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Wed, 05/23/2012 — Nutritional supplements are often associated with athletes and body builders, but a University of Kansas professor is conducting a research project to determine whether they are in fact, effective and if they might be able to help older...

Wed, 05/23/2012 — Mariya Omelicheva has been named the acting director of the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas. After receiving a doctorate in political science from Purdue University, Omelicheva joined the...

Tue, 05/22/2012 — The KU Public Safety Office will conduct an emergency management training exercise May 23 at Corbin Hall, 420 W. 11th St. The exercise will begin at 10 a.m. and run approximately four hours. Annual exercises are conducted to assess and improve...

Tue, 05/22/2012 — The French impressionist Claude Monet once credited flowers as the reason for his "having become a painter." Similarly, the University of Kansas' John Kelly might acknowledge a certain wildflower as ...

Mon, 05/21/2012 — Joshua Rosenbloom, professor of economics at the University of Kansas and associate vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, is en route to Washington, D.C., this summer in a new role. In August, he begins a visiting stint as a program...

Mon, 05/21/2012 — More Information The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, Kan. – The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center (BTBC at KUMC) has secured its fifth tenant. Midwest Energy Solutions, an alternative energy company that designs and installs renewable energy solutions for homes, businesses

Fri, 05/18/2012 — The Robert J. Dole Institute Archive and Special Collections at the University of Kansas will host the "Herblock" exhibition until Aug. 21, featuring political cartoons on the environment, education, civil rights, democracy and 13 U.S....

Fri, 05/18/2012 — Kissan Joseph, an associate professor in the University of Kansas School of Business, is available to speak with media about Facebook's much-anticipated initial public offering (IPO). Facebook is expected to begin trading publicly this morning....

Fri, 05/18/2012 — More Information School of Pharmacy LAWRENCE – For the second time in three years, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is ranked No. 2 in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy reported that KU received more than $22 million in NIH research funding in fiscal year 2011. The NIH is the primary source of federal funding for

Thu, 05/17/2012 —  Five University of Kansas students have received prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or teaching English as an assistant abroad for the 2012-13 academic year. The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational...

Thu, 05/17/2012 — Randall Brumfield has been named the new director of the Undergraduate Advising Center at the University of Kansas after a nationwide search. Brumfield joins KU from the University of Central Florida, where he has worked closely with students in...

Thu, 05/17/2012 — A new book that includes contributions from a University of Kansas researcher calls for federal and state policymakers to take four steps to improve adult literacy education in the United States. The book, "Improving Adult Literacy...

Wed, 05/16/2012 — More Information University of Kansas Admission Requirements Proposal for New Freshmen University of Kansas Admission Requirements Proposal for Transfer Students LAWRENCE – At the request of the Kansas Board of Regents, the University of Kansas is proposing new admission standards designed to encourage student achievement and increase

Wed, 05/16/2012 —  Three University of Kansas faculty members have received Fulbright grants for teaching or research abroad for the 2012-13 academic year. They join the ranks of the 297 KU faculty who have ...

Wed, 05/16/2012 — University of Kansas alumnus Roger Werholtz and his wife, Shirley, have made a $50,000 gift commitment to benefit KU's School of Social Welfare. Their gift will include $30,000 to establish an endowed scholarship for students majoring in social...

Tue, 05/15/2012 — More Information University of Kansas FY 2013 Tuition Proposal LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas' Four-Year Tuition Compact will enable 65 percent of the school's undergraduates to have no tuition increase in the coming year, according to the 2012-13 tuition proposal submitted to the Kansas Board of Regents. Other resident undergraduates and graduate students on the Lawrence campus would

Tue, 05/15/2012 — A $1.25 million gift to KU Endowment has created the Mabel A. Woodyard Fellowships in Neurodegenerative Disorders at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The fellowships were established with funds from the estate of the late Mabel...

Tue, 05/15/2012 — Twenty-seven graduates of the University of Kansas were honored as newly commissioned officers in the armed forces during ceremonies Monday. An additional four graduates of other universities were honored as well. Jeffrey Vitter, provost...

Mon, 05/14/2012 — Christopher Forth More Information Humanities and Western Civilization LAWRENCE – Our modern love-hate relationship with fat dates to antiquity, says a University of Kansas researcher who writes about the cultural history of fat in Western civilization. Christopher E. Forth, the Howard Chair of Humanities and Western Civilization and history professor at KU, traces

Mon, 05/14/2012 — The Jayhawk Motorsports team earned three top awards at the Formula Hybrid International competition, which wrapped up May 3 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. The KU Formula Hybrid team placed first in the Electric-only...


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