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Fri, 02/23/2018 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Law mock trial team is heading to nationals after winning the qualifying rounds of the National Trial Competition this month in Fargo, North Dakota. Third-year KU Law students Jordan Kane, of Overland Park, Ben Stringer, of Jacksonville, Florida, and Joe Uhlman, of Sedgwick, came out ahead of teams representing 11 other law schools from seven states to win Region 9 of the competition, sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. They will compete in the national rounds April 4-8 in Austin, Texas. “It’s nice to see our hard work pay off in a tough competition,” Kane said. “We knocked out two undefeated teams and got

Fri, 02/23/2018 — There are no such things as “wild" horses anymore. Research published in Science today overturns a long-held assumption that Przewalski’s horses, native to the Eurasian steppes, are the last wild horse species on Earth. Instead,...

Thu, 02/22/2018 — Brooklyn-based artist Alexandra Bell will visit the University of Kansas from March 5-7 in conjunction with the current KU Common Book and Common Work of Art. Her visit includes a free public lecture at 5:30 p.m. March 6 in the Spencer Museum of...

Wed, 02/21/2018 —  Excess stress is hazardous to everyone. But for infants and toddlers facing toxic stress due to traumatic and adverse events or living situations, it can mean stunted growth, behavioral challenges, struggles in school and troubled adulthood....

Wed, 02/21/2018 — During One Day. One KU., the university’s first 24-hour giving campaign, donors gave 1,896 gifts totaling $734,421, creating opportunities for more Jayhawks in the state, the nation and beyond. The successful One Day. One KU. campaign on Feb....

Wed, 02/21/2018 — With six Fulbright Scholars, the University of Kansas ranked among the top universities in the nation for the number of researchers during 2017-18, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The six awards place KU in a tie for sixth place,

Wed, 02/21/2018 — Nine University of Kansas student designers earned marks of distinction at the recent Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) for Region V. The following students enrolled in the Department of Theatre have earned...

Tue, 02/20/2018 — OVERLAND PARK - The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the second session of the 2017-2018 Strategies Event Series at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at the KU Edwards Campus. The second session of the series, "English Learners: The Myths & Realities" will feature Karen Jorgensen, multi-term lecturer from the Department of Curriculum & Teaching. The presentation will include an interactional discussion for classroom teachers as well as an experiential approach through the myths and realities as they relate to English learners. The time includes research and practice through language immersion, the stages of second/additional language

Tue, 02/20/2018 — Central Field is the new, outdoor artificial turf field available for intramurals, sports clubs, student groups and individuals at the University of Kansas community. It is located in the Central District, between the new Downs Hall and Stouffer...

Tue, 02/20/2018 —  Reams of data and countless studies have pointed out how minorities are disproportionately incarcerated and punished in the American justice system, despite similar rates of law-breaking between races. Less attention is paid, however, to the...

Mon, 02/19/2018 — Several Kansas City-area community members have made a combined gift commitment of $1.4 million to the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center to enable it to expand its research and double its capacity for clinical trials. The gifts...

Mon, 02/19/2018 — A pressing question: How to encourage today’s young girls to attend college in the future, ready and eager to major in science, technology, engineering and math? Here's one answer: Get their moms involved. That was the idea behind the Make...

Mon, 02/19/2018 — In this play that begins in 2039 and goes back to 1959, family members suffer the consequences of decisions made by previous generations. “When the Rain Stops Falling,” by Andrew Bovell, raises questions about climate change, family secrets...

Mon, 02/19/2018 — Drug trafficking does help facilitate terrorist activity, but it is more often linked to local militant groups instead of well-known international terrorist organizations, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas political...

Fri, 02/16/2018 — There is no shortage of places experiencing violent conflict across the world, including Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. In a conversation at the University of Kansas, two researchers who examine causes of extremism and...

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Yale University scholar Mary Miller will visit the University of Kansas campus to deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Spencer Museum of Art auditorium. Miller’s talk, “Were They Enslaved?

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Elementary and middle school students will flood the University of Kansas School of Engineering complex in March for Engineering Expo, a two-day event designed to allow young minds to explore STEM disciplines. “It is our main goal and sincere...

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Tiny organisms could hold the key to safer, more sustainable agricultural practices. A University of Kansas distinguished professor will explain how the microbiome – the microbial communities associated with plant roots and leaves – may...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The University of Kansas Office of Diversity & Equity and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are hosting a free concert for the KU and Lawrence communities. The Marcus Lewis Big Band will headline the free Brass & Boujee concert...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The value and benefits of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be showcased Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. In its 15th year, the annual summit...


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