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Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from seven Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 25, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 35 seniors from high schools in Jackson and Nemaha counties will be recognized for their...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from nine Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 16 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 25 seniors from high schools in Cloud, Jewell, Mitchell and Republic counties were recognized for their...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — A pioneering initiative designed to assist University of Kansas graduate students in the humanities, arts and social sciences pursue careers outside of the professoriate will take place May 18-22 when the Hall Center for the Humanities unveils...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from six Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 11 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 48 seniors from high schools in Linn and Miami counties were recognized for their academic achievements and...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the January 2015 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Christine FalkTitle: Marketing coordinator, Edwards Campus Start date: June 2009 What that means: Christine Falk coordinates marketing...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — LAWRENCE - Students from eight Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 12 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 25 seniors from high schools in Marshall and Washington counties were recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at dinner and program at the Lee Dam Center for Fine Art, 201 S. Ninth St., Marysville. 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 and its volunteers host 36 programs

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 16 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 77 seniors from high schools in Cherokee and Crawford counties were recognized for their academic achievements...

Tue, 02/24/2015 —  University of Kansas research has found that Hispanic children entering the child welfare system in the United States had the highest need for early intervention services yet were the least likely to actually get help. A KU team is now offering...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Congress could potentially shut down the U.S. Department of Homeland Security if it doesn't resolve a budget fight over President Obama's immigration policies. University of Kansas researchers who study federal agencies and partisanship say U.S.

Tue, 02/24/2015 — This summer, an ordinary construction project comes with an extraordinary end product. A potential landmark for the University of Kansas campus and city of Lawrence will result through an upgrade to enhance safety and convenience for hundreds of...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from 12 Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 11 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 54 seniors from high schools in Barton, Edwards, Pawnee, Rush and Stafford counties were recognized for their...

Tue, 02/24/2015 — Students from eight Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Feb. 25, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 36 seniors from high schools in Atchison, Brown and Doniphan counties will be recognized...

Mon, 02/23/2015 — Nominations will be accepted through April 1 for the 2015 Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The awards – one in each of four broad areas of study – are the highest honor given for Kansas Board of Regents university faculty...

Mon, 02/23/2015 — The fourth and final candidate for dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Kansas will give a public presentation 1-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at The Forum in Marvin Hall with a reception immediately...

Mon, 02/23/2015 —  Qualifying University of Kansas students have until Sunday, March 1, to submit applications for the 2015 Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship. The award is part of the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s (AAI) Center for...

Mon, 02/23/2015 — Just as Langston Hughes talked of his childhood in Lawrence influencing his artistic life, poet Kevin Young can claim a similar geographic lens through which his contemporary poetry flows. Young, though born three years after Hughes' death in...

Fri, 02/20/2015 — Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas,...

Fri, 02/20/2015 — LAWRENCE – One of the oldest firsthand accounts of a cross-dresser should be reclassified from historical memoir to fantasy, a University of Kansas professor argues. Paul Scott, associate professor of French, casts doubt on the memoirs of François-Timoléon de Choisy, an abbot, historian and nobleman who wrote a manuscript about living under several female guises during his twenties in 17th century France. The memoirs includes accounts of a series of female lovers, some of whom he dressed as young men, and fathering a daughter. Found by a nephew and published after Choisy’s death in 1724, the manuscript was published as a memoir. Ever since, scholars have largely

Fri, 02/20/2015 — The KU Debate team of senior Jyleesa Hampton, Overland Park, and first-year student Quaram Robinson, Round Rock, Texas, has been recognized as a first-round, at-large qualifier for the National Debate Tournament, which will take place at the...

Fri, 02/20/2015 — Notable poet Natasha Trethewey will speak and read from her works at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Her presentation, "Poetry and History: An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-2014) Natasha Trethewey,” is...


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The loud buzz of helicopters over the Lawrence campus was not President Obama visiting once again, but the signal of an important leadership development event. University of Kansas Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion lifted off from Shenk Sports Complex this afternoon to catch a ride to Fort Riley. Read why they hitched a ride here: http://bit.ly/1F58dGb #KUfacts: KU is one of just 50 universities in the nation offering an ROTC program that represents all branches of the military.

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Explore KU Seasons: Winter The crisp scrape of a shovel alerts your senses. Everything is different. Unexpected works of white powdery art are almost everywhere — some crafted by nature, others by whimsical students. Following a fresh snowfall, the University of Kansas’ campus takes on an almost magical majesty. And students flock out to explore the Hill under winter’s wonderful cloak, adding to their rich four-season experience as Jayhawks.


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