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Fri, 06/24/2016 — Great Britain voted to leave the European Union Thursday, setting in motion a process that many predict will have wide-ranging economic outcomes for Britain, Europe and the world. Raj Bhala, associate dean for international and comparative law...

Thu, 06/23/2016 — Anyone with vinyl records, CDs, gently used audio equipment or musical instruments gathering dust in their homes is encouraged to consider donating them to the University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a local nonprofit that serves the blind,...

Thu, 06/23/2016 — LAWRENCE – University ombuds from around the country with gather at the University of Kansas this summer for two days of discussion and collaboration focused on the daily challenges they face on their respective campuses. The 14th annual Academic Ombuds Summer Meeting is an opportunity for academic ombuds to become better acquainted, to share concerns unique to their professional environments, and to support and learn from one another's experiences. The meeting, scheduled for July 25-26, also provides the opportunity for new academic ombuds to hone their skills via the New Academic Organizational Ombuds Workshop. This event provides new ombuds with a vital overview

Wed, 06/22/2016 — Recent discussions and protests on American race-related issues seem to have taken into the mainstream ideas that were largely confined to academic circles, said David Roediger, a KU Foundation Professor in American studies and history. That's...

Tue, 06/21/2016 — Four University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards last month from the Kansas Geological Survey, based on KU's West Campus. Sarah Morton, doctoral student in civil engineering from Oxford, Connecticut, received the...

Tue, 06/21/2016 — As Britons prepare to head to the polls Thursday to vote on the so-called "Brexit" — whether to leave or remain in the European Union — a University of Kansas expert says with such tight polls it's impossible to tell what will decide the...

Tue, 06/21/2016 — Adolescence and teenage years can be a tough time for many kids. For gender and sexual minority youths, it can be even more challenging. And for gender and sexual minority youths living in rural areas without the resources and support for LGBTQ...

Mon, 06/20/2016 — Justice Sonia Sotomayor twice cited research by University of Kansas professors on the effects of police stops on minorities in her dissent June 20 to a U.S. Supreme Court decision on racial profiling and searches. In a 5-3 decision in Utah v....

Mon, 06/20/2016 — The American Council of the Blind and its Audio Description Project have awarded the Audio-Reader Network and Dole Institute of Politics a 2016 Audio Description Achievement Award. The organizations, which partnered to provide audio description...

Mon, 06/20/2016 — As the Senate is expected to take up a series of gun-safety measures tonight in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, a University of Kansas researcher said it's a big deal to get a vote on these issues, even if long-term...

Thu, 06/16/2016 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas Edwards Campus in Overland Park is launching a new undergraduate program in law and society in which students will gain real-world experience through internships and academic research opportunities. KU is the only institution in the Kansas City area to offer a bachelor’s degree in law and society. Law and society is an interdisciplinary field that examines how the law works in practice in public administration, courts, the nonprofit sector, policy, policing and the justice system. Offered through KU’s nationally recognized School of Public Affairs and Administration, a law and society degree prepares graduates for careers in

Thu, 06/16/2016 —  Replication of scientific findings has been a cornerstone of validating research for generations, yet it happens so infrequently that many have claimed science is in a replication crisis. A University of Kansas special education professor has...

Thu, 06/16/2016 — The flowers that blossom in a multitude of shapes and colors all over our planet serve as an astonishing demonstration of Earth’s biological diversity. In part, this beautiful variety comes from flowers’ co-evolution with pollinators —...

Wed, 06/15/2016 — This summer, 13 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship for support as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  “These students are gaining hands-on experience...

Wed, 06/15/2016 — A gift commitment from University of Kansas alumni Nancy and the late Wint Winter Sr. will provide $3.5 million to be split evenly between the KU School of Law and Kansas Athletics. The Winters were longtime Ottawa residents. After Wint Winter...

Wed, 06/15/2016 — The Urarina, an indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon, never carried national identification documents until they were forced to. Their concepts of place, freedom and mobility are very different than most who today live in "first-world"...

Tue, 06/14/2016 — A leading scholar on the promotion of self-determination of youth and young adults with disabilities is the recipient of the Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award at the University of Kansas. The award is the highest honor given annually...

Tue, 06/14/2016 — OVERLAND PARK ‑ The University of Kansas is making its high-quality programming more accessible for current and transitioning military. Starting this fall, it will have a new presence in Leavenworth and offer an online certificate for military transitioning into civilian workforce. KU is an ideal partner for military personnel as they pursue their educational and career goals. In the 2015-16 Military Times survey, the university was recognized as the No. 8 “Best for Vets” public university in the nation.  KU Courses in Leavenworth Starting fall 2016, KU will offer a variety of high-demand courses in Leavenworth that complement military professions. Students can

Tue, 06/14/2016 — Five University of Kansas students or recent alumni have been selected for prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or English teaching abroad for 2016-17. The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program...

Tue, 06/14/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas received a $9,821 grant from the Student Veterans of America and The Home Depot Foundation to help furnish its new Student Veteran Center. The grant is part of the SVA’s Vet Center Initiative, which offers campus chapters across the nation a chance to compete for up to $10,000 to build or renovate a veteran center. The KU chapter’s application was one of 50 selected to receive a grant this year. “I applaud our KU Student Veterans of America chapter leadership and members for their work to help our campus receive this grant,” said April Blackmon Strange, Student Veteran Center and SVA adviser. “Thanks to their efforts, our center


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