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Thu, 11/29/2012 — Until recently, the years 774 and 775 were best known for Charlemagne's victory over the Lombards. But earlier this year, a team of scientists in Japan discovered a baffling spike in carbon-14 deposits within the rings of cedar trees that...

Wed, 11/28/2012 — Since July 2011, the University of Kansas has completed 21 of the 49 recommendations outlined by KU's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) task force. The significant progress is detailed in the task force's first annual progress report to...

Wed, 11/28/2012 — Roughly 30 percent of the U.S. adult population reports having some symptoms of depression that regularly arise in the winter. Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, offers hope for sufferers of seasonal...

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Wed, 11/28/2012 — Lowriders prowl close to the ground. Their fenders and spoke chrome wheel rims glint. Their custom paint jobs are meant to impress, with metal-leaf lettering, elaborate pin striping and sometimes murals. But most importantly, these custom cars...

Wed, 11/28/2012 — Since July 2011, the University of Kansas has completed 21 of the 49 recommendations outlined by KU's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) task force. The significant progress is detailed in the task force's first annual progress report to...

Wed, 11/28/2012 — Roughly 30 percent of the U.S. adult population reports having some symptoms of depression that regularly arise in the winter. Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, offers hope for sufferers of seasonal...

Tue, 11/27/2012 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have developed a performance information system for youth residential psychiatric service centers throughout the state and have found the new method of keeping track of information can help inform practice...

Tue, 11/27/2012 — A candidate for dean of the School of Engineering will visit the University of Kansas on Thursday and participate in an open forum. Craig Benson, distinguished professor, director of sustainability research and education, and chair of...

Mon, 11/26/2012 — A new trailhead structure, built earlier this year at the KU Field Station by University of Kansas architecture students, has won two design awards from the American Institute of Architects. The structure, which emphasizes sustainable building...

Mon, 11/26/2012 — More Information School of Architecture, Design and Planning LAWRENCE – In many companies and universities, "industrial design" and "engineering" are treated as separate disciplines, with little or no overlap. But University of Kansas researcher Greg Thomas doesn't necessarily agree with that approach. And thanks to a new project with Garmin International, he'll get to explore the topic to

Mon, 11/26/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Get out the mistletoe and your dancing shoes. Kansas Public Radio is welcoming the holiday season with its fourth annual Big Band Christmas concert. The celebration of holiday tunes performed by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra will be 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Liberty Hall in Lawrence. Tickets are $20 per person, available at Ticketmaster or the

Tue, 11/20/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Music will present the 88th annual Holiday Vespers concerts and pre-Vespers organ and brass concerts next month. ...

Tue, 11/20/2012 — Accreditation is a standard method of quality assurance in higher education, but it doesn't reach every department on a given campus. A University of Kansas professor is helping lead an effort to ensure quality standards for social work doctoral...

Tue, 11/20/2012 — Prominent political practitioners, including strategists, journalists and pollsters, will analyze the 2012 election results at the Post-Election Conference, sponsored by the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The event...

Tue, 11/20/2012 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering was selected to participate in a competition from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design a humanoid robot capable of performing a broad range of human tasks in...

Tue, 11/20/2012 — Phillip Hofstra More Information Faculty Awards LAWRENCE – Phillip Hofstra, professor of design, was awarded the 2012 H.O.P.E. Award during the Nov. 17 KU vs. Iowa State football game in Memorial Stadium at the University of Kansas. Established by the Class of 1959, the H.O.P.E. Award -- Honor for an Outstanding Progressive Educator -- recognizes outstanding

Mon, 11/19/2012 — More Information POC Fund application LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has announced a new fund to support KU research projects that are near the commercialization stage and have the potential to become marketplace solutions in the near future. The new Proof of Concept (POC) Fund will provide funding to mature KU research projects for one year to make the technologies more attractive for

Mon, 11/19/2012 — The University of Kansas is part of a new collaborative initiative to improve undergraduate teaching and learning, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The initiative, called the Bay View...

Mon, 11/19/2012 — Terry Evans More Information Department of Design Hallmark Design Symposium Series LAWRENCE – Celebrated photographer and University of Kansas alumna Terry Evans will give a lecture on her work in conjunction with The Hallmark Design Symposium at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 in Budig Hall Room 110. The lecture is free and open to the public. The biweekly symposium is supported by

Fri, 11/16/2012 — When substance abuse necessitates the separation of children from families, the process of reuniting them while addressing the substance abuse issues is never easy. Researchers at the University of Kansas have partnered with the states of...


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