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Fri, 03/01/2013 — Hannah Sitz, a University of Kansas student from Andover planning a career in the nonprofit sector, has been named a finalist for a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The national scholarships provide up to $30,000 for college juniors preparing...

Fri, 03/01/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and other officials offer the following statements regarding the death of student Courtney Newman:   Gray-Little: “The University of Kansas is mourning an enthusiastic student, kind friend and hard worker. Courtney Newman made a difference to so many people, and our thoughts are with each of them. On behalf of the entire KU community, I offer deep condolences to Courtney Newman’s family, friends and loved ones.”   Diana Robertson, director of student housing: "The KU Student Housing family lost a vibrant young woman who had an amazing future. Tragically, we will not see that future unfold. Our

Thu, 02/28/2013 — Any teacher could name them. And anyone who ever had classmates could probably remember at least a few of them: Students who are clearly bright or creative but don’t necessarily excel in school or are often in trouble. A University of Kansas...

Thu, 02/28/2013 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre and University Theatre expect more than 120 alumni to return to campus Feb. 28-March 2 for the sixth edition of “Alums Come Home.” The turnout is the biggest so far in the series. “Alums Come...

Thu, 02/28/2013 — LAWRENCE – Much research in psychology and economics has shown that people are “loss averse,” meaning they tend to weigh losses more strongly than equivalent gains. For example, people are more motivated by a loss of $100 than a gain of the same amount. But a University of Kansas researcher says the phenomenon of loss aversion isn’t necessarily universal across all situations – and it can vary significantly among men and women, particularly when it comes to mating. In a series of experiments, KU assistant business professor Jessica Li and her colleagues – Douglas Kenrick and Steven Neuberg from Arizona State University, and Vladas Griskevicius from the University of

Wed, 02/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Engineering has celebrated several achievements recently, including completion of the new Measurement, Materials and Sustainable Environment Center and groundbreaking for the second phase of the Learned Engineering Expansion. The latest cause for celebration is today’s announcement of new Dean of Engineering Michael Branicky. Branicky currently serves as professor and chair in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland. He will join the School of Engineering as dean on July 1.  He replaces Stuart Bell, who served as dean for 10 years prior to

Wed, 02/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – Author, journalist, technology activist and Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow will present the Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union.Doctorow is also a contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Wired and many other newspapers, magazines and websites. He was formerly director of European Affairs for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit civil-liberties group that defends freedom in technology law, policy, standards and treaties. He has an honorary doctorate in computer science from the Open University (UK), where he is a Visiting Senior Lecturer; in

Wed, 02/27/2013 — The University of Kansas has bestowed Employee of the Month honors for the months of December and January. They are as follows: University Unclassified Staff Employee of the Month for January 2013Who: Jennifer Accurso BryantStart date:...

Wed, 02/27/2013 —  A University of Kansas professor has published a book collecting depictions of lawyers, judges and legal professionals in popular culture from one of the format’s golden ages. Michael Hoeflich, John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor...

Wed, 02/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to host the 11th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2012. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 5 in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public. The Celebration will recognize the 35 faculty members who published 37 books in the humanities, social sciences and arts last year.  Their works explore such varied topics as lowrider car culture, British rock humor, American intentional communities, antievolution controversies and the geography of the Internet, representing the depth and breadth of humanities research at the

Wed, 02/27/2013 — From Census statistics to federal investigations, the U.S. government is responsible for making thousands of its documents available to the public every year. While the Internet has made it easier to share such documents, officials have...

Mon, 02/25/2013 — For 10 days, the University Press of Kansas asks that you please do judge a book by its cover. From March 4 to March 15, UPK will host the Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. The exhibit will be on display...

Mon, 02/25/2013 — University of Kansas researchers have found that the infants of mothers who were given 600 milligrams of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA during pregnancy weighed more at birth and were less likely to be very low birth weight and born before 34 weeks...

Mon, 02/25/2013 — University of Kansas alumni employed by Shook, Hardy & Bacon have reached $880,000 in gifts and pledges for the KU Law School’s Center for Excellence in Advocacy. Their latest contributions, combined with anticipated matching gifts from...

Mon, 02/25/2013 — A team of University of Kansas law students earned the opportunity to compete in the international rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition after qualifying recently as finalists at the regional level. Team members...

Mon, 02/25/2013 — Senior Melanie Campbell and sophomore Amanda Gress have qualified to represent the University of Kansas at the National Debate Tournament, which will be March 28-April 2 in Ogden, Utah. It is the 46th consecutive year that KU has qualified for...

Wed, 02/20/2013 — The University of Kansas Work Group on Community Health and Development and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department have launched a new kind of partnership, called the Academic Health Department, the first in Kansas and one of only a few...

Wed, 02/20/2013 — The city of Lawrence and the University of Kansas will hold three public meetings to discuss proposed changes to the bus service for next year. The public is invited to attend. The meeting schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb....

Wed, 02/20/2013 — Say “La Brea Tar pits,” and most people imagine the saber-tooth cats and woolly mammoths that were trapped on sticky asphalt (now in modern-day Los Angeles), only to have their bones preserved for the ages. But other forms of life were also...

Wed, 02/20/2013 —  If you think the ongoing Kansas drought that started in 2010 is bad, you should have been around here during the Medieval Warm Period. That’s the era between the years 900 to 1,300 A.D. that saw slightly higher global temperatures and...


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