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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

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

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

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

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. ...

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...

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

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...

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. ...

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. ...

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...

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

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. ...

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. ...

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

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. ...

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 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

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. ...

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