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Fri, 04/29/2016 — After more than four months of work, the university’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Group yesterday presented its report to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Sara Rosen. The...

Fri, 04/29/2016 — A team of architecture and business school students was among four national finalists who traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to compete in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2016 Innovation in Affordable Housing...

Fri, 04/29/2016 — A cybersecurity competition hosted this weekend at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will pit Jayhawk engineering students and soldiers from the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley against a group of professional hackers. The...

Thu, 04/28/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced the March employees of the month. They are as follows: Name: Ralph McKinzieTitle: General repair worker, KU Edwards campus What that means: Ralph McKinzie started with the university in 2004, and in his...

Thu, 04/28/2016 — The public is invited to attend project presentations by three University of Kansas Department of Design students who are recipients of the 2015-2016 MV Transportation Scholarship. The presentations and reception will be from 4-5 p.m. Friday,...

Thu, 04/28/2016 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas visual art students will show their work for the department’s annual scholarship exhibition starting Sunday, May 1, at Chalmers Hall. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The showcase will feature art from more than 60 undergraduates. Scholarships are based on the merits of their creative work and academic performance. Student work will be on display in the Art & Design Gallery from May 1-6 and in the gallery on the fourth floor of Chalmers from May 1-2. A range of disciplines will be represented, including ceramics, drawing, expanded media, jewelry/metalsmithing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and textiles/fibers. “

Thu, 04/28/2016 — The Hall Center for the Humanities announced its Humanities Lecture Series for 2016-2017, which will feature prize-winning authors, historians, activists and critics. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures in the upcoming academic...

Thu, 04/28/2016 —  While millions of adults consume several hundred calories in sugary drinks every day, most of the messages about the dangers of overconsumption of sweet beverages focus on the risks they present children. A University of Kansas researcher has...

Wed, 04/27/2016 — PLEASE NOTE:  There are two retirement luncheons in May:             May 17 recognizes retiring unclassified professional staff and university support staff             May 26 recognizes retiring faculty and academic staff. The University of Kansas will honor retiring unclassified professional staff and university support staff with a lunch at noon on Tuesday, May 17, in the Kansas Union Ballroom.  Please direct questions to Mary Karten at mkarten@ku.edu or 864-7346.   Retirees: Patricia M. Argueta, Campus Administration & Operations SSC, 31 years Karyn Lee Baker, Center for Research on Learning, 16 years Vickie Lynn Baldwin, Campus Operations, 31 years

Wed, 04/27/2016 — For the fifth year in a row, the University of Kansas Department of Design was named Best School at the National Student Show, where KU students won nearly half of the awards, including Best In Show.   The show is an annual three-day...

Wed, 04/27/2016 — More than 500 students, faculty, staff and guests attended the University of Kansas’ 19th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium earlier this month to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The...

Wed, 04/27/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Business is teaming with KU Athletics' Andrea Hudy for "The Business of Sports: Brand Matters" on June 10 in Capitol Federal Hall. The daylong seminar will explore the value of branding through the lens of...

Wed, 04/27/2016 — Joyce Hayhow, of Leawood, is the new chair of the Advancement Board, an 85-member advisory group of business and community leaders that represents the objectives of the University of Kansas Medical Center, The University of Kansas Hospital and...

Tue, 04/26/2016 — For years, researchers have found the social stigma surrounding infertility has negative health implications for women experiencing it and can serve as both a visible and invisible hardship. A new study by University of Kansas researchers has...

Tue, 04/26/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Retro Cocktail Hour turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, Kansas Public Radio is throwing a party May 7 at Liberty Hall.  Straight from Psycho Suzi's Motor Lodge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Exotik-a-GoGo will serenade the crowd with jungle rhythms and tropical birdcalls. The concert begins at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7.  Formed in 2010, Exotik-a-GoGo combines the best sounds of the 1950s exotica trend with ‘60s bachelor-pad jazz, hip sounds once featured in Tiki bars, Playboy Clubs and space-age lounges. The sound is exotic, and the mood is escape – escape from whatever or wherever you are, to any time but the here and now. Individual tickets are $

Tue, 04/26/2016 — Although many cities across the nation have pledged to improve their energy sources to mitigate climate change, they are often stymied by reliance on an electric power industry fighting new policies at the local, state and federal level. A...

Mon, 04/25/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) and the Environmental Studies Program at University of Kansas have organized a special lecture to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Adrian Ivakhiv, professor of environmental thought and culture at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, will give a talk entitled “30 Years (or 30,000): Seven Spectral Stories of Chernobyl,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. The talk will interpret the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986 within a series of

Mon, 04/25/2016 — Before reaching age 5, up to 45 percent of children in the United States experience “significant and non-normative” trauma such as maltreatment, chronic stress caused by poverty, exposure to violence at home or in the community, or a parent...

Mon, 04/25/2016 — The Kansas African Studies Center will host a public forum highlighting the possibilities for meaningful conversation about immigration through the sharing of stories. The forum will take place at 7 p.m. May 9 at Unity Temple on the Plaza in...

Fri, 04/22/2016 — An expert on Shakespeare will give a talk exploring one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays next week for the University of Kansas Department of English’s American/British Lecture. Gary Taylor, a KU alumnus, will present “Data-...


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