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Sun, 04/14/2013 — A team of five students that included KU Department of Architecture student Lauren Leigh Brown has won the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Brown is a fifth-year student in architecture from Hermitage, Mo.

Sat, 04/13/2013 — President of the United States Barack Obama will visit the University of Kansas on April 19 for an event, officials announced today. “We are honored to welcome President Obama to the University of Kansas,” said Chancellor Bernadette...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The Kansas African Studies Center will host the University of Kansas' second-annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) on campus next week. The festival, which opens Wednesday, April 17, and runs through April 20, will feature 16...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — Through an Interdisciplinary Seed Grant from The Commons, several University of Kansas researchers will host a public food utopias workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Spooner Hall. Convened by Paul Stock, assistant professor of sociology...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the addition of two new one-year seminars to its regular lineup of interdisciplinary seminars. "Facing Genocide and Its Aftermath" will be co-directed by Rebecca Rovit, assistant professor of...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The first University of Kansas Global Scholars cohort will present their research at the Global Scholars Symposium on April 20. The daylong symposium, coordinated by the Office of International Programs, will showcase the seniors’ research on...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The second annual Replant Mount Oread event will take place Thursday, April 18, at Fraser Hall at the University of Kansas. Replant Mount Oread is organized by the Campus Tree Advisory Board to bring together departments, student organizations,...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — A documentary that explores a variety of energy issues – including what it will take to transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable sources – will be shown free on the University of Kansas campus. The KU chapter of the Society of...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — Hannah Sitz, a University of Kansas student from Andover planning a career in the nonprofit sector, has been named a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholar. Sitz is the 17th KU student since 1981 to be named a Truman Scholar and the only 2013 recipient...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering steel bridge team earned a spot at the national competition thanks to a strong showing at the American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Continent Conference regional conference April 4-6.  The...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — In 1912 eugenicist and psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard published his highly influential book, "The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness." While the book is now seen as pseudoscience, Goddard’s chronicle of a family...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — The challenges posed by the changing dynamics in the energy industry will be among the highlights of the third annual University of Kansas Energy Conference, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at the Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave. KU Energy Club,...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – For the past few months, University of Kansas students at the Center for Design Research have partnered with Ford Motor Company on a project to eliminate something most people use every day: the automobile gearshift. Now the Lawrence community will have the opportunity to test the students’ new designs and provide feedback. At noon Sunday, April 14, KU students will set up the front half of a Ford Taurus at Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway, and invite the public to test working models of new steering wheels, dashboards and consoles developed by the students. The students will solicit feedback to help refine their designs before presenting them to Ford later in

Wed, 04/10/2013 — A University of Kansas researcher has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to conduct a clinical trial of book reading to help kindergarten children with Specific Language...

Wed, 04/10/2013 — For the third consecutive year, the University Daily Kansan’s advertising staff was named “Best the Nation” by the College Newspaper Business and Advertising Managers Inc. The ad staff was in San Diego last week at the CNBAM Convention. "I...

Wed, 04/10/2013 — Josh Nygren, a doctoral candidate in history from Marinette, Wis., and Stephanie Krehbiel, a doctoral candidate in American studies from Lawrence, have been selected as the recipients of the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the...

Wed, 04/10/2013 — The University of Kansas Recreation Advisory Board, along with Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center, will launch the new Bike Rental Program on Thursday, April 11. The bicycle rental program gives students a choice to check out the mountain...

Tue, 04/09/2013 —  Climate change’s effects are starting to be felt around the world, and indigenous populations are in many cases among the first to have their ways of life disrupted. Yet these populations are often powerless, both politically and economically,

Tue, 04/09/2013 — The Dynamic Learning Maps project at the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation (CETE), a research center within the Achievement and Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas, has added a new associate director, Meagan Karvonen, a...

Tue, 04/09/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced that Beverly Mack, University of Kansas professor of African and African-American studies, received its 2013 Scholars on Site award. Scholars on Site seeds research projects that involve...


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