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Fri, 02/07/2020 — More than 120 companies and agencies will be on hand at the Spring Engineering & Computing Career Fair, which is set for noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Kansas Union. The event is an opportunity for University of Kansas engineering...

Thu, 02/06/2020 — "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare kicks off the University Theatre’s spring season. This pastoral comedy, rendered in new light, plays weekends Feb. 21 through March 1 in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre at Murphy Hall. Director Mechele...

Wed, 02/05/2020 — A former University of Kansas aerospace engineering student has become one of his nation’s leading innovators in an unexpected field: comedy. Ider-Od Bat-Erdene attended KU between 2006 and 2011. He returned to his home country of Mongolia to...

Tue, 02/04/2020 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced the Spring 2020 Architecture Lecture Series lineup.     The Architecture Lecture Series welcomes architecture and experiential design leaders from around the...

Tue, 02/04/2020 — As long as humans have been moving, there have been fantastic predictions about how technology will revolutionize transportation. Most of them turn out to be myths. A University of Kansas researcher has written a study revisiting an influential...

Tue, 02/04/2020 — It’s no secret that a large percentage of U.S. medical spending is squandered. But a University of Kansas professor has pinpointed one of the obvious places where this could be fixed. “Health economists and Americans overall are very...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — Companies often argue that requiring more information disclosures from public companies could overload investors. Those concerns are overblown, an analysis of comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission by a University of Kansas law...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — Engineers from the University of Kansas School of Engineering and the Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) right now are flying a specially equipped Cessna 172 over the Black Hills of South Dakota. It’s a new effort to use...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced the Spring 2020 Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series lineup.   The Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series was established in 1984 through the generosity of the Hallmark...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — Vernon Chamberlin, a University of Kansas professor emeritus who served the university for 34 years died Jan. 25 at his home. He was 95. Born and raised in Topeka, Chamberlin earned his bachelor’s degree from Washburn University and his...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — Beginning in spring 2020, University of Kansas organizations will bring the campus and Lawrence communities an opportunity to learn more about voting and democracy ahead of the 2020 presidential election. “Educate & Act: Civic Engagement...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — LAWRENCE – As we run around the world, posting selfies, counting our steps and checking in on our smartphones, we’re leaving digital traces of our activities. And a new book by a University of Kansas professor argues that all this digital placemaking is actually changing the city – "replace-ing" it, in her coinage. Germaine Halegoua, associate professor of film & media studies at the University of Kansas, has just published “The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place” (New York University Press, 2020). But it’s not all hearts, flowers and likes. Halegoua casts a critical eye on the “smart city” movement, arguing that urban planners are

Fri, 01/31/2020 — It is often overlooked that while women marched, protested and fight for their suffrage, organized female anti-suffrage groups actively sought to halt the advancement of their own rights. These female anti-suffragists are the focus of Teri...

Fri, 01/31/2020 — Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 24. Reno County Sheriff Darrian Campbell was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers...

Fri, 01/31/2020 — You’d be on solid ground calling Jerry deNoyelles a champion for the environment, particularly for clean water in Kansas. Over 45 years of research, teaching and work with state agencies, he was among the first to draw serious attention to the...

Thu, 01/30/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Law’s Legal Aid Clinic and the Douglas County District Attorney's Office are hosting the fourth annual Clean Slate Expungement Clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The free clinic will be held at the...

Thu, 01/30/2020 — The University of Kansas has announced participants selected for the 2020 Mentoring Circles for Disability Inclusion (MCDI) program. The MCDI program seeks to strengthen the university by broadening participants’ perspectives on disability...

Thu, 01/30/2020 — A new center for excellence at the University of Kansas School of Law aims to foster diversity within the law school community. The Dru Mort Sampson Center for Diversity and Inclusion, launched in late fall 2019, will encourage community...

Wed, 01/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Allan Pasco has taught French at the University of Kansas for more than 30 years, and he has learned that the short story is ever more relevant to today’s time-crunched students – and to their professors. Thus, the title of Pasco’s 11th book is “The Nineteenth-Century French Short Story: Masterpieces in Miniature,” part of a series from publisher Routledge on 19th-century lit. It is intended mainly for Pasco’s colleagues in academe. He urges them to make use of the short story’s compact nature to impress upon their students concepts such as “metaphoric detail, image and sequential structures, allusions, frames, cycles and open conclusions.” Pasco, who

Wed, 01/29/2020 — Mad scientists, crawling hands and disembodied heads take over the next Cinema a Go-Go, hosted by Kansas Public Radio, Feb. 7 at Liberty Hall. The first film of the double feature, “The Crawling Hand” (1963) is a memorably awful science...


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