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Mon, 10/14/2013 —  The weather is cooling down, and the Department of Visual Art at the University of Kansas has just the event to warm up the community. The department will host the 2013 Fire Spectacular with the Lawrence Arts Center to celebrate fire’s role...

Mon, 10/14/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Business is celebrating the start of construction of its new $65 million building with a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will speak at the event, along with KU...

Fri, 10/11/2013 —  What makes the difference between being a have and a have-not in America? A millionaire might attribute his fortune to hard work and initiative. He might also say the poverty-stricken simply don’t put the same effort into becoming successful.

Fri, 10/11/2013 — Thirteen University of Kansas and 17 Haskell Indian Nations University students attended the 2013 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference earlier this month in San Antonio. More than 3,000 students from...

Thu, 10/10/2013 —  When Philip Baringer was just a graduate assistant working at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, his job consisted mostly of lugging around cables and wiring equipment. But he was keen to take a larger role in the experimental particle...

Thu, 10/10/2013 — Last month the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts announced its annual A9 Awards. Department of Design students won 23 out of the 31 the student awards, including the 2013 AIGA Kansas City Scholarship and two Juror’s...

Thu, 10/10/2013 — A committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program has selected four outstanding students to compete for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships, which provide for study in the United Kingdom. Jenny Lynn Curatola, a May...

Wed, 10/09/2013 — It wasn’t a seamless transition when Nigeria, following decades of military coups, held a democratic presidential election in 1999. Some suspected cheating at the polling stations. Still, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo was declared winner and took...

Wed, 10/09/2013 —  Big Screens, Small Screens: Size Matters (In Adaptation) is the theme of the upcoming conference of the Literature/Film Association. Events will take place Thursday, Oct. 10, through Saturday, Oct. 12, at the University of Kansas. The...

Wed, 10/09/2013 — Jo Hardesty, director of Legal Services for Students, was awarded the Elizabeth Berg Streeter Award at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Student Legal Services Section Annual Conference this summer in Las Vegas. The Elizabeth...

Wed, 10/09/2013 — David Azerrad, research fellow and associate director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics at the Heritage Foundation, will present “The Contested American Dream: Reflections on Opportunity, Prosperity and Income...

Tue, 10/08/2013 — Less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, but three of them call the Kansas City area home. The University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Kansas...

Tue, 10/08/2013 — LAWRENCE – Four faculty members at three universities in Kansas have been named recipients of the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence: the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The four will be recognized Wednesday, Oct. 30, during a ceremony at the Lied Center of Kansas. This is the 32nd annual presentation of the awards, established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a distinguished professor at the University of Kansas from 1967 to 1983, and his wife, Aya. The awards recognize the exceptional long-term research accomplishments of faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities. Each award includes a citation and a $10,000 award for

Tue, 10/08/2013 — WHO: Alice Bean, professor of physics and astronomy, 785-842-4117 (mobile phone), abean@ku.edu WHAT: The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today awarded the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Francois Englert of Belgium and Peter Higgs of the United Kingdom to recognize their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field, which gives elementary particles mass. Alice Bean and a University of Kansas research team played a significant role in discovering the particle that proves the existence of the Higgs field, the Higgs boson, through their work at the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. WHEN

Tue, 10/08/2013 — When the United States was in its infancy and the Articles of Confederation — a precursor to the Constitution — were drafted, the founding fathers likely had no idea how that might contribute to the polarized nation we live in today....

Mon, 10/07/2013 — Charles Myers has been named director for the University Press of Kansas, succeeding Fred Woodward, director of UPK from November 1981 to September 2013. Myers will be UPK’s fifth director. He served previously as executive editor and group...

Mon, 10/07/2013 — The 101st Homecoming at the University of Kansas concluded Oct. 5 after a week that included events for KU students and the Lawrence community. Throughout the week, KU student organizations collected points for their participation in events...

Mon, 10/07/2013 — While some children who enter foster care have experienced some form of trauma, there currently is not a system for caregivers to identify such trauma and determine how to help them. University of Kansas researchers have won a $2.5 million...

Sat, 10/05/2013 — Two University of Kansas seniors received the 23rd annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards during halftime of the KU-Texas Tech homecoming football game Oct. 5 in Memorial Stadium. The 2013 ExCEL award winners are Bryne...

Sat, 10/05/2013 — The Accessibility Executive Advisory Council at the University of Kansas will host its first-ever public forum on accessibility and disability issues Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Kansas Union. The forum, which will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in...


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