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Wed, 09/05/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare will host a screening of the documentary "Ain't I a Person" from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Avenue. There will be time at the end of the film to speak with...

Tue, 09/04/2012 — Bob Clark More Information Edwards Campus LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Provost Jeff Vitter and Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor Bob Clark announced today that Clark will leave his vice chancellor position effective Dec. 31 after 15 years of loyal service. Clark was appointed dean of the Edwards Campus in 1997 and promoted to vice chancellor in 2000. Clark will

Tue, 09/04/2012 — Juan Manuel Santos More Information Office of the Chancellor LAWRENCE – Juan Manuel Santos, president of the Republic of Colombia, will return to his alma mater Sept. 24, University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced today. "We are honored to welcome President Santos back to the University of Kansas. He's one of KU's most distinguished alumni, and

Tue, 09/04/2012 — John Augusto More Information Office of the Provost LAWRENCE – John Augusto has been named the first director of the University of Kansas' new Center for Undergraduate Research. In this role, Augusto will work with KU faculty and students to support and enhance undergraduate research as a part of the experiential learning opportunities that are being included in the

Tue, 09/04/2012 — Three dedicated Jayhawks will receive the Fred Ellsworth Medallion on Sept. 14 in conjunction with the fall meeting of the KU Alumni Association's national board of directors. They are former Chancellor Robert Hemenway, Sue Shields Watson and...

Tue, 09/04/2012 — The KANU staff gathers for a photo in the 1950s. Jazz director Dick Wright, shown in 1958. More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Harry Truman was still president when a radio station signed on with a new FM signal based at the University of Kansas. At 1:45 in the afternoon, Sept. 15, 1952, KANU-FM was born. Since then, the station has grown

Tue, 09/04/2012 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the programming schedule for the fall 2012 semester, including the series "Campaign 2012." All events are located at the Dole Institute and are free and open to the public.

Fri, 08/31/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Listeners in southeast Kansas will hear some new voices on the air beginning Monday, Sept. 10. KANQ, 90.3 FM, Kansas Public Radio's 17,000-watt transmitter in Chanute, will switch from KPR2, a news-talk format, to KPR's main signal, carrying NPR news, classical music, jazz and listener favorites from NPR like "Car Talk," "A Prairie Home

Fri, 08/31/2012 — University of Kansas Provost Jeff Vitter has announced the 2012-13 class of Staff Fellows. The program, now in its fifth year, is jointly coordinated by the Office of the Provost and Human Resources. Applications were accepted in August, and 13...

Fri, 08/31/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Music has announced its 2012-13 Concert Series, featuring a variety of notable concerts throughout the year. The series will kick off Sept. 30 with a performance by the Borromeo String Quartet, introducing the...

Thu, 08/30/2012 — The BullDoc Free Clinic through the University of Kansas Medical Center will benefit from the 2012 Proud To Be A Jayhawk tailgating fundraiser. The KU football season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 1, when the Jayhawks take on South Dakota...

Thu, 08/30/2012 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas will welcome four new academic partners as it launches its fall schedule: Washburn University in Topeka, Ottawa University in Ottawa, William Jewell College in Liberty. Mo., and...

Thu, 08/30/2012 — More Information The Office of Diversity & Equity LAWRENCE – In an effort to create a more informed and engaged campus community, the University of Kansas is calling on all faculty, staff and students to complete required online training on sexual harassment and sexual violence. Beginning Sept. 4, all KU faculty, staff and students will be emailed login information to complete a brief

Wed, 08/29/2012 — A University of Kansas professor is creating a program to help educators prevent and respond appropriately to bullying, based on school-based research that has won international acclaim. Robert Harrington, professor of psychology and research...

Wed, 08/29/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Music will present the 65th annual Band Day on Sept. 8. Between 30 and 40 high school bands from across Kansas, Missouri and the surrounding area will be in Lawrence to participate in the event. KU Band Day...

Wed, 08/29/2012 — Nikky Finney, author of "Head Off & Split," a National Book Award-winning collection of poetry, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Her lecture, "Making Poetry in Our Anthropocene Age,"...

Tue, 08/28/2012 — As Kansas faces the prospect of continuing groundwater declines, a new online atlas offers insight into the past, present and future of the state's most important aquifer system. The High Plains aquifer is a massive network of ...

Tue, 08/28/2012 — Eighteen School of Architecture, Design and Planning faculty members are currently showing their work at this year's Design Department faculty show, titled "Big Work." The show is located ...

Tue, 08/28/2012 — Bill Lacy, director of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, and Nancy Dwight, a 2012 Dole Fellow, are available to speak with media about the 2012 Republican National Convention. Lacy and Dwight, longtime...

Mon, 08/27/2012 — The University of Kansas will test its emergency text message and public address systems at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28. Students, faculty and staff who have signed up for text alerts will receive a message stating: "THIS IS A TEST of the KU...


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