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Wed, 10/17/2012 — LAWRENCE - With the presidential election just a few weeks away, the University of Kansas Libraries will celebrate the opening of "The American Election: A focus on scholarship and scholarly collection," a new exhibition featuring KU collections and research about U.S. politics, politicians, elections and campaigns. An opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the third floor west of Watson Library, and an online component can be found at www.lib.ku.edu/electionexhibit. The exhibition, which highlights research from KU faculty and students as well as neighboring cultural heritage institutions, illustrates the essential role

Wed, 10/17/2012 — Less than nine months after serving as an adviser for the American Law Institute's Election Law Project, University of Kansas School of Law professor Stephen McAllister has been invited to advise on another project of the prestigious institute.

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Tue, 10/16/2012 — LAWRENCE – Kij Johnson, assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, recently won a Hugo Award, considered the most prestigious U.S. honor for science fiction writers. Johnson earned the majority vote among six nominees in the Best Novella category. Her work "The Man Who Bridged the Mist" also won the Nebula Award earlier this year. "For us, it (the Hugo) is the one with the most prestige. The Nebula and the World Fantasy are very, very close though. Those three are kind of like the 'hat trick' in the United States," said Johnson. She was pleased with the story, but she said winning the Hugo Award was unexpected. "The Hugo is a popular vote by

Tue, 10/16/2012 — Sasha Issenberg, Slate journalist and author, will be at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas discussing his latest book, "The Victory Lab: The Secret Science to Winning Campaigns" in a Dole Forum event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,


Mon, 10/15/2012 — More Information Midwest Cancer Alliance KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A University of Kansas start-up company has announced a partnership with the Midwest Cancer Alliance. Cancer Survivorship Training Inc., a KU start-up company that provides e-learning tools for healthcare professionals, will provide online education and training to the Midwest Cancer Alliance, a network of 18 hospitals, physicians groups and cancer support and


Fri, 10/12/2012 — Emily Scott, associate professor at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy's Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has earned the North American New Investigator Award from the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics. The ISSX...

Thu, 10/11/2012 — Ordinarily, it takes years before the work of scientists and engineers make an impact on the lives of everyday people in their community. But for some students of engineering at the University of Kansas, the satisfaction of helping others is...

Thu, 10/11/2012 — Sergei Shandarin More Information Office of Research and Graduate Studies LAWRENCE – Everyone looks up at the night sky and asks big questions. What is the structure of the universe, and is there more than one? What natural laws keep the cosmos in order? Where does it all begin, and does it have an end? One of the scientists seeking answers to these seemingly

Thu, 10/11/2012 — Robin Rowland, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, will present "From Hope to Audacity: The Evolution of President Barack Obama's Rhetoric and the 2012 Presidential Election." The event will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the...

Thu, 10/11/2012 — On a clear night in rural Kansas, the visible stars stretch across the horizon, but they are just a fraction of the stars and other astral components that comprise our ever-expanding universe. The accelerating pace of this expansion and its...

Thu, 10/11/2012 — Steve Koonin More Information School of Business LAWRENCE ― Steve Koonin, the mastermind of several successful cable television networks, will present "Creativity: Why Great Ideas Matter More than Ever" at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Lied Center of Kansas. The event is free and open to the public. Koonin's talk is part of a series of presentations he will give on

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Wed, 10/10/2012 — The American media landscape is rapidly changing but still has a strong presence in high schools across the nation, according to research from the University of Kansas. However, the schools that don't have their own media are largely poor and...

Wed, 10/10/2012 — More Information Facilities Services LAWRENCE – Jay Phillips, a resident of Lawrence, has been named director of Facilities Services at the University of Kansas. Phillips will serve as the first director of the new organization, which was created in July as part of the ongoing Changing for Excellence initiative. He will oversee approximately 420 employees and will be responsible for the

Wed, 10/10/2012 — More Information KU News LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Anna Neill, chair of the Department of English, issued the following statements regarding the death of student Kristine Andersen. Gray-Little: "On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer deep condolences to the family and loved ones of Kristine Andersen. Our hearts and prayers

Tue, 10/09/2012 —  The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has announced it will offer its Advanced Standing Master of Social Work program, titled Western Kansas MSW Program, in western Kansas starting in summer 2013. The program is made possible...

Tue, 10/09/2012 — The KU Natural History Museum encourages both the Jayhawk faithful headed to Memorial Stadium and families looking for kid-friendly activities to come to the museum for fossil activities from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. The free event...

Mon, 10/08/2012 — Julia Shaftel More Information The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation LAWRENCE – The power of technology continues to alter the landscape of K-12 student testing, but without careful planning some students might have less access to its benefits than others. A new, two-year, $1.75 million federal grant awarded to the Center for Educational Testing and


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