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Fri, 07/12/2013 — The Robert J. Dole Institute at the University of Kansas will host a celebration in honor of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s 90th birthday. The public can stop by between noon to 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, for cake, signing a birthday card and...

Thu, 07/11/2013 — A University of Kansas institute focused on black poetry is hosting public events that will examine the relationship between poetry and culture, both locally and broadly. The events are part of the three-week institute “Don’t Deny My Voice:...

Thu, 07/11/2013 — The University of Kansas has named Ann Cudd, the associate dean for humanities in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, as new vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies. “In an...

Thu, 07/11/2013 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter has renewed support for an author’s fund to encourage open access scholarship at KU’s Lawrence campus and the KU Medical Center. The “One University” Open Access...

Wed, 07/10/2013 — Approximately 4,450 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2013 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of allied health and nursing in Kansas City, Kan.,...

Wed, 07/10/2013 — A solid design and strong performance across the board earned the University of Kansas School of Engineering Formula car team a top five finish at a recent international student design competition. The Jayhawk Motorsports team claimed fourth...

Tue, 07/09/2013 — Alaska becomes the 16th state to join the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, a multistate initiative developing a computer-based assessment designed to more validly measure what students with significant cognitive...

Mon, 07/08/2013 — The University of Kansas generated a record $275.2 million in externally sponsored research expenditures in 2011-12, demonstrating how KU’s strength as a research university is an asset for the state. KU conducts more research than all other...

Mon, 07/08/2013 — For the second consecutive year, the University of Kansas has received a prestigious national Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). KU was one of only four universities in the nation...

Mon, 07/08/2013 — Three faculty members at the University of Kansas Medical Center have been selected to receive the 2013 Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes outstanding classroom teaching. Winners are selected by a committee of faculty...

Wed, 07/03/2013 — The University Theatre will open its 2013-2014 season this month with the staging of the seminal Broadway musical and Tony Award winner “Kiss Me, Kate.” Performances will be 7:30 p.m. July 12-13 and July 18-20 as well as 2:30 p.m. July 14...

Tue, 07/02/2013 — John Colombo, director of the Life Span Institute and professor of psychology, was voted to join the external advisory committee of the High Risk Baby Siblings Research Consortium by the BSRC committee of principal investigators as a leader in...

Tue, 07/02/2013 — A three-year, $90,000 NASA fellowship will allow a University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate student to design tools that will help more precisely predict future sea level rise based on the impact of climate change on the polar ice...

Tue, 07/02/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas School of Engineering have partnered with the cities of Lawrence and Overland Park to increase safety at four busy intersections by reducing red light violations and simplifying law enforcement efforts to...

Fri, 06/28/2013 — WHAT: A national nonprofit dedicated to helping young adults impacted by cancer will award a scholarship to an incoming University of Kansas freshman today at 4 p.m. in front of the Kansas Union. Adam Reeves, 18, of Pleasant Hill, Mo., will be presented with a scholarship check for $2,500 from 4K for Cancer, an organization whose members do cross-country bicycle rides to create awareness for young adults impacted by cancer and raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund. Reeves will receive his check from a 26-member bike team that’s traveling from Baltimore to San Francisco – a 4,000-mile trip that will take 70 days to complete. The team is scheduled to leave Kansas

Thu, 06/27/2013 — A group of 19 women from six countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia are spending four weeks at the University of Kansas for a leadership program funded by the U.S. State Department. This is the fourth consecutive year that KU has...

Thu, 06/27/2013 — Don Haider-Markel, a professor of political science at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss Wednesday’s Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage.  HAIDER-MARKEL CAN DISCUSS: Any topics related to the federal Defense of Marriage...

Thu, 06/27/2013 — The fourth and final candidate for vice provost for diversity and equity will visit the University of Kansas and host a public forum Friday, June 28. Bernard Oliver, program coordinator of education leadership and professor in the School of...

Wed, 06/26/2013 — The University of Kansas has honored 10 students with 2013 University Student Awards, recognizing students’ academic, volunteer and leadership accomplishments during their time at KU. • The Class of 1913 Award: Bernadette Ann Myers, Prairie...

Wed, 06/26/2013 — Five University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards from the Kansas Geological Survey, based on KU's west campus. Tony Layzell, a doctoral student in geography from Nottingham, England, was presented the Lee C. and Darcy...


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