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Fri, 04/24/2015 — With stunning visuals of the Lawrence campus and the people who make it come alive, the university’s 2014 institutional video ad celebrates what it means to be a Jayhawk, from overcoming insurmountable obstacles to changing the shape of the...

Fri, 04/24/2015 —  Today the ideas of Aristotle, perhaps the most influential philosopher in the Western tradition, is once again serving as a stimulus in almost every area of philosophy. In ethics, in philosophy of science, in metaphysics, in philosophy of mind,

Fri, 04/24/2015 — With oars at the ready and a new design, the University of Kansas School of Engineering concrete canoe team will hit the waters of Lone Star Lake near Lawrence this week looking to repeat as American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-Content...

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Fri, 04/24/2015 — Two University of Kansas researchers have created a digital edition of a previously unpublished anti-slavery play attributed to the 19th century playwright and actress Kate Edwards Swayze. It is believed to be the first time Swayze's play, the...

Fri, 04/24/2015 — The 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Kansas Union.  "The symposium is KU's premier celebration of the excellent research, scholarship and creative works completed by KU...

Fri, 04/24/2015 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music has acquired a new Yamaha Disklavier-reproducing piano that will enable elementary school students at a rural, low-income district to take part in remote music lessons through ground-breaking distance learning technology. The Disklavier piano will be placed in Horton Elementary School, which serves low-income families with 70 percent of the students under the poverty line. Horton Coordinator Will Maderos-Treastor, a School of Music graduate, will head the weekly program at the school beginning in fall 2015. Scott McBride Smith, professor of piano, will oversee the new project in which music majors will offer

Fri, 04/24/2015 — LAWRENCE – As the 2014-15 academic year winds down, the Dean’s Office at the University of Kansas School of Education will say thank you and goodbye to two long-standing associate deans. Sally Roberts, associate dean for teacher education and undergraduate programs, and James Lichtenberg, associate dean for research and graduate programs, will both retire at the end of May. The two have provided a combined 72 years of service. Roberts began working at KU on a federal grant in 1983 and has served as associate dean for the school since 2006. Before her time at KU, she taught for 11 years at the Kansas State School for the Deaf in Olathe, then served as project

Thu, 04/23/2015 — In 1911 one of the most important art events of the 20th century, the Blue Rider exhibition, opened in Munich. Helping lay the foundation for modern art, the exhibition included six works from Albert Bloch, a Saint Louis native and the only...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — When more than 130,000 Vietnamese began to flee after the fall of Saigon in April 1975 and the U.S. withdrawal, one seemingly forgotten part of history is the massive effort to bring a majority of the refugees to the United States via...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — Consent continues to be a challenging issue in sexual assault cases across campus, especially when alcohol is involved. As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at KU, today is Consent Day. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear their Consent Day T-shirts to raise awareness and to encourage a dialogue on this important topic. Do you know what the University’s consent policy is? What does consent look like? The university’s definition of consent can be found online.  The university has an entire webpage dedicated to consent and understanding consent. If it’s not clear, it’s not consent!  

Thu, 04/23/2015 —  In a development with ethical and scientific implications, scientists at the University of Guangzhou, China, have edited the genomes of human embryos to suppress a gene linked to a potentially fatal blood disorder. The Chinese scientists...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist will present “Speaking Truth to Power: on The Other Side, Courage, and Voice” as a powerful contribution to the University of Kansas campus conversation about sexual violence. KU alumna Lacy...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — A thorough test of engineering skill and precision – while racing the clock -- will be on display this week at the University of Kansas. A team of civil engineers from the School of Engineering will compete in the American Society of Civil...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — Two professors from the University of Kansas School of Business can provide insight into the recent recall of Blue Bell Creameries products. Earlier this week, Blue Bell recalled all of their ice cream and frozen desserts after 10 cases of...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and projects with Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 24, as part of KU's Earth Month festivities. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to the Princeton Review. The education services company known for its college rankings features KU in the 2015 edition of its Guide to 353 Green...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — Crime at the University of Kansas saw a 24 percent increase in 2014, KU’s Public Safety Office announced today with the release of its annual crime statistics. Public Safety handled 834 criminal offenses during 2014 compared with 670 in 2013,...

Wed, 04/22/2015 —  High school students throwing water balloons may seem harmless, but a case in which two black students were arrested for the prank illustrates the importance of considering race, students’ background and the need for effective communication,...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Carnegie Corporation of New York has selected a University of Kansas professor as one of the first recipients of its new fellowship for social sciences and humanities.  Greg Cushman, associate professor of history and environmental studies, is one of 32 scholars chosen from more than 300 nominees for the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The 2015 honorees are the inaugural class for the prestigious award.  “This is a tremendous honor for Greg and for KU,” said Don Steeples, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. “Greg is an outstanding scholar whose work has garnered award after award. Recognition of this caliber provides further

Wed, 04/22/2015 — Journalists from the Lawrence Journal-World, the Hutchinson News and the Salina Journal are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the...


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Throwback Thursday at KU: 1970 was just one of the five years KU's debate team won the National Debate Tournament. They've also been in the final four 14 times, and qualified for the tournament for 48 consecutive years. From left to right: David Jeans, Robert McCulloh, Dr. Donn Parson (the Head Jayhawk), Jackson Harrell (assistant coach) Jeans and McCulloh won the National Debate Tournament in 1970. Kansas Debate KU History

#KUgrads : Any special shout outs or thank yous to make as you get ready for Commencement? http://t.co/Cd0o77uWoL


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