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Lecture series to focus on impact of human migration

Thu, 09/12/2013

LAWRENCE — The departments of anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean studies are launching a new lecture series on human migration.

“Studying past human migration is critical for understanding the effects of global warming and its influence on people’s migration patterns,” said Professor Michael Crawford, developer of new lecture series.

Since 1969, Crawford has been researching and closely examining crucial migratory influences on large populations. The series will include information from leading thinkers in the field of human migration in order to better understand and further explore the multidimensional process of human migration.

The next segment of the series is at noon Friday, Sept. 20, in the Pine Room at the Kansas Union. The lectures will continue on alternate Fridays during the fall and spring semesters.



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KU welcomes President Obama Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.


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