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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 — A committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program has selected two outstanding senior students to compete for the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United...

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...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — In conjunction with The Commons’ 2013-2014 programming theme Data & Democracy, Nicco Mele, author of “The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath” (St. Martin’s Press, 2013), will give presentations on Thursday, Nov....

Tue, 11/12/2013 — As the global economy moves past the Great Recession, scholars and policymakers are taking time to reflect on the housing crisis in hopes of avoiding another meltdown. This week, Bob DeYoung, University of Kansas finance professor, will travel...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — The University of Kansas is adding a master’s degree in educational technology at its Edwards Campus in Overland Park to serve the need of state and local businesses and industries to expand workforce online learning programs. “Both small...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — Celebrated Ukrainian writer Yuriy Vynnychuk, author of "The Tango of Death," will deliver the Ukrainian Studies Fall 2013 Palij Lecture for the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Kansas. The...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — Junot Díaz, author of the critically acclaimed novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" and short story collection "This Is How You Lose Her," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His...

Tue, 11/12/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas Medical Center have shown that a compound frequently found in plastics, Bisphenol A (BPA), can worsen migraine headache-related symptoms. The findings suggest that migraine sufferers might be able to reduce the frequency and severity of their headaches by changing their diets. Nancy Berman, Ph.D., a professor of anatomy and cell biology at KU Medical Center, is one of the country's leading experts on migraine. Building on her previous research showing a connection between migraines and the hormone estrogen, Berman developed a way to test potential headache drugs in laboratory rats. The discovery was significant because, while

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Michael Vernon, a University of Kansas journalism senior from Houston, has been named a winner of the prestigious 2013 Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — The University Daily Kansan’s online news site, Kansan.com, has once again been recognized as one of the best in the country. It recently received the 2013 Online Pacemaker Award, the Associated Collegiate Press’ highest honor, making this...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — YODER – Hutchinson Community College President Ed Berger congratulated 47 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 4. The new officers were members of the 225th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training June 24 represented 33 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Novelist Aminatta Forna will discuss her newly released novel, "The Hired Man," at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Hall. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception and book signing will...

Fri, 11/08/2013 —  The University Dance Company fall concerts Nov. 21-22 will honor the legacy of a founding faculty member of the University of Kansas Department of Dance. The Janet Hamburg Visiting Artist Series supports residencies by visiting artists at KU...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Kansas Audio-Reader volunteers, staff and listeners gathered last month to celebrate 42 years of service. ​The Halloween-themed event took place at Maceli’s and drew nearly 200 people, some of whom came in costume. The event serves to...

Fri, 11/08/2013 — Jeremy Shellhorn, University of Kansas associate professor of visual communications and recipient of this year’s Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching, will give a presentation next week on the unique educational opportunities that...


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