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Fri, 04/13/2012

Gift for $5M to advance energy and environment research at KU

Chesapeake Energy Corporation, based in Oklahoma City, has pledged a $5 million gift to fund an interactive high-tech auditorium to anchor the new $28 million Energy and Environment Center at the University of Kansas. The center, a future addition to Lindley Hall, will create a unique team approach to teaching...

Fri, 04/13/2012

KU spring concerts to feature work of renowned choreographer

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Fri, 04/13/2012

KU School of Music announces spring Opera Gala performances

The University of Kansas School of Music has announced spring dates for the 2012 KU Opera Gala. ...

Thu, 04/12/2012

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center to host dedication ceremony for driver training facility

The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center will name its new driver training facility in honor of Robert J. Senecal, dean emeritus at the University of Kansas, at a dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, on the KLETC campus. ...

Thu, 04/12/2012

University mourns longtime employee Jim Busse

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Bala Subramaniam, director of the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, issued the following statements on the death of employee James E. Busse: ...

Thu, 04/12/2012

KU receives grant for Jayhawk Buddy System

The University of Kansas has received a $10,000 grant from The Foundation for Alcohol Research’s Great Plays program to support KU’s Jayhawk Buddy System. Similar funds could be available for a second and third year of the program, subject to the availability of funds and the Foundation’s review of the...

Thu, 04/12/2012

'Notes from No Man's Land' selected as KU Common Book for 2012-2013 academic year

“Notes from No Man’s Land,” a 2009 collection of essays by writer Eula Biss, has been named the KU Common Book for the 2012-2013 academic year, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced today. ...

Thu, 04/12/2012

KU climbs in annual national ranking for federally funded research

Federally funded research at the University of Kansas increased in 2010 to a record $147.6 million. That figure ranked KU 41st among national public research universities, according to an annual survey released recently by the National Science Foundation. ...

Wed, 04/11/2012

Distractions, quick thinking lead to conservative thoughts, research finds

Could knocking back a few beers influence a person’s views on property rights or the role of government in production and trade? ...

Wed, 04/11/2012

Shakespeare comedy in original pronunciation to premiere on KPR

Ever wondered what it would be to like to time-travel back to Shakespeare’s London, sneak into the Globe Theatre and eavesdrop on opening night of “Hamlet” or “Romeo and Juliet”? What did English sound like back then — anything like today’s British or American English? ...

Wed, 04/11/2012

Renowned Syrian human rights activist to speak at KU

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Wed, 04/11/2012

Professor can speak about preparedness five years after Virginia Tech tragedy

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Tue, 04/10/2012

Professor helping improve out-of-school learning time for Kansas City youth

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Tue, 04/10/2012

Nine students, alumni win National Science Foundation fellowships

Nine students and alumni from the University of Kansas have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2012-13. ...

Mon, 04/09/2012

Atkinson to retire June 30; chancellor names acting EVC and executive dean

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Mon, 04/09/2012

Media advisory: KU education experts can speak on same-sex schooling, other AERA research topics

of Kansas has several education professors and experts in various fields of education who will be on hand for the American Educational Research Association conference April 13-17 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The faculty members, and a description of the work they will be presenting, are below. To schedule an...

Mon, 04/09/2012

Professor examines how newspaper 'layoff survivors' view themselves, work

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Fri, 04/06/2012

KU-Fort Leavenworth security conference to focus on Afghanistan 2014

The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies and the Center for Global and International Studies, together with the Foreign Military Studies Office at Fort Leavenworth, will host the third annual KU-Fort Leavenworth Security Conference on April 25. The conference, which will be in the Kansas...

Fri, 04/06/2012

Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution recasts years of research for KU sociolinguist

Sometimes a single event can render years of scholarly research obsolete. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, for example, Soviet-era Kreminologists slipped out of the lexicon. Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution did as much for a sociolinguist at the University of Kansas who specializes in political discourse. ...

Fri, 04/06/2012

KU Social Work Day to highlight latest developments, research in the field

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Fri, 04/06/2012

KU to host first scholarly conference on detection of test fraud May 23-24

Center for Education Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas will host the Conference on Statistical Detection of Potential Test Fraud on May 23-24. The conference will be the first scholarly conference focusing on statistical approaches to identifying test fraud, a growing concern as methods of test administration evolve...

Thu, 04/05/2012

Researcher: U.S. health care policies not family-friendly

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Thu, 04/05/2012

2011 report reflects downward trend in Lawrence campus crime

The number of criminal offenses reported on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus declined in 2011, according to information released today by the Public Safety Office. ...

Wed, 04/04/2012

Journalism professor to give lecture on writing's role in modern multimedia

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Wed, 04/04/2012

KU research continues to grow, but funding challenges loom

Research at the University of Kansas made a major impact on the state’s economy last year, in addition to finding cures, discovering new technology and benefiting Kansans everywhere. ...

Wed, 04/04/2012

Researcher's innovation boosts performance of graphene for solar panels

Imagine a sheet of chicken wire only one carbon atom thick, and you have a good idea of graphene. The material is the focus of intense research across the world because of its unique properties of electrical conductivity, flexibility, optical transmittance and chemical inertness. Scientists who showed how to make...

Wed, 04/04/2012

KU to host environmental security conference

Environmental security is a concern being defined even as situations around the world unfold. The challenge is to identify what is to be secured and how to work toward that goal collaboratively. ...

Tue, 04/03/2012

Four KU students win prestigious Goldwater scholarships

Four University of Kansas students have been chosen as recipients of prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. The awards are the premier undergraduate recognition to honor academically gifted students to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians and engineers. ...

Tue, 04/03/2012

National authors, KU professors part of 2012-13 Humanities Lecture Series

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Tue, 04/03/2012

Six to be inducted into KU Women's Hall of Fame

The University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame will induct six new members during the annual Women’s Recognition Program today. The program, which honors outstanding women in the KU community, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Big 12 Room in the Kansas Union. ...

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