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Tue, 10/04/2011 — On Thursday, Oct. 6, The Project on the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas will present selections from its 100 Novels project that highlight the significance of “place” for African-American writers. This one-day...

Mon, 10/03/2011 — Cynthia Kenyon More Information KU School of Pharmacy In 1993, Cynthia Kenyon and colleagues’ discovery that a single-gene mutation could double the lifespan of the tiny roundworm C. elegans sparked an intensive study of the molecular biology of aging. Kenyon, director of the Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging at the University of California-San Francisco, will speak about her research at the 2011

Mon, 10/03/2011 — Elizabeth Ablah and Suzanne Hawley More Information KU School of Medicine-Wichita WICHITA – Suzanne Hawley and Elizabeth Ablah received awards at the Kansas Public Health Association’s annual conference, which was Sept. 22 in Wichita. Dr. Hawley, associate professor and Master of Public Health (MPH) program director on the Wichita Campus, received the Samuel J. Crumbine Medal. The highest award given by the

Fri, 09/30/2011 — More Information KU Endowment The KU Endowment Board of Trustees elected two new trustees at its 120th annual meeting, held Sept. 30. Beverly J. Gaines, of Fredonia, graduated from KU in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and earned a master’s degree in business management from Friends University in 1989. She is vice president of First National Bank in Fredonia. Jeff N. Gentry, of Andover, graduated from KU in 1983

Fri, 09/30/2011 — More Information KU Endowment KU Endowment distributed $112.3 million in direct financial support to the University of Kansas in fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30. The funds provide support for the university’s four campuses and the University of Kansas Hospital. This support benefits students, programs, research, faculty, facilities and patient care. “Private support is essential to building a greater KU

Fri, 09/30/2011 — Valentino J. Stella, University Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, has been selected to receive the Distinguished Pharmaceutical Scientist Award from the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). The...

Fri, 09/30/2011 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies announces the Ukrainian Studies 2011 Palij Lecture by Ukrainian-Canadian filmmaker Yurij Luhovy and a viewing of his documentary, “Genocide Revealed.” The event will be at 7 p.m....

Fri, 09/30/2011 — The Public Service Career Fair will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The Public Service Career Fair allows KU students who are interested in a government...

Thu, 09/29/2011 — In architecture, a whispering gallery is an arch or vault that projects sound so that a person at one end can hear someone else whispering from the other side. In science, whispering gallery mode resonators are tiny glass beads that trap...

Wed, 09/28/2011 — More Information KU School of Engineering The University of Kansas School of Engineering made significant gains in undergraduate enrollment this fall as part of an ongoing effort to meet Kansas’ workforce needs. Fall enrollment reached a 29-year high at 1,911 undergraduate students. The figure represents a 6.6 percent increase (119 students) over last year. The enrollment increase is part of the school’s long-term

Wed, 09/28/2011 — More Information KU School of Pharmacy For the second straight year, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has reached a record-high enrollment as part of its work to meet the serious need for pharmacists in Kansas. The School of Pharmacy has an enrollment of 655 students, up from 586 students in the fall of 2010. Thanks to an expansion plan passed by the Kansas Legislature in 2008, the School of Pharmacy is poised to

Wed, 09/28/2011 — Julianne Buchsbaum, a humanities librarian and scholar at the University of Kansas, has been selected as one of five winners in the National Poetry Series 2011 Open Competition. Buchsbaum’s third book of poetry, “With Venom and...

Wed, 09/28/2011 — University of Kansas Libraries will celebrate Homecoming with the fifth annual KU Libraries Homecoming Brunch. The event will feature a continental breakfast and tours of the Kenneth Spencer Research Library. Homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 1,...

Wed, 09/28/2011 — With today’s technology, linguistic anthropologists at the University of Kansas and Qinghai Nationalities University in China are collaborating in real time to document endangered languages in western China. Arienne Dwyer, KU associate...

Wed, 09/28/2011 — A linguistics professor who built enrollment in one of her classes from 15 to 200 is the 2011 recipient of the Budig Teaching Professorship in Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Kansas. Joan Sereno, who has taught in the...

Tue, 09/27/2011 — More Information KU Financial Aid & Scholarships LAWRENCE – Improvements already under way in how the University of Kansas recruits and retains students will increase both the academic success and overall size of the university’s student body, KU leaders say. Enrollment figures for fall 2011 were released today, with KU’s overall enrollment declining 2.5 percent to 28,718. The academic readiness of incoming students remains

Tue, 09/27/2011 — Officials from the University of Kansas and various economic development groups today unveiled the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas Medical Center (BTBC at KUMC), a business incubator specifically designed...

Tue, 09/27/2011 — Andrew Torrance More Information KU School of Law MEDIA ADVISORY: Andrew W. Torrance, professor of law, will deliver his keynote address, “Tempest Tossed: Genomics Amidst Legal Storms,” at noon CST in Ottawa, Ontario. He will be available for phone interviews on any aspect of law and genes, genomics or personalized medicine after 3 p.m. All of Torrance’s articles are available for free download here. LAWRENCE

Tue, 09/27/2011 — More Information NSF Policy Change (EDITOR'S NOTE: A photo of this event is available through the Associated Press) At the invitation of First Lady Michelle Obama, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little attended a White House event Monday afternoon announcing a new National Science Foundation effort to provide greater work-related flexibility to women and men in research careers. //--> Click to zoom

Tue, 09/27/2011 — More Information KPR LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s Bryan Thompson has been selected as one of 24 public media reporters from across the country to participate in an NPR News-Kaiser Health News reporting project: “Health Care in the States.” The 15-month partnership is an initiative by the news organizations to expand and deepen local and national coverage of health care and make often-complicated national health care issues


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