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Thu, 02/27/2014 — Barbara Timmermann, distinguished professor at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Department of Medicinal Chemistry, has been elected to serve as a council delegate for the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the...

Thu, 02/27/2014 — After earning his doctorate from the University of Kansas in 1989, William Picking left Lawrence to begin an outstanding career in research and academics. He returned to Lawrence in 1999 to serve 10 years on the faculty before becoming chair of...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — Philip Lutgendorf, professor of Hindi and modern Indian studies at the University of Iowa, will give a lecture for the Department of Religious Studies. His talk, "The Clue in the Lake: Tulsidas and the Sufis of Avadh," will take place at 3 p.m....

Wed, 02/26/2014 — “Driving While Black” is not a crime, but a University of Kansas research team has found that race plays a major role in determining whom officers pull over for investigatory vehicle stops. Police disproportionately stop black and minority...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — A team of researchers at the University of Kansas, including T. Chris Gamblin, associate professor of molecular biosciences, and Berl Oakley, Irving S. Johnson Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology, has shown that some fungal natural...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — LAWRENCE – Leaders from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, the National Archives, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Kansas Historical Society headline a series of three presentations on obtaining careers in “applied humanities” at the Hall Center on Thursday afternoons in March. Offering practical advice on how graduate students in the humanities and social sciences can apply their intellectual interests and scholarly skill sets to pursue

Wed, 02/26/2014 — Experts and scholars from around the country will come to the University of Kansas next month to discuss Turkey and its potential to be a game changer in global politics. The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian...

Wed, 02/26/2014 — What: Ground-breaking for two new freshman-focused residence halls on Daisy Hill. When: 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 Where: Lied Center Pavilion An informal reception will follow the ground-breaking. Guest speakers: Jeffrey S. Vitter, provost and executive vice chancellor; Tammara Durham, vice provost for Student Affairs; Diana Robertson, director, KU Student Housing; Taylor Hanna, president, Association of University Residence Halls. The construction plan When complete, this $47.8 million project will combine with existing renovated residence halls to form the signature look of a residential quadrangle on Daisy Hill. The two new residence halls will be five

Tue, 02/25/2014 — It has been said that psychotherapy is a field in which expertise does not exist. A University of Kansas professor has co-authored an article stating that while the concept has validity, there are ways psychotherapists, even the best, can improve.

Tue, 02/25/2014 — In his play “Soul Gone Home,” published in 1937, Langston Hughes includes a powerful scene where a man who died at a young age rises up out of his casket and begins to criticize his mother for the lack of care she gave him. She tries to...

Tue, 02/25/2014 — K. Christopher Beard, the Mary R. Dawson Chair of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and a world-renowned paleontologist, is joining the University of Kansas as its latest Foundation Distinguished Professor. Beard...

Tue, 02/25/2014 — The University of Kansas has experts who can provide insight into the political protests and increasing violence in Venezuela. Protests have grown deadly in the past two weeks as citizens have called for the resignation of President Nicolas...

Mon, 02/24/2014 — LAWRENCE – The provost of the nation’s flagship Catholic university will visit Kansas’ flagship university to discuss the role of such institutions in American society. Thomas Burish, provost of the University of Notre Dame, has been invited to give a talk as part of events recognizing him with a distinguished alumni award from the University of Kansas. The lecture, “Institutional Grit: The Critical Role of Flagship Universities in American Society,” is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the ballroom in the Kansas Union. The Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology selected Burish to receive its inaugural 1949 Award for distinguished alumni.

Mon, 02/24/2014 — Six shows at the Art and Design Gallery at the University of Kansas will feature work by students pursuing graduate degrees in the Department of Visual Art. The MFA Student Exhibitions, which began Feb. 23 and run through Friday, April 11,...

Mon, 02/24/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy earned the maximum accreditation term of eight years following the October site visit and evaluation by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Among the things cited by the evaluation team...

Mon, 02/24/2014 — In 2013 average groundwater levels in central Kansas rose for the first time in four years while levels in western Kansas continued to decline, although less sharply than in 2012, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological...

Mon, 02/24/2014 — KU Surplus reached a milestone Feb. 20 by donating its 20,000th item to area nonprofit organizations since the program was established in 2007. KU Surplus is a program of the Center for Sustainability, which collects and redistributes furniture...

Fri, 02/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – A lively and timely discussion of water-related topics that affect Kansas, the Great Plains and the West is scheduled from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28 at the Lied Center Pavilion at the University of Kansas.  “Water Issues in the West: Regional Perspectives on Interstate Law and Policy” is sponsored by the KU Water Research Planning Committee, a group of faculty and staff working to increase collaborative science and policy research on water.  The program is free and open to the public, and an RSVP is requested at rgs@ku.edu. Featured speakers will be Mike Hayden, former governor of Kansas and now executive director of the Missouri River Association of

Fri, 02/21/2014 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is among 16 finalists participating later this month in a national competition that could lead to sustainable and innovative design of retaining walls around the world. Xiaohui Sun, of...

Fri, 02/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – Three books authored by professors in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas have received book awards from the top source for reviews of academic titles. Choice magazine named three titles Outstanding Academic Titles of 2013: “Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions,” by Jacob Dorman “The Encyclopedic Guide to American Intentional Communities” by Timothy Miller “The Jewish Kulturbund Theatre Company in Nazi Berlin” by Rebecca Rovit Dorman is an assistant professor in the departments of American Studies and History. “Chosen People” explores Black Jews and relations between Jews and African-Americans


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KU-Van Go partnership supports young people in need Van Go, a Lawrence social service agency, and student interns from the University of Kansas use art to teach job and life skills to high-needs youth. Since the program was established in 1997, hundreds of teens in crisis have found success as they create art for the community. In 2013, Van Go and KU received the inaugural Outstanding Community & Campus Collaboration Award at the Campus Compact Heartland Conference on Civic Engagement. The award recognizes an outstanding, involved, and sustained campus--community partnership.


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