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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 — 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.

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 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will launch the new Innovations Series this spring with the inaugural program being a two-part event on unmanned aerial vehicles, otherwise known as drones. The Innovations Series will be...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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

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...

Tue, 02/25/2014 — The University of Kansas has experts who can provide insight into the political protests and increasing violence in Venezuela. Protests have grown deadly in the past two weeks as citizens have called for the resignation of President Nicolas...

Tue, 02/25/2014 — It has been said that psychotherapy is a field in which expertise does not exist. A University of Kansas professor has co-authored an article stating that while the concept has validity, there are ways psychotherapists, even the best, can improve.

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...


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