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Thu, 04/10/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Law recently added four prominent Indian law schools to its growing list of international partners. The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research in Hyderabad, the Government Law College in Mumbai, the...

Thu, 04/10/2014 — A University of Kansas professor has received one of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious awards for junior faculty members.  Andy Gill, assistant professor in electrical engineering and computer science, earned an Early Career...

Thu, 04/10/2014 — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will visit the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas on Tuesday, April 22. There will be a public open house starting at approximately 11 a.m. and ending at noon in Hansen Hall. Doors will be open to...

Thu, 04/10/2014 — For the most part, researchers have treated violent aggression and substance abuse as two separate conditions. But not surprisingly, the two disorders often exist concurrently in individuals, making it hard to determine if and how the two are...

Thu, 04/10/2014 — The Campus Tree Advisory Board at the University of Kansas has more than doubled its spring fundraising goal of $5,000 for Replant Mount Oread, bringing in more than $11,000 during a one-month campaign. The campaign is an effort to involve the...

Wed, 04/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – The world’s premier conference for linguistic research on African languages will be hosted this year at the University of Kansas. More than 200 attendees from the U.S., Africa and Europe will travel to Lawrence for the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics from April 17 to 19. The conference is hosted by the KU Department of Linguistics. A unique feature of this year’s conference is a special KU undergraduate session dedicated to increasing awareness of language endangerment and the plight of Africa’s endangered languages. Registration costs will be waived for all KU students. Interested students should contact Harold Torrence at 785-864-2882 or

Wed, 04/09/2014 — A University of Kansas alumnus who has made a career of creating reproductions of early humans and dinosaurs will discuss his work as a paleo-artist in a public lecture in Kansas City. Although the title of paleo-artist may be unfamiliar, the...

Wed, 04/09/2014 — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran will receive a national award for his support of science research at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. Sen. Moran will receive the Champion of Science Award from the...

Wed, 04/09/2014 — The University of Kansas has announced its Employees of the Month for October 2013-March 2014, who are under consideration along with April-September 2013 honorees to be named the Employee of the Year at the annual recognition ceremony, which...

Wed, 04/09/2014 — The University of Kansas has launched a new website to help faculty and staff create online materials that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. The new website, content.accessibility.ku.edu, is a tool for all members of the KU...

Wed, 04/09/2014 — As anyone who has attended Kansas public schools can attest, the Western Meadowlark is the state bird, and the Wild Native Sunflower is its official state flower. Now they can add two signature Kansas fossil animals to the list of exemplary...

Wed, 04/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity at the University of Kansas will host the annual Women’s Recognition Banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The program, which recognizes outstanding women in the Kansas community, will induct six new members to the KU Women’s Hall of Fame and honor one KU graduate with the Pioneer Woman award. In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees and the Pioneer Award recipient, 15 women will receive annual awards designed for students, staff, faculty, and alumnae who have enriched and improved the campus and community through their service, teaching for involvement. The women’s

Tue, 04/08/2014 — Renowned photographer Mark Klett will give a Hallmark Symposium Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Spencer Museum of Art. He will lead Coffee @ The Commons, an informal conversation driven by audience questions, at 1 p.m. Friday, April...

Tue, 04/08/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has announced a new educational outreach initiative utilizing KU students, resources and social media to explore history related to World War I. The...

Tue, 04/08/2014 — Four University of Kansas faculty members have earned 2014 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize mid-career scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields. Chancellor Bernadette...

Tue, 04/08/2014 — An international, interdisciplinary research team will convene a symposium to explore environmental and land-use change to the Valley of Mexico. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, in The Commons. The event is open to the public;...

Mon, 04/07/2014 — The University of Kansas is commemorating the anniversary of a school of thought that not only put the School of Social Welfare on the map, it changed social work and education across the globe. KU is marking the 25th anniversary of a seminal...

Mon, 04/07/2014 — Robert McChesney, professor of communication at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will speak at The Commons at 4 p.m. Monday, April 7. His talk, "Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media...

Mon, 04/07/2014 — When someone in 1578 hung a doll-like effigy from the door of the church in the Mexican town of Tecamachalco, inquisitors spent four years trying to uncover who was responsible for misusing one of its symbols. It carried dire consequences in...

Mon, 04/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – Robert Goldstein has won the annual geoscience education award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), a professional organization representing 36,000 geoscientists in 129 countries. He is the University of Kansas associate dean for the natural sciences and mathematics and Haas Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geology. Goldstein is just the third professor to receive the annual Professorial Award from the AAPG Foundation. The award goes to a professor who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education. Goldstein will receive the award at the 2014 AAPG national meeting in April. Goldstein was


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“I learned so much about what drives people to take on personal challenges to help change the world.” http://bit.ly/QhRlbB University of Kansas School of Medicine student Marcus Rushing attended the 14th Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage as a guest of the United Health Foundation president. As the only student invited who was not a relative of a member of Congress, Rushing was honored to be on the trip. Tags: #KUleaders #CivilRights #Change
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