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Wed, 09/28/2011

Researchers in Kansas and China partner to document Silk Road languages online

href="http://iaia.ittc.ku.edu">The Interactive Inner Asia websiteLAWRENCE — With today’s technology, linguistic anthropologists at the University of Kansas and Qinghai Nationalities University in China are collaborating in real time to document endangered languages in western China. ...

Tue, 09/27/2011

KPR reporter to participate in NPR News-Kaiser Health News project

href="http://www.kansaspublicradio.org/index.php">KPRLAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson has been selected as one of 24 public media reporters from across the country to participate in an NPR News-Kaiser Health News reporting project: “Health Care in the States.” The 15-month partnership is an initiative by the news organizations to expand and deepen...

Tue, 09/27/2011

Inaugural Tiberti Lecture to feature CEO's perspectives on ethics, success

Murli Tolaney is well aware of potential ethical pitfalls that lie in wait for engineers in the workforce. As former CEO of one of the world’s leading water and wastewater engineering firms, he encountered his share of situations that challenged his professional principles. Tolaney will provide insight on taking the...

Tue, 09/27/2011

Final report of ADA task force now available

The final report of KU’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) task force has been posted online. The recommendations of the review are intended to position KU to become a more inclusive and accessible campus community. ...

Tue, 09/27/2011

Chancellors Club honors tax professor, liver researcher for faculty awards

Whether revving up University of Kansas students’ interest in tax accounting or researching methods to repair damaged livers, the 2011 Chancellors Club researcher and professor are making a positive impact at KU. ...

Tue, 09/27/2011

Chancellor attends White House event to announce NSF initiative

invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little attended a White House event Monday afternoon announcing a new National Science Foundation effort to provide greater work-related flexibility to women and men in research careers. ...

Tue, 09/27/2011

KU legal scholar tapped by Canadian government for insight in genetics policy

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Tue, 09/27/2011

KU, economic development leaders unveil Bioscience & Technology Business Center at KU Medical Center

href="http://btbcku.com">BTBC at KUMCKANSAS CITY, KAN. — Officials from the University of Kansas and various economic development groups today unveiled the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center (BTBC at KUMC), a business incubator specifically designed to spur entrepreneurship and commercialization of KU research. ...

Tue, 09/27/2011

KU acting to reverse enrollment decline

Improvements already under way in how the University of Kansas recruits and retains students will increase both the academic success and overall size of the university’s student body, KU leaders say. ...

Mon, 09/26/2011

Alternative Breaks, Center for Community Outreach host first annual Story Slam

Alternative Breaks and the Center for Community Outreach are hosting the first annual Story Slam on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The event will be followed by a reception with food and drink in the Big XII room. ...

Mon, 09/26/2011

KU lands grant to help improve education for learners with deaf-blindness

href="http://www.lsi.ku.edu">Life Span InstituteLAWRENCE — An innovative project developed at the University of Kansas to help children who are both deaf and blind has proven so effective it has received a national grant to ensure it continues and to document exactly why it works so well. ...

Mon, 09/26/2011

Play TOWN Ball! KU professor uses game to teach pre-Civil War history

Before Americans played baseball, they played Town Ball. Abraham Lincoln played it, and today pockets of Town Ball leagues dot the U.S. map. ...

Mon, 09/26/2011

Ten KU seniors named finalists for 21st annual Ex.C.E.L. Awards

Ten finalists have been selected for the 21st annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. ...

Mon, 09/26/2011

Professor honored for service collaboration with Audio Reader

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Fri, 09/23/2011

Four students awarded 2010-11 Chancellor's Writing Prize

For a third year, KU students will be awarded cash prizes for excellence in academic writing. The prize acknowledges the importance of consultation from faculty and the KU Writing Center and promotes writing across KU’s curriculum. ...

Fri, 09/23/2011

2011 KU Women of Distinction calendar honors students, faculty, staff

The 2011-12 University of Kansas Women of Distinction calendar is honoring 25 women students, faculty and staff for outstanding achievements. ...

Thu, 09/22/2011

KU to host economic policy conference on immigration

href="http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/conferen/kepc11">Kansas Economic Policy Conference agendaLAWRENCE — Immigration and its impact on the state economy will be the topic of this year’s Kansas Economic Policy Conference on Oct. 13 at the Kansas Union. ...

Thu, 09/22/2011

New York Times columnist, author to present 2011 Anderson Chandler Lecture

— Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times chief mergers and acquisitions reporter, co-host of CNBC’s Squawk Box and author of “Too Big to Fail,” will present “The Global Economy: What’s Next?” as the School of Business 2011 Anderson Chandler Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at the...

Thu, 09/22/2011

KU Center for Sustainability to shed new light on campus energy savings

— The KU Center for Sustainability has joined forces with Energy Solutions Professionals (ESP), an Overland Park-based energy service company, to replace inefficient light bulbs on campus with new compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). ...

Thu, 09/22/2011

KU researchers: With more choice, friends are more similar — but no closer

People prefer to make friends with others who share their beliefs, values, and interests. The more choice people have, the more their friends are alike, according to University of Kansas researchers. ...

Thu, 09/22/2011

KU’s Partnership for the Arts series presents Opera/Vocal Outreach project

The University of Kansas School of Music and Reach Out Kansas, Inc., are pleased to present the 2011-12 Kansas Partnership for the Arts, a series featuring numerous performances by renowned faculty, students and international guest artists. Included in this new series is the Opera/Vocal Outreach initiative, a program created to...

Wed, 09/21/2011

KU names new senior recruitment and outreach coordinator based out of Garden City

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Wed, 09/21/2011

Collection gift broadens Latin American collections at KU Libraries

href="http://www.lib.ku.edu">KU LibrariesLAWRENCE — An extensive gift of more than 20,000 Latin American books, pamphlets and papers from a KU emeritus professor will serve to deepen an already substantial collection that he helped to create. ...

Wed, 09/21/2011

KU announces Self Graduate Fellows

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Wed, 09/21/2011

KU to develop multimedia training for educators of kids with disabilities

Working with young children with disabilities and their families is not an easy job. Researchers at the University of Kansas are developing a multimedia, online program to marry the latest academic research in disability studies with ethics, policy and the experience of those working in the field to provide professional...

Tue, 09/20/2011

Scientists probe mystery of phototropism while training young researchers

Plunk a houseplant near a window, and often that plant will bend eagerly toward the light to soak up as much energy as possible. Phototropism is the name of this process, and you can see it in organisms ranging from algae to sunflowers. ...

Tue, 09/20/2011

KU's Partnership for the Arts program introduces 'West Side Story' lecture series

The University of Kansas School of Music and Reach Out Kansas, Inc., are pleased to present the 2011-12 Kansas Partnership for the Arts, a series featuring numerous performances by renowned faculty, students and international guest artists. Included in this program is “The Creation of West Side Story,” a series of...

Tue, 09/20/2011

Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities to host forum

href="http://kansas2011.thatcamp.org">Forum scheduleLAWRENCE — The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities will host its Fall 2011 Digital Humanities Forum at the Kansas Union and at Watson Library from Sept. 22-24. ...

Mon, 09/19/2011

KU researchers find enriched infant formulas benefit brain and heart

University of Kansas scientists have found new evidence that infant formulas fortified with long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) are good for developing brains and hearts. ...

Mon, 09/19/2011

KU Law School ranks in top 20 nationally for hands-on learning opportunities

the School of Law's Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic interact with doctors at the KU Med Center, where the clinic has an office in the Department of Family Medicine. Photo by Steve Puppe. ...

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