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Tue, 05/16/2017 — The rise of the internet has greatly changed journalism over the last few decades, altering how newspapers deliver content and how journalists practice their profession. A new University of Kansas study shows that “digital disruption,” or...

Tue, 05/16/2017 — Three people were honored at KU’s 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. Audrey Lamb, professor of molecular biosciences, and Lorie Vanchena, associate professor...

Tue, 05/16/2017 — Jennifer Hamer, a University of Kansas professor of American Studies who has also held a number of administrative roles, has been selected to be the new vice provost for Diversity and Equity at KU. She is currently serving as the acting vice...

Tue, 05/16/2017 — Laura Hobson Herlihy is a big fish in a small pond. A lecturer in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Herlihy is one of a small number of North Americans who speak, and an even smaller number who teach, the language of the indigenous Central...

Tue, 05/16/2017 —  Though details are still emerging, the fallout remains unclear after the Washington Post's reporting Monday that President Donald Trump shared information in the Oval Office with Russian diplomats about a potential Islamic State plot involving...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — The old saying that beauty is only skin deep is borne out by a new study from a team of University of Kansas researchers, the results of which should give Tinder users pause before they swipe left. In the study, to be published in a forthcoming...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — Researchers have long determined that foreign companies cross-listed on international and U.S. stock exchanges face higher audit fees as part of the listing process. Added litigation costs are traditionally considered to be the main driver of...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — The University of Kansas community is grieving for the death of KU carpenter Bill Nichols, who died May 11 in Tonganoxie. He was 62. “My thoughts are with the friends, family and university colleagues of Bill Nichols,” said Chancellor...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — A post-commencement tradition at KU begins May 15 — summer construction. Memorial Drive will be closed to through traffic for Phase 2 reconstruction. ­There will be access to some street parking on the Snow Hall side. Two small projects...

Fri, 05/12/2017 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility awarded four students $200 each for their winning entries in the Student Service Showcase at the 2017 Service Celebration. The award winners were: Graduate Student Service Project: Debby Adams,

Fri, 05/12/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Class of 2017 set a school record for residency matches and finished far above the national match rate, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. KU’s Pharm.D. students matched...

Fri, 05/12/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its lineup of programming for summer 2017, including a discussion group series on the U.S.–Mexico border. “We’re delighted to offer these opportunities to the community this summer,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “We have an interesting lineup and some timely topics.” Dole fellow Christina Luhn’s discussion group series will explore the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, focusing on border security, immigration and trade. Luhn has experience with border relations in both the public and private sectors and worked in economic development for several years in the

Thu, 05/11/2017 — In addition to their success at the recent, internationally renowned Putnam Competition, University of Kansas students have tested their mathematical prowess at other events. Kansas Collegiate Math Competition KU undergraduate students took...

Thu, 05/11/2017 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the death of a longtime art history professor. Edmund Eglinski, professor emeritus in the Kress Foundation Department of the History of Art, died May 7 in Lawrence.  “Professor Eglinski...

Thu, 05/11/2017 —   In 2016, researchers published “slam dunk” evidence, based on iron-60 isotopes in ancient seabed, that supernovae buffeted the Earth — one of them about 2.6 million years ago. University of Kansas researcher Adrian Melott, professor of...

Thu, 05/11/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities announces its Humanities Lecture Series for 2017-2018 featuring prize-winning cancer specialists, sociologists, poets and historians. All events are free and open to the public. Lectures in the coming academic...

Wed, 05/10/2017 — University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning's Studio 804 design-build program have completed their latest project, a passive solar house in east Lawrence. It will be open to the public 9 a.m.-2 p.m....

Wed, 05/10/2017 —  President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, setting off questions and criticisms about the FBI’s ongoing investigation into possible collusions between Russia and Trump’s campaign. Trump cited Comey’s handling of the...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Name: Michele Berendsen Title: Communications director, the Lied Center What that means: Michele Berendsen serves as the communications director for the Lied Center. In that role, she is responsible for the oversight of marketing and promotional communications, such as website and social media posts, performance e-mail blasts, sending and collating information for online post-performance surveys, gathering and preparing informational copy for performance programs, writing advertising scripts for TV/radio and copywriting for the season promotional brochure. Notable: Berendsen’s motto is “let’s get it done,” and she does. She has a strong work ethic and a

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Cory Berkland might not be the first person you’d guess would help to create what has become a multimillion-dollar company. The distinguished professor, appointed in the departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical & Petroleum...


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