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Wed, 02/22/2017 —  Vietnam has made remarkable strides in recent decades, transitioning from widespread poverty to a middle-income country. While the nation has also made progress in promoting gender equality, it still has far to go in considering women equal and...

Wed, 02/22/2017 — Matthew Stewart, philosopher and author, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Lied Center Pavilion as the first installation of the Hall Center for the Humanities' spring 2017 Humanities Lecture Series. “Nature’s God: The...

Wed, 02/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – Geographic proximity to Internal Revenue Service offices makes it more likely public companies will face an audit, but those companies also engage in greater tax avoidance, according to a study led by a University of Kansas accounting researcher. "The intuition is that when two parties operate in close proximity there is more information on both sides. I know more about you. We may not have met, but we have mutual friends. And people I know may have dealt with you," said Tom Kubick, assistant professor of accounting in the School of Business. Kubick and his co-authors had their findings published recently in the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

Wed, 02/22/2017 — The University of Kansas has announced the Employees of the Month for December 2016: Name: Adam BraunTitle: IT senior programmer, Information Technology What that means: In his role, Braun provides web development support services for the...

Tue, 02/21/2017 — In two years of operation, a University of Kansas project to help schools support young people with disabilities and their families prepare for successful life after school is exceeding goals and helping educators across the country. The...

Tue, 02/21/2017 — More is better. That’s the core idea that gave rise to the Six Kannon cult in Japanese Buddhism. Then the Seven Kannon cult, and then the Thirty-Three Kannon cult that persists to this day. A new book about the phenomenon, “Accounts and...

Tue, 02/21/2017 — New Hope, Texas, Mayor Jess Herbst last month publicly came out as transgender, making her likely the first transgender elected official in the state. Herbst, who was originally elected as an alderman by the name Jeff Herbst, had started...

Mon, 02/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – People who have been arrested or convicted of crimes often face barriers to employment, housing or other opportunities – even long after they have served their sentences. The University of Kansas School of Law Legal Aid Clinic and Douglas County Legal Aid Society Inc. will host a free clinic this weekend to help people who find themselves in this situation get a fresh start. The “Clean Slate” Expungement Clinic will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutritional Kitchen (LINK), First Christian Church, 221 W. 10th St. The clinic will overlap with LINK’s community meal, served from 1 to 2 p.m. that day. An

Mon, 02/20/2017 — Fifty years after the “long, hot summer” of 1967, the causes, effects and meanings of the riots that killed dozens and injured thousands in Detroit; Newark, New Jersey, and elsewhere, giving rise to the phrase, are still debated. A group of...

Mon, 02/20/2017 — While last year's surprise Brexit referendum shocked the political world, a University of Kansas historian says less attention has focused on another significant development: the emergence of a politicized judiciary in the United...

Fri, 02/17/2017 — composed of veteran touring singer-songwriters Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor and Joe Jencks — fuses folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock and a cappella singing. Their combined musical skills make for an unforgettable experience — three...

Fri, 02/17/2017 — This spring, 51 KU students will receive $1,000 Undergraduate Research Awards to pursue academic projects. “We are pleased to support this group of students as they take advantage of one of the clear benefits of a KU education: the...

Thu, 02/16/2017 — College-aged student innovators from around the region are invited to participate in the JayHacks “hackathon” Feb. 17-19 at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. A hackathon is a sort of “invention marathon” in which computer...

Thu, 02/16/2017 — Marta Caminero-Santangelo, professor in the Department of English and interim director of the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas, will give a talk, “Stories of the Undocumented: Cultural Trauma and...

Wed, 02/15/2017 — Grasslands play a crucial role in our planet’s ecological, social and economic health, but environmental degradation threatens this fragile ecosystem. Policymakers must balance agricultural development with conservation efforts to ensure that...

Wed, 02/15/2017 — States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act possibly saw a reduction in the number of "medical divorces," in which a couple separates its assets when one partner is diagnosed with a degenerative disease, according to a working...

Wed, 02/15/2017 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will continue the 2016-2017 Strategies Event Series at the Edwards Campus.  The second session of the series, “It's Never Too Early: Preparing K-12 Students for College,” will feature...

Wed, 02/15/2017 — A cover story appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Nanoscale Horizons reports a new bilayer material, with each layer measuring less than one nanometer in thickness, that someday could lead to more efficient and versatile light...

Tue, 02/14/2017 — Undergraduate researchers from the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will present their research projects Wednesday, Feb. 15, as part of Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. KU and Medical Center undergraduates will join...

Tue, 02/14/2017 —  For years, minorities have been disproportionately placed in special education classes, and figures available indicate the complexity of this issue for one group. National estimates reveal that English-language learners may be over-represented...


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