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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 — LAWRENCE – Increased efforts to curb use of fake IDs and a change in the way drunken-driving cases were counted led to a rise in offenses reported to the KU Public Safety Office, according to data released today. Public Safety handled 818 criminal offenses in 2012 and participated in a multiagency, grant-funded fake ID awareness and enforcement initiative. That is an increase from 732 offenses in 2011. Only three of the reports in 2012 involved violent crimes – two robberies and one sex offense. “Providing a safe environment for the KU community is our primary goal,” said Chief Ralph Oliver.  “We are assisted by proactive efforts like the Fake ID Task Force and by

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...

Thu, 04/04/2013 — A team of six University of Kansas School of Engineering students is putting the finishing touches on its entry for the 2013 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) steel bridge competition, set for April 4-6 on the campus of Southern...

Thu, 04/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – Tim Van Leer, executive director of the Lied Center of Kansas, today announced that he will retire at the end of 2013. Van Leer joined the Lied Center in 2001 and has overseen events such as Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble in 2004 -- part of the Lied’s 10th anniversary season -- and the 2008 performance of Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pinchas Zukerman conductor and violin soloist. More recently, he directed the expansion of the Lied Center lobby and the construction of the Pavilion, which offers a more intimate space for a variety of KU and community functions. “The work of presenting the performing arts, as we know it today, started at KU in 1903

Wed, 04/03/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Army ROTC Cadets will be among 300 students from across the United States challenging them to find out just how physically and mentally strong they can be.  Two-person teams from 36 colleges and universities in 14 states will compete at the 19th annual Kansas Army ROTC Ranger Buddy Competition on Saturday, April 20, at the Sesquicentennial Park area at Clinton Lake southwest of Lawrence. Teams will compete from as far as New Hampshire. The contest is a spectator event that is free and open to the public. Cadets on male, female or co-ed teams will go through a series of events as they vie for the title of Best Ranger Buddy Team.

Wed, 04/03/2013 — Two University of Kansas professors have landed a grant to address common health concerns and promote positive youth development among urban Latino youth. Michelle Johnson-Motoyama, assistant professor of social welfare, and Paula Fite,...

Wed, 04/03/2013 — Renowned University of Kansas and professional football player John Hadl will show his support for Audio-Reader by chairing the fourth annual Audio-Reader Golf Classic for the second year. The tournament will take place May 20 at Alvamar Country...

Tue, 04/02/2013 — Rising demand for project management expertise in science, information technology, manufacturing, business, construction and engineering has prompted the University of Kansas to add two master’s degrees programs for working adults. KU’s...

Tue, 04/02/2013 — The University of Kansas’ Office of Graduate Military Programs has announced two students have received the University’s first-ever Wounded Warrior Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to assist injured veterans, and family members who...

Tue, 04/02/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will be well-represented at one of the nation’s most exclusive venture capital events. Two KU technologies will be featured at the annual University Research & Entrepreneurship Symposium, a showcase of the most promising university-based inventions for venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, which will be Wednesday, April 3, in Cambridge, Mass. The symposium is designed to introduce a select group of cutting-edge university technologies to investors and entrepreneurs, with the goal of securing funding for new startup companies and converting university technologies into new products and cures. The URES is highly selective and

Tue, 04/02/2013 — The University of Kansas Department of Special Education has announced that Cynthia Lane, superintendent of schools for the Kansas City, KS Public School System, will deliver the keynote address at the Leadership for Learning Seminar. The event...

Tue, 04/02/2013 — University of Kansas students from the Lawrence campus and KU Medical Center will join their peers from other Kansas Board of Regents public four-year universities in Topeka for the first annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. The...

Mon, 04/01/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Music will share some of its talents with six Kansas high schools during the Choral Recruiting Tour April 1-3, 2013. The 23-member Chamber Choir and Paul Tucker, director of choral activities, will visit the...

Mon, 04/01/2013 — The Dole Institute of Politics and the University of Kansas Libraries will host a program on the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first African-American military aviators, featuring KU professor Kevin Willmott. Willmott will look at the...

Mon, 04/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – More than 200 elementary, junior high and high school students from area schools will visit the University of Kansas campus in April to participate in Mathematics Awareness Month activities. Each year, the Department of Mathematics at KU organizes competitions and workshops for the students in conjunction with the national Mathematics Awareness Month. This year’s national theme is Mathematics and Sustainability. Humanity continually faces the challenge of how to balance human needs against the world's resources while operating within the constraints imposed by the laws of nature. Mathematics helps us better understand these complex issues and is used by

Mon, 04/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of the Arts is encouraging students’ involvement in the arts with a new certificate for arts engagement. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, arts engagement for students can lead to academic success, improved career opportunities and greater civic engagement. The certificate is available to any undergraduate student, regardless of major, who completes the requirements. The certificate promotes art involvement outside of the classroom to foster lifelong participation in the arts. In completing the requirements, students gain a greater insight into the opportunities of art culture at KU and beyond. “Arts

Fri, 03/29/2013 — University of Kansas students are invited to share their entrepreneurial ideas and translational research – and compete for $4,500 in prize money – at the 2013 KUCTC Innovation Fair on April 30 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Sponsored by the...

Fri, 03/29/2013 — The international area studies centers at the University of Kansas have announced the conference Global Water: Drought, Conservation and Security In The 21st Century, set for April 12-13 at The Commons in Spooner Hall. This event is free and...


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