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Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and composer Kirke Mechem.
Fri, 01/18/2013 — Kirke Mechem’s three-act opera "Tartuffe," the first opera he composed, will come to life on the stage of Crafton-Preyer Theatre when KU Opera presents this modern work next week at the University of Kansas. Mechem, a native of Topeka who...

Fri, 01/18/2013 — Fifty-eight University of Kansas students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award program this semester. “The Undergraduate Research Award, or UGRA, program has been around KU for over 20 years,” said John...

Madison "Al" Self
Fri, 01/18/2013 — University of Kansas officials are mourning the death of alumnus Madison “Al” Self, of Hinsdale, Ill. He died Sunday, Jan. 13, in Hinsdale at the age of 91. A memorial service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Rumsey-Yost...

Rendering of the planned EcoHawks research and teaching facility.
Fri, 01/18/2013 — Early in January a group of University of Kansas architecture students started the foundations of a new research and teaching facility for EcoHawks, a KU School of Engineering student research program, on KU's West Campus. EcoHawks focuses on...

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is offering a new program that will allow undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide a new opportunity for high-ability students to maximize their coursework at KU. Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree from the College and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The partnership between liberal arts and sciences and law is a natural fit, said Danny

Thu, 01/17/2013 —  The significance of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election as the first African-American president was widely analyzed, discussed and documented by pundits and everyday citizens alike. A University of Kansas researcher has authored an article...

trumpet
Thu, 01/17/2013 — The KU Trumpet Ensemble will perform in the Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 21. The ensemble is the only group from Kansas invited to perform. A group of 16 trumpeters, including 10 "Herald Trumpets,"...

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is offering a new program that will allow undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide a new opportunity for high-ability students to maximize their coursework at KU. Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree from the College and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The partnership between liberal arts and sciences and law is a natural fit

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little released the following statement regarding the death of KU junior Raphael “Rafe” Biltz: “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Rafe Biltz in this time of grief. I offer the deepest condolences on behalf of Jayhawk nation.” Biltz, Mulvane, was a junior in the School of the Arts in film and media studies. He had a minor in English. He died Jan. 4.  

Anschutz Library
Thu, 01/17/2013 — The University of Kansas Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital...

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little
Wed, 01/16/2013 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little’s comments on the governor’s budget: "These are extremely challenging budget times for Kansas and require that we redouble our efforts in making sure every dollar received is put to good use. The top-to-bottom efficiency measures KU is implementing are critical in helping ensure that all of our financial resources – tuition dollars, state revenues and private donations – are well-spent. "The governor's budget recognizes that we can't have a pro-growth strategy in Kansas without investments in our universities. Further, we are heartened by the recognition of the vital role the University of Kansas Medical Center

View of KU campus.
Wed, 01/16/2013 — David Pittaway is a sixth-generation Kansan whose ancestors moved to Kansas prior to the Civil War. He has lived out of state since graduating from the University of Kansas in 1972, yet still considers Kansas his home. To show his support for...

Largest-ever dynamic learning map unveiled.
Wed, 01/16/2013 — Vermont has joined the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, a multistate initiative led by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas. Vermont joins the DLM Consortium’s 13 other states:...

Wed, 01/16/2013 — The University of Kansas will honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a celebration Monday, Jan. 21. “The KU and Lawrence community is invited to join us on campus to both honor Dr. King and think about what we can do...

Wed, 01/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little released the following statement regarding the death of KU senior Brian Carman: “On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer sincere condolences to the family of Brian Carman. He honored us all with his service to our nation, and we are truly thankful for that.”   Carman served in the U.S. Marines and the Kansas National Guard and was deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.   Carman was a senior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, attending classes on the Edwards Campus. He died Dec. 30.

Researcher Ric Steele suggests engaging the family in healthy lifestyle behaviors is essential.
Tue, 01/15/2013 —  Despite recent data showing that childhood obesity in the U.S. has begun to drop, overweight and obese kids and teens remain a personal and public health hazard. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 17 percent of...

Onsite at the University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network.
Tue, 01/15/2013 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for the blind and print-disabled, has received a $10,000 grant from the Ethel and Raymond F. Rice Foundation. The grant will help fund Braille program guides,...

Spooner Hall
Tue, 01/15/2013 — Emilio Chapela Pérez will visit the University of Kansas from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25 as the artist in residence at The Commons in conjunction with programming for the academic year, based on the theme Data & Democracy. During his residency at...

A new investigation by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that differences in how ethnic groups see racism could be due to differences in awareness about the severity of racism over the course of U.S. history.
Tue, 01/15/2013 — A new investigation by researchers at the University of Kansas suggests that differences in how ethnic groups see racism could be due to differences in awareness about the severity of racism over the course of U.S. history.   In this research,...

Phillip Vardiman, assistant professor of health, sport and exercise science at KU, has conducted an epidemiological study on injury and illness data from athletes who took part in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Mon, 01/14/2013 — International athletic competitions such as the Olympics bring competitors, fans and coaches from across the world together.  A University of Kansas professor is conducting a study to see how such events might bring different areas of medicine...


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