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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...

Mon, 04/22/2013 — Dwight D. Eisenhower, a personal hero of Bob Dole, will be the subject of the annual Dole Lecture, titled “Ike’s Legacy.” Brig. Gen. Carl Reddel (Ret.), executive director of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission, will discuss the...

Mon, 04/22/2013 —  Hyunjin Seo, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is available to speak about social media, new media, crowd sourcing and how they played a role in the coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent search...

Mon, 04/22/2013 — Janelle Ruisinger, clinical associate professor and community pharmacy residency director at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, has received the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management  Distinguished Achievement Award in...

Mon, 04/22/2013 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will visit the University of Kansas on Tuesday, April 23, as part of his tour of Kansas universities, community colleges and technical schools to discuss his proposed budgets with state university and students leaders. Brownback will meet with KU officials from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bioscience and Technology Business Center, 2029 Becker Drive, on west campus. The governor will speak with the media at 4:30 p.m., also at the BTBC.  

Fri, 04/19/2013 — In 2010, the discoverers of graphene — a revolutionary material made of a carbon “monolayer” just one atom thick — snagged the Nobel Prize in physics. An extremely efficient conductor of heat and electricity, graphene could be...

Fri, 04/19/2013 — The final Red Hot Research session of the year, intended to bring together University of Kansas scholars from all disciplines, will begin at 4 p.m. today in the The Commons at Spooner Hall. The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha,

Fri, 04/19/2013 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 65 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 56 individuals at the University of Kansas Medical...

Fri, 04/19/2013 — YODER – Sam Cline, warden at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility, congratulated 53 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 22. The new officers were members of the 222nd basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Dec. 3, 2012, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from

Thu, 04/18/2013 —  School lunches offer a break in the day from tests and lessons, a chance to eat a slice of rectangular pizza in a compartmentalized tray or even a source of stress over who would sit with whom. Chances are morality isn’t the first thing that...

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 — 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...

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...


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