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Mon, 08/31/2015 — President Barack Obama announced Sunday that Mount McKinley in Alaska will be renamed Denali in an effort to restore North America's tallest mountain to the Alaska Native name with deep cultural significance. According to news reports, the...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Criticism of e-commerce giant Amazon.com’s corporate culture in recent weeks has created a media firestorm, but a new study by the University of Kansas School of Business may shed light on the financial link between corporate culture and...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Carl Lejuez, professor of psychology and associate dean of research for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the University of Maryland - College Park, will make a public presentation Wednesday, Sept. 2, as a candidate for dean of...

Mon, 08/31/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winners of the 2015 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. One award for fiction and one for nonfiction is given each competition cycle. The winners will receive their awards and deliver a public talk at 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Hall Center for the Humanities. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will also take place. The nonfiction committee selected David Roediger, Foundation Distinguished Professor of American Studies/History at the University of Kansas, to receive the award for "Seizing Freedom: Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All" (Verso Books). Roediger’s radical new

Mon, 08/31/2015 — Beginning with the first home game Saturday, Sept. 5, the proceeds of football programs at home games will support both University of Kansas campus awareness and education efforts to combat sexual violence as well as the comeback of the beloved...

Fri, 08/28/2015 —  During the war in Iraq, journalists from around the world flocked to the country, covering violent events from the battlefield to the halls of political power. But they eventually got to go home. Thousands of journalists still work in Iraq, and...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its third annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization. “Part of KU’s mission...

Fri, 08/28/2015 —  The Associated Press and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press sued the FBI and U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday, seeking public records regarding a fake news story the FBI created to plant surveillance software on a...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — LAWRENCE – An inaugural convocation Tuesday, Sept. 1, will mark the formal launch of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (SLLC). The convocation will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Guest speakers include university leaders as well as representatives of regional, national and international partnering organizations. The Honorable Victor Jackovich, first U.S. Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and to Slovenia, will give the keynote address. Currently enrolled language students of all grade levels will be recognized as the inaugural cohort. The SLLC was established in fall 2014 and proves the critical

Fri, 08/28/2015 — The Audio-Reader Network and Homer Cole Community Center have announced a new partnership that allows volunteer broadcasters to read southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri newspapers from a new studio located at the center, 3003 N. Joplin St....

Fri, 08/28/2015 — A stalwart professor at the University of Kansas School of Business has been recognized for his dedication to the accounting profession. Allen Ford received the American Taxation Association’s Outstanding Service Award. He was honored in...

Fri, 08/28/2015 — In conjunction with KU’s selection of "A Farewell to Arms" by Ernest Hemingway as the 2015–2016 Common Book, the Spencer Museum of Art has selected a self-portrait by German artist Otto Dix from the museum’s collection as the accompanying...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Nearly 60 agencies will take part in the upcoming Volunteer Fair at the University of Kansas. The University Career Center has partnered with the Center for Community Outreach and the United Way Roger Hill Volunteer Center for the annual...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Aug. 29 will mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the Gulf Coast, devastating many communities, including New Orleans. The hurricane killed about 1,800 people and displaced more than 1 million. The disaster and botched...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Twenty-five women with ties to the University of Kansas are featured in the 2015-2016 Women of Distinction calendar. The Emily Taylor Resource Center for Women & Gender Equity, which produces the poster-sized calendar, will host a reception...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — The New York Times reported Thursday that police in Austria discovered bodies of about 50 apparent migrants inside an abandoned truck. Austrian authorities have contacted Hungarian officials because the Eastern European nation is building a...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas international business professor is available to talk about the macroeconomic issues involved in China’s economic slowdown and the devaluation of its currency, the renminbi.   Tailan Chi, the Carl A. Scupin Faculty Fellow and Academy of International Business Fellow, has been following the dramatic swings in the global financial markets. Chi said the Chinese government saw an opportune time to achieve two policy goals with one stroke. By using the previous day’s closing rate in setting the benchmark exchange rate for the renminbi each day, the Chinese government will allow the market to play a greater role in influencing the daily

Thu, 08/27/2015 — The University of Kansas today announced that a settlement agreement has been reached between the university, KU School of Business lecturer Arthur Hall and KU student Schuyler Kraus that ends all litigation in the Arthur Hall v. The University...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer Inc., will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 11 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Lied Center. The lecture will be presented as the school’s 2015 Global...

Thu, 08/27/2015 — The Grassland Heritage Foundation is offering a tour to educate the public on how Free State High School and University of Kansas instructors turned an unused football practice field into a prairie restoration site.  The event will take...


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