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Thu, 05/10/2012 — Steven M. Barlow, professor in the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders at the University of Kansas, is the 2012 recipient of the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award. The award will be presented May 12 during the annual...

Wed, 05/09/2012 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with the University Scholarly Achievement Awards winners. More Information Office of the Provost LAWRENCE – Five faculty members at the University of Kansas were honored Tuesday afternoon at the University Scholarly Achievement Awards ceremony in Spooner Hall. The University Scholarly Achievement Awards recognize mid-career

Wed, 05/09/2012 — Two doctoral graduates will be presented with the 2012 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Lied Center. Kathryn Mickle is...

Tue, 05/08/2012 — It’s only natural that when kids are part of a positive, caring sports environment, they can have more fun. But a new study by a University of Kansas professor shows that a positive sporting environment can predict their psychological...

Tue, 05/08/2012 — Marla Prather More Information College of Liberal Arts & Sciences LAWRENCE – Marla Prather, curator of modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, is being honored as a distinguished alumna by the University of Kansas’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences on May 15. Prather has helped develop collections at some of the most well-known museums

Tue, 05/08/2012 — A $10,000 gift for the University of Kansas Honors Program honors Jeff Weinberg, assistant to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. Weinberg, who has worked at KU nearly 42 years, will take a new post this summer, becoming a faculty fellow in the...

Mon, 05/07/2012 — More Information Department of Political Science LAWRENCE – Mitt Romney’s campaign advisers may want to read a new study at the University of Kansas on how vice presidential candidates influence presidential voting. Past research considered whether vice presidential candidates had an aggregate effect on campaign voting, but a dissertation successfully defended by Whitney L. Court at KU

Mon, 05/07/2012 — Recognized with the University of Kansas 2012 Team Award was the team from Speech, Language and Hearing that hosts the annual Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Clinic Communication Camp. The Unclassified Staff Non-Teaching Employee of the Year for 2012 is Alexis McKinley Jones, director of recruitment with the School of Engineering. Brian Baker, general maintenance worker senior, was honored as the 2012 University Support Staff Employee of the Year. Baker works at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Yoder.

Fri, 05/04/2012 — Charles Hostetler Mark Parkinson More Information School of Law Distinguished Alumni LAWRENCE – The former governor of Kansas and an accomplished leader in the banking and insurance industries will receive the highest honor given by the University of Kansas School of Law. Mark Parkinson, Class of 1984, and Charles Hostetler, Class of 1963, will receive

Fri, 05/04/2012 — Oil production in Kansas rose and natural gas production dropped in 2011 as crude oil prices remained high and gas prices fell, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. Kansas oil production ...

Thu, 05/03/2012 — Tammara Durham has been named vice provost for student affairs at the University of Kansas. Durham has served as interim vice provost since last September. “Tammara’s commitment to helping students makes her the ideal individual to lead...

Thu, 05/03/2012 — There’s an old saying about how writers should write about what they know. But what happens when the writers are pregnant and new teen mothers going through an experience new to them and one society at large often looks upon negatively? A...

Thu, 05/03/2012 — Jim Andrews Stuart Bell LaRoux Gillespie Kyle Vann

Wed, 05/02/2012 —  Likened to the human genome project for education, the Dynamic Learning Maps Alternate Assessment Consortium, led by the University of Kansas’ Center for Education Testing and Evaluation, has unveiled the world’s largest learning map, a...

Wed, 05/02/2012 — Robert DeYoung, finance professor at the University of Kansas School of Business and Capitol Federal Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions, will present “How Big Should Your Bank Be?” at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the BEST...

Wed, 05/02/2012 — More Information KU News LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement regarding the death of student Peter "Skip" Allen Skahan. “On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer the deepest sympathies on the death of Peter Skahan. Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones at this difficult time.” Skahan,

Tue, 05/01/2012 — A University of Kansas expert on counterterrorism and human rights in Central Asia says democracy got lost in translation in this part of the world. Democracy failed not only because of the region’s Soviet legacy and hardships of transition...

Tue, 05/01/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Through a week of ups and downs, KPR listener-members helped bring the spring membership drive to an end with a near-record amount of pledges. After eight days of on-air fundraising, Kansas Public Radio ended its spring membership drive with $291,770 in pledges. At 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, pledges from KPR listener-members pushed total donations

Mon, 04/30/2012 — Building on four years of record private giving, KU Endowment has publicly launched Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, a $1.2 billion fundraising campaign to support the aspirations of the University of Kansas and The University of Kansas...

Fri, 04/27/2012 — Stanley Rolfe


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