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Wed, 08/03/2011 — The University of Kansas was among the first universities in the nation to share faculty research with audiences beyond those with academic journal subscriptions. The university has now taken the lead in forming a coalition with 21 other...

Wed, 08/03/2011 — Outstanding academics, research opportunities, a diverse student body and affordable tuition help the University of Kansas once again earn a place among the best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the Princeton Review. ...

Tue, 08/02/2011 — Most young people have chatted on a cell phone, but how many of them know how energy relates to matter to make that phone call possible? Now, researchers and educators at the University of Kansas are producing an animated video for upper...

Mon, 08/01/2011 — Caroline Chaboo regularly fields phone calls and emails from homeowners, gardeners and even U.S. customs officials who ask her to help identify bugs. The University of Kansas entomologist is a leading expert on beetles and performs research...

Fri, 07/29/2011 — The University of Kansas and City of Lawrence are announcing several changes to improve services. Annual changes are intended to improve access to the city and campus, adjust service frequency and make the best use of resources available. ...

Thu, 07/28/2011 — When Mark Pigott, chairman and CEO of PACCAR, sought to honor his friend and retiring vice chairman Tom Plimpton, a 1971 University of Kansas alumnus, he found inspiration on KU Endowment’s website. “The articles highlighted on the...

Thu, 07/28/2011 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winner of the 2011 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. Leslie Tuttle, Associate Professor of History at KU, won the award for her book, Conceiving the Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics...

Tue, 07/26/2011 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network is now accepting donations of new and gently used music and audio equipment for its annual “For Your EARS Only” benefit sale. Donations can be brought to Audio-Reader, located at 1120 W. 11th...

Tue, 07/26/2011 — A University of Kansas student has been presented the Association of the United States Army Leadership Excellence Award at the U.S. Army’s Leader Development and Assessment Course here. John Bergman of Lawrence, Kan., was ranked No. 1...

Tue, 07/26/2011 — Skye Leedahl, doctoral student in social welfare from Minot, N.D., is one of two students in the nation to receive the John A. Hartford Dissertation Fellows Award for her research of the social world of older adults in nursing homes.

Fri, 07/22/2011 — A distinguished alumna of the University of Kansas will return to her alma mater to join the faculty of the top-ranked School of Public Affairs and Administration. Rosemary O’Leary has been named the Edwin O. Stene...

Wed, 07/20/2011 — A civil rights attorney who helped Thurgood Marshall argue Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court will speak next week at the University of Kansas School of Law. Jack Greenberg, the Alphonse Fletcher Jr. Professor of Law...

Tue, 07/19/2011 — Col. Ernie Garcia, superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, congratulated 49 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on July 15. The new officers were members of the 213th...

Mon, 07/18/2011 — A new full-color map of Kearny County in southwestern Kansas featuring surface geology – from widespread silt deposits and active sand dunes to formations made up of Rocky Mountain debris – is available from the Kansas Geological Survey,...

Mon, 07/18/2011 — University of Kansas faculty and alumni are traveling to Haiti this month with a team to meet with Haitian officials and civic groups to explore the potential for a collaborative research project in education and technology. They are part of...

Fri, 07/15/2011 — A new KU facility for collaborative research in sustainable energy will officially “power up” on Saturday, July 16 with a 10:30 a.m. dedication ceremony and a 10 a.m. to noon open house. The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will...

Thu, 07/14/2011 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement regarding the death of student Hallie Steele: "On behalf of the KU community, I offer deepest condolences to the family and friends of Hallie Steele. Our...

Wed, 07/13/2011 — Thirty-three Fulbright international students are attending this year’s Fulbright Pre-Academic Summer Program at the University of Kansas to help them acclimate to academic life and American culture before they begin their graduate studies....

Wed, 07/13/2011 — Aldon Nielsen, an award-winning poet and critic, will speak July 20 at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas at 7 p.m. Nielsen is the George and Barbara Kelly Professor of American Literature at Pennsylvania State...

Fri, 07/08/2011 — Eager to lend a helping hand, 34 students from the University of Kansas spent part of their summer volunteering in five states. KU’s student-run Alternative Breaks program centers on service-learning trips that provide opportunities for...


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