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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

Chancellor awards first Kemper fellowship of 2011

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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

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. ...

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

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

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. ...

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

KU's new renewable scholarships make college affordable

A University of Kansas education is becoming even more affordable thanks to a package of new, four-year renewable scholarships for freshmen and two-year scholarships for transfer students. ...

Mon, 08/15/2011

Gray-Little issues statement on death of Carolyn Bailey Berneking

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement on the death of Carolyn Bailey Berneking, former KU librarian, longtime volunteer and granddaughter of E.H.S. Bailey: “Carolyn Bailey Berneking...

Mon, 08/15/2011

KU to focus on 12 areas in effort to increase effectiveness, efficiency

href="http://chancellor.ku.edu/changingforexcellence/index.shtml">Changing for ExcellenceLAWRENCE — The second phase of a University of Kansas initiative designed to devote more resources to KU’s teaching and research mission will focus on 12 administrative areas. ...

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. ...

Fri, 08/12/2011

$5 million gift brings University of Kansas Cancer Center closer to fundraising goal

Kan. — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today announced a $5 million gift that advances the University of Kansas Cancer Center’s quest to achieve National Cancer Institute designation. ...

Thu, 08/11/2011

First hybrid buses in Kansas hit the streets of Lawrence

href="http://www.parking.ku.edu">Parking and TransitLAWRENCE — The T has gone green. The City of Lawrence recently expanded its fleet to include the first hybrid buses to operate in Kansas. Three 40-foot hybrid buses have rolled onto the streets of Lawrence. ...

Thu, 08/11/2011

KU engineering team advances to national Traffic Bowl Competition

There’s no question about it. The University of Kansas School of Engineering is home to the most knowledgeable team of traffic trivia buffs in the Midwest. ...

Wed, 08/10/2011

Annual $10,000 scholarships available for students interested in renewable energy

Developing renewable energy technologies is a major research focus at the University of Kansas. Starting this fall, it can also be a source of significant scholarship funding for the right students. ...

Tue, 08/09/2011

KU engineering student awarded NSF funding for scoliosis treatment research

An award from the National Science Foundation will fund research by a University of Kansas School of Engineering doctoral student that could lead to improved treatment for adolescents suffering from scoliosis. ...

Tue, 08/09/2011

KU engineering students plan Brazilian learning experience

href="http://www.engr.ku.edu">School of EngineeringLAWRENCE — Fifteen students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will have the chance in August to see how a burgeoning world power is handling rapid growth and a booming economy, while attempting to manage the impact on the environment. ...

Tue, 08/09/2011

KU Business School dean names new leadership positions

University of Kansas School of Business dean Neeli Bendapudi has named several new appointments to leadership positions in the Business School. ...

Fri, 08/05/2011

Hall Center names Simons Public Humanities Fellow for 2011-12

Composer and pianist Randy Klein will be the Simons Public Humanities Fellow for 2011-12 at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. ...

Fri, 08/05/2011

Gray-Little honored at American Psychological Association Convention

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s work in the field of clinical psychology has earned her a Presidential Founder’s Award from Section VI, Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. She receives the honor today at the 2011 American Psychological Association Convention in Washington, DC. ...

Thu, 08/04/2011

KU engineering professor receives award for cartilage research

Promising research results that could improve the lives of those who suffer from chronic knee problems has earned one University of Kansas School of Engineering professor a prestigious grant to advance his work. ...

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