Mon, 10/22/2012 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter has announced the creation of a $50,000 author's fund to support open access scholarship at KU's Lawrence campus and the KU Medical Center. The "One University" Open Access...
Mon, 10/22/2012 — More Information Building sustainable traditions LAWRENCE – Nearly one year after the release of the campus sustainability plan, Building Sustainable Traditions, the University of Kansas is hosting a series of events to highlight accomplishments along with opportunities for engagement centered on key elements of the plan. "We've made significant progress toward the goals of Building
Mon, 10/22/2012 — More Information Dole Institute of Politics LAWRENCE – Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss the life and political career of former U.S. Sen. George McGovern. McGovern died Sunday, Oct. 21, in a hospice in his native South Dakota. In 2004, McGovern was the recipient of the Dole Leadership Prize for his bipartisan
Thu, 10/18/2012 — Steve Coen More Information KU Endowment KANSAS CITY, Kan. - A $1.5 million gift from Kansas Health Foundation will enhance healthcare in the state of Kansas. The gift provides support for growing the leadership for the planned University of Kansas School of Public Health. In 2010, the Kansas Board of Regents endorsed KU's plan to establish the school. KU Endowment's fundraising efforts to launch the
Thu, 10/18/2012 — More Information Homecoming events LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the student-led Homecoming Steering Committee, along with campus and community partners, have organized seven days of events Oct. 21-27 to celebrate KU's 100th Homecoming. The week begins with the Jayhawk Jog at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, on Massachusetts Street. Later that day, Stuff the Bus, a food drive to benefit Just Food, a United
Wed, 10/17/2012 — More Information KU Student Housing LAWRENCE - As part of the goal of the University of Kansas to transform undergraduate education, KU Student Housing plans to build two new residence halls by the fall of 2015. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the $47.8 million project during its Oct. 17 meeting in Topeka. KU is planning to build two new freshman-oriented residence halls to house about 350 students each. These halls will
Wed, 10/17/2012 — More Information Karole Armitage Wendell Castle Wes Jackson LAWRENCE - A world-renowned dancer and choreographer, an acclaimed artist and sculptor, and a heralded advocate of sustainable agriculture will each receive an honorary degree from the University of Kansas at its 2013 Commencement. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little recommended to the Kansas Board of Regents that Karole Armitage, Wendell Castle and Wes Jackson be
Wed, 10/17/2012 — LAWRENCE - With the presidential election just a few weeks away, the University of Kansas Libraries will celebrate the opening of "The American Election: A focus on scholarship and scholarly collection," a new exhibition featuring KU collections and research about U.S. politics, politicians, elections and campaigns. An opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 at the third floor west of Watson Library, and an online component can be found at www.lib.ku.edu/electionexhibit. The exhibition, which highlights research from KU faculty and students as well as neighboring cultural heritage institutions, illustrates the essential role
Wed, 10/17/2012 — Less than nine months after serving as an adviser for the American Law Institute's Election Law Project, University of Kansas School of Law professor Stephen McAllister has been invited to advise on another project of the prestigious institute.
Tue, 10/16/2012 — Sasha Issenberg, Slate journalist and author, will be at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas discussing his latest book, "The Victory Lab: The Secret Science to Winning Campaigns" in a Dole Forum event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Tue, 10/16/2012 —
LAWRENCE – Kij Johnson, assistant professor of English at the University of Kansas, recently won a Hugo Award, considered the most prestigious U.S. honor for science fiction writers.
Johnson earned the majority vote among six nominees in the Best Novella category. Her work "The Man Who Bridged the Mist" also won the Nebula Award earlier this year.
"For us, it (the Hugo) is the one with the most prestige. The Nebula and the World Fantasy are very, very close though. Those three are kind of like the 'hat trick' in the United States," said Johnson.
She was pleased with the story, but she said winning the Hugo Award was unexpected.
"The Hugo is a popular vote by