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Tue, 04/16/2013 — Federally funded research at the University of Kansas increased in 2011 to a record $162.7 million. That figure ranked KU 39th among national public research universities, according to an annual survey produced by the National Science Foundation.

Tue, 04/16/2013 — The University of Kansas will host a panel discussion and question-and-answer session on immigration issues as part of the national Campus Day of Action for Immigration Reform.  The Office of Diversity & Equity and the Office of...

Mon, 04/15/2013 — "La Boheme," composed by Giacomo Puccini with a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, will be staged in a joint production between the University of Kansas’ University Theatre and the School of Music, and features the KU Symphony...

Mon, 04/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute and advocate for sustainable agriculture, will be the featured speaker at the University of Kansas’ 141st Commencement, which will be May 19. Jackson is one of three 2013 recipients of KU honorary degrees, along with dancer and choreographer Karole Armitage and artist and educator Wendell Castle. “Wes is an excellent role model for our graduates. After earning a master’s degree from KU, he has gone on to become a leader in the drive to ensure we fulfill our role as stewards of the earth. His experience should inspire all of our graduates to use their talents for the public good,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-

Mon, 04/15/2013 — Roger Davis and Chris Lynch are recipients of the University of Kansas School of Business 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award. Davis and Lynch join an elite group of business alumni who have been recognized for their dedication to business excellence,

Mon, 04/15/2013 — Research relating to cancer, genetics, medicinal plants and social relationships will be among student research presented at the 13th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Thirty students...

Sun, 04/14/2013 — A team of five students that included KU Department of Architecture student Lauren Leigh Brown has won the Urban Land Institute’s Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition. Brown is a fifth-year student in architecture from Hermitage, Mo.

Sat, 04/13/2013 — President of the United States Barack Obama will visit the University of Kansas on April 19 for an event, officials announced today. “We are honored to welcome President Obama to the University of Kansas,” said Chancellor Bernadette...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The Kansas African Studies Center will host the University of Kansas' second-annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) on campus next week. The festival, which opens Wednesday, April 17, and runs through April 20, will feature 16...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — Through an Interdisciplinary Seed Grant from The Commons, several University of Kansas researchers will host a public food utopias workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Spooner Hall. Convened by Paul Stock, assistant professor of sociology...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the addition of two new one-year seminars to its regular lineup of interdisciplinary seminars. "Facing Genocide and Its Aftermath" will be co-directed by Rebecca Rovit, assistant professor of...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The first University of Kansas Global Scholars cohort will present their research at the Global Scholars Symposium on April 20. The daylong symposium, coordinated by the Office of International Programs, will showcase the seniors’ research on...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The second annual Replant Mount Oread event will take place Thursday, April 18, at Fraser Hall at the University of Kansas. Replant Mount Oread is organized by the Campus Tree Advisory Board to bring together departments, student organizations,...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — A documentary that explores a variety of energy issues – including what it will take to transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable sources – will be shown free on the University of Kansas campus. The KU chapter of the Society of...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — In 1912 eugenicist and psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard published his highly influential book, "The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness." While the book is now seen as pseudoscience, Goddard’s chronicle of a family...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — The challenges posed by the changing dynamics in the energy industry will be among the highlights of the third annual University of Kansas Energy Conference, set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at the Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave. KU Energy Club,...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – For the past few months, University of Kansas students at the Center for Design Research have partnered with Ford Motor Company on a project to eliminate something most people use every day: the automobile gearshift. Now the Lawrence community will have the opportunity to test the students’ new designs and provide feedback. At noon Sunday, April 14, KU students will set up the front half of a Ford Taurus at Hy-Vee, 3504 Clinton Parkway, and invite the public to test working models of new steering wheels, dashboards and consoles developed by the students. The students will solicit feedback to help refine their designs before presenting them to Ford later in

Thu, 04/11/2013 — Hannah Sitz, a University of Kansas student from Andover planning a career in the nonprofit sector, has been named a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholar. Sitz is the 17th KU student since 1981 to be named a Truman Scholar and the only 2013 recipient...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering steel bridge team earned a spot at the national competition thanks to a strong showing at the American Society of Civil Engineers Mid-Continent Conference regional conference April 4-6.  The...

Wed, 04/10/2013 — A University of Kansas researcher has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to conduct a clinical trial of book reading to help kindergarten children with Specific Language...


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