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Thu, 09/05/2013 —  Arsalan Iftikhar, author of “Islamic Pacifism: Global Muslims in the Post-Osama Era,” will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His lecture, "The Role of Islam in Post 9/11 America," is the...

Thu, 09/05/2013 — Roger W. Ferguson Jr. will present “Ethics and the Financial Services Industry” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus. The 2013 Walter S. Sutton Lecture is free and open to the public. Ferguson is the...

Wed, 09/04/2013 — A University of Kansas disability research center has published the eighth edition of “Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities,” a nationally known publication. The recommendations for disability terminology are...

Wed, 09/04/2013 — This summer marked the 10th anniversary of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics dedication at the University of Kansas. The Dole Institute will commemorate this milestone throughout the 2013-2014 school year with a special 10th anniversary...

Wed, 09/04/2013 — People use Twitter to share pictures of everything from their breakfasts to their children and pets. Not surprisingly, the extremely popular social media outlet has also been picked up as a way to share images in an ages-old way: as propaganda...

Tue, 09/03/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will offer its No. 1 nationally rated special education graduate program online, becoming the highest-ranked program in the nation offered fully online. KU is partnering with Everspring, an educational, technology, design and services firm on the groundbreaking program, which will allow working professionals to further their education, advance their careers and make new innovations in the field of special education without requiring their presence on campus. KU’s School of Education, which has the U.S. News & World Report No. 1-rated public special education graduate program, is making special education the first of 15 degrees

Tue, 09/03/2013 —  Since 2007, the Thomas D. Galloway Lecture Series has brought internationally acclaimed experts in architecture, design and planning to the University of Kansas. This fall’s Galloway Lecture presentation will feature Dan Wood and Amale Andraos,

Fri, 08/30/2013 — Twenty-one University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs) to support their research projects this fall. “Students who receive the Undergraduate Research Award represent some of the best student scholarship on...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — University of Kansas Design Professor Lance Rake’s interests — first in bicycles, then in bamboo — have taken him all over the world. But his quest was not just to create a better bike, but also to create jobs for the people in a small...

Fri, 08/30/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to encourage its researchers to become entrepreneurs, which could include starting a new business. With this in mind, KU will host a presentation titled “Top Ten Issues Faced by Every Early Stage Company” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in Nichols Hall. The presentation will introduce KU researchers from all academic areas to the basics of starting a company. Topics will include the formation and funding of early stage companies, managing and licensing intellectual property, and the Security and Exchange Commission’s position on public solicitation, crowd-funding and impact investing. The event is

Fri, 08/30/2013 —  Paul Atchley, professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, is among the nation’s foremost experts on distracted driving and mobile phones. He is available to serve as an expert for journalists reporting on the recent court decision in...

Thu, 08/29/2013 —  Since 2008, the University of Kansas Center for Technology Commercialization (KUCTC) has been guided by a mission to bring KU innovation to the marketplace for the benefit of society and the university. Now, that office will continue its...

Wed, 08/28/2013 — The first research sharing session of the 2013-14 will be 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at The Commons. The series, called Red Hot Research, is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines in response to the call set forth by Bold...

Wed, 08/28/2013 — LAWRENCE – Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will visit the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas at 11:45 a.m. today as part of a national effort to support entrepreneurship and innovation. Jenkins will visit the BTBC Main Facility, 2029 Becker Drive on KU’s west campus, to meet with officials from BTBC tenant Argenta, a global animal health leader. Argenta is one of 10 companies located in the 20,000-square-foot incubator. Jenkins’ visit is part of a national effort called Startup Day Across America, slated for Thursday, Aug. 29. Organized by Congress, Startup Day Across America is designed to highlight the importance of

Tue, 08/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – If not for Herman Melville, most of us probably would have no idea what a scrivener is. And if not for the advance of technology, Bartleby and his colleagues might still have similar jobs today. Michael Hoeflich, John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas School of Law, has published an article exploring the history of the scrivener in the American legal office and how advancing technology not only eliminated the profession but changed the way law is practiced. Hoeflich authored “From Scriveners to Typewriters: Document Production in the Nineteenth Century Law Office,” for The Green Bag, “An Entertaining Journal of

Mon, 08/26/2013 — Students entering the full-time Master of Business Administration program this fall will choose between two new tracks: finance and marketing supply chain management. The tracks are part of a retooled, streamlined full-time MBA curriculum,...

Fri, 08/23/2013 — Shawnee County Sheriff Herman T. Jones congratulated 47 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on Aug. 2. The new officers were members of the 224th basic training class at the center.

Tue, 08/20/2013 — KPR’s trophy case is getting awfully crowded. Kansas Public Radio was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market Radio category Monday, Aug. 19. This was the third consecutive year KPR competed...

Thu, 08/15/2013 — LAWRENCE – Conventional wisdom says experienced teachers are often the best teachers, right? But KU researcher Shane Lopez says it might not be that simple. According to Lopez, K-12 teachers with less than one year of experience are the most engaged teachers at work, at 35.1 percent, based on survey data. Engagement falls precipitously to 30.9 percent for teachers with one to three years of experience, and it falls further to 27.9 percent for educators with three to five years of experience. Engagement improves slightly for teachers with five to 10 years of experience (30.8 percent) and again for those teaching more than 10 years (31.8) but is still significantly

Wed, 08/14/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Business Anderson W. Chandler Lecture Series welcomes Robert Steven Kaplan to present “What You’re Really Meant to Do,” a talk on leadership and professional development. The lecture is 7 p.m. Monday, Sept.


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