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Fri, 03/29/2013 — University of Kansas students are invited to share their entrepreneurial ideas and translational research – and compete for $4,500 in prize money – at the 2013 KUCTC Innovation Fair on April 30 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Sponsored by the...

Fri, 03/29/2013 — The Architectural Research Centers Consortium has announced that Kapila Silva, assistant professor of architecture, has received its 2013 New Researcher Award.The ARCC is an international association of research centers that supports the...

Thu, 03/28/2013 — University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications students received 30 awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, nine students were named finalists in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Mark of Excellence...

Thu, 03/28/2013 — The first female mayor of Kansas City, Mo., will be among the keynote speakers at the University of Kansas Inspiring Women in Public Administration conference on April 17. Kay Barnes, Kansas City mayor from 1999 to 2007, will kick off the...

Thu, 03/28/2013 —  Go to any sports section or blog dedicated to college football and a few things will be constant: Discussion of recruits will abound, with frequent reference to their “star ratings”; people will argue over whether the ratings matter, and...

Thu, 03/28/2013 — On Tuesday, the Lawrence City Commission approved an agreement with the University of Kansas to share fiber optic infrastructure in the city and on campus. The agreement provides the city and KU the ability to enhance and extend their respective...

Wed, 03/27/2013 — The University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications and its Center for Excellence in Health Communication to Underserved Populations (CEHCUP) will host Dr. Kasisomayajula Viswanath for a three-day visit to KU, including CEHCUP...

Tue, 03/26/2013 — LAWRENCE – Leading researchers and practitioners will converge next month to discuss current developments in early-stage investing at a conference led by a University of Kansas School of Business professor. Speakers at the conference are leading researchers in venture finance, as well as key figures in Kansas City’s entrepreneurship system. The conference, Early-Stage Investing, will be April 5 at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City. “We have made a special effort to bridge silos, both between academics and practitioners, and among academics themselves. We have both finance and management areas represented,” said George Bittlingmayer, KU finance professor and

Tue, 03/26/2013 — More than 40 years after the passing of the revolutionary Title IX legislation, women enjoy more educational opportunities than ever before in United States history. However, the passing of Title IX did not cause immediate change across the...

Mon, 03/25/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to move innovations from the laboratory to the marketplace. As part of this effort, five KU researchers have been awarded $50,000 each through the university’s new Proof of Concept Fund for projects that are near the commercialization stage. The Proof of Concept (POC) Fund supports KU projects that have the potential to produce new products, technologies and cures that improve lives in the near future. The POC Fund supports projects for one year to make the technologies more attractive for private investment, ideally within 12 months of being awarded funding. The fund supports all areas of technology, including

Fri, 03/22/2013 — For the second time in five years, a University of Kansas School of Law moot court team has qualified for the international finals of the European Law Students’ Association Moot Court Competition. Third-year law students Bruno Simões, of...

Mon, 03/18/2013 — LAWRENCE – Shane Lopez, a positive psychologist and the world’s pre-eminent expert on hope, will bring his Hope Day tour to the University of Kansas, where he will meet with faculty, administrators and student leaders on how hope drives well-being, achievement and professional development. KU’s Hope Day will take place March 27 in the Kansas Room of the Union. The series of events will begin at 2:30 p.m., with a session for KU faculty, staff and administrators. At 4 p.m., Lopez will lead a development session with student leaders from across KU’s campus. “The science of hope shows that how we think about the future is a key determinant of success in school, work and

Thu, 03/14/2013 — It’s a popular and successful strategy for many investors: Follow the trades made by corporate insiders, those high-level officials who often have informational advantages about their company. But two University of Kansas researchers suggest...

Mon, 03/11/2013 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeff Vitter will present his inaugural lecture as a Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Vitter’s...

Thu, 03/07/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas recognized some of its most productive researchers recently, conferring the Leading Light Award on 40 faculty and staff at the Lawrence campus. The 40 are principal investigators or co-principal investigators on externally funded grants of  $1 million or more awarded during the 2012 fiscal year. Recipients were recognized at a luncheon, where each received an inscribed bronze sunflower symbolic of Kansas and their leadership in research. This is the second year of the Leading Light Award program.  It was established at KU by Jeff Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor. “By contributing to the research enterprise at KU in

Tue, 03/05/2013 — Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter James B. Steele will present a lecture on his book, “Betrayal of the American Dream,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, in Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas.

Mon, 03/04/2013 — Recent events around the world are a reminder that violence is an issue of urgent importance both locally and globally. An upcoming lecture at the University of Kansas will explore the links between cultural norms of manhood and their relation...

Mon, 03/04/2013 — TOPEKA – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the latest graduates of the Emerging Leaders Academy. The graduation ceremony was Feb. 1 on the KU Edwards Campus.  The 49 graduates, who began their course in September, included staff from local, county, state and federal agencies from across Kansas as well as from KU. There were two co-horts who participated in classes in Mission or Topeka. Offered through KU’s Public Management Center, ELA is a succession planning program targeted to promising, nonmanagerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their departments and agencies. Participants meet together 10 times over five months

Wed, 02/27/2013 —  A University of Kansas professor has published a book collecting depictions of lawyers, judges and legal professionals in popular culture from one of the format’s golden ages. Michael Hoeflich, John H. and John M. Kane Distinguished Professor...

Wed, 02/27/2013 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to host the 11th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2012. The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 5 in the Hall Center Conference Hall. It is free and open to the public. The Celebration will recognize the 35 faculty members who published 37 books in the humanities, social sciences and arts last year.  Their works explore such varied topics as lowrider car culture, British rock humor, American intentional communities, antievolution controversies and the geography of the Internet, representing the depth and breadth of humanities research at the


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