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Mon, 02/10/2014 — Those searching for love on Valentine’s Day might want to amp up their Facebook friend requests. A new study from the University of Kansas shows Americans who married between 2005 and 2012 and met through social networking sites were just as...

Mon, 02/10/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses will test several facets of the multi-tiered emergency notification system at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. KU will test: Public address system: Speakers for the public address system have been installed in and around 83 buildings, reaching 98 percent of KU’s academic areas. The buildings comprise the highest concentration of students, faculty and staff. Emergency text alerts: More than 21,000 students, faculty and staff are signed up to receive emergency text messages. Those who have not yet signed up are encouraged to do so at alert.ku.edu. Web page alerts: The university will use alert.ku.edu

Mon, 02/10/2014 — University of Kansas alumnus Clay C. Blair III, of Olathe, has made a $100,000 gift for the KU Venture Fund. The university and KU Endowment established the fund to help startup companies move research discoveries from KU into the marketplace...

Mon, 02/10/2014 — The University of Kansas Natural History Museum invites the public to shrug off the dreary winter weather and start thinking about sun, wind and water — and the energy they provide. The museum will offer Science Saturday: Renewable Energy from...

Fri, 02/07/2014 — Eric Adler of the Kansas City Star and the staff of The Ottawa Herald are the winners of the 2013 Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award. The award, given since 1974 by the William Allen White Foundation, is named in honor of the...

Fri, 02/07/2014 — University of Kansas Law students Jon Simpson and Matt Huntsman are the latest to join the school’s legacy of success in international moot court activities. The pair brought home top honors for their written brief at the North American rounds...

Fri, 02/07/2014 — Sugary drinks are nearly ubiquitous in the United States, contributing to health problems such as obesity, diabetes and others. Yet there are almost no interventions designed to help adults reduce their consumption of the beverages, and none are...

Fri, 02/07/2014 — The trusty bicycle has been the KU students’ essential mode of transportation since two-wheelers became common in Lawrence back in the 1890s.  But as the campus has sprawled, finding a bike rack on the fly may not be as easy as one might think,

Fri, 02/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – If you didn’t know that William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” was also a book, many more surprises may be in store for you at guest lecturer Zachary Lesser’s discussion about the well-known work. Lesser, of the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “'Hamlet’ after Q1: To Be or Not to Be and the Meaning of Conscience” as the presenter for the annual American-British Lecture hosted by the University of Kansas Department of English. Lesser’s lecture will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Lesser is the author of the past decade’s most groundbreaking Shakespeare scholarship. His first book, “Renaissance Drama and the

Thu, 02/06/2014 — The University of Kansas Libraries has acquired the last works of legendary author William S. Burroughs. James Grauerholz, executor of Burroughs’ estate, Lawrence resident and KU alumnus, has donated the author’s final personal journals,...

Thu, 02/06/2014 — LAWRENCE – Law and business students from the University of Kansas are offering free tax preparation services from Monday, Feb. 17, through Tuesday, April 15, for those who qualify. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program prepares returns for taxpayers who are Kansas, Missouri or Illinois residents, who make less than $52,000 per household per year, and who do not itemize their deductions. Last year, students prepared about 350 federal and state tax returns. Law students Chris Mattix and Trevor Bond are coordinating this year’s VITA program, with about 25 other law and business students helping to prepare returns. “VITA provides tremendous value to the

Thu, 02/06/2014 — Eighteen undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students were honored for their scientific research presentations at the 12th annual Kansas IDeA (Institutional Development Awards) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) symposium...

Thu, 02/06/2014 — In recent months Ukraine has witnessed some of the largest political demonstrations in recent history. The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has planned a panel discussion to discuss those...

Thu, 02/06/2014 — University of Kansas Film and Media Studies Professor Kevin Willmott’s latest film, “Jayhawkers,” examines the intersection of three legendary KU figures – Wilt Chamberlain, Phog Allen and Chancellor Frank Murphy.   Just a year after...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — Bloggers and mainstream media have proposed countless theories on the uncertain future millennials will inherit from the baby boomer generation. But according to Bill Frezza, a fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, millennial success...

Mon, 02/03/2014 —  Three new University of Kansas research projects are the latest recipients of internal Strategic Initiative Grants, designed to achieve goals laid out in KU’s Bold Aspirations strategic plan. The three Level I projects address significant...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — The 2014 William Allen White Foundation National Citation will go to one of the most accomplished editors in American journalism. Paul Steiger will receive the citation at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in the Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — To introduce four documentaries with riveting new footage illustrating the history of the long civil rights struggle in America, the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas will offer a series of film screenings, lectures and...

Mon, 02/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will host the inaugural historical conference between KU and Kansas State University history graduate student organizations. The conference, called Intersections, will take place April 25-26 on the KU Lawrence campus. Conference organizers invite paper proposals with a historical aspect from scholars in any field or discipline. To be considered for graduate or undergraduate paper awards, full-length, revised conference papers must be received by Saturday, March 15. For more information and submission guidelines, visit the Intersections website. “We seek to establish a recurring, interdisciplinary conference, which showcases the

Fri, 01/31/2014 —  The University of Kansas Libraries has announced inaugural speakers for the newly created Libraries Lecture Series. The series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on an expansive range of topics across...


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