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Wed, 10/02/2013 —  The first U.S. ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina will give a series of talks Oct. 9-10 at the University of Kansas as part of a series of events organized by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. Victor Jackovich...

Wed, 10/02/2013 — Post-traumatic stress disorder is not only a struggle for those who fight in wars, but the journalists who cover them. University of Kansas journalism professor Barbara Barnett’s work in improving understanding of the condition, as well as her...

Wed, 10/02/2013 — LAWRENCE – The significance of race, civil rights, urban history and politics in the career of President Barack Obama will be discussed by a leading author and scholar of such topics in a lecture at the University of Kansas. “The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture” will be delivered by Thomas J. Sugrue, a race and civil rights historian and distinguished professor of history and sociology at University of Pennsylvania. The public is invited to attend the lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The event is free. Sugrue’s talk is presented as the sixth-annual Bill Tuttle Distinguished Lecture

Tue, 10/01/2013 —  The fate of stingless bees in Brazil is so important that University of Kansas researcher Chris Brown risked life and limb to survey the vital pollinators in the state of Rondônia, which borders Bolivia in the southwestern Amazon. “We...

Tue, 10/01/2013 — KU Endowment provided $119.4 million in direct financial support for the University of Kansas in fiscal 2013, which ended June 30. These funds are used according to donors’ specifications. The support benefited all of KU’s campuses and The...

Tue, 10/01/2013 — Ten finalists have been selected for the 23rd annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. The finalists, all seniors, will participate in the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, along...

Tue, 10/01/2013 — Van Go Inc., an arts-based social service agency that provides year-round after-school and summer job training programs to youth in Lawrence, received the Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration award during the 2013 Campus Compact...

Tue, 10/01/2013 — The University of Kansas will host a pair of open forums Thursday, Oct. 3, to provide information and answer questions about the developing Master Plan for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. The KU and Lawrence communities are invited to attend...

Tue, 10/01/2013 — When Kansas lawmakers restructured the state’s tax code in 2012, the changes were dramatic enough that many observers began referring to it as a fiscal experiment. That fiscal experiment and its effect on communities will be the topic of this...

Mon, 09/30/2013 —  Every day, thousands of Kansans have to live with the reality of not knowing where their next meal will come from. KU Fights Hunger, a campus organization dedicated to raising awareness about hunger, is hosting an annual food drive and a...

Mon, 09/30/2013 — ​Nine alumni whose University of Kansas eras span from the 1920s to the 1980s are the 2013 recipients of the KU Black Alumni Chapter’s African-American Leaders and Innovators award. The chapter, sponsored by the KU Alumni Association, will...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — Last spring, Department of Design students in Professor Patrick Dooley’s Visual Communications Publication and Editorial class designed “1 Kansas Farmer,” a series of six display panels to present topics related to the environmental...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — The public is invited to the annual fall tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The medicinal garden was developed as part of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program, a...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Class of 2017 set records for academic talent and diversity, according to enrollment figures announced today. There were exactly 4,000 students in the freshman class, up 6.1 percent from last year’s figure of 3,771, marking the second consecutive year the freshman class has grown. The average freshman ACT score was 25.3, up two-tenths of a point from last year’s average, which itself was a record and the highest of any public university in Kansas. More than one-fifth, 21.8 percent, are minority students, up from 21.3 percent last year. “Students are recognizing the advantages of studying at a flagship research university and all

Fri, 09/27/2013 — The natural history exhibit that brought Kansas to the world stage in 1893 is the focus of a new event at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum will offer “Party in the Panorama: a Science Soiree for Grown-ups,” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m....

Thu, 09/26/2013 — Farhan Karim, an assistant professor of architecture, has been awarded a Graham Foundation grant. It will support the research for his book, “Dreaming of a Nation: Architecture and Cold War Modernization in Postcolonial Pakistan,...

Thu, 09/26/2013 — Several organizations at the University of Kansas are collaborating to host the third annual KU Campus Art Walk on Thursday, Oct. 3. The event is designed for participants to explore a variety of creative works, including 2D, 3D and digital art,...

Thu, 09/26/2013 — A team of eight University of Kansas School of Engineering students received national recognition for its meticulous design of a reusable space launch vehicle. Team “KU SpaceHawks” earned second place in the American Institute of...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — Legal writing faculty from law schools across the country will gather this week at the University of Kansas to exchange views about how to teach the next generation of lawyers to communicate and advocate effectively. The law school will host...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — John Augusto, director of the KU Center for Undergraduate Research, has taken on the additional role of assistant vice provost for experiential learning in undergraduate studies. Augusto will be the leader of the Experiential Learning...


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