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  1. KU recognized for excellence in community college transfer pathwaysRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 14 | University of Kansas

    KU is one of 65 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa's Transfer Honor Roll , which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer. KU's 2016 freshman class included 1,136 transfer students, a 2.1 percent increase over the previous year's transfer total.

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  2. KU Public Safety Office releases 2016 crime statisticsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 15 | University of Kansas

    The University of Kansas' Lawrence campus saw a 2 percent increase in crime in 2016, KU's Public Safety Office announced today with the annual release of its crime statistics. There was a rise in bicycle thefts in 2016, most of which involved a cable or chain being cut.

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  3. Chancellor to present University Scholarly Achievement Awards on April 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 14 | University of Kansas

    Four faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2017 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will host a reception for the four winners at 4:30 p.m. April 10 at The Commons in Spooner Hall.

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  4. KU researcher: Fed is at a policy crossroadRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 14 | University of Kansas

    All eyes of the economic world are on the Federal Reserve's two-day monetary policy meeting and whether the U.S. Central Bank will raise interest rates. A University of Kansas professor is available to discuss issues surrounding the Fed's decision on rates this week and into the future.

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  5. Bid in NCAA tournament provides unique opportunities, exposure for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 14 | University of Kansas

    Every Selection Sunday, basketball teams and fans around the country wait nervously, watching their TV screens to see if their name will be called. For those schools who make the NCAA tournament it can mean a shot at a championship, extending the careers of star players and a feel-good story for a school.

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  6. KU to host celebration of Chancellor Gray-Little on May 4Read the original story

    Tuesday Mar 14 | University of Kansas

    University of Kansas students, faculty and staff are invited to a celebration of Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on May 4 at the Lied Center. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with barbecue and ice cream outside the Lied Center, followed by a 7 p.m. concert by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and soul music legend Booker T. Jones .

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  7. New book analyzes cities' geometryRead the original story

    Monday Mar 13 | University of Kansas

    The dynamism of cities is the stuff of song and story, and it has been studied from an almost infinite number of angles and disciplines - from urban planning to psychology. But in his new book, University of Kansas Professor of Architecture, Design & Planning Mabub Rashid has found a new viewpoint from which to study cities - space and its geometry.

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  8. Sensitive genotypes yield disadvantage in poor families, but advantage in wealthier onesRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 12 | University of Kansas

    The same genotypes yield better or worse economic outcomes compared to one's sibling, depending on parental income, according to a new study by a University of Kansas researcher. The study's results suggest that children with sensitive genotypes who come from low-income homes will be less financially successful than their same-sex sibling without those genotypes.

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  9. KU accepting Honorary Degree nominations for 2018Read the original story

    Thursday Mar 9 | University of Kansas

    The Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees invites the campus community to propose exceptional individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement, or service to humanity, to be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. An honorary degree recognizes an individual's extraordinary contributions to the sciences, arts or humanities or other contributions to humanity.

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  10. Personal safety app now available at no charge to studentsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | University of Kansas

    The Rave Guardian mobile phone app includes real-time interactive features that enable students to connect with a network of friends, family and safety personnel at the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. The app is made available at no cost to students through the offices of Public Affairs, Public Safety and Student Affairs.

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  11. Stony Brook dean to speak on the value of bringing research into the public discourseRead the original story

    Friday Mar 10 | University of Kansas

    Sacha Kopp, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University, will offer a public talk to address differences between communicating within the realm of academic research and contributing to public discourse, and ultimately, what can be done to bridge the divide. Last year, Kopp, a physicist by training, co-led a series of workshops at Stony Brook University that helped faculty and students learn how to write about research for public audiences.

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  12. KU selling three Steinway pianosRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | University of Kansas

    The three Steinway B Model pianos have been used mostly by students and instructors in practice rooms in Murphy Hall, home of the KU School of Music. The pianos are being auctioned online at govdeals.com , a preferred vendor of KU Surplus that provides online auction services to various government agencies.

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  13. $1.1M gift from late professor benefits arts at KURead the original story

    Thursday Mar 9 | University of Kansas

    A $1.1 million gift from the estate of the late Marilyn Stokstad, distinguished professor emerita of art history, will provide support to the Spencer Museum of Art, the libraries and students at the University of Kansas. Stokstad, of Lawrence, died in March 2016 at age 87; she was a renowned author, art historian and former art museum director as well as a respected academic.

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  14. How companies can manage employee 'cyberloafing' during March MadnessRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | University of Kansas

    In sports, few things beat the excitement of a Cinderella team pulling off a buzzer beater to defeat a huge favorite in the NCAA Tournament. March Madness is even better when you can brag about doing well in the office pool when your co-workers are left with busted brackets.

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  15. Ribbon cutting for KU's newest center for military-affiliated students set for March 9Read the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | University of Kansas

    A new center serving University of Kansas students with ties to the military will celebrate its opening and renaming with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9. The Student Veteran Center will also be renamed as the Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center.

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  16. Renowned sci-fi writer will deliver lecture at KURead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 8 | University of Kansas

    The University of Kansas Department of English will host author Karen Joy Fowler as the 2017 speaker for the Richard W. Gunn Lecture. Fowler will lecture on "Exploring and Expanding Gender in Speculative Fiction: The Tiptree Award at 25" from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Jayhawk Room of the Kansas Union.

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  17. Graduate students invited to consider 'Future University'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 7 | University of Kansas

    The Commons will introduce a series for graduate students in March and April that considers the complexities of a university and puts forward new ideas for the future of higher education. Seven graduate students have been working in groups to create a three-part series of events called Talking Back, in which graduate students will be encouraged to share their insights on the university as it is and as it could be.

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  18. Dole Institute gifted Elizabeth Dole papers, launches lecture seriesRead the original story

    Monday Mar 6 | University of Kansas

    The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce that former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole has gifted her career papers to the Dole Institute Archive and Special Collections. The Dole Institute is also excited to announce the creation of the Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture in her honor.

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  19. Entomology team returns to conduct research in SurinameRead the original story

    Monday Mar 6 | University of Kansas

    This year for spring break, students in Andrew Short's KU entomology course won't be headed to the beaches of Cancun or South Padre Island. Instead, they'll head to the jungles of Suriname, a country many people would struggle to find on a map.

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  20. Deadline approaching to register for doctoral hooding ceremonyRead the original story

    Friday Mar 3 | University of Kansas

    The doctoral degree is the supreme achievement in higher education. This year, the University of Kansas will celebrate the accomplishments of hundreds of candidates, conferring their degrees at the 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. May 13 in the Lied Center.

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