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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...

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

Tue, 04/24/2012 — When trying to find a good stock pick, you might want to stay away from companies that make large political contributions, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Kansas and the University of Minnesota. The findings...

Tue, 04/24/2012 — Forty-five University of Kansas students have been initiated into Mortar Board, a senior honor society. The initiation ceremony was April 15 for students and their families, chapter alumni and invited guests. A reception followed at the Kansas...

Tue, 04/24/2012 — America’s fighting men and women provide a sterling example of how to become sustainable, reduce energy consumption and save lives — all without pitting ideological sides against one another, according to research by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 04/23/2012 — Two University of Kansas student organizations are helping craft a new style of conference that will delve into a variety of space exploration topics. The SpaceUp Kansas Unconference will be April 29 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center...

Mon, 04/23/2012 — A $790,000 gift from the Hall Family Foundation will provide $430,000 for renovations to the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas and $360,000 toward meeting a National Endowment for the Humanities matching challenge grant.

Mon, 04/23/2012 — The University of Kansas will broadcast a test of the emergency public address system, including a demonstration of an external speaker array, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. The public address system is part of the comprehensive emergency...

Mon, 04/23/2012 — There’s new evidence that our minds thrive away from it all. Research conducted at the University of Kansas concludes that people from all walks of life show startling cognitive improvement — for instance, a 50 percent boost in creativity...

Mon, 04/23/2012 — More than 25 outstanding graduate students at the University of Kansas will be recognized at the annual Graduate Student Awards Ceremony, at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Awards will be presented by Provost and...

Mon, 04/23/2012 — A major contributor to two high-profile early-stage drug discovery programs at the University of Kansas is the 2012 recipient of KU’s Research Achievement Award. The award is the highest honor given annually to a full-time academic staff...

Fri, 04/20/2012 — A University of Kansas research group dedicated to recognizing black writers is collaborating with others to revive interest in a visionary poet who was part of a pocket of U.S. expatriate cultural history centered in Sweden in the 1960s. ...

Fri, 04/20/2012 — A panel discussion featuring notable Kansas City-area leaders and University of Kansas faculty will address “The Role of Higher Education in Building Communities and Civic Life.” The event, hosted at the KU Edwards Campus on April 21, is in...

Thu, 04/19/2012 — Stuart Bell More Information School of Engineering LAWRENCE – Stuart Bell, dean of the University of Kansas School of Engineering since 2002, today was named the next executive vice chancellor and provost at Louisiana State University. “I want to congratulate Stuart on his selection and thank him for the progress the School of Engineering made under his leadership. Enrollment is

Thu, 04/19/2012 — Marta Caminero-Santangelo, English professor and department chairman, meets with a group of undergraduate honors students. Photo by David McKinney More Information Department of English LAWRENCE – Undocumented immigrants tend not to have a public voice, but a University of Kansas professor of English says their stories are emerging in literature and the media and

Thu, 04/19/2012 — More Information KU Center for Sustainability LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible universities, according to The Princeton Review. The well-known education services company this week listed KU in its annual "Guide to 322 Green Colleges," which profiles higher education institutions that demonstrate a commitment to sustainability in

Thu, 04/19/2012 — David Booth and David Murfin are the recipients of the University of Kansas School of Business 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. Booth and Murfin join an elite group of business alumni who have been recognized for their dedication to excellence...


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