. The Academy is part of the American Institute of Architecture. Kader is developing a post-occupancy evaluation tool for use in hospice facilities. Called a Professional Environmental Assessment Protocol for Hospice tool, it will provide a standardized method for measuring end-of-life care in hospice settings. “This tool will provide architects the information about the effectiveness or the weaknesses of their design decisions, and also provide guidelines for evidence-based design,” she

Thu, 12/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – New graduate fellowships will help recruit and support doctoral students at the University of Kansas, a key goal of KU’s Bold Aspirations strategic plan. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the creation of the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships today, a dozen of which will be awarded each year. The fellowships will provide a stipend of $25,000 per year and also cover tuition and fees. “One of our unique missions as a flagship research university is to provide advanced education to students in a range of fields. Providing this additional support to doctoral students will not only help them complete their degrees on schedule, but will also make KU

Thu, 12/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – The first of three phases to evaluate the historic Panorama exhibit at the KU Natural History Museum will begin with the arrival of a conservator and research team Tuesday, Dec. 10. Led by Ronald Harvey, Tuckerbrook Conservation LLC of Lincolnville, Maine, the team will conduct a chemical analysis of the Panorama’s animal mounts, plants and backgrounds. Taxidermy, construction materials and other elements inside the Panorama will be evaluated for toxins such as arsenic and mercury. The group will also begin photographing conservation details of the exhibit. Lewis Lindsay Dyche prepared the display originally as part of the Kansas exhibition at the 1893

Wed, 12/04/2013 — Ever since Carl Linnaeus founded the system for naming biological organisms in the 18th century  — called binomial nomenclature, for the two Latin words used to describe species (e.g., Homo sapiens) — there have been causes for...

Wed, 12/04/2013 — Paul Atchley, professor of psychology at University of Kansas, is available to speak with reporters about the recent, fatal Metro-North derailment in New York City. Atchley is a world-renowned expert on issues of vision and attention related to...

Tue, 12/03/2013 — Blake Peterson, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, has been named a 2013 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world's largest general scientific society. Fellows are...

Tue, 11/26/2013 — Ready for the holiday shopping season? Chances are, you’re conflicted about it. On one hand, you’re excited to find the perfect gift for that special someone. On the other hand, you’re terrified by the thought of spending too much money,...

Mon, 11/25/2013 — Recent revelations that the National Security Agency has been analyzing the communication records of all U.S. citizens have many talking about the topic of “mass surveillance” by the government. But a University of Kansas sociologist who...

Fri, 11/22/2013 — Eight University of Kansas delegates attended the 2013 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS), which was Nov. 13-16 in Nashville. Delegates included eight students, three faculty from mathematics, molecular...

Thu, 11/21/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas faculty Sherrie Tucker, professor in American studies, and Erik Van Vleck, professor in mathematics, have been awarded Keeler Intra-University Professorships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Keeler Intra-University Professorships provide faculty an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of an academic specialty, to broaden or achieve greater depth in a defined field of study, or to achieve competence in a new area of scholarly endeavor. This should lead to increased collaboration and synergy across disciplines related to one of KU’s four Bold Aspirations strategic initiative themes. Keeler Professorships have supported faculty

Wed, 11/20/2013 — The region’s largest incubator network has added a new member to its leadership team. The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas today announced business professional and entrepreneur G.R. Underwood as the...

Wed, 11/20/2013 — The deep sea could be the largest habitat for life on Earth yet to be methodically explored. Due to chilly temperatures, extreme depth and an eerie darkness below about 650 feet, it can be technologically arduous and very expensive to collect...

Mon, 11/18/2013 —  Douglas Walker, Union Pacific Resources Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geology, will lecture on “Adventures in Digital Geology — Trying to Make the Long Tail Short” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the...

Fri, 11/15/2013 — University of Kansas sophomore Brett Siegrist has been awarded a prestigious Power and Energy Systems (PES) Scholarship from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The multiyear awards are aimed at attracting talented...

Wed, 11/13/2013 — A committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program has selected two outstanding senior students to compete for the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United...

Thu, 11/07/2013 — The University of Kansas has been named a member of the National Academy of Inventors, officials recently announced. The National Academy of Inventors is a nonprofit member organization created to recognize and encourage inventors with patents...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — Ethics in engineering will be the focus of a November lecture presented at the University of Kansas School of Engineering by the leader of one of the world’s largest technical professional and construction services firms. Craig Martin, a 1972...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — University of Kansas professor Dennis Domer is often cited among the leading historic preservationists in his field. But in recent years, Domer has turned his attention to the future of aging and architecture. Specifically, he is examining the...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — The search committee for dean of graduate studies at the University of Kansas has named four outstanding candidates following an internal call for applications.  Over the next two weeks, each candidate will give a presentation to the KU...

Tue, 11/05/2013 — The University of Kansas Office for Diversity in Science Training hosted its seventh annual Fall Reception, which honors students and faculty mentors at KU and Haskell Indian Nations University participating in 2013-2014 programs funded by the...


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