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Tue, 04/02/2013 — The University of Kansas’ Office of Graduate Military Programs has announced two students have received the University’s first-ever Wounded Warrior Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to assist injured veterans, and family members who...

Tue, 04/02/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will be well-represented at one of the nation’s most exclusive venture capital events. Two KU technologies will be featured at the annual University Research & Entrepreneurship Symposium, a showcase of the most promising university-based inventions for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, which will be Wednesday, April 3, in Cambridge, Mass. The symposium is designed to introduce a select group of cutting-edge university technologies to investors and entrepreneurs, with the goal of securing funding for new startup companies and converting university technologies into new products and cures. The URES is highly selective and

Mon, 04/01/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Music will share some of its talents with six Kansas high schools during the Choral Recruiting Tour April 1-3, 2013. The 23-member Chamber Choir and Paul Tucker, director of choral activities, will visit the...

Mon, 04/01/2013 — The Dole Institute of Politics and the University of Kansas Libraries will host a program on the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first African-American military aviators, featuring KU professor Kevin Willmott. Willmott will look at the...

Mon, 04/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – More than 200 elementary, junior high and high school students from area schools will visit the University of Kansas campus in April to participate in Mathematics Awareness Month activities. Each year, the Department of Mathematics at KU organizes competitions and workshops for the students in conjunction with the national Mathematics Awareness Month. This year’s national theme is Mathematics and Sustainability. Humanity continually faces the challenge of how to balance human needs against the world's resources while operating within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature. Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues and is used by

Mon, 04/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of the Arts is encouraging students’ involvement in the arts with a new certificate for arts engagement. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, arts engagement for students can lead to academic success, improved career opportunities and greater civic engagement. The certificate is available to any undergraduate student, regardless of major, who completes the requirements. The certificate promotes art involvement outside of the classroom to foster lifelong participation in the arts. In completing the requirements, students gain a greater insight into the opportunities of art culture at KU and beyond. “Arts

Fri, 03/29/2013 — University of Kansas students are invited to share their entrepreneurial ideas and translational research – and compete for $4,500 in prize money – at the 2013 KUCTC Innovation Fair on April 30 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Sponsored by the...

Fri, 03/29/2013 — The international area studies centers at the University of Kansas have announced the conference Global Water: Drought, Conservation and Security In The 21st Century, set for April 12-13 at The Commons in Spooner Hall. This event is free and...

Fri, 03/29/2013 — The Architectural Research Centers Consortium has announced that Kapila Silva, assistant professor of architecture, has received its 2013 New Researcher Award.The ARCC is an international association of research centers that supports the...

Fri, 03/29/2013 — Two University of Kansas juniors have been chosen as recipients of prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. The awards are the premier undergraduate recognition to honor academically gifted students in science, technology, engineering and...

Thu, 03/28/2013 — The University of Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology has been awarded funding for a Research Experiences for Undergraduates summer program through the National Science Foundation. The program, titled “Models in Evolution,...

Thu, 03/28/2013 — The first female mayor of Kansas City, Mo., will be among the keynote speakers at the University of Kansas Inspiring Women in Public Administration conference on April 17. Kay Barnes, Kansas City mayor from 1999 to 2007, will kick off the...

Thu, 03/28/2013 —  Go to any sports section or blog dedicated to college football and a few things will be constant: Discussion of recruits will abound, with frequent reference to their “star ratings”; people will argue over whether the ratings matter, and...

Thu, 03/28/2013 — On Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission approved an agreement with the University of Kansas to share fiber optic infrastructure in the city and on campus. The agreement provides the city and KU the ability to enhance and extend their respective...

Thu, 03/28/2013 — University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications students received 30 awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, nine students were named finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence...

Thu, 03/28/2013 — Anne Hedeman, the Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of Kansas, will present her inaugural lecture, “Imagining the Past: An Art Historian’s Journey,” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 1, at Alderson...

Wed, 03/27/2013 — "Intimate Apparel," by Lynn Nottage, will be staged by the University of Kansas’ University Theatre in April. Performances will be 7:30 p.m. April 3-5, 9, 10 and 11 and 2:30 p.m. April 7 in the Inge Theatre in Murphy Hall. As a part of its...

Wed, 03/27/2013 — Much research has demonstrated a link between individuals’ emotional and physical health. For example, depression and stress have been tied to self-reports of increased pain, fatigue and disease, whereas positive emotions have been tied to...

Wed, 03/27/2013 — Andrew Preston, senior lecturer in American history at Cambridge University, will speak at the Hall Center for the Humanities on “Religion in American War & Diplomacy: A History.” The talk is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Hall...

Wed, 03/27/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications and its Center for Excellence in Health Communication to Underserved Populations (CEHCUP) will host Dr. Kasisomayajula Viswanath for a three-day visit to KU, including CEHCUP...


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