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Mon, 07/23/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Everybody talks about the weather, but finally, Kansas Public Radio is doing something about it. On July 25, the forecast is for cold temps and snow on KPR. In an effort to cool things off from the blistering temperatures that have scorched the KPR listening area for the last several weeks, KPR will be having "Christmas in July" on Wednesday,

Mon, 07/23/2012 — Larry Fillian More Information College of Liberal Arts and Sciences LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has completed its search for a new undergraduate office director with the hire of an experienced administrator who has held positions in advising, registrar and admissions offices at several institutions. The new

Thu, 07/19/2012 — More Information Bioscience & Technology Business Center LAWRENCE – Archer Daniels Midland Company, one of the world's largest agricultural processing companies, has established a research center in Lawrence to reinforce its ongoing relationship with University of Kansas researchers. ADM has leased space at the Bioscience and Technology Business Center (BTBC) Expansion Facility, located

Thu, 07/19/2012 — The new Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access (IOA) at the University of Kansas has its first director. Jane McQueeny, an attorney who most recently worked for the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights in Kansas City,...

Wed, 07/18/2012 — More Information KU Center for Design Research LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has partnered with a leading voice-command service company on technologies designed to mitigate distracted driving. Beginning this fall, a team of KU researchers will work with California-based Voice Assist to analyze the distracted driving market and the company's voice-command service, which enables drivers

Mon, 07/16/2012 — Approximately 4,200 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2012 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of allied health and nursing in Kansas City, Kan.,...

Mon, 07/16/2012 — More Information Bioscience & Technology Business Center KANSAS CITY, KAN – The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center (BTBC at KUMC) now has a sixth tenant. Mobile health solutions company eNovation LLC has moved into the BTBC at KUMC, located on the KU Medical Center campus. The company creates software applications that streamline

Mon, 07/16/2012 — More Information RedTire LAWRENCE – A new program launched earlier this month by the University of Kansas School of Business designed to keep rural businesses open for business will be guided by industry leaders, entrepreneurs and KU professors. The Redefining Retirement program – nicknamed RedTire – will match qualified alumni of Kansas Regents institutions with business owners who are

Fri, 07/13/2012 — Amy Rossomondo More Information Acceso LAWRENCE – A website developed by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas has won a national award as an exceptional resource for language learners. The educational website Acceso received the 2012 Access to Language Education Focus Award from the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO).

Thu, 07/12/2012 — Christa Anderson, left, University of Kansas assistant research professor, and Kathryn Unruh, 2012 KU honors graduate in behavioral neuroscience, use technologies such as eye-tracking, pupil measurement, salivary responses and neuroimaging to look for biomarkers of autism and investigate the autonomic nervous system as a possible nexus of the disorder. More Information Life Span Institute

Thu, 07/12/2012 — A pharmaceutical company based on University of Kansas technology has established a partnership with an India-based drug formulation company. CritiTech, a drug development company that spun out of KU in 1997, will partner with ...

Thu, 07/12/2012 — The term "biodiversity informatics" may not set the average person's heart aflutter. Yet, this emerging field is revolutionizing conservation efforts, public health and agriculture in parts of the world. Now, a researcher at the University of...

Wed, 07/11/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare's Assets and Education Initiative has announced the launch of its new website, dedicated to research on assets and education. The purpose of the website is to make such research more accessible...


Tue, 07/10/2012 — Donald Rumsfeld, two-time secretary of defense, will speak at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas this month. Rumsfeld will be featured in a Dole Forum event scheduled at 4 p.m. July 26. This event is free, open to the...

Tue, 07/10/2012 — As humankind wrestles with the growing repercussions of a changing climate, the transfer of knowledge between scientists and local environmental experts becomes ever more crucial to human adaptation. Yet, due to historical and cultural factors,

Mon, 07/09/2012 — It may come as a surprise, but the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee a right to education. A pair of University of Kansas professors has authored an article arguing that even if such a right were nationally recognized, it wouldn' ...

Tue, 07/03/2012 — More Information KU researchers at atom smasher help to collect breakthrough Higgs boson data Department of Physics and Astronomy WHO: Alice Bean, professor of physics and astronomy, +41 77 464 1104) Graham Wilson, associate professor of physics and astronomy, 785-550-0613 WHAT: Historic progress in the hunt for the Higgs boson depends in part on work from 29

Mon, 07/02/2012 — A group with a long history of sustained excellence at the University of Kansas School of Engineering reached new heights at a recent international design and racing competition. The Jayhawk Motorsports team, composed primarily of engineering...

Mon, 07/02/2012 — The Robert J. Dole Institute Archive and Special Collections at the University of Kansas will host the History Day exhibit "Executive Order 9981: Truman's Revolution for Equality for Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Forces" until Aug. 31....


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