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Wed, 06/05/2013 — Many cancers in modern humans are caused by exposure to toxins, pollution, radiation and unhealthy diets over a long period of time. Thus, it’s remarkably rare to find evidence of cancer in prehistoric populations in the human evolutionary...

Tue, 06/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – Thirty-five new graduates of the University of Kansas were honored as newly commissioned officers in the armed forces during ceremonies May 20. An additional two graduates of other universities were honored as well. Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor, and Sara Rosen, senior vice provost for academic affairs, welcomed the cadets, midshipmen and their families, friends and guests.  Navy Rear Admiral Phil Davidson delivered the keynote speech and administered the oath of office for the new officers.  Commanding officers presenting the commissions were Lt. Col. Storm Reynolds, professor of military science; Lt. Col. Montague Samuel, professor of aerospace

Tue, 06/04/2013 — Anyone with vinyl records, CDs, gently used audio equipment or musical instruments gathering dust in their homes is encouraged to consider donating them to the University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a local nonprofit that serves the blind,...

Mon, 06/03/2013 — The public is invited to tour the new Hill Engineering Research and Development Center, located on the University of Kansas west campus. The building will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The advanced research facility is...

Mon, 06/03/2013 — A committee has selected the architecture team for the new School of Business building at the University of Kansas. Gensler, a Chicago-based global architecture, design and planning firm, will serve as the project’s design architect with...

Mon, 06/03/2013 — The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications has honored Professor Susanne Shaw with the inaugural Dr. Tim Bengtson Journalism Faculty Mentor Award. The award was established by journalism school alumnus Mark Mears and...

Mon, 06/03/2013 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas recognized six faculty members for outstanding student advising. All winners were nominated by the students they have served in mentoring or advising relationships,...

Fri, 05/31/2013 —  “Jayhawks Around the World” is the theme for the 2013 University of Kansas Homecoming celebration, which will begin Sunday, Sept. 29, and feature daily activities leading up to the KU-Texas Tech football game Saturday, Oct. 5, in Memorial...

Thu, 05/30/2013 — A team of third-year students once again proved the University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court mettle on the highest stage, placing 15th in the world at the WTO International Moot Court Competition. For the second time in five years, a...

Thu, 05/30/2013 — The fifth biennial Rhetoric Society of America’s Summer Institute will take place on the Lawrence campus of the University of Kansas from Monday, June 3, through Sunday, June 9. The conference will host 420 scholars of rhetoric. This is the...

Wed, 05/29/2013 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility at the University of Kansas, formerly the Center for Service Learning, has announced the 2013 Excellence in Service Learning Awards to honor service learning achievements in curricular best practices,

Wed, 05/29/2013 — A new lab that uses interactive, hands-on displays to showcase how engineers make the world a better place is now open at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The Chemical and Petroleum Engineering Discovery Lab is geared toward...

Wed, 05/29/2013 — Twenty-five college and university teachers nationwide have been selected to attend a federally funded three-week institute at the University of Kansas focused on African-American poetry. The institute, “Don’t Deny My Voice: Reading and...

Wed, 05/29/2013 — A senior’s essay on the disconnect between our way of eating and our way of life was chosen as the winner of the Philip W. Whitcomb Memorial Essay Prize at the University of Kansas. Rebecca Mandelbaum of Wichita wrote the winning piece,...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — Winning teams have been announced for the fourth annual Golf Classic, which raised more than $18,000 for the Kansas Audio-Reader Network. University of Kansas associate athletic director John Hadl chaired the event, which was May 20...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the speakers for its 2013-2014 Humanities Lecture Series. The series will include Arsalan Iftikhar, Jill Lepore, Junot Díaz, Anne Hedeman, Peter Brown and Jeffrey Toobin. The lectures are free,...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — The University of Kansas has announced approved sabbaticals for the 2013-2014 academic year. The list is as follows: ...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — A best-selling author on the faculty of the Department of English at the University of Kansas has received an award to support research for her next novel. Laura Moriarty, assistant professor, was selected to receive the Craig Anthony (Tony)...

Tue, 05/28/2013 — Wojciech Lesnikowski, University of Kansas professor in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, received the Krakow Laurel Award from the mayor of Krakow, Poland, earlier this month. Representatives of the city’s science, art and...

Fri, 05/24/2013 — Henry Fortunato, director of public affairs at the Kansas City Public Library and director emeritus of the KU History Project, will be the Simons Public Humanities Fellow for 2013-2014 at the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of...


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