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Thu, 05/01/2014 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its 2014-2017 slate of three-year interdisciplinary faculty seminars. The seminars are the result of an open call to all University of Kansas faculty members to propose seminars and a subsequent...

Thu, 05/01/2014 —  Seen from our planet, the flash could be brighter than a multitude of suns — and might be followed by a ruined ozone layer, an upsurge in radiation, and a wave of cancers and mutations in humans and other creatures that would crest for...

Wed, 04/30/2014 — More than 325 people attended the University of Kansas' 17th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place April 26 in the Kansas Union; 107...

Wed, 04/30/2014 —  Two University of Kansas researchers have written a book that explains a new model of consultation for professionals working in schools, which involves a professional consultant, such as a school psychologist, social worker or counselor,...

Wed, 04/30/2014 —  Thirteen University of Kansas students have been awarded national scholarships that will fund overseas study. Eight undergraduate students received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, which is sponsored by the United States...

Wed, 04/30/2014 — What: Joe Engle, NASA astronaut and 1955 University of Kansas alumnus, will give a presentation at the Lawrence campus. Engle flew two space shuttle missions and is the only person to manually fly the shuttle from re-entering the atmosphere to landing. He also served as a test pilot on the X-15, a rocket-powered aircraft that set flight speed and height records in the early 1960s. See more on his career here. When: 4 p.m., Friday, May 2. Media should begin arriving at 3:45 p.m.  Where:  Spahr Engineering Classroom, Eaton Hall, 1520 W. 15th St. The event is free, but space is limited, so tickets are required to attend. Media need to register in

Wed, 04/30/2014 — Summers are not necessarily the most popular time for students and professors to be in school, but for the University of Kansas’ Project on the History of Black Writing, the summers are a rare opportunity to bring college and university...

Wed, 04/30/2014 — The University of Kansas has announced the April Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Lynn George Start date: 1979 Current title: Senior recruitment coordinator in Human Resources What that means: Lynn George provides...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – Neonatal intensive care units are armed with ventilators and incubators to support a premature baby’s early arrival into the world. But one University of Kansas researcher believes music can serve as another tool to aid in the infant’s still developing neurological system. Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, an assistant professor of music therapy and music education, is working to provide more theory-based research on how music can help premature babies manage external stimuli, such as noise and human interactions. Since the 1970s, nurses have used music in neonatal intensive care units to help premature babies continue to develop. But over the past 40 years,

Tue, 04/29/2014 — From glassblower to founder of Square, Jim McKelvey took a roundabout way to entrepreneurial success, and he wants everyone from engineers to musicians to know they can do the same. McKelvey will present “Cramming for Employment: The...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, Dave Darwin, chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering and distinguished professor; and Michael Branicky, dean of the KU School of Engineering, offered...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — When police in Spain tried to locate two murder victims last year, they sought assistance on places to search from a tool that measured the brain activity of the convicted and confessed killers. The technology, known as Brain Fingerprinting,...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — Almost six years after the death of Jana Mackey, a former student and women’s rights activist, the University of Kansas community will join together once again for a lecture series dedicated in her honor. Urmi Basu, an advocate nationally...

Mon, 04/28/2014 — A design to improve the flight capabilities of a high-altitude military surveillance vehicle earned a group of University of Kansas School of Engineering students recognition in an international aircraft design competition. Three 2013 KU...

Mon, 04/28/2014 — “Move-in Day” represents a big change for new University of Kansas students, and in August it will be a change for the Lawrence campus as well. Incoming students living in student housing will move into their residence and scholarship halls...

Fri, 04/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – Across the country, domestic violence shelters provide a safe harbor for women and children fleeing terrifying predicaments and abusive relationships. However, research at the University of Kansas shows that survivors’ overall recoveries may be impeded when they are forced to "box" themselves into certain narratives in order to receive assistance. Adrianne Kunkel, a professor of communication studies, found survivors’ stories could shift several times while navigating the constraining labyrinth that exists to rescue and serve them. This may slow the emotional healing process, which is linked to having people portray their individual struggles as personal

Fri, 04/25/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has found early U.S. compulsory schooling laws produced hidden gains in school attendance and educational attainment among minority students. Emily Rauscher, an assistant professor of sociology, said results in...

Fri, 04/25/2014 — The 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Kansas Union. "The Symposium is KU's celebration of the excellent research, scholarship and creative works completed by KU undergraduates each...

Fri, 04/25/2014 — Toronto-based installation artist David Rokeby will be in residence at The Commons from Monday, April 28, through Thursday, May 1, in conjunction with Data & Democracy, the programming theme for the year. Rokeby will install a portion of...

Thu, 04/24/2014 — The first goal of Bold Aspirations, the University of Kansas’ five-year strategic plan, focuses on undergraduate student success in the classroom and beyond. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has highlighted the importance of this goal and the...


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