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Wed, 02/10/2016 — The University of Kansas community is mourning Charles Stansifer, professor emeritus of history, who died Feb. 4. He was 85. Stansifer, a graduate of Garden Plain High School in Kansas, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from...

Wed, 02/10/2016 — Ernest D. Klema ventured into Ivy League halls and the labs of Los Alamos during his academic and professional career, but his roots were planted at the University of Kansas. Klema, who died in 2008, made a $1.8 million estate gift to establish...

Wed, 02/10/2016 — This spring, 49 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded $1,000 to support them as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  “Students who earn an...

Wed, 02/10/2016 — The University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence has launched a multi-institution $2.5 million National Science Foundation-funded project to improve STEM education methods at research universities. Professor of Psychology and Director of...

Tue, 02/09/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Business is No. 4 in a ranking released Monday of top business schools for military veterans. Military Times’ 2016 Best for Vets: Business Schools ranking lists 77 business schools for veterans in all....

Tue, 02/09/2016 — Kansas Crew, one of 28 club sports at the University of Kansas, is announcing its annual Rent-A-Rower fundraising program. For $15 per hour, members of KU Crew will come to your house and do chores, big or small — anything from washing...

Tue, 02/09/2016 — University of Kansas experts are available to comment on developments in the New Hampshire presidential primary as voters from both parties head to the polls Tuesday. In the Republican race, Donald Trump is looking for his lead in the polls to...

Tue, 02/09/2016 — LAWRENCE – With presidential election season in full swing and voting laws in flux in states around the country, legal scholars will gather in Lawrence next week to explore election law and its effect on citizens’ right to vote. The 2016 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium, “The Right to Vote: Examining Election Law,” will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at the University of Kansas School of Law, 1535 W. 15th St. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. “Examining election law, and issues related to election law, is important because the ability to elect our representatives is a vital component of our democracy,”

Tue, 02/09/2016 — With narratives straddling the divide between fine art and popular culture, David Sandlin produces art from a wide range of media: paintings, prints, books and installations. Sandlin, a 2014 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship recipient and...

Mon, 02/08/2016 — LAWRENCE – As tax season gets under way, two University of Kansas groups are offering free tax preparation services for those who qualify. KU Law students with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will prepare returns for taxpayers who are residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois; who earn less than $54,000 per household per year; and who do not itemize their deductions. The program runs from Feb. 17 through April 15. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA partnership with the Internal Revenue Service. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare and electronically file their federal and state tax returns for

Mon, 02/08/2016 — Approximately 5,170 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2015 semester.  The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas,

Mon, 02/08/2016 — Most people know Wilt Chamberlain as a basketball giant who changed the game both in college at the University of Kansas and for several NBA franchises. Many also may know Chamberlain's place in civil rights history in Lawrence as he faced...

Mon, 02/08/2016 — The Dole Institute of Politics announced today a special exhibit featuring letters between legendary KU basketball coach Phog Allen and former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole. The exhibit, “Letters from a Leader: Phog Allen to Bob Dole, 1938-1939,” will...

Mon, 02/08/2016 —  Today, NASA will deliver a Viking 400 unmanned aerial vehicle to the University of Kansas. Experts with KU’s School of Engineering and Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets will use the UAV to develop new technology for analyzing...

Fri, 02/05/2016 — The annual Design Week, whose theme is "The 10,000 hours," begins Sunday, Feb. 7, and concludes Friday, Feb. 12. Among the events organized by University of Kansas Department of Design students are a workshop on letterpress printing with Design...

Fri, 02/05/2016 — The Kansas State Underwriting Network (KSUN), a collaboration among the five NPR member stations in the state, has topped $1 million in shared sales. KSUN allows any of the stations to sell sponsorship announcements on other public radio...

Fri, 02/05/2016 — Scientists have created the first map that shows how the Greenland Ice Sheet has moved over time, revealing that ice in the interior is moving more slowly toward the edges than it has, on average, over the past 9,000 years. Ice-penetrating radar...

Thu, 02/04/2016 — This spring, 11 graduate research consultants will pair with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate Research Consultant...

Thu, 02/04/2016 — Iain McCalman, University of Sydney Professor of History, will take audiences on a new adventure into the Great Barrier Reef to reveal how our shifting perceptions of the natural world have shaped this extraordinary seascape.  McCalman's talk...

Thu, 02/04/2016 — James Nachtwey, one of the world’s foremost war photographers, will present the keynote lecture for the University of Kansas’ Common Book Program at 7 p.m. March 1 in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. KU’s Common Book for 2015-16...


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