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Mon, 02/27/2012 — Steven Lee, professor of psychology and research in education at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about recognizing potential violent behavior in students. A shooting took place this morning at a high school in Chardon,...

Mon, 02/27/2012 — Don Haider-Markel More Information Department of Political Science LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas political scientist who has researched gay and lesbian political movements in the United States says states’ statutory bans on same-sex marriages may have helped shift public empathy for gay and lesbian partners and their families. Looking at a timeline of legislative efforts since 2003 by 20

Mon, 02/27/2012 — More Information Hall Center for the Humanities LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities will host the 10th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2011. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 8 in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required by Thursday, March 1. The Friends of the Hall Center sponsors this

Mon, 02/27/2012 — Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell will give the annual Dole Lecture at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas this semester. The Dole Lecture is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Dole Institute....

Fri, 02/24/2012 — Bob DeYoung More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008-09, public officials implemented policies to restrict and monitor the pay of the financial executives who “got us into this mess” with their “greed and excessive risk-taking.” Of course, these policies were based on the assumption that corporate risk-taking can be controlled by adjusting the

Fri, 02/24/2012 —  University of Kansas School of Law professor Stephen McAllister has been selected to serve as an adviser for the prestigious American Law Institute’s new Election Law Project. Kicking off the same year as the nation’s 57th presidential...

Fri, 02/24/2012 — Philosophy professor and business ethics expert Patricia Werhane will present “Globalization and Its Challenges for Business Ethics in the 21st Century” as the 2012 Sutton Ethics Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Woodruff Auditorium at...

Thu, 02/23/2012 — This fall incoming freshmen in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) will receive brand-new Android tablets to launch their engineering studies through a $50,000 donation from Google. The donation marks the...

Thu, 02/23/2012 — Four projects by graduate students from the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center each received $500 awards at the ninth annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit, which was Feb. 16 in Topeka. ...

Thu, 02/23/2012 — More Information KU Center for Sustainability LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has received a STARS Bronze Rating in recognition of sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. This is KU’s first year

Tue, 02/21/2012 — It’s becoming more common with every semester for a school to hand out new electronics such as iPads or laptop computers to give students a new tool in their educational kit. For years now, a University of Kansas program has been going several...

Tue, 02/21/2012 — Raj Bhala, associate dean for International and Comparative Law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to discuss Tuesday’s protests at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan. Protesters set fires,

Tue, 02/21/2012 — A mysterious cycle of booms and busts in marine biodiversity over the past 500 million years could be tied to a periodic uplifting of the world’s continents, scientists report in the latest issue of The Journal of Geology. The researchers...

Tue, 02/21/2012 — Steve Ilardi More Information College of Liberal Arts and Sciences LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor who has developed a depression treatment based on lifestyle changes will share his research in a lecture called “Banish the Blues” on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Douglas County Senior Services in downtown Lawrence. The presentation will feature Steve Ilardi, an associate professor of clinical

Tue, 02/21/2012 — More Information Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees Submit nominations LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is now accepting nominations for honorary degrees to be awarded in May 2013. The Chancellor’s Committee on Honorary Degrees invites the KU community and general public to nominate individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement or service to be

Mon, 02/20/2012 — A recent study shows a government-funded program designed to help prisoners re-enter society and avoid returning to prison did not produce better results for those in the program when compared to those not taking part in the program. But a...

Mon, 02/20/2012 —  Area high school students with legal aspirations should remember that a strong support system is as crucial today as it was 50 years ago for legendary Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. “None of us got where we are solely by pulling...

Fri, 02/17/2012 — Alan Mulally More Information Commencement Honorary degrees LAWRENCE – Alan Mulally, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Company and University of Kansas graduate, will be the featured speaker at KU’s 140th Commencement, which is May 13. Mulally is one of four inaugural recipients of KU honorary degrees, along with former Federal

Fri, 02/17/2012 — A recent study of East St. Louis — the once-thriving industrial suburb that has become the nation’s poster city for suburban decay — is recasting classic notions of American suburbs, according to a University of Kansas researcher. ...

Fri, 02/17/2012 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering tradition more than 100 years strong returns this month with a couple of new features. Engineering Expo is set for 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, and 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. The...


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