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Wed, 05/15/2013 —  For nearly 60 years, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, better known as GATT, brought down barriers, encouraged trade among nations and changed the way the world does business, yet received surprisingly little attention in the world of...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — As a University of Kansas freshman in mechanical engineering, Ronald Hill built a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus and demonstrated it (under water) at a KU engineering exhibition. Today, 60 years later, that project represents the...

Tue, 05/14/2013 —  Are high school age students who show aggression toward their peers more likely to consume alcohol, tobacco and marijuana? A new study of Latino adolescents in Kansas City, Mo., confirms this idea. But the linkage to substance use is strongest...

Tue, 05/14/2013 — The Changing for Excellence initiative to increase use of multifunction printers at the University of Kansas has been named a 2013 InfoWorld Green 15 Award Winner. International Data Group’s InfoWorld, an international technology publication,...

Tue, 05/14/2013 — University of Kansas alumna Kathleen Hall, of Lecompton, has made a leadership gift to establish a geology professorship at the University of Kansas. Gene Rankey, associate professor of geology, will be the inaugural recipient of the Hubert H....

Mon, 05/13/2013 — Gene Hotchkiss, senior associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, was honored May 4 with a mentoring award from the Kansas Independent Pharmacy Service Corporation (KPSC). The award, established in honor of Hotchkiss, is...

Mon, 05/13/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected John Kennedy, associate professor of political science, as the latest recipient of the Gene A. Budig Teaching Professorship Award.  Kennedy, who is also director of the Center for Global and International Studies, will hold the title of Budig Teaching Professor for the 2013-2014 academic year and will receive a $5,000 award. The award honors an outstanding faculty member in the social or behavioral sciences who has made a profound contribution to teaching. Each department in the social and behavioral sciences may nominate one faculty member for the award. Kennedy is known for

Mon, 05/13/2013 —  In these days of increased emphasis on educational outcomes such as reading and math, improvement is easy to measure. But for teachers who work with students with disabilities who are about to transition to adult life, it’s harder to gauge...

Mon, 05/13/2013 —  The University of Kansas Political Science Department honored its top students at their Recognition Ceremony, with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha on April 23 at the Adams Alumni Center. Thirty-six students were inducted into the Gamma...

Fri, 05/10/2013 — A gift from Sandra W. Gautt, University of Kansas faculty member in the Department of Special Education, will establish the Gautt Teaching Scholar Fund. The endowed fund will support KU’s director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. Gautt...

Fri, 05/10/2013 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability recognized individuals and organizations with the 2013 Sustainability Leadership Awards last month as part of Earth Day festivities. The awards recognize outstanding leadership and creativity in...

Fri, 05/10/2013 — Using high-quality evaluation programs to improve the performance of K-12 students, adults and public agencies is the focus of a restructured University of Kansas research group with a long track record of success. Its new name reflects its...

Thu, 05/09/2013 — Seven University of Kansas students have been awarded national scholarships that will fund overseas study this summer. Four students received a Critical Language Scholarship, a U.S. Department of State program.  Three students received a...

Thu, 05/09/2013 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas will offer 32 courses and eight special events this summer in 14 cities across Kansas and greater Kansas City.   Established in 2004, the Osher Institute develops programs...

Thu, 05/09/2013 — The KU Chapter of Sigma Xi, international, multidisciplinary research society, has awarded their undergraduate research awards to six KU undergraduates.  Students competed for the awards at the Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 27.  The...

Thu, 05/09/2013 —  As a teacher, Tracy McElhattan was known among her colleagues for her work with early childhood students who exhibited challenging behaviors. Now as a University of Kansas doctoral student she is researching methods and resources to help...

Thu, 05/09/2013 — The University of Kansas awarded employees of all categories who have reached landmark years of service at the annual employee recognition ceremony on Thursday, May 2, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. “Our dedicated employees have been part of...

Wed, 05/08/2013 — TRiO Supportive Educational Services will celebrate 40 years at the University of Kansas during its Recognition and Anniversary Reception from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Kansas Union. Established at KU in 1973, TRiO Supportive...

Wed, 05/08/2013 — Campus Compact has named 181 student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country as 2013 Newman Civic Fellows. Honorees include a Nicki Rose, a senior at the...

Wed, 05/08/2013 — The faculty and staff in Nunemaker Center have won the second annual Lights Out! competition at the University of Kansas. The six-week competition, which began in March, challenged the occupants to engage in energy-conserving behaviors. The...


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