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Tue, 06/03/2014 — A new report by a team of University of Kansas students throws light on the financial value created by one of Kansas’ major points of tourism. The Jayhawk Consulting program, housed in the School of Business, studied the economic effects of...

Tue, 06/03/2014 — Experts in assessment and education from around the world will convene in Lawrence in October 2015 for the 41st annual International Association for Educational Assessment Conference. Hosted by the Center for Educational Testing & Evaluation...

Tue, 06/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Theatre awarded scholarships totaling $144,000 to 52 students at its end-of-the-year banquet. “The long history of alumni and friends who have come through our doors has created a rich and unique legacy for the Department of Theatre,” said Mechele Leon, associate professor and department chair. “The annual Stage Supper is the event where those dozens of donors are honored, and our students receive the gift of our long and rich history." The department has more than three dozen named scholarships and awards given out each year. Students apply for the various scholarships and some of the awards available. The

Tue, 06/03/2014 — Oil production in Kansas increased in 2013, mainly in south-central and southwestern counties, while natural gas production continued to decline, although at a slower pace than in recent years, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological...

Tue, 06/03/2014 — What puts U.S. energy policy at the forefront of the public's mind? For decades the popular notion has centered on the cost of gasoline, and past research has highlighted crises that seem to spotlight energy issues in the public eye. However, a...

Tue, 06/03/2014 — The University of Kansas has identified an area between 19th Street and Irving Hill Road, including Stouffer Place Apartments, as a location for new construction. Due to these university priorities, the 2014-15 year will be the final year for...

Mon, 06/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – Three professors at the University of Kansas have won the Steeples Service to Kansas Award for their contributions to the people of Kansas through teaching and research. Burdett Loomis, professor of political science; Wallace Meyer, director of entrepreneurship programs and lecturer in the School of Business; and Kristi Neufeld, associate professor of molecular biosciences, were awarded the Steeples Award. Loomis has been a faculty member in the Department of Political Science since 1979. As an expert on political matters in Kansas, Loomis is a regular figure in regional and national media outlets as a thoughtful and civil contributor. He has served on

Mon, 06/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – In two separate books, John Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas, examines the careers of two visionary filmmakers who preside over the birth of a new era of cinema in their countries. In “Peter Weir Interviews,” Tibbetts studies the Australian who helped usher in a new generation of filmmakers and put the country's cinema on the map with such films as “Picnic at Hanging Rock” and “Gallipoli.” Later, Weir’s success in Hollywood – including Academy Award nominations for “Witness,” “Dead Poets Society,” “Green Card,” “The Truman Show” and “Master and Commander” – heralded the arrival of other Australian

Mon, 06/02/2014 — Nineteen University of Kansas students have received Undergraduate Research Awards. The recipients receive $1,000 to fund their faculty-mentored research and creative projects, which represent departments from across campus and explore a wide...

Fri, 05/30/2014 — Highlighted by a run of nearly 100 miles per gallon of fuel efficiency, a team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering recently participated in a competition that pushes the envelope of fuel economy and vehicle innovation. For the...

Fri, 05/30/2014 — LAWRENCE – In China, where a skyrocketing divorce rate is the focus of national attention and everyday conversation, popular culture offers cautionary tales of middle-aged women undergoing self-improvement campaigns to save their marriage. But research by Hui Faye Xiao, an assistant professor of East Asian languages and cultures at the University of Kansas, shows that women trying desperately to keep their marriage intact isn’t the reality in China, where more than half of all divorces are initiated by females. “The mainstream stereotype is that women have to make self-improvements to achieve a better quality of life for everyone in their family, and as this

Fri, 05/30/2014 — The University of Kansas and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently signed a new Yellow Ribbon Program agreement, which will result in no out-of-pocket expenses for out-of-state military veterans who qualify under the Post-9/11 GI...

Fri, 05/30/2014 — YODER – University of Kansas Public Management Center Director Charles Jones congratulated 57 new law enforcement officers during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) earlier this month. The new officers were members of the 228th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of KU Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Jan. 27, represented 44 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the

Thu, 05/29/2014 — Throughout her career in the University of Kansas Department of Mathematics, Estela Gavosto, associate professor, has taken on a leadership role in preparing students from diverse backgrounds who are underrepresented in the science fields with...

Thu, 05/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – Tom Parkinson’s workday starts at 4 a.m., and KPR listeners can join him from 5 to 9 a.m. when they tune in to "Morning Edition" with Parkinson as KPR’s new host. Parkinson takes over the air chair as local host in for NPR’s morning newsmagazine from J. Schafer, who will spend more time reporting his own stories and editing and assigning other stories for KPR reporters. Parkinson brings 20 years of public radio newsroom experience to KPR. “I love the energy of early mornings and the privilege of greeting listeners at sunrise and informing them about what happened while they were sleeping,” he said. “Whether my listeners tune in for 20 minutes during the

Thu, 05/29/2014 — Architects from internationally renowned design firm Pei Cobb Freed & Partners will unveil their design Thursday evening for the first phase of major renovation and expansion of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. The firm,

Thu, 05/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor of psychology known for her commitment and accessibility as an adviser has been recognized with the first-ever Grant K. Goodman Undergraduate Mentor Award. Evangelia Chrysikou was nominated by students to receive the award. They all expressed appreciation for her individualized mentorship, which continued even after students were no longer taking a course with her. The students’ comments exemplify the criteria of the Grant K. Goodman Undergraduate Mentor Award, which is to recognize a faculty member who is an outstanding teacher in and out of the classroom. Additionally, the award calls for mentors who are selfless with

Thu, 05/29/2014 — June 6 will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that became a major turning point in World War II as more than a million American, British and Canadian soldiers began the brutal trek across Europe to defeat Adolf Hitler. General...

Wed, 05/28/2014 — Past research and popular media have often portrayed Asian-Americans as a "model minority" based on their high level of educational attainment and earnings, allowing them to reach approximate parity in labor market performances with white...

Wed, 05/28/2014 — A team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering claimed second place in a national wind power competition. The team, known as Jayhawk Windustries, was one of 10 teams from universities around the country selected for the...


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