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Tue, 08/21/2012 — A new scholarship at the University of Kansas will benefit students in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. KU alumni Kathy and Tom Plimpton, of Fort Worth, Texas, have made a $60,000 gift to KU Endowment to...

Mon, 08/20/2012 — From 1996 through 2011, nearly 300 University of Kansas professors received William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence. The awards included cash gifts and became synonymous with the start of the academic year. Presentations were made...

Mon, 08/20/2012 — Dave Tell More Information Department of Communication Studies National Communication Association LAWRENCE – An associate professor from the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas has received a prestigious award for scholarship from the National Communication Association. The NCA awarded the Karl R. Wallace

Fri, 08/17/2012 — More Information Office of Public Safety LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Public Safety officers will participate in a crackdown on drunken and impaired drivers with almost 150 other local police agencies and the Kansas Highway Patrol. The additional enforcement is set through Sept. 3 and is intended to educate the public about impaired driving and remove impaired drivers from the roadways.

Fri, 08/17/2012 — Continuing a meaningful tradition, the 2012-2013 Mount Oread Scholars will make a symbolic walk up the hill known as Mount Oread at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. As KU graduating seniors celebrate their academic accomplishment by taking a symbolic...

Fri, 08/17/2012 — More Information Hall Center for the Humanities LAWRENCE – University of Kansas faculty members Sherrie Tucker, American studies; Michelle Heffner Hayes, dance; Nicole Hodges Persley, theatre; Kip Haaheim, music; and outside collaborator Pauline Oliveros, Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, were awarded the 2012 Collaborative Research Seed Grant to study group musical improvisation and its role

Thu, 08/16/2012 — The annual Rock Chalk Roadshow is set to visit more than 80 schools across 4,207 miles in more than 60 counties in Kansas. University of Kansas staff will visit schools to meet with counselors and drop off materials during the day. Evening...

Thu, 08/16/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Another year of hard work paid off for KPR. Kansas Public Radio was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market Radio category on Aug. 13. This was the second consecutive year KPR competed in the Medium Market category, which pits KPR against commercial and noncommercial stations. In previous years,

Thu, 08/16/2012 — New programs for families and University of Kansas students as well as extended hours on Thursdays are on the menu for fall programming at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd. in Dyche Hall, has more than a dozen events...

Thu, 08/16/2012 — Several key University of Kansas departments will be open most of the day Saturday, Aug. 18, to serve new and returning students and their families and help prepare them for the Monday start to fall classes. Key KU departments that will be open...

Wed, 08/15/2012 — A University of Kansas researcher has landed a grant to study how Latino children fare in child welfare programs across the country to both better understand current services and improve them for future generations of children. Michelle...

Wed, 08/15/2012 — More Information Good Neighbor LAWRENCE – For many University of Kansas students, the college experience includes living in an off-campus house or apartment in a Lawrence neighborhood, often alongside non-student residents and families. With this in mind, KU has partnered with the city of Lawrence to create the Good Neighbor program, a new initiative to help students understand the

Tue, 08/14/2012 — The CFA Institute and the University of Kansas School of Business have renewed an agreement that distinguishes the school as a CFA program partner. KU is among only 140 institutions globally, 58 in the Americas, to merit this distinction. The...

Tue, 08/14/2012 — Forrest Pierce, associate professor of music composition at the University of Kansas, was recently announced as winner of the $12,000 Barlow Prize given by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University. Pierce rose to...

Fri, 08/10/2012 — Gov. Sam Brownback More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – Gov. Sam Brownback will present "Economic Growth and Kansas Tax Policy" as the University of Kansas School of Business 2012 Anderson Chandler Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the Lied Center. The event is free and open to the public. Brownback took office as governor of Kansas in 2011. During

Fri, 08/10/2012 — A ground-breaking scholarly journal has been launched by the University of Illinois Press in cooperation with the University of Kansas. Women, Gender, and Families of Color expands the mission of the now defunct Black Women, Gender ...

Thu, 08/09/2012 — While nurses generally have adequate training to attend to the immediate health needs of people with physical, mental and psychological disabilities, some may share with the general public misconceptions about people with disabilities. A new...

Wed, 08/08/2012 — Proud of Jayhawk ties that span generations, University of Kansas alumni couple Lydia Beebe and Chuck Doyle, of San Francisco, have made a $1 million gift to KU Endowment for the KU School of Law. Of their gift, $455,000 established the...

Wed, 08/08/2012 — Rodolfo Torres, professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas, assumes new duties this month as an associate vice chancellor for research and graduate studies and a vice president of the KU Center for Research Inc. The associate vice...

Tue, 08/07/2012 — Jeff Chasen More Information Office of the Provost LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has hired a director of institutional compliance to provide independent oversight and coordination of an institutional compliance program. Jeff Chasen, an attorney with more than 20 years experience specializing in compliance, training and prevention programs, began his new duties


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