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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

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...

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...

Thu, 02/16/2012 — More Information Edwards Campus TOPEKA – More Missouri residents will be eligible for discounted tuition at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus thanks to action by the Kansas Board of Regents. Wednesday afternoon the board passed a KU proposal expanding the MetroKC tuition waiver, increasing the number of Kansas City-area counties in the program and the size of the discount. “Making college more affordable is part of KU’s responsibility to educate the leaders Kansas City needs in order to grow and prosper. Expanding the tuition waiver builds on the work we’ve been doing to expand our academic

Thu, 02/16/2012 — More Information Legal Services for Students LAWRENCE –The University of Kansas Legal Services for Students is offering free tax workshops for all KU students. The workshops are held on the KU campus, and separate sessions are available for U.S. residents and international students filing as nonresidents. “We’ve been teaching international students how to file their taxes for years, and we’re really excited that this

Wed, 02/15/2012 — Stephen Grabow More Information School of Architecture, Design & Planning LAWRENCE – Here’s a fun fact for those who enjoy the Kevin Bacon Game: You can get from the University of Kansas architecture department to Kevin Bacon in two moves. (More on that in a moment.) Another fun fact: You can get from the KU architecture department to some of the world’s most

Wed, 02/15/2012 — Robert Kipp Marla Prather Juan Manuel Santos Marla Spivak More Information College of Liberal Arts & Sciences LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has selected a civic leader, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the president of Colombia and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow for

Tue, 02/14/2012 — Brown v. Board of Education is recognized and remembered as the landmark Supreme Court case that ended racial segregation in American schools. Two University of Kansas professors have written a book that argues the equalization movement and...

Tue, 02/14/2012 — This year organizers of Rock Chalk Revue, the compilation of five 20-minute student variety shows, anticipate reaching a $1 million fundraising milestone for the United Way of Douglas County since 1983. This year’s show, “Easier Said...

Mon, 02/13/2012 — It has long been assumed that a university’s athletic teams help bring students together, form new bonds and make them feel a part of the community. A new study by a University of Kansas professor shows, however, that students’ team identity...


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