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Thu, 04/24/2014 — The first goal of Bold Aspirations, the University of Kansas’ five-year strategic plan, focuses on undergraduate student success in the classroom and beyond. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has highlighted the importance of this goal and the...

Thu, 04/24/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Business is set to honor its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, Don Hall Jr., president and CEO of Hallmark Cards, and John Dicus, chairman, president and CEO of Capitol Federal Savings Bank. Hall...

Thu, 04/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas alumnus is so appreciative of his education that he has made a $25 million gift commitment to benefit the university. The donor, who requested to remain anonymous, said he had been thinking for years about establishing estate plans to benefit KU. He said he appreciated the education he received at KU, where he received scholarship support, and he felt it was important to give back. Of his planned gift, 80 percent will benefit the outreach programs of the KU Alumni Association, and 20 percent will be equally divided between support for alumni scholarships and the Greater KU Fund, which supports the university’s greatest needs. This

Thu, 04/24/2014 — The Joint Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors is hosting an afternoon of presentations and discussion on the important topic of academic freedom and responsibility in the era of social media. The public event is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m....

Thu, 04/24/2014 — The key figures who helped to integrate America's public schools in the American West all had one major theme in common. These scholars who shaped American public education policy and public desegregation via the federal court system had all...

Wed, 04/23/2014 — University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence Director Dan Bernstein and Associate Director Andrea Greenhoot have received a $215,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation to promote course redesign in the humanities. CTE will partner with...

Wed, 04/23/2014 — Armed with new materials, deeper knowledge and solid engineering principles, expectations are high for a team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering as it prepares for an upcoming regional competition. The Steel Bridge...

Wed, 04/23/2014 —  A new Mandarin translation of Charles Darwin’s "On the Origin of Species" is flying off bookstore shelves in China. The book previously was unavailable in that country except as translated from its sixth edition, which specialists today view...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved sabbatical leave for the following individuals at the University of Kansas: ...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — The University of Kansas Department of English will offer a public workshop Wednesday, April 23, on undergraduate writing and research. Jane Greer with the University of Missouri-Kansas City will present “From Assignments to Authorship:...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Sharmin Kader, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Architecture, was recently awarded an International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. The $20,000 grant will support her research activities at KU for one...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Popular television dramas "Downton Abbey" and "Boardwalk Empire" explore the cultural changes centered around the Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties Novelist Laura Moriarty said the era was marked by social upheaval in American and European life,...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — LAWRENCE – When University of Kansas filmmaker Bob Hurst set out to make a film about suicide, he didn’t want to follow in the path of other recent documentaries that appealed to the public’s morbid fascination with the subject.    He didn’t visit the Golden Gate Bridge or Japan’s Suicide Forest. Instead, Hurst, an associate professor of film and media studies, stayed closer to home and began filming college-age volunteers who answered a statewide suicide prevention hotline at Headquarters Counseling Center. The documentary, “The Listeners," examines how to prevent suicide and shape public policy to better fund the services that do. At the heart of the documentary

Mon, 04/21/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will present the 2014 Sustainability Leadership Awards on Tuesday, April 22, as part of KU's Earth Day festivities. The event will take place at 3 p.m. on the Dance Pavilion by Potter Lake and...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — University of Kansas undergraduate students took first and second place in the team competition as well as individual awards at the ninth Kansas Collegiate Math Competition, which was March 29 at Emporia State University. The competition is part...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — The University of Kansas has honored its Student Employee of the Year for the 2013-14 academic year. Emily Grigone, an employee at the Office of Study Abroad and a senior in visual communication design, received an engraved plaque and the $500...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — Potter Lake and Marvin Grove will be filled with the sounds of the Dirty Thirties as part of the final celebration for the 2013-14 KU Common Book, "The Worst Hard Time." The University of Kansas Office of First Year Experience will host the...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Erik Scott, assistant professor of history, has won the 2014 Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for his upcoming publication, “Familiar Strangers: The Georgian Diaspora in the Soviet Union,” to be published by Oxford University Press. The annual award is administered by the Hall Center for the Humanities. The Friends of the Hall Center provide support for a second faculty publication. Stephanie Fitzgerald, assistant professor of English, received the Friends Book Publication Award for “Land Narratives: Native Women and Dispossession from Removal to Climate Change,” to be published by University of New Mexico Press.  Scott’s study

Mon, 04/21/2014 — The University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of Kansas Edwards Campus and Kansas State University Olathe—at a five-year community update event. The Kansas Board of Regents, ...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and John Gaunt, dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, released the following statements regarding the death of Wojciech Lesnikowski, the Don Hatch Distinguished...


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