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Mon, 08/15/2016 — The University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should anticipate heavy traffic around 15th and Iowa streets Thursday, Aug. 18, for the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Traffic around Daisy Hill is expected to be...

Mon, 08/15/2016 — Robert Brown, a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Kansas and longtime Lawrence resident, died July 23. He was 82. “Professor Brown spent his entire career at KU placing a special focus on his teaching efforts for more...

Mon, 08/15/2016 — In conjunction with the University of Kansas selection of “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates as the 2016–2017 Common Book, the Spencer Museum of Art has selected three prints by artist Willie Cole as the accompanying Common...

Fri, 08/12/2016 — Following a national search, Michael “Shane” McCreery has been selected to lead the office of Institutional Opportunity and Access at the University of Kansas. McCreery will oversee a staff that provides support to more than 30,000 faculty,...

Fri, 08/12/2016 — The booming business environment of Central and South Texas will serve as a real-world classroom for 20 members of the senior class of the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The group will...

Thu, 08/11/2016 — CEOs and corporate lobbyists often spend plenty of time decrying how potential government regulations will affect their bottom line, but a new University of Kansas study finds that the U.S. Clean Water Act, when implemented in the right balance,...

Thu, 08/11/2016 — If you worry that people today are using social media as a crutch for a real social life, a University of Kansas study will set you at ease. Jeffrey Hall, associate professor of communication studies, found that people are actually quite adept...

Thu, 08/11/2016 — The University of Kansas’ designation as a Department of Defense (DoD) Language Training Center has been renewed through 2019. KU received a $650,000 grant to provide specific language, regional expertise and culture training to select DoD...

Wed, 08/10/2016 — The Spencer Museum of Art has been awarded a $159,049 federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to organize two weeklong workshops for K-12 teachers. These events will be supported by the NEH Landmarks of American History and...

Wed, 08/10/2016 — With Zika sparking anxiety at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, and now being transmitted in Florida through contact with mosquitoes, accurately mapping the distribution of the virus is increasingly urgent. Accounting for a host of...

Wed, 08/10/2016 — The University of Kansas is part of a coalition of five universities in the United States and Canada that will harness their strengths in research to improve teaching and student learning. The Bay View Alliance, a cooperative of nine...

Wed, 08/10/2016 — For more than a decade, newspapers across the country have scaled back their staff, laid off journalists and editors, and made drastic changes in the face of economic challenges. A University of Kansas researcher has gathered insight from...

Tue, 08/09/2016 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 72 new members. Laura Mielke, chapter president and professor of English, presided at the May 18 ceremony immediately before university commencement....

Tue, 08/09/2016 — LAWRENCE – A film created by University of Kansas visual art student Olivia Hernández was the overall winner of the Short Film Work-in-Progress category from the CreActive International Open Film Festival in Bangladesh. Hernández’s film, “material girl hallelujah,” is an original video created in response to her original sound recording of her mother and cousins singing hymns in a one-room church founded by her great-great-grandfather in the mountains of Virginia. It was selected as a festival award winner out of more than 4,000 submissions from 105 countries.  “To receive an award for my modest attempts at art-making feels like a cosmic ‘thumbs up’ from the

Tue, 08/09/2016 — James Gunn, University of Kansas professor emeritus and award-winning science fiction author, recently received a lifetime teaching award from the Writing the Rockies writers conference of Western Colorado State University. Conference...

Mon, 08/08/2016 — University of Kansas alumnus Luther Fry and his wife, Ardis, of Garden City, have made a combined outright and planned gift commitment of $1 million, which will support an endowed chair in ophthalmology at KU.  The Frys in 2001 established the...

Mon, 08/08/2016 — With the arrival of August comes the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Students across the country will return to classrooms this month and next while others begin new phases in their educational careers, be it the first day...

Mon, 08/08/2016 — The University of Kansas presented a Champion of Science Award to U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder on Monday in recognition of his support for federal funding for basic scientific research. The award is given on behalf of the Science Coalition to members...

Thu, 08/04/2016 — YODER – Fifty-eight new law enforcement officers were congratulated by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Wichita) during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) last month. The new officers were members of the 240th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training April 18, represented 47 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement

Thu, 08/04/2016 — Aug. 1 is moving day for many in the Lawrence area. It also signals the start of an annual movement of international students to the University of Kansas. “Often new international students can be a bit disoriented in arranging for...


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