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Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Law will provide free legal assistance to individuals eligible to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) authorization before the Oct. 5 deadline set by the White House. Through the DACA...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas is in the final year of construction of the Central District development project. One element of the project is the recreation field located adjacent to 19th Street between the new Cora Downs Residence Hall and the new...

Tue, 09/12/2017 —  Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a program to learn...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — Growing up around Havana, Javier Torres López always was fascinated by reptiles. As the son of a professor who teaches vertebrate zoology at the University of Havana, he focused on studies of literature and science in high school and thought...

Mon, 09/11/2017 —  Every year, athletes across the country push themselves to their physical limits, often in extremely hot conditions. Increasingly, those same athletes are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs to treat the resulting pain and soreness...

Mon, 09/11/2017 — Even though there have already been leaks since oil began flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline this spring, American Indian tribes still have a chance to stop it, according to a University of Kansas professor. In her new article,...

Mon, 09/11/2017 — The U.S. House last week passed a bipartisan bill aiming to allow automakers and tech companies to test as many as 100,000 autonomous vehicles annually. While its prospects are uncertain in the Senate, the bill is a notable development in the...

Fri, 09/08/2017 — The Master of Science degree in counseling psychology, offered through the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas, is now fully accredited under the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council...

Fri, 09/08/2017 — Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design (Arc/D), and the school's Dean’s Advisory Board have announced the names of Arc/D's inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards. They are furniture designer Wendell...

Fri, 09/08/2017 — Retired NASA astronauts and University of Kansas alumni Joe Engle and Steven Hawley will be grand marshals of the KU Homecoming Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. A meet and greet with Kansas Athletics...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences invites walkers and runners to participate in the eighth annual Dr. Bob Run 5K Event, supporting student scholarships. The 2017 Dr. Bob Run event will take place at 9 a.

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host speakers from diverse programs such as business, Spanish & Portuguese, art & design and anthropology. The Fall 2017 Merienda Speaker Series continues...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — If you’re a University of Kansas faculty or staff member who loves theatre, buy a season pass today. Did you know you can purchase season tickets through payroll deduction? For less than $20 out of six paychecks, you can see every show in the...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — Sixteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the University of Kansas community will remember the event with a ceremony on the Lawrence campus. After tolling of the Campanile bells at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, the ceremony will begin at 8 p.

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The theme for the American Studies Association’s 2016 convention, “Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are,” had been chosen months before, and Robert Warrior, its then-president and University of Kansas Hall Distinguished...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — Despite a recent national survey showing an increasing divide in whether Americans see value in a college degree, a University of Kansas researcher on economic inequality said lifetime earnings data still show a clear advantage to earning...

Wed, 09/06/2017 — The Office of Diversity & Equity, in conjunction with all academic units and KU Libraries, will launch the first Community Table at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Anschutz Library. The Community Table, previously known as CLAS Time,...

Wed, 09/06/2017 — A paper appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Comprehensive Psychiatry details a “radical” new method for diagnosing eating disorders that predicts 68 percent of people’s problems in psychological and social functioning due to...

Wed, 09/06/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winners of the 2017 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 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Hall Center. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will also take place. The nonfiction committee selected Henry Bial, University of Kansas professor of theatre, to receive the award for "Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage" (University of Michigan Press). The book, according to nominators, is “an innovative and original work of

Wed, 09/06/2017 — Fifty new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “I’m excited to start the new academic year...


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