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Tue, 12/06/2011 — More Information Hall Center for the Humanities LAWRENCE – The National Endowment for the Humanities has notified the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas of a $425,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant award, contingent upon the Center raising a 3:1 match of $1.275 million. The resulting endowment will fund the Hall Center’s new initiative, Advancing Research Collaboration in the

Tue, 12/06/2011 — More Information KU News LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement regarding the death of student Ryan Zwiener:   “On behalf of the entire university community, I offer the deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ryan Zwiener. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”   Zwiener, 19, died Saturday, Dec. 3, at his home in Lawrence. Funeral services will

Mon, 12/05/2011 — Newspapers have been cutting staff left and right for several years, dramatically changing how those still in the field do their jobs. In the wake of declining financial resources, journalists who have been able to hold on to emotional resources...

Mon, 12/05/2011 — In order to emphasize the importance of diversity and equity at the University of Kansas, responsibility for equal employment opportunity, the Americans with Disabilities Act, affirmative action and other equal opportunity functions are being...

Sat, 12/03/2011 — For the next few days, the blind and others using Minnesota’s Radio Talking Books Network will be hearing the news through Kansas Audio Reader at the University of Kansas. The Minnesota network announced today that it has a signal going...

Fri, 12/02/2011 — The Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas has received a $11.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to test the safety and efficacy of storing carbon dioxide (CO2) — captured from an industrial source — deep...

Thu, 12/01/2011 — Thomas Heilke More Information Office of Research and Graduate Studies LAWRENCE – Thomas Heilke, professor of political science and director of the Center for Global and International Studies at the University of Kansas, has been named dean of graduate studies. He will report to Steve Warren, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies. The appointment is effective Jan. 8, 2012. Heilke

Thu, 12/01/2011 — University of Kansas School of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi will join Kansas Speaker of the House Mike O’Neal and other legislators, corporate leaders and academics from around the country at the Indo-U.S. Education Conclave in India next week.

Thu, 12/01/2011 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – “There is something about Kansas that inspires men and women to excel,” begins a new book by a University of Kansas law professor that colorfully commemorates the state’s branch of the federal court system. Michael H. Hoeflich, the John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas, will discuss his book, “Justice on the Prairie: 150 Years of

Thu, 12/01/2011 — The second all-day strategic initiative summit, Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures, will bring the KU community together Friday, Dec. 2. The summit is hosted by the Office of the Provost and will begin at 8:30 a.m. at The Commons in Spooner Hall.

Wed, 11/30/2011 — The University of Kansas has earned a grant to improve education for students learning English by producing more Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or TESOL, endorsed teachers. The grant will benefit teachers currently working in...

Wed, 11/30/2011 — More Information College of Liberal Arts & Sciences LAWRENCE – The Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas has been recognized for outstanding undergraduate advising. The department is the recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The award is given to honor a College department or program for exemplary work to improve advising at

Wed, 11/30/2011 — The University of Kansas Office of the Provost will host Dr. Kent Thornburg, a medical scientist internationally known for his work on the roots of adult-onset heart disease, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at The Commons at Spooner Hall. ...

Tue, 11/29/2011 — More Information KU Lawrence Campus Alerts LAWRENCE – A fire that occurred Saturday morning in a medicinal chemistry laboratory on the fifth floor of Malott Hall was likely caused by a refrigerator that overheated. The point of origin for the fire appeared to be the condenser and condensation tray on the back of the refrigerator, according to investigators from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical and the KU Public

Mon, 11/28/2011 — Three University of Kansas researchers have published a study showing that university faculty members born and educated outside of the United States are significantly more productive than their peers but are often less satisfied in their jobs.

Mon, 11/28/2011 — More Information KU Web page alerts LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will test its emergency text alert system at noon Wednesday, Nov. 30. Students, faculty and staff who have signed up for text alerts will receive a message stating: “THIS IS A TEST of the KU Alert text messaging system for situations of imminent danger on campus. This is only a TEST.” More than 21,000 people are registered to receive text

Mon, 11/28/2011 — After 10 months of planning and construction, KU Libraries is celebrating the grand opening of the Marilyn Stokstad Reading Room in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library with a reception Tuesday, Nov. 29. In addition to being a...

Mon, 11/28/2011 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when KPR presents A Big Band Christmas, a concert of holiday favorites served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. Kansas Public Radio will present the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Tickets are $15.50 on sale at the Liberty Hall box office or at Ticketmaster. This

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

Wed, 11/23/2011 — More Information Institute for Policy and Social Research Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic and Business Allowance at the KU Institute for Policy and Social Research, is available to speak with media about Boeing’s presence in Wichita and recent reports that the company is considering leaving Kansas. Ginther’s major fields of study are scientific labor markets, gender differences in


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