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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

Fri, 04/27/2012 — More Information Research and Training Center on Independent Living LAWRENCE – University of Kansas researcher Glen W. White and University Honors Program student Sam Ho visited Lima, Perú, in March to teach medical rehabilitation professionals how to better care for patients with spinal cord injury. People with such injuries often experience secondary health conditions such as pressure

Fri, 04/27/2012 — The University of Kansas will partner with Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM Corp. to help advance supercomputing at KU, the school announced today. The IBM Shared University Research (SUR) award includes five compute blades, a large memory blade, a...

Thu, 04/26/2012 — An author and professor from China best known for his research on English poetry, African-American literature and literary translation has been invited by the University of Kansas for a lecture about Langston Hughes. Luo Lianggong, a professor...

Thu, 04/26/2012 — Sometimes things are so small, they’re quite hard to envision — especially for kids. For instance, nanotechnology deals with objects sized between one and one thousand billionths of a meter. Now, that’s small. Although not the smallest...

Thu, 04/26/2012 — Former Kansas Sen. David Wysong, of Mission Hills, Kan., is the new chair of the Advancement Board, an 85-member organization of business and community leaders formed in 2005 to promote the interests of the University of Kansas Medical ...

Thu, 04/26/2012 — More Information American Association of University Women LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas postdoctoral researcher, an assistant professor and a graduate student have each been awarded a fellowship by the American Association of University Women. Katie Becklin, a postdoctoral researcher in ecology and evolutionary biology, and Misty Schieberle, an assistant professor of English, have each received an

Thu, 04/26/2012 — The winners of the 56th Snyder Book Collecting Contest at the University of Kansas were honored at a reception April 19. Dean Lorraine J. Haricombe presented the awards to the students, and James Gunn, KU English professor emeritus and noted...

Wed, 04/25/2012 — Most Americans are called for jury duty sometime in their lives. When they do, most citizens likely wouldn’t realize they have fewer rights than an accused criminal or “snitch witness,” testifying to get a lighter punishment. Melanie...

Wed, 04/25/2012 — For his pioneering work on treatments for drug abuse and addiction, Thomas Prisinzano, professor of medicinal chemistry at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, has earned one of the top accolades bestowed upon medicinal chemists. ...

Wed, 04/25/2012 —  When the military goes to war, journalists follow. While the two groups have different roles to play, they do share common ground: Their experiences in combat zones can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. To help journalists learn...

Wed, 04/25/2012 — More Information KU Auditing Symposium LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business will partner with the Deloitte Foundation to host the 21st biennial Auditing Symposium from April 26 to April 28 at the Oread. This year’s theme is “The Impact of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on the Conduct of the Audit.” The PCAOB was established by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act


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