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Thu, 06/21/2012 — David Weis More Information Department of Chemistry LAWRENCE – An assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas has received the most prestigious award for junior faculty from the National Science Foundation. David Weis will receive a five-year, $677,000 Faculty Early Career Development Award, known as the CAREER Award. The award

Wed, 06/20/2012 — More Information Approved proposal for new freshmen Approved proposal for transfer students LAWRENCE – New admission standards for the University of Kansas designed to encourage student achievement and increase the number of students who graduate from the university were approved by the Kansas Board of Regents today. The new standards will go into effect for the fall 2016 entering class. They were developed this spring at the request of the Regents

Wed, 06/20/2012 — More than 3 million Americans live with epilepsy, the chronic neurological disorder that brings on recurrent seizures. One of the most overlooked but damaging aspects of epileptic seizures is oxidative stress to cells in the brain. "You need...

Wed, 06/20/2012 — The University of Kansas School of Music will host the International Institute for Young Musicians Summer Music Academy for another year of student music study and competition. This year's event will be July 8-27. IIYM, led by Scott McBride...

Wed, 06/20/2012 — More Information College of Liberal Arts & Sciences LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas honored outstanding students this spring with more than $29,000 in awards and scholarships. The 18 undergraduate and graduate students received amounts ranging from $500 to $2,760. The College grants scholarships and awards based on merit, need or both.

Wed, 06/20/2012 — Sarafina Kankam More Information Campanile Award LAWRENCE – University of Kansas senior Sarafina Kankam has received the 2012 Campanile Award, given to a single graduating senior who has displayed remarkable leadership, character and respect for KU. Kankam, of Lenexa, graduated May 13 with a bachelor's degree in human biology. The Campanile Award was established as

Tue, 06/19/2012 — University of Kansas Provost Jeffrey Vitter has appointed faculty members Jeff Aubé, medicinal chemistry, Ann Cudd, philosophy, and Maryemma Graham, English, as University Distinguished Professors . Their appointments are effective with...

Mon, 06/18/2012 — Children who own a savings account early in life are much more likely to have greater financial assets and positive financial habits when they grow older than those who don't. A University of Kansas professor has authored an article urging...

Mon, 06/18/2012 —  The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas has announced the inauguration of the Center for Excellence in Health Communication to Underserved Populations. The center, based in Stauffer-Flint...

Fri, 06/15/2012 — A Latino literature expert at the University of Kansas is available to respond to today's news that the Obama administration will block deportations of some young immigrants. Marta Caminero-Santangelo, professor of English and ...

Fri, 06/15/2012 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for the blind and print-disabled, is accepting donations of gently used vinyl records, CDs, audio equipment, musical instruments and DVDs for For Your Ears Only,...

Tue, 06/12/2012 — A group of University of Kansas School of Music students will return to Lawrence's sister city, Eutin, Germany, to continue the successful music exchange developed between the two cities. Thirty-three students — instrumentalists and...

Tue, 06/12/2012 — From left are Kim Scherman, Eudora, KU senior in English and journalism and mass communications; Katie Fankhauser, Topeka, KU junior in environmental studies; and Allyson Prue, Lawrence, a Haskell Indian Nations University junior in environmental science, work at KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden. More Information Tour information on Facebook Kansas Biological Survey

Tue, 06/12/2012 — Five University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards from the Kansas Geological Survey, based on KU's West Campus. Brian Platt, of Wayne, N.J., who graduated in May with a doctorate in geology, was presented the Lee C. and...

Mon, 06/11/2012 — More Information KU Center for Design Research LAWRENCE – University of Kansas research on distracted driving and wireless automobile technology will get top billing at a major mobile technology convention this week. Greg Thomas, professor of design and director of the KU Center for Design Research, will deliver a keynote address June 13 at the Connected World Conference, a three-day

Fri, 06/08/2012 — Smartphone, tablet, e-reader: All of them are technological innovations that are useful, attractive and fun. But are they also harmful? New research has begun to show the costs of our "wired" society and the incompatibility between our brains...

Fri, 06/08/2012 — A University of Kansas-developed program that matches teachers with coaches to improve education is making an "unmistakable impact," as is the new book that makes instructional coaching available to entire schools. Jim Knight, director of the...

Fri, 06/08/2012 — The world's largest society of sedimentary geologists has given its highest honor to an emeritus distinguished professor at the University of Kansas. The 3,500-member Society of Sedimentary Geology has awarded Paul Enos of Lawrence the...

Thu, 06/07/2012 — Visualize trying to finish a jigsaw puzzle where each individual piece keeps changing shape. If that sounds like an impossible task, imagine the vexing job scientists have faced in computer modeling of interactions between tens of thousands of...

Thu, 06/07/2012 — A $1.7 million estate gift from two late Topeka psychiatrists has established a study abroad scholarship for University of Kansas students to study in Germany. The Drs. Dean T. and Elisabeth Collins Scholarship will annually provide full support...


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