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Tue, 08/02/2011

Animated video will teach students physics behind superconductors

Most young people have chatted on a cell phone, but how many of them know how energy relates to matter to make that phone call possible? ...

Mon, 08/01/2011

KU entomologist leads new drive to make 'dark data' available online to anyone

Caroline Chaboo regularly fields phone calls and emails from homeowners, gardeners and even U.S. customs officials who ask her to help identify bugs. The University of Kansas entomologist is a leading expert on beetles and performs research around the world, including in Kansas. ...

Fri, 07/29/2011

KU, City of Lawrence announce improvements to bus routes, new website

href="http://www.lawrencetransit.org">Lawrence TransitLAWRENCE — The University of Kansas and City of Lawrence are announcing several changes to improve services. Annual changes are intended to improve access to the city and campus, adjust service frequency and make the best use of resources available. ...

Thu, 07/28/2011

Gift creates Innovation studio in KU's Center for Design Research

KU Endowment and spoke to a development director who, he said, “answered the phone with a smile.” ...

Thu, 07/28/2011

KU history professor awarded Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award

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Tue, 07/26/2011

Audio-Reader accepting donations of music, audio equipment for annual sale

The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network is now accepting donations of new and gently used music and audio equipment for its annual “For Your EARS Only” benefit sale. ...

Tue, 07/26/2011

KU doctoral student one of two in nation to receive Hartford dissertation award

Skye Leedahl, doctoral student in social welfare from Minot, N.D., is one of two students in the nation to receive the John A. Hartford Dissertation Fellows Award for her research of the social world of older adults in nursing homes. ...

Fri, 07/22/2011

KU alumna named distinguished professor in School of Public Affairs and Administration

A distinguished alumna of the University of Kansas will return to her alma mater to join the faculty of the top-ranked School of Public Affairs and Administration. ...

Wed, 07/20/2011

Acclaimed civil rights attorney to speak at KU School of Law

A civil rights attorney who helped Thurgood Marshall argue Brown v. Board of Education before the U.S. Supreme Court will speak next week at the University of Kansas School of Law. ...

Tue, 07/19/2011

Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces July graduates

Col. Ernie Garcia, superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, congratulated 49 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on July 15. ...

Mon, 07/18/2011

Geologic map for Kearny County now available

href="http://www.kgs.ku.edu">Kansas Geological SurveyLAWRENCE — A new full-color map of Kearny County in southwestern Kansas featuring surface geology – from widespread silt deposits and active sand dunes to formations made up of Rocky Mountain debris – is available from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas. ...

Mon, 07/18/2011

KU faculty, alumni join Haiti Research Initiative team

— University of Kansas faculty and alumni are traveling to Haiti this month with a team to meet with Haitian officials and civic groups to explore the potential for a collaborative research project in education and technology. ...

Fri, 07/15/2011

KU to host open house, dedication ceremony for Center for Design Research

— A new KU facility for collaborative research in sustainable energy will officially “power up” on Saturday, July 16 with a 10:30 a.m. dedication ceremony and a 10 a.m. to noon open house. The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will follow. ...

Thu, 07/14/2011

KU mourns student Hallie Steele

University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement regarding the death of student Hallie Steele:...

Wed, 07/13/2011

Fulbright international students attend summer program at KU

Thirty-three Fulbright international students are attending this year’s Fulbright Pre-Academic Summer Program at the University of Kansas to help them acclimate to academic life and American culture before they begin their graduate studies. The students arrived July 6. ...

Wed, 07/13/2011

Award-winning poet, critic to speak on innovative African American verse

Aldon Nielsen, an award-winning poet and critic, will speak July 20 at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas at 7 p.m. ...

Fri, 07/08/2011

KU students volunteer service in summer Alternative Breaks Program

href="http://groups.ku.edu/~albreaks/index.html">Alternative BreaksLAWRENCE — Eager to lend a helping hand, 34 students from the University of Kansas spent part of their summer volunteering in five states. ...

Fri, 07/08/2011

Science fiction writing awards to be presented at KU

Irish author Ian McDonald’s “The Dervish House” will receive the Campbell Award for the best science fiction novel of the year, and Geoffrey A. Landis’ “The Sultan of the Clouds” will receive the Sturgeon Award for the best short science fiction of the year in a 6 p.m. ceremony tonight...

Fri, 07/08/2011

Private papers of legendary science fiction, 'Star Trek' writer donated to KU

A treasure trove of private letters, manuscripts and other papers by one of the most influential writers of the golden age of science fiction — who, along with Leonard Nimoy, is credited with inventing the “live long and prosper” Vulcan phrase for “Star Trek” — has been donated to the...

Thu, 07/07/2011

KU names new director of industrial partnerships

Building business relationships and enhancing the Kansas economy are high priorities for the University of Kansas. To help further that mission, KU has created a new position and hired an experienced scientist and business strategist to lead the effort. ...

Tue, 07/05/2011

Researcher: Preventive care can boost results, shrink price tag of Kansas Medicaid

Better access to preventive screenings and care for people with physical disabilities and cognitive limitations could help avert and prevent worsening of many chronic diseases that result in higher costs to the state’s Medicaid program, according to a University of Kansas researcher. ...

Fri, 07/01/2011

KU Heartland leadership institute hosts 18 women from six countries

Eighteen young women from six countries attending a leadership institute at the University of Kansas this summer are not only attending classes but also sampling local cultural activities such as a Fourth of July picnic on a family produce farm. ...

Fri, 07/01/2011

Kansas oil production rises, gas production declines in 2010

href="http://www.kgs.ku.edu/kgs.html">Kansas Geological SurveyLAWRENCE — Oil production in Kansas rose and natural gas production dropped in 2010 as crude oil prices increased and gas prices remained weak, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. ...

Fri, 07/01/2011

University of Kansas creates School of Public Affairs and Administration

— The top-ranked Department of Public Administration at the University of Kansas is now the School of Public Affairs and Administration, effective July 1. ...

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