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Thu, 11/07/2013 — There will be a total Lawrence campus phone outage beginning Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. until Nov. 10 at 4 a.m. This outage only affects traditional and VoIP phone lines on the main Lawrence campus (KUMC, Parsons, Edwards, KLETC are not affected); no part of KU computer or wireless networks will be affected during this outage. On Saturday, Nov. 9, Information Technology will upgrade the Lawrence campus phone system. The upgrade will refresh aging servers, enhance business continuity and build greater redundancy into the voice system, as well as provide new features for the University’s call centers and a future platform to support new call transport technologies. See more

Thu, 11/07/2013 — To some observers, “financial ethics” is a contradiction in terms. Or even worse, a myth. University of Kansas lecturer Kara Tan Bhala understands that perception. But she doesn’t think it has to be that way. “The problem is, finance...

Thu, 11/07/2013 — The University of Kansas has been named a member of the National Academy of Inventors, officials recently announced. The National Academy of Inventors is a nonprofit member organization created to recognize and encourage inventors with patents...

Thu, 11/07/2013 — A cake-cutting ceremony celebrating the 238th birthday of United States Marine Corps will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Dole Institute of Politics. This year’s ceremony will mark the 21st time the University of Kansas and the...

Thu, 11/07/2013 — More than 150 engineering professionals and students are expected at the University of Kansas School of Engineering for the annual Engineers Without Borders Midwest Regional Conference, set for Friday, Nov. 8, to Sunday, Nov. 10, at Eaton...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — Sir Max Hastings, author of 12 books on military history, including "Inferno: The World at War 1939-45," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Lied Center Pavilion on “Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War.” The event is free and...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — Ethics in engineering will be the focus of a November lecture presented at the University of Kansas School of Engineering by the leader of one of the world’s largest technical professional and construction services firms. Craig Martin, a 1972...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — University of Kansas professor Dennis Domer is often cited among the leading historic preservationists in his field. But in recent years, Domer has turned his attention to the future of aging and architecture. Specifically, he is examining the...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — Each November since 2008, Global Entrepreneurship Week has been celebrated internationally to encourage and inspire innovation. This year, the University of Kansas School of Business will host its Global Entrepreneurship Week celebration Friday,

Wed, 11/06/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and Assets and Education Initiative will present "Rethinking the American Dream: Education, Student Debt and Asset Building" from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Alderson Auditorium of the...

Wed, 11/06/2013 — The search committee for dean of graduate studies at the University of Kansas has named four outstanding candidates following an internal call for applications.  Over the next two weeks, each candidate will give a presentation to the KU...

Tue, 11/05/2013 — The University of Kansas Office for Diversity in Science Training hosted its seventh annual Fall Reception, which honors students and faculty mentors at KU and Haskell Indian Nations University participating in 2013-2014 programs funded by the...

Tue, 11/05/2013 — Calling it “A Run to Remember,” the University of Kansas Collegiate Veterans Association will host its fifth annual Veterans Day Run on Nov. 10. Runners will honor the sacrifices that military personnel make in the service of their country...

Tue, 11/05/2013 — When young people finish high school the societal expectation is that they’ll continue their education, find employment and become productive members of society. When it comes to students with disabilities, researchers at the University of...

Mon, 11/04/2013 — A top executive with General Motors Co. will speak with University of Kansas students about product and career development at the School of Engineering early next month. Mark Reuss, president of GM North America, will deliver the 2013...

Mon, 11/04/2013 — In the first randomized trial of the effects of cell phone use, University of Kansas and Notre Dame researchers found that when parenting coaches texted and called mothers who had participated in a home-based parenting program, they were much...

Mon, 11/04/2013 — Hundreds of high school students from around Kansas and the Kansas City metro area are scheduled to compete Tuesday, Nov. 5, in the University of Kansas School of Engineering High School Design Competition.  This year’s main event, sponsored...

Mon, 11/04/2013 — David Nualart, the Black-Babcock Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics, will deliver his Distinguished Professor Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. His lecture, “The Roughness of the Random,” will take place in the...

Fri, 11/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI), a career-focused honor society at the University of Kansas, is hosting its annual professional clothing drive during the month of November to benefit KU students in need of professional attire. All professional clothing donations will stock the Professional Clothing Closet, located in the University Career Center, 110 Burge Union.  KU students are able to take clothing from the closet year-round at no cost for interviews, career fairs and other professional activities. The closet was started in 2010, and it has been a big success on campus. Last year there were more than 500 acceptable donations received and over 450 items taken

Fri, 11/01/2013 — Seasick, cold and lugging around 3,000 pounds of equipment during her first research venture upon Alaska’s Aleutian Islands 20 years ago, Dixie West nonetheless fell in love with unearthing history in the frigid, remote...


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