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Thu, 04/11/2013 — Hannah Sitz, a University of Kansas student from Andover planning a career in the nonprofit sector, has been named a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholar. Sitz is the 17th KU student since 1981 to be named a Truman Scholar and the only 2013 recipient...

Wed, 04/10/2013 — A University of Kansas researcher has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to conduct a clinical trial of book reading to help kindergarten children with Specific Language...

Wed, 04/10/2013 — For the third consecutive year, the University Daily Kansan’s advertising staff was named “Best the Nation” by the College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers Inc. The ad staff was in San Diego last week at the CNBAM Convention. "I...

Wed, 04/10/2013 — Josh Nygren, a doctoral candidate in history from Marinette, Wis., and Stephanie Krehbiel, a doctoral candidate in American studies from Lawrence, have been selected as the recipients of the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the...

Wed, 04/10/2013 — The University of Kansas Recreation Advisory Board, along with Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, will launch the new Bike Rental Program on Thursday, April 11. The bicycle rental program gives students a choice to check out the mountain...

Tue, 04/09/2013 —  Climate change’s effects are starting to be felt around the world, and indigenous populations are in many cases among the first to have their ways of life disrupted. Yet these populations are often powerless, both politically and economically,

Tue, 04/09/2013 — The Dynamic Learning Maps project at the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE), a research center within the Achievement and Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas, has added a new associate director, Meagan Karvonen, a...

Tue, 04/09/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced that Beverly Mack, University of Kansas professor of African and African-American studies, received its 2013 Scholars on Site award. Scholars on Site seeds research projects that involve...

Tue, 04/09/2013 — A Lawrence-area nonprofit organization that helps children in the foster care system is the beneficiary of an annual breakfast fundraiser at the University of Kansas School of Engineering.  Flapjacks for Philanthropy is set for 8 a.m. to noon...

Tue, 04/09/2013 — The Center for Teaching Excellence has organized a workshop with education expert Pat Hutchings, "Improving Student Learning: The Power (and Limits) of Evidence," which will be 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. April 18 in the Kansas Union's Alderson...

Mon, 04/08/2013 —  Victor Bailey, Charles W. Battey Distinguished Professor of Modern British History and director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss the death of Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher, Great...

Mon, 04/08/2013 — John Gaunt, dean of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, has announced that Paola Sanguinetti, associate professor, will become the Department of Architecture’s new chair.   She replaces Nils Gore, associate professor, who served...

Mon, 04/08/2013 — LAWRENCE – Movement drives the University Dance Company of the University of Kansas. This month the company’s movement will take it all the way to Salina. The Salina Community Theatre will present the University Dance Company for performances and community workshops April 27. The 7:30 p.m. performance at the Salina Community Theatre, 303 E. Iron Ave., Salina, will feature diverse works as a celebration of women. Furthering the collaboration with the community theater, members of the University Dance Company will teach two master classes for the public at 10:30 a.m. that day. The company will host a hip-hop class for fourth- through seventh-graders and a modern class

Mon, 04/08/2013 — David G. Holmes, the spring 2013 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will present “Occupy This: Political Representation, Prophetic Voices, Popular Culture and the Contested Rhetorical Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement” at 3:30 p.m....

Mon, 04/08/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity at the University of Kansas will host its annual Women’s Recognition Banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the Kansas Union ballroom. The induction of six new members of the KU Women’s Hall of Fame will highlight a program honoring outstanding women across the university. A total of 26 outstanding female students and three outstanding female faculty and staff will be honored with annual awards. These awards were established to honor KU female students, staff, faculty and alumnae who have enriched and improved the campus and community through their service, teaching or involvement. In addition to the

Fri, 04/05/2013 — A new ingredient is proving to make it much smoother sailing this year for University of Kansas School Engineering students participating in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) concrete canoe competition. For the first time in several...

Fri, 04/05/2013 — The Commons continues its programming for Data & Democracy with an Idea Café, led by Nancy Baym, principal researcher at Microsoft Research New England and former associate professor of communication studies at KU. The conversation...

Fri, 04/05/2013 — LAWRENCE  -- For the casual moviegoer, attending a film festival is a chance to check out the latest indie flicks and perhaps catch a glimpse of a favorite actor or director. For film scholar and KU professor Tamara Falicov, the politics, economics and demographics behind film festivals are every bit as intriguing as the films themselves.   “Many people see them as pure entertainment, but there is a lot more to film festivals than they may realize,” Falicov said. “When people think of the Cannes or Sundance festivals, they might think of them as glamorous, but they’re also very important in the business realm.” “Framing Film Festivals,” a forthcoming book series with

Thu, 04/04/2013 — Two students from the University of Kansas have been selected to attend the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University at Washington University in St. Louis. The sixth annual CGI U meeting will be April 5-7. Both students are members of the...

Thu, 04/04/2013 — As long as there have been classrooms, there have been bullies, and teachers have been expected to recognize and stop such behavior. However, the role of teachers in preventing cyberbullying, a means of bullying through electronic devices, is a...


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