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Wed, 08/19/2015 — The upcoming University Theatre season deals firsthand with current events and social issues with shows addressing teen domestic violence, riots and feminism – not to mention a little humor and a Broadway musical. Making a strong statement...

Tue, 08/18/2015 — The 13th annual Rock Chalk Roadshow from Kansas’ flagship university will hit the road from Sunday, Aug. 23, to Thursday, Aug. 27, with tour events in Manhattan, Salina, Hutchinson, Garden City and Hays. It will include visits with students...

Tue, 08/18/2015 — The University of Kansas community is remembering carpenter Gunter de Vries, 71, who died Aug. 4. “On behalf of the entire university community, I extend my sincere condolences to Gunter de Vries’ family, friends and colleagues at KU,”...

Tue, 08/18/2015 — It was August 1969 when the 11th chancellor of the University of Kansas, E. Laurence Chalmers, arrived on the Hill. It will be August 2015 that his name is forever displayed on Mount Oread. On Sunday, Aug. 23, the building currently known as...

Tue, 08/18/2015 — In honor of the 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day), the Robert J. Dole Archive & Special Collections has released more than 42 letters documenting the experience of Kenneth “Kenny” Dole, younger brother of former U.S....

Mon, 08/17/2015 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should anticipate heavy traffic around 15th and Iowa streets on Thursday, Aug. 20, which is the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Traffic around Daisy Hill is expected...

Fri, 08/14/2015 — Spencer Museum Director of Academic Programs Celka Straughn is one of three investigators leading the College Art Association project Resources for Academic Art Museum Professionals (RAAMP). RAAMP recently received $132,600 from the Andrew W....

Fri, 08/14/2015 — The booming business environment of the Pacific Northwest will serve as a real-world classroom for 25 members of the senior class of the Self Engineering Leadership Fellows at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The group will...

Thu, 08/13/2015 — LAWRENCE  Each summer, undergraduate students from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Eighty-four of these students presented their research last month at the KU Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Session at The Commons. “This year’s Summer Poster Session was a wonderful mix of KU students and students from other universities who have spent their summer conducting research. The presentations give these students the opportunity to share their findings with the larger KU community,” said John Augusto, director of KU’s Center for Undergraduate Research. Presenters included students taking part in the

Thu, 08/13/2015 — Matthew Mosconi, a psychologist and neuroscientist who studies autism spectrum disorders, will join the University of Kansas as an associate professor in the Clinical Child Psychology Program and associate scientist in the Life Span Institute...

Thu, 08/13/2015 — Four candidates for the position of dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas will make public presentations during their respective campus visits. The dean search committee, led by Professor of English Marta...

Thu, 08/13/2015 — Amie Just, a University of Kansas journalism junior from Funk, Nebraska, has been named a winner of the prestigious 2015 Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college...

Wed, 08/12/2015 — Though women in the Middle East and North Africa have made major educational attainment gains in recent years, they have not translated into means of influence such as labor market participation and political representation. Gail Buttorff,...

Tue, 08/11/2015 — LAWRENCE – As countries in Central Asia move toward more authoritarian governments and concerns over human rights abuses increase, a new book explores why the West’s efforts to promote democracy in the region have failed. In “Democracy in Central Asia: Competing Perspectives and Alternative Strategies,” Mariya Omelicheva, associate professor of political science at the University of Kansas, argues that the idea of democracy in Central Asia has been adapted to the local contexts and borrow more from the Russian and Chinese models than the ideals spread through the U.S. and European Union. “These competing perspectives of democracy, which are often derided and

Tue, 08/11/2015 — Protesters of the Black Lives Matter movement in recent weeks have appeared at Democratic presidential candidates' events, including shutting down a Bernie Sanders rally on Social Security in Seattle. According to news reports, activists...

Tue, 08/11/2015 — Lisa McLendon, coordinator of the Bremner Editing Center at the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, will have a national audience later this month when she presents a grammar webinar for the Poynter Institute, an...

Tue, 08/11/2015 — Supported with a five-year, $580,000 award from the National Science Foundation, scientists from the University of Kansas are departing this month to investigate how climate, plate tectonics and other factors influenced evolution by bringing...

Mon, 08/10/2015 —     LAWRENCE – A visiting University of Kansas professor is part of an archaeological excavation that discovered the entrance gate and fortification wall to the ancient biblical city of Gath. This summer Eric Welch, a visiting assistant professor of Jewish studies, and three KU students were part of a team working on the Ackerman Family Bar-Ilan University Expedition to Gath. Known today by its Arabic name, Tell es-Safi, Gath, which is in central Israel, it was first settled in the Early Bronze Age in about 3500 B.C. From the 12th through ninth centuries B.C., it was occupied by Philistines and is referenced in the Bible as the home to the giant Goliath and

Mon, 08/10/2015 — Twenty University of Kansas TRIO McNair Scholars presented their summer research projects at the McNair Research Symposium on July 24 at the Kansas Union. Since 2003, the annual program has hosted a total of 240 student presentations. The TRIO...

Mon, 08/10/2015 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 76 new members. Jeffrey Moran, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and professor of history, presided at the spring ceremony, immediately...


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