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Fri, 02/28/2014 — An interdisciplinary team of students from the University of Kansas schools of Business and Engineering is working to revolutionize the wind turbine as they prepare for a prestigious national competition this spring. KU is one of 10 colleges in...

Fri, 02/28/2014 — OVERLAND PARK – While the “Monuments Men” took the first crucial steps in recovering cultural treasures stolen by the Nazis, the fight to return artworks to the victims and their families goes on nearly 70 years after the end of World War II.  Raymond Dowd, a partner in the New York firm of Dunnington Bartholow & Miller LLP, will speak next week at the University of Kansas about ongoing efforts led by him and others to secure the return of these masterworks, including his arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court. “Murder, Mystery and Masterpieces: The Legal Implications of World War II Stolen Art” will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at

Fri, 02/28/2014 — LAWRENCE – An innovative University of Kansas performance that intertwines contemporary dance with video art is headed to New York City in March. The piece, titled “human, next” is a collaboration between choreographer James Moreno, an assistant dance professor, and visual artist Benjamin Rosenthal, an assistant professor of expanded media. Covering new ground in the way that dance and digital media intersects, “human, next” examines a subject that isn’t often conveyed through dance: what it means to be human in a digital world. “Dance is often described as the most human of performing arts because the body is the medium,” Moreno said. “So it makes things

Fri, 02/28/2014 — CONTACT: Mark Kind, 913-406-7113, acskulaw@gmail.com, American Constitution Society Chapter President, University of Kansas School of Law Chapter WHO: Radley Balko, author of “Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces” and Addie Harte, attorney, former CIA employee, and victim of SWAT-style home raid by militarized police force on false suspicions of marijuana production WHAT: Eye-opening discussion of the increasing militarization of U.S. police forces at the local, state and national levels, and the erosion of rights in the 3rd and 4th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. WHERE: University of Kansas School of Law, 104 Green Hall,

Fri, 02/28/2014 — In an effort to bring books and art from walled-in institutions to sidewalks, the University of Kansas is working with the local community to build a community network of libraries that are about the size of birdhouses. Tapping into two...

Fri, 02/28/2014 — A groundwater data specialist at the Kansas Geological Survey received the first annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. The KGS is based at the University of Kansas. Brownie Wilson, KGS water data manager, was presented the...

Fri, 02/28/2014 — Earlier this month the National Association of Systems Contractors announced that Robert Coffeen, acoustics lecturer for the Department of Architecture, has won its annual Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award. “We’re honored to pay tribute...

Fri, 02/28/2014 — The arrival of spring training and a new baseball season always brings hope for fans, but in the last decade it has brought talk of steroids, suspensions and apologies from superstars for using banned substances. A University of Kansas professor...

Fri, 02/28/2014 — What: Jomella Watson-Thompson, University of Kansas assistant professor of applied behavioral science and associate director of the Work Group for Community Health and Development, is leading a daylong training, Lead Up: A Youth Leadership and College Prep Program, for youths grades 8 to 12 from the Kansas City metro along with their parents. When: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 Where: Kansas Union and Dole Institute for Human Development Highlight and photo opportunity: At 3 p.m. a panel of KU students will do a Q&A with workshop participants in 4014 Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Ave.  The agenda is available here.

Thu, 02/27/2014 — After earning his doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1989, William Picking left Lawrence to begin an outstanding career in research and academics. He returned to Lawrence in 1999 to serve 10 years on the faculty before becoming chair of...

Thu, 02/27/2014 — Poets can use more than just the pen. Maria Damon’s most recent tool of choice is weaving and needlepoint. Damon of the Pratt Institute of Art in New York will deliver this year’s Eberhardt Lecture, sponsored by the Department of English of...

Thu, 02/27/2014 — Barbara Timmermann, distinguished professor at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has been elected to serve as a council delegate for the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — “Driving While Black” is not a crime, but a University of Kansas research team has found that race plays a major role in determining whom officers pull over for investigatory vehicle stops. Police disproportionately stop black and minority...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — A team of researchers at the University of Kansas, including T. Chris Gamblin, associate professor of molecular biosciences, and Berl Oakley, Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology, has shown that some fungal natural...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — LAWRENCE – Leaders from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Kansas Historical Society headline a series of three presentations on obtaining careers in “applied humanities” at the Hall Center on Thursday afternoons in March. Offering practical advice on how graduate students in the humanities and social sciences can apply their intellectual interests and scholarly skill sets to pursue

Wed, 02/26/2014 — Experts and scholars from around the country will come to the University of Kansas next month to discuss Turkey and its potential to be a game changer in global politics. The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — What: Ground-breaking for two new freshman-focused residence halls on Daisy Hill. When: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Where: Lied Center Pavilion An informal reception will follow the ground-breaking. Guest speakers: Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor; Tammara Durham, vice provost for Student Affairs; Diana Robertson, director, KU Student Housing; Taylor Hanna, president, Association of University Residence Halls. The construction plan When complete, this $47.8 million project will combine with existing renovated residence halls to form the signature look of a residential quadrangle on Daisy Hill. The two new residence halls will be five

Wed, 02/26/2014 — Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and modern Indian studies at the University of Iowa, will give a lecture for the Department of Religious Studies. His talk, "The Clue in the Lake: Tulsidas and the Sufis of Avadh," will take place at 3 p.m....

Tue, 02/25/2014 — In his play “Soul Gone Home,” published in 1937, Langston Hughes includes a powerful scene where a man who died at a young age rises up out of his casket and begins to criticize his mother for the lack of care she gave him. She tries to...

Tue, 02/25/2014 — K. Christopher Beard, the Mary R. Dawson Chair of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and a world-renowned paleontologist, is joining the University of Kansas as its latest Foundation Distinguished Professor. Beard...


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