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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 — 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...

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...

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...

Wed, 02/03/2016 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will host two events to update the University of Kansas community about KU’s accomplishments and opportunities over the past year and take questions from students, faculty and staff. “Last March was the...

Wed, 02/03/2016 — The University of Kansas is entering the second year of Crops to Campus, a partnership with Common Harvest CSA to provide a produce subscription service to the Lawrence KU community. Faculty, staff and students are invited to sign up for the...

Wed, 02/03/2016 — Crossing the ocean can be an important step in the journey to creating American teachers who engage in culturally responsive teaching. University of Kansas educators have published writing detailing a program that takes future educators to Italy...

Tue, 02/02/2016 — The University of Kansas Natural History Museum has been named the top natural history museum among public universities by Best College Reviews. In "The 30 Most Amazing Higher Ed Natural History Museums," the museum ranked fourth overall behind...

Tue, 02/02/2016 — A celebration of life for Christopher M. Sowa, interim associate director for residence life with KU Student Housing, will be from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in the KU Memorial Union ballroom. Sowa, 37, died unexpectedly Jan. 29. A private family...

Tue, 02/02/2016 — Two gifts for the Lied Center of Kansas will support the center’s Performing Arts Access Expansion program, which aims to increase access to arts programs for Lawrence school district middle- and high-school students. A lead private gift from...

Tue, 02/02/2016 — Two middle schools from Lawrence claimed the top two spots at the Great Plains Future City Competition, hosted Jan. 23 at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. More than 400 middle school students from across the Midwest gathered to...

Tue, 02/02/2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced last week that he would institute a 12-week maternity leave in all branches and increase paid paternity leave to 14 days from 10. The personnel initiatives are aimed at making military careers more...

Mon, 02/01/2016 — University of Kansas experts are available to comment on the final push and analyze results from Monday's Iowa caucuses in the presidential primary race. Polling data released to the media in recent days shows tight races in both the Republican...

Mon, 02/01/2016 — When the Obama administration recently proposed spending $4 billion on a transition to driverless vehicles on U.S. roadways, it led to discussion online and in the news of a futuristic society. However, a University of Kansas researcher of...

Mon, 02/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – For generations, flamenco has captured the world’s imagination, but rarely the attention of American scholars. A recently released book, “Flamenco on the Global Stage: Historical, Critical and Theoretical Perspective," challenges long-held beliefs about the traditional Spanish dance and connects it to diverse areas of research, such as jazz, post-colonialism, gender and sexual identity. The book, among the few scholarly works to be printed in English about flamenco, includes translations from Spanish and French. Contributing articles are dancers, guitarists, historians, cultural theorists and flamenco aficionados. “We make assumptions about eras

Mon, 02/01/2016 —  While academic awareness of African peoples’ hunting with poison-tipped arrows extends back for centuries, knowledge of the ingenious practice has been scattered among chemistry, entomology and anthropology texts. Now, a comprehensive study...

Sat, 01/30/2016 — Rebekah Winegarner, an industrial design student from Overland Park, is among seven winners of the Roland Corporation’s Digital Piano Design Awards. Roland is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments. The piano, which...

Fri, 01/29/2016 — As migrants from more than 60 indigenous groups in Mexico have increasingly come to the United States in recent years, psychologists, anthropologists and sociologists have sought how to understand their cultures as they continue to enter...


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