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Wed, 12/21/2011 — One of the nation’s longest-running public radio programs is coming to an end after more than 59 years on the air. Dr. Jim Seaver’s show “Opera Is My Hobby” – which has been on air weekly since Sept. 19, 1952 – will air its last...

Tue, 12/20/2011 — Thirty years ago the term “business ethics” drew laughter as a classic oxymoron, says Richard T. De George, distinguished professor of philosophy and co-director of the International Center for Ethics in Business at the University of Kansas.

Mon, 12/19/2011 — “Keep your eyes on the road” has always been the most important rule of driving. But nowadays, it’s awfully tempting to break that rule, thanks to the proliferation of cell phones, music players and GPS devices, which nearly all...

Mon, 12/19/2011 — Hyerim Jeon, a DMA student studying cello performance with Professor Ed Laut, was recently invited to perform a master class with internationally renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The event coincides...

Fri, 12/16/2011 — Jonathan Earle Stanley Lombardo Roberta Pergher Forrest Pierce Kathryn Rhine Ann Wierda Rowland

Wed, 12/14/2011 — Honoree biographies Sheila C. Bair Robert J. Dole Kirke L. Mechem Alan Mulally LAWRENCE – A former Senate leader, the current Ford Motor Company CEO, a former FDIC chairwoman and a noted choral composer are the University of Kansas’ first four honorary degree recipients. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today recommended to the Kansas

Wed, 12/14/2011 — More Information Bold Aspirations Chancellor's presentation to Board of Regents

Wed, 12/14/2011 — Momentous progress in the hunt for the Higgs boson, sometimes dubbed the “God particle,” depended in part on work from physicists from the University of Kansas. Results announced Tuesday at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear...

Wed, 12/14/2011 — Paul Atchley, associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, conducts pioneering research into issues of vision and attention related to driving. He is available to speak with media about the National Transportation Safety...

Wed, 12/14/2011 — More Information School of Law LAWRENCE – Everyone has the right to a fair trial, but when the legal system slips up, not all is lost. Students in the Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies at the University of Kansas School of Law work tirelessly to represent state and federal prisoners, and in the last 18 months, they’ve won 13 reversals of conviction for their clients. Since the start of 2009, the

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


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