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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....

Tue, 05/06/2014 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winners are Department of History doctoral student Robert Jameson, for his essay titled “Crimea as Kosovo and...

Tue, 05/06/2014 — Many words come to mind when describing 2014 University Awards recipients Emily Frese, Benjamin Jang, Samuel Logan and Autumn Smith, among them adventurous, driven and dedicated. The four University of Kansas seniors graduate at the 142nd...

Mon, 05/05/2014 — Legendary University of Kansas and professional football player John Hadl has teamed up with Audio-Reader to chair the fifth annual Audio-Reader Golf Classic, which will be Monday, May 19, at Alvamar Country Club. A halfback for both offense...

Mon, 05/05/2014 — Heritage language education is growing, but it is still not recognized by students, parents, teachers and teacher educators as a benefit for people who have language background other than English. A University of Kansas researcher argues that by...

Mon, 05/05/2014 — LAWRENCE – The inventive research of University of Kansas faculty and students was recognized and celebrated May 1 at the second annual KU Innovation Fair. The program was hosted by KU Innovation and Collaboration, the university’s technology commercialization office. Cory Berkland, professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering and the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, received the Jim Baxendale Commercialization Award.  It recognizes a KU faculty member whose research has resulted in significant advances and commercial opportunities for the university. Berkland is the co-founder of three companies since coming to KU in 2004: Orbis

Fri, 05/02/2014 — University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, together with the departments of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Ermal Garinger Academic Resource Center, will host a...

Fri, 05/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – A shadowy eunuch who is a behind-the-scenes power player in a royal court full of deceit, murder and sexual intrigue? No, it isn’t Lord Varys, the character nicknamed “the Spider” on the popular HBO show “Game of Thrones.” A fictional character in the fantastical television and book series, Varys’ position draws historical parallels to several instances in Imperial China where eunuchs were among those closest to the emperor and in some cases rose to become de facto rulers. Among them is Wei Zhongxian, a eunuch who nearly usurped power from the next to last Ming emperor during the 1620s. This summer, Keith McMahon, a professor of East Asian languages and

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Fri, 05/02/2014 — Joe Lutkenhaus, the University Distinguished Professor of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Lutkenhaus was one of 84 new...

Fri, 05/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded three University of Kansas faculty members fellowships for humanities research to be undertaken in academic year 2014-15. The council, one of the premier humanities-focused granting agencies, is a private, nonprofit federation of 71 national scholarly organizations that supports scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. “These fellowships are significant,” said Danny Anderson, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “They are prestigious and support innovative research. I commend these professors for undertaking challenging projects. Their work will help us better understand

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...

Thu, 05/01/2014 — Throughout her 14 years as the University of Kansas landscape architect, Peg Livingood dedicated herself to bringing recognition to the spaces that make the Lawrence campus special. From cleaning up Potter Lake to creating rain gardens, from...

Thu, 05/01/2014 — Starting with its Spring 2014 Commencement, the University of Kansas will recognize graduating student-veterans by bestowing them with red, white and blue honor cords to wear during their graduation ceremony. The initiative was developed by the...

Thu, 05/01/2014 — It’s full steam ahead to the national competition for the University of Kansas School of Engineering Concrete Canoe Team. KU earned a spot in the national finals after claiming first place in the American Society of Civil Engineers...

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...

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...


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