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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

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...

Tue, 01/26/2016 —  Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that may cause birth defects including underdeveloped brains in newborns, has been ravaging Brazil and the nation’s government is scrambling to fight the illness in advance of the upcoming Summer Olympics....

Mon, 01/25/2016 — The University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) has produced a Spanish language version of its internationally known Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities.  Since the first...

Mon, 01/25/2016 — A University of Kansas startup company has received a federal contract to continue its work on new drug delivery methods for developing more effective cancer treatments. HylaPharm, founded in 2010, has received a $300,000 Small Business...

Mon, 01/25/2016 — The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has shed light on issues that many local governments are facing today or likely could in the future, according to a University of Kansas researcher who studies public management. "Even though it's centered...

Mon, 01/25/2016 — The Spencer Museum of Art has announced a $487,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch the Spencer’s Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI). This award supports interdisciplinary research efforts among the art museum and...

Fri, 01/22/2016 — A recognized authority in several areas of education will soon bring his expertise to the University of Kansas as its newest Foundation Distinguished Professor. Yong Zhao, the presidential chair and professor in the Department of Educational...

Fri, 01/22/2016 — Four candidates will make public presentations in the coming weeks as the University of Kansas launches a search for a director of its new Student Veteran Center, set to open in January 2017. The search committee, led by Greg Freix of the...

Fri, 01/22/2016 — The University of Kansas Office of Study Abroad has received $400,000 in funding to provide significant scholarships to KU undergraduate and graduate students participating in accredited internship programs in East or Southeast Asia over the...

Fri, 01/22/2016 — The term “shape shifter” may sound like the realm of science fiction, but millennials training to be the next generation of teachers may need to be just that. A University of Kansas professor has published a study examining how “New...

Fri, 01/22/2016 — LAWRENCE – Two films showing at the Slamdance Film Festival, which opens today, Jan. 22, have ties to the University of Kansas. A short film directed by film and media studies student Savannah Rodgers is an official selection of Slamdance. Rodgers’ film, “Sketches,” is one of 14 films selected for the second edition of the Fearless Filmmaking: Art on Your Own Terms category sponsored by Digital Bolex. Brock Chart, music composition graduate student, wrote and recorded sections of music in the film “Savasana,” which will open at Slamdance on Saturday. “Savasana” is one of 23 films featured in the Narrative Shorts category and was selected out of the more than 3,

Thu, 01/21/2016 —  Yesterday, scientists at the California Institute of Technology announced the possible detection of a ninth planet orbiting the Sun. According to the Caltech researchers, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, indirect detection suggests...

Wed, 01/20/2016 — More than 400 middle school students from across the Midwest will present futuristic cities along with their innovative waste management systems at this year’s Future City Great Plains Regional Competition, set for Saturday, Jan. 23. The...

Wed, 01/20/2016 — As a Pew Research Center study late last year noted, more Mexicans have been leaving the United States than arriving for the first time in six decades. A University of Kansas researcher has found this reversal could put strains on mixed-status...

Wed, 01/20/2016 — The Pew Research Center reported this week that Hispanic millennials would make up nearly half of the 27.3 million eligible U.S. Latino voters in this year's presidential election. That percentage is higher than any other racial and ethnic...

Wed, 01/20/2016 —  The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it ruled in favor of the state of Kansas and reversed a decision by the Kansas Supreme Court that had vacated the death sentences of three men: Sidney Gleason and brothers Reginald and Jonathan Carr....

Tue, 01/19/2016 — The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) recently awarded KU Endowment a grant for $3,500 in support of “Water is Life: The Significance of Water Among the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas” photo documentary project and exhibition.  Felicia Mitchell,


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