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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...

Fri, 09/02/2011

KU to celebrate Franz Liszt's 200th birthday with Sept. 11-13 festival

href="http://www.music.ku.edu">School of MusicLAWRENCE — The world’s foremost authority on the composer and pianist Franz Liszt will lead a three-day celebration of the anniversary of Liszt’s 200th birthday at the University of Kansas School of Music, Sept. 11 - 13.The festival, “A Liszt Odyssey,” is set to become one of the...

Fri, 09/02/2011

KU to host tenth anniversary commemoration of Sept. 11, 2001

The University of Kansas will mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 with a series of events, including a presentation by a 9/11 survivor. ...

Thu, 09/01/2011

Bioscience company Gyrasol becomes sixth tenant at BTBC at KU Main Facility

The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at KU) Main Facility has secured its sixth tenant. ...

Thu, 09/01/2011

Internationally known architectural designer to speak in Lawrence

University of Kansas students and community members have the opportunity to learn about architectural design by an internationally known expert. ...

Thu, 09/01/2011

Thousands of early Kansas photos now available in KU Libraries' digital image repository

href="http://luna.ku.edu:8180/luna/servlet/kuluna01kui~15~15">Pennell Collection GalleryLAWRENCE — A significant portion of Kansas photographer Joseph J. Pennell’s life work is now freely available via the University of Kansas Libraries’ digital image repository. ...

Wed, 08/31/2011

Statements from Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger Regarding the Big 12 Conference

Wed, 08/31/2011

Retirement eligibility could cause significant science teacher shortage, KU report says

href="http://www.kuscied.org/">Center for Science EducationLAWRENCE — Everyone from industry leaders to the President has called for the United States to produce more graduates in sciences, technology, math and engineering — the so-called STEM disciplines. To accomplish that goal, the country must first produce more science and math teachers, and a new...

Wed, 08/31/2011

KU researchers improve effectiveness of Early Head Start

— Kansas Early Head Start home visitors in Wyandotte County, Manhattan, Clay Center, Hays and Dodge City saw significant improvement in children’s language development when they used a Web-based “intelligent advisor” system developed at the University of Kansas Juniper Garden’s Children’s Project, a research group working in the Kansas City,...

Tue, 08/30/2011

Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute receives donation to deliver grain engulfment rescue training

(third from left), director of the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute, accepts a $90,000 gift from representatives of the Kansas grain industry to purchase equipment for grain engulfment rescue training. ...

Tue, 08/30/2011

KU Libraries team up with gridiron Jayhawks for 'Touchdown Challenge'

href="http://www.lib.ku.edu/touchdown/pledge">Touchdown ChallengeLAWRENCE — University of Kansas Libraries have teamed up with KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger and Head Football Coach Turner Gill to launch a fundraising campaign to support KU Libraries. ...

Tue, 08/30/2011

KU among first to develop journalism course on covering traumatic events

University of Kansas School of Journalism is taking a step not often seen in journalism schools around the country by implementing a course specifically designed to educate journalism students on how to cover the traumatic and violent events often encountered in their potential future line of work. ...

Tue, 08/30/2011

Student Senate to unveil plaque to celebrate completion of Underground expansion

Representatives from Student Senate will unveil the official plaque to be displayed in the recently expanded Wescoe Underground on Sept. 1 at 4:15 p.m. The event is open to media and the public. ...

Tue, 08/30/2011

KU adopts automated payment technology for clinical research studies

Participants in research studies, including medical clinical trials and other projects involving human subjects, typically receive payment for their time and trouble. That means handing out cash or lots of checks for small amounts of money. It also means keeping track of personal information for audit and tax purposes. ...

Tue, 08/30/2011

KU Center for Applied Economics releases report on Kansas property taxes

href="http://www.business.ku.edu/research/applied_economics/">Center for Applied EconomicsLAWRENCE — The KU Center for Applied Economics has released a new report on the property tax rates of Kansas cities. ...

Mon, 08/29/2011

Search engine data a useful predictor of stock returns, KU study shows

by a team of researchers at the KU School of Business demonstrates that online ticker searches can predict abnormal stock returns and trading volumes during the subsequent week. ...

Mon, 08/29/2011

$1 million gift honors KU Medical Center leader

M.D., executive vice chancellor of the University of Kansas Medical Center and executive dean of the KU School of Medicine...

Fri, 08/26/2011

Program available to KU staff seeking career advancement

href="http://www.kupmc.org/programs/ela">Emerging Leaders AcademyLAWRENCE — Staff at the University of Kansas and from other public sector organizations who want to advance in their careers are invited to develop their skills in a program that begins in September. ...

Fri, 08/26/2011

Governor praises University of Kansas for savings on pharmacy expansion

Gov. Sam Brownback lauded University of Kansas officials today as the university released $4.5 million in bonding authority back to the state after the School of Pharmacy expansion project finished close to 10 percent under budget. ...

Fri, 08/26/2011

KU announces seventh Kemper Fellowship winner of 2011

recipients:2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 20072006 | 2005 | 2004 | 20032002 | 2001| 2000 | 19991998 | 1997 | 1996 ...

Fri, 08/26/2011

KU announces spring 2011 honor roll

More than 4,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2011 semester. ...

Fri, 08/26/2011

Student scientist uncovers ancient link between plants and fungi in Antarctica

One might think that a doctoral student absorbed in the physiology of ancient plants would lead a ho-hum existence locked away in some dusty, dim room with books of fossilized leaf photos. ...

Fri, 08/26/2011

41 KU students completing summer research projects

Forty-one students at the University of Kansas are returning to campus this fall having spent the summer working on an undergraduate research project. ...

Thu, 08/25/2011

KU to hold film screening, discussion with man wrongly convicted of murder

href="http://www.journalism.ku.edu">School of JournalismLAWRENCE — The University of Kansas will host a screening of a documentary and panel discussion with Darryl Hunt, a man who spent 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. “The Trials of Darryl Hunt” screening and discussion with Hunt and seminal players in...

Thu, 08/25/2011

KU develops writing tool to help Kansas students, teachers in virtual environment

A new writing tool developed at the University of Kansas can take students step-by-step through the writing process and allow teachers to evaluate and score student writing as well as provide valuable feedback, all in a virtual environment. ...

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