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Thu, 06/13/2013 — The first of four candidates for vice provost for diversity and equity will visit the University of Kansas and host a public forum Monday, June 17.Sheying Chen, professor of public policy and administration and former associate provost for...

Thu, 06/13/2013 — Nine outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2013-2014. They are as follows: Joyce Bohling, senior in English, Lawrence Tasha Cerny, senior in English literature and creative...

Thu, 06/13/2013 — The Commons, a partnership at the University of Kansas that encourages cross-disciplinary research and learning, has awarded $25,000 in the Spring 2013 round of its Interdisciplinary Seed Grant. Led by Brent Metz, anthropology, and Jodi Gentry,...

Wed, 06/12/2013 —  Once, during a night time trek through a remote patch of Philippine rainforest to record frogs and collect their eggs for his doctoral dissertation, University of Kansas researcher Rafe Brown found himself alone, far ahead of his colleagues on...

Tue, 06/11/2013 — Ten University of Kansas faculty members have been named senior administrative fellows for 2013-2014.   Fellows are selected annually from nominations and applications submitted during the spring semester from across campus. Fellows learn...

Mon, 06/10/2013 — LAWRENCE – The largest business incubator network in the Midwest is about to get larger. The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas will host a groundbreaking for an expansion of its Main Facility at 10 a.m. Friday, June 14. Gov. Sam Brownback will speak at the event, along with KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, Lawrence Mayor Mike Dever and Doug Cleverly, CEO of Argenta, a global animal health leader that operates a laboratory in the BTBC Main Facility. LaVerne Epp, executive chairman of the BTBC, will emcee the program. The existing 21,400-square-foot BTBC facility, located at 2029 Becker Drive on KU’s west campus, reached

Mon, 06/10/2013 — July will mark 150 years since the Battle of Gettysburg, and the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will honor the event with a full day of programming on Thursday, June 20.  The afternoon will be a...

Mon, 06/10/2013 —  The media landscape has changed drastically in recent years, but despite increased hiring and revenue, those changes often result in increased and premature burnout among those working in the field. Scott Reinardy, associate professor of...

Fri, 06/07/2013 —  As the recent "Gangnam Style" craze illustrated, South Korean media can be hugely influential, not just among American music fans, but throughout the world. A University of Kansas journalism professor and master’s student have published a...

Thu, 06/06/2013 — This summer, 33 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards to support their research projects. “In many disciplines, summer has traditionally been a great time for students to spend time working on a research...

Thu, 06/06/2013 — LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 91 new members. Robert Rowland, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and professor of communications, presided at the May 19 ceremony. Sara Thomas Rosen, senior vice provost for academic affairs, welcomed and congratulated the new initiates as they received their Phi Beta Kappa certificates. Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett, professor of psychology and director of the University Honors Program, was inducted as an honorary member of the chapter. She gave an address titled “Why the Liberal Arts?” Joshua Dean, senior in economics, mathematics and political science,

Thu, 06/06/2013 — The same week the Kansas Legislature passed $13.5 million in cuts to the University of Kansas budget over the next two years, KU has proposed changes to tuition and fees that balance affordability with the need to maintain the excellence Kansans...

Thu, 06/06/2013 — The University of Kansas has bestowed Employee of the Month honors for April 2013. They are as follows: University Unclassified Staff Employee of the Month Who: David Wanner Start date: 1996 Current title: Scene shop manager, University...

Wed, 06/05/2013 — New students will start their experience at the University of Kansas when orientation begins Monday, June 10. Incoming freshmen, transfer students, and parents and guests will participate in 21 sessions between now and the start of the 2013-14...

Wed, 06/05/2013 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recently presented awards to graduate students for accomplishments in research and academics. This year’s recipients represent a broad span of fields in the College: psychology, theatre, physics and...

Wed, 06/05/2013 — Many cancers in modern humans are caused by exposure to toxins, pollution, radiation and unhealthy diets over a long period of time. Thus, it’s remarkably rare to find evidence of cancer in prehistoric populations in the human evolutionary...

Wed, 06/05/2013 — A man with nearly 40 years of research and teaching experience at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will soon assume a new role. Dave Darwin, Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of civil, environmental and architectural...

Tue, 06/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – Thirty-five new graduates of the University of Kansas were honored as newly commissioned officers in the armed forces during ceremonies May 20. An additional two graduates of other universities were honored as well. Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor, and Sara Rosen, senior vice provost for academic affairs, welcomed the cadets, midshipmen and their families, friends and guests.  Navy Rear Admiral Phil Davidson delivered the keynote speech and administered the oath of office for the new officers.  Commanding officers presenting the commissions were Lt. Col. Storm Reynolds, professor of military science; Lt. Col. Montague Samuel, professor of aerospace

Tue, 06/04/2013 — Anyone with vinyl records, CDs, gently used audio equipment or musical instruments gathering dust in their homes is encouraged to consider donating them to the University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a local nonprofit that serves the blind,...

Mon, 06/03/2013 — The public is invited to tour the new Hill Engineering Research and Development Center, located on the University of Kansas west campus. The building will be open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The advanced research facility is...


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