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Thu, 09/22/2016 — Bernadette Gray-Little, the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas, has announced she will step down from the position in summer 2017. Chancellor Gray-Little announced her plans to the Kansas Board of Regents recently and in a subsequent...

Thu, 09/22/2016 —  Jabari Asim, celebrated author and editor-in-chief of The Crisis magazine, will present the fall keynote lecture for the University of Kansas’s Common Book program at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in Budig Hall Room 130. Asim will talk about...

Wed, 09/21/2016 — Students from 15 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 28, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 83 seniors from high schools in Clark, Comanche, Ford, Gray, Hodgeman, Kiowa, Meade and...

Wed, 09/21/2016 — The KU debate squad opened the season Sept. 17-20 with teams competing at national tournaments in Kansas City and Atlanta. The KU duo of Sion Bell and Quaram Robinson took first place at a tournament hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas...

Wed, 09/21/2016 — LAWRENCE - Students from 12 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 28, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 118 seniors from high schools in Harvey and Reno counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner and program at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center, 1400 North Lorraine, Hutchinson. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized more than 125,000 scholars, who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher education goals. Each year, the KU Alumni Association

Wed, 09/21/2016 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and the Fraternity and Sorority Life program have collaborated to create a new initiative, the Fraternity Sorority Community Service Partnership. The purpose of the partnership is to continuously...

Wed, 09/21/2016 — LAWRENCE - Students from 13 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 28, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 146 seniors from high schools in Douglas and Jefferson counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 7 p.m. program and reception in the Kansas Union’s Woodruff Auditorium. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized more than 125,000 scholars, who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher education goals. Each year, the KU Alumni Association and its volunteers host 36

Wed, 09/21/2016 — If local government leaders in developing countries seek to blindly copy Western-style public management and budgeting reforms, they likely won't be able to achieve substantive change, according to an award-winning study by a University of Kansas...

Wed, 09/21/2016 — Each year, the Department of Special Education and the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas recognize the work of educators in Kansas with the Whelan Kansas Leadership for Learning Award.  The 2016 award has been granted...

Tue, 09/20/2016 — A gift of more than $2 million from the late KU alumnus John Bossi of Arkansas City will benefit the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Kansas. The John V. Bossi Fund was established through KU Endowment to...

Tue, 09/20/2016 — Despite post-Cold War aspirations to create a distinct national school of international relations in Russia, political and ideological influences from the Kremlin have thwarted these efforts, according to University of Kansas...

Tue, 09/20/2016 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) announces that Mykola Riabchuk, president of the Ukrainian PEN Center, will deliver the first of two Ukrainian Studies Fall 2016 Palij Lectures. Riabchuk's lecture, “Two...

Tue, 09/20/2016 — If you stroll the halls of a natural history museum anywhere in the world and come face-to-face with the prehistoric fossil of a pterodactyl or mosasaur, the odds are good it was unearthed in Kansas. Indeed, American paleontology came of age in...

Tue, 09/20/2016 — The Academic Achievement and Access Center at the University of Kansas awarded the Mary Ann Rasnak Access Champion Award to the Alpha Nu chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity on Sept. 19. The fraternity is the first organization to...

Mon, 09/19/2016 — This fall’s presidential debates may seem more like sporting events than politics, according to a University of Kansas professor and expert on presidential rhetoric. “So much of our coverage looks at how they function as the boxing match of...

Mon, 09/19/2016 — LAWRENCE – Country music singer Brad Paisley will perform a free outdoor concert at the University of Kansas for students and all fans as part of his national tour of college campuses. “The Country Nation College Tour presented by Frontier Communications” will visit Lawrence at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at parking lot 94 east of Memorial Stadium. “We are pleased to bring Brad Paisley to our campus so our students can enjoy a concert from an award-winning country music artist right here at KU,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “We welcome an opportunity to have this kind of entertainer perform at our university, and I know our KU community will enjoy the show

Mon, 09/19/2016 —  How do you approach debating someone like Donald Trump, who frames himself as an outsider and doesn’t “play by the rules?” A new book edited and written by communications scholars and college debate coaches from across the country...

Mon, 09/19/2016 — Two University of Kansas students were selected to receive the 2016 Astronaut Scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Their achievement will be recognized in a special event featuring NASA astronaut Sam Gemar. Seniors Annie Lynn...

Sat, 09/17/2016 — The Office of the Chancellor is now accepting nominations for the annual University Scholarly Achievement Award, which recognizes four outstanding University of Kansas researchers who are changing the world through research and...

Sat, 09/17/2016 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce longtime U.S. Senator Nancy Kassebaum as the recipient of the 2016 Dole Leadership Prize.  Kassebaum was surprised with the award at the “Giants of...


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