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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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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...

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 — 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...

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

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...

Tue, 08/25/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has released its programming schedule for early fall 2015, with a particular focus on celebrating the 25th anniversary of the passage of one of former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s proudest...

Tue, 08/25/2015 —  To look tougher, a weakling might shave their head and don a black leather jacket, combat boots and a scowl that tells the world, “don’t mess with me.” But this kind of masquerade isn’t limited to people. Researchers recently have...

Tue, 08/25/2015 —  On the surface, international trade law may seem like a specialized topic that affects only a niche subsection of the population. But as international headlines surrounding trade sanctions against Iran and negotiation of the Trans Pacific...

Tue, 08/25/2015 — Mark P. Jones, professor of political science and the Jamail chair in Latin American studies at Rice University, will make a public presentation Thursday, Aug. 27, as a candidate for dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the...

Mon, 08/24/2015 — For the fourth time in six years, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is ranked No. 2 in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding. The School of Pharmacy earned more than $17.8 million in NIH research funding in fiscal year...

Mon, 08/24/2015 — Skin color is a significant factor in the probability of employment for male immigrants to the United States, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. The researchers, Andrea Gomez Cervantes, doctoral candidate in...

Mon, 08/24/2015 — LAWRENCE – Turkey’s complicated political terrain was highlighted this summer when it simultaneously attacked the Islamic State and the Kurdish militants fighting ISIS. Providing fresh insight into the country’s complex political system, a University of Kansas researcher maps the evolution of Turkish elections in a new book. Michael Wuthrich, assistant director for the Center for Global and International Studies, is the author of “National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System,” which was published by Syracuse University Press this summer. He said the West often forgets that Turkish politicians, just like American ones, are concerned with


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