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Fri, 03/28/2014 — University of Kansas students will present research at the Global Scholars Symposium this weekend on topics ranging from graffiti in Brazil to modern African literature. The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 29,...

Fri, 03/28/2014 — On June 28, 1914, the heir to the Habsburg throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife, Sophie, were murdered by a Serbian nationalist. This gruesome event triggered a war never before seen: a “total war” now known as World War I. Yet,...

Fri, 03/28/2014 — The third and fourth finalists for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity at the University of Kansas will each give a public presentation and take questions from KU faculty, staff and other members of the community next...

Fri, 03/28/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities will host the 12th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2013. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Contact the Hall Center by email to attend. The Friends of the Hall Center sponsor this event. The celebration will recognize the 32 faculty members who published 36 books in such varied topics as evolution in Victorian novels, policing in Jack the Ripper’s London, American black Israelite religions, Muslim women’s education and the way political

Fri, 03/28/2014 — Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. and clinical psychologist and author Harriet Lerner will offer keynote speeches at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare’s annual alumni event, Social Work Day, on Friday, April 11, at the Kansas Union....

Thu, 03/27/2014 — University of Kansas Libraries will host “The Legacies & Unfinished Business of BvB, 2.0” in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board, the landmark Supreme Court ruling on racial segregation. The symposium, taking place...

Thu, 03/27/2014 — A promising University of Kansas startup is grabbing the spotlight this week on a national stage in front of a demanding and important audience — angel investors. HylaPharm, which specializes in cancer drug delivery technology developed at KU,

Thu, 03/27/2014 — The University of Kansas is co-sponsoring the Kansas chapter of the American Planning Association’s spring symposium, Sustainability: Doing It the Kansas Way. The event will be Friday, March 28, at the Eldridge Hotel. The morning...

Thu, 03/27/2014 — University of Kansas autism experts are available to speak to media on Thursday’s CDC report that raised prevalence of autism spectrum disorders from 1 in 88 to 1 in 68: Debra Kamps, Ph.D., director of the Kansas Center for Autism Research...

Thu, 03/27/2014 — LAWRENCE – June 28, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, an event that ignited World War I and went on to shape the 20th century. From World War I-era art to letters written in the trenches, the University of Kansas has resources that shed light on the war and its lingering influence. KU experts can speak to the lesser-studied Eastern Front, surveillance during the war, art and culture from 1914 to 1918, and the contributions that KU and Kansas made to the war effort. To showcase these resources and faculty experts, the university will host programs, conferences and other educational opportunities as part of the four-

Thu, 03/27/2014 — Steve Ilardi, associate professor of psychology, has been awarded the 2014 H.O.P.E. Award by the University of Kansas Board of Class Officers. Established by the Class of 1959, the H.O.P.E. (Honor for an Outstanding Progressive Educator) Award...

Thu, 03/27/2014 —  Over the past two decades, people living with severe-to-profound hearing loss have benefited from cochlear implants — surgically implanted electronic devices that provide a sense of sound. More recently, hearing-impaired individuals with...

Wed, 03/26/2014 — An area nonprofit organization that provides health care for about 10,000 underserved people in the Lawrence area is the beneficiary of an annual pancake-feed fundraiser at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Flapjacks for...

Wed, 03/26/2014 — The University Press of Kansas invites the public to consider the process that goes into crafting the look of a book with the Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. Described by one designer as an “arcane...

Wed, 03/26/2014 — Spirituality, faith and religion can be challenging to incorporate in helping people with mental health recovery. A University of Kansas professor and his team have developed a brochure and website to help mental health providers around the...

Wed, 03/26/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host MBA students from nine conference universities for the eighth-annual Big 12 Case Competition this weekend at the Kansas Union. The annual competition challenges MBA students with a...

Wed, 03/26/2014 — University of Kansas students are invited to share their entrepreneurial ideas and translational research – and compete for $4,500 in prize money – at the second annual Innovation Fair at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Kansas Union Ballroom.

Wed, 03/26/2014 — A $500,000 gift from the Hall Family Foundation will endow the directorship of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. This permanently endowed fund will provide support for salary, travel and advancement of the...

Tue, 03/25/2014 — The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites the public to view "The Conflict Zone," a traveling photography exhibit featuring images from frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. The exhibit, which depicts the reality...

Tue, 03/25/2014 — Two University of Kansas School of Engineering students are headed to Europe later this month for the finals of an international competition sponsored by Henkel AG & Co. Jeff Hoffman, Overland Park, and Emily Thompson, Sandpoint, Idaho,...


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