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Fri, 03/02/2012 — A new University of Kansas scholarship honors the late Jamie Crockett Otis, a KU alumna who earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1971. Her husband, David Otis, her brother, Bill Crockett and his family, and her mother-in-law, Pat Otis,

Thu, 03/01/2012 — University of Kansas Libraries will hold a celebration recognizing winners of the Snyder Book Collection Contest. The event will be Thursday, April 19, in Watson Library, level 3 west. The reception and viewing of the collections starts at 5:

Thu, 03/01/2012 — Acclaimed writer and philosopher Alain de Botton, author of “The Architecture of Happiness” and the recently released “Religion for Atheists,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His...

Wed, 02/29/2012 — Misha Curtis, M.D., grew up in old Yugoslavia and knew since early childhood that she would become a physician and specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. Now retired, the Scottsdale, Ariz., physician has made a $500,000 gift commitment to...

Tue, 02/28/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s classical music library will be expanding a little – by 3,700 CDs. The donation comes from Kansas City’s Radio Bach, Classical 1660AM, which will change its format to an all-business news station March 5. Radio Bach, known for many years as KXTR, is owned by Entercom, which also owns eight other Kansas City radio stations. “Kansas Public Radio

Tue, 02/28/2012 — The Dole Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board will host Edward Cross, president of the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association, and Joe Spease, Sierra Club of Kansas, for a discussion about hydraulic fracturing. The program,...

Tue, 02/28/2012 — Physics researchers at the University of Kansas have discovered a new method of detecting electric currents based on a process called “second-harmonic generation,” similar to a radar gun for electrons that can remotely detect their speed.

Tue, 02/28/2012 — Rick Ginsberg, dean of the University of Kansas School of Education, has been named to positions with two organizations dedicated to ensuring improving education across the country and producing a new generation of excellent educators. ...

Mon, 02/27/2012 — Steven Lee, professor of psychology and research in education at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about recognizing potential violent behavior in students. A shooting took place this morning at a high school in Chardon,...

Mon, 02/27/2012 — Don Haider-Markel More Information Department of Political Science LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas political scientist who has researched gay and lesbian political movements in the United States says states’ statutory bans on same-sex marriages may have helped shift public empathy for gay and lesbian partners and their families. Looking at a timeline of legislative efforts since 2003 by 20

Mon, 02/27/2012 — More Information Hall Center for the Humanities LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities will host the 10th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2011. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 8 in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required by Thursday, March 1. The Friends of the Hall Center sponsors this

Mon, 02/27/2012 — Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell will give the annual Dole Lecture at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas this semester. The Dole Lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Dole Institute....

Fri, 02/24/2012 — Bob DeYoung More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008-09, public officials implemented policies to restrict and monitor the pay of the financial executives who “got us into this mess” with their “greed and excessive risk-taking.” Of course, these policies were based on the assumption that corporate risk-taking can be controlled by adjusting the

Fri, 02/24/2012 —  University of Kansas School of Law professor Stephen McAllister has been selected to serve as an adviser for the prestigious American Law Institute’s new Election Law Project. Kicking off the same year as the nation’s 57th presidential...

Fri, 02/24/2012 — Philosophy professor and business ethics expert Patricia Werhane will present “Globalization and Its Challenges for Business Ethics in the 21st Century” as the 2012 Sutton Ethics Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Woodruff Auditorium at...

Thu, 02/23/2012 — This fall incoming freshmen in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) will receive brand-new Android tablets to launch their engineering studies through a $50,000 donation from Google. The donation marks the...

Thu, 02/23/2012 — Four projects by graduate students from the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center each received $500 awards at the ninth annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, which was Feb. 16 in Topeka. ...

Thu, 02/23/2012 — More Information KU Center for Sustainability LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has received a STARS Bronze Rating in recognition of sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. This is KU’s first year

Tue, 02/21/2012 — More Information Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees Submit nominations LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is now accepting nominations for honorary degrees to be awarded in May 2013. The Chancellor’s Committee on Honorary Degrees invites the KU community and general public to nominate individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement or service to be

Tue, 02/21/2012 — It’s becoming more common with every semester for a school to hand out new electronics such as iPads or laptop computers to give students a new tool in their educational kit. For years now, a University of Kansas program has been going several...


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