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Tue, 03/05/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has announced the appointment of Gregory Crichlow as assistant professor of architecture. He will begin his work in this new capacity starting in fall 2019. Crichlow is currently...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — Three University of Kansas student designers who attended the recent Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Region V went home with first-place awards from the judging panel: National First Place: Lexey Jost, second-year MFA...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — Can’t find your house keys? Frustrated by that sock that seemed to disappear during laundry? Don’t feel so bad. It turns out scientists have a hard time detecting some 95 percent of the matter and energy that make up the universe, according...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — The University of Kanas community is mourning the death James Sterbenz, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He died Feb. 25 in Lawrence. “Professor Sterbenz was a dedicated scholar whose work on...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — The Kansas Supreme Court is set to visit the University of Kansas as part of an ongoing outreach program to familiarize Kansans with the high court and its work. During the special evening session April 1, the Kansas Supreme Court will hear...

Mon, 03/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – American Indian law scholars and advocates will gather at the University of Kansas this week to discuss the “U.S. Supreme Court and the Future of Federal Indian Law” during the 23rd annual Tribal Law & Government Conference. The conference will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, March 8, in 104 Green Hall. Preview the schedule on the conference website. “Given the recent changes to the Supreme Court with the additions of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, now is a critical time to consider how such changes potentially impact Indian country,” said Elizabeth Kronk Warner, professor of law and director of KU Law’s Tribal Law & Government Center. “

Mon, 03/04/2019 — Where do the stories we tell about the weather come from? How long have we been telling them? Centuries before the advent of global warming accelerated by industrialization, humans imagined their own actions to bring about weather events....

Mon, 03/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is looking for your unique design to place on the 2019 KPR Membership Coffee Mug that we will give out this summer to members of KPR at our Ice Cream Social. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. June 20 at the Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St. One design will be featured on the 2019 KPR coffee mugs. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from Downtown Lawrence Inc., free tickets to upcoming KPR events for the year, a poster book from Wonder Fair, two of the mugs with your design printed on them and a reception at KPR. The runner-up will receive a $25 Raven Book Store gift certificate, $20 Mad Greek gift

Mon, 03/04/2019 — The University of Kansas Lawrence campus will conduct an all-systems test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. The emergency tests coincide with the National Weather Service’s 2019 Severe Weather Awareness Week from...

Mon, 03/04/2019 —  The world of international trade is changing rapidly, with the United States and trading partners levying new tariffs, while new free trade agreements are formed and others scrapped. In the midst of the ongoing trade upheaval, a University of...

Fri, 03/01/2019 — The Humanities Program at the University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the annual Ted Johnson Interrelations of the Humanities and the Arts Award. The award was established by Professor Emeritus J. Theodore (“Ted”) Johnson,...

Fri, 03/01/2019 — KU Libraries are now accepting submissions for the 63rd annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest. All KU students — graduate and undergraduate — are eligible and encouraged to enter. In 1957, Elizabeth Snyder established a book-collecting...

Fri, 03/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – Debra Hedden, professor and director of music education at the University of Kansas School of Music, was one of three Kansas educators inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Association’s Hall of Fame last weekend. Hedden, who has spent 46 years as a music educator, was inducted into the KMEA Hall of Fame along with Donald Farthing and John Buehler on Feb. 22 at a ceremony during the annual KMEA In-Service Workshop in Wichita. The Hall of Fame is KMEA’s highest honor and is given to members of the music education community in Kansas who have made a significant contribution to the growth of music in the state. The KMEA Hall of Fame began in 1975, and

Fri, 03/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – How will this week’s announcement of corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affect the country’s April 9 parliamentary elections? Rami Zeedan, University of Kansas assistant professor of Jewish studies, said it might boost the chances of the moderate coalition led by former army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. On the other hand, Netanyahu's right-wing supporters might heed his cry of witch hunt and rally to his side, ensuring that he retains power. Zeedan is available to comment on developments leading up to next month’s vote. Zeedan, who joined the KU faculty in fall 2018, has published extensively on Israeli electoral

Thu, 02/28/2019 — Two graduate students from the University of Kansas received awards at the 16th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit. James Lafikes, doctoral student in civil engineering, received a research award from the Office of Graduate Studies, and Zoe...

Thu, 02/28/2019 — Two juniors at the University of Kansas will compete as finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman...

Wed, 02/27/2019 — Special guests Ryan Keberle and his band Catharsis will headline the University of Kansas School of Music’s 42nd Jazz Festival held on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. The festival will include 7:30 p.m. concerts both days in the Forum...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — LAWRENCE – Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education at the University of Kansas, has announced a change in leadership within the Department of Educational Psychology. Effective Jan. 1, David Hansen, associate professor, became the new department chair. “The school is lucky to have a scholar and leader of David’s abilities in this important role,” Ginsberg said. “He brings a wealth of forward-thinking ideas that will build on the department’s great strengths and help move them to new heights.” Steven Lee, former chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, stepped down in December 2018. Lee was hired as chair of the department in June of 2012 and

Tue, 02/26/2019 — The creation of new joint degree puts the University of Kansas at the forefront of the push to address the lack of diversity in the museum workforce in America. Beginning in fall 2019, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will offer a...

Tue, 02/26/2019 —  Social workers apply a diverse range of theories that examine social, cultural, political, ecological and psychological aspects of human behavior to their everyday work in helping people. Yet, when receiving their professional education, there...


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