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Mon, 02/24/2014 — Six shows at the Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas will feature work by students pursuing graduate degrees in the Department of Visual Art. The MFA Student Exhibitions, which began Feb. 23 and run through Friday, April 11,...

Mon, 02/24/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy earned the maximum accreditation term of eight years following the October site visit and evaluation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Among the things cited by the evaluation team...

Mon, 02/24/2014 — In 2013 average groundwater levels in central Kansas rose for the first time in four years while levels in western Kansas continued to decline, although less sharply than in 2012, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological...

Mon, 02/24/2014 — KU Surplus reached a milestone Feb. 20 by donating its 20,000th item to area nonprofit organizations since the program was established in 2007. KU Surplus is a program of the Center for Sustainability, which collects and redistributes furniture...

Mon, 02/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – The provost of the nation’s flagship Catholic university will visit Kansas’ flagship university to discuss the role of such institutions in American society. Thomas Burish, provost of the University of Notre Dame, has been invited to give a talk as part of events recognizing him with a distinguished alumni award from the University of Kansas. The lecture, “Institutional Grit: The Critical Role of Flagship Universities in American Society,” is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the ballroom in the Kansas Union. The Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology selected Burish to receive its inaugural 1949 Award for distinguished alumni.

Fri, 02/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – A lively and timely discussion of water-related topics that affect Kansas, the Great Plains and the West is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the Lied Center Pavilion at the University of Kansas.  “Water Issues in the West: Regional Perspectives on Interstate Law and Policy” is sponsored by the KU Water Research Planning Committee, a group of faculty and staff working to increase collaborative science and policy research on water.  The program is free and open to the public, and an RSVP is requested at rgs@ku.edu. Featured speakers will be Mike Hayden, former governor of Kansas and now executive director of the Missouri River Association of

Fri, 02/21/2014 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is among 16 finalists participating later this month in a national competition that could lead to sustainable and innovative design of retaining walls around the world. Xiaohui Sun, of...

Fri, 02/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Three books authored by professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas have received book awards from the top source for reviews of academic titles. Choice magazine named three titles Outstanding Academic Titles of 2013: “Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions,” by Jacob Dorman “The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities” by Timothy Miller “The Jewish Kulturbund Theatre Company in Nazi Berlin” by Rebecca Rovit Dorman is an assistant professor in the departments of American Studies and History. “Chosen People” explores Black Jews and relations between Jews and African-Americans

Thu, 02/20/2014 — The Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas has announced that James Paul Gee, the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University, will give the 2014 Meyen Distinguished Lecture in...

Thu, 02/20/2014 — For most of us, dogs are man’s best friend, a companion to amuse us, join in walks or to shower with love. A University of Kansas researcher is showing that for prison inmates dogs can be much more than companions, helping them learn vital...

Thu, 02/20/2014 — The University of Kansas Libraries will present “The Magic of Oz: A Collection Celebrating a Classic,” a special exhibition displaying rare books and artifacts pertaining to the Wizard of Oz series and its creator, prolific author L. Frank...

Thu, 02/20/2014 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas researchers who have demonstrated cognitive benefits for individuals who immerse themselves in nature are launching a new project to explore whether such benefits could translate to the workplace. The project is made possible through a $65,000 grant from the Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansans.   Improvement in creative reasoning is a benefit that has been identified in previous research by KU psychology professors Paul Atchley and Ruthann Atchley and University of Utah psychology professor David Strayer. Their results have been published in leading academic and media outlets, including PLOS One, the Los Angeles Times and

Thu, 02/20/2014 — LAWRENCE –  Flamenco - a dance of fierce foot stopping, passionate arm waving and intense guitar playing – can be a window into the observer’s own culture. As the educational curator for the upcoming Philadelphia Flamenco Festival, Michelle Heffner Hayes, a professor of dance at the University of Kansas, aims to create an appreciation of flamenco for those who normally wouldn’t be introduced to the dance or the scholarly works that surround it. During the festival, which runs March 1-16, Hayes will travel to different neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia connecting a 200-year-old art form to everyday lives and American culture. “It speaks so beautifully to the

Thu, 02/20/2014 — A new program providing a distinctive first-year experience for international students with strong English skills will help grow the international student population at the University of Kansas, which is currently more than 2,200 students from...

Wed, 02/19/2014 — University of Kansas School of Engineering junior Ryan Endres has an impressive list of activities and accomplishments. From Engineers Without Borders and the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program, to a summer internship at NASA’s Jet...

Wed, 02/19/2014 — Kansas lies within the Great Plains, the historic grasslands of the central United States, where cropland touches prairie, where few natural lakes and wetlands persist. Into this vast landscape, known as the “Horizontal Yellow” by some...

Tue, 02/18/2014 —  It’s time for some levelheaded talk about that ostensibly endless stretch of flatness some denigrate as “flyover country” and others respectfully call “Kansas.” The alleged monotony of the Sunflower State’s terrain is referenced...

Tue, 02/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – A new accelerated program will allow advanced students at the University of Kansas to obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy in just five years. The accelerated master’s program in philosophy is the only such degree offering in Kansas and bordering states. The Department of Philosophy developed the program in response to student interest. The program will open opportunities for students to complete advanced studies, such as a doctorate in philosophy or a law degree. Admission to highly competitive doctoral programs in philosophy increasingly requires completion of a master’s degree at another institution. KU’s program offers a rigorous

Tue, 02/18/2014 — The University of Kansas debate team of senior Melanie Campbell, Lenexa, and freshman Kevin Christopher Birzer, Leawood, has been recognized as a first-round, at-large qualifier for the National Debate Tournament, which will be March 28-31 at...

Tue, 02/18/2014 — Scholars and professionals from across the nation will gather this week at the University of Kansas to discuss the economic challenges faced by rural communities and how to overcome them. The University of Kansas Journal of Law & Public...


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