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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...

Wed, 02/06/2013 — Nobel laureate and financial economist Robert Merton will present "A Next-Generation Solution for Funding Retirement: A Case Study in Design and Implementation of Financial Innovation" at 1 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Dole Institute of Politics. Merton...

Dr. Roy Jensen, director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, visits in Salina with oncologist Peeran Sandhu and Lynn Marshall, R.N, patient navigator. (Photo by Tom Dorsey, Salina Journal)
Wed, 02/06/2013 — Community leaders across Kansas have joined the fight against cancer. They are volunteer members of the newly formed Midwest Cancer Alliance Funding Partners, which will hold its first meeting Feb. 11 in Hays. The council’s goal is to generate...

Wed, 02/06/2013 — Behaviors have consequences — we know that. But learning from those consequences has enormous consequences, activating our genes, restructuring our brains and shaping our world, according to University of Kansas alumna Susan M. Schneider,...

A valuable opportunity to learn more about career possibilities, summer internships or to simply network with prospective employers is available to University of Kansas students at the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair.
Tue, 02/05/2013 — A valuable opportunity to learn more about career possibilities, summer internships or to simply network with prospective employers is available to University of Kansas students at the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair. It runs from...

A University of Kansas professor has authored a study analyzing a series of public service announcements targeted to African-American women finding that, when culturally appropriate, they can be effective.
Tue, 02/05/2013 —  African-American women die from breast cancer at a higher percentage rate than other populations. Numerous factors contribute to that fact, but it can be at least partially attributed to the lack of communication emphasizing the importance of...

KU is one of 10 finalists in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science Image Contest
Tue, 02/05/2013 — An image from a research project from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is on display at a competition designed to showcase the artistic side of engineering.  KU is one of 10 finalists in the Biophysical Society’s Art of Science...

Frank Deford
Mon, 02/04/2013 — The 2013 William Allen White Foundation National Citation will go to one of the most versatile journalists in the United States. Frank Deford will receive the citation Friday, Feb. 8, at the University of Kansas.  The ceremony and lecture are...

Mon, 02/04/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business will present its inaugural international business conference, “China Emerged: Rethinking Your Global Strategy," March 1 at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The daylong conference will address pertinent themes in international business, including the sustainability of China’s political, economic and social systems; leveraging a company’s China-based resources for global operations; investing in China; rethinking how firms do business in the growing nation; and China’s expanding role in Africa, Latin America and other burgeoning economies. “China is at crossroads,” said Tailan Chi, professor and director of KU’

Mon, 02/04/2013 — The University of Kansas will broadcast a test of the emergency public address system at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. The public address system is part of the comprehensive emergency notification system at KU. During the test, a three-second...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — A journalist’s job is to tell the stories and document the history of a community as it happens. Jerry Crawford II, assistant professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is working to determine how historically black colleges and...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — Junk-Drawer Robotics and Balloon-Powered Cars are among the sessions planned for the Kansas City Metro Afterschool Alliance Conference, which will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Kansas State University-Olathe. The Kansas...

Greg Thomas, left, and Kirk McClure
Fri, 02/01/2013 — The work of two School of Architecture, Design and Planning faculty members was recognized recently when they received the School’s first-ever Research Impact Awards.  “Even in a relatively small school like ours we felt we could do a much...

Fri, 02/01/2013 — Ninety-eight students from the University of Kansas spent part of their winter breaks volunteering across the nation. KU’s student-run Alternative Breaks program centers on service-learning trips that provide opportunities for students to...

Thu, 01/31/2013 — Christianity was their own faith, but for some white slave owners, religion also served as a way to maintain order among their slaves. “Most Black Israelites who believe that Jesus and the ancient Israelites were black have actually been...

Thu, 01/31/2013 — Botany collections, genetics, Alfred Hitchcock and the science of small are among the subjects to be explored through spring semester events planned by the KU Natural History Museum. The events begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, with a...


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