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Thu, 12/01/2011 — Thomas Heilke More Information Office of Research and Graduate Studies LAWRENCE – Thomas Heilke, professor of political science and director of the Center for Global and International Studies at the University of Kansas, has been named dean of graduate studies. He will report to Steve Warren, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies. The appointment is effective Jan. 8, 2012. Heilke

Wed, 11/30/2011 — The University of Kansas has earned a grant to improve education for students learning English by producing more Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or TESOL, endorsed teachers. The grant will benefit teachers currently working in...

Wed, 11/30/2011 — More Information College of Liberal Arts & Sciences LAWRENCE – The Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas has been recognized for outstanding undergraduate advising. The department is the recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Undergraduate Advising Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The award is given to honor a College department or program for exemplary work to improve advising at

Wed, 11/30/2011 — The University of Kansas Office of the Provost will host Dr. Kent Thornburg, a medical scientist internationally known for his work on the roots of adult-onset heart disease, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at The Commons at Spooner Hall. ...

Tue, 11/29/2011 — More Information KU Lawrence Campus Alerts LAWRENCE – A fire that occurred Saturday morning in a medicinal chemistry laboratory on the fifth floor of Malott Hall was likely caused by a refrigerator that overheated. The point of origin for the fire appeared to be the condenser and condensation tray on the back of the refrigerator, according to investigators from Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical and the KU Public

Mon, 11/28/2011 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when KPR presents A Big Band Christmas, a concert of holiday favorites served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra. Kansas Public Radio will present the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Tickets are $15.50 on sale at the Liberty Hall box office or at Ticketmaster. This

Mon, 11/28/2011 — Three University of Kansas researchers have published a study showing that university faculty members born and educated outside of the United States are significantly more productive than their peers but are often less satisfied in their jobs.

Mon, 11/28/2011 — More Information KU Web page alerts LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will test its emergency text alert system at noon Wednesday, Nov. 30. Students, faculty and staff who have signed up for text alerts will receive a message stating: “THIS IS A TEST of the KU Alert text messaging system for situations of imminent danger on campus. This is only a TEST.” More than 21,000 people are registered to receive text

Mon, 11/28/2011 — After 10 months of planning and construction, KU Libraries is celebrating the grand opening of the Marilyn Stokstad Reading Room in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library with a reception Tuesday, Nov. 29. In addition to being a...

Wed, 11/23/2011 — Simran Sethi More Information School of Journalism LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications will co-host a digital diversity summit with the Online News Association Dec. 3 as part of the Diversity in Media class. The student-led summit will run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in 100 Stauffer-Flint Hall and will focus on emerging issues in contemporary journalism

Wed, 11/23/2011 — More Information Institute for Policy and Social Research Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the Center for Economic and Business Allowance at the KU Institute for Policy and Social Research, is available to speak with media about Boeing’s presence in Wichita and recent reports that the company is considering leaving Kansas. Ginther’s major fields of study are scientific labor markets, gender differences in

Wed, 11/23/2011 — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback recently signed a pre-Thanksgiving proclamation apologizing on behalf of the people of the state for the wrongs committed against Native American tribes, a rare acknowledgement this time of year, according to research...

Wed, 11/23/2011 — "Chado," by Karen LaMonte (Photo by Martin Polak) More Information Spencer Museum of Art LAWRENCE – When Hope Talbot of Overland Park saw a series of unique life-size glass sculptures by Karen LaMonte featuring absent figures of women in kimonos, she had two reactions. First, the kimono series was “pure beauty.” Second, she wanted others to be able see up close the stunning translucent

Tue, 11/22/2011 — Robert C. Coffeen More Information School of Architecture, Design & Planning LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor of architecture has been named the nation’s top educator in acoustics by the Acoustical Society of America. Robert C. Coffeen, lecturer and adjunct associate professor at the KU School of Architecture, Design and Planning, has been awarded the 2011 Rossing Prize in

Tue, 11/22/2011 —  The Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas has announced a partnership with educational experts from Kansas and Mississippi to develop the Career Pathways Assessment System, a new, innovative assessment for...

Mon, 11/21/2011 — University of Kansas student Kelsey Murrell has won a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and sought-after recognitions of scholarly excellence. She interviewed for the award and was informed that she won Saturday in St. Louis. ...

Mon, 11/21/2011 — More Information School of Business LAWRENCE – With the holiday shopping season set to begin this week, millions of Americans will soon descend upon their local shopping malls in search of the hottest new clothes, toys and electronics. And according to a University of Kansas researcher, shoppers who use cash will view their purchases very differently than those who use credit cards. New research by Promothesh

Mon, 11/21/2011 — More Information Lied Center LAWRENCE – A Chinese student group at the University of Kansas will host the 2012 Greater Kansas Area Chinese New Year Gala at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Lied Center. Hosted by the KU Chinese Student & Scholar Friendship Association (KUCSSFA), the Chinese New Year Gala will feature performances from various Kansas artists, dancers, singers and musicians, as well as opportunities for

Fri, 11/18/2011 — Every year, companies that own railroad track across the United States spend millions of dollars maintaining ballast, the crushed rock underneath railroad ties and steel rails. In addition to the high cost, railroads must reroute trains around...

Thu, 11/17/2011 — More Information Strategic Planning The University of Kansas community will participate in the first all-day strategic initiative summit, Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World, starting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The summit is hosted by the Office of the Provost and will take place at The Commons in Spooner Hall. The attendance and participation of individuals from across the KU community are imperative to the


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