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Mon, 05/12/2014 — A stroke in 2002 left Henry Evans a quadriplegic and unable to speak, but his mind was untouched. His nephew, Henry Clever, a senior in the University of Kansas School of Engineering in mechanical engineering, developed a groundbreaking device...

Fri, 05/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – One of the richest collections of World War I era art in the country can now be found at the University of Kansas’ Spencer Art Museum through Professor Eric G. Carlson’s gift of more than 3,000 pieces. Preceding the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the contribution includes work that largely spans from 1914 to 1918 and focuses on graphic arts produced in France. A longtime friend of the museum, Carlson studied at Yale University, taught art history at Harvard University, Swarthmore College and most extensively at SUNY Purchase, and is a longstanding member of the International Fine Print Dealers Association. “This gift puts us in a very

Fri, 05/09/2014 — The KU Natural History Museum will welcome a new bee colony to its bee tree and observation hive on the sixth floor of Dyche Hall on Friday, May 9. Bees enter and exit the hive through a clear tube connected to an eastern-facing window. The...

Fri, 05/09/2014 — A University of Kansas anthropology researcher has helped community members in western Kenya develop the first dictionary of their local Ekegusii language. It's a Bantu language that has had trouble surviving with Kiswahili and English as...

Fri, 05/09/2014 — Four graduating seniors will walk down the hill with an extra spring in their step this year, knowing that they have dedicated the last four years to leaving the University of Kansas campus a better place for future Jayhawks. Addison...

Fri, 05/09/2014 — As the case of disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling so vividly illustrated, once evidence falls into the clutches of social media, the resulting downfall can be nearly instantaneous. A University of Kansas professor has examined...

Thu, 05/08/2014 — Two people with a long history of outstanding contributions to the University of Kansas School of Engineering will receive the school’s highest honor today, May 8. Stan Rolfe, the Alfred P. Learned Distinguished Professor of Civil,...

Thu, 05/08/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the speakers for its 2014-2015 Humanities Lecture Series. The series will include Katherine Boo, John Symons, Amy Wilentz, Anna Deavere Smith, Natasha Trethewey and James Oakes. The lectures are free, open to the public and begin at 7:30 p.m. on the dates specified below. Boo, Wilentz, Smith, Trethewey, and Oakes will also take part in conversation sessions at 10 a.m. the day after their lecture. Katherine Boo – “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” – Sept. 16-17, Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union Katherine Boo is a staff writer at The New Yorker and a former reporter and editor for The Washington Post. Over the

Thu, 05/08/2014 —  A University of Kansas professor has co-authored a study showing that differences between school districts in greater Kansas City, often attributed to race, have been shaped by factors such as parents’ education and affluence, helping sustain...

Thu, 05/08/2014 — Scientists at the University of Kansas are working toward a potential breakthrough therapy for a host of autoimmune diseases. Long a goal of immunology, the approach targets only the handful of dangerous "self-reactive" T cells that can harm the...

Thu, 05/08/2014 — A recent visit with students in the University of Kansas Department of Theatre inspired alumnus Jon Eicholtz and his wife, actress Barbara Eden, of Beverly Hills, California, to make a $300,000 gift to provide an undergraduate scholarship for...

Thu, 05/08/2014 — University of Kansas third-year architecture students are wrapping up the program’s fifth design-build project at the KU Field Station. The structure, a timber canopy supported by rammed-earth walls, extends over a sunny patio at the Field...

Thu, 05/08/2014 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and unclassified staff members with a lunch at noon May 22 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will recognize the employees during the lunch. Retirees and one...

Wed, 05/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – Cinematographer and University of Kansas alumnus Ward Russell will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department of Film and Media Studies this week at their annual award ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at Liberty Hall. The ceremony is open to the public. “Ward Russell is the consummate Hollywood professional, master of stylish photography in the industry and immensely collegial to the profession and to the students,” said John Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies. “Add Ward to the list of many motion picture professionals on either side of the camera who not only make KU proud, but keep contacts with the department and

Wed, 05/07/2014 — The Trans-Pacific Partnership has the potential to be the most economically and politically significant free trade agreement in the Asia-Pacific region, but it is being hindered by a nontransparent drafting process and perceptions of favoring...

Wed, 05/07/2014 — While thousands of new University of Kansas graduates will celebrate the personal achievement of earning their degrees at the 142nd Commencement on May 18, four outstanding seniors will also be recognized with 2014 University Awards for the time...

Wed, 05/07/2014 — Retired University of Kansas professor Ted Johnson, French and Italian, will give his Stop Day walking tour of the architecture and sculptures along the university’s campus Friday, May 9. Attendees will make observations during the informal,...

Wed, 05/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – Ashlie Koehn, a junior from Burns at the University of Kansas, was recently named the KU Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact. Koehn joins 196 student leaders across the country who have demonstrated an investment in their community to be Newman Civic Fellows. Through service, research, and advocacy, these Fellows are making the most of their college experiences to better understand themselves, the root causes of social issues and effective mechanisms for creating lasting change. Koehn believes in a multifaceted approach to social issues. She founded and leads the KU Coalition against Slavery and Trafficking, an organization that takes a three-pronged

Wed, 05/07/2014 — Rural school districts are at a distinct disadvantage in being able to attract high-quality teachers out of college compared with suburban and urban districts, according to recent study funded by the Spencer Foundation and released online in The...

Tue, 05/06/2014 — Three University of Kansas School of Law alumni with distinguished careers in the judiciary and public service are set to receive the school’s highest honor. Retired Kansas Supreme Court Justice Edward Larson, Judge Mary Murguia of the U.S....


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