Fri, 11/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Dean of Journalism Ann Brill released the following statements regarding the death of Journalism Professor Emeritus Calder Pickett:
Gray-Little: "Calder Pickett was a renowned professor and historian of journalism and a charismatic teacher of several generations of journalists. His research and teaching about the history of journalism helped shape how countless students not only practiced their professions but also how they critically evaluated the world around them. On behalf of the entire KU community, I offer deep condolences to his family, friends, former colleagues and former students. Dr.
Fri, 11/01/2013 — Seasick, cold and lugging around 3,000 pounds of equipment during her first research venture upon Alaska’s Aleutian Islands 20 years ago, Dixie West nonetheless fell in love with unearthing history in the frigid, remote...
Fri, 11/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI), a career-focused honor society at the University of Kansas, is hosting its annual professional clothing drive during the month of November to benefit KU students in need of professional attire.
All professional clothing donations will stock the Professional Clothing Closet, located in the University Career Center, 110 Burge Union. KU students are able to take clothing from the closet year-round at no cost for interviews, career fairs and other professional activities.
The closet was started in 2010, and it has been a big success on campus. Last year there were more than 500 acceptable donations received and over 450 items taken
Thu, 10/31/2013 — Hispano Durón, an international PhD student in Film and Media Studies, recently screened his new short film “El Lugar de la Cruz” at the II El Heraldo Short Film Festival in Honduras.
For more than a decade, Duron has been an active filmmaker and film teacher in Honduras, his home country, and now in the United States. In recognition of his career as an artist and scholar, Durón was honored as an invited guest speaker during the festival. As a guest speaker, Durón highlighted the importance of short films in the development of a film culture in a third world economy as that of Honduras. In addition, he discussed the importance of short film in the history of film in
Thu, 10/31/2013 — LAWRENCE – Fred Pawlicki, executive director of Continuing Education at the University of Kansas since May 2006, will retire Jan. 17. He has worked at KU for more than 21 years.
Pawlicki supervises all aspects of KUCE activities, including the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center near Hutchinson, the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute and the University of Kansas Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, all of which serve the entire state of Kansas.
Since 2006, KUCE has greatly expanded its regional, national and international professional development programming, especially in the fields of aerospace engineering and online technology courses. KUCE works
Thu, 10/31/2013 — The American Dream has always held that if one works hard he or she can be successful and attain sufficient wealth to live a financially comfortable life. Higher education has always been understood to be a crucial link in the chain between...
Wed, 10/30/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies will host a screening of Herk Harvey’s cult classic film “Carnival of Souls.”
The film will be screened on Friday, Nov. 1, with doors opening at 7 p.m. at Oldfather Studios, 1621 W. Ninth St. Tickets are $10 at the door, cash or check only. For more event information, contact Sarah Sahin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-864-2657.
The cult classic was filmed in part at Oldfather Studios when the building was the soundstage of the film studio Centron Corp. The building, opened in 1955, was commissioned by KU alumni Russell Mosser and Art Wolf, founders of Centron, which was a leading industrial and
Wed, 10/30/2013 — Land use by past generations of humans imprints a legacy on the landscape, even decades after an ecosystem may appear to have recovered.
Now, Sharon Billings, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Kansas,...
Tue, 10/29/2013 — A 2013 University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate earned international acclaim for his performance in a prestigious aerospace design competition.
Joshua Holland, Pittsburgh, won second place in the American Institute of Aeronautics and...
Tue, 10/29/2013 — October is National Anti-bullying Month. While educators across the country are working on ways to fight the problem, a University of Kansas professor is working to train future teachers and those already in schools to curb bullying.
Tue, 10/29/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas professor of classics Anthony Corbeill has been elected to the board of trustees of the American Academy in Rome, a leading center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities.
Corbeill is the first KU faculty member to sit on the board. He will serve a three-year term as trustee.
The academy is known for the Rome Prize, which is awarded annually to 30 people who are selected through a national competition. The prize allows recipients to spend several months on the Rome campus of the academy to concentrate on their creative or scholarly projects.
Corbeill, whose research focuses on Latin literature and