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Tue, 04/30/2013 — It was a KPR membership drive of firsts — first drive to take a day off for breaking news coverage, first drive to come back on a second Monday and first drive to raise more than $300,000. After 10 days of on-air fundraising, Kansas Public...

Tue, 04/30/2013 — Dot Nary has received the Ann Eversole Advisor of the Year Award at the University of Kansas from the Student Involvement Leadership Center. The award recognizes her service as adviser to AbleHawks and Allies, a student group that raises...

Tue, 04/30/2013 — The University of Kansas has announced its employees of the month for March 2013. They are as follows:University Unclassified Staff EmployeeWho: Jeff SeverinStart date: March 2004Current title: Director, KU Center for SustainabilityWhat that...

Mon, 04/29/2013 — Three men with extremely successful but vastly different career paths will be recognized next month by the institution that helped set the foundation for their achievements. Harold Finch, Tom Jones and Jim Remsberg will receive the University of...

Mon, 04/29/2013 — The Center for Education Testing and Evaluation (CETE) at the University of Kansas will host the first Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Explore and Learn Conference on July 24-25. While the primary audiences of the conference are commercial entities...

Mon, 04/29/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Historic District is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the National Park Service has announced.   The district comprises the heart of the Lawrence Campus and was added to the Register of Historic Kansas Places in February.   The only campus historic district in Kansas, it covers the period of 1863-1951. The district includes buildings such as Watson Library, landmarks such as the World War II Memorial Campanile and landscapes such as The Hill, which graduates walk down during Commencement.   “This national designation reflects the historic importance of Mount Oread as a center for teaching and

Fri, 04/26/2013 —  For years, most biologists have taught that more numerous and varied species inhabit regions around the Earth’s equator than any other latitude — and, that from this zenith, biodiversity plummets steadily all the way to the North and South...

Fri, 04/26/2013 — More than 100 third- through 12th-grade students from schools in Hays, Kansas City, Lawrence, Leawood, Manhattan, Olathe, Overland Park, Topeka and Wichita tackled problem solving and critical thinking at the Mathematics Competition April 6 at...

Fri, 04/26/2013 — LAWRENCE – Lisa Stehno-Bittel, professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science in the University of Kansas School of Health Professions, is the 2013 recipient of KU’s Jim Baxendale Commercialization Award, to be presented Tuesday, April 30, in conjunction with the KU Center for Technology Commercialization Innovation Fair, which will be 4 p.m.-6 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Named after KU’s former technology transfer director, the award recognizes a KU faculty member who excels in translational research and research commercialization, i.e., translating academic discoveries into commercially viable products that benefit

Thu, 04/25/2013 — More than 40 outstanding graduate students at the University of Kansas were recognized at the annual Graduate Student Awards Ceremony, Tuesday, April 23, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Awards were presented by Vice Chancellor Steve Warren and...

Thu, 04/25/2013 — Want to seem funnier on Facebook? Be more personal, less political. That’s one lesson learned from new research by two KU communications scholars who analyzed how Facebook users express and judge each other’s capacity for humor on the...

Thu, 04/25/2013 — More than 90 undergraduates at the University of Kansas will present research at the 16th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Kansas Union. “The symposium is for all KU students interested in...

Thu, 04/25/2013 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have selected six schools from across the country to serve as models of inclusive education for KU’s five-year, $24.5 million K-eighth grade national education initiative called SWIFT (School-wide...

Wed, 04/24/2013 — Visual art students competing for scholarships will exhibit their works in a show starting Sunday, April 28, at the University of Kansas. The Department of Visual Art Student Scholarship Exhibition and Open Studios will feature art by more than...

Wed, 04/24/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering Formula racecar team is putting the finishing touches on two vehicles and setting lofty goals for this year’s international competitions. Members of Jayhawk Motorsports hope to duplicate the...

Wed, 04/24/2013 —  A new approach to recognizing and helping individuals experiencing mental health distress is steadily gaining in use and popularity worldwide. A University of Kansas researcher is leading efforts to determine the effectiveness of the program,...

Tue, 04/23/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of its architecture program this weekend. A St. Louis architect, Montrose McArdle, originally suggested to Chancellor...

Tue, 04/23/2013 — Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center is now accepting submissions for Leave Your Mark, a mural design contest. Designs must incorporate a Jayhawk and this quote: “Remember your nest; return to it often. And never forget this unique bird...

Mon, 04/22/2013 — The University of Kansas Department of Religious Studies has invited one of the foremost scholars on Pentecostal Christianity and charismatic Christian movements in Africa to speak at its annual awards reception and lecture next week. Paul...

Mon, 04/22/2013 — A $2.7 million gift from the Hall Family Foundation will provide lasting support for the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. The gift includes $500,000 to establish a distinguished professorship in the collaborative...


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