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Fri, 11/04/2011

Science on Tap session will explore research teaching kids critical thinking skills

the best information about a subject, you’ve got to know your facts from opinions, and data from assumption. It’s a skill that you may possess as an adult. But how do children learn to test arguments, or to ferret out the truth of a claim? ...

Fri, 11/04/2011

Researchers aim to improve lives of military families with special needs

Raising a child with a mental or a physical disability is tough work for any parent. But just imagine the added stresses for a parent on active duty in the U.S. armed forces: Possible deployments to war zones, base reassignments and recurrent training pose even more challenges to securing quality...

Fri, 11/04/2011

KU Law School team takes first place in international moot court competition

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Thu, 11/03/2011

KU Maya scholar uses 11/11/11 predictions to teach critical thinking

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Wed, 11/02/2011

Fair will feature internship, summer camp opportunities

The University Career Center at the University of Kansas is hosting its annual Internship and Summer Camp Fair from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, in the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave. ...

Wed, 11/02/2011

Professor explores unique challenges of historically black colleges

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Wed, 11/02/2011

KU announces Veterans Day events

The University of Kansas Army, Air Force and Navy ROTC units will host several events to commemorate this year’s Veterans Day, which is Friday, Nov. 11. ...

Wed, 11/02/2011

Pharmacy students will offer free health screenings

Students from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will offer free health care screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union. KU students, employees and the public are invited to attend. ...

Tue, 11/01/2011

Remaining KU campus flu clinics canceled

Due to steady response of the on-campus flu clinics, Student Health Services announced today that the supply of seasonal flu vaccine is running low and will be unable to continue with the remaining scheduled clinics at this time. ...

Tue, 11/01/2011

KU faculty 2nd in nation for Fulbrights

More University of Kansas faculty were awarded prestigious Fulbright scholarships this year than at any other university in the United States save one, according to new Chronicle of Higher Education rankings. ...

Tue, 11/01/2011

Language specialists racing with time to revitalize Cherokee language

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Tue, 11/01/2011

Shutz award winner to talk about music education

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Mon, 10/31/2011

KU biorefining initiative has economic potential for rural Kansans

A biorefining initiative under way at the University of Kansas holds tremendous economic promise for rural Kansas, university and industry leaders told the Kansas Bioscience Authority today. ...

Mon, 10/31/2011

KU lands $7.5M grant to study online education for students with disabilities

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Fri, 10/28/2011

Kansas welcomes West Virginia to the Big 12

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger today welcomed West Virginia University to the Big 12 Conference. ...

Fri, 10/28/2011

Journalism professor to lead sustainability symposium in D.C.

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Fri, 10/28/2011

Community planners can use reality TV to drive participation, KU researchers say

Community planners trying to increase citizen participation in planning projects might want to consider “The Bachelor,” “American Idol” or “Jersey Shore” for inspiration. ...

Fri, 10/28/2011

Studio 804 project honored for sustainable construction

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Thu, 10/27/2011

Sustainability Leadership Award winners announced

The KU Center for Sustainability presented its fifth annual Sustainability Leadership Awards on Oct. 26 as part of Campus Sustainability Week festivities. The awards recognize outstanding leadership and creativity in addressing issues of environmental, economic and social responsibility on the KU campus and in the broader community. Award recipients include:...

Thu, 10/27/2011

KU researchers safeguard Afghanistan's ancient water systems

For millennia, communities in Afghanistan have depended upon ingenious systems called karez to move water for drinking and agricultural irrigation. ...

Thu, 10/27/2011

KU lands grant to improve educational stability of students in foster care

Students in foster care often have numerous people working in many aspects of their lives, from courts to schools and at home. The problem is that it is not always easy for those entities to communicate with one another. The University of Kansas has received a grant to improve communications...

Thu, 10/27/2011

KU will stage software engineering conference

href="http://www.ase-conference.org">Conference detailsNearly 200 of the world’s leading experts on software engineering will gather at the University of Kansas next month to exchange research on the development of more efficient, reliable and secure software systems during the 26th Annual IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering. ...

Thu, 10/27/2011

Symposium to explore ties between African literature, Nobel Prize

Multiple generations of African writers, theater practitioners and critics will explore the state, focus and direction of African literatures within a global context and from new critical perspectives during the symposium “African Literatures in Global Perspective.”...

Wed, 10/26/2011

University Dance Company concerts feature works from notable guest artists

The works of two esteemed guest artists will be featured in the University Dance Company fall concerts Nov. 17-18 at the University of Kansas. ...

Wed, 10/26/2011

Jacobs CEO to deliver annual engineering lecture

Craig Martin, leader of one of the world’s largest engineering services firms, will deliver the 2011 Distinguished Engineering Lecture at the University of Kansas. ...

Wed, 10/26/2011

Future educators invited to attend career fair

href="http://www.kucareerhawk.com">University Career CenterLAWRENCE — The University Career Center at the University of Kansas will have its 12th annual Education Career Fair from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. ...

Tue, 10/25/2011

Civil War historians will evaluate impact of Border Wars

Mention the Civil War, and history buffs tend to think of Gettysburg, Bull Run or maybe Fort Sumter, but rarely of the terrorist and guerrilla attacks along the Kansas-Missouri border that characterized the war in the West. ...

Tue, 10/25/2011

Donations sought for Professional Clothing Closet

Delta Epsilon Iota honor society will stage its annual clothing drive next month, focusing on professional apparel for the benefit of University of Kansas students. ...

Tue, 10/25/2011

Center for Applied Economics releases report on Kansas broadband Internet industry

Broadband connections continue to grow to meet consumer demand in Kansas, and the development of wireless business models will help further expand access to such service statewide, according to a new report by the Center for Applied Economics at the University of Kansas. ...

Mon, 10/24/2011

KU among first to sign declaration on open access policies

The University of Kansas has reaffirmed its commitment to making scholarly work widely available by becoming one of the first American universities to sign the Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities. ...

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