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Wed, 05/30/2012 — Photo from the National University of San Martin Regional Museum More Information Department of Anthropoloogy LAWRENCE – Although more than a decade has passed since Peru's 20-year violent civil war with guerrilla forces ended in 2000, many indigenous Peruvians are reluctant to speak publicly about death and memory – the essence of the truth and reconciliation

Wed, 05/30/2012 —  Twenty University of Kansas sophomores from a variety of disciplines were selected earlier this spring to become the next generation of University Scholars. Each student receives a $250 scholarship per semester for five semesters, a faculty...

Tue, 05/29/2012 — While the economy has affected nearly everyone, including higher education leaders, almost none of the people charged with leading their schools and departments have had training in how to deal with financially imposed crises. Two University of...

Tue, 05/29/2012 — Before you toss that old family portrait or stack of letters, remember that it might be history. The University of Kansas Libraries will present "Preserving Family History," a discussion explaining the importance of family keepsakes and how to...

Mon, 05/28/2012 — Lynn Bretz More Information KU News LAWRENCE - Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today offered condolences to the family and friends of former University Communications director Lynn Bretz, who died May 27 at her home after a battle with cancer. "Lynn Bretz loved this university and all of the people who call it home. She was a tireless advocate for KU, always

Fri, 05/25/2012 — Paul D. Schumaker More Information Department of Political Science LAWRENCE – Paul D. Schumaker, professor of political science, received the Gene A. Budig Teaching Professorship Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas. Schumaker will hold the title of Budig Teaching Professor for the 2012-2013 academic year and will receive a $

Thu, 05/24/2012 — Sean Foley Joel Griffiths Tonda Hill Leilani Leighton Jill Moenius Ganesh Nair Eli Rosenberg

Thu, 05/24/2012 — More Information Department of Mathematics LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas mathematics department recognized its undergraduate and graduate students and faculty for outstanding academic and teaching achievements at its 55th annual honors banquet April 24 at the KU Adams Alumni Center. This year the math department presented $75,700 in awards and scholarships. Award winners are announced

Thu, 05/24/2012 — George Bittlingmayer, a distinguished professor of finance and economics in the University of Kansas School of Business, is available to speak with media about Europe's financial crisis and the risk of Greece exiting the eurozone. European...

Wed, 05/23/2012 — Mariya Omelicheva has been named the acting director of the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas. After receiving a doctorate in political science from Purdue University, Omelicheva joined the...

Wed, 05/23/2012 — Nutritional supplements are often associated with athletes and body builders, but a University of Kansas professor is conducting a research project to determine whether they are in fact, effective and if they might be able to help older...

Tue, 05/22/2012 — The KU Public Safety Office will conduct an emergency management training exercise May 23 at Corbin Hall, 420 W. 11th St. The exercise will begin at 10 a.m. and run approximately four hours. Annual exercises are conducted to assess and improve...

Tue, 05/22/2012 — The French impressionist Claude Monet once credited flowers as the reason for his "having become a painter." Similarly, the University of Kansas' John Kelly might acknowledge a certain wildflower as ...

Mon, 05/21/2012 — Joshua Rosenbloom, professor of economics at the University of Kansas and associate vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, is en route to Washington, D.C., this summer in a new role. In August, he begins a visiting stint as a program...

Mon, 05/21/2012 — More Information The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City, Kan. – The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center (BTBC at KUMC) has secured its fifth tenant. Midwest Energy Solutions, an alternative energy company that designs and installs renewable energy solutions for homes, businesses

Fri, 05/18/2012 — More Information School of Pharmacy LAWRENCE – For the second time in three years, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is ranked No. 2 in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding. The American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy reported that KU received more than $22 million in NIH research funding in fiscal year 2011. The NIH is the primary source of federal funding for

Fri, 05/18/2012 — The Robert J. Dole Institute Archive and Special Collections at the University of Kansas will host the "Herblock" exhibition until Aug. 21, featuring political cartoons on the environment, education, civil rights, democracy and 13 U.S....

Fri, 05/18/2012 — Kissan Joseph, an associate professor in the University of Kansas School of Business, is available to speak with media about Facebook's much-anticipated initial public offering (IPO). Facebook is expected to begin trading publicly this morning....

Thu, 05/17/2012 —  Five University of Kansas students have received prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or teaching English as an assistant abroad for the 2012-13 academic year. The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational...

Thu, 05/17/2012 — Randall Brumfield has been named the new director of the Undergraduate Advising Center at the University of Kansas after a nationwide search. Brumfield joins KU from the University of Central Florida, where he has worked closely with students in...


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