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Wed, 02/13/2013 — One outcome of the Bold Aspirations strategic plan at the University of Kansas was the creation of a Strategic Initiative Grant program, designed to invest in promising research projects that support the themes and goals of the plan.  Two...

Tue, 02/12/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University Dance Company spring concerts will showcase works by emerging and master choreographers in a new setting. The performances will be held at the Lawrence Arts Center on Feb. 22 and 23. The venue will be familiar for two performers in the company. Two seniors from Lawrence, Juliet Remmers and Lucy Shopen, were scholarship students in the children’s dance program at the Lawrence Arts Center. “The LAC has been a training ground for some of our most talented dancers,” said dance department chair Michelle Heffner Hayes. “It makes us very proud to produce their work in the setting that nurtured their talent as children.” Two other seniors’ work will

Tue, 02/12/2013 — Fifteen students, staff and faculty have been selected as University of Kansas Men of Merit, recognized for positively defining masculinity through challenging norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to the...

Mon, 02/11/2013 — A new collaborative jazz exhibit, featuring prominent jazz collections of the Midwest, including the University of Kansas Libraries’ own Jazz Archive, and highlighting the work of KU faculty, will open Friday, Feb. 15, at the Library Gallery...

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Mon, 02/11/2013 —  Henry David Thoreau obsessively recorded the flowering time of plants around Concord, Mass., in the 1850s, while Japanese naturalists took keen note of the flowering time of cherry blossom trees for centuries before that. For hundreds of years,...

Jayhawk Boulevard will be part of the area designated a new site in the Register of Historic Kansas Places.
Mon, 02/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The history of the University of Kansas’ Lawrence Campus is being recognized and preserved by the creation of a historic district. The Kansas Historical Society’s Historic Sites Board of Review on Saturday voted to create a historic district comprising the heart of the Lawrence campus. The district is now listed in the Register of Historic Kansas Places and has been forwarded to the National Park Service for consideration for the National Register of Historic Places. “The beauty of our campus doesn’t come from any one building or place, but rather from the whole environment that has been created on Mount Oread. This district will help us preserve that

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Mon, 02/11/2013 — A University of Kansas professor of electrical engineering and computer science and a Dartmouth College philosophy professor will present a debate this month on the growth of technology and its implications for privacy and the outsourcing of...

Mon, 02/11/2013 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas will again partner with Ottawa University to offer courses in Ottawa for adults 50 and older.  “The Golden Age of Television” and “Explaining Thomas Jefferson” will be...

Mon, 02/11/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas is partnering with Brewster Place Retirement Community, Washburn University and McCrite Plaza Retirement Community to bring courses to Topeka for adults 50 and older. “The Osher Institute at KU is pleased to expand the number sites and courses we’re offering in Topeka this spring,” said Jim Peters, Osher director. “From the Custer Brothers to George Gershwin, from the lost gospels to Fred and Ginger, or from Arlington Cemetery to the women of Islam, there’s bound to be courses that pique your interest.” The spring lineup includes:

Mon, 02/11/2013 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas is partnering with Clay County Senior Services and William Jewell College again to bring courses to Clay County for adults 50 and older. “The Osher Institute at KU is pleased to...

Winning artwork by Ashleigh Steckly, a master’s student in bioengineering from Manhattan, and Ming Le Tan, a senior in chemical and petroleum engineering from Malaysia.
Mon, 02/11/2013 — A microscopic image of a material in the lungs that aids in respiration captured while it is under stress earned first place for the University of Kansas School of Engineering in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science Image Contest. KU’s...

Fri, 02/08/2013 — The Kansas City Star and the Topeka Capital-Journal are the winners of the 2012 Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award for their articles about conflict of interest and questionable actions by an international union and the Kansas...

Fri, 02/08/2013 — The KU Biodiversity Institute has announced completion of a two-year, $3.5 million renovation that has modernized the laboratories in 110-year-old Dyche Hall for 21st century research and student training about the life of the planet. A...

Fri, 02/08/2013 — Average groundwater levels across western and central Kansas showed significant declines for the second consecutive year, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas. In early January...

Fri, 02/08/2013 —  A partnership between the University of Kansas School of Law and the KU Medical Center is preparing students from both disciplines to understand and appreciate the importance of the other, all while serving community members who need medical...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — Scholars, policymakers and practitioners from across the country will grapple with concepts of national identity, race, and the intersection of public policy and our conception of what it means to be an American at the Kansas Journal of Law and...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected five graduates to honor with its Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award for 2013. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates. The recipients’ varied professional pursuits reflect the versatility of a liberal arts and sciences degree. Their careers include accomplishments in film and television, the military, art and international government relations. Honorees are retired four-star general Charles Boyd; renowned paleo-artist John Gurche; Emmy-winning visual effects supervisor Chris Martin; foreign services diplomat B. Lynn Pascoe; and Sesame

Thu, 02/07/2013 — University of Kansas Continuing Education will honor four Distinguished Service Award recipients at a reception from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Continuing Education, 1515 St. Andrews Drive. Recipients are Ed Berger, president, Hutchinson...

Thu, 02/07/2013 — A tradition that dates back more than a century at the University of Kansas School of Engineering has a new twist this year.  Organizers of the school’s annual Engineering Expo have added an extra day of student competitions in order to...

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Wed, 02/06/2013 — The fourth University of Kansas research-sharing session, now called "Red Hot Research," will be 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at The Commons. The series is part of a continued effort to bring together scholars from all disciplines and in response to...


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