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Tue, 09/13/2011 — The University of Kansas rose slightly in rankings released today, but university leaders say ongoing efforts to strengthen KU’s academics and research will have benefits far beyond rankings. In the 2012 edition of U.S. News & World...

Tue, 09/13/2011 —  To celebrate the 150th birthday of basketball’s inventor, the University of Kansas Libraries will unveil a new exhibition, “James Naismith’s Life and Legacy: Celebrating 150 Years.” The collection of historic materials, including...

Tue, 09/13/2011 — University of Kansas engineering and computer science students on the hunt for a dream job have the chance to make key connections and find the right match at the Fall Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from...

Tue, 09/13/2011 — Parents screening their genetic makeup to determine their children’s physical traits, susceptibility to disease and even to ensure the gender they want may sound like something from a science fiction movie, but improving technology and...

Tue, 09/13/2011 — The strategies of pickup artists – the modern Lotharios who make a game of trolling to pick up women – work best when a sexist man seeks a sexist woman, according to a recent study by two University of Kansas researchers. The combination...

Mon, 09/12/2011 — Brian McClendon, a 1986 KU electrical engineering graduate, surprised first-year students in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at the University of Kansas by handing out new tablet computers during class on...

Mon, 09/12/2011 — Jeff Aubé, professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, has won a prestigious 2012 Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award. The award, presented by the American Chemical Society, recognizes and encourages excellence...

Mon, 09/12/2011 — The KU Office of Diversity in Science Training will host its 5th Annual Welcome Reception honoring students and faculty mentors at KU and Haskell participating in 2011-12 programs funded by the National Institutes of Health to encourage...

Mon, 09/12/2011 — The Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center at the University of Kansas has planned several themes, events and activities in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Week for the week of Sept. 12 through 18: Monday, Sept. 12 “Defining...

Fri, 09/09/2011 — More Information View organizational chart LAWRENCE – Units currently under the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success will be realigned to increase efficiency based on recommendations of the strategic planning process, KU Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter announced today. The new model, which will no longer include an Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success, also will more closely align

Fri, 09/09/2011 — More Information African and African American Studies LAWRENCE – An Egyptian activist, who is an outspoken author and human rights advocate, will deliver the 2011 Marwa Africana Lecture on Sept. 14 at the University of Kansas. Nawal El Saadawi, a psychiatrist, is a renowned feminist and activist who has openly addressed issues such as prostitution, female genital mutilation and discriminatory family laws. Exiled from her

Fri, 09/09/2011 — More Information School of Music LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music and Reach Out Kansas Inc. are teaming up in 2011-12 for The Kansas Partnership for the Arts, a series featuring numerous performances by renowned faculty, student and international guest artists. All series events are free and open to the public. The series will provide performances not only in Lawrence, Overland Park and elsewhere in the

Fri, 09/09/2011 — More Information How Are You Creative? LAWRENCE – A new initiative launched by the University of Kansas School of the Arts is devoted to collecting and sharing the stories of the artistic and creative endeavors of Kansans. The initiative, How Are You Creative, is similar to the oral history project StoryCorps, which records and preserves the stories of Americans from various backgrounds and beliefs. How Are You Creative will

Thu, 09/08/2011 — More Information KU Endowment LAWRENCE – The generosity of donors supporting the University of Kansas reached a new pinnacle in fiscal year 2011, totaling $153.2 million. This is the fourth year in a row of record private support for KU during a period marked by economic uncertainty. The gifts were recorded in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011. The total included gifts, current pledges and future commitments in

Thu, 09/08/2011 — Dole Institute of Politics will present the 2011 Dole Leadership Prize to former Ukrainian president and Orange Revolution leader, Viktor Yushchenko. The prize will be given at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at the Dole Institute. The program is...

Thu, 09/08/2011 — The 45th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now online. The Kansas Statistical Abstract 2010 contains the latest available state, county and city-level data for Kansas organized under 16 categories of information: Agriculture;...

Wed, 09/07/2011 — LAWRENCE – David N. Smith is the 2011-12 E. Jackson Baur Professor in Sociology at the University of Kansas professor. Smith teaches and conducts research in the areas of sociological theory, social psychology and political sociology. He has published widely on subjects ranging from charisma and authority to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in journals such as Sociological Theory. "I am very pleased that we can honor Professor Smith's long time commitment to KU sociology and to support his research program," said Bill Staples, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology. "This recognition is well-deserved." Smith joined the KU in 1990

Wed, 09/07/2011 — Susan K. Harris, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor in American Literature, will present a book talk Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4:15 p.m. at Jayhawk Ink on Level Two of the Kansas Union. Harris’ brief talk, titled “Mark Twain and...

Wed, 09/07/2011 — A new discovery by researchers from the University of Kansas and China pushes back by millions of years proof that birds’ digestive systems have ancient origins. The investigators found fossil evidence of a crop — the muscular pocket in the...

Wed, 09/07/2011 — More Information KU Alumni Association LAWRENCE - Three stalwart Jayhawks will receive the Fred Ellsworth Medallion on Sept. 9 in conjunction with the fall meeting of the KU Alumni Association's board of directors. They are Rich Clarkson, Denver; Linda Ellis Sims, Independence, Mo.; and Kurt Watson, Wichita. Since 1975, the alumni association has presented medallions each year to KU volunteers who have displayed outstanding service


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