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Tue, 05/21/2013 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued the following statement regarding the death of student Brian Boyd: “On behalf of the University of Kansas community, I offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brian Boyd. Our thoughts are with them in this time of grief.” Boyd, 21, died Friday, May 17, in a car accident south of Lawrence on U.S. Highway 59. Boyd was a junior majoring in music. His parents are Chris and Nina Boyd, Leawood.  

Mon, 05/20/2013 — Journalism Professor Chuck Marsh is the recipient of the 2013 John Katich Award for Creativity. The annual Katich Award is given to a tenure-track or tenured faculty member in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications...

Fri, 05/17/2013 — The names of more than 4,500 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring — representing 95 Kansas counties, 41 other states and the District of Columbia, and 42 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Fri, 05/17/2013 — About 4,000 graduates are expected to take part in the traditional walk through the Memorial Campanile and down the Hill at the University of Kansas during the 141st annual Commencement on Sunday, May 19, at Memorial Stadium. Stadium gates will...

Thu, 05/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – Through teaching, research, advising and mentoring, the faculty members of the University of Kansas serve a large audience through their work. Some go even further in their service to the state of Kansas. Three such faculty members have been honored for their exemplary contributions to the people of Kansas with the Steeples Service to Kansans Award. The recipients of the 2013 Steeples award are Martin Dickinson, School of Law; John Hachmeister, visual art, and Kelly Kindscher, environmental studies. Don Steeples, the Dean A. McGee Distinguished Professor of Applied Geophysics, and his wife, Tammy, established the award in 1997 to honor Don Steeples’

Thu, 05/16/2013 —  This weekend, when Wes Jackson, founder of the Salina-based Land Institute, addresses graduates at the University of Kansas’ 141st annual Commencement, it will cement a deepening relationship between the two institutions. Recently, the Land...

Thu, 05/16/2013 — Ann Schofield, professor in the departments of American Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of Kansas, is the 2013 recipient of the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award. The award will be presented Saturday, May 18,...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — As a University of Kansas freshman in mechanical engineering, Ronald Hill built a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus and demonstrated it (under water) at a KU engineering exhibition. Today, 60 years later, that project represents the...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — A Kansas Supreme Court justice, a former state legislator and a former chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents have received the highest honor given by the University of Kansas School of Law.Justice Carol Beier, Class of 1985, Timothy Emert,...

Wed, 05/15/2013 — Two doctoral graduates will be presented with the 2013 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Prize for outstanding doctoral dissertations at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Lied Center of Kansas. Anastasiia...

Wed, 05/15/2013 —  For nearly 60 years, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, better known as GATT, brought down barriers, encouraged trade among nations and changed the way the world does business, yet received surprisingly little attention in the world of...

Tue, 05/14/2013 —  Are high school age students who show aggression toward their peers more likely to consume alcohol, tobacco and marijuana? A new study of Latino adolescents in Kansas City, Mo., confirms this idea. But the linkage to substance use is strongest...

Tue, 05/14/2013 — The Changing for Excellence initiative to increase use of multifunction printers at the University of Kansas has been named a 2013 InfoWorld Green 15 Award Winner. International Data Group’s InfoWorld, an international technology publication,...

Tue, 05/14/2013 — University of Kansas alumna Kathleen Hall, of Lecompton, has made a leadership gift to establish a geology professorship at the University of Kansas. Gene Rankey, associate professor of geology, will be the inaugural recipient of the Hubert H....

Mon, 05/13/2013 — Gene Hotchkiss, senior associate dean at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, was honored May 4 with a mentoring award from the Kansas Independent Pharmacy Service Corporation (KPSC). The award, established in honor of Hotchkiss, is...

Mon, 05/13/2013 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas has selected John Kennedy, associate professor of political science, as the latest recipient of the Gene A. Budig Teaching Professorship Award.  Kennedy, who is also director of the Center for Global and International Studies, will hold the title of Budig Teaching Professor for the 2013-2014 academic year and will receive a $5,000 award. The award honors an outstanding faculty member in the social or behavioral sciences who has made a profound contribution to teaching. Each department in the social and behavioral sciences may nominate one faculty member for the award. Kennedy is known for

Mon, 05/13/2013 —  In these days of increased emphasis on educational outcomes such as reading and math, improvement is easy to measure. But for teachers who work with students with disabilities who are about to transition to adult life, it’s harder to gauge...

Mon, 05/13/2013 —  The University of Kansas Political Science Department honored its top students at their Recognition Ceremony, with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha on April 23 at the Adams Alumni Center. Thirty-six students were inducted into the Gamma...

Fri, 05/10/2013 — Using high-quality evaluation programs to improve the performance of K-12 students, adults and public agencies is the focus of a restructured University of Kansas research group with a long track record of success. Its new name reflects its...

Fri, 05/10/2013 — A gift from Sandra W. Gautt, University of Kansas faculty member in the Department of Special Education, will establish the Gautt Teaching Scholar Fund. The endowed fund will support KU’s director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. Gautt...


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