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Fri, 08/28/2015 —  The Associated Press and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press sued the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday, seeking public records regarding a fake news story the FBI created to plant surveillance software on a...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — A stalwart professor at the University of Kansas School of Business has been recognized for his dedication to the accounting profession. Allen Ford received the American Taxation Association’s Outstanding Service Award. He was honored in...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — In conjunction with KU’s selection of "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway as the 2015–2016 Common Book, the Spencer Museum of Art has selected a self-portrait by German artist Otto Dix from the museum’s collection as the accompanying...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — LAWRENCE – An inaugural convocation Tuesday, Sept. 1, will mark the formal launch of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (SLLC). The convocation will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Guest speakers include university leaders as well as representatives of regional, national and international partnering organizations. The Honorable Victor Jackovich, first U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to Slovenia, will give the keynote address. Currently enrolled language students of all grade levels will be recognized as the inaugural cohort. The SLLC was established in fall 2014 and proves the critical

Fri, 08/28/2015 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its third annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization. “Part of KU’s mission...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — The Audio-Reader Network and Homer Cole Community Center have announced a new partnership that allows volunteer broadcasters to read southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri newspapers from a new studio located at the center, 3003 N. Joplin St....

Fri, 08/28/2015 —  During the war in Iraq, journalists from around the world flocked to the country, covering violent events from the battlefield to the halls of political power. But they eventually got to go home. Thousands of journalists still work in Iraq, and...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — The Grassland Heritage Foundation is offering a tour to educate the public on how Free State High School and University of Kansas instructors turned an unused football practice field into a prairie restoration site.  The event will take...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Tuesday's news conference confrontation between GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and Univision anchor Jorge Ramos put a spotlight on Spanish-language media's potential role in the 2016 election. Republican leaders have expressed...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — African women in polygamous marriages or with alcoholic husbands have a significantly higher risk of being physically abused by their husbands than women in monogamous marriages or women whose husbands don’t abuse alcohol, new research...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Nearly 60 agencies will take part in the upcoming Volunteer Fair at the University of Kansas. The University Career Center has partnered with the Center for Community Outreach and the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center for the annual...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Twenty-five women with ties to the University of Kansas are featured in the 2015-2016 Women of Distinction calendar. The Emily Taylor Resource Center for Women & Gender Equity, which produces the poster-sized calendar, will host a reception...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Aug. 29 will mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the Gulf Coast, devastating many communities, including New Orleans. The hurricane killed about 1,800 people and displaced more than 1 million. The disaster and botched...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — The New York Times reported Thursday that police in Austria discovered bodies of about 50 apparent migrants inside an abandoned truck. Austrian authorities have contacted Hungarian officials because the Eastern European nation is building a...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Lied Center. The lecture will be presented as the school’s 2015 Global...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas international business professor is available to talk about the macroeconomic issues involved in China’s economic slowdown and the devaluation of its currency, the renminbi.   Tailan Chi, the Carl A. Scupin Faculty Fellow and Academy of International Business Fellow, has been following the dramatic swings in the global financial markets. Chi said the Chinese government saw an opportune time to achieve two policy goals with one stroke. By using the previous day’s closing rate in setting the benchmark exchange rate for the renminbi each day, the Chinese government will allow the market to play a greater role in influencing the daily

Thu, 08/27/2015 — The University of Kansas today announced that a settlement agreement has been reached between the university, KU School of Business lecturer Arthur Hall and KU student Schuyler Kraus that ends all litigation in the Arthur Hall v. The University...

Wed, 08/26/2015 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences (HSES) invites walkers and runners to participate in the sixth-annual Dr. Bob Run 5K Event, supporting graduate student scholarships. The event will take place Sept. 19...

Wed, 08/26/2015 — Barbara Barnett, associate professor of journalism at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about the shooting of a television reporter and videographer Wednesday in Roanoke, Virginia. Alison Parker and Adam Ward of WDBJ7...

Wed, 08/26/2015 — YODER – Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Lt. Col. Mark Bruce during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Aug. 21. The new officers were members of the 235th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training May 11, represented 42 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement


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