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Tue, 04/17/2012 — Doug Ward More Information School of Journalism LAWRENCE – Doug Ward, associate professor at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been named the national journalism teacher of the year. Ward, Budig Professor of Writing, will receive the Charles E. Scripps Award. “I’m stunned,” Ward said. “I’m doing what I love to do. I love

Tue, 04/17/2012 — More Information Center for Sustainability LAWRENCE– This year’s University of Kansas Earth Day celebration, Our Campus, Our Community, Our Environment, will include panel discussions, live performances and an opportunity for community members to help reduce stormwater runoff while supporting environmental initiatives at KU. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 5 p

Tue, 04/17/2012 — Tom Beisecker More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – A national expert on jury decision-making will deliver a public lecture on “Convenient Courtroom Fictions: How Rules of Evidence Relate to Jurors’ Cognitive Behavior” at the University of Kansas School of Law. Tom Beisecker, an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, will speak at 4 p.m.

Mon, 04/16/2012 — A University of Kansas Medical Center study found significantly lower levels of several cytokines, the immune system’s messengers and regulators, in the plasma of children with autism disorder (AD) compared to that of unrelated healthy siblings...

Mon, 04/16/2012 —  The Hall Center for the Humanities, in partnership with the KU Alumni Association and its Wichita Chapter, will host its KU in Wichita annual public symposium at the Wichita Museum of Art April 19. Susan Harris, Hall Distinguished Professor of...

Mon, 04/16/2012 — Research relating to cancer, genetics, medicinal plants and social relationships will be among student research presented at the 12th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Thirty-two...

Mon, 04/16/2012 — A group of University of Kansas School of Engineering and School of Business students has revived a campus organization that strives to give its members “a head for business and a heart for the world.” Twenty-two students from the two...

Fri, 04/13/2012 — Chesapeake Energy Corporation, based in Oklahoma City, has pledged a $5 million gift to fund an interactive high-tech auditorium to anchor the new $28 million Energy and Environment Center at the University of Kansas. The center, a future...

Fri, 04/13/2012 — The University Dance Company spring concerts will bring the work of one of the nation’s most innovative choreographers to the stage in a performance not to be missed. Members of the University Dance Company have been transformed into flying...

Fri, 04/13/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Music has announced spring dates for the 2012 KU Opera Gala. The first of two performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Lied Center. Tickets will be sold through the Lied Center Box...

Fri, 04/13/2012 — Statistics may clearly track a decline in political participation among 18- to 24-year-olds in the United States, but a University of Kansas professor argues that the decline reflects changes in American society, not youthful apathy. “We...

Thu, 04/12/2012 — Federally funded research at the University of Kansas increased in 2010 to a record $147.6 million. That figure ranked KU 41st among national public research universities, according to an annual survey released recently by the National Science...

Thu, 04/12/2012 — More Information KU Common Book LAWRENCE – “Notes from No Man’s Land,” a 2009 collection of essays by writer Eula Biss, has been named the KU Common Book for the 2012-2013 academic year, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced today. Fall 2012 will mark the beginning of the first year for KU Common Book, a campuswide initiative to engage first-year students. An

Thu, 04/12/2012 — The University of Kansas has received a $10,000 grant from The Foundation for Alcohol Research’s Great Plays program to support KU’s Jayhawk Buddy System. Similar funds could be available for a second and third year of the program, subject...

Thu, 04/12/2012 — The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center will name its new driver training facility in honor of Robert J. Senecal, dean emeritus at the University of Kansas, at a dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, on the KLETC campus. The...

Thu, 04/12/2012 — More Information KU News LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Bala Subramaniam, director of the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, issued the following statements on the death of employee James E. Busse: Gray-Little: “It is with great sorrow that we say goodbye to a longtime member of the KU family. We value Jim Busse’s dedication to the

Wed, 04/11/2012 — Could knocking back a few beers influence a person’s views on property rights or the role of government in production and trade? By asking bargoers to take a political survey and blow into a Breathalyzer, a scholarly investigator at the...

Wed, 04/11/2012 — anything like today’s British or American English? Listen for yourself Thursday night when Kansas ...

Wed, 04/11/2012 — Radwan Ziadeh, Syrian human rights activist, will be at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas next week. Ziadeh will address the current turmoil in Syria for a Dole Forum at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. The event is free and...

Wed, 04/11/2012 — David Guth, associate professor of journalism, is available to speak with media about his research into universities and colleges’ emergency preparedness plans in the wake of the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech campus shooting. Guth...


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