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Tue, 11/06/2012 — A team of researchers with the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas will soon have better ways to monitor and predict the impact of climate change on polar ice sheets. Rick Hale, associate professor of...

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Tue, 11/06/2012 — Bob DeYoung More Information School of Business     LAWRENCE – It's often said there are no secrets in a small town. But if the "everyone knows everyone" aspect of small towns has its drawbacks, it may also have a clear upside: well-informed financial transactions. According to new research by University of Kansas School of Business professor Bob DeYoung, small business loans originated by rural banks default much less frequently than loans originated by urban banks. More specifically, default rates are lowest for the most rural banks, in the most rural communities, and for banks that are located nearest to their

Tue, 11/06/2012 — Three new department chairs are now on the job at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Theodore Bergman in mechanical engineering and Zhi Jian "Z.J." Wang in aerospace engineering began as chairs of their respective departments at...

Mon, 11/05/2012 — Stephen Greenblatt, author of "The Swerve: How the World Became Modern," a Pulitzer Prize-winning intellectual history, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His lecture, "The Swerve: How the World...

Mon, 11/05/2012 — The University of Kansas Theatre will stage the popular musical "Into the Woods" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 and Nov. 15-17 and at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall. The play features a book by James Lapine and...

Fri, 11/02/2012 — Julia Barnard, a May 2012 graduate of the University of Kansas, has advanced in the competition for one of 32 prestigious Rhodes scholarships awarded annually for graduate study at Oxford University in England. She will join other regional...

Fri, 11/02/2012 — Russell Berman, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies at Stanford University, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Hall Center Conference Hall. His lecture, "Is the Ivory...

Fri, 11/02/2012 — The 2007 burst of the housing bubble triggered the worst financial crisis since the 1930s, resulting in billion dollar losses in home value and record numbers of foreclosures. Alex Schwartz, professor of urban policy at The New School, New York...

Fri, 11/02/2012 — Cal Butcher is joining the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications as the Lacy C. Haynes Visiting Professor. Butcher also will direct the new Media Crossroads venture in the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas. He...

Thu, 11/01/2012 — Students and faculty from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications have created a website on post-traumatic stress (PTS). The website, Common Ground, is a resource for reporters covering the military and for the...

Thu, 11/01/2012 — Fifteen sophomores at the University of Kansas have been competitively selected as Global Scholars. This program, coordinated by Brent Steele, director of faculty programs for International Programs, recognizes and encourages undergraduate...

Wed, 10/31/2012 — Though it may sound like science fiction, the day is coming when a TV's pixels are light-emitting yeast organisms, or antibodies can be designed from scratch to seek out and kill cancer cells while ...

Wed, 10/31/2012 — Delta Epsilon Iota, a career-focused honor society at the University of Kansas, will have its annual professional clothing drive in the month of November to benefit KU students in need of professional attire. All professional clothing donations...

Tue, 10/30/2012 — Two University of Kansas seniors received the 22nd annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards during halftime of the KU-Texas homecoming football game Oct. 27 in Memorial Stadium. The 2012 Ex.C.E.L. award winners are...

Tue, 10/30/2012 — The 100th Homecoming at the University of Kansas concluded Oct. 27 after a week of celebration that included daily events for KU students and the Lawrence community. Throughout the week, KU student organizations collected points for their...

Tue, 10/30/2012 — When it comes to developing plans for improving technology in schools, it's a lot like buying uniforms for the band: One size will not fit all. Researchers at the University of Kansas have secured a $2.5 million grant to address the...

Tue, 10/30/2012 — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business, in a partnership with the engineering and journalism schools, will host a celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week on Nov. 9 at the Lied Center of Kansas pavilion. The day will culminate with a discussion with U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., on

Mon, 10/29/2012 — More Information Dole Institute LAWRENCE - The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host "An Evening with Newt Gingrich," 7:30 p.m., Wed., Nov. 14, at the Dole Institute. This event is free and open to the public and will include a book sale and signing. Former Speaker of the House Gingrich will be interviewed by Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy on what it is like to be a presidential candidate, the

Mon, 10/29/2012 — LAWRENCE – It's a testament to rapper and singer Lauryn Hill's artistry that her lyrics resonate just as powerfully today as they did when her solo album was released in 1998. The poetry of her words will be the topic of discussion at a University of Kansas presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Alderson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. "Tribute to Lauryn Hill" will feature performances from an acclaimed poet and a Kansas City-area female rapper, and a panel discussion with a question-and-answer session. It is the fourth installment in the "Make It Funky" lecture series. The keynote performance of the evening will

Mon, 10/29/2012 — More Information KU Endowment LAWRENCE – Making strides internationally in the areas of public affairs and neurology, KU professors John Nalbandian and Dr. Richard J. Barohn have been named winners of the 2012 Chancellors Club career teaching and research awards, respectively. Nalbandian is a professor in the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Nalbandian earned his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees at the


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