2006 News Archive
Nobel Prize winner speaks
Theoretical physics professor to address our 'strange universe'
Movers and Shakers
Profs profile Kansas characters in new book
- Physics professor wins $400,000 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
- Officials hope to attract multicultural students to KU with 'Roadshow'
- Montana anthropologist to oversee KU Native American artifact repatriation
- KU names Wisconsin administrator as first of five finalists for provost to visit campus
- KU receives Regents approval for $20M addition to Structural Biology Center
- Eleanor Clift, 2 former women governors join ‘First Woman President’ lecture series
- KU announces 22 undergraduates as 2005-06 University Scholars
- Theatre for Young People presents play about friendship between tree, bird
Clyde Tombaugh remembered
KU celebrates centennial birthday of graduate who discovered ninth planet
- Hall Center selects state Sen. Derek Schmidt as first Simons Fellow
- KU to honor 23 high school seniors from Edwards, Pawnee, Stafford counties
Law school names dean
Gail Agrawal, North Carolina professor and former clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, to lead school
- Statement by Chancellor Hemenway on death of KU employee Steven Haight
- Dole Institute of Politics names Toohey, Cobb as Dole Fellows; to teach this spring
- Two KU design students win awards at regional theater festival
Popular Peace Corps
KU now in top 20 in nation for alumni volunteers in service organization
- KU names Texas dean as third of four finalists for provost to visit campus
- Overland Park middle school students win Future City engineering competition at KU
- KU Alumni Association, student steering committee to lead homecoming in 2006
- KU to honor 42 high school seniors from Allen, Bourbon and Woodson counties
- KU to recognize 37 high school seniors from Nemaha and Jackson counties
New dean on the hill
Social Welfare welcomes Mary Ellen Kondrat
- Chancellor's statement on death of KU graduate student Jonathan Foster
- Renowned photojournalist Gordon Parks to receive 2006 William Allen White citation
Geography student wins $72K fellowship from NASA for ice mapping research
- Two Kansas news organizations share Burton Marvin enterprise award
- KU BOCO honors Student Success staff member for service to students
- KU to honor 51 high school seniors from Linn, Miami counties Feb. 22
- Central, western Kansas groundwater levels drop 6 inches, Geological Survey says
What if the South won?
KU professors' mockumentary on the Confederate States of America to premiere in NYC.
Chancellor's testimony to House Education Budget Committee today in Topeka
"For every dollar the state directly invests in KU, KU generates an additional $3"
- Statement by chancellor on death of KU student Andrew Rotman
- KU pharmacy school ranks third in nation in NIH funding, increases funding by $3M
- KU chancellor to speak on Zora Neale Hurston in Topeka, Lawrence, Florida
KU names new provost
Texas dean Richard Lariviere to become chief academic officer for Lawrence campus
Surviving Guatemala not a game
KU Fulbright scholar studying ancient Maya
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- KU professor helps plan Bench by the Road project for Toni Morrison’s 75th birthday
- Women rule: KU Theatre to stage new adaptation of Aristophanes comedy
- KU nominates three juniors to compete for national Truman scholarships
- Regents OK name of future football facility; KU also names field in Memorial Stadium
- White House correspondent Helen Thomas to give Women’s Leadership lecture at KU
- KU Theatre to hold auditions for summer mystery productions
- KU to honor 23 high school seniors from Brown, Doniphan counties at Hiawatha
- KU to honor 39 high school seniors from Barton, Rush counties at Great Bend
- Statement by Professor Georg, chancellor RE: Professor’s departure for Minnesota
- Hawk Talk invites Kansas high school students to informational KU receptions
- Kansas Athletics commits $1 million to KU academic scholarships, cancer center
- Panel of KU experts, director of Islamic Society to discuss Mohammed cartoons
KU taps William Harrison to direct Kansas Geological Survey
Survey has a legislative mandate to study state’s geologic resources and hazards
- Four KU students nominated to compete for national Goldwater scholarships
- KU doctoral student wins two top piano performance competitions
- KU junior from Derby advances to final round of Truman scholarship competition
- Former nuclear scientist for Saddam Hussein to speak at KU
- KU Med Center Continuing Education to offer pandemic preparedness conferences
- KU names first of three candidate for associate vice provost for Student Success
- KU to honor 22 high school seniors from Atchison County at Atchison on March 8
- KU to honor 38 high school seniors from Washington, Marshall counties March 7
Fourth KU professor elected to prestigious national engineering academy
KU is the only university in state with faculty members in the academy
- Dole Institute invites women candidates to one-day campaign workshop March 4
- Two KU professors to talk on 'Doing Business in Islamic Society' on March 10
- KU names second of three candidates for associate vice provost for Student Success
- Schuelerkongress bringing 300 high school students of German to KU on Saturday
- KU Cancer Center names first director of drug discovery and development initiative
- Austrian consul general to discuss Turkey’s admission to EU for first Diplomat’s Forum
- 3 KU architecture seniors to exhibit photos documenting Kenya trip to design center
- Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center announces Feb. 24 graduates
Multidisciplinary Research Building to be dedicated March 6
More than 200 scientists, students and other research staff will work in the building when it is fully occupied.
- KU ranks first in national Hearst journalism contest
- KU names third of three candidates for associate vice provost for Student Success
Former VP candidate Jack Kemp to present Vickers Lecture at KU on March 27
Previous speakers in the lecture series include Donald Rumsfeld, Sandra Day O'Connor and Kenneth Starr.
- Symposium to examine outsider opportunities in Japanese economy
- KU research expenditures in science and engineering climb to $110 million
KU architecture students work with Tulane to help New Orleans' Seventh Ward
Architecture students work together to build a model of a resource center for New Orleans' Seventh Ward.
- KU moves up in National Merit scholar rankings to 12th in U.S.
- KU business students establish Web site to clarify Katrina-spawned tax law changes
KU professor plans Q&A sessions for opening of 'CSA' in Lawrence on March 10
Controversial film depicts life in America if the South had won the Civil War.
- Man-made ponds have dramatically changed landscape, KU researchers say
KU Lawrence campus closed, classes cancelled Monday for storm cleanup
Chancellor Robert Hemenway and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius address media after touring campus and Lawrence by helicopter.
Photo gallery: Campus storm damage
60 percent of buildings on the Lawrence campus suffered damage.
- Iraq war vet, legislator to thank KU for troop support Wednesday
- KU faculty authors to be honored at book celebration at Hall Center
- Prominent scientists to discuss science, education and the public at KU
- New book names KU professor among black pioneers in communication studies
- Hall Center, KU Edwards Campus present final lecture in Abraham’s Children series
- Universal Press Syndicate editor will speak at 19th annual media law seminar
Force of microburst wind pressures wrought havoc on KU campus roofs
Competing pressures lifted roofing materials, either tearing them off or slamming the roofs back down.
- Damage assessment on March 12 storm
- KU nominates three students for national Udall scholarship competition
- Former Dean campaign chief Trippi, Nixon Center Russia expert to give lectures at KU
- KU’s winning debaters qualify 39th straight year for National Debate Tournament
KU to dismantle original 1924 radio tower due to damage from Sunday’s wind storm
KJHK’s antenna will be relocated to the Kansas Public Radio tower on west campus.
- International honor society to honor 3 KU members with top awards in San Diego
- Harvard prof to discuss ethical implications of genetically modifying humans
- Ribbon cutting for disability-studies book section at Oread Books set for April 6
Former Senate Majority Leader Daschle to give annual Dole Lecture on April 10 at KU
The South Dakota Democrat was Bob Dole’s counterpart in the U.S. Senate. He may seek the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.
Moving up in the ranks
School of Education leaps to 15th in the nation in U.S. News list.
- KU women’s resource center ceremony to honor outstanding women April 4
- KU Info announces new booth in the Kansas Union, new student staff
- KU team designing heat transfer walls for 2007 Solar Decathlon house
FBI agent involved in diluted cancer drugs case to give ethics lecture at KU
Robert Herndon is a 1985 graduate of the KU School of Business. He began work with the FBI in 1986.
- KU announces Starratt as fourth of five candidates for dean of University Libraries
Student Success names two associate vice provosts
Student Success oversees 19 departments, more than 750 staff members and 1,300 student employees.
- KU report on mumps: One confirmed and one probable case since March
- KU professor to discuss rift between major political parties, public attitudes in lecture
- KU debate team reaches Sweet 16 at tournament; coach earns national award
- Student Union Activities announces 2006-07 board members
- Washington Post correspondent to deliver Muncy Journalism and Politics Lecture
- Ft. Leavenworth officers, students to lead discussion on Afghanistan at Hall Center
Former ‘Screaming Eagles’ commander to discuss lessons learned from Iraq at Dole Institute
Lt. Gen. David H. Petraeus is one of the Army’s most decorated soldiers. He has master’s and doctoral degrees from Princeton University.
- Seven KU trumpet students blew their horns to reap rewards, honors in national event
- First Nations Student Association at KU to hold 18th annual pow-wow
- Media availability: KU, Douglas County health officials to give mumps update
- KJHK student radio station wins 12 awards from Kansas Association of Broadcasters
- KU debaters finish 2nd in national CEDA rankings, reach Sweet 16 at tournament
- KU to honor 19 high school seniors from four western Kansas counties April 19
KU park and ride lot, free express bus to reduce congestion, parking woes
New 1,500-stall lot will be served by a new bus service that will shuttle riders to central campus in less than 10 minutes.
- Traffic rerouting to begin this week to allow construction of Docking Gateway
- Haricombe is final candidate for dean of University Libraries to visit campus
- KU announces New Student Orientation dates, names 21 orientation assistants
- Kansas Public Radio spring membership drive nets more than $215,000 in pledges
- Author, KU graduate to join Transgender 101 panel discussion at KU on Wednesday
- KU, GTA union reach impasse in contract negotiations; state board to step in
- University Theatre closes season with comic opera ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
- Eta Kappa Nu engineering honor society announces new KU student members
- Press conference with FBI special agent Robert Herndon scheduled at KU
- KU research associate helps discover worm once thought to be extinct
KU’s Overland Park campus to be site of nation’s fourth Confucius Institute
KU, China will be partners in offering courses in Chinese language and culture and professional development for Chinese language teachers.
- College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to honor distinguished alumni award winners
KU to break ground on $2.7 million Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center
The center will feature updated technology, more programming space for student organizations and more academic resources.
KU to open Library Annex on west campus that will hold 1.6 million volumes
The annex will relieve overcrowded stacks and enable the libraries to increase the space available for library users.
- KU Office of Multicultural Affairs to host 30th annual graduation banquet
- KU announces winners, participants in 57th Rock Chalk Revue variety show
Lorraine Haricombe named dean of libraries at KU
Haricombe will begin work at KU on Aug. 1.
KU staff, Westar Energy volunteers build new bridge at Fitch Nature Trail
The bridge will permit the KU Field Station and Ecological Reserves to implement an ADA-accessible trail for disabled or young visitors.
- KU student wins Phi Kappa Phi Award of Excellence, Blackiston fellowship
- University Women’s Club awards six scholarships to KU women
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act to be discussed at Deloitte/KU Audit Symposium
Professor’s $1.75M grant aims to improve treatment of vocabulary deficits in kids
Many children with language impairments have difficulty learning new words, yet the cause is poorly understood.
Go west: New staff to tour Kansas
2006 Wheat State Whirlwind Tour to take KU on the road May 19, 22-26.
- KU journalism students finish third in national Hearst intercollegiate competition
- Communication studies association honors KU faculty, students and alumni
Graduation stories: KU senior feels equally at home in the lab and on the stage
Ejzak's play, "Burst," will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 10 at Murphy Hall.
- Kansas AG Kline to speak at Dole Institute on corporate investigations, politics
- National Native American law group presents top awards to two KU students
- KU graduate students to present findings after studying China’s auto industry
Media advisory: Outgoing KU provost to cut ribbon on new transit buses for campus
Open house is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 9.
Graduation stories: KU senior liked her social worker so much, she became one
Andrina Parker hopes to become a U.S. senator some day.
- KU faculty to visit eastern Kansas May 19 on Day 1 of Wheat State Whirlwind Tour
KU graduates to make traditional walk through Campanile, down hill May 21
Graduates will march into Memorial Stadium at 2:30 p.m.
- KU announces names of more than 4,500 spring 2006 degree candidates
- Site for new KU football facility won’t impair views of Campanile Hill
- KU Wheat State Whirlwind Tour to visit Topeka, KSU, Marysville, Concordia
- KU Wheat State Whirlwind Tour to explore challenges to rural communities May 23
Hall Center names Humanities Lecture Series speakers
Codrescu to start Aug. 28
- Three alumni to earn Distinguished Service Citation, KU’s highest honor
- Wheat State Whirlwind Tour to visit High Plains landmarks, museums, industries
- Graduation stories: Husband, wife operate Morris County’s only pharmacy
- KU Honors Program cording ceremony to honor top graduating students May 20
- Two KU students win Boren scholarships to study in Morocco, Japan
- KU junior from Wichita earns scholarship to study in Germany
- KU faculty head east from Dodge City to Inman on Day 5 of Wheat State tour
- KU Wheat State Whirlwind Tour wraps up with stops in the Flint Hills
KU vice provost to develop comprehensive plan for summer, intersession courses
Smith will focus her full-time efforts on improving summer session, which begins June 6.
Graduation stories: Mother, daughter take different routes but walk down hill together
Pat Argueta labored for nearly a dozen years through the tuition assistance program to earn her bachelor’s degree.
Graduation stories: Family moves from Ecuador to attend KU
Galo Salcedo and his daughter, Maria, will walk down the hill together Sunday, May 21.
Graduation stories: Nurses inspire KU student to devote life to helping others
Edmonds will graduate this month with a master’s in dietetics and nutrition.
- KU Mortar Board honor society announces 39 Torch chapter members for 2006-07
- Curb replacement, paving projects will close portions of key streets around campus
- Graduation stories photo gallery
- KU proposes guaranteed four-year tuition rate starting in 2007
- Students from KU, Haskell win National Science Foundation fellowships
- KU civil engineering students win first place in regional Geotech contest
- KU Continuing Education brings traffic safety experts to transportation conference
- KU ROTC commissions 27 graduates as officers in May 22 joint ceremony
- Text of Chancellor Hemenway's commencement speech
Commencement photo gallery
Photos, audio and video from this year's ceremony.
- KU Football Coach Mangino to speak June 7 at alumni luncheon in Wichita
- Legal education conference at KU offers updates on state laws, classes in ethics
Wheat State Whirlwind Tour photo gallery
About 50 faculty and staff members took part in the tour across Kansas.
- KU to help honor top seventh-grade students in state
- University mourns student Joseph Petermann
KU School of Business presents professors with Distinguished Alumni Awards
V. Parker Lessig and H. Joseph Reitz were chosen from the nominations of other alumni and the school’s board of advisers.
- Environmental health expert to evaluate Wescoe Hall
- Kansas Geological Survey announces awards to four outstanding students
- KU Continuing Education to offer classes on American culture, human sexuality
University mourns Professor Deborah Gerner
Gerner spent more than 25 years studying, visiting and living in the Middle East.
- Ten doctoral students at KU are newest Self fellows
- KU School of Law announces 11 graduates honored this spring
- KU alumni plan June 29 picnic in Wichita to welcome new students
KU, Childrens Mercy Hospitals to jointly form research center to combat obesity
The center will be directed by KU Professor Joseph E. Donnelly.
- KU professor Thomas Taylor nominated for National Science Board
- KU was test site for groundbreaking cervical cancer vaccine
- JazzWeek magazine names Kansas Public Radio ‘Jazz Station of the Year’
- Groundwater faces marked decline in parts of Kansas, researchers say
- KU alumni plan July 13 picnic in Wellington to welcome new students
- KU alumni plan tri-state picnic July 12 in Pittsburg to welcome new students
KU taps Texas man as new director of athletic bands
David W. Clemmer comes to KU from Sam Houston State University in Texas.
- KU Continuing Education to offer class on author Toni Morrison
- Two Kansas public schools win $1,000 prize for international education
KU art museum acquires major Aaron Douglas painting
Douglas, a native of Kansas, went on to be the most important visual artist of the Harlem Renaissance.
- Ticked off? KU experts offer advice on keeping insects away
Getty funds preservation master plan for KU’s historic campus buildings
The grant is the first the Getty Foundation has awarded in the state of Kansas.
- University mourns KU graduate, former dean of women Martha Peterson
- 45 KU undergraduates win research awards for summer projects
- KU art and design students to display their best work in campus gallery
KU names Mary Lee Hummert as new vice provost for faculty support
Hummert’s responsibilities will include developing programs to help new faculty prepare for the promotion and tenure process.
- KU doctoral student survives near-death experience to complete dissertation
- KU alumni welcome new students with Aug. 3 picnic in Baldwin City
KU’s Dole Institute announces 2006-07 scholars
Students receive honors for volunteering in the community and public service
- KU students create Dole Institute exhibit on political photographer PF Bentley
- KU research center to pursue ‘biorefining’ research that uses plant-based feedstocks
No bones about it: KU researchers find rare dinosaur skin impression
Doctoral student Brian Platt and professor Steve Hasiotis found the impression at a recently discovered track site in Wyoming.
Satellite imaging shows impact of heat on Kansas crops
Kansas crops and greenery have seen worse years, but they are still struggling this season as shown in pictures taken by satellite.
Welcome back to the Hill for a crash course on traditions, student success at college
- KU names students participating in torch ceremony at Traditions Night
- KU break stations for parents offer respite from heat, stress on move-in day
- Panel OKs construction of drug discovery research center at KU; no state funds used
- KU School of Education lends help in uphill battle against teacher shortage
Rock and road
KU’s customized scintillometer may improve limestone quarrying, save taxpayers money
- KU Continuing Education offers new online orientation course for psychology majors
- KU eliminates last-day class withdrawals without grade consequences
- Pharmacy student from Osborne named 2006 Matchett scholarship recipient
- KU 2006 fine arts graduate wins International Sculpture Center award
KU Environmental Stewardship Program reports increase in collected recyclables
Jeff Severin, program manager, attributes the growth in cardboard recycling to increased participation at dining facilities such as The Underground at Wescoe Hall.
Dole Institute marks fifth anniversary of 9/11 with photo exhibit
Then and now photos from 9/11 will be on display Saturday, Sept. 2, through Tuesday, Sept. 12
- KU shifts archaeological collection management to Biodiversity Institute
- Dole Institute of Politics at KU names Fellows for fall semester
- Former dean, wife donates $25,000 to endow award for international educators at KU
- Media advisory: Chancellor, provost to distribute Kemper awards
- Seven more KU professors receive Kemper awards from Surprise Patrol
- KU provost named to prestigious Council on Foreign Relations
- Top college guides name KU as one the country’s best public universities
- NASA grants KU researcher $638K to design advanced data collection systems
- Marching Jayhawks to lead KU pep rally Sept. 16 at Kansas State Fair
Researchers: Remains found in Indonesia do not represent new human species
David Frayer, KU professor of anthropology, is one of two Americans involved in the research.
Kemper Awards photo gallery
Photos from this year's "Surprise Patrol."
- Kemper awards handed out to three more KU professors
- KU linguist documents dying Mayan language with $315,000 federal grant
- Confucius Institute offers Chinese language courses
- New program allows KU students to earn a minor in business
KU professor honored with counseling psychology lifetime achievement award
Jim Lichtenberg, associate dean for graduate study and research in the School of Education, received the award Aug. 11.
KU professor one of only three named to medicinal chemistry hall of fame
Gary Grunewald and his fellow inductees will be recognized at the American Chemical Society’s fall meeting Sept. 13 in San Francisco.
Fourth edition of KU Women of Distinction calendar available now
The calendar features KU students, faculty, staff and alumnae.
- Research project attempts to help New Orleans public schools improve test scores
- KU professor honored for contributions to clinical child psychology
- Audio-Reader Network collecting electronic items for 'For Your Ears Only' fundraiser
Just add water: KU researchers, students wade deep into marine life studies
Professors say they don’t need an ocean next door to do their jobs well and pass their love for marine biology on to students.
KU senior bringing Zook Mayhem to life on a Web site near you
Nolan T. Jones is using a KU undergraduate research award to create and market an original cartoon.
- Two more KU professors receive $5,000 Kemper awards
- Black & Veatch, KU Continuing Education to broadcast engineering courses worldwide
- Kansas Geological Survey publishes book about invertebrate fossils
- School of Business brings transportation expert to KU for Chandler lecture
KU students featured on cover of Veterans of Foreign Wars magazine
The photo shows the foursome in front of Watson Library on the KU campus in Lawrence.
- KU helping children with learning disabilities prepare for science careers
- KU to honor 230 top high school seniors from three counties in Lawrence on Sept. 13
KU professor says booming monarch butterfly population faces obstacles
The winged insects travel more than 2,000 miles from Canada to Mexico every year.
- KU School of Medicine-Wichita faculty member receives final Kemper award of ’06
- KU Collage Concert showcases performing, visual arts
- KU organization for Hispanic students celebrates its 35th year
- Media advisory: Faculty and staff convocation at KU set for Thursday
- KU graduate Alan Mulally named president and CEO of Ford Motor Co.
- Provost says KU center has strong future with industry, in biorefining
- Four professors win $10,000 Higuchi Research Achievement Awards
- KU law professor wins Provost’s Award for commitment to international education
- KU sororities add 550 new members
- Architect who helped plan World Trade Center’s redevelopment to speak at KU
- KU Hawk Talk to visit high school seniors in Johnson County on Sept. 13
- Chancellor expresses condolences following death of student Ross Reagan
- Former KU chancellor and wife establish professorship for teaching of writing
- KU sponsors workshop to help students become technology entrepreneurs
- KU to honor 56 high school seniors Sept. 27 in Winfield
- 54 graduate from KU’s Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Leonard Pitts Jr. to appear at Dole Institute
Since 1994, Pitts has written a nationally syndicated column on pop culture, social issues and family life for the Miami Herald. In 2004, he won the Pulitzer for commentary.
Local literary experts to give readings, take part in poetry panel at KU
The panel will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, in the Gridiron Room in KU’s Burge Union.
- Listen up: Audio-Reader’s annual sale offers records, CDs for a steal
- New technologies to illuminate memory and place public art project by KU professor
- Rock Chalk Responsible Choices to host kick-off event today
- Senate confirms professor to National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board
- Wescoe Hall closed today due to power failure
- Outstanding athletes co-chair KU’s Black Alumni Weekend
- ‘Bunker Hill’ actor Saeed Jaffrey to speak Monday at Oldfather Studios
- KU Theatre for Young People to stage Greek myth ‘The Odyssey’
- Broadcasters association names Kansas Public Radio ‘Station of the Year’
- KU to honor 53 high school seniors from four Kansas counties Sept. 28 in Hays
Nationally known professor to lead bioengineering research at KU
Paulette Spencer is a leader in the development of biomaterials that can be used to replace natural skeletal or oral tissues lost due to trauma, disease or age.
- KU Edwards Campus to dedicate new biology lab tonight
- Alumni leaders earn Ellsworth Medallions for exceptional KU loyalty
- KU offers Chinese language instruction to schools throughout Kansas
Athletic training students, faculty volunteer for breast cancer benefit event
Even for a good cause, putting about 1,200 people on foot for 60 miles in three days makes for the walking wounded.
- KU, Haskell plan conference on Indigenous, African-American relations
- KU to honor 87 high school seniors from Ellsworth, Lincoln, Ottawa, Saline counties
KU research institute commemorates 50 years of 'doing science and doing good'
The institute traces its origins back to a 1921 statute that established a “bureau of child research for the purpose of studying the problems of child life of the state.”
- Engineering graduate student receives $30,000 SMART Defense fellowship
- Series of public events helps KU’s Life Span Institute celebrate 50 years
- KU Continuing Education RFID programs stay ahead of technology curve
- KU to honor 45 high school seniors from Anderson and Franklin counties Oct. 11
- Homecoming Week at KU includes contests, comedy and concerts
- KU senior wins American Society for Microbiology undergraduate fellowship
- Theta Chi fraternity cites KU students, alumni with top national recognitions
- Pulitzer Prize winner and investigative reporter to visit KU
- KU to honor 120 high school seniors from Harvey and Reno counties Oct. 11
KU team uses two new grants to clarify blurry lines of ethics
The National Science Foundation and the Council of Graduate Schools awarded the grants, worth a total of $315,000.
- KU team advocates strengthening science education to head off ‘gathering storm’
- A second ‘wind’: School of Education faculty to take one-day tour of Kansas
- 2006 Ex.C.E.L. Awards finalists to be recognized at homecoming game
- Dole Institute welcomes a variety of speakers for the fall semester
- KU debate team takes second, third at season opener Sept. 16-18 in Iowa
- KU to honor 77 high school seniors from eight southwest Kansas counties Oct. 18
- Football facility groundbreaking on tap at KU
- KU honors KU scientist and professor of communication studies
- KU Endowment board elects new trustees
- KU symposium on black leadership to draw 300 students, feature Penn Valley president
- New University Press book features rich tradition of mural art in Kansas
- Kansas newspaper editors welcomed to KU for informational and social activities
‘Murderball’ star Mark Zupan to speak at KU
Zupan’s lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. There will be screenings of the movie before and after the lecture.
- KU ranked ninth in the world for driving new technology through ‘innovation pipeline’
- KU Audio-Reader Network honors volunteers serving from five to 35 years
KU students star in Thornton Wilder play about the history of humankind
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28 and Nov. 2, 3 and 4, and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre in Murphy Hall.
- Private eye: KU sociology professor oversees editing of privacy encyclopedia
- KU to honor high school seniors from three Kansas counties, Garden City volunteer
Chinese ambassador to U.S. to visit KU’s Confucius Institute on Wednesday
This is the second visit by high-ranking Chinese officials to the Edwards Campus this year. China’s vice minister of education Wu Qidi attended the institute’s dedication May 4.
- ‘Last Cattle Drive’ author to give talk Oct. 25 to celebrate book’s 30th anniversary
- KU research institute to host conference on population shift from rural to urban areas
- New center at KU to test alternative to traditional special education programs
- Memorial service set for former KU professor Bernard ‘Bud’ Hirsch
- KU’s Tunnel of Oppression shows harsh realities of racism, sexism and homophobia
More than 20,000 Kansas children participate in KU reading program
KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway reads to children.
- KU names five to compete in Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell scholar competitions
- KU to dedicate chemistry institute named for former professor
- KU to honor top seniors from seven Johnson County high schools in Gardner
Three KU students win awards in Kansas City young architects competition
The Monsters of Design Competition serves to showcase design talent in the Kansas City area and provide a forum for collaboration among architects, industrial designers and environmental graphic designers.
- KU debate team No. 1 in two national debate rankings
- KU helps adopting families make the transition
- Gifts for KU help reopen Danforth Chapel
- KU announces student housing leaders for 2006-07
Former NBC News president Neal Shapiro to speak at Dole Institute
The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24.
- KPR’s new ‘Research Minute’ highlights diversity of KU projects
- Kansas Public Radio sets fundraising record with more than $220,000
- Audio-Reader adds Florida and California stations
- KU to honor 354 seniors from 14 Wichita high schools Nov. 6
- KU to honor 90 seniors from high schools in Clay, Pottawatomie, Riley counties Nov. 6
- KU to honor 62 southwest Kansas high school seniors, Sublette volunteers Nov. 8
- KU to honor 68 seniors from high schools in Dickinson, Geary, Morris counties Nov. 8
- Media advisory: KU professor available to discuss arthritis findings
- Scholarship program created with $5 million gift to KU
- KU alumnus donates funds to establish study abroad scholarships
- Former science adviser to President Clinton helps steer KU transportation institute
- KU to honor 71 seniors from four Kansas counties and Emporia volunteer
- KU names first director of business relations and development in partnership with Lawrence-Douglas County Bioscience Authority
‘Check It While I Wreck It’ author, hip-hop feminist to speak at KU on Nov. 9
Gwendolyn D. Pough, who also writes novels as Gwyneth Bolton, is an associate professor of women’s studies, writing and rhetoric at Syracruse University.
KU engineers to test emissions from new plug-in hybrid electric bus
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority begins to test a new plug-in hybrid electric bus, KU engineers will participate.
- KU researchers to be featured on National Geographic television series
- KU architecture student to be ambassador for German exchange program
- Entrepreneurship conference at KU highlights new research
- Media advisory: Regents, legislators to take building maintenance backlog tour
- KU announces 2007 all-university special event dates
- Dole Institute of Politics at KU announces new programs for fall semester
- KU debate team takes second place in Harvard University tournament Oct. 28-30
- Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center to assist in anti-violence training
- KU Center for Research to highlight projects at research convocation
Kansas architects recognize three KU student projects with citation awards
The AIA Kansas juried students-only competition is open to students in architecture programs at KU and K-State and recognizes the best of student architectural design.
- KU chancellor issues statement on death of Stan Stauffer
- KU’s Multicultural Scholars Program to be replicated for Kansas community colleges
- National research institute awards $3.25 million to KU disability researchers
- KU to honor 162 top seniors from nine Kansas City, Kan., high schools Nov. 13
- New publication, maps show depth of bedrock beneath the Ogallala aquifer
From stump speeches to threads: KU professor researches blogs’ effects on politics
David Perlmutter is including information about the effects of blogs on the 2006 mid-term elections in his upcoming book Blogwars.
- KU junior selected as lead trumpet for Grammy-winning orchestra
- KUMC Continuing Education offers a trio of diabetes programs
- KU professor to speak in Wichita on global warming, future of Great Plains
- KU to honor 191 top seniors from 10 Topeka high schools Nov. 14
- KU to honor 42 seniors from high schools in Montgomery County on Nov. 15
OncImmune to locate North American headquarters in Kansas City area
The European-based life sciences company moved into Lenexa to be closer to leading breast cancer researchers at KU.
- University mourns legendary Professor G. Baley Price
- Pacifiers are starting point for KU’s first medical device start-up company
- University Theatre to present double dose of holiday ‘cheer’
- Germany’s national librarian to tour KU during visit to Kansas and Missouri
- KU’s Spencer art museum to display exhibit in conjunction with conference
- Psychiatrist who studies ethnic and religious conflicts to speak at KU
KU, Haskell students present research at science society’s annual conference
Each student completed a research project under the direction of a KU faculty mentor.
ROTC units plan to observe Veterans Day in three KU campus events
Air Force, Army and Navy/Marine cadets will hear speakers at the Dole Institute and conduct a retreat at Strong and Budig halls. They will also hold a vigil at the memorials for the Vietnam and Korean wars.
- Dean of KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to honor scholars Nov. 13
- South Asian recording artist to perform Nov. 13 at Kansas Union
More opportunities for KU geology students as energy industry runs short on employees
According to the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the average starting pay for new graduates has risen from $53,600 in 2000 to $74,400 in 2006.
Student Union Activities brings ‘Project Runway’ to KU
A celebrity panel, including “Project Runway” season two contestant Nick Verreos, will judge students' designs.
KU senior from Lawrence advances to regional competition for Rhodes scholarship
Following interviews with finalists Saturday, Nov. 18, in each of the 16 regional districts, two winners will be announced from each district.
KU architecture students win ‘Home of the Year’ for second time
Perched on a hilltop at 534 Riverview Ave. in the historic Strawberry Hill neighborhood in Kansas City, Kan., the dwelling will be featured in Architecture magazine’s November 2006 issue.
KU seniors select six H.O.P.E. Award finalists
Paul Hanson, professor of chemistry, was named the winner during the Nov. 18 football game against Kansas State.
- Chinese official to visit KU’s Confucius Institute during visit to United States
Play-by-play action to be broadcast in Chinese during KU men’s basketball game
How do you say “Rock Chalk Jayhawk” in Chinese? Listen to the University of Kansas men’s basketball game next Tuesday to find out.
- Kansas Biological Survey to host two events Nov. 27-29
- KU piano student wins two awards at national gospel music competition
James Cockman III, a doctoral student in piano performance at the University of Kansas, won two prestigious awards at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Association’s Music this summer.
- KU basketball game broadcast in Chinese
The KU Jayhawks made history Nov. 28 when the men’s basketball game against Dartmouth was broadcast live in Chinese. The event, sponsored by KU’s Confucius Institute, was a first in Big 12 history.
- Science fiction writers group names KU professor James Gunn new grand master
Gunn is a professor emeritus of English at KU, the author of 28 science fiction books and the editor of 12 books.
- KU theater design students earn opportunity to exhibit abroad
- KU to exchange knowledge of groundwater issues with experts from Asia
- KU to host Latino Leadership Summit on Nov. 30
- KU students to restage ‘Snow Queen’ in Lithuania’s National Drama Theatre
Seven University of Kansas theater students will visit Lithuania Dec. 12-22 to restage "The Snow Queen” performed in 2005 by KU.
- Made in China exhibit at Spencer Museum of Art features student photography
- KU architecture designs for New Orleans earn regional, national top honors
In January, students will create a structure for an exhibit at New York City’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. It will be on display from May 4 to Sept. 23.
- Five KU alumni earn distinguished achievement awards
- KU researchers explore human disease through tiny roundworm
- Expansion and renovation planned for Danforth Chapel
- KU researchers head to Antarctica to test unpiloted aircraft model
The aircraft will be tested in the harshest conditions on earth, 40 degrees below zero in Antarctica.
- Media advisory: U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran to visit KU
KU business students rank in top 10 in Deloitte tax contest
KU was one of 10 teams to emerge in the lead from a field of more than 40 colleges and universities competing at regional sites this fall.
- KU student earns Denver Post Ovation Award
KU joins the nation in mourning the death of former President Gerald Ford
The public is invited to view display, sign memorial registry. View slideshow of photos, artifacts.
- KU professor emeritus earns award for teaching Japanese traditions
- Kansas oil production shows increase for 2006; natural gas production down slightly