Arts & Humanities
Thu, 01/31/2013 — Botany collections, genetics, Alfred Hitchcock and the science of small are among the subjects to be explored through spring semester events planned by the KU Natural History Museum. The events begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, with a...

Tue, 01/29/2013 — The Center for Design Research building on KU’s West Campus has earned a LEED Platinum Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council. The project was designed and built by School of Architecture, Design and Planning’s Studio 804 and dedicated...

Fri, 01/25/2013 —   LAWRENCE – The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility has announced Shannon Criss, associate professor of architecture in the School of Architecture, Design and Planning, as the new Service Learning Faculty Fellow. As Faculty Fellow, Criss will serve a two-year term and work with the CCSR staff and the CCSR Faculty Advisory Board on programming and new initiatives. The Service Learning Faculty Fellows program specifies three goals: to support Faculty Fellows in their own professional growth; to make the service learning knowledge and expertise that Faculty Fellows possess available to all KU faculty members; and to broaden the understanding of service learning

Thu, 01/24/2013 — HealthCare Design magazine has named Frank Zilm, the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design and Planning's Chester Dean Lecturer, as its Heathcare Design Educator of the Year. Zilm received the honor earlier this month as a member...

Tue, 01/22/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Design, with support from the Hallmark Corporate Foundation, is exhibiting a curated selection of independently published photography books, journals and magazines from across the globe. This exhibition, titled "A Fair," provides an inside look at the impact of emerging methods of independent publishing and distribution on contemporary art photography. In conjunction with the exhibition, which opens Tuesday, Jan. 22, the design department and the Photo Forum at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will co-host a panel discussion on “Photography and the Book” during the exhibition’s reception at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 1. It will

Tue, 01/22/2013 —  Teachers can attest that engaging students with classroom material can be challenging. A University of Kansas professor is leading a study showing that given an online platform in which they can discuss provocative topics like what justifies war,

Rendering of the planned EcoHawks research and teaching facility.
Fri, 01/18/2013 — Early in January a group of University of Kansas architecture students started the foundations of a new research and teaching facility for EcoHawks, a KU School of Engineering student research program, on KU's West Campus. EcoHawks focuses on...

Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and composer Kirke Mechem.
Fri, 01/18/2013 — Kirke Mechem’s three-act opera "Tartuffe," the first opera he composed, will come to life on the stage of Crafton-Preyer Theatre when KU Opera presents this modern work next week at the University of Kansas. Mechem, a native of Topeka who...

Fri, 01/18/2013 — Fifty-eight University of Kansas students will work on research projects funded by the Undergraduate Research Award program this semester. “The Undergraduate Research Award, or UGRA, program has been around KU for over 20 years,” said John...

Anschutz Library
Thu, 01/17/2013 — The University of Kansas Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a partnership of major academic and research libraries collaborating in an extraordinary initiative to preserve and provide access to the published record in digital...

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is offering a new program that will allow undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide a new opportunity for high-ability students to maximize their coursework at KU. Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree from the College and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The partnership between liberal arts and sciences and law is a natural fit, said Danny

trumpet
Thu, 01/17/2013 — The KU Trumpet Ensemble will perform in the Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 21. The ensemble is the only group from Kansas invited to perform. A group of 16 trumpeters, including 10 "Herald Trumpets,"...

Thu, 01/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is offering a new program that will allow undergraduates the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Law collaborated on the degree track to provide a new opportunity for high-ability students to maximize their coursework at KU. Students will spend three years on requirements for a bachelor’s degree from the College and three years on requirements for a law degree. The first year of law school will also count toward requirements for the bachelor’s degree. The partnership between liberal arts and sciences and law is a natural fit

View of KU campus.
Wed, 01/16/2013 — David Pittaway is a sixth-generation Kansan whose ancestors moved to Kansas prior to the Civil War. He has lived out of state since graduating from the University of Kansas in 1972, yet still considers Kansas his home. To show his support for...

Wed, 01/16/2013 — The University of Kansas will honor and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a celebration Monday, Jan. 21. “The KU and Lawrence community is invited to join us on campus to both honor Dr. King and think about what we can do...

Spooner Hall
Tue, 01/15/2013 — Emilio Chapela Pérez will visit the University of Kansas from Jan. 22 to Jan. 25 as the artist in residence at The Commons in conjunction with programming for the academic year, based on the theme Data & Democracy. During his residency at...

Tue, 01/08/2013 — The University of Kansas Wind Ensemble will make the trip of a lifetime when the group performs for the first time at the renowned Carnegie Hall on March 26. The KU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Paul Popiel, director of bands, will present the...

Chichen Itza
Mon, 12/17/2012 — They've built underground bunkers, stockpiled food and collected tools and weapons in preparation for doomsday. But come Dec. 21, will the work these "survivalists" put in pay off? Unlikely, says John Hoopes, anthropologist at the University...

Timothy Egan
Wed, 12/12/2012 — More Information Common Book LAWRENCE – Pulitzer Prize winning author Timothy Egan's history of the Dust Bowl, "The Worst Hard Time," has been announced as KU's 2013-14 KU Common Book by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. "Next year's common book is particularly relevant, as our state was hard hit by the drought of the 1930s and continues to address issues related to climate and land use," said Gray-Little. "Looking back on the Dust Bowl provides important lessons that can inform our current research into sustainability and our mission to build healthy communities." "The Worst Hard Time," winner of the National Book Award

Spencer Museum of Art
Mon, 12/03/2012 — More Information Spencer Museum of Art LAWRENCE – Marilyn Stokstad, a renowned University of Kansas distinguished professor emerita of art history, art historian and former art museum director, has made a lead gift to create an endowed directorship at KU's Spencer Museum of Art. Her gift to KU Endowment established the Marilyn Stokstad Director, which will support and strengthen the Spencer Museum of Art's innovative programming and initiatives, including: research and travel opportunities for the director; internships for students; research and publishing projects involving students and faculty; and the engagement of


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