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Fri, 05/23/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2014 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 17. During the ceremony, seven students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and...

Fri, 05/23/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) recognized top Russian, East European & Eurasian region (REES) area studies students for academic excellence at a ceremony May 17.  CREES awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships and awards to 16 students for Summer 2014 and Academic Year 2014-15 language and cultural studies pertaining to the REES region. These awards included:

Fri, 05/23/2014 — Andrea Greenhoot, associate professor of psychology, has been named the next director and Gautt Teaching Scholar at the University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). Greenhoot is succeeding Dan Bernstein, who is stepping down after...

Fri, 05/23/2014 — As the violent militant Islamic group Boko Haram recently kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, it sparked intentional outrage, particularly over the girls being sold into slavery. The group's name translates into "Western education is...

Thu, 05/22/2014 — At its April 16 meeting, the Board of Regents approved a new master’s degree program in contemporary East Asian studies, housed in the University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies, which will begin in the 2014-2015 academic year. The...

Thu, 05/22/2014 — Scientists from the University of Kansas and more than 60 other international research institutions spanning six continents have responded to a recent paper in Science, which questioned the practice of collecting and preserving scientific...

Thu, 05/22/2014 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored outstanding faculty in research, teaching and mentoring with its 2013-2014 awards. The College honors faculty members with awards each spring for diverse academic research, innovative projects and...

Thu, 05/22/2014 — When it comes to debt and bankruptcy, some things never change. While people are no longer imprisoned for failing to pay their debts as England did a century ago, a new article by a University of Kansas law professor shows that the key arguments...

Wed, 05/21/2014 — Eleven graduating University of Kansas seniors in the TRIO McNair Scholars Program in the Achievement & Assessment Institute have received certificates, awards and special scholarly cords honoring their completion of the rigorous program....

Wed, 05/21/2014 — A study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that gang presence in schools is not only disruptive to a safe learning environment, it could also lead to more frequent and more aggressive incidents of sexual harassment. Anjali...

Wed, 05/21/2014 — The public is invited to the annual summer tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24. The medicinal garden was developed through the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program by the...

Wed, 05/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – As Christians are persecuted around the world, a University of Kansas assistant professor of film and media studies sees new importance in her unique representation of a centuries-old holy figure, the Virgin Mary. Cathy Joritz’s artwork is based on an image of the Virgin Mary painted on an altar screen in an 18th century Spanish Colonial Mission church in New Mexico. Joritz digitally reimagined and recreated the Virgin Mary in various roles and scenarios: as a comforter to cancer survivors, female rebel, ethereal spirit and witness to dying animals. “Being aware of the persecution of Christians and the demonizing of Christianity, I think it is more

Wed, 05/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Members of the Army, Air Force, Naval Reserve and Marines ROTC programs at the University of Kansas, as well as officer candidates, were commissioned in a joint ceremony. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little attended the event to recognize the students. The six Navy-option and two Marine-option NROTC students were commissioned by Brig. Gen. John Simmons, Commanding General of Training Command, Quantico, Virginia, at the ceremony, which was May 19. More than 200 people attended the event. Commissioning was the culmination of a long training path for these former midshipmen. “I can't wait to get out to the fleet,” said ENS Reston Bishop, one of the newly

Tue, 05/20/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher has traced an unlikely source at the root of helping open up the vast Pacific Ocean to exploitation in the modern age: guano. That’s right. There’s much more than it would seem to bird excrement, as its...

Tue, 05/20/2014 — and Harry Potter fans would approve
Tue, 05/20/2014 — LAWRENCE — The discovery of species that are new to science...

Tue, 05/20/2014 — Roll with the ’Hawks is the theme for the 2014 University of Kansas Homecoming celebration, which will begin Sunday, Sept. 21, and feature daily activities leading up to the KU-Texas football game Saturday, Sept. 27, in Memorial...

Tue, 05/20/2014 — A $25 million lead gift from the Hall Family Foundation is a catalyst for the University of Kansas Medical Center to move forward on plans to construct a $75 million health education building in Kansas City, Kansas. The building’s total...

Mon, 05/19/2014 — Much like key players in social networks, University of Kansas scientists have found evidence that there are keywords in word networks that hold together groups of words in our memory. In a study published in the Journal of Memory and Language,...

Mon, 05/19/2014 — How severely children are abused, rather than how frequently, appears to predict which children will suffer serious mental health outcomes, according to the first study from one of the most in-depth analyses of the mental health of foster...

Mon, 05/19/2014 —  The University of Kansas Political Science Department honored its top students at their Recognition Ceremony, with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha last month at the Adams Alumni Center. Twenty-eight students were inducted into the...


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