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Thu, 11/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – A faculty member and administrator who has been at the forefront of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at KU and in her department has been named the new associate dean for diversity, equity & inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Nicole Hodges Persley, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, will begin her appointment as associate dean for DEI starting Jan. 1. “Nicole will bring a combination of scholarly expertise and interpersonal awareness to the challenges of this role,” said Carl Lejuez, dean of the College. “She has an incredible portfolio of experience in enacting conversations and meaningful

Thu, 11/09/2017 — Byron Scott, former NBA head coach and player, and Charles Norris, a longtime business executive, will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Capitol Federal Hall. The two will discuss...

Wed, 11/08/2017 — The computer simulations used to design, optimize, test or control a vast range of objects and products in our daily lives are underpinned by finite element methods. Finite element simulations use a mesh of geometric shapes — triangles,...

Wed, 11/08/2017 — The election Nov. 7 in Virginia of the first openly transgender person to a state legislature is historic for the transgender movement, said a University of Kansas scholar of LGBT political movements. Danica Roem, a Democrat, on Tuesday...

Wed, 11/08/2017 — A new flag will fly in front of The Commons at Spooner Hall as part of a nationwide public art project, “Pledges of Allegiance,” commissioned by Creative Time, a New York–based public arts nonprofit. “Pledges of Allegiance” is a...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — Matthew Desmond, professor of sociology at Princeton University and award-winning author, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” is free and...

Tue, 11/07/2017 —  Pitchers, catchers, offensive linemen, tennis players, divers, sprinters and lacrosse players don’t usually perform on the same field. But in a University of Kansas lab, all of those athletes, as well as anyone interested in their athletic...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — We’re surrounded by dynamic systems — systems demonstrating behavior changing through time — in engineering, nature, civilization, even our personal lives. Even an ordinary bathtub could be considered a dynamic system with inflow and...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – For two nights, Antonin Dvorak, American gamelan music, epic pirate music and hip-hop will share the stage as University Dance Company performs with UNITY Dance Crew. The shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at the Lied Center of Kansas. Aug. 11, 1973, marked the birth of hip-hop, dated from the moment Kool Herc and Coke La Rock mixed music and the mic in the Boogie Down Bronx. To commemorate the 44th anniversary, guest artist and part-time KU dance instructor Maya Tillman-Rayton created “Let the Groove Get In.” Featuring UNITY Dance Crew, “Groove” is a feel-good piece that showcases the most positive element of hip-hop culture: a cypher – or a

Tue, 11/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – A new video titled “Stoplights Don’t Stop Us!” tells the story of people with disabilities in Emporia who advocated for change in their community as part of their involvement in a University of Kansas research project. As a result of their work with the city of Emporia and the Kansas Department of Transportation, more time was added to the crosswalk timer at a busy downtown intersection, which is also a state highway. This change makes it safer for all residents of the community to cross the street. These advocates carried out their work as part of a project conducted by KU’s Research & Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) and KU’s Center

Tue, 11/07/2017 — In this Instagram age, according to Art History Associate Professor John Pultz, photographers face a seemingly dichotomous challenge: It’s both harder and easier than ever to make a good picture. Easier because digital technology, as opposed...

Mon, 11/06/2017 — The history of Midwest Jews is an area ripe for scholarship, and the University of Kansas is well-placed to be a center of such study, according to a researcher who has begun working on a book on the subject. David Katzman, professor emeritus...

Mon, 11/06/2017 — On Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host two MacArthur Fellows for a discussion about working across disciplines. University of Kansas paleontologist Christopher Beard and sculptor Elizabeth Turk will speak about how their work intersects...

Mon, 11/06/2017 — LAWRENCE  –  Kansas Public Radio’s Kaye McIntyre will moderate a panel discussion on DACA and the DREAMers featuring Marta Caminero-Santangelo, professor and interim director of the University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Lua Yuille, associate professor of law. The discussion is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 6, at Lawrence Public Library. Students and young people affected by DACA are encouraged to join the conversation. The panel is part of Kansas Public Radio and Lawrence Public Library’s Points of View Series, a series of panel discussions on current topics.   The 2012 Obama administration

Mon, 11/06/2017 — A University of Kansas education technical assistance and research center is on the way to “changing the face of education” in California by implementing a framework of education that uses research-backed practices to support the academic,...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — University of Kansas professors will present an all-day event next week that will examine the consequences of misinformation in democratic societies and how to detect, address and combat the creation and dissemination of fake news. Hyunjin Seo,...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned a major grant for its role as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas. The BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. Small...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — The latest University Theatre production, “Rhinoceros,” will take audiences on a visual and satirical romp that offers insight on totalitarianism, xenophobia and human will. The play is considered playwright Eugene Ionesco’s masterpiece....

Fri, 11/03/2017 — Higher education is filled with anecdotes of promising graduate students destined for scholarly and professional success until life gets in the way. Now, when life deals a harsh blow, graduate students at the University of Kansas will be able to...

Thu, 11/02/2017 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2017-2018 Strategies Event Series, which will include three interactive professional development lectures at the Edwards Campus.  The first session of the series,...


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