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Mon, 02/25/2013 — A team of University of Kansas law students earned the opportunity to compete in the international rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition after qualifying recently as finalists at the regional level. Team members...

Mon, 02/25/2013 — Senior Melanie Campbell and sophomore Amanda Gress have qualified to represent the University of Kansas at the National Debate Tournament, which will be March 28-April 2 in Ogden, Utah. It is the 46th consecutive year that KU has qualified for...

Wed, 02/20/2013 — The University of Kansas Work Group on Community Health and Development and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department have launched a new kind of partnership, called the Academic Health Department, the first in Kansas and one of only a few...

Wed, 02/20/2013 — The city of Lawrence and the University of Kansas will hold three public meetings to discuss proposed changes to the bus service for next year. The public is invited to attend. The meeting schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb....

Wed, 02/20/2013 — Say “La Brea Tar pits,” and most people imagine the saber-tooth cats and woolly mammoths that were trapped on sticky asphalt (now in modern-day Los Angeles), only to have their bones preserved for the ages. But other forms of life were also...

Wed, 02/20/2013 —  If you think the ongoing Kansas drought that started in 2010 is bad, you should have been around here during the Medieval Warm Period. That’s the era between the years 900 to 1,300 A.D. that saw slightly higher global temperatures and...

Tue, 02/19/2013 — EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the heightened threat of a major winter storm on Thursday, the Advanced Computing Facility dedication ceremony has been postponed to a later date. LAWRENCE – Researchers at the University of Kansas now have access to a new facility capable of supporting 24 times more high-performance computing power, thanks to completion of a two-year renovation and improvement project funded by a $4.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The Advanced Computing Facility, located in Nichols Hall, began operation last fall and will be dedicated formally at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. A brief ceremony will be followed by a ribbon-cutting and

Tue, 02/19/2013 — The University of Kansas will stage a screening of Patrick Sammon’s docudrama “Codebreaker” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium. It will follow with a question-and-answer period with the producer. Alan...

Tue, 02/19/2013 —  Spirituality has been recognized as a key component in helping many individuals recover from severe mental illness. However, there is often little to no training for mental health care providers in how to use spirituality as a potential...

Mon, 02/18/2013 —  By focusing on strengths, a University of Kansas-pioneered program aims to help high-risk elders reduce instances of re-hospitalization. Based on research that’s demonstrated a reduction in depressive symptoms for older adults with chronic...

Mon, 02/18/2013 — LAWRENCE – Blue-green algae aren’t regularly on the minds of the masses. However, that changes quickly when toxic and unsightly blue-green algal blooms crop up in a local lake or reservoir, putting a damper on summertime fun. When researchers approach the problem of blue-green algae, their work is frequently influenced by the findings of Val Smith, a University of Kansas professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. Nearly 30 years ago, Smith wrote a paper on the influence of nitrogen and phosphorus ratios on the proliferation of blue-green algae. He found that these highly undesirable algae were rare in lakes that had a high ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus. The

Mon, 02/18/2013 — Thurgood Marshall was the first African American Supreme Court justice, and this year’s Thurgood Marshall Law Day at the University of Kansas School of Law will feature another legal trailblazer – the first African American woman to serve as...

Mon, 02/18/2013 — The University of Kansas will kick off the yearlong process of developing a new Master Plan for the Lawrence and Edwards campuses with two open forums. The KU and Lawrence communities are invited to attend to learn more about specific areas of...

Mon, 02/18/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Music’s KU Wind Ensemble will open its “In the Shadow of No Towers” rehearsal to members of the media on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The musicians are preparing for their upcoming world premiere of Mohammed...

Mon, 02/18/2013 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little is testifying to the Kansas House Education Budget Committee today, Feb. 18, about Gov. Sam Brownback's budget recommendation for KU and the Kansas Board of Regents system. Her testimony is...

Fri, 02/15/2013 — Persistent Kansas droughts and their consequences are the subject of an upcoming symposium at the University of Kansas. Beyond the Long Hot Summer: The Future of Water in Kansas, will take place Friday, Feb. 22. The event will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.,

Fri, 02/15/2013 — David Guth, associate professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is available to speak about the Associated Press’ decision to not use the terms husband and wife for same-sex couples with media covering the issue.Earlier this week,...

Thu, 02/14/2013 —  Spilling your guts to the entire world on Facebook may be a good way to ruin a romantic relationship, according to new research by psychologists at the University of Kansas. In three separate studies, they found that people in romantic...

Thu, 02/14/2013 — In the face of Jim Crow-era violence and intimidation, many African-Americans living in southern states headed to northern cities, hoping to find new homes free from oppression. In the new film directed by KU film professor Kevin Willmott,...

Thu, 02/14/2013 — The Office of First-Year Experience is pleased to welcome Jeremy Shellhorn, associate professor of design, and Robert Bayliss, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese, as faculty fellows. Shellhorn and Bayliss will serve for two years...


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