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Tue, 04/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas students were among the top competitors at the 2018 Yale Hindi Debate. This marks the second year that KU has participated in the event, which draws a number of students from top national colleges and universities. Srishti Sharma, an Overland Park sophomore in business and health & exercise science, won the Yale Hindi debate in the “Heritage” category. Marie Hornung, an Overland Park sophomore in communications minoring in French, placed second in the “Non-Native, Non-Heritage” category. The students were chaperoned by Patrica Sabarwal, Hindi instructor at KU, and Deeplata Rahul, visiting Fulbright Scholar from India. Sharma

Tue, 04/17/2018 —  KU Recreation Services, together with the University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences and Amateur Sport Research Center, have announced the first Inclusive Recreation Extravaganza. The event will take place...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — A two-decade trend of immigrant criminalization has seemingly peaked with the 2017 Trump administration executive orders, and it has altered the context in which immigrants live well beyond border states, according to new research by University...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — Institutions that monitor public companies include governments and regulators, financial media, analysts, shareholders, debtholders and auditors. A forthcoming paper that includes two University of Kansas School of Business professors suggests...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — Members of the news media will have reserved seating for the April 20 installation ceremony for University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. Media members, RSVP to ebp@ku.edu by noon Thursday, April 19.  Girod’s installation will be...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — Breaking subatomic particles with complex equipment can tell humans about additional dimensions in our universe. The practice can also lead to development of new technologies for medical and engineering applications. Christophe Royon,...

Sat, 04/14/2018 — University of Kansas students will test their bridge-building skills against competitors from other Midwestern universities later this month. The team, composed of more than a dozen students from the School of Engineering, will participate in...

Fri, 04/13/2018 — Fifty-eight new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on March 30. Sandy Horton, executive director of the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association, was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

Fri, 04/13/2018 —  Mahasweta Banerjee, professor of social welfare at the University of Kansas, has received the George & Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award in recognition for her long-term dedication to international education. The Office of...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — The Jayhawk Motorsports team will unveil its new built-from-scratch cars at a public event in Downtown Lawrence later this month. The team — composed of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering — designed and built...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – Subini Annamma, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, has been selected to receive the 2018-19 Ford Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship. Ford Foundation Fellowships support individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement and those committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Pre-doctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded annually in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.  Through its fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase

Thu, 04/12/2018 — In this pulse-pounding rock musical adapted from a controversial 1891 play, young men and women struggle to define themselves within a repressive culture. A smash hit on Broadway and winner of eight Tony Awards, “Spring Awakening” resonates...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — In dark alleys of the Pacific and Indian oceans, new research shows some of the deadliest, armored fishes on the planet are packing switchblades in their faces. A study from the University of Kansas appearing in the journal Copeia details for...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Burge Union. Greene’s lecture, titled “Big Science and the Future of Discovery,” is free and open to the public. Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, where he is also the director of the Center for Theoretical Physics. He has lectured at both a general and a technical level in more than 30 countries and on all seven continents, and he is widely regarded for a number

Wed, 04/11/2018 — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of women who, through their...

Wed, 04/11/2018 —  You can call her a humanities evangelist. Nancy Jackson believes, contrary to certain national dialogues, that the humanities are vitally important to a vibrant society. She points especially to the nonprofit sector in the United States, which...

Wed, 04/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two years after it was filmed in this area and after a year of kudos on the film-festival circuit, the dramatic film “The Tree” is set to live on as an advocacy tool for the compassionate treatment of older people. Department of Theatre Lecturer Laura Kirk co-stars in the film and takes associate producer credit as well. In it, she plays Marge McMillan, the neighbor of the film’s 88-year-old protagonist, Dorothy Thorp, played by veteran Kansas City actress Joicie Appell. Kirk and her real-life husband, fellow actor Paul Fellers, play Thorp’s neighbors. They function in the story much as the protagonist’s adult children would – if she had any around –

Wed, 04/11/2018 — Sink or swim? The minds behind the University of Kansas entry in this month’s concrete canoe competition hope to do neither. Instead, they hope their entry will float and be fast, with a design that can impress judges and win races. “It's...

Wed, 04/11/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the third and final session of the 2017-2018 Strategies Event Series at 9 a.m. April 28 at the Edwards Campus. “The Shared Leadership Approach to Reaching a Collaborative Vision”...

Tue, 04/10/2018 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host the annual meeting of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC) from April 25-27. The conference will include public sessions with former U.S. Sen....


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