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Tue, 10/21/2014 —  Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey. Grumpy Cat. “Peanut,” the Ugliest Dog in the World. These might be a sampling of the most familiar animals to millions of users of social networking sites like Facebook. But one doctoral student in geography at...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — The University of Kansas Campus Tree Advisory Board has announced a second Replant Mount Oread event for 2014. Trick or Trees will take place Oct. 31 to add nine new trees to the campus landscape. Replant Mount Oread is an initiative to...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics will host Frank Calzon, executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba, and Marifeli Perez-Stable, professor at Florida International University, in a moderated discussion on the issue of formal U.S. political...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — MSNBC reporter and scholar Melissa Harris-Perry will give this year’s lecture for the University of Kansas’ Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series at the Lied Center. The series is in memory of late women’s rights activist and KU law...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — Oliver Residence Hall, 1815 Naismith Drive, will be the site of Halloween in the Hall, in which Lawrence children may trick-or-treat with Student Housing residents from the University of Kansas. The event will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct....

Tue, 10/21/2014 — The University of Kansas Medical Center has selected a new director of communications. Natalie Lutz, a communications professional with deep experience in the Kansas City market and in higher education, will begin Monday, Oct. 27. She succeeds...

Tue, 10/21/2014 — Rubens Antonio Barbosa, former Brazilian ambassador to the U.S., will give the keynote address at the University of Kansas School of Business international conference Brazil: What’s Next?    Coming right after the Oct. 26 Brazilian...

Mon, 10/20/2014 — The Commons will bring renowned writer and activist Margaret Atwood to the University of Kansas to deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Memorial Lecture. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 2, 2015, in the Ballroom in the Kansas Union. A...

Mon, 10/20/2014 —  Anyone who has conducted business online — from booking a hotel to buying a book to finding a new dentist or selling their wares — has come across reviews of said products and services. Chances are they’ve also encountered some that just...

Mon, 10/20/2014 — Students from 15 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Nov. 3, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 87 seniors from high schools in Chase, Coffey, Lyon, Morris and Osage counties will be recognized...

Mon, 10/20/2014 — Students from 13 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Nov. 3, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 340 seniors from high schools in Sedgwick County will be recognized for their academic achievements...

Mon, 10/20/2014 — LAWRENCE - Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Nov. 3, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 87 seniors from high schools in Clay, Pottawatomie and Riley counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner and program at the Four Points by Sheraton, 530 Richards Drive, Manhattan. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 125,000 scholars who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher-education goals. Each year, the KU Alumni Association and its

Mon, 10/20/2014 — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Week, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity will host a Denim and Pink Day on Thursday, Oct. 23. University of Kansas faculty and staff interested in participating can make a $5 donation to...

Fri, 10/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – A new minor in Middle East studies at the University of Kansas will enhance undergraduates’ ability to put current events in context with in-depth study of the region’s multifaceted history, cultures and influence. Courses covering Middle East topics have become increasingly popular among undergraduates at KU. About 1,000 students have enrolled in recent years in courses that look at the Middle East from multiple perspectives, ranging from politics to religion to gender. The minor complements student pursuits in a variety of fields, including political science, economics, global & international studies, business, journalism and religious studies. It

Fri, 10/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – In 1964, a group of scholars at the University of Kansas had a unique vision to establish a program that would address practical solutions to some of society’s toughest behavioral problems. The Department of Applied Behavioral Science was born, and on its 50th anniversary, the community is reflecting on its illustrious history with a unique celebration. Originally called the Department of Human Development and Family Life, the department is recognizing this important milestone by reuniting alumni, faculty and friends of the program. The anniversary event and reunion will take place Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26, in Lawrence. Throughout the

Fri, 10/17/2014 — A University of Kansas professor is part of a research team in eastern Crete that has identified the most complete existing record of a prehistoric Greek pottery workshop. John Younger, professor of classics, has worked since 2011 on an...

Fri, 10/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – Images of rotting, flesh-eating zombies familiar to fans of "The Walking Dead" are far removed from the Haitian folklore that inspired the term. But the different Hollywood and Haitian versions of zombies are an example of how different cultures interpret ideas of death, dying and the afterlife.  Through cultural concepts such as the Haitian zombie and Mexico's Day of the Dead, Peter Haney, assistant director for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas, explores with students the circulation of ideas about death and death-in-life in the Americas in a course titled “Life, Death and the Living Dead."  “We are

Fri, 10/17/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host guest speakers U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, Utah, and former Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman, of Kansas, to share reforms suggested by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s...

Fri, 10/17/2014 — University of Kansas researchers will direct a new national network of experts in language and literacy development called Bridging the Word Gap Network with a two-year grant of $593,000 from the Department of Health and Human Services. The...

Thu, 10/16/2014 — Although American ground troop involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is winding down, the nation will deal with the aftermath of both wars for years to come. Questions and debate remain from how to successfully end military action to...


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