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Tue, 12/04/2012 —  For high school students with emotional and behavioral problems, the stakes couldn’t be much higher: With dropout rates higher than 50 percent, members of this group who leave school before graduation often endure lives fraught with poverty,...

Mon, 12/03/2012 — LAWRENCE – Schools bring communities together. And when a community undergoes demographic and cultural changes due to immigration, nowhere is that change more evident than the local centers of education. Researchers at the University of Kansas have won a grant to study how 30 years of continuous population changes in Garden City have affected local schools and what that can teach educators throughout the nation. Jennifer Ng, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies, and Don Stull, professor of anthropology, have won a

Spencer Museum of Art
Mon, 12/03/2012 — More Information Spencer Museum of Art LAWRENCE – Marilyn Stokstad, a renowned University of Kansas distinguished professor emerita of art history, art historian and former art museum director, has made a lead gift to create an endowed directorship at KU's Spencer Museum of Art. Her gift to KU Endowment established the Marilyn Stokstad Director, which will support and strengthen the Spencer Museum of Art's innovative programming and initiatives, including: research and travel opportunities for the director; internships for students; research and publishing projects involving students and faculty; and the engagement of

Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information Assets and Education Initiative LAWRENCE - Lower levels of wealth in a family may mean lower math scores for their children. New research from the University of Kansas is showing that wealth - a family's assets minus their liabilities - can predict their children's achievement in math. Terri Friedline, assistant professor of social welfare at KU, authored a report with Rainier D. Masa and Gina A.N. Chowa of

Neeli Bendapudi
Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information Working Professional MBA program LAWRENCE – Kansas City professionals looking to advance their careers have an option tailored specifically to their needs as the University of Kansas School of Business announces its new Working Professional MBA program. The Working Professional MBA program, taught at KU's Edwards Campus in Overland Park, will be unveiled tonight at the KU men's basketball game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. "The MBA is a flagship of every excellent business school, and the retooled Working Professional MBA program solidifies that mission here at KU," said Neeli Bendapudi, dean of the

Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information National Geographic Channel LAWRENCE – John Hoopes, University of Kansas anthropologist and Maya scholar, will be featured in a National Geographic Channel special, "Maya Underworld: The Real Doomsday," premiering at 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3. Hoopes is regarded as one of the major go-to guys to separate fact from fiction about the Maya calendar and a prediction that the world would end Dec. 21, 2012. He has

Fri, 11/30/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – KPR in December is full of gifts for listeners: special programs that celebrate the festive holiday season: Monday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., 'Advent Voices' Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries, Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel

Thu, 11/29/2012 — Until recently, the years 774 and 775 were best known for Charlemagne's victory over the Lombards. But earlier this year, a team of scientists in Japan discovered a baffling spike in carbon-14 deposits within the rings of cedar trees that...

Wed, 11/28/2012 — Since July 2011, the University of Kansas has completed 21 of the 49 recommendations outlined by KU's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) task force. The significant progress is detailed in the task force's first annual progress report to...

Wed, 11/28/2012 — Roughly 30 percent of the U.S. adult population reports having some symptoms of depression that regularly arise in the winter. Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, offers hope for sufferers of seasonal...

A lowrider from the cover of the book
Wed, 11/28/2012 — Lowriders prowl close to the ground. Their fenders and spoke chrome wheel rims glint. Their custom paint jobs are meant to impress, with metal-leaf lettering, elaborate pin striping and sometimes murals. But most importantly, these custom cars...

Wed, 11/28/2012 — Since July 2011, the University of Kansas has completed 21 of the 49 recommendations outlined by KU's Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) task force. The significant progress is detailed in the task force's first annual progress report to...

Wed, 11/28/2012 — Roughly 30 percent of the U.S. adult population reports having some symptoms of depression that regularly arise in the winter. Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, offers hope for sufferers of seasonal...

Tue, 11/27/2012 — A candidate for dean of the School of Engineering will visit the University of Kansas on Thursday and participate in an open forum. Craig Benson, distinguished professor, director of sustainability research and education, and chair of...

Tue, 11/27/2012 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have developed a performance information system for youth residential psychiatric service centers throughout the state and have found the new method of keeping track of information can help inform practice...

Mon, 11/26/2012 — A new trailhead structure, built earlier this year at the KU Field Station by University of Kansas architecture students, has won two design awards from the American Institute of Architects. The structure, which emphasizes sustainable building...

Mon, 11/26/2012 — More Information School of Architecture, Design and Planning LAWRENCE – In many companies and universities, "industrial design" and "engineering" are treated as separate disciplines, with little or no overlap. But University of Kansas researcher Greg Thomas doesn't necessarily agree with that approach. And thanks to a new project with Garmin International, he'll get to explore the topic to

Mon, 11/26/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Get out the mistletoe and your dancing shoes. Kansas Public Radio is welcoming the holiday season with its fourth annual Big Band Christmas concert. The celebration of holiday tunes performed by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra will be 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Liberty Hall in Lawrence. Tickets are $20 per person, available at Ticketmaster or the

Tue, 11/20/2012 — Accreditation is a standard method of quality assurance in higher education, but it doesn't reach every department on a given campus. A University of Kansas professor is helping lead an effort to ensure quality standards for social work doctoral...

Tue, 11/20/2012 — Prominent political practitioners, including strategists, journalists and pollsters, will analyze the 2012 election results at the Post-Election Conference, sponsored by the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The event...


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