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Tue, 07/07/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the May 2015 employees of the month. They are as follows: Name: Ann Ermey Title: Special projects manager, KU Edwards Start date: 1984 What that means: Ann Ermey supports academic programs and...

Mon, 07/06/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas dance professor can talk about the significance of Misty Copeland’s historic role as the first African-American woman to be named a principal in the American Ballet Theatre. Michelle Heffner Hayes, chair of the Department of Dance, has researched how race, gender and sexual identity relate to dance. Specifically, she has written several books on flamenco. Ballet, which descended from the European courts, presents an idealized and Eurocentric notion of masculinity and femininity. It’s an ideal that very few women in the world match, Hayes said. “There have been African-American principal dancers and soloists in major ballet

Thu, 07/02/2015 — This summer the Kansas Repertory Theatre brings mystery and suspense to the stage with “Sherlock’s Last Case” and “The Mousetrap.”  “Sherlock’s Last Case” performances are at 7:30 p.m. July 17-18, July 30 and Aug. 1 and at 2:30 p.

Wed, 07/01/2015 — Veterans in the Kansas City area who are preparing to return to school in fall 2015 or anytime in 2016 can sharpen their classroom skills at a free 16-hour Academic Boot Camp later this summer. The University of Kansas’ TRIO Veterans Upward...

Wed, 07/01/2015 — Approximately 5,000 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2015 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas,

Tue, 06/30/2015 — A new study that is the first to use Social Security Administration’s personal income tax data tracking the same individuals over 20 years to measure individual lifetime earnings has confirmed significant long-term economic benefits of college...


Tue, 06/30/2015 — Professors at the University of Kansas are available to discuss the Greek debt crisis and European Union involvement. The Greek government ordered its banks to remain closed this week, and it limited ATM cash withdrawals. The government also...

Mon, 06/29/2015 — Ngondi Kamatuka, director of the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs in the University of Kansas’ Achievement & Assessment Institute, presented “Political Advocacy: Best Practices In Influencing Educational Inequalities Through...

Mon, 06/29/2015 — A University of Kansas expert who studies how decision-makers balance competing and often conflicting needs to address environmental and public health problems is available to discuss Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on coal-fired power plant...

Fri, 06/26/2015 — The Supreme Court issued its ruling today in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case determining the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. The court ruled 5-4 that same sex couples hold the right to marry nationwide and that all 50 states must...

Thu, 06/25/2015 — Raj Bhala, associate dean for international and comparative law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas School of Law, is available to speak with media about the Senate’s vote to allow President Barack Obama fast-track...

Thu, 06/25/2015 — Two University of Kansas experts are available to discuss Thursday's 6-3 U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing the Obama administration to continue to subsidize health-insurance purchases by lower-income Americans, a key provision of the...

Thu, 06/25/2015 — The sculpture of John Gaunt, professor of architecture, will be featured at the Box Gallery in a one-man show titled “Some Assemblage Required.” The show will run July 3-Aug. 26. An artist’s reception will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1...

Thu, 06/25/2015 — Jane Austen's third novel, "Mansfield Park," is often the forgotten one, or at least it's not nearly as popular as the English romantic writer's "Pride and Prejudice" or "Sense and Sensibility." For Dorice Williams Elliott, a University of...

Wed, 06/24/2015 —  Imagine traversing a pristine cloud forest on an isolated mountaintop. Everywhere, nature brims with wildlife that is unique to the range you’re hiking. Many creatures you can find nearby never have been described by science — they’re...

Wed, 06/24/2015 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has earned a prestigious distinction for its leadership in fostering local and regional economic development. The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) announced today that KU has been named to its 2015 class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities. KU is one of only 18 institutions nationwide chosen this year, joining just 30 others selected since the program began in 2013. According to the APLU, “The designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states and regions to support economic development through a variety of activities, including innovation

Wed, 06/24/2015 — Kevin Willmott, director of “C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America,” is available to talk about the film’s use of the Confederate flag as a symbolic connection to slavery. The Confederate flag received a renewed round of scrutiny...

Tue, 06/23/2015 — While indigenous communities have developed knowledge over centuries to manage their lands and adapt to challenges such as rising sea levels or wildfires, they are still deeply affected by climate change. Two University of Kansas professors have...

Mon, 06/22/2015 — The University of Kansas has made a big addition to its powerful team of faculty who focus on the very, very small. Christophe Royon, research director at CEA-Saclay in France and a world leader in forward and diffractive physics, will join KU...


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