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Mon, 04/30/2018 — A team's new research led by a University of Kansas School of Business professor will help companies determine the best way to solicit bids from suppliers in a multistage reverse auction. The journal Manufacturing & Service Operations...

Mon, 04/30/2018 — Like most of society, nonprofit organizations are frequent users of social media. And like many individuals, how they use it has changed over the years. A new study by University of Kansas researchers shows that the goals international...

Mon, 04/30/2018 — The University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art has received an award of $7,000 from Humanities Kansas and a $4,000 Community Arts Grant from the Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission to support an exhibition of Haitian art opening in September 2018.

Mon, 04/30/2018 — Pat McCown of Leawood is the new chair of the Advancement Board, an advisory group of more than 90 business and community leaders that represents the objectives of the University of Kansas Medical Center and The University of Kansas Health System.

Mon, 04/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – Twelve doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. They are among 188 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established.  Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $30,500 a year for new fellows, a $5,500 professional development award, and includes a unique development program.  The Fellow Development

Mon, 04/30/2018 — A proposal by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to increase minimum flat rents and make other changes would likely cause many single-parent families in public housing to buy less food and medication, according...

Fri, 04/27/2018 — University of Kansas leadership has named interim deans for two of its largest academic units. Incoming Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez announced that Clarence Lang, professor and chair of the Department of African &

Fri, 04/27/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards today, April 27.  The event, which is open to the public, will take place at 3:30 p.m. on the Dance Pavilion...

Fri, 04/27/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design community is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus Thomas McCoy. He died April 19, 2018, at age 82. “Professor McCoy was a committed faculty member who inspired numerous students during his many years of service to KU, and I am saddened to learn of his death. On behalf of the entire university, I offer my deepest condolences to his family, friends and all who came to know him during his career,” said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. McCoy was born in Lawrence, grew up in Topeka and graduated from Topeka High School. He attended KU where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi, then transferred to the

Fri, 04/27/2018 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio ended its spring membership drive with $376,000 in listener pledges, surpassing the typical spring goal of $280,000. In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $60,000 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation. Funds from KPR’s 10-day fundraising campaign, which began April 4, will go directly toward providing programming for KPR’s 118,000 listeners. This is the largest listening audience in the station’s history, and it comes during a fiscal year when the station has had to adjust to a $200,000 budget cut. KPR must now rely on private support for 72 percent of its operating budget.  The

Fri, 04/27/2018 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winner is John Stanko, a master’s degree candidate from CREES, for his essay “The Relevancy Gambit: A Vision...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — A collaborative group of indigenous and nonindigenous scholars encourages scientists to meaningfully engage with indigenous communities on paleogenomics research, in a new series of ethical guidelines published Thursday in the journal...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — The 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Kansas Union.  "The symposium is KU's premier celebration of the excellent research and creative works completed by KU undergraduates...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — Four outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates are representing KU in the Astronaut Scholarship program. The six surviving members of the Mercury 7 mission founded the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in 1984 as a means to encourage...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — In May of 1955, a Kansas rancher on horseback was checking on cows and calves near a dry “pasture ditch” that ran through his land in Ottawa County. In a gully, he spotted something strange — fragments of unusual bone embedded in a rock....

Thu, 04/26/2018 — From cola-fueled volcanoes to free showings of the movie "Jurassic Park" and demonstrations of high-tech equipment, the University of Kansas Department of Geology will provide a lively introduction to the geosciences and the department's new...

Wed, 04/25/2018 — LAWRENCE – Stephen Prothero, a New York Times best-selling author and frequent network and cable TV commentator, will present a public lecture, “Religious Literacy in an Age of Religious Nationalism” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, in The Commons. Prothero received his doctorate in religion from Harvard University and is the C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion in America at Boston University. He has been a commentator on many major news network and cable news programs, as well as a guest on “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Prothero also has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Slate, Salon, the Washington

Wed, 04/25/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has announced the 2018 recipients of the Jack and Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – A new agreement between the University of Kansas and Metropolitan Community College significantly reduces the financial and time commitment barriers that community college students face in completing their education at a four-year institution. An associate degree from MCC now satisfies KU Core requirements 1-3, streamlining a pathway to a KU bachelor’s degree. “This agreement gives our students more options and knocks roadblocks out of the way,” said MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty. “It’s also an example of how MCC and KU are working across state lines to save students time and money.” Higher education, K-12 and community leaders from both sides of

Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 88 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...


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