Tue, 01/20/2015 — The University of Kansas Department of Architecture will sponsor the 2015 Water Charrette: Food Deserts, to explore issues including urban agriculture, water harvesting and storage. The three-day event, starting Thursday, Jan. 22, will give...
Mon, 01/19/2015 — (UPDATE: Information is now available at president.ku.edu.)
The White House has provided the following information regarding ticket distribution for President Obama's event at the University of Kansas. The university has no additional detail beyond what is provided below. Updates will be provided throughout the week at president.ku.edu.
President Obama’s remarks at KU are free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be limited to one ticket per person. Due to limited space, the White House will only be able to distribute a limited number of tickets.
KU Student, Faculty and Staff Tickets
Fri, 01/16/2015 — The University of Kansas will celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19, with a series of events spanning Strong Hall, the Kansas Union and Allen Fieldhouse. The theme of this year’s celebration is Moving Forward...
Thu, 01/15/2015 — Department of Architecture student Anthony Prizzi, Kansas City, Missouri, recently received the Academic Excellence Award for Architecture from the Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS).
Institute staff members select recipients of the award.
Wed, 01/14/2015 — LAWRENCE – A scholar with a track record of collaborative leadership and building innovative partnerships has been selected as the next associate dean for humanities in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas.
Paul Kelton, associate professor of history, will begin the new appointment July 1. He has served the university in numerous capacities, including chair of the Department of History from 2008 to 2013, senior administrative fellow at KU and executive committee member of the Indigenous Studies Program.
The position is a key administrative role in the College dean’s office. Kelton will supervise 14 departments and programs as well
Wed, 01/14/2015 — The University of Kansas is applying for designation as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity University through the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. This prestigious national designation is awarded only to universities that...
Wed, 01/14/2015 — University of Kansas geology professor Don Steeples has been named interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. He will begin his role in March 2015 as current dean Danny Anderson prepares to leave KU to become president of...
Tue, 01/13/2015 — The complicated legacy of one of the country’s great civil rights leaders, A. Philip Randolph, is examined through a collection of essays co-edited by a University of Kansas professor.
Eclipsed by Martin Luther King Jr., Randolph was one of...
Tue, 01/13/2015 — University of Kansas researchers who wish to learn how to prepare proposals for the National Science Foundation are invited to attend a seminar Feb. 3 at the Bioscience & Technology Business Center in Lawrence.
The daylong seminar will...
Tue, 01/13/2015 — The University of Kansas will soon have a new leader for its research enterprise.
James Tracy, former vice president of research at the University of Kentucky and professor of molecular and cellular biochemistry at the UK College of Medicine,...
Mon, 01/12/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Commons, a partnership at the University of Kansas that encourages cross-disciplinary research and learning, awarded $20,000 in the fall 2014 cycle of its Interdisciplinary Starter Grant.
Two research teams will receive $10,000 to launch their interdisciplinary projects in 2014-2015. D. Bryon Darby and Tim Hossler, both with design, and Paul Stock, sociology and environmental studies, received funds for The New American Farmer. Through extensive interviews with first-generation farmers, the research team aims to “challenge and expand our image of today’s farmer” by documenting diverse practices and the “hope of possibility” that the farmers represent
Wed, 12/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas professors can provide insight into today’s historic announcement that the United States and Cuba will re-establish full diplomatic and economic relations. The U.S. will reopen an embassy in Havana, allow for visitors to return to the United States with Cuban goods and ease travel restrictions for those already allowed to visit the island.
The announcement came with Cuba’s release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross and a U.S. intelligence agent. The United States released three Cuban spies.
Scholars available to speak include:
Tamara Falicov, an associate professor and chair of film and media studies, is a scholar of Cuban cinema,
Mon, 12/15/2014 — The American Institute of Architects (AIA), along with the AIA Foundation and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), has named the School of Architecture, Design & Planning as one of 10 charter members of the AIA...
Mon, 12/15/2014 — The medical device industry incorporates research from dozens of academic areas, ranging from engineering and medicine to pharmacy and industrial design.
With that in mind, University of Kansas researchers who are interested in translating...
Mon, 12/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – Research at the University of Kansas is exploring how a person’s native language can influence the way the brain processes auditory words in a second language.
Because cues that signal the beginning and ending of words can differ from language to language, a person’s native language can provide misleading information when learning to segment a second language into words. Annie Tremblay, an assistant professor of linguistics, is trying to better understand the kinds of cues second language learners listen for when recognizing words in continuous speech. She also is studying how adaptive adult learners are in acquiring these new speech cues.
Working with a
Mon, 12/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – The third and final candidate for the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas will visit campus this week.
Jim Tracy, special assistant for research compliance at the University of Kentucky and professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry within the UK College of Medicine, will be on campus Dec. 17-19. He will give a public presentation on the topic of “Strategies for Raising Research Stature during an Era of Declining Funding” at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Lied Center Pavilion.
Candidate Rich Hichwa, senior associate vice president for research and economic development at the University of Iowa,
Fri, 12/12/2014 — The names of nearly 1,250 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 57 Kansas counties, 36 other states and 24 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar.
Because KU conducts only...
Fri, 12/12/2014 — The second of three candidates for the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas will visit campus next week.
Mary J.C. Hendrix, president and scientific director at Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at...
Thu, 12/11/2014 — The University of Kansas is partnering with a leading entrepreneur development program to translate more KU technologies into new products and startup companies.
KU will now partner with Pipeline, a Midwest fellowship program that provides a...
Wed, 12/10/2014 — LAWRENCE – Poems on loss and everyday life in Milan written by one of Italy’s greatest living poets can now be read in English thanks in part to the work of a University of Kansas professor.
In “Theme of Farewell and After-Poems,” Patrizio Ceccagnoli, assistant professor of Italian, and Susan Stewart, American poet and critic, edited and translated two books by Italian poet Milo De Angelis. The volume of poems is the first English translation of De Angelis' most recent works.
In the fall of 2014, the volume was one of five finalists for the American Literary Translators Association’s National Translation Award. The volume also was awarded the Italian Ministry of