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Wed, 03/26/2014 — An area nonprofit organization that provides health care for about 10,000 underserved people in the Lawrence area is the beneficiary of an annual pancake-feed fundraiser at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Flapjacks for...

Wed, 03/26/2014 — The University Press of Kansas invites the public to consider the process that goes into crafting the look of a book with the Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. Described by one designer as an “arcane...

Wed, 03/26/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host MBA students from nine conference universities for the eighth-annual Big 12 Case Competition this weekend at the Kansas Union. The annual competition challenges MBA students with a...

Wed, 03/26/2014 — Spirituality, faith and religion can be challenging to incorporate in helping people with mental health recovery. A University of Kansas professor and his team have developed a brochure and website to help mental health providers around the...

Wed, 03/26/2014 — A $500,000 gift from the Hall Family Foundation will endow the directorship of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. This permanently endowed fund will provide support for salary, travel and advancement of the...

Wed, 03/26/2014 — University of Kansas students are invited to share their entrepreneurial ideas and translational research – and compete for $4,500 in prize money – at the second annual Innovation Fair at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Kansas Union Ballroom.

Tue, 03/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – "The Sublime and Beautiful," a feature film shot in and around the University of Kansas and drawing from the talents of the university’s students and alumni, will screen at a series of film festivals throughout the country this spring. A window into the raw emotions of grief, the independent film premiered January at Slamdance, held in Park City, Utah. Written and directed by Blake Robbins, the film follows the path of grief for university professor David Conrad (played by Robbins) and his wife, Kelly, after their three children die in a drunken-driving accident in a small Midwestern town. Laura Kirk, a KU lecturer and alumna, portrays the grieving

Tue, 03/25/2014 — The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications invites the public to view "The Conflict Zone," a traveling photography exhibit featuring images from frontlines of Iraq and Afghanistan. The exhibit, which depicts the reality...

Tue, 03/25/2014 — Ryan Limbocker, University of Kansas junior from Overland Park, has been awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The awards are the nation’s premier undergraduate award to honor academically gifted students in science, technology,

Tue, 03/25/2014 — "Good Morning KU," the university’s daily information and entertainment television program, will celebrate its 100th episode Wednesday, March 26. The live show airs on KUJH-TV Mondays through Fridays when classes are in session. It is produced...

Tue, 03/25/2014 — Two University of Kansas School of Engineering students are headed to Europe later this month for the finals of an international competition sponsored by Henkel AG & Co. Jeff Hoffman, Overland Park, and Emily Thompson, Sandpoint, Idaho,...

Tue, 03/25/2014 — The success of Oscar-winning film “12 Years a Slave” has brought wide attention to the pre-Civil War memoir of Solomon Northup, a freeborn man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., and sold into slavery for 12 years in Louisiana. The 13th...

Tue, 03/25/2014 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected an experienced administrator with multidisciplinary perspective to serve as the next associate dean for the School of the Arts at the University of Kansas. Henry Bial will bring more than a decade of leadership experience when he takes on the post July 1. Bial is jointly appointed as an associate professor in the departments of American Studies and Theatre. Bial’s involvement across disciplines played a crucial role in his selection as associate dean. “Henry Bial’s multidisciplinary background is an ideal match for the School of the Arts. As part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the

Mon, 03/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – One outcome of research at the University of Kansas is the potential for discoveries that become products. Over the years, KU researchers have produced numerous inventions – including pharmaceuticals and software – that benefit people while having an economic effect. The latest example is Galileo, a medical device designed and manufactured by a Kansas company, Epic Medical Concepts & Innovations Inc. (EMCI), for use with fMRI machines and other diagnostic imaging tools. Using air pulses at near-hypersonic speeds, instead of electrical signals, it evokes a response in the brain when attached to the face or hands. This allows for precise analysis of

Mon, 03/24/2014 — A University of Kansas professor has found that children of prisoners and the social service organizations that provide services to them don’t necessarily agree on what needs are most important. She hopes to help improve services for youths...

Mon, 03/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – An Israeli former senior official on Arab affairs will discuss current and future implications of turbulence in the Middle East during the 2014 Diplomat’s Forum lecture this week at the University of Kansas School of Law. Avi Melamed, the Rosenzwog Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs for the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, D.C., will deliver a talk on “The Middle East: Winds of Change and Quicksand – The Arab Awakening, Israel and the Region” at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the Stinson Leonard Street LLP Lecture Hall, 104 Green Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow the event.     “Decades of unrest

Fri, 03/21/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will be interviewed by Deanell Reece Tacha, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean of the School of Law at Pepperdine University, at the 2014 Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture. The evening is...

Fri, 03/21/2014 — The search committee for the position of vice provost for diversity and equity at the University of Kansas has named four finalists for the post. Over the next two weeks, each candidate will give a public presentation and take questions from KU...

Thu, 03/20/2014 — The University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience has announced 17 new orientation assistants and two orientation coordinators for the 2014-2015 year. Orientation assistants are students whose job is to make the transition to KU a...

Thu, 03/20/2014 — University of Kansas alumnus Jerry Jennett and his wife, Kay, of Valdosta, Ga., have made a $1 million gift to establish the Jerry and Kay Jennett Finance Scholars Program in the School of Business. The gift will provide scholarship support for...


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