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Tue, 04/03/2012 — Nikki Finny Sarah Vowell Robin Rowland Stephen Greenblatt Edwidge Danticat

Mon, 04/02/2012 — Imagine seeing a production of “Hamlet” in which the prince of Denmark never makes an appearance. Or catching the latest “Twilight” installment in the theater only to find no vampires ever show up. A University of Kansas professor has...

Fri, 03/30/2012 — In the last decade, same sex schools and classes have increased dramatically across the United States. Many studies have examined the differences in the education students receive in a same sex school versus co-ed institutions. Now, a KU...

Fri, 03/30/2012 — University of Kansas Libraries and the Dole Institute of Politics will host a panel discussion featuring firsthand accounts of members of the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation’s first African-American military aviators, as well as other veterans of...

Fri, 03/30/2012 — The University of Kansas Libraries have three experts available to speak with media about the National Archives’ online release of 1940 U.S. Census data. A wealth of information from that year’s census will be made available online and is...

Thu, 03/29/2012 — Michael Detamore More Information University Research & Entrepreneurship Symposium Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Lab LAWRENCE – Each year, thousands of newborns develop tracheal stenosis, a narrowing of the trachea that can make it difficult for them to breathe. While surgeons can fix this condition, the procedure requires reshaping the trachea and patching it with a

Thu, 03/29/2012 —  An innovative new test delivery system developed by the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas will be used for the first time to provide statewide assessments to students. The Utah State Office of Education...

Wed, 03/28/2012 — Every day media reports feature people from the left and right sides of the political aisle hurling insults at each other for their differences in opinion, and drawing conclusions about others, all based on their political beliefs. The lines...

Tue, 03/27/2012 — A team of researchers led by University of Kansas scientist Nancy Brady has developed a new way to assess the communication capability of individuals with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities who often communicate with gestures,...

Tue, 03/27/2012 — Cory Berkland Jeffrey Burns Donna Ginther Jeffrey Moran Russell Swerdlow

Mon, 03/26/2012 — Physalis longifolia More Information Native Medicinal Plant Research Program LAWRENCE – To the casual observer, the wild tomatillo is just your everyday, run-of-the-mill weed. But to University of Kansas scientists Barbara Timmermann, Kelly Kindscher and Mark Cohen, this common North American plant might be the key to a new line of cancer-fighting treatments based on molecules present

Mon, 03/26/2012 — As total student debt has surpassed credit card debt and tuition has risen across the United States, President Barack Obama and many others have called for plans to keep college affordable. The University of Kansas will host a symposium to...

Fri, 03/23/2012 — More Information Kansas Biological Survey LAWRENCE – A researcher from the University of Kansas is bringing the Environmental Protection Agency and members of Congress a strong message stemming from the latest water science: Progress requires patience. "Water-quality improvements come very slowly and don't always come with the biological improvements we think we should see," said Don Huggins, director of the

Fri, 03/23/2012 — More Information Hall Center for the Humanities LAWRENCE – Sarah Weddington, the lawyer most known for her role as one of Jane Roe's defense attorneys in Roe v. Wade, will be the speaker at the 2012 Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women's Leadership Lecture, sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities. Her lecture, "Some Leaders Are Born Women," will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at Woodruff

Fri, 03/16/2012 — Jamie Simpson has been hired as director of Accessibility & ADA Education by the University of Kansas. The new position was created to assist in achieving the goals outlined in the report of KU’s Americans with Disabilities Act task force...

Fri, 03/16/2012 — John Bolton, former ambassador to the United Nations, will present “Threats to American Security: A Closer Look at the World’s Trouble Spots” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Lied Center. His appearance is the 43rd annual J.A. Vickers...

Fri, 03/16/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Music will present its second annual School of Music Scholarship Concert, featuring a reading by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Lied Center of Kansas. This...

Fri, 03/16/2012 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host “Foodscapes: Urban Agriculture, Sustainable Design & Community Health” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 29, at the Dole Institute. It is free and open to the public. ...

Thu, 03/15/2012 — The demand for English as a second language teachers is growing across the nation as more bilingual and multilingual students are enrolling in all levels of American schools. A University of Kansas professor has published a study arguing that...

Thu, 03/15/2012 — From policies and practices, to consumption and controversy — an upcoming conference at the University of Kansas will provide a comprehensive overview of energy with the hope of showing the way to a brighter future. The KU Energy...


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