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Thu, 04/18/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design, and Planning’s Department of Design was named Best School at the Ninth National Student Show, which was Saturday, April 13. It is the second year in a row the department has won the...

Thu, 04/18/2013 — The University of Kansas held a ceremony to recognize students and award the Student Employee of the Year for the 2012-13 academic year. The ceremony took place on Wednesday, April 10 at 3 p.m. in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — The University of Kansas has invited a prominent environmental researcher and author to make a presentation as part of 2013 Earth Day activities on campus. David Orr will present “Finding the Political Will to Reverse Climate Change” at 7:30...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — Students at the University of Kansas will benefit from a new center to be built on Naismith Drive, thanks to a leadership gift from KU alumni Paul and Katherine DeBruce, of Mission Hills. The three-story center will provide much-needed dining...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and other officials issued the following statements regarding the death of former employee Kelly Stratton:   Gray-Little: “On behalf of the University of Kansas, I offer sincere condolences to the family, friends and co-workers of Kelly Stratton. KU has lost a committed employee and Jayhawk fan.”   Jay Phillips, director, Facilities Services: “Kelly Stratton was a dedicated, well-liked and respected employee in Facilities Services. The thoughts and prayers of his co-workers remain with the Stratton family through this most difficult time. Kelly will be greatly missed.”   Diana Robertson, director

Wed, 04/17/2013 — We all know we should save some money for a rainy day. Of course, that’s easier said than done when you really, really want that new iPhone. Or that new designer jacket. Or both. But a University of Kansas researcher has a suggestion for...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — Thirteen students and alumni from the University of Kansas have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2013-14. These current and former Jayhawks will build upon their experiences doing undergraduate research at KU to...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — “Humanities, Publics, and the State,” the 2013 annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, will take place April 25-27at the University of Kansas. The Hall Center for the Humanities will host this prestigious...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – President Barack Obama has canceled his April 19 event at the University of Kansas, in light of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon on Monday, the White House announced Monday.   “Our hearts and prayers are with the victims of this horrible tragedy. While we are disappointed that President Obama will not be on campus, a catastrophe of this type clearly takes precedence,” said KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “It was an honor to have been chosen to host the president, and we hope to do so another time.”

Wed, 04/17/2013 — When Jodi Gentry first heard about Engineers Without Borders, a light bulb went off. It was early in 2007 at a luncheon in Kansas City to celebrate National Engineers Week that featured a presentation from the Kansas City Engineers Without...

Tue, 04/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – Four University of Kansas faculty members have been named winners of the University Scholarly Achievement Award, which recognizes mid-career scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields. The annual awards are presented in four fields: arts and humanities; clinical science; science, technology and mathematics; and social science and professional programs. This year’s winners: Sally Cornelison, associate professor, Department of Art History (arts and humanities) Don Haider-Markel, professor, Department of Political Science (social science and professional programs) Mikhail Medvedev, professor, Department of Physics

Tue, 04/16/2013 — Former Congressman Bob Inglis, executive director of the Energy & Enterprise Initiative (E&EI), will discuss climate change, environmental policy and energy at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas for the event...

Tue, 04/16/2013 — The University of Kansas’ Work Group for Community Health and Development has been redesignated as an official World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health and Development for another four years. Stephen Fawcett, Kansas...

Tue, 04/16/2013 — Federally funded research at the University of Kansas increased in 2011 to a record $162.7 million. That figure ranked KU 39th among national public research universities, according to an annual survey produced by the National Science Foundation.

Tue, 04/16/2013 — The University of Kansas will host a panel discussion and question-and-answer session on immigration issues as part of the national Campus Day of Action for Immigration Reform.  The Office of Diversity & Equity and the Office of...

Mon, 04/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute and advocate for sustainable agriculture, will be the featured speaker at the University of Kansas’ 141st Commencement, which will be May 19. Jackson is one of three 2013 recipients of KU honorary degrees, along with dancer and choreographer Karole Armitage and artist and educator Wendell Castle. “Wes is an excellent role model for our graduates. After earning a master’s degree from KU, he has gone on to become a leader in the drive to ensure we fulfill our role as stewards of the earth. His experience should inspire all of our graduates to use their talents for the public good,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-

Mon, 04/15/2013 — Roger Davis and Chris Lynch are recipients of the University of Kansas School of Business 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. Davis and Lynch join an elite group of business alumni who have been recognized for their dedication to business excellence,

Mon, 04/15/2013 — Research relating to cancer, genetics, medicinal plants and social relationships will be among student research presented at the 13th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Thirty students...

Mon, 04/15/2013 — "La Boheme," composed by Giacomo Puccini with a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, will be staged in a joint production between the University of Kansas’ University Theatre and the School of Music, and features the KU Symphony...

Sun, 04/14/2013 — A team of five students that included KU Department of Architecture student Lauren Leigh Brown has won the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Brown is a fifth-year student in architecture from Hermitage, Mo.


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