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Tue, 02/02/2016 — Two gifts for the Lied Center of Kansas will support the center’s Performing Arts Access Expansion program, which aims to increase access to arts programs for Lawrence school district middle- and high-school students. A lead private gift from...

Tue, 02/02/2016 — Two middle schools from Lawrence claimed the top two spots at the Great Plains Future City Competition, hosted Jan. 23 at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. More than 400 middle school students from across the Midwest gathered to...

Tue, 02/02/2016 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced last week that he would institute a 12-week maternity leave in all branches and increase paid paternity leave to 14 days from 10. The personnel initiatives are aimed at making military careers more...

Tue, 02/02/2016 — The University of Kansas Natural History Museum has been named the top natural history museum among public universities by Best College Reviews. In "The 30 Most Amazing Higher Ed Natural History Museums," the museum ranked fourth overall behind...

Mon, 02/01/2016 — When the Obama administration recently proposed spending $4 billion on a transition to driverless vehicles on U.S. roadways, it led to discussion online and in the news of a futuristic society. However, a University of Kansas researcher of...

Mon, 02/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – For generations, flamenco has captured the world’s imagination, but rarely the attention of American scholars. A recently released book, “Flamenco on the Global Stage: Historical, Critical and Theoretical Perspective," challenges long-held beliefs about the traditional Spanish dance and connects it to diverse areas of research, such as jazz, post-colonialism, gender and sexual identity. The book, among the few scholarly works to be printed in English about flamenco, includes translations from Spanish and French. Contributing articles are dancers, guitarists, historians, cultural theorists and flamenco aficionados. “We make assumptions about eras

Mon, 02/01/2016 —  While academic awareness of African peoples’ hunting with poison-tipped arrows extends back for centuries, knowledge of the ingenious practice has been scattered among chemistry, entomology and anthropology texts. Now, a comprehensive study...

Mon, 02/01/2016 — University of Kansas experts are available to comment on the final push and analyze results from Monday's Iowa caucuses in the presidential primary race. Polling data released to the media in recent days shows tight races in both the Republican...

Sat, 01/30/2016 — Rebekah Winegarner, an industrial design student from Overland Park, is among seven winners of the Roland Corporation’s Digital Piano Design Awards. Roland is a Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments. The piano, which...

Fri, 01/29/2016 — As migrants from more than 60 indigenous groups in Mexico have increasingly come to the United States in recent years, psychologists, anthropologists and sociologists have sought how to understand their cultures as they continue to enter...

Fri, 01/29/2016 — Name: Amea Chandler Title: Academic adviser, Undergraduate Advising Center December 2015 What that means: Amea Chandler works with more than 200 assigned students each semester to discuss academic planning and goal setting, and she sees hundreds more students each semester who drop in to the office. Chandler is also the coordinator of Orientation Planning and Support. She works closely with the Office of First Year Experience to plan orientation events and ensuring that each orientation runs smoothly. Notable: This was the first year that Chandler faced a large role in the orientation process as the interim leader and coordinator, and she took on the additional

Thu, 01/28/2016 — Over winter break 14 students from the Departments of Design and Architecture traveled to Greensboro, Alabama. There, they spent 12 to 16 hours each day for two weeks designing, building, testing, breaking, rebuilding, sometimes cursing, but...

Thu, 01/28/2016 — Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Feb. 8, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 32 seniors from high schools in Allen, Bourbon and Woodson counties will be recognized for...

Thu, 01/28/2016 — LAWRENCE - Students from 12 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 10, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 61 seniors from high schools in Barton, Edwards, Pawnee, Rush and Stafford counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner and program at The Club at Stoneridge, 1438 24th St., Great Bend. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 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

Thu, 01/28/2016 — Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 10, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 52 seniors from high schools in Linn and Miami counties will be recognized for their academic...

Wed, 01/27/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the fall 2015 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) graduates. The graduation ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, in the Griffith Room at the Oread Hotel. The 44 graduates began their coursework in September and come from various public sector organizations across Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, and also nonprofit organizations. The fall 2015 sessions took place in Mission and Topeka.  ELA is a program targeted to promising, nonmanagerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their

Wed, 01/27/2016 —  A new $4.7 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will enable the University of Kansas School of Engineering to educate cyberdefense experts dedicated to public service, making America stronger in an era of rising...

Tue, 01/26/2016 — The value and benefits of research performed at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be highlighted at the the Capitol Graduate Research Summit. In its 13th year, the annual summit, set for Tuesday, Feb. 2, raises awareness of...

Tue, 01/26/2016 — This spring, the University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies will award Tinker Field Research Grants to graduate students for research in Latin America during 2016. The funds come from the Tinker Foundation....

Tue, 01/26/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Business and Langston Hughes Center, in partnership with Kansas Athletics, will present “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports.” The event, planned for 6 p.m. Feb. 18 in the...


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