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Fri, 01/17/2014 — The Hill Engineering Research and Development Center received two important accolades during the first week of January. The building, sometimes known by its informal name, the EcoHawks Research Facility, was designed and constructed by the...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — University of Kansas researchers have confirmed what decades of anecdotal evidence and national research suggested: Increased music participation has important direct and indirect effects on positive outcomes in student achievement and engagement.

Wed, 01/15/2014 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for the blind and print-disabled, has received a $12,000 grant from the Ethel and Raymond Rice Foundation. The grant will help fund the costs associated with...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — AMS Professor Sherrie Tucker is the winner of the 2014 Kolmer Award from the Mid-America American Studies Association (MAASA). The award honors teaching and mentoring in the field of American Studies and service to MAASA.  The MAASA Board...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has received a prestigious grant from the Tinker Foundation to fund graduate student research in Latin America. The $15,000 per year grant, in combination with a 1:1 KU...

Wed, 01/15/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will honor and celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20, in Strong Hall. The theme of this year’s celebration is Inspired Dreams. “We welcome the university and Lawrence community to campus to take time to reflect upon the legacy of Dr. King, to celebrate the changes due to his vision and to dedicate ourselves anew to strive toward his goals,” said Tammara Durham, vice provost for student affairs. The celebration will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Strong Hall rotunda with a reading by Kenton Rambsy and music by a capella group Genuine Imitation. Rambsy is a doctoral candidate in literature and serves as project

Fri, 01/10/2014 — LAWRENCE – Last September, the University of Kansas welcomed David Roediger, the Kendrick C. Babcock Professor of History at the University of Illinois and an internationally recognized historian, as keynote speaker for the 60th anniversary of the Department of American Studies. Next academic year, KU will welcome Roediger to a more prominent role as its first Foundation Distinguished Professor in American Studies and History. “Foundation Professor hires are integral to the success of Bold Aspirations, our strategic plan,” said Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor. “Our Foundation Professor recruitment efforts target truly exceptional researchers

Thu, 12/19/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration today announced its intent to offer academic and professional development programs at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site beginning in January 2014. As part...

Thu, 12/19/2013 — The Center for Undergraduate Research is launching a pilot program this spring to assist instructors interested in incorporating research into their undergraduate classes. Nine graduate research consultants will pair with faculty members in a...

Mon, 12/16/2013 —  Two University of Kansas professors, Iris Smith Fischer, English, and Arienne Dwyer, anthropology, have won National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships to pursue their research next year. KU faculty members have won 21 NEH Fellowships...

Mon, 12/16/2013 —  The University of Kansas is the only institution in the state to receive Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Awards. Joshua Homan, a doctoral student in anthropology, will study the social life of the Pastaza Quechua in Peru. Jacob...

Fri, 12/13/2013 — University of Kansas Department of Architecture student Aydin Tabrizi won an Award of Excellence for his research at the Construction Information Technology Alliance conference, which took place last month in Dublin, Ireland. The...

Thu, 12/12/2013 — The Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation, of Kansas City, Mo., has made a $1 million leadership gift to renovate Swarthout Recital Hall at the University of Kansas. Since 1957, Swarthout has served as the primary recital venue for generations of...

Wed, 12/11/2013 — The University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the Proof of Concept Fund, which provides funding to KU technologies that are near the commercialization stage and have the potential to become marketplace solutions in the near...

Wed, 12/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has named Michael C. Roberts, founding director of the university’s top-ranked clinical child psychology program, to be the new dean of Graduate Studies. Roberts, who recently stepped down as director of clinical child psychology after 21 years, will assume leadership of Graduate Studies at the beginning of 2014. At the same time, the Office of Research & Graduate Studies will become the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Research. Vice Chancellor Steve Warren will continue to lead the Office of Research. “I firmly believe that graduate research and education is fundamentally at the core of a public, international

Tue, 12/10/2013 — “The Center of Everything,” the highly regarded first novel by Laura Moriarty, assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, has been named the 2014-15 KU Common Book by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “The Center of...

Tue, 12/10/2013 — Visual Art Professor Jon Havener is the 2013 recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award. The award presentation will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, in the Centennial Room of the Kansas Union. The award,...

Thu, 12/05/2013 — LAWRENCE – New graduate fellowships will help recruit and support doctoral students at the University of Kansas, a key goal of KU’s Bold Aspirations strategic plan. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced the creation of the Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships today, a dozen of which will be awarded each year. The fellowships will provide a stipend of $25,000 per year and also cover tuition and fees. “One of our unique missions as a flagship research university is to provide advanced education to students in a range of fields. Providing this additional support to doctoral students will not only help them complete their degrees on schedule, but will also make KU

Tue, 12/03/2013 — LAWRENCE – Get out thLAWRENCE – Get out the mistletoe and your dancing shoes. Kansas Public Radio is welcoming the holiday season with its fifth annual Big Band Christmas concert.

Mon, 12/02/2013 —  One of the nation’s best programs for academically talented students, the University Honors Program at the University of Kansas, will be led by an award-winning teacher and scholar with a background in public outreach and programming. Danny...


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