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Fri, 09/27/2013 — The public is invited to the annual fall tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The medicinal garden was developed as part of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program, a...

Fri, 09/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Class of 2017 set records for academic talent and diversity, according to enrollment figures announced today. There were exactly 4,000 students in the freshman class, up 6.1 percent from last year’s figure of 3,771, marking the second consecutive year the freshman class has grown. The average freshman ACT score was 25.3, up two-tenths of a point from last year’s average, which itself was a record and the highest of any public university in Kansas. More than one-fifth, 21.8 percent, are minority students, up from 21.3 percent last year. “Students are recognizing the advantages of studying at a flagship research university and all

Fri, 09/27/2013 — The natural history exhibit that brought Kansas to the world stage in 1893 is the focus of a new event at the KU Natural History Museum. The museum will offer “Party in the Panorama: a Science Soiree for Grown-ups,” from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m....

Thu, 09/26/2013 — Farhan Karim, an assistant professor of architecture, has been awarded a Graham Foundation grant. It will support the research for his book, “Dreaming of a Nation: Architecture and Cold War Modernization in Postcolonial Pakistan,...

Thu, 09/26/2013 — Several organizations at the University of Kansas are collaborating to host the third annual KU Campus Art Walk on Thursday, Oct. 3. The event is designed for participants to explore a variety of creative works, including 2D, 3D and digital art,...

Thu, 09/26/2013 — A team of eight University of Kansas School of Engineering students received national recognition for its meticulous design of a reusable space launch vehicle. Team “KU SpaceHawks” earned second place in the American Institute of...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — A University of Kansas professor has produced a pair of books examining how intellectual disability and its treatment and perceptions have been viewed throughout history as well as a review of positive psychology as it pertains to...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — Legal writing faculty from law schools across the country will gather this week at the University of Kansas to exchange views about how to teach the next generation of lawyers to communicate and advocate effectively. The law school will host...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — John Augusto, director of the KU Center for Undergraduate Research, has taken on the additional role of assistant vice provost for experiential learning in undergraduate studies. Augusto will be the leader of the Experiential Learning...

Wed, 09/25/2013 — The founder and president of Family Promise, a national organization dedicated to fighting homelessness and poverty, will give a series of talks at the University of Kansas, including a public event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3. During her visit,...

Tue, 09/24/2013 — When it comes to large-scale disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina or the Sept. 11 attacks, communities may be their own best allies for overcoming such crises, through their networks of contacts and connectedness, according to a new research...

Tue, 09/24/2013 — University of Kansas professors Vicky Unruh and Charles Little respectively are recipients of the 2013 Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award and Chancellors Club Research Award. Unruh is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese,...

Tue, 09/24/2013 — LAWRENCE – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Timothy Egan, whose chronicle of the Dust Bowl in “The Worst Hard Time” is the 2013-14 KU Common Book, will visit the Lawrence campus for a pair of public events this week. Egan will present a keynote at “An Evening with Author Timothy Egan” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lied Center. He will also participate in a more intimate session as part of Coffee & Conversation featuring Egan at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at The Commons in Spooner Hall. "I couldn't be more honored to have students of Kansas, where so much of the gritty history of the Dust Bowl took place, taking up ‘The Worst Hard Time,’” says Egan. “It's

Mon, 09/23/2013 — Heading to the mall this weekend for some new shoes? Dropping by Home Depot tonight? Or grabbing a burger at the McDonald’s drive-through window? These three scenarios would obviously entail different levels of crowds, ranging from big crowds...

Mon, 09/23/2013 — The University of Kansas has announced employees of the month for August 2013: University Unclassified Staff Employee of the Month Name: Kevin Lee Start date: 2008 Current title: Academic adviser, William Allen White School of Journalism &

Fri, 09/20/2013 — In 1999, former Kansas First Lady Meredith Docking made a commitment of $1 million to establish the Docking Young Faculty Scholar Award. In 2013, ten exceptional faculty members at the University of Kansas have been honored as the latest...

Fri, 09/20/2013 — An effort to get freshman members more involved is paying dividends for one student organization at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Engineers Without Borders is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that partners with developing...

Fri, 09/20/2013 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today issued the following statement regarding Associate Professor of Journalism David Guth: “In order to prevent disruptions to the learning environment for students, the School of Journalism and the...

Thu, 09/19/2013 — Dengue fever, the mosquito-borne tropical infectious disease, was nearly wiped out before World War II. It has made a dramatic resurgence, infecting more than 50 million people annually, and Central American countries have been significantly...

Thu, 09/19/2013 — Thanks to the generosity of James J. Ascher Sr. and his wife, Mary Ellen, of Overland Park, a 1,000-piece collection of Jayhawks now has a permanent home at the University of Kansas. They will be displayed at the Kansas Union. The Aschers made...


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