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Thu, 09/15/2011

Media Advisory: U.S. District Court to host naturalization ceremony at Dole Institute

new citizens and their families will be allowed to bring cameras to the ceremony. ...

Thu, 09/15/2011

KU-developed school reform program shows inclusion can boost performance

href="http://www.soe.ku.edu">KU School of EducationLAWRENCE — For decades, schools have been segregating students according to ability. Special ed students, English as a second language learners, gifted children and those with behavioral problems were all split into separate groups. ...

Wed, 09/14/2011

World War II historian, Nazi expert to kick off Hall Center lecture series

href="http://www.hallcenter.ku.edu">Hall Center for the HumanitiesLAWRENCE — Laurence Rees, award-winning documentarian and author of “Auschwitz” and “World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West,” will present “Talking with Nazis,” the first Humanities Lecture Series presentation of the 2011-2012 academic year. The event will take place on Tuesday,...

Wed, 09/14/2011

Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation announces upgrades to Kansas educational assessment tests

The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas, in partnership with the Kansas State Department of Education, has announced changes to the Kansas Interim Assessments for the 2011-12 school year. ...

Wed, 09/14/2011

KU to host National Hazing Prevention Week activities

The University of Kansas will host National Hazing Prevention Week from Monday, Sept. 19 to Friday, Sept. 23 with events and activities to raise awareness about and eliminate hazing. ...

Wed, 09/14/2011

NSF grant to fund new research facilities at KU Field Station

An interdisciplinary team of 12 KU collaborators has received a $330,000 award from the National Science Foundation to develop greenhouse-based research capabilities and to construct associated support facilities at the University of Kansas Field Station, north of Lawrence. ...

Tue, 09/13/2011

KU ranking rises slightly, but university leaders have bigger goal in mind

The University of Kansas rose slightly in rankings released today, but university leaders say ongoing efforts to strengthen KU’s academics and research will have benefits far beyond rankings. ...

Tue, 09/13/2011

KU Libraries to mark James Naismith's 150th birthday with exhibit, discussion

celebrate the 150th birthday of basketball’s inventor, the University of Kansas Libraries will unveil a new exhibition, “James Naismith’s Life and Legacy: Celebrating 150 Years.”...

Tue, 09/13/2011

Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair set for Sept. 14

University of Kansas engineering and computer science students on the hunt for a dream job have the chance to make key connections and find the right match at the Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from noon to 5 p.m., on the fifth floor of...

Tue, 09/13/2011

Article shows human genome testing has wide implications on American law

href="http://www.law.ku.edu">KU School of LawLAWRENCE — Parents screening their genetic makeup to determine their children’s physical traits, susceptibility to disease and even to ensure the gender they want may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but improving technology and declining costs are making such scenarios a real possibility. And...

Tue, 09/13/2011

Pickup artist strategies appeal to dangerous combo of sexist couples, KU researchers say

The strategies of pickup artists – the modern Lotharios who make a game of trolling to pick up women – work best when a sexist man seeks a sexist woman, according to a recent study by two University of Kansas researchers. ...

Tue, 09/13/2011

Media Advisory: Chancellor, Provost to announce KU strategic plan

href="http://www.provost.ku.edu/planning">Strategic Planning at KUWHAT: University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter will announce Bold Aspirations, the strategic plan for the University of Kansas. ...

Mon, 09/12/2011

Events scheduled for Sexual Assault Awareness Week at KU Sept. 12-18

The Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center at the University of Kansas has planned several themes, events and activities in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Week for the week of Sept. 12 through 18:...

Mon, 09/12/2011

Reception to honor students, faculty in NIH science programs

The KU Office of Diversity in Science Training will host its 5th Annual Welcome Reception honoring students and faculty mentors at KU and Haskell participating in 2011-12 programs funded by the National Institutes of Health to encourage underserved students to pursue careers in biomedical science. ...

Mon, 09/12/2011

School of Pharmacy professor earns national honor as Arthur C. Cope Scholar

Jeff Aubé, professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, has won a prestigious 2012 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. ...

Mon, 09/12/2011

Google exec, KU grad donates tablet computers to engineering students

— Brian McClendon, a 1986 KU electrical engineering graduate, surprised first-year students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas by handing out new tablet computers during class on Monday. Much more than a cool gift, the tablets are a tool to spark...

Fri, 09/09/2011

Provost announces changes to Student Success units

Units currently under the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success will be realigned to increase efficiency based on recommendations of the strategic planning process, KU Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter announced today. ...

Fri, 09/09/2011

Egyptian writer and activist to deliver Marwa lecture at KU on Sept. 14

An Egyptian activist, who is an outspoken author and human rights advocate, will deliver the 2011 Marwa Africana Lecture on Sept. 14 at the University of Kansas. ...

Fri, 09/09/2011

KU Music and Reach Out Kansas Inc. offer new series: Kansas Partnership for the Arts

href="http://music.ku.edu/">School of MusicLAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music and Reach Out Kansas Inc. are teaming up in 2011-12 for The Kansas Partnership for the Arts, a series featuring numerous performances by renowned faculty, student and international guest artists. ...

Fri, 09/09/2011

KU project collects stories of Kansans' creativity

href="http://www.creative.ku.edu">How Are You Creative?LAWRENCE – A new initiative launched by the University of Kansas School of the Arts is devoted to collecting and sharing the stories of the artistic and creative endeavors of Kansans. ...

Thu, 09/08/2011

KU celebrates record year for private support

The generosity of donors supporting the University of Kansas reached a new pinnacle in fiscal year 2011, totaling $153.2 million. This is the fourth year in a row of record private support for KU during a period marked by economic uncertainty. ...

Thu, 09/08/2011

Former Ukrainian leader Yushchenko to receive 2011 Dole Leadership Prize

Dole Institute of Politics will present the 2011 Dole Leadership Prize to former Ukrainian president and Orange Revolution leader, Viktor Yushchenko. The prize will be given at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at the Dole Institute. The program is free and open to the public. Doors open...

Thu, 09/08/2011

Kansas Statistical Abstract now available online

href="http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/ksah">Kansas Statistical AbstractLAWRENCE — The 45th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now online. ...

Wed, 09/07/2011

Researchers advance understanding of bird evolution by finding fossil crops

A new discovery by researchers from the University of Kansas and China pushes back by millions of years proof that birds’ digestive systems have ancient origins. The investigators found fossil evidence of a crop — the muscular pocket in the esophagus that most modern birds use to store and soften...

Wed, 09/07/2011

Audio-Reader spins bargains at annual 'For Your Ears Only' sale Sept. 16, 17

href="http://www.reader.ku.edu">Audio-ReaderLAWRENCE — Music lovers of all stripes — whether looking for additions to their vinyl record collection or a new set of speakers — are sure to find an abundance of treasures at bargain prices at this year’s “For Your Ears Only,” a fundraiser benefitting Audio-Reader. ...

Wed, 09/07/2011

Baur Professorship in sociology awarded to David N. Smith

David N. Smith is the 2011-12 E. Jackson Baur Professor in Sociology at the University of Kansas professor. ...

Wed, 09/07/2011

KU professor to discuss book on Mark Twain's view of America's global mission

Susan K. Harris, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor in American Literature, will present a book talk Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4:15 p.m. at Jayhawk Ink on Level Two of the Kansas Union. ...

Tue, 09/06/2011

KU professor to present talk on complexities, understanding Islamic law

As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, a University of Kansas School of Law professor will give a talk on understanding the religious and legal tradition that has been thrust into the spotlight in the decade since the terrorist attacks. ...

Tue, 09/06/2011

KU junior researching Chlamydia bacterium receives top national award

A University of Kansas junior has been selected for one of the nation’s top undergraduate honors in microbiology. Dan Simon, a junior from Olathe, was one of only 39 students selected nationwide to receive an American Society for Microbiology fellowship for 2011. ...

Tue, 09/06/2011

Chancellor talks about Big 12

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today addressed the ongoing questions surrounding the Big 12 Conference.   "It's obviously disappointing that it has come to this point.  Keeping the Big 12 strong and competitive remains our top preference, but no matter what happens we're going to continue to work in the best interests...

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