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Tue, 04/10/2012 — Nine students and alumni from the University of Kansas have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2012-13. The recipients include students who earned bachelor’s degrees at KU and will be pursuing graduate...

Mon, 04/09/2012 — Barbara Atkinson More Information Office of the Chancellor LAWRENCE – Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Barbara Atkinson, M.D., announced today that Atkinson will retire as executive vice chancellor of the KU Medical Center and executive dean of the School of Medicine, effective June 30. “There is no question that the KU Medical Center has benefited

Mon, 04/09/2012 — Layoffs, reduced budgets and changing job roles in the past several years have changed the face of journalism. A University of Kansas professor has published a study examining how those who have survived multiple rounds of layoffs view themselves,

Mon, 04/09/2012 — More Information School of Education Psychology and Research in Education The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation The University of Kansas has several education professors and experts in various fields of education who will be on hand for the American Educational Research Association conference April 13-17 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The

Fri, 04/06/2012 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies and the Center for Global and International Studies, together with the Foreign Military Studies Office at Fort Leavenworth, will host the third annual KU-Fort...

Fri, 04/06/2012 — Sometimes a single event can render years of scholarly research obsolete. With the fall of the Berlin Wall, for example, Soviet-era Kreminologists slipped out of the lexicon. Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution did as much for a sociolinguist at the...

Fri, 04/06/2012 — Marsha Martin More Information Social Work Day LAWRENCE – About 350 social workers and University of Kansas alumni will gather April 13 in Lawrence to hear and learn about the latest developments and therapies in social work. Social Work Day is an all-day program at the Kansas Union. The day consists of two keynote speakers, Marsha Martin, director of Get Screened

Fri, 04/06/2012 —  The Center for Education Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas will host the Conference on Statistical Detection of Potential Test Fraud on May 23-24. The conference will be the first scholarly conference focusing on statistical...

Thu, 04/05/2012 — Mary K. Zimmerman More Information Department of Sociology LAWRENCE – University of Kansas sociologist Mary K. Zimmerman charges that U.S. health care policies in the past 30 years have challenged, disrupted and in some cases have derailed a large number of family lives. In a recent talk to the 75th meeting of Midwest Sociological Society in Minneapolis, Zimmerman

Thu, 04/05/2012 — More Information KU Public Safety LAWRENCE – The number of criminal offenses reported on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus declined in 2011, according to information released today by the Public Safety Office. Violent crime, defined by the FBI as murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, continues to account for a small portion of all crime reported. There were only two

Wed, 04/04/2012 — Imagine a sheet of chicken wire only one carbon atom thick, and you have a good idea of graphene. The material is the focus of intense research across the world because of its unique properties of electrical conductivity, flexibility, optical...

Wed, 04/04/2012 — More Information KU Continuing Education LAWRENCE – Environmental security is a concern being defined even as situations around the world unfold. The challenge is to identify what is to be secured and how to work toward that goal collaboratively. To that end, the University of Kansas is hosting the first Environmental Security Conference: Academic and Military Perspectives, which will

Wed, 04/04/2012 — Doug Ward More Information School of Journalism LAWRENCE – Doug Ward, Budig Professor of Writing at the School of Journalism, will present the Budig Writing Lecture at 4 p.m. Monday, April 16, in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Ward, associate professor of journalism, is giving the lecture as part of his 2011-12 Budig Teaching Professorship of

Wed, 04/04/2012 — More Information Office of Research & Graduate Studies LAWRENCE – Research at the University of Kansas made a major impact on the state’s economy last year, in addition to finding cures, discovering new technology and benefiting Kansans everywhere. Research expenditures at all KU campuses grew to $240.1 million in fiscal 2011, a 6.9 percent increase over 2010. That figure included

Tue, 04/03/2012 — Four University of Kansas students have been chosen as recipients of prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. The awards are the premier undergraduate recognition to honor academically gifted students to provide a continuing source of highly...

Tue, 04/03/2012 — Nikki Finny Sarah Vowell Robin Rowland Stephen Greenblatt Edwidge Danticat

Tue, 04/03/2012 — More Information Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame will induct six new members during the annual Women’s Recognition Program today. The program, which honors outstanding women in the KU community, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Big 12 Room in the Kansas Union. In addition to the six new Women’s Hall of Fame inductees, 18 women will

Mon, 04/02/2012 — Imagine seeing a production of “Hamlet” in which the prince of Denmark never makes an appearance. Or catching the latest “Twilight” installment in the theater only to find no vampires ever show up. A University of Kansas professor has...

Fri, 03/30/2012 — In the last decade, same sex schools and classes have increased dramatically across the United States. Many studies have examined the differences in the education students receive in a same sex school versus co-ed institutions. Now, a KU...

Fri, 03/30/2012 — University of Kansas Libraries and the Dole Institute of Politics will host a panel discussion featuring firsthand accounts of members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first African-American military aviators, as well as other veterans of...


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