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Wed, 11/23/2011 — "Chado," by Karen LaMonte (Photo by Martin Polak) More Information Spencer Museum of Art LAWRENCE – When Hope Talbot of Overland Park saw a series of unique life-size glass sculptures by Karen LaMonte featuring absent figures of women in kimonos, she had two reactions. First, the kimono series was “pure beauty.” Second, she wanted others to be able see up close the stunning translucent

Wed, 11/23/2011 — Simran Sethi More Information School of Journalism LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications will co-host a digital diversity summit with the Online News Association Dec. 3 as part of the Diversity in Media class. The student-led summit will run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 100 Stauffer-Flint Hall and will focus on emerging issues in contemporary journalism

Tue, 11/22/2011 — Robert C. Coffeen More Information School of Architecture, Design & Planning LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor of architecture has been named the nation’s top educator in acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America. Robert C. Coffeen, lecturer and adjunct associate professor at the KU School of Architecture, Design and Planning, has been awarded the 2011 Rossing Prize in

Tue, 11/22/2011 —  The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas has announced a partnership with educational experts from Kansas and Mississippi to develop the Career Pathways Assessment System, a new, innovative assessment for...

Mon, 11/21/2011 — University of Kansas student Kelsey Murrell has won a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and sought-after recognitions of scholarly excellence. She interviewed for the award and was informed that she won Saturday in St. Louis. ...

Mon, 11/21/2011 — More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – With the holiday shopping season set to begin this week, millions of Americans will soon descend upon their local shopping malls in search of the hottest new clothes, toys and electronics. And according to a University of Kansas researcher, shoppers who use cash will view their purchases very differently than those who use credit cards. New research by Promothesh

Mon, 11/21/2011 — More Information Lied Center LAWRENCE – A Chinese student group at the University of Kansas will host the 2012 Greater Kansas Area Chinese New Year Gala at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Lied Center. Hosted by the KU Chinese Student & Scholar Friendship Association (KUCSSFA), the Chinese New Year Gala will feature performances from various Kansas artists, dancers, singers and musicians, as well as opportunities for

Fri, 11/18/2011 — Every year, companies that own railroad track across the United States spend millions of dollars maintaining ballast, the crushed rock underneath railroad ties and steel rails. In addition to the high cost, railroads must reroute trains around...

Thu, 11/17/2011 — More Information Strategic Planning The University of Kansas community will participate in the first all-day strategic initiative summit, Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World, starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The summit is hosted by the Office of the Provost and will take place at The Commons in Spooner Hall. The attendance and participation of individuals from across the KU community are imperative to the

Thu, 11/17/2011 — On just about any given day, a person can find more than one story in the media about same-sex marriage and from a variety of perspectives on the matter. But can the media a person chooses to consume sway his or her opinion on a matter as hotly...

Thu, 11/17/2011 — Bernadette Gray-Little More Information Office of the Chancellor LAWRENCE – Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has been honored with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees’ highest award. At a ceremony Wednesday night, Gray-Little received the William Richardson Davie Award, which recognizes extraordinary service to the university or society. “I am truly honored to

Wed, 11/16/2011 — The nationally recognized University of Kansas Center of Latin American Studies this week will celebrate its 50th anniversary. The center invites all faculty, students, alumni and friends to attend its 50th anniversary conference Saturday,...

Wed, 11/16/2011 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will present the fourth and final installment of the series “The Fall of the Soviet Union: 20 Years Later,” titled “The Future of the Post-Soviet Region,” with guest speaker Arzu...

Wed, 11/16/2011 — The Tunnel of Oppression will return for its 10th year at the University of Kansas. The Tunnel of Oppression is an intensive, interactive multimedia experience that forces participants to face different types of oppression, such as racism,...

Wed, 11/16/2011 — The University of Kansas School of Business and its Master of Business Administration program earned high praise in The Princeton Review’s 2012 edition of “The Best 294 Business Schools.” The publication, released in October, credited the...

Tue, 11/15/2011 — University of Kansas political scientist Burdett Loomis is editor of “The U.S. Senate: From Deliberation to Dysfunction,” a new book that looks at the mechanics of an institution that in many ways seems to be broken. The book evolved...

Tue, 11/15/2011 — University of Kansas School of Law professor Andrew W. Torrance has been appointed a Gruter Institute Research Fellow, placing him among the ranks of the nation’s foremost experts and innovators in law and behavioral science. The Gruter...

Tue, 11/15/2011 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at KU) Main Facility has landed its seventh tenant – and this time, it’s a Fortune 500 company. Assurant Employee Benefits, a division of insurance leader...

Mon, 11/14/2011 — Financial services leader ING honored University of Kansas Professor Bruce Frey with the ING Professor of Excellence Award for his outstanding performance in the classroom and commitment to the profession. The award was presented Saturday, Nov....

Mon, 11/14/2011 — Julie Goonewardene, associate vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Kansas, has been elected to the American Medical Association (AMA) Board of Trustees as its designated public member. As a trustee,...


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