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Wed, 08/24/2011 — If you’re looking for a relaxing and creative end to your week, the KU campus might be just the right place to visit. Several university departments are hosting the first-ever KU Campus Art Walk on Friday, Aug. 26 from 4-6 p.m. The Campus...

Wed, 08/24/2011 — A University of Kansas graduate has received national recognition for his public artworks on the KU campus for a second consecutive year. Matthew Dominic Farley’s “ ...

Wed, 08/24/2011 — A $12.5 million award to the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning will help the nation’s largest federal training program for skilled and semi-skilled workers better prepare young people for jobs in the construction and health...

Wed, 08/24/2011 — More Information Hall Center WHAT: Raj Bhala, Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to discuss Islamic law in the wake of the toppling of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya and the Arab spring. BHALA CAN DISCUSS: U.S. policy toward the Middle East; Islamic law; terrorism, al-Qaida, Muslim Brotherhood and the Taliban; international trade law and policy; the World Trade Organization;

Tue, 08/23/2011 — The acute economic downturn that began in 2008 sometimes is called the “mancession” to reflect its harsher impact on men than women. As recently as last November, 10.4 percent of adult men were unemployed as compared to 8 percent of adult...

Tue, 08/23/2011 — The University of Kansas is hosting a conference Aug. 25-27 investigating the great changes in concepts of identity and community after the end of the Cold War. The conference, which will be held in the Kansas Union, is being organized by the KU...

Tue, 08/23/2011 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and School of Pharmacy Dean Ken Audus issued the following statements regarding the death of student Sara E. Schebler. Gray-Little: “On behalf of the entire University of Kansas...

Tue, 08/23/2011 — Internationally renowned street photographer Gary Mark Smith — who has shot photos of wars, revolution, peace, volcanic eruptions and most importantly, everyday people — has donated his collection to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at...

Tue, 08/23/2011 — A University of Kansas law professor is playing a key role in arming U.S. Army special operations officers with a vital understanding of local culture, law and religion before they are deployed to the Middle East. For several years, Rice...

Tue, 08/23/2011 — A team of researchers at the University of Kansas is hoping to curb tooth decay – while saving dental patients thousands of dollars – by working to improve the material used by dentists to fill cavities. Distinguished Professor of...

Tue, 08/23/2011 — 2011 Kemper Awards   Get bios & watch videosJorge Pérez Anna Neill Andrea Herstowski Robert Ward, IV Arvin Agah Joey Sprague Chris Depcik More award information Previous Kemper recipients:2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Mon, 08/22/2011 — The Association for the Blind of Western Australia will soon be archiving Audio-Reader’s library of recorded audio books to a new, easier-to-use format. Representatives from the program have offered to convert all of Audio-Reader’s...

Mon, 08/22/2011 — The University of Kansas’ top-ranked School of Public Affairs and Administration is uniting with one of the nation’s leading providers of governmental services in a partnership that is aimed at transforming the education of local government...

Mon, 08/22/2011 — 2011 Kemper Awards   Get bios & watch videosJorge Pérez Anna Neill Andrea Herstowski Robert Ward, IV Arvin Agah Joey Sprague Chris Depcik More award information Previous Kemper recipients:2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007

Fri, 08/19/2011 — The KU School of Pharmacy–Wichita officially opens its doors next week, as the inaugural class of 20 students begins classes on Monday, Aug. 22. The Wichita expansion makes the school more accessible to students in central and western...

Fri, 08/19/2011 — More Information Kemper Fellowships WHAT: The University of Kansas “surprise patrol” will visit the classroom of an unsuspecting professor to present a $7,500 check and coveted W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.WHEN: Group will leave at 12:10 p.m. Monday, August 22.WHERE: Meet in front of Strong Hall on KU’s Lawrence campus.WHO: Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will lead Monday’s patrol.MEDIA COVERAGE ARRANGEMENTS: The

Fri, 08/19/2011 — Kansas Public Radio stepped up a class and still was judged best radio station in Kansas. On Wednesday, Aug. 17, KPR was named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in the Medium Market category. In previous years,...

Fri, 08/19/2011 — Provost Jeff Vitter has announced the 2011-12 class of Staff Fellows. Vitter named 15 new members to the Staff Fellows Program, which is designed to strengthen KU by providing opportunities for participants to take part in a program of...

Thu, 08/18/2011 — More Information NIH Black scientists were significantly less likely than their white counterparts to receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health, according to an analysis of data from 2000 to 2006. University of Kansas Professor of Economics Donna Ginther was the lead author on the study commissioned by the NIH, which appears in the Aug. 19 issue of Science. The researchers found a 10 percentage point

Thu, 08/18/2011 — An international team of researchers has completed the first major survey in Asia of a deadly fungus that has wiped out more than 200 species of amphibians worldwide. The massive survey could help scientists zero in on why the fungus has been...


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