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Wed, 02/18/2015 — LAWRENCE – In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Criminal Justice Act, a federal judge and scholars from across the country will explore issues surrounding access to the nation’s courts during a University of Kansas School of Law symposium this week. “Access to Justice” will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave. Co-sponsored by the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence and Advocacy and the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, the program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. “Access to justice is more than just helping people approach the courts,” said Paige Blevins,

Wed, 02/18/2015 — Selected from a field of more than 40 applicants, the TRIO McNair Scholars Program’s 2015 research cohort assembles 17 high-achieving University of Kansas undergraduate students who aspire to join America’s next generation of university...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — How are we doing with early-childhood health and development in America? How can we bring people together to address the challenges and improve communities? "The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation" is a forthcoming...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — Touted by The New York Times as the “play that changed American theatre forever,” “A Raisin in the Sun” still resonates today as it questions identity, justice and the American Dream. Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — The first Torah scroll to be completed and dedicated on the University of Kansas campus will make its way from the Chabad Center to the Kansas Union in honor of its completion. Students, parents, alumni, and community members are invited to join...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — A University of Kansas law professor has authored a book that thoroughly examines the operations of the Asian Development Bank, both to help people understand how the institution works and to help consider how the institution that invests...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — Just a small percentage of the groundwater used for irrigation, industry and municipalities in western Kansas comes from the Dakota aquifer, but more users may look to it in the future as other water resources dwindle, according to a new...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — Through a partnership with Common Harvest CSA, the University of Kansas will launch Crops to Campus, a program to bring a local produce subscription service to campus in spring 2015. Faculty, staff and students are invited to sign up for a...

Mon, 02/16/2015 — Considering himself a hunter and a gatherer, constantly accumulating images produced by the rapid exchange of information in his surroundings, Jered Sprecher’s work shows images that are revealed as fragments in the midst of change, destruction,

Mon, 02/16/2015 — Redesigned Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy labels on cars for sale are likely ineffective in pointing out total savings of hybrid and electric plug-in cars over gasoline vehicles, according to new research involving two University...

Mon, 02/16/2015 — The third of four candidates for dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Kansas will give a public presentation from 9-10:15 a.m.. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at The Forum in Marvin Hall. Due to scheduling conflicts,

Mon, 02/16/2015 — A century-old tradition showcasing the wonders of engineering returns to the University of Kansas this week. The Engineering Expo will run from Feb. 19-21, at the Engineering Complex, 15th and Naismith Drive. The three-day event features...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability, in partnership with The Commons, will host prize-winning environmental journalist Andrew Revkin for two public events on Thursday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 20. Revkin’s Thursday evening...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — Four outstanding juniors at the University of Kansas have been nominated to compete for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students, all of whom are from Kansas, are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — Talented high school artists and the teachers who inspire will receive recognition by the University of Kansas Department of Visual Art in a new collaborative art exhibition opening on campus. “Emergence: Lawrence Area High School Teacher and...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering has selected a new associate dean for undergraduate studies. Lorin Maletsky, associate professor of mechanical engineering, assumed the role Jan. 1. Maletsky’s duties include overseeing admission...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — For years, the University of Kansas and the city of Lawrence have collaborated on issues related to the health and safety of students and citizens in the community. Now, the university and city are formalizing and extending that partnership...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — LAWRENCE – Three humanities faculty members and two graduate students were awarded travel grants by the Hall Center for the Humanities to aid in their research. The Hall Center provides financial support to researchers who require domestic or international travel undertaken as a necessary component of a research or creative project. Patricia Manning, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese, received funding to travel to Madrid, Spain. Manning’s project, “Booksellers’ Influence: Marketing and Editing Novella Collections in Early Modern Madrid,” contends that a savvy group of Madrid booksellers created the enduring marketability of the novela cortesana (“

Thu, 02/12/2015 — YODER – Fifty-six new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Chief Richard Johnson of the University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Feb. 6. The new officers were members of the 232nd basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Oct. 13, 2014, represented 39 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and

Thu, 02/12/2015 — Several University of Kansas professors are available to speak with media about Black History Month, education, civil rights, American race relations and related topics. John Rury, professor of educational leadership and policy studies and...


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