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Mon, 09/12/2016 —  Protesters continued to take to the streets of several Brazilian cities over the weekend, more than a week after the impeachment of President Dilma Rouseff. Demonstrators clashed with police in Sao Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, while...

Mon, 09/12/2016 — Surrounded by rhetoric of border security and trade issues between the U.S. and Mexico, a singular identity of Mexico and its people often permeate through politics and popular culture. The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, CLACS,

Mon, 09/12/2016 — University of Kansas researchers have landed a grant to help improve educational outcomes and employment prospects for young people with disabilities. They will partner with educators to help students develop goals and realize their options for...

Mon, 09/12/2016 — Every year in the U.S., a whopping 20 billion barrels of water are generated as a byproduct of domestic oil and gas recovery, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Safe and environmentally responsible management of this “produced...

Mon, 09/12/2016 — Seven faculty members and their respective community partners have received $500 mini-grants from the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility in support of their fall 2016 service learning classes. Mini grants are given to support best...

Fri, 09/09/2016 — University of Kansas leadership has appointed a veteran KU officer as its newest chief of police. Chris Keary, who has been serving since Jan. 1 as interim director of the Public Safety Office and chief of KU Police, will assume the role in an...

Fri, 09/09/2016 — LAWRENCE - Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 103 seniors from high schools in Leavenworth County will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 7 p.m. program and reception at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade St., Leavenworth. 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

Fri, 09/09/2016 — Fifteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the University of Kansas community will remember the event with a ceremony on the Lawrence campus. The memorial will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Campanile Plaza. The ceremony will...

Fri, 09/09/2016 — Scot Pollard, an alumnus of the KU School of Education, will host the 22nd Annual Gale Sayers & Scot Pollard Golf Classic in partnership with the School’s administration Sept. 23 at Alvamar Country Club.   The 18-hole tournament is...

Fri, 09/09/2016 — LAWRENCE - Students from 14 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 69 seniors from high schools in Marion, McPherson, and Rice counties will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner and program at the Holiday Manor Center, 2211 East Kansas, McPherson. 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

Fri, 09/09/2016 — The collection of new faces at the University of Kansas includes more than just incoming students. Forty-one faculty and faculty administrators have joined the KU Lawrence and Edwards campuses since the start of the year, many of them arriving...

Fri, 09/09/2016 — LAWRENCE - Students from 12 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Sept. 26, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 235 seniors from high schools in Sedgwick County will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 7 p.m. program and reception at Maize High School, 11600 W. 45th St. N., Maize. 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 that

Fri, 09/09/2016 — Military policies addressing sexual assault are often conducted at a time of crisis at the risk of glossing over the ongoing severity and influence of the problem, according to a University of Kansas researcher studying gender integration of the...

Fri, 09/09/2016 — Students from seven Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 28 seniors from high schools in Sumner County will be recognized for their academic...

Thu, 09/08/2016 — The Dole Institute of Politics announced today the addition of a Constitution Day program on voting rights featuring Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and KU Law adjunct professor Mark P. Johnson. The annual Constitution Day program is...

Thu, 09/08/2016 — A gift commitment of $1 million from Koch Industries, Inc., will benefit students in the schools of Business and Engineering at the University of Kansas.  The gift will be allocated to the following areas: $600,000 will establish the Koch...

Thu, 09/08/2016 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will welcome its new faculty members with a reception at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at The Commons at the University of Kansas. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. The reception recognizes faculty starting their careers at KU in the 2016 calendar year. The group includes 23 faculty, four of whom were hired as Foundation Distinguished Professors. The College also recruited faculty to one named professorship: the Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture. The program will include the presentation of the 2016 Career Achievement Award to Elizabeth Schultz, professor emeritus of the

Wed, 09/07/2016 — A little-examined Spanish Inquisition investigation into pornography could shed light on how ordinary Europeans read literature during the Enlightenment. "Everyone talks about how people read in the 18th century because there was a boom in...

Wed, 09/07/2016 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas will host its first-ever State of the College this fall. The event is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn about the priorities of Dean Carl Lejuez, who began his tenure in spring 2016. In a brief update, the dean will discuss three key priorities for the College in the coming year: Enhance student success with a student-centered approach Support and increase research and scholarly productivity and effect Infuse diversity, equity and inclusion into the College culture    It also offers a forum for feedback, with the majority of time reserved for

Wed, 09/07/2016 — LAWRENCE – A new partnership between the University of Kansas School of Law and Lawrence Memorial Hospital will offer free legal assistance to low-income patients while providing invaluable hands-on training to law students. The KU Medical-Legal Partnership at LMH is part of a national movement of hospitals integrating legal services into patient care. The model recognizes that health problems often have solutions rooted in the law, but many patients cannot afford to hire an attorney. “For example, often patients can improve their health by ensuring they have appropriate medical leave from work or by obtaining a legal guardian who can look out for their best


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