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Thu, 08/22/2013 — Jayhawk Motorsports is gearing up to go global.  The Formula car team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will compete in Europe later this month, marking the first trip abroad in the team’s history. Jayhawk Motorsports is...

Thu, 08/22/2013 —  William Elliott III, associate professor of social welfare at the University of Kansas and nationally regarded expert on educational outcomes associated with different financial aid approaches, is available to speak with media about college...

Thu, 08/22/2013 — A group of University of Kansas students will hit the pavement Friday to educate their classmates on how to be good citizens of Lawrence. Approximately 100 volunteers — including KU students, city of Lawrence staff and other members of the...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — Science has a way of catching up with fantasy. While movies like “Jurassic Park” brought dinosaurs back to life, few imagined that the day might come when extinct creatures could be revived. But the possibility of such revival is not only...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control.  The IFAC Fellow award is given to persons who...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — Continuing long-standing KU tradition, the incoming class of 400 University Honors Students will walk up the Hill at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, as part of the University Honors Convocation and breakfast in the Kansas Union ballroom.   The Honors...

Wed, 08/21/2013 — As the song goes, it’s not easy being green. And without the proper lighting, it isn’t easy for plants living indoors to stay green, either. But recently the University of Kansas Department of Architecture’s Studio 804 teamed up...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University Of Kansas Department Of Molecular Biosciences welcomes Dr. Peter A. Jones to present “The Cancer Epigenome” at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. Jones will present the 30th John C. Davis Memorial Lecture. He has spent a career uncovering the basic mechanisms of DNA methylation and the role this process plays in cancer. His laboratory discovered how the compound, 5-azacytidine, can induce changes in gene expression and acts as a powerful DNA methylation inhibitor. Jones’ collaborative research has led to delineating molecular pathways in the development of

Tue, 08/20/2013 —  Two prestigious teaching awards and three grants for the development of teaching initiatives will be presented during the annual KU Teaching Summit, co-hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of the Provost and the University...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — Provost Jeff Vitter has announced the 2013-2014 class of Staff Fellows. The program is jointly sponsored by the Office of the Provost and Human Resources. Applications were submitted and reviewed in July. Fifteen new fellows have been named for...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — History books are filled with the gruesome and grandiose details of epic Civil War battles such as Gettysburg, Antietam and Chancellorsville. The combat that receives considerably less ink, however, was waged along the Kansas-Missouri border...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Professor of Journalism Emeritus Malcolm Gibson is available to speak about the launch of Al Jazeera America. The Qatar-based news organization bought Current TV and re-launched the network as its American affiliate today. Malcolm Gibson, longtime journalism professor and former adviser to KU’s student-run newspaper, the University Daily Kansan, has hosted employees of Al Jazeera as guests in his international journalism classes and has educated several students who have gone on to work in a variety of roles at the organization. Gibson has consulted with Al Jazeera management to establish an internship program for KU journalism

Tue, 08/20/2013 — University of Kansas faculty and staff are invited to attend a free KU Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event, A Taste of KU Dining. The event will be from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, in The Underground, Wescoe Hall. Activities are as...

Tue, 08/20/2013 — KPR’s trophy case is getting awfully crowded. Kansas Public Radio was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market Radio category Monday, Aug. 19. This was the third consecutive year KPR competed...

Mon, 08/19/2013 — University of Kansas geologists have synthesized the mineral dolomite at a low temperature without the aid of microorganisms — a feat that scientists have been trying to accomplish for almost a century. Announced in a paper published today in...

Mon, 08/19/2013 — A team of researchers led by University of Kansas scientists Nancy Brady and Kandace Fleming, collaborating with Connie Kasari of the UCLA Center for Autism Research and Training, has been funded to continue the development of the Communications...

Fri, 08/16/2013 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should anticipate heavy traffic around 15th and Iowa streets Friday, Aug. 23, for the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Traffic around Daisy Hill is expected to be...

Fri, 08/16/2013 —  Although Kansas law requires schools to have an anti-bullying policy, schools may struggle to translate this legal obligation into effective policies and practices to prevent and intervene with this pervasive problem. A team of University of...

Fri, 08/16/2013 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Director of Facilities Services Jay Phillips issued the following statements regarding the death of employee Tim Thomasson.   Gray-Little: “On behalf of the entire university community,

Thu, 08/15/2013 —  As modern electronic devices get ever smaller, the age of silicon transistors is going by the wayside. Tomorrow’s electronics — such as photovoltaic panels, transparent conductors, capacitors, transistors and photodetectors — are likely...


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