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Fri, 09/28/2012 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and John Colombo, director of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, issued the following statements regarding the death of Betty Hart, associate research professor emeritus at...

Thu, 09/27/2012 — More Information Admissions LAWRENCE – The incoming freshmen at the University of Kansas have the highest collective ACT score in the school's history, are the most diverse in the school's history and reverse a decline in freshman enrollment dating back to 2009. As of the 20th day of classes, 3,771 incoming freshmen were enrolled at KU, a 5.3 percent increase over last year and the most

Thu, 09/27/2012 — During the Great Recession, families of all economic classes have felt the pinch. They have lost incomes and assets, and some families are worse off than others. A new series of reports from researchers at the University of Kansas examines...

Thu, 09/27/2012 — Maryemma Graham More Information Don't Deny My Voice LAWRENCE – A grant awarded to a University of Kansas researcher from the National Endowment for the Humanities will spur the creation of an institute on reading and teaching African-American poetry. The project is led by Maryemma Graham, a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of English in the KU

Thu, 09/27/2012 — Real-world lessons in honesty, ethics and professional courtesy will be the focus of a discussion from the former leader of one of the oldest construction companies in one of the nation's fastest-growing cities. Tito Tiberti, retired president...

Thu, 09/27/2012 — Research by a University of Kansas School of Engineering professor has the potential to reduce stress on the nation's strained power grid and increase energy savings for consumers. Trung Van Nguyen, professor of chemical and petroleum...

Wed, 09/26/2012 — An exciting advance in solar cell technology developed at the University of Kansas has produced the world's most efficient photovoltaic cells made from nanocarbons, materials that have the potential to dramatically drop the costs of PV...

Wed, 09/26/2012 — Kissan Joseph Jide Wintoki More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – If you're looking to justify a marketing investment, consider a new study by researchers at the University of Kansas School of Business. Research conducted at KU has uncovered new insights into the economic value of customer satisfaction and clarifies how the stock market responds

Wed, 09/26/2012 — A leading historian of the African-American experience in the American West will give the annual Bill Tuttle Distinguished Lecture in American Studies at the University of Kansas. The event will be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the Kansas...

Wed, 09/26/2012 — A grant provided by the W.M. Keck Foundation of Los Angeles will help support a University of Kansas research group that is part of a multiuniversity team pioneering tools for detecting and analyzing cosmic rays – particles that may unlock the...

Wed, 09/26/2012 — Those looking for a relaxing and creative end to the week may want to pay the University of Kansas campus a visit. Several university partners are collaborating to host the second annual KU Campus Art Walk from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept.

Tue, 09/25/2012 — It's startling to ponder the numerous ways our society relies almost completely upon on the Internet to conduct the business of everyday life. Commerce, communication and even national security all require a functioning World Wide Web. "We...

Tue, 09/25/2012 — Conventional wisdom once held that motherhood and academia didn't always mix on the tenure track. A University of Kansas professor has co-authored a book that tells the story of more than 100 women who have shown that achieving as both a mom and...

Tue, 09/25/2012 — Robert O'Neill Jr. More Information KU School of Public Affairs and Administration LAWRENCE – It protects citizens, provides clean water, picks up the trash and fixes the streets, yet local government is often taken for granted. Robert O'Neill Jr., executive director of the International City/County Management Association, thinks local government is too important to

Mon, 09/24/2012 — A world-renowned chemist from Princeton University will deliver the 2012 Edward E. Smissman Memorial Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. David W.C. MacMillan, professor and chair of the Princeton...

Mon, 09/24/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering is offering an opportunity for one Kansas high school to get an exhilarating, hands-on learning experience. The KU School of Engineering is giving away a parallel hybrid go-kart, designed during...

Fri, 09/21/2012 — David W. Hill, the vice president of brand management for the computer manufacturer Lenovo Group, will give the next Hallmark Symposium Series lecture at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at Budig Hall Room 110. The biweekly symposium is supported by the...

Thu, 09/20/2012 — The public is invited to the annual fall tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The medicinal garden was developed as part of the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program, a...

Thu, 09/20/2012 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host "Campaign 2012 with Eleanor Clift" as part of the 2012 Muncy Journalism and Politics Lecture Series. The event will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Dole...

Thu, 09/20/2012 — Arthur Laffer More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – The father of supply-side economics and a major contributor to Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's new tax policy is coming to Lawrence. Arthur Laffer will present "The Next Act for Policy Makers: A Primer on Economic Reality, Myths and Fallacies" at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union.


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