Business & Communication
Wed, 10/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – A leadership institute at the University of Kansas has expanded so female students from the state of Kansas can work alongside women from around the world on projects to make changes in their communities. The Women’s Leadership Institute will for the first time invite students from around the state to participate in its four-week residency at the KU campus with students from countries in areas including the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa. Undergraduate women at Kansas universities and colleges are invited to apply, with preference to applicants from small or rural communities. The institute directors, who come from small communities, view the

Wed, 10/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – An acclaimed opera singer and a Nobel Prize-winning economist will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas at its 2014 Commencement. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little recommended to the Kansas Board of Regents that mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and economist Vernon Smith be awarded honorary doctorates. The board approved that recommendation during its meeting today. The degrees will be presented May 18, 2014, in Memorial Stadium. “Both of our honorees have contributed to our society, whether by taking us on emotional journeys through song or by advancing our understanding of economic decision making. They are role models for our students,

Tue, 10/15/2013 — Jill Lepore, author of the National Book Award long-listed "Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Her lecture, "Unseen — The History of...

Tue, 10/15/2013 —  The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas will host an internship fair to give students the opportunity to explore the film and media industry. The internship fair will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct....

Tue, 10/15/2013 — The University of Kansas will join more than 900 institutions from over 90 countries around the world in celebrating shared information and scholarly research as part of the annual Open Access Week from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25. KU Libraries’ Office...

Tue, 10/15/2013 — Lisa Kurek, a nationally recognized trainer in grant writing and commercialization for entrepreneurs, will present a free workshop at the University of Kansas, "Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants: How to be Successful at the...

Mon, 10/14/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Business is celebrating the start of construction of its new $65 million building with a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will speak at the event, along with KU...

Fri, 10/11/2013 — Thirteen University of Kansas and 17 Haskell Indian Nations University students attended the 2013 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference earlier this month in San Antonio. More than 3,000 students from...

Fri, 10/11/2013 —  What makes the difference between being a have and a have-not in America? A millionaire might attribute his fortune to hard work and initiative. He might also say the poverty-stricken simply don’t put the same effort into becoming successful.

Thu, 10/10/2013 — Last month the Kansas City chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts announced its annual A9 Awards. Department of Design students won 23 out of the 31 the student awards, including the 2013 AIGA Kansas City Scholarship and two Juror’s...

Thu, 10/10/2013 — A committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program has selected four outstanding students to compete for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships, which provide for study in the United Kingdom. Jenny Lynn Curatola, a May...

Tue, 10/08/2013 — When the United States was in its infancy and the Articles of Confederation — a precursor to the Constitution — were drafted, the founding fathers likely had no idea how that might contribute to the polarized nation we live in today....

Tue, 10/08/2013 — Less than 5 percent of the world’s business schools are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, but three of them call the Kansas City area home. The University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Kansas...

Tue, 10/08/2013 — LAWRENCE – Four faculty members at three universities in Kansas have been named recipients of the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence: the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The four will be recognized Wednesday, Oct. 30, during a ceremony at the Lied Center of Kansas. This is the 32nd annual presentation of the awards, established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a distinguished professor at the University of Kansas from 1967 to 1983, and his wife, Aya. The awards recognize the exceptional long-term research accomplishments of faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities. Each award includes a citation and a $10,000 award for

Mon, 10/07/2013 — Charles Myers has been named director for the University Press of Kansas, succeeding Fred Woodward, director of UPK from November 1981 to September 2013. Myers will be UPK’s fifth director. He served previously as executive editor and group...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — Nobel Laureate Aaron Ciechanover will deliver the 13th Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lectures on Monday, Oct. 7, at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Ciechanover, who earned the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2004, will speak about...

Fri, 10/04/2013 — University of Kansas alumni Scott Coons, of Lawrence; and Brad Korell, of Austin, Texas, were elected trustees of KU Endowment at today’s annual meeting of the association’s Board of Trustees. Scott Coons earned a bachelor’s degree in...

Thu, 10/03/2013 —  The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will honor one of its 2013-2014 Distinguished Alumni in a reception and panel discussion at the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics. Gen. Charles G. Boyd, a combat pilot in Vietnam, was shot...

Wed, 10/02/2013 —  The first U.S. ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina will give a series of talks Oct. 9-10 at the University of Kansas as part of a series of events organized by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. Victor Jackovich...

Wed, 10/02/2013 — Post-traumatic stress disorder is not only a struggle for those who fight in wars, but the journalists who cover them. University of Kansas journalism professor Barbara Barnett’s work in improving understanding of the condition, as well as her...


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