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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 — When it comes to large-scale disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina or the Sept. 11 attacks, communities may be their own best allies for overcoming such crises, through their networks of contacts and connectedness, according to a new research...

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

Mon, 09/23/2013 — Heading to the mall this weekend for some new shoes? Dropping by Home Depot tonight? Or grabbing a burger at the McDonald’s drive-through window? These three scenarios would obviously entail different levels of crowds, ranging from big crowds...

Mon, 09/23/2013 — The University of Kansas has announced employees of the month for August 2013: University Unclassified Staff Employee of the Month Name: Kevin Lee Start date: 2008 Current title: Academic adviser, William Allen White School of Journalism &

Fri, 09/20/2013 — In 1999, former Kansas First Lady Meredith Docking made a commitment of $1 million to establish the Docking Young Faculty Scholar Award. In 2013, ten exceptional faculty members at the University of Kansas have been honored as the latest...

Fri, 09/20/2013 — An effort to get freshman members more involved is paying dividends for one student organization at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Engineers Without Borders is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that partners with developing...

Fri, 09/20/2013 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today issued the following statement regarding Associate Professor of Journalism David Guth: “In order to prevent disruptions to the learning environment for students, the School of Journalism and the...

Thu, 09/19/2013 — Dengue fever, the mosquito-borne tropical infectious disease, was nearly wiped out before World War II. It has made a dramatic resurgence, infecting more than 50 million people annually, and Central American countries have been significantly...

Thu, 09/19/2013 — Thanks to the generosity of James J. Ascher Sr. and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Overland Park, a 1,000-piece collection of Jayhawks now has a permanent home at the University of Kansas. They will be displayed at the Kansas Union. The Aschers made...

Thu, 09/19/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas today issued the following statements in response to comments by Associate Professor of Journalism David Guth regarding the Navy Yard shooting in Washington, DC.   Ann Brill, dean of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications:   “While the First Amendment allows anyone to express an opinion, that privilege is not absolute and must be balanced with the rights of others. That’s vital to civil discourse. Professor Guth’s views do not represent our school and we do not advocate violence directed against any group or individuals.”     Timothy C. Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs:   “The contents of

Thu, 09/19/2013 — a critical component of that great tradition — are nearing the end of their life cycle. The University of Kansas School of Music, Kansas Athletics and KU Endowment are partnering to raise funds for the purchase of new uniforms for the...

Wed, 09/18/2013 —  The Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with an open house, which will take place 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. KJHK 90.7 FM will...

Wed, 09/18/2013 — A three-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will provide a boost to computational life sciences research at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center. The award — which comes with $200,000 from KU, bringing the total...

Wed, 09/18/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Music will stage the 66th annual Band Day, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 21. Seventeen high school bands from Kansas and Missouri will participate in the event. For the halftime show, the KU bands will...

Wed, 09/18/2013 — The Robert J. Dole Institute at the University of Kansas will welcome former congressmen Jim Slattery (D-Kan.) and Tom Tauke (R-Iowa) for the 10th Anniversary Series event “Can We Fix the Deficit?” This bipartisan, two-part program will...

Wed, 09/18/2013 —  The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and the University of Kansas Department of Visual Art have begun work on producing a sculpture to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Bank, which was established in 1914. As part of this...


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