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Wed, 10/05/2011 —  Crystal Y. Lumpkins, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, has received a $600,000 National Cancer Institute grant that will allow her to conduct a five-year study to obtain crucial preliminary data to investigate the...

Wed, 10/05/2011 — Flu season has arrived with the cooler weather, and Student Health Services will once again offer flu vaccinations, the most reliable way to ward off the flu. A series of walk-in flu shot clinics is planned for the next four weeks throughout...

Tue, 10/04/2011 — A collaborative project between the University of Kansas School of Music and the School of Education will help Kansas students become more skillful thinkers and help meet the benchmarks for achievement standards in the arts. Project STArts...

Tue, 10/04/2011 — The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas will release tools to help Kansas schools in their transition to using universal educational content standards, known as the Common Core, as the basis for instruction.

Tue, 10/04/2011 — For patients and their families, a visit to the hospital can entail waiting outside the intensive care unit (ICU) or emergency room — and the wait isn’t always pleasant. But a team of students from the University of Kansas School of...

Tue, 10/04/2011 — On Thursday, Oct. 6, The Project on the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas will present selections from its 100 Novels project that highlight the significance of “place” for African-American writers. This one-day...

Mon, 10/03/2011 — Cynthia Kenyon More Information KU School of Pharmacy In 1993, Cynthia Kenyon and colleagues’ discovery that a single-gene mutation could double the lifespan of the tiny roundworm C. elegans sparked an intensive study of the molecular biology of aging. Kenyon, director of the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging at the University of California-San Francisco, will speak about her research at the 2011

Mon, 10/03/2011 — Elizabeth Ablah and Suzanne Hawley More Information KU School of Medicine-Wichita WICHITA – Suzanne Hawley and Elizabeth Ablah received awards at the Kansas Public Health Association’s annual conference, which was Sept. 22 in Wichita. Dr. Hawley, associate professor and Master of Public Health (MPH) program director on the Wichita Campus, received the Samuel J. Crumbine Medal. The highest award given by the

Fri, 09/30/2011 — More Information KU Endowment The KU Endowment Board of Trustees elected two new trustees at its 120th annual meeting, held Sept. 30. Beverly J. Gaines, of Fredonia, graduated from KU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and earned a master’s degree in business management from Friends University in 1989. She is vice president of First National Bank in Fredonia. Jeff N. Gentry, of Andover, graduated from KU in 1983

Fri, 09/30/2011 — More Information KU Endowment KU Endowment distributed $112.3 million in direct financial support to the University of Kansas in fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30. The funds provide support for the university’s four campuses and the University of Kansas Hospital. This support benefits students, programs, research, faculty, facilities and patient care. “Private support is essential to building a greater KU

Fri, 09/30/2011 — Valentino J. Stella, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). The...

Fri, 09/30/2011 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies announces the Ukrainian Studies 2011 Palij Lecture by Ukrainian-Canadian filmmaker Yurij Luhovy and a viewing of his documentary, “Genocide Revealed.” The event will be at 7 p.m....

Fri, 09/30/2011 — The Public Service Career Fair will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The Public Service Career Fair allows KU students who are interested in a government...

Thu, 09/29/2011 — In architecture, a whispering gallery is an arch or vault that projects sound so that a person at one end can hear someone else whispering from the other side. In science, whispering gallery mode resonators are tiny glass beads that trap...

Wed, 09/28/2011 — A linguistics professor who built enrollment in one of her classes from 15 to 200 is the 2011 recipient of the Budig Teaching Professorship in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas. Joan Sereno, who has taught in the...

Wed, 09/28/2011 — More Information KU School of Engineering The University of Kansas School of Engineering made significant gains in undergraduate enrollment this fall as part of an ongoing effort to meet Kansas’ workforce needs. Fall enrollment reached a 29-year high at 1,911 undergraduate students. The figure represents a 6.6 percent increase (119 students) over last year. The enrollment increase is part of the school’s long-term

Wed, 09/28/2011 — More Information KU School of Pharmacy For the second straight year, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has reached a record-high enrollment as part of its work to meet the serious need for pharmacists in Kansas. The School of Pharmacy has an enrollment of 655 students, up from 586 students in the fall of 2010. Thanks to an expansion plan passed by the Kansas Legislature in 2008, the School of Pharmacy is poised to

Wed, 09/28/2011 — Julianne Buchsbaum, a humanities librarian and scholar at the University of Kansas, has been selected as one of five winners in the National Poetry Series 2011 Open Competition. Buchsbaum’s third book of poetry, “With Venom and...

Wed, 09/28/2011 — University of Kansas Libraries will celebrate Homecoming with the fifth annual KU Libraries Homecoming Brunch. The event will feature a continental breakfast and tours of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 1,...

Wed, 09/28/2011 — With today’s technology, linguistic anthropologists at the University of Kansas and Qinghai Nationalities University in China are collaborating in real time to document endangered languages in western China. Arienne Dwyer, KU associate...


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