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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...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — From glassblower to founder of Square, Jim McKelvey took a roundabout way to entrepreneurial success, and he wants everyone from engineers to musicians to know they can do the same. McKelvey will present “Cramming for Employment: The...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, Dave Darwin, chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering and distinguished professor; and Michael Branicky, dean of the KU School of Engineering, offered...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — When police in Spain tried to locate two murder victims last year, they sought assistance on places to search from a tool that measured the brain activity of the convicted and confessed killers. The technology, known as Brain Fingerprinting,...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — Almost six years after the death of Jana Mackey, a former student and women’s rights activist, the University of Kansas community will join together once again for a lecture series dedicated in her honor. Urmi Basu, an advocate nationally...

Tue, 04/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – Neonatal intensive care units are armed with ventilators and incubators to support a premature baby’s early arrival into the world. But one University of Kansas researcher believes music can serve as another tool to aid in the infant’s still developing neurological system. Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, an assistant professor of music therapy and music education, is working to provide more theory-based research on how music can help premature babies manage external stimuli, such as noise and human interactions. Since the 1970s, nurses have used music in neonatal intensive care units to help premature babies continue to develop. But over the past 40 years,

Mon, 04/28/2014 — “Move-in Day” represents a big change for new University of Kansas students, and in August it will be a change for the Lawrence campus as well. Incoming students living in student housing will move into their residence and scholarship halls...

Mon, 04/28/2014 — A design to improve the flight capabilities of a high-altitude military surveillance vehicle earned a group of University of Kansas School of Engineering students recognition in an international aircraft design competition. Three 2013 KU...

Fri, 04/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – Across the country, domestic violence shelters provide a safe harbor for women and children fleeing terrifying predicaments and abusive relationships. However, research at the University of Kansas shows that survivors’ overall recoveries may be impeded when they are forced to "box" themselves into certain narratives in order to receive assistance. Adrianne Kunkel, a professor of communication studies, found survivors’ stories could shift several times while navigating the constraining labyrinth that exists to rescue and serve them. This may slow the emotional healing process, which is linked to having people portray their individual struggles as personal

Fri, 04/25/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has found early U.S. compulsory schooling laws produced hidden gains in school attendance and educational attainment among minority students. Emily Rauscher, an assistant professor of sociology, said results in...

Fri, 04/25/2014 — The 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the Kansas Union. "The Symposium is KU's celebration of the excellent research, scholarship and creative works completed by KU undergraduates each...

Fri, 04/25/2014 — Toronto-based installation artist David Rokeby will be in residence at The Commons from Monday, April 28, through Thursday, May 1, in conjunction with Data & Democracy, the programming theme for the year. Rokeby will install a portion of...

Thu, 04/24/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Business is set to honor its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Don Hall Jr., president and CEO of Hallmark Cards, and John Dicus, chairman, president and CEO of Capitol Federal Savings Bank. Hall...

Thu, 04/24/2014 — The key figures who helped to integrate America's public schools in the American West all had one major theme in common. These scholars who shaped American public education policy and public desegregation via the federal court system had all...

Thu, 04/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas alumnus is so appreciative of his education that he has made a $25 million gift commitment to benefit the university. The donor, who requested to remain anonymous, said he had been thinking for years about establishing estate plans to benefit KU. He said he appreciated the education he received at KU, where he received scholarship support, and he felt it was important to give back. Of his planned gift, 80 percent will benefit the outreach programs of the KU Alumni Association, and 20 percent will be equally divided between support for alumni scholarships and the Greater KU Fund, which supports the university’s greatest needs. This

Thu, 04/24/2014 — The Joint Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors is hosting an afternoon of presentations and discussion on the important topic of academic freedom and responsibility in the era of social media. The public event is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m....

Thu, 04/24/2014 — The first goal of Bold Aspirations, the University of Kansas’ five-year strategic plan, focuses on undergraduate student success in the classroom and beyond. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has highlighted the importance of this goal and the...

Wed, 04/23/2014 — Armed with new materials, deeper knowledge and solid engineering principles, expectations are high for a team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering as it prepares for an upcoming regional competition. The Steel Bridge...

Wed, 04/23/2014 —  A new Mandarin translation of Charles Darwin’s "On the Origin of Species" is flying off bookstore shelves in China. The book previously was unavailable in that country except as translated from its sixth edition, which specialists today view...

Wed, 04/23/2014 — University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence Director Dan Bernstein and Associate Director Andrea Greenhoot have received a $215,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to promote course redesign in the humanities. CTE will partner with...


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