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Tue, 05/15/2012 — More Information University of Kansas FY 2013 Tuition Proposal LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas' Four-Year Tuition Compact will enable 65 percent of the school's undergraduates to have no tuition increase in the coming year, according to the 2012-13 tuition proposal submitted to the Kansas Board of Regents. Other resident undergraduates and graduate students on the Lawrence campus would

Tue, 05/15/2012 — A $1.25 million gift to KU Endowment has created the Mabel A. Woodyard Fellowships in Neurodegenerative Disorders at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The fellowships were established with funds from the estate of the late Mabel...

Tue, 05/15/2012 — Twenty-seven graduates of the University of Kansas were honored as newly commissioned officers in the armed forces during ceremonies Monday. An additional four graduates of other universities were honored as well. Jeffrey Vitter, provost...

Mon, 05/14/2012 — Christopher Forth More Information Humanities and Western Civilization LAWRENCE – Our modern love-hate relationship with fat dates to antiquity, says a University of Kansas researcher who writes about the cultural history of fat in Western civilization. Christopher E. Forth, the Howard Chair of Humanities and Western Civilization and history professor at KU, traces

Mon, 05/14/2012 — The Jayhawk Motorsports team earned three top awards at the Formula Hybrid International competition, which wrapped up May 3 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. The KU Formula Hybrid team placed first in the Electric-only...

Fri, 05/11/2012 — So-Min Cheong More Information National Science Foundation LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas researcher has been awarded one of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious honors. So-Min Cheong, an assistant professor of geography, has been awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award, the NSF’s most prominent prize for junior faculty. Cheong

Fri, 05/11/2012 — The names of more than 4,800 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring — representing 94 Kansas counties, 45 other states and 47 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. The Class of 2012...

Thu, 05/10/2012 — High-profile sports have an effect on how people view universities, but as it turns out, they don’t necessarily affect how students perceive how those outside of their school view the institution. A University of Kansas professor has published...

Thu, 05/10/2012 — More Information Office of the Chancellor LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has honored 10 students with 2012 Chancellor’s Student Awards as part of the 140th Commencement. The awards recognize students’ academic, volunteer and leadership accomplishments during their time at KU. • The Class of 1913 Award: Erin Atwood, Topeka, and Greg Loving, McPherson. This award annually goes to a

Thu, 05/10/2012 — Six faculty members will be honored at Commencement for outstanding work in the classroom during the 2011-12 academic year with distinguished teaching awards. The Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Classroom Teaching annually honor faculty...

Thu, 05/10/2012 — Steven M. Barlow, professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kansas, is the 2012 recipient of the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award. The award will be presented May 12 during the annual...

Wed, 05/09/2012 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with the University Scholarly Achievement Awards winners. More Information Office of the Provost LAWRENCE – Five faculty members at the University of Kansas were honored Tuesday afternoon at the University Scholarly Achievement Awards ceremony in Spooner Hall. The University Scholarly Achievement Awards recognize mid-career

Wed, 05/09/2012 — Two doctoral graduates will be presented with the 2012 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Lied Center. Kathryn Mickle is...

Tue, 05/08/2012 — It’s only natural that when kids are part of a positive, caring sports environment, they can have more fun. But a new study by a University of Kansas professor shows that a positive sporting environment can predict their psychological...

Tue, 05/08/2012 — Marla Prather More Information College of Liberal Arts & Sciences LAWRENCE – Marla Prather, curator of modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is being honored as a distinguished alumna by the University of Kansas’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on May 15. Prather has helped develop collections at some of the most well-known museums

Tue, 05/08/2012 — A $10,000 gift for the University of Kansas Honors Program honors Jeff Weinberg, assistant to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. Weinberg, who has worked at KU nearly 42 years, will take a new post this summer, becoming a faculty fellow in the...

Mon, 05/07/2012 — More Information Department of Political Science LAWRENCE – Mitt Romney’s campaign advisers may want to read a new study at the University of Kansas on how vice presidential candidates influence presidential voting. Past research considered whether vice presidential candidates had an aggregate effect on campaign voting, but a dissertation successfully defended by Whitney L. Court at KU

Mon, 05/07/2012 — Recognized with the University of Kansas 2012 Team Award was the team from Speech, Language and Hearing that hosts the annual Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Clinic Communication Camp. The Unclassified Staff Non-Teaching Employee of the Year for 2012 is Alexis McKinley Jones, director of recruitment with the School of Engineering. Brian Baker, general maintenance worker senior, was honored as the 2012 University Support Staff Employee of the Year. Baker works at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Yoder.

Fri, 05/04/2012 — Oil production in Kansas rose and natural gas production dropped in 2011 as crude oil prices remained high and gas prices fell, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. Kansas oil production ...

Fri, 05/04/2012 — Charles Hostetler Mark Parkinson More Information School of Law Distinguished Alumni LAWRENCE – The former governor of Kansas and an accomplished leader in the banking and insurance industries will receive the highest honor given by the University of Kansas School of Law. Mark Parkinson, Class of 1984, and Charles Hostetler, Class of 1963, will receive


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