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Thu, 11/21/2013 — Since 1956, the Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Visiting Scholar Program has offered undergraduates the opportunity to spend time with some of America’s most distinguished scholars. This week, the University of Kansas is hosting 2013-14 Visiting...

Thu, 11/21/2013 — A reminder from the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access: All University of Kansas faculty and staff must complete mandatory online training on sexual violence and sexual harassment by Friday, Nov. 22. Faculty and staff were...

Thu, 11/21/2013 — The University of Kansas has received a 2013 ImpacT Award, which recognizes businesses and organizations in the Kansas City area that have successfully completed projects to deliver efficiency and environmental benefits. KU joins Cerner and...

Wed, 11/20/2013 — The deep sea could be the largest habitat for life on Earth yet to be methodically explored. Due to chilly temperatures, extreme depth and an eerie darkness below about 650 feet, it can be technologically arduous and very expensive to collect...

Wed, 11/20/2013 — The University of Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship has received a grant that, after it’s matched dollar-for-dollar by private donations and the university, will total more than $1 million. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic...

Wed, 11/20/2013 — The region’s largest incubator network has added a new member to its leadership team. The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas today announced business professional and entrepreneur G.R. Underwood as the...

Wed, 11/20/2013 — Derek Kwan, vice president of concerts and touring at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, will be the new executive director of the Lied Center of Kansas. At Jazz at Lincoln Center, Kwan oversees a business unit encompassing programming,...

Tue, 11/19/2013 —  Seven score and 10 years ago, a beleaguered leader stood before a solemn scene and spoke 272 words — words that still echo through the halls of American schools and statehouses. On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the...

Tue, 11/19/2013 — Whether we process language we hear without regard to anything about the speaker is a longstanding scientific debate. But it wasn’t until University of Kansas scientists set up an experiment showing that the sex of a speaker affected how...

Tue, 11/19/2013 — A May 2013 graduate from Lansing and a senior from Baxter Springs at the University of Kansas have been selected as finalists for prestigious Rhodes scholarships. They will join fellow finalists in the St. Louis region for interviews with a...

Tue, 11/19/2013 — LAWRENCE – In the spirit of holiday giving, Kansas Public Radio hopes its listeners will consider a year-end gift of great radio. On Thursday, Nov. 21, KPR will ask listeners to consider a year-end, tax-deductible pledge that helps fund the programming they enjoy year-round. The on-air appeals will be during NPR’s Morning Edition on KPR from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 9 to 11 a.m. on KPR2. Listeners can call 888-577-5268 (888-KPR-KANU) or can donate online anytime. Calls during the first 90 minutes will be matched dollar-for-dollar from a pool of donor funds, doubling the value of the caller’s pledge. “We have very generous listeners,” KPR Development Director

Mon, 11/18/2013 — The University of Kansas University Theatre has announced November auditions for spring 2014 productions. Auditions will take place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in Murphy Hall to cast roles in four plays and one musical. Auditions...

Mon, 11/18/2013 — The days of the kindly country doctor making house calls might be long gone, but according to University of Kansas professor Gregory Thomas, the day may soon come again when a health care practitioner brings primary care to the doors of rural...

Mon, 11/18/2013 —  Douglas Walker, Union Pacific Resources Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geology, will lecture on “Adventures in Digital Geology — Trying to Make the Long Tail Short” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the...

Mon, 11/18/2013 — For more than 120 years, University of Kansas Continuing Education has provided courses, programs and conferences that expand the reach of KU across Kansas and around the globe. Beginning in the spring of 2014, KU Continuing Education will...

Fri, 11/15/2013 — Fourteen sophomores at the University of Kansas have been competitively selected as Global Scholars. This program, coordinated by Dena Register, director of faculty programs for International Programs, recognizes and encourages undergraduate...

Fri, 11/15/2013 — Robinson Center and students in the Psychological Aspects of Exercise are offering a Feel Good Fitness Day for University of Kansas faculty and staff that will feature information on the KU Staff and Faculty Exercise Program and a wealth of...

Fri, 11/15/2013 — University of Kansas sophomore Brett Siegrist has been awarded a prestigious Power and Energy Systems (PES) Scholarship from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The multiyear awards are aimed at attracting talented...

Wed, 11/13/2013 — In the rapidly changing profession of journalism, educators are tasked with giving students the technical knowledge they’ll need to succeed in their careers, balanced with a liberal arts education that fosters critical thinking. How exactly...

Wed, 11/13/2013 — On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Department of History at the University of Kansas will host an event to reflect on the impact of the president’s death. “The Kennedy Assassination: 50 Years...


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