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Wed, 12/05/2018 — LAWRENCE – Earning a law degree at the University of Kansas will become more affordable for out-of-state students beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Thanks to a newly approved nonresident tuition reduction, students entering KU Law in either the summer or fall of 2019 will pay approximately $10,000 less in tuition than next year’s estimated rate. Rising second- and third-year nonresident students in 2019-2020 will also benefit from the new program. “Kansans attending KU enjoy some of the lowest law school tuition in the country. Our rates for students who join us from outside the Sunflower State were significantly higher than many of our peers,” said Stephen

Wed, 12/05/2018 — University of Kansas Professor Glenn Adams is the 2018 recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award. The award presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas...

Wed, 12/05/2018 — A geoarchaeological program at the University of Kansas that is digging up the mysteries of the earliest people to inhabit the region will get a $6.9 million boost with an estate gift from a late geologist and his wife. Joseph L. and Maude Ruth...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — It’s commonplace in U.S. coastal areas and floodplains to upraise homes in order to keep living areas dry in case the water rises. However, mobile and wood homes standing a few feet off the ground could be a lot more susceptible to winds...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — African resistance strongly shaped Spanish Hispaniola of the 1500s— now the island home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic — but historians have often considered that resistance to be a byproduct of Spanish colonialism and its reliance on...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas law student took second prize in a national writing competition for his paper on the atrocities of forced labor in international trade. Elliott Brewer, a third-year student at KU Law, finished second in the 20th annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition, which encourages students to explore current issues relevant to customs and international trade law. The competition is sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School. Brewer’s paper investigated forced labor in corporate supply chains following the repeal of the consumptive demand exception.  “It’s an issue that is important

Tue, 12/04/2018 — The term "fake news" has been used a great deal since the 2016 presidential election. But many might not realize media hoaxes and fakery have existed since the beginning of mass media in the United States. A University of Kansas professor has...

Mon, 12/03/2018 — The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded a five-year, $700,000 university center grant to the University of Kansas. Together with an equal match by KU donors and time commitments by faculty and program...

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Mon, 12/03/2018 —  University of Kansas researchers have secured grant funding that will allow them to develop virtual reality technology to help students with high-functioning autism and learning disabilities learn social competencies and apply them to their...

Mon, 12/03/2018 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its 10-member panel for the 2018 Post-Election Conference. The conference is set for 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5., and 9:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, Dec. 6. Both sessions...

Sat, 12/01/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a special memorial display honoring the legacy of former President George H.W. Bush and his relationship with former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole. Guests will also be able to sign a memorial book and share their condolences. The book will be presented to the Bush family. The display will be available to the general public beginning at noon Monday, Dec. 3. Admission to the Dole Institute is free and open to the public. Bush, 94, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, at his home in Houston. He was a World War II veteran and public servant, spending time as a Texas congressional representative, U.S.

Fri, 11/30/2018 — This week, the University of Kansas will host its first Fall Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Thirty students will present their research from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The poster session is sponsored by...

Fri, 11/30/2018 — University Honors Program students will present research from their first-year seminars to faculty and peers this weekend, covering a broad range of topics in the sciences and humanities. The seminar symposium will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m....

Thu, 11/29/2018 — Rodolfo Torres, University Distinguished Professor of mathematics, will give a luncheon presentation Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the American Mathematical Society-Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (AMS-MSRI) congressional briefing on Capitol...

Thu, 11/29/2018 — Harry Parker, chair of Texas Christian University’s Department of Theatre, is the inaugural Ronald A. Willis Scholar/Artist as named by the University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance. This position, made possible by the Ronald A....

Wed, 11/28/2018 — An individual with more than 15 years of experience at the University Press of Kansas has been selected to be the publishing house’s next leader. Conrad Roberts, who had been serving as interim director and business manager since September...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — A few years ago, Barney Warf wondered why no geographer yet had undertaken a major study of corruption. The geography professor at the University of Kansas said his field is uniquely well-suited to the study of fraudulent, dishonest or criminal...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — After an upsurge in earthquakes was attributed to nearby underground disposal of wastewater during a south-central Kansas oil boom, wastewater injection was scaled back and the seismicity subsided. Then, unexpectedly, earthquake activity picked...

Tue, 11/27/2018 — Someday in the not-too-distant future, the person delivering a package to your front door might not be a person at all. Instead, a driverless van might pull up in front of your house, the back doors open, and a robotic arm hands out that book...


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