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Wed, 01/25/2012 — Ask history students to name the nation’s first civil rights organization, and most will answer with the NAACP, formed in 1909, or possibly the Niagara Movement of 1905. Few know much about the Afro-American League of 1890. Shawn Alexander,

Wed, 01/25/2012 — University Daily Kansan photographer Greg Sorber encountered an unidentified angry woman at the Feb. 6, 1972, meeting of the Senate Executive Committee and the February Sisters to discuss a campus day care center. Photographers had been barred from the meeting to help protect the identity of the February Sisters, who feared reprisals by the university or other law enforcement officials for their occupation of a campus building on Feb. 4. Source: University Archives.

Wed, 01/25/2012 — Candy Crowley More Information School of Journalism LAWRENCE – Candy Crowley, CNN’s chief political correspondent, will receive the 2012 William Allen White Foundation National Citation Feb. 10. The award ceremony and public lecture, which are free to the public, will be at 1:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Crowley joined CNN in 1987 as a congressional correspondent from NBC

Tue, 01/24/2012 — Dr. Jennifer Klemp More Information KU startups LAWRENCE – University of Kansas research has led to the creation of a new startup company that will develop online curriculum for health care professionals involved in managing the care of cancer survivors. Cancer Survivorship Training Inc. (CST) has finalized a licensing agreement with KU to commercialize research done by Dr. Jennifer Klemp, a

Tue, 01/24/2012 — More Information Department of Medicinal Chemistry LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas researcher has made a discovery that should lead to improved treatments for prostate and breast cancer. Emily Scott, an associate professor of medicinal chemistry at KU, has provided the first experimental evidence regarding the shape of cytochrome P450 17A1 – or CYP17A1 – an enzyme that makes hormones that promote the growth of

Tue, 01/24/2012 — As one nation after another rose up against its government during last year’s Arab Spring, there were plenty of media accounts of the revolutionaries using social media and the Internet. However, there was not analysis of how Internet...

Tue, 01/24/2012 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Lawyers, policymakers and scientists will explore the future of agriculture from an international perspective at a scholarly roundtable hosted by the Center for International Trade and Agriculture at the University of Kansas School of Law. Internationally known environmental experts Wes Jackson, founder and director of The Land Institute, and Mark Cackler, manager of the

Mon, 01/23/2012 — Melanie Wilson More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Melanie Wilson, professor and associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to speak with the media about Fourth Amendment issues in light of today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Jones. The high court ruled unanimously that police conduct a search when they attach a GPS device to the

Mon, 01/23/2012 — More Information William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications LAWRENCE – The Kansas Board of Regents has approved the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications’ request to begin a doctoral program starting in fall 2012, making it the first mass communications doctoral program in the state of Kansas. The new program will focus on media and society,

Mon, 01/23/2012 — Cynthia Bauerly More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – The former chair of the Federal Election Commission will speak at the University of Kansas School of Law about “Campaign Finance Challenges in the Age of the Super PAC.” Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly will discuss recent court challenges and pending issues related to federal campaign finance laws at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the

Mon, 01/23/2012 — More Information College of Liberal Arts & Sciences LAWRENCE – Lawmakers, University of Kansas faculty and a veteran journalist will take part in a public panel discussion focused on top issues in the 2012 session of the Kansas Legislature. The panelists will offer insight into major topics including redistricting, school finance and tax policy. The audience will also have the opportunity to learn more during a

Fri, 01/20/2012 — LAWRENCE – Another state has joined a collaborative effort to develop a new assessment for determining students' career readiness, the Center for Education Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas announced today. Colorado will be part of the Career Pathways Assessment System, known as cPass. The tool will use computer-based tests with innovative item types and performance assessments to help students and states compete in an ever-changing global economy and ensure a capable and effective workforce. "It is with great excitement that the state of Colorado announces its partnership with the Career Pathways Collaborative for the development

Fri, 01/20/2012 — LAWRENCE – Filmmaker Carl Deal will speak at The Commons on Jan. 29 as a part of the Urban Palimpsest Destruction and Renewal Film Festival, which features his 2008 documentary, "Trouble the Water." An Academy Award nominee for best documentary, "Trouble the Water" follows the story of residents of the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the district. It includes hand-held film footage of the storm, images of the aftermath, and interviews with residents as they struggle to recover and rebuild. "Trouble the Water" draws attention to issues of race and class and the relationship of a government to its citizens in the weeks, months and years

Thu, 01/19/2012 — Hundreds of middle school students will converge on the University of Kansas campus this week to showcase their versions of small-scale, environmentally friendly towns of tomorrow and compete for a trip to Washington, D.C. The Great Plains...

Thu, 01/19/2012 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Law and business students from the University of Kansas are offering free tax services for those who qualify from Feb. 13 through April 16. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepares returns for taxpayers who are Kansas, Missouri or Illinois residents making less than $49,000 per year and not itemizing deductions. Last year, students prepared about 400 federal

Wed, 01/18/2012 — Rajiv Kulkarni More Information Office of Research & Graduate Studies LAWRENCE – A seasoned professional with successful experience in private business, state government and higher education will join the University of Kansas Feb. 1 as the new director of its bicampus Center for Technology Commercialization (KUCTC). It is a key hire for KU as it seeks to translate more faculty research into

Wed, 01/18/2012 — There’s no room left at the inn. Or in this case, the incubator. Global drug discovery company Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated has signed a lease with the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at...

Wed, 01/18/2012 — The University Community Forum presents “A Dialogue on Intercollegiate Athletics in Higher Education” with Knight Commission Executive Director Amy Perko on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Perko, a former University of Kansas ...

Tue, 01/17/2012 — In Kansas, the average child welfare professional stays in the field for two years, while the average supervisor only stays three years. Researchers at the University of Kansas are working to find out why turnover is so prevalent in what can be...

Tue, 01/17/2012 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little of the University of Kansas will deliver a keynote presentation Thursday at the sixth annual University Startups Conference in Washington, D.C. The three-day conference is organized by the National Council of...


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