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Tue, 09/18/2012 — Media Crossroads, an interactive multimedia center and joint project with the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Kansas Union, opened Saturday. The University of Kansas football game against Texas Christian...

Tue, 09/18/2012 — A visiting scholar from Princeton University will deliver two public lectures this week that address topics at the intersection of his research in religion and African-American studies. The events are sponsored by the University of Kansas and...

Mon, 09/17/2012 — The University of Kansas is one of only seven public research/doctoral universities nationwide to receive a 2012 Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), recognizing exceptional development...

Mon, 09/17/2012 — More Information Osher Lifelong Learning Institute WHAT: The University of Kansas and Washburn University will sign an agreement to offer courses in Topeka through KU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. WHEN: 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 WHERE: Lobby of the Living Learning Center Building on the Washburn campus WHO: KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, Washburn University President Jerry

Fri, 09/14/2012 — A new study finds that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to be obese than city dwellers. Published in the National Rural Health Association's Fall 2012 Journal of Rural Health, the study indicates that residential location may play...

Fri, 09/14/2012 — Aerospace engineering students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering continue a long tradition of Jayhawk success in international design competitions. In late August, students with ties to KU swept the 2012 Individual Aircraft...

Fri, 09/14/2012 — Henry Smith-Miller, principal of Smith-Miller+Hawkinson Architects, will speak at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium on the University of Kansas campus. The work of the New York City-based firm draws its inspiration...

Fri, 09/14/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Business has been alerted to a potential money scam. An Ottawa resident has informed School of Business administration that young people are soliciting cash donations claiming to be KU business students. These...

Thu, 09/13/2012 — Vladimir Vapnik, a pioneer in machine learning (ML), will speak at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 13, in Nichols Hall as part of the new Bold Aspirations Visitor and Lecture series. The event is free and open to the public. Vapnik, a member of the U.S....

Thu, 09/13/2012 — When the Affordable Care Act was passed, one of the very first provisions to take effect was the establishment of a pool to cover individuals who had been denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions. A University of Kansas researcher has...

Thu, 09/13/2012 — The Robert J. Dole Institute Archive and Special Collections at the University of Kansas has created online samples of primary source documents from the Dole Collection. The guides are available on the Dole Archive website at...

Wed, 09/12/2012 — More Information Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center YODER – Kansas Bureau of Investigation Director Kirk Thompson congratulated 36 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on Aug. 24. The new officers were members of the 219th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson

Wed, 09/12/2012 — More Information Bold Aspirations LAWRENCE – Leaders at the University of Kansas remain focused on making changes that will enable more students to be successful, even as the university saw a slight drop in its U.S. News & World Report ranking released today. In the "Best Colleges 2013" rankings, KU's score changed by one point from last year, causing its ranking to go from tied for 46th

Wed, 09/12/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering saw significant gains in the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report's rankings of best undergraduate engineering programs. KU's engineering program ascended to 36th among public institutions...

Wed, 09/12/2012 — "Nature's Historians," a conference focusing on the work of former students of Donald Worster, Hall Distinguished Professor of American History Emeritus at the University of Kansas, will take place Sept. 22 in the Hall Center for the Humanities...

Wed, 09/12/2012 — More Information College of Liberal Arts and Sciences LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas will host a reception to welcome 31 new faculty members Friday, Sept. 14. All faculty and staff at KU are welcome to attend. The reception will take place at 3:30 p.m. at the Malott Room in the Kansas Union. For more information, contact Jessica Beeson by

Tue, 09/11/2012 — For the fifth year in a row, private gifts for the University of Kansas reached an all-time high of $156.5 million in fiscal year 2012, which ended June 30. The number of donors who made contributions also set a new record—46,257. The total...

Tue, 09/11/2012 — Beginning in January 2013, a team of students and faculty from the KU Center for Design Research will collaborate with Ford Motor Company on new designs that might someday end up in Ford vehicles. Under the direction of Greg Thomas, professor...

Tue, 09/11/2012 — A student at the University of Kansas School of Engineering has taken the first steps that could unlock new ...

Mon, 09/10/2012 — More Information The Ralph N. Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry LAWRENCE – A new $11 million, five-year grant will enable University of Kansas researchers on the Lawrence campus to better understand the molecular basis of diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Huntington's. Funding from the National Institutes of Health will


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