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Mon, 04/22/2013 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback will visit the University of Kansas on Tuesday, April 23, as part of his tour of Kansas universities, community colleges and technical schools to discuss his proposed budgets with state university and students leaders. Brownback will meet with KU officials from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bioscience and Technology Business Center, 2029 Becker Drive, on west campus. The governor will speak with the media at 4:30 p.m., also at the BTBC.  

Fri, 04/19/2013 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 65 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 56 individuals at the University of Kansas Medical...

Fri, 04/19/2013 — YODER – Sam Cline, warden at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility, congratulated 53 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 22. The new officers were members of the 222nd basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Dec. 3, 2012, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from

Thu, 04/18/2013 —  School lunches offer a break in the day from tests and lessons, a chance to eat a slice of rectangular pizza in a compartmentalized tray or even a source of stress over who would sit with whom. Chances are morality isn’t the first thing that...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — Thirteen students and alumni from the University of Kansas have won National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2013-14. These current and former Jayhawks will build upon their experiences doing undergraduate research at KU to...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — “Humanities, Publics, and the State,” the 2013 annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, will take place April 25-27at the University of Kansas. The Hall Center for the Humanities will host this prestigious...

Wed, 04/17/2013 — The University of Kansas has invited a prominent environmental researcher and author to make a presentation as part of 2013 Earth Day activities on campus. David Orr will present “Finding the Political Will to Reverse Climate Change” at 7:30...

Tue, 04/16/2013 — The University of Kansas’ Work Group for Community Health and Development has been redesignated as an official World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Community Health and Development for another four years. Stephen Fawcett, Kansas...

Tue, 04/16/2013 — Federally funded research at the University of Kansas increased in 2011 to a record $162.7 million. That figure ranked KU 39th among national public research universities, according to an annual survey produced by the National Science Foundation.

Tue, 04/16/2013 — The University of Kansas will host a panel discussion and question-and-answer session on immigration issues as part of the national Campus Day of Action for Immigration Reform.  The Office of Diversity & Equity and the Office of...

Tue, 04/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – Four University of Kansas faculty members have been named winners of the University Scholarly Achievement Award, which recognizes mid-career scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields. The annual awards are presented in four fields: arts and humanities; clinical science; science, technology and mathematics; and social science and professional programs. This year’s winners: Sally Cornelison, associate professor, Department of Art History (arts and humanities) Don Haider-Markel, professor, Department of Political Science (social science and professional programs) Mikhail Medvedev, professor, Department of Physics

Tue, 04/16/2013 — Former Congressman Bob Inglis, executive director of the Energy & Enterprise Initiative (E&EI), will discuss climate change, environmental policy and energy at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas for the event...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — Through an Interdisciplinary Seed Grant from The Commons, several University of Kansas researchers will host a public food utopias workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Spooner Hall. Convened by Paul Stock, assistant professor of sociology...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the addition of two new one-year seminars to its regular lineup of interdisciplinary seminars. "Facing Genocide and Its Aftermath" will be co-directed by Rebecca Rovit, assistant professor of...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — The first University of Kansas Global Scholars cohort will present their research at the Global Scholars Symposium on April 20. The daylong symposium, coordinated by the Office of International Programs, will showcase the seniors’ research on...

Fri, 04/12/2013 — A documentary that explores a variety of energy issues – including what it will take to transition from fossil fuels to more sustainable sources – will be shown free on the University of Kansas campus. The KU chapter of the Society of...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — In 1912 eugenicist and psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard published his highly influential book, "The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of Feeble-Mindedness." While the book is now seen as pseudoscience, Goddard’s chronicle of a family...

Thu, 04/11/2013 — Hannah Sitz, a University of Kansas student from Andover planning a career in the nonprofit sector, has been named a 2013 Harry S. Truman Scholar. Sitz is the 17th KU student since 1981 to be named a Truman Scholar and the only 2013 recipient...

Tue, 04/09/2013 —  Climate change’s effects are starting to be felt around the world, and indigenous populations are in many cases among the first to have their ways of life disrupted. Yet these populations are often powerless, both politically and economically,

Mon, 04/08/2013 — David G. Holmes, the spring 2013 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor, will present “Occupy This: Political Representation, Prophetic Voices, Popular Culture and the Contested Rhetorical Legacies of the Civil Rights Movement” at 3:30 p.m....


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