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Thu, 05/19/2016 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has made the final Tinker Field Research Grants to graduate students for research in Latin America for the 2014-2016 grant period. During the coming summer 12 KU graduate...

Wed, 05/18/2016 —  The U.S. Commerce Department announced Wednesday it would raise import duties on Chinese steel by more than five times, a move said to combat the alleged selling of products below market prices. The 522 percent tax increase applies to...

Wed, 05/18/2016 — LAWRENCE ― Tuition at the University of Kansas would increase 4 percent over last year for all students on the standard tuition rate under the university’s 2016-17 tuition proposal presented to the Kansas Board of Regents today. For first-time freshmen opting into the university’s four-year tuition compact, which guarantees students a fixed tuition rate for four years, that rate would be 5 percent higher than last year’s. At KU Medical Center, all students, including medical students, would see tuition rise by 5 percent. Overall, approximately half of returning KU undergraduates would see no tuition increase under the proposal. “When we set tuition, we are trying

Tue, 05/17/2016 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of student Jianzhi Xiao. He died May 13 in Lawrence. Xiao came to KU from China. He was a junior in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, majoring in pre-pharmacy. “We are...

Tue, 05/17/2016 — Three projects were selected this year to receive the 2016 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research award. Two will be conducted by faculty from the departments of Chemistry and of Pharmacology & Toxicology and one by a researcher from the Higuchi...

Tue, 05/17/2016 —  The University of Kansas Department of Political Science honored its top students at its annual recognition ceremony last month, including awards and induction into Pi Sigma. Twenty-five students were inducted into the Gamma chapter of Pi...

Tue, 05/17/2016 —  For many people, Barack Obama’s election to the nation’s highest office proved that race is no longer a barrier to the American Dream — that we are living in a “postracial” society. The Supreme Court’s equal protection jurisprudence...

Tue, 05/17/2016 — Thirty-nine University of Kansas faculty and staff from the Lawrence and Edwards campuses completed the inaugural Social Justice Fellows Program this spring. The program launched after the November 2015 town hall on race, respect,...

Mon, 05/16/2016 — Last week, Brazil's Senate voted to put President Dilma Rousseff on trial for impeachment amid months of protests and accusations of corruption in the Rousseff administration. Rousseff has vowed to fight the impeachment allegations, but...

Fri, 05/13/2016 — Twenty outstanding sophomores at the University of Kansas will complete a semester seminar on energy with a trip through Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska this month that will include a stop at Yellowstone Park. The students...

Fri, 05/13/2016 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility announces the 2016 Faculty and Student Excellence in Service Learning Awards and recognizes the Student Service Showcase winners from the April 7 community partner Service Celebration. ...

Fri, 05/13/2016 — A University of Kansas expert on transgender politics and policy is available to discuss the Obama administration's directive to U.S. public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. According to...

Fri, 05/13/2016 — Neeli Bendapudi, the Henry D. Price Dean of the School of Business at the University of Kansas, today was named the university's provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus. “I am pleased that Neeli Bendapudi has agreed to...

Fri, 05/13/2016 — Audio-Reader is partnering with two area theaters to provide live audio descriptions for their upcoming seasons. Audio description enhances performances for people with vision loss and disabilities that affect comprehension by providing...

Fri, 05/13/2016 — Yo Jackson, professor in the clinical child psychology program, is the 2016 recipient of the Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award at the University of Kansas. The award will be presented Saturday, May 14, during the annual doctoral hooding...

Fri, 05/13/2016 — The University of Kansas invites media to cover the university’s 144th Commencement on Sunday, May 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony lasts about two hours. At 10:30 a.m., graduates begin the traditional “walk down the Hill” to...

Thu, 05/12/2016 — For her dedication to supporting students, University of Kansas adviser Michele Casavant has been named the recipient of this year’s C.L.A.S.S. Award. The C.L.A.S.S. Award (Citation for Leadership and Achievement in Student Services) is...

Thu, 05/12/2016 — College students have been banding together to play video games for decades. But the popularity of online gaming has grown so much that colleges are now offering athletic scholarships for “e-sports” participants. University of Kansas...

Thu, 05/12/2016 — Amid antitrust concerns, a federal judge earlier this week blocked a planned merger between office supply rivals Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc., making it the latest in a string of failed deals involving large, struggling corporations. A...

Wed, 05/11/2016 — Even though it’s been several years since University of Kansas seniors have set foot in high school teachers’ classrooms, the influence of many of those educators is not forgotten. As their former students celebrate the milestone of...


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