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Wed, 03/07/2012 — Promothesh Chatterjee More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – From sacred religious texts to books to movies, light and darkness have always symbolized good and evil. But is it possible that abstract concepts such as good and evil can actually influence our perception of light and darkness in the environment around us? According to University of Kansas business professor Promothesh

Wed, 03/07/2012 — If you’ve seen a flash mob, chances are you’ve seen video of it online — a group of people spontaneously breaking into organized dance in a public place. But sometimes the gatherings, often organized via social media, can turn violent, as...

Wed, 03/07/2012 — Approximately 4,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2011 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of allied health and nursing in Kansas City, Kan.,...

Tue, 03/06/2012 — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson will speak at the University of Kansas next week on environmental issues and recent EPA actions to protect people’s health and environment. The town hall forum featuring...

Tue, 03/06/2012 — More Information Mini College LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites all lifelong learners to skip the beach vacation and instead hit the books this summer at Mini College. Known as a “summer camp for adults,” Mini College is a weeklong program at the Lawrence campus in which participants enroll in a variety of classes taught by KU faculty. This year’s Mini

Mon, 03/05/2012 — In November 1949, Hugo Zee stepped off a ship in Hoboken, N.J., with $100 in his pocket and a determination to start a new life. Within 10 years, the Holland immigrant would graduate from the University of Kansas and the KU School of Medicine,...

Mon, 03/05/2012 — H.R. “Rud” Turnbull, an international authority on disability, is available to speak to the media about ending the use of the term “retard” and the impact it has on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, their families and...

Mon, 03/05/2012 — Researchers and educators have long tried to encourage young women to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, as career fields in an effort to address the shortage of females in those areas. Two University of Kansas...

Fri, 03/02/2012 — A new University of Kansas scholarship honors the late Jamie Crockett Otis, a KU alumna who earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1971. Her husband, David Otis, her brother, Bill Crockett and his family, and her mother-in-law, Pat Otis,

Thu, 03/01/2012 — University of Kansas Libraries will hold a celebration recognizing winners of the Snyder Book Collection Contest. The event will be Thursday, April 19, in Watson Library, level 3 west. The reception and viewing of the collections starts at 5:

Thu, 03/01/2012 — Acclaimed writer and philosopher Alain de Botton, author of “The Architecture of Happiness” and the recently released “Religion for Atheists,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His...

Wed, 02/29/2012 — Misha Curtis, M.D., grew up in old Yugoslavia and knew since early childhood that she would become a physician and specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. Now retired, the Scottsdale, Ariz., physician has made a $500,000 gift commitment to...

Tue, 02/28/2012 — Physics researchers at the University of Kansas have discovered a new method of detecting electric currents based on a process called “second-harmonic generation,” similar to a radar gun for electrons that can remotely detect their speed.

Tue, 02/28/2012 — Rick Ginsberg, dean of the University of Kansas School of Education, has been named to positions with two organizations dedicated to ensuring improving education across the country and producing a new generation of excellent educators. ...

Tue, 02/28/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s classical music library will be expanding a little – by 3,700 CDs. The donation comes from Kansas City’s Radio Bach, Classical 1660AM, which will change its format to an all-business news station March 5. Radio Bach, known for many years as KXTR, is owned by Entercom, which also owns eight other Kansas City radio stations. “Kansas Public Radio

Tue, 02/28/2012 — The Dole Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board will host Edward Cross, president of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association, and Joe Spease, Sierra Club of Kansas, for a discussion about hydraulic fracturing. The program,...

Mon, 02/27/2012 — Steven Lee, professor of psychology and research in education at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about recognizing potential violent behavior in students. A shooting took place this morning at a high school in Chardon,...

Mon, 02/27/2012 — Don Haider-Markel More Information Department of Political Science LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas political scientist who has researched gay and lesbian political movements in the United States says states’ statutory bans on same-sex marriages may have helped shift public empathy for gay and lesbian partners and their families. Looking at a timeline of legislative efforts since 2003 by 20

Mon, 02/27/2012 — More Information Hall Center for the Humanities LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities will host the 10th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2011. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 8 in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required by Thursday, March 1. The Friends of the Hall Center sponsors this

Mon, 02/27/2012 — Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell will give the annual Dole Lecture at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas this semester. The Dole Lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Dole Institute....


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