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Mon, 09/16/2013 — John Limbert, a former ambassador and diplomat in the Middle East, as well as a hostage in the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, will talk on U.S.-Iranian relations during a visit to the University of Kansas. Limbert will present...

Mon, 09/16/2013 — As a part of continued efforts to bring together scholars from all disciplines, and in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations, The Commons continues the the 2013-1014 Research Sharing Sessions, a series designed specifically for...

Fri, 09/13/2013 — A University of Kansas professor has written a book on how assessment takes place in the modern classroom. Modern assessment not only shows what students have learned; it helps increase their achievement. It also helps teachers gauge progress...

Fri, 09/13/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Music ushers in the new school year with the 14th annual Collage Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Lied Center of Kansas.  The Collage Concert is an opportunity for the community to experience...

Fri, 09/13/2013 — In keeping with the 2013 University of Kansas Homecoming theme, “Jayhawks Around the World,” KU graduate and Google Earth co-creator Brian McClendon will lead the Homecoming Parade as grand marshal. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday,...

Fri, 09/13/2013 — Over Labor Day weekend 38 students from the departments of Architecture and Design produced videos on the subject of water, part of an intensive design workshop. The event was a "48 Hour Blitz,” facilitated by designer and entrepreneur John...

Fri, 09/13/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little released the following statement regarding Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson’s announcement of sanctions in the Beta Theta Pi animal abuse investigation:   “As members of the KU community, the participants in this inexcusable incident have embarrassed not only themselves but the entire university. The behavior reported does not reflect the principles or standards of conduct I expect from our students. Fraternity leadership should use this time to restore the trust of the university and the public.” The incident was investigated by the Lawrence Police Department and Douglas County

Thu, 09/12/2013 — For its inaugural study abroad trip to Israel, the University of Kansas School of Business is teaming up with the Middle East country’s oldest university, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. The two-week-long program, focused on...

Thu, 09/12/2013 —  The departments of anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean studies are launching a new lecture series on human migration. “Studying past human migration is critical for understanding the effects of global warming and its influence on...

Thu, 09/12/2013 — The Office of First-Year Experience will host two upcoming workshops on preparing a First-Year Seminar proposal. These workshops are for faculty interested in proposing a seminar for fall 2014. Workshops will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Wed, 09/11/2013 — “I’m pretty sure he likes me. Why doesn’t he just ask me out?” “She’s always smiling at me, and she laughs at all my jokes. Is she interested in me, or does she act that way with every guy?” When it comes to the opposite sex,...

Wed, 09/11/2013 —  Water is on everyone’s mind this summer, with mounting evidence of dwindling aquifers, extended drought and receding ice sheets. Water is also on the minds of more than 100 University of Kansas faculty and staff members, who will gather this...

Wed, 09/11/2013 — A KU Life Span Institute research group, Assistive Technology for Kansans (ATK), will host a free public assistive technology expo from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Kansas Expocentre, Topeka. The AT EXPO will...

Wed, 09/11/2013 — An exhibition featuring art created by University of Kansas staff and faculty will be Thursday, Oct. 3, in conjunction with KU's third annual Campus Art Walk event. Selected works for the second annual event will be displayed from 3 p.m. to 6...

Tue, 09/10/2013 — LAWRENCE – A prominent media lawyer from Washington, D.C., will discuss “Whistleblowers, Reporter Surveillance and the First Amendment” on Constitution Day, Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the University of Kansas School of Law. Invited journalists, lawyers, students and others will attend the discussion by Charles D. “Chuck” Tobin. In addition, members of the Kansas Press Association, Kansas Association of Broadcasters and Kansas Bar Association from around the state who do not attend in person may engage with Tobin via conference call or Twitter.  Tobin will speak and answer questions about recent controversies over the media’s publication of leaked government secrets and

Tue, 09/10/2013 — LAWRENCE – The creation of the Achievement and Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas earlier this year also created the need for something in short supply on campus: office space. To help meet that need, the KU Center for Research Inc. (KUCR) has purchased a building at 1617 St. Andrews Drive in Lawrence to house the rapidly expanding staff of the institute. The 11,700-square-foot, two-level facility was constructed in 1974 for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. By Tuesday, Oct. 1, as many as 40 institute staff will have relocated to new offices in the building, and room remains for additional anticipated growth. KUCR, the university

Tue, 09/10/2013 — In a sixth consecutive year of record fundraising success, University of Kansas alumni and friends contributed $174.2 million in philanthropic support during fiscal year 2013, which ended June 30. This surpassed last year’s total of $156.5...

Tue, 09/10/2013 — LAWRENCE – In the midst of efforts to ensure more students succeed and graduate, the University of Kansas moved up in U.S. News and World Report rankings released today. In the “Best Colleges 2014” rankings, KU is tied for 47th among public universities, up from a tie for 51st last year. It remains the top-ranked university in Kansas and features more ranked graduate programs than all other public universities in the state combined. The university is completing the second year of the implementation of Bold Aspirations, its strategic plan. Central to that effort are initiatives to increase the number of students who succeed in their studies and graduate on time. “

Mon, 09/09/2013 — Experts on business, international relations and environmental issues in South America will converge at the University of Kansas for a conference, MERCOSUR and Latin American Regionalism: Land, Business, Environment, and Politics. The...

Mon, 09/09/2013 —  Scientists have long recognized retinoic acid – a compound the body produces by metabolizing vitamin A – as crucial to embryonic development. Either too much or too little retinoic acid during gestation can lead to a number of severe...


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