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Wed, 09/26/2018 — Next spring, researchers and students from the University of Kansas will participate in a project using a new ultra-wideband radar soaring on a plane above the Continental Divide to measure the depth and density of snowpack. Because snow that...

Tue, 09/25/2018 —  Around the turn of the 20th century, U.S. educators widely considered certain populations less educated, less healthy and unprepared to be true American citizens. If asked, most might argue those practices have disappeared as social norms have...

Tue, 09/25/2018 — Indiana University’s Vice Chancellor for Research Simon Atkinson will make a public presentation Thursday, Sept. 27, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. He is the third of four candidates for the...

Tue, 09/25/2018 — Two professors from the University of Kansas Medical Center, both well-known as scientists, researchers and educators, now share an additional distinction of being recognized as Chancellors Club Teaching Professors for 2018. The honorees are V....

Tue, 09/25/2018 — Living in a more disadvantaged neighborhood has a much stronger effect on mortality risk for low-income white Americans than members of a minority group, including black Americans and foreign-born or U.S.-born Hispanic Americans, according to a...

Mon, 09/24/2018 — Eight finalists have been selected for the 28th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. The finalists, all seniors, will participate in the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27,...

Mon, 09/24/2018 —  Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general, is expected to leave his position, media outlets are reporting, and he will meet with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss his future. The news comes after it was reported last week he considered...

Mon, 09/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – At age 95, author and scholar James Gunn shows no sign of slowing down. The new edition of his 1975 coffee-table book, “Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction,” just out from McFarland & Co., is his fourth book in the past two years. In 2017, his novel “Transformation” (Tor Books, 2017) completed a trilogy that began with “Transcendental” in 2013. That same year, his autobiography, “Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction” (McFarland), recounted a career stretching back to the form’s so-called Golden Age. And this year, McFarland also published a paperback version of Gunn’s 1951 master’s degree thesis, titled “Modern

Mon, 09/24/2018 — The 2018 United Way of Douglas County campus fund drive begins Oct. 1 with a Kickoff Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawns in front of Watson Library and Stauffer-Flint Hall. Kevin Smith, dean of KU Libraries and chair of this year’s KU...

Fri, 09/21/2018 — Three faculty members from the University of Kansas Department of Sociology have been chosen to hold named professorships. Each will be recognized for outstanding contributions to the department, university and profession.  Associate...

Fri, 09/21/2018 — The Torch chapter of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society at the University of Kansas has announced its new members. Members of Mortar Board are dedicated to scholarship, leadership and service. They are committed to bettering...

Fri, 09/21/2018 — More than 800 fifth-grade students from Douglas County will converge on the Bloomington Park area of Clinton Lake next week for the Douglas County Water Festival. Make Every Drop Count, set for Sept. 28, is an event where students learn about...

Thu, 09/20/2018 — Sixty-three new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “There are many reasons to be excited...

Thu, 09/20/2018 — At first blush, the musical “A Man of No Importance” might seem to resonate only with theatre insiders (it features a play within a play) or with the LGBTQIA community (the main character is a closeted gay man), but Lusie Cuskey, the...

Thu, 09/20/2018 — Carl Lejuez, interim provost and executive vice chancellor, and Mike Rounds, vice provost for operations, have announced the 2018-2019 class of Staff Fellows at the University of Kansas. The Staff Fellows Program makes KU a stronger institution...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — From the garden in your backyard to your local watershed to the entirety of North America, structural changes are taking place in the soil underfoot — and evidence suggests it’s happening faster than previously thought, altering water...

Wed, 09/19/2018 —  When students with intellectual disability are supported to set and go after goals for their future, based on their dreams, interests and abilities, their educational achievement, goal attainment and post-school employment have all been shown...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — Eight outstanding KU undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2018-2019. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — A one-day writing workshop and symposium will celebrate Jewish literature and creative writing in the heartland.  “Writing Jewish: Midrash, Myth and Miracle” is the second annual offering of the “Jews in the Midwest” speaker series. It...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — The University of Kansas community is saddened to announce the death of Professor Emeritus Ron Francisco at the age of 70 after a long illness. He was with his family in Oklahoma.   Francisco was a noted scholar of protest, repression and...


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