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Wed, 10/03/2012 — A team of architectural engineering students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering received high honors for accomplishments in a national prestressed concrete beam design competition. The group of Jayhawk engineers finished...

Tue, 10/02/2012 — More Information KU Endowment WHAT: University and School of Business leaders, KU Endowment and a donor will join in a celebration to announce a historic gift for the KU School of Business. WHEN: 1:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. Please arrive no later than 1:20 p.m.; the event will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. WHERE: Kemper Foyer in the Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Ave., Lawrence.

Tue, 10/02/2012 — The James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation just announced that it has awarded an $11,500 2012 Mid-Career Grant to Daniel Serda, lecturer in the KU Department of Urban Planning. Serda has been on the KU faculty since 2001 and has served on...

Tue, 10/02/2012 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas and Ottawa University in Ottawa have announced an agreement to offer Osher Lifelong Learning courses on the Ottawa campus this fall. "We are excited to partner with KU's Osher...

Tue, 10/02/2012 — The TV shows make it look dramatic. A hoarder, someone who has accumulated so many piles of junk and possessions he can barely move in his own home, is nearly buried alive. But the problem is no scripted drama. Real people across the country...

Mon, 10/01/2012 — Heather Desaire More Information Department of Chemistry LAWRENCE – A faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas has received a $1.38 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for research that will seek ways to improve the process of creating HIV vaccines. Heather Desaire, professor of chemistry, received the grant for

Mon, 10/01/2012 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Bucking national trends, the University of Kansas School of Law saw a 19 percent increase in applicants for the entering class of 2012 and enrolled a class whose academic credentials held steady despite a challenging legal market. KU was one of only 11 of 198 law schools accredited by the American Bar Association to see a more than 10 percent increase

Mon, 10/01/2012 — With Kansas and the nation cautiously recovering from a recession, and with a heated presidential election just weeks away, Donna Ginther thinks it's a good time for a candid conversation about factors contributing to the growth of the state...

Mon, 10/01/2012 — Sarah Vowell, former NPR contributor and author of six best-selling books on American history and culture, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Her lecture, "An Evening with Sarah Vowell," is...

Fri, 09/28/2012 — A border is much more than a line drawn on a map. According to Alexander Diener, assistant professor of geography at the University of Kansas, borders are political, social, environmental and economic forces that shape our lives. "Human...

Fri, 09/28/2012 — More Information Dole Institute of Politics LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute Archive and Special Collections at the University of Kansas will host its 2012 Research Fellow, Prakash Kumar, from today until Oct. 4. Kumar is researching the science of genetically modified crops, globalization and civil society resistance in India. "Senator Dole, as the longest-serving Republican leader (

Fri, 09/28/2012 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and John Colombo, director of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, issued the following statements regarding the death of Betty Hart, associate research professor emeritus at...

Thu, 09/27/2012 — More Information Admissions LAWRENCE – The incoming freshmen at the University of Kansas have the highest collective ACT score in the school's history, are the most diverse in the school's history and reverse a decline in freshman enrollment dating back to 2009. As of the 20th day of classes, 3,771 incoming freshmen were enrolled at KU, a 5.3 percent increase over last year and the most

Thu, 09/27/2012 — During the Great Recession, families of all economic classes have felt the pinch. They have lost incomes and assets, and some families are worse off than others. A new series of reports from researchers at the University of Kansas examines...

Thu, 09/27/2012 — Maryemma Graham More Information Don't Deny My Voice LAWRENCE – A grant awarded to a University of Kansas researcher from the National Endowment for the Humanities will spur the creation of an institute on reading and teaching African-American poetry. The project is led by Maryemma Graham, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English in the KU

Thu, 09/27/2012 — Real-world lessons in honesty, ethics and professional courtesy will be the focus of a discussion from the former leader of one of the oldest construction companies in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities. Tito Tiberti, retired president...

Thu, 09/27/2012 — Research by a University of Kansas School of Engineering professor has the potential to reduce stress on the nation's strained power grid and increase energy savings for consumers. Trung Van Nguyen, professor of chemical and petroleum...

Wed, 09/26/2012 — An exciting advance in solar cell technology developed at the University of Kansas has produced the world's most efficient photovoltaic cells made from nanocarbons, materials that have the potential to dramatically drop the costs of PV...

Wed, 09/26/2012 — Kissan Joseph Jide Wintoki More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – If you're looking to justify a marketing investment, consider a new study by researchers at the University of Kansas School of Business. Research conducted at KU has uncovered new insights into the economic value of customer satisfaction and clarifies how the stock market responds

Wed, 09/26/2012 — A leading historian of the African-American experience in the American West will give the annual Bill Tuttle Distinguished Lecture in American Studies at the University of Kansas. The event will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Kansas...


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