Arts & Humanities
Winning artwork by Ashleigh Steckly, a master’s student in bioengineering from Manhattan, and Ming Le Tan, a senior in chemical and petroleum engineering from Malaysia.
Mon, 02/11/2013 — A microscopic image of a material in the lungs that aids in respiration captured while it is under stress earned first place for the University of Kansas School of Engineering in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science Image Contest. KU’s...

Fri, 02/08/2013 — The KU Biodiversity Institute has announced completion of a two-year, $3.5 million renovation that has modernized the laboratories in 110-year-old Dyche Hall for 21st century research and student training about the life of the planet. A...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected five graduates to honor with its Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for 2013. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates. The recipients’ varied professional pursuits reflect the versatility of a liberal arts and sciences degree. Their careers include accomplishments in film and television, the military, art and international government relations. Honorees are retired four-star general Charles Boyd; renowned paleo-artist John Gurche; Emmy-winning visual effects supervisor Chris Martin; foreign services diplomat B. Lynn Pascoe; and Sesame

Wed, 02/06/2013 — Behaviors have consequences — we know that. But learning from those consequences has enormous consequences, activating our genes, restructuring our brains and shaping our world, according to University of Kansas alumna Susan M. Schneider,...

Spooner Hall
Wed, 02/06/2013 — The fourth University of Kansas research-sharing session, now called "Red Hot Research," will be 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at The Commons. The series is part of a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines and in response to...

KU is one of 10 finalists in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science Image Contest
Tue, 02/05/2013 — An image from a research project from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is on display at a competition designed to showcase the artistic side of engineering.  KU is one of 10 finalists in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — A journalist’s job is to tell the stories and document the history of a community as it happens. Jerry Crawford II, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is working to determine how historically black colleges and...

Greg Thomas, left, and Kirk McClure
Fri, 02/01/2013 — The work of two School of Architecture, Design and Planning faculty members was recognized recently when they received the School’s first-ever Research Impact Awards.  “Even in a relatively small school like ours we felt we could do a much...

Thu, 01/31/2013 — Christianity was their own faith, but for some white slave owners, religion also served as a way to maintain order among their slaves. “Most Black Israelites who believe that Jesus and the ancient Israelites were black have actually been...

Thu, 01/31/2013 — Botany collections, genetics, Alfred Hitchcock and the science of small are among the subjects to be explored through spring semester events planned by the KU Natural History Museum. The events begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, with a...

Tue, 01/29/2013 — The Center for Design Research building on KU’s West Campus has earned a LEED Platinum Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The project was designed and built by School of Architecture, Design and Planning’s Studio 804 and dedicated...

Fri, 01/25/2013 —   LAWRENCE – The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility has announced Shannon Criss, associate professor of architecture in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, as the new Service Learning Faculty Fellow. As Faculty Fellow, Criss will serve a two-year term and work with the CCSR staff and the CCSR Faculty Advisory Board on programming and new initiatives. The Service Learning Faculty Fellows program specifies three goals: to support Faculty Fellows in their own professional growth; to make the service learning knowledge and expertise that Faculty Fellows possess available to all KU faculty members; and to broaden the understanding of service learning

Thu, 01/24/2013 — HealthCare Design magazine has named Frank Zilm, the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning's Chester Dean Lecturer, as its Heathcare Design Educator of the Year. Zilm received the honor earlier this month as a member...

Tue, 01/22/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Design, with support from the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, is exhibiting a curated selection of independently published photography books, journals and magazines from across the globe. This exhibition, titled "A Fair," provides an inside look at the impact of emerging methods of independent publishing and distribution on contemporary art photography. In conjunction with the exhibition, which opens Tuesday, Jan. 22, the design department and the Photo Forum at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will co-host a panel discussion on “Photography and the Book” during the exhibition’s reception at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1. It will

Tue, 01/22/2013 —  Teachers can attest that engaging students with classroom material can be challenging. A University of Kansas professor is leading a study showing that given an online platform in which they can discuss provocative topics like what justifies war,

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and composer Kirke Mechem.
Fri, 01/18/2013 — Kirke Mechem’s three-act opera "Tartuffe," the first opera he composed, will come to life on the stage of Crafton-Preyer Theatre when KU Opera presents this modern work next week at the University of Kansas. Mechem, a native of Topeka who...

Fri, 01/18/2013 — Fifty-eight University of Kansas students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award program this semester. “The Undergraduate Research Award, or UGRA, program has been around KU for over 20 years,” said John...

Rendering of the planned EcoHawks research and teaching facility.
Fri, 01/18/2013 — Early in January a group of University of Kansas architecture students started the foundations of a new research and teaching facility for EcoHawks, a KU School of Engineering student research program, on KU's West Campus. EcoHawks focuses on...

trumpet
Thu, 01/17/2013 — The KU Trumpet Ensemble will perform in the Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 21. The ensemble is the only group from Kansas invited to perform. A group of 16 trumpeters, including 10 "Herald Trumpets,"...

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is offering a new program that will allow undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide a new opportunity for high-ability students to maximize their coursework at KU. Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree from the College and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The partnership between liberal arts and sciences and law is a natural fit


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