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Mon, 04/23/2012 — Two University of Kansas student organizations are helping craft a new style of conference that will delve into a variety of space exploration topics. The SpaceUp Kansas Unconference will be April 29 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center...

Mon, 04/23/2012 — A $790,000 gift from the Hall Family Foundation will provide $430,000 for renovations to the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas and $360,000 toward meeting a National Endowment for the Humanities matching challenge grant.

Fri, 04/20/2012 — A University of Kansas research group dedicated to recognizing black writers is collaborating with others to revive interest in a visionary poet who was part of a pocket of U.S. expatriate cultural history centered in Sweden in the 1960s. ...

Fri, 04/20/2012 — A panel discussion featuring notable Kansas City-area leaders and University of Kansas faculty will address “The Role of Higher Education in Building Communities and Civic Life.” The event, hosted at the KU Edwards Campus on April 21, is in...

Thu, 04/19/2012 — Darren M. Canady More Information College of Liberal Arts & Sciences LAWRENCE - A professor of English at the University of Kansas has been recognized by a national association as one of the top emerging playwrights. The American Theatre Critics Association has named assistant professor Darren M. Canady the winner of the 2012 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award

Thu, 04/19/2012 — Stuart Bell More Information School of Engineering LAWRENCE – Stuart Bell, dean of the University of Kansas School of Engineering since 2002, today was named the next executive vice chancellor and provost at Louisiana State University. “I want to congratulate Stuart on his selection and thank him for the progress the School of Engineering made under his leadership. Enrollment is

Thu, 04/19/2012 — Marta Caminero-Santangelo, English professor and department chairman, meets with a group of undergraduate honors students. Photo by David McKinney More Information Department of English LAWRENCE – Undocumented immigrants tend not to have a public voice, but a University of Kansas professor of English says their stories are emerging in literature and the media and

Thu, 04/19/2012 — More Information KU Center for Sustainability LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible universities, according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company this week listed KU in its annual "Guide to 322 Green Colleges," which profiles higher education institutions that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability in

Thu, 04/19/2012 — David Booth and David Murfin are the recipients of the University of Kansas School of Business 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. Booth and Murfin join an elite group of business alumni who have been recognized for their dedication to excellence...

Wed, 04/18/2012 — The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas has released new formative assessment tools, marking the first time the center has released formative assessment tools that target the Common Core Standards for...

Wed, 04/18/2012 — Legendary University of Kansas and professional football player John Hadl will show his support for KU Audio-Reader by participating in the third annual Audio-Reader Golf Classic. “Audio-Reader is an important program that brings information...

Tue, 04/17/2012 — More Information University Research & Entrepreneurship Symposium "Building a Greener Internet" LAWRENCE – University of Kansas researchers have earned three of 31 presentation slots at one of the nation’s most exclusive venture capital events. Three KU research projects will be featured at the University Research & Entrepreneurship Symposium, a showcase of the most promising new

Tue, 04/17/2012 — Doug Ward More Information School of Journalism LAWRENCE – Doug Ward, associate professor at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, has been named the national journalism teacher of the year. Ward, Budig Professor of Writing, will receive the Charles E. Scripps Award. “I’m stunned,” Ward said. “I’m doing what I love to do. I love

Tue, 04/17/2012 — More Information Center for Sustainability LAWRENCE– This year’s University of Kansas Earth Day celebration, Our Campus, Our Community, Our Environment, will include panel discussions, live performances and an opportunity for community members to help reduce stormwater runoff while supporting environmental initiatives at KU. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be from 5 p

Tue, 04/17/2012 — Tom Beisecker More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – A national expert on jury decision-making will deliver a public lecture on “Convenient Courtroom Fictions: How Rules of Evidence Relate to Jurors’ Cognitive Behavior” at the University of Kansas School of Law. Tom Beisecker, an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, will speak at 4 p.m.

Mon, 04/16/2012 — A University of Kansas Medical Center study found significantly lower levels of several cytokines, the immune system’s messengers and regulators, in the plasma of children with autism disorder (AD) compared to that of unrelated healthy siblings...

Mon, 04/16/2012 —  The Hall Center for the Humanities, in partnership with the KU Alumni Association and its Wichita Chapter, will host its KU in Wichita annual public symposium at the Wichita Museum of Art April 19. Susan Harris, Hall Distinguished Professor of...

Mon, 04/16/2012 — Research relating to cancer, genetics, medicinal plants and social relationships will be among student research presented at the 12th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Thirty-two...

Mon, 04/16/2012 — A group of University of Kansas School of Engineering and School of Business students has revived a campus organization that strives to give its members “a head for business and a heart for the world.” Twenty-two students from the two...

Fri, 04/13/2012 — Statistics may clearly track a decline in political participation among 18- to 24-year-olds in the United States, but a University of Kansas professor argues that the decline reflects changes in American society, not youthful apathy. “We...


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