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Tue, 12/13/2011 — More Information KU News LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little released the following statement regarding the death of student Yujie He: “On behalf of the KU community, I offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Yujie He. Our thoughts are with them at this tragic time.” Yujie, of Changsha, China, died in a car accident on on Leavenworth County Road 1 Monday afternoon. She

Tue, 12/13/2011 — More Information Bold Aspirations WHAT: Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will present Bold Aspirations, the strategic plan for the University of Kansas, to the Kansas Board of Regents. The chancellor’s presentation will detail the specific goals KU aspires to achieve over the next decade. As the state’s flagship university, the mission of KU is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy

Mon, 12/12/2011 — Just days after University of Kansas alumnus Thomas Lovitt made arrangements with KU Endowment to create a music scholarship in honor of his late wife, KU alumna Polly Owen Lovitt, he received a diagnosis nobody wants to hear — pancreatic...

Fri, 12/09/2011 — More Information Chancellor's Office LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement on the appointment of Michael Shonrock as president of Emporia State University: “I want to congratulate Dr. Michael Shonrock on being chosen to lead Emporia State University. As a KU graduate, he is already familiar with higher education in Kansas, and I look forward to working with

Fri, 12/09/2011 — An assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas has received one of the most prestigious awards given to junior faculty by the National Science Foundation. The Faculty Early Career Development Award, known...

Wed, 12/07/2011 — In 2011, KU Libraries’ seven locations saw more than 1.5 million visits, the equivalent of each student at KU visiting 58 times. Librarians and staff taught 16,587 participants in 1,093 instruction sessions, and patrons checked out nearly...

Tue, 12/06/2011 — It takes light from our closest star, the Sun, about eight minutes to reach Earth. But light that leaves stars in distant galaxies takes a lot more time to reach our planet — billions of years more. Greg Rudnick, assistant professor of...

Tue, 12/06/2011 — Dispute resolution is a useful skill anywhere in the world, but it’s essential in places like Palestine, where disputes with Israel continually make headlines. Most recently, Israel decided to withhold taxes it previously collected for...

Tue, 12/06/2011 — More Information KU Office of Business & Financial Planning LAWRENCE – Identifying business efficiencies and managing risk are top priorities for the University of Kansas. As a result, KU has created a new position and hired an experienced corporate risk manager to lead the effort. Michael Rosenberg joins KU this week as the university’s first-ever director of risk management, reporting directly to chief business

Tue, 12/06/2011 — More Information Hall Center for the Humanities LAWRENCE – The National Endowment for the Humanities has notified the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas of a $425,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant award, contingent upon the Center raising a 3:1 match of $1.275 million. The resulting endowment will fund the Hall Center’s new initiative, Advancing Research Collaboration in the

Tue, 12/06/2011 — More Information KU News LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement regarding the death of student Ryan Zwiener:   “On behalf of the entire university community, I offer the deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ryan Zwiener. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.”   Zwiener, 19, died Saturday, Dec. 3, at his home in Lawrence. Funeral services will

Mon, 12/05/2011 — In order to emphasize the importance of diversity and equity at the University of Kansas, responsibility for equal employment opportunity, the Americans with Disabilities Act, affirmative action and other equal opportunity functions are being...

Mon, 12/05/2011 — Newspapers have been cutting staff left and right for several years, dramatically changing how those still in the field do their jobs. In the wake of declining financial resources, journalists who have been able to hold on to emotional resources...

Sat, 12/03/2011 — For the next few days, the blind and others using Minnesota’s Radio Talking Books Network will be hearing the news through Kansas Audio Reader at the University of Kansas. The Minnesota network announced today that it has a signal going...

Fri, 12/02/2011 — The Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas has received a $11.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to test the safety and efficacy of storing carbon dioxide (CO2) — captured from an industrial source — deep...

Thu, 12/01/2011 — The second all-day strategic initiative summit, Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures, will bring the KU community together Friday, Dec. 2. The summit is hosted by the Office of the Provost and will begin at 8:30 a.m. at The Commons in Spooner Hall.

Thu, 12/01/2011 — Thomas Heilke More Information Office of Research and Graduate Studies LAWRENCE – Thomas Heilke, professor of political science and director of the Center for Global and International Studies at the University of Kansas, has been named dean of graduate studies. He will report to Steve Warren, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies. The appointment is effective Jan. 8, 2012. Heilke

Thu, 12/01/2011 — University of Kansas School of Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi will join Kansas Speaker of the House Mike O’Neal and other legislators, corporate leaders and academics from around the country at the Indo-U.S. Education Conclave in India next week.

Thu, 12/01/2011 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – “There is something about Kansas that inspires men and women to excel,” begins a new book by a University of Kansas law professor that colorfully commemorates the state’s branch of the federal court system. Michael H. Hoeflich, the John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas, will discuss his book, “Justice on the Prairie: 150 Years of

Wed, 11/30/2011 — The University of Kansas has earned a grant to improve education for students learning English by producing more Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or TESOL, endorsed teachers. The grant will benefit teachers currently working in...


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