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Tue, 10/01/2013 —  The fate of stingless bees in Brazil is so important that University of Kansas researcher Chris Brown risked life and limb to survey the vital pollinators in the state of Rondônia, which borders Bolivia in the southwestern Amazon. “We...

Tue, 10/01/2013 — KU Endowment provided $119.4 million in direct financial support for the University of Kansas in fiscal 2013, which ended June 30. These funds are used according to donors’ specifications. The support benefited all of KU’s campuses and The...

Tue, 10/01/2013 — Ten finalists have been selected for the 23rd annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. The finalists, all seniors, will participate in the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, along...

Tue, 10/01/2013 — Van Go Inc., an arts-based social service agency that provides year-round after-school and summer job training programs to youth in Lawrence, received the Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration award during the 2013 Campus Compact...

Tue, 10/01/2013 — The University of Kansas will host a pair of open forums Thursday, Oct. 3, to provide information and answer questions about the developing Master Plan for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. The KU and Lawrence communities are invited to attend...

Mon, 09/30/2013 — ​Nine alumni whose University of Kansas eras span from the 1920s to the 1980s are the 2013 recipients of the KU Black Alumni Chapter’s African-American Leaders and Innovators award. The chapter, sponsored by the KU Alumni Association, will...

Mon, 09/30/2013 —  Every day, thousands of Kansans have to live with the reality of not knowing where their next meal will come from. KU Fights Hunger, a campus organization dedicated to raising awareness about hunger, is hosting an annual food drive and a...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — The natural history exhibit that brought Kansas to the world stage in 1893 is the focus of a new event at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum will offer “Party in the Panorama: a Science Soiree for Grown-ups,” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m....

Fri, 09/27/2013 — Last spring, Department of Design students in Professor Patrick Dooley’s Visual Communications Publication and Editorial class designed “1 Kansas Farmer,” a series of six display panels to present topics related to the environmental...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — The public is invited to the annual fall tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The medicinal garden was developed as part of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program, a...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Class of 2017 set records for academic talent and diversity, according to enrollment figures announced today. There were exactly 4,000 students in the freshman class, up 6.1 percent from last year’s figure of 3,771, marking the second consecutive year the freshman class has grown. The average freshman ACT score was 25.3, up two-tenths of a point from last year’s average, which itself was a record and the highest of any public university in Kansas. More than one-fifth, 21.8 percent, are minority students, up from 21.3 percent last year. “Students are recognizing the advantages of studying at a flagship research university and all

Thu, 09/26/2013 — Farhan Karim, an assistant professor of architecture, has been awarded a Graham Foundation grant. It will support the research for his book, “Dreaming of a Nation: Architecture and Cold War Modernization in Postcolonial Pakistan,...

Thu, 09/26/2013 — Several organizations at the University of Kansas are collaborating to host the third annual KU Campus Art Walk on Thursday, Oct. 3. The event is designed for participants to explore a variety of creative works, including 2D, 3D and digital art,...

Thu, 09/26/2013 — A team of eight University of Kansas School of Engineering students received national recognition for its meticulous design of a reusable space launch vehicle. Team “KU SpaceHawks” earned second place in the American Institute of...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — A University of Kansas professor has produced a pair of books examining how intellectual disability and its treatment and perceptions have been viewed throughout history as well as a review of positive psychology as it pertains to...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — Legal writing faculty from law schools across the country will gather this week at the University of Kansas to exchange views about how to teach the next generation of lawyers to communicate and advocate effectively. The law school will host...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — John Augusto, director of the KU Center for Undergraduate Research, has taken on the additional role of assistant vice provost for experiential learning in undergraduate studies. Augusto will be the leader of the Experiential Learning...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — The founder and president of Family Promise, a national organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty, will give a series of talks at the University of Kansas, including a public event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. During her visit,...

Tue, 09/24/2013 — University of Kansas professors Vicky Unruh and Charles Little respectively are recipients of the 2013 Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award and Chancellors Club Research Award. Unruh is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese,...

Tue, 09/24/2013 — LAWRENCE – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan, whose chronicle of the Dust Bowl in “The Worst Hard Time” is the 2013-14 KU Common Book, will visit the Lawrence campus for a pair of public events this week. Egan will present a keynote at “An Evening with Author Timothy Egan” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lied Center. He will also participate in a more intimate session as part of Coffee & Conversation featuring Egan at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at The Commons in Spooner Hall. "I couldn't be more honored to have students of Kansas, where so much of the gritty history of the Dust Bowl took place, taking up ‘The Worst Hard Time,’” says Egan. “It's


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