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Thu, 08/25/2011

Chancellor surprises another 2011 Kemper Fellowship winner

Wed, 08/24/2011

Study of extraterrestrial life at KU is rare undergraduate opportunity

Few universities can claim to offer study in extra-terrestrial life with a course taught by an astronaut. Count the University of Kansas among those that can. ...

Wed, 08/24/2011

First KU Campus Art Walk hopes to provide creative view of campus

href="http://www.ku.edu/artwalk">Art WalkLAWRENCE — If you’re looking for a relaxing and creative end to your week, the KU campus might be just the right place to visit. ...

Wed, 08/24/2011

Creator of 'frozen' fountain sculpture wins award for another campus artwork

Matthew Dominic Farley's "SnoWaffle" sculpture on west campus has been named as one of the 47 best public art projects of 2011 by the Americans for the Arts' Public Art Network...

Wed, 08/24/2011

KU lands $12 million grant to help Job Corps educators better prepare youth

A $12.5 million award to the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning will help the nation’s largest federal training program for skilled and semi-skilled workers better prepare young people for jobs in the construction and health care industries. ...

Wed, 08/24/2011

Media advisory: Islamic law expert available to discuss post-Gadhafi Libya

href="http://www.hallcenter.ku.edu/~hallcenter/cgi-bin/index.php/calendar/event/raj-bhala-understanding-islamic-law">Hall CenterWHAT: Raj Bhala, Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to discuss Islamic law in the wake of the toppling of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya and the Arab spring. ...

Tue, 08/23/2011

Researcher finds shifting domestic roles for men who lost jobs in current recession

The acute economic downturn that began in 2008 sometimes is called the “mancession” to reflect its harsher impact on men than women. As recently as last November, 10.4 percent of adult men were unemployed as compared to 8 percent of adult women. ...

Tue, 08/23/2011

KU to host Conference on Identity and Community after Cold War Era

href="http://www.crees.ku.edu">KU Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian StudiesLAWRENCE — The University of Kansas is hosting a conference Aug. 25-27 investigating the great changes in concepts of identity and community after the end of the Cold War. The conference, which will be held in the Kansas Union, is being organized...

Tue, 08/23/2011

Acclaimed street photographer Gary Mark Smith donates collection to KU

Internationally renowned street photographer Gary Mark Smith — who has shot photos of wars, revolution, peace, volcanic eruptions and most importantly, everyday people — has donated his collection to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas. ...

Tue, 08/23/2011

KU law professor helps prepare soldiers, lawyers to navigate Muslim world

A University of Kansas law professor is playing a key role in arming U.S. Army special operations officers with a vital understanding of local culture, law and religion before they are deployed to the Middle East. ...

Tue, 08/23/2011

KU researchers work to increase durability of newer dental fillings

A team of researchers at the University of Kansas is hoping to curb tooth decay – while saving dental patients thousands of dollars – by working to improve the material used by dentists to fill cavities. ...

Tue, 08/23/2011

Provost awards next round of 2011 Kemper Fellowships

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

Tue, 08/23/2011

Chancellor, dean of Pharmacy offer condolences on death of student Sara Schebler

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and School of Pharmacy Dean Ken Audus issued the following statements regarding the death of student Sara E. Schebler. Gray-Little: “On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer the deepest sympathies on the death of...

Mon, 08/22/2011

Chancellor awards first Kemper fellowship of 2011

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

Mon, 08/22/2011

Partnership will help KU become research center on future of city management

href="http://www.kupa.ku.edu">School of Public Affairs and AdministrationLAWRENCE — The University of Kansas’ top-ranked School of Public Affairs and Administration is uniting with one of the nation’s leading providers of governmental services in a partnership that is aimed at transforming the education of local government leaders. ...

Mon, 08/22/2011

Audio-Reader's library to receive technology upgrade from program in Australia

href="http://www.reader.ku.edu">Audio-ReaderLAWRENCE — The Association for the Blind of Western Australia will soon be archiving Audio-Reader’s library of recorded audio books to a new, easier-to-use format. ...

Fri, 08/19/2011

KPR wins 13th Station of the Year award

Kansas Public Radio stepped up a class and still was judged best radio station in Kansas. ...

Fri, 08/19/2011

Provost announces new class of Staff Fellows for 2011-12

href="http://www.provost.ku.edu/areas/academic/engagement/staff/fellows.shtml">Staff Fellows ProgramLAWRENCE — Provost Jeff Vitter has announced the 2011-12 class of Staff Fellows. ...

Fri, 08/19/2011

KU School of Pharmacy-Wichita set to open

The KU School of Pharmacy–Wichita officially opens its doors next week, as the inaugural class of 20 students begins classes on Monday, Aug. 22. ...

Fri, 08/19/2011

Media advisory: Chancellor to distribute first 2011 Kemper Fellowship

Thu, 08/18/2011

Black scientists less likely than white counterparts to receive NIH funding, study shows

were significantly less likely than their white counterparts to receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to an analysis of data from 2000 to 2006. ...

Thu, 08/18/2011

Researchers complete first major survey of amphibian fungus in Asia

An international team of researchers has completed the first major survey in Asia of a deadly fungus that has wiped out more than 200 species of amphibians worldwide. The massive survey could help scientists zero in on why the fungus has been unusually devastating in many parts of the globe-and...

Thu, 08/18/2011

KU business dean meets with Kansas secretary of commerce

href="http://www.business.ku.edu">School of BusinessTOPEKA — Neeli Bendapudi, dean of the University of Kansas School of Business, met with Kansas Department of Commerce Secretary Pat George this morning to discuss the Kansas economy and how the School of Business can contribute to the state’s economic development goals. ...

Thu, 08/18/2011

Mount Oread Scholars to make symbolic walk up the hill Aug. 21

Continuing a meaningful tradition, the 2011-2012 Mount Oread Scholars will make a symbolic walk up the hill known as Mount Oread at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21. ...

Wed, 08/17/2011

Hawk Week schedule now available online

href="http://www.hawkweek.ku.edu">Hawk WeekLAWRENCE — A full schedule of events for Hawk Week — the official welcome week for new students at the University of Kansas — is now available. ...

Wed, 08/17/2011

Researchers push to import top anti-bullying program to U.S. schools

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Kansas plan to bring a highly successful anti-bullying effort, the KiVa program, to American schools. Starting as early as the 2012-13 school year, a pilot program could kick off in selected classrooms in Lawrence, Kan. If shown to be successful there,...

Tue, 08/16/2011

KU study shows suburban schools have worked to 'hoard' advantages

As suburban school districts have gained advantages over their urban counterparts, they have tenaciously clung to them, often at the expense of urban districts, a new study by University of Kansas researchers shows. ...

Tue, 08/16/2011

Acclaimed street photographer, KU alumnus to exhibit photos at journalism school

A collection of 25 photographs, “Streetphotos in Time” by Gary Mark Smith, a 1984 School of Journalism graduate and internationally known photojournalist, will be displayed on the second floor of Stauffer-Flint Hall as part of the William Allen White School of Journalism’s alumni photography exhibit during the Fall 2011 semester. ...

Tue, 08/16/2011

KU ranked No. 2 in most published special education journal articles

The University of Kansas ranks second in institutions that have expanded the field of knowledge in special education and helped guide teachers across the nation. Science Watch recently rated KU No. 2 for most published journal articles in the field of special education, an important indicator of a school’s contribution...

Mon, 08/15/2011

Central KU departments to open weekend before classes start

Several Student Success and other key KU departments will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21, to serve new and returning students and their families and help prepare them for the Monday start to fall classes. ...

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