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Thu, 08/25/2016 — When most major airlines began charging flyers for checked bags in 2008, travelers grumbled. Southwest Airlines — one of the most successfully run airlines in history — even resisted and seized a new marketing slogan, "bags fly...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — A convocation on Thursday, Sept. 1, will mark the first anniversary of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (SLLC). The event will take place at 3 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Guest speakers include...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering has earned top honors in an international aircraft engine design competition. The team claimed first place in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Team Engine...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — Engineering and geoscience students at the University of Kansas will benefit from more than $4 million in software developed by analytics provider IHS Markit. IHS has provided an in-kind gift through KU Endowment worth $4.1 million in software...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — The University Theatre’s upcoming season will continue to push artistic boundaries with shows that are thoughtful, entertaining and paradigm-shifting. Through classic and contemporary productions, the season will address how and why people...

Wed, 08/24/2016 — LAWRENCE – An influential scholar of American Indian and indigenous studies has joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as the Hall Distinguished Professor in American Literature and Culture. Robert Warrior, an enrolled member of the Osage Nation, has authored or co-authored several books acclaimed as significant works from organizations including the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association and the Native American Literature Symposium. At KU, he holds a joint appointment in the departments of English and American Studies. He teaches courses and researches across many disciplines and specialties, including intellectual history, American literature,

Wed, 08/24/2016 — The University of Kansas Department of French & Italian has announced the launch of a Francophone Studies Program that will support further interdisciplinary studies of French language and culture. “Francophone studies is a critically...

Wed, 08/24/2016 — The dynamics of global environmentalism, ranging from indigenous people’s rights to the reliance on non-governmental organizations, have been marked by a resurgence in environmental movements that more aggressively resist natural resource...

Wed, 08/24/2016 — In a referendum June 23, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The University of Kansas European Studies Program will present a panel discussion with three faculty members to discuss the vote's significance for the UK and its...

Tue, 08/23/2016 — A shift to defined-contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, has led to an income and education gap in pension savings that could exacerbate future economic inequality, according to a study that will be presented at the 111th Annual...

Tue, 08/23/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has released its programming schedule for the fall 2016 semester, including the nationally acclaimed Post-Election Conference and a joint visit from former U.S. senators Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum. “With the presidential election on, we wanted several programs that would relate to it without getting us mired down in the bitter polarization our country faces,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “We are happy to have a variety of campaign programs consistent with our mission and a great diversity of programs as well.” Guests should note that beginning this fall, evening programs at the Dole

Tue, 08/23/2016 — In 2013, Kansas became the first state to completely privatize its Medicaid system. Known as KanCare, the new program drew skepticism from health care consumer advocates who worked to ensure Medicaid consumers received the care they...

Tue, 08/23/2016 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics, courtesy professor of the departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering, and an investigator at the Information & Telecommunication Technology Center at...

Tue, 08/23/2016 — This fall, 12 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  “We are pleased to support this group of students as they...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — In a part of the world that often makes headlines because of religious strife, ethnic divides are no less — and perhaps even more — consequential for political stability and socioeconomic well-being. Members of minority ethnic groups who...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — Kansas Public Radio at the University of Kansas has been named the 2016 Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). The KAB first presented the award in 1996, and KPR has earned the top award 16 of the past 21 years,...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — Kansans who own water wells show more awareness of state water policy issues than those who rely on municipal water supplies, according to a study that could have implications for groundwater management and environmental policies. Brock Ternes,...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — A $1.3 million challenge grant from the Hall Family Foundation sparked a gift commitment of $650,000 from the Sunderland Family Fund,and together the gifts will establish the A. Drue Jennings Professorship in Medical Oncology at the University...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — Six University of Kansas faculty members received distinguished teaching awards Aug. 18 at the KU Teaching Summit. “These awards recognize our faculty’s contributions to our students and to our university through outstanding teaching,”...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — More than 125 companies and agencies will attend the Fall Engineering and Computing Career Fair, set for noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Kansas Union. Students should review the complete list of employers and study those of interest...


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