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Fri, 09/09/2011 — More Information How Are You Creative? LAWRENCE – A new initiative launched by the University of Kansas School of the Arts is devoted to collecting and sharing the stories of the artistic and creative endeavors of Kansans. The initiative, How Are You Creative, is similar to the oral history project StoryCorps, which records and preserves the stories of Americans from various backgrounds and beliefs. How Are You Creative will

Thu, 09/08/2011 — The 45th Edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now online. The Kansas Statistical Abstract 2010 contains the latest available state, county and city-level data for Kansas organized under 16 categories of information: Agriculture;...

Thu, 09/08/2011 — More Information KU Endowment LAWRENCE – The generosity of donors supporting the University of Kansas reached a new pinnacle in fiscal year 2011, totaling $153.2 million. This is the fourth year in a row of record private support for KU during a period marked by economic uncertainty. The gifts were recorded in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011. The total included gifts, current pledges and future commitments in

Thu, 09/08/2011 — Dole Institute of Politics will present the 2011 Dole Leadership Prize to former Ukrainian president and Orange Revolution leader, Viktor Yushchenko. The prize will be given at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 at the Dole Institute. The program is...

Wed, 09/07/2011 — A new discovery by researchers from the University of Kansas and China pushes back by millions of years proof that birds’ digestive systems have ancient origins. The investigators found fossil evidence of a crop — the muscular pocket in the...

Wed, 09/07/2011 — More Information KU Alumni Association LAWRENCE - Three stalwart Jayhawks will receive the Fred Ellsworth Medallion on Sept. 9 in conjunction with the fall meeting of the KU Alumni Association's board of directors. They are Rich Clarkson, Denver; Linda Ellis Sims, Independence, Mo.; and Kurt Watson, Wichita. Since 1975, the alumni association has presented medallions each year to KU volunteers who have displayed outstanding service

Wed, 09/07/2011 —  Music lovers of all stripes — whether looking for additions to their vinyl record collection or a new set of speakers — are sure to find an abundance of treasures at bargain prices at this year’s “For Your Ears Only,” a fundraiser...

Wed, 09/07/2011 — LAWRENCE – David N. Smith is the 2011-12 E. Jackson Baur Professor in Sociology at the University of Kansas professor. Smith teaches and conducts research in the areas of sociological theory, social psychology and political sociology. He has published widely on subjects ranging from charisma and authority to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in journals such as Sociological Theory. "I am very pleased that we can honor Professor Smith's long time commitment to KU sociology and to support his research program," said Bill Staples, professor and chair of the Department of Sociology. "This recognition is well-deserved." Smith joined the KU in 1990

Wed, 09/07/2011 — Susan K. Harris, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor in American Literature, will present a book talk Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4:15 p.m. at Jayhawk Ink on Level Two of the Kansas Union. Harris’ brief talk, titled “Mark Twain and...

Tue, 09/06/2011 — As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, a University of Kansas School of Law professor will give a talk on understanding the religious and legal tradition that has been thrust into the spotlight in the decade since the terrorist attacks.

Tue, 09/06/2011 — A University of Kansas junior has been selected for one of the nation’s top undergraduate honors in microbiology. Dan Simon, a junior from Olathe, was one of only 39 students selected nationwide to receive an American Society for Microbiology...

Tue, 09/06/2011 — LAWRENCE – Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little today addressed the ongoing questions surrounding the Big 12 Conference.   "It's obviously disappointing that it has come to this point.  Keeping the Big 12 strong and competitive remains our top preference, but no matter what happens we're going to continue to work in the best interests of the University of Kansas.  That's our number one priority and it's what we've been focused on throughout the process as we've looked at all our options when it comes to conference realignment,” she said.   Gray-Little said that KU appreciates the interest that alumni and fans have expressed throughout the process, and

Fri, 09/02/2011 — The world’s foremost authority on the composer and pianist Franz Liszt will lead a three-day celebration of the anniversary of Liszt’s 200th birthday at the University of Kansas School of Music, Sept. 11 - 13. The festival, “A Liszt...

Fri, 09/02/2011 — The University of Kansas will mark the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 with a series of events, including a presentation by a 9/11 survivor. Student Union Activities will begin the commemoration with a flag display on the lawn of Stauffer-Flint...

Thu, 09/01/2011 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas (BTBC at KU) Main Facility has secured its sixth tenant. Gyrasol Technologies, a molecular diagnostics and drug testing company, has relocated from Santa Fe, N.M.,...

Thu, 09/01/2011 — A significant portion of Kansas photographer Joseph J. Pennell’s life work is now freely available via the University of Kansas Libraries’ digital image repository. The Pennell Collection, part of the Kansas Collection at KU’s Kenneth...

Thu, 09/01/2011 — University of Kansas students and community members have the opportunity to learn about architectural design by an internationally known expert. Lars Spuybroek is a professor of architectural design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in...

Wed, 08/31/2011 — Kansas Early Head Start home visitors in Wyandotte County, Manhattan, Clay Center, Hays and Dodge City saw significant improvement in children’s language development when they used a Web-based “intelligent advisor” system developed at the...

Wed, 08/31/2011 — More Information KU Athletics Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little: "Today Texas A&M notified the Big 12 of its intention to leave the conference at the end of the 2011-12 season. The Big 12 had already started actively examining expansion opportunities and KU fully supports this effort. "The high level of competition in the Big 12 provides tremendous value to its member schools and excitement for fans around the country. We'll

Wed, 08/31/2011 — Everyone from industry leaders to the President has called for the United States to produce more graduates in sciences, technology, math and engineering — the so-called STEM disciplines. To accomplish that goal, the country must first produce...


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