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Tue, 10/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – With their law degree in hand, the only thing standing between graduates and their legal careers is the bar exam. A new program at the University of Kansas School of Law will help KU students clear that hurdle without the added financial pressure of paying for a bar review course. Through an innovative partnership with Themis Bar Review, KU Law’s Free Bar Prep Program will provide a comprehensive suite of preparation resources – including a post-graduation commercial bar review course – to every student at no cost. December 2018 graduates will be the first beneficiaries.  “KU Law is already a Best Value Law School ranked 18th in the nation for overall

Tue, 10/30/2018 — Religious divisions have famously plagued Nigeria throughout its history. However, the triumph of a charismatic Christian movement, coming on the heels of the restoration of democracy in the West African country in 1999, has changed the terms of...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2018-2019 Strategies Event Series, which will include three interactive professional development lectures at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.  The first...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. The annual awards are given in four...

Tue, 10/30/2018 —  Researchers at the University of Kansas have secured an $8 million, five-year grant to strengthen families across the state by helping prevent children being placed in foster care and increasing reunification and adoption rates for those...

Mon, 10/29/2018 — Mike Rounds, vice provost for operations, has announced the 2018-2019 cohort of Aspiring Leaders at the University of Kansas. The Aspiring Leaders Program aims to make KU a stronger institution by providing university staff an opportunity to...

Mon, 10/29/2018 — The University of Kansas has been selected to receive a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Award to research chronic health conditions among African and African-descendant populations. KU’s 2019-2020 Sawyer seminar,...

Mon, 10/29/2018 — The University of Kansas ADA Resource Center for Equity & Accessibility is bringing a national award-winning speaker to KU as part of its National Disability Employment Awareness Celebration this week. Derek Shields, president of...

Fri, 10/26/2018 — The inaugural cohort of Self Graduating Senior Fellows started their graduate degrees this semester at the University of Kansas thanks to outreach from two late KU benefactors – Madison “Al” and Lila Self. The Self Graduating Senior...

Fri, 10/26/2018 — For a second time, the University of Kansas has earned a top five ranking in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings. Released Oct. 22, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most...

Thu, 10/25/2018 — As part of a nationwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, co-founder and chief operating officer of DDSports Inc. Davyeon Ross will speak at the University of Kansas School of Business at 6 p.m. Nov. 15. The conversation, which will...

Thu, 10/25/2018 — Xuemin Tu, University of Kansas associate professor of mathematics, was elected secretary to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Central States Section for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The central states...

Thu, 10/25/2018 — Recent research indicates that women are still underrepresented in leadership roles in higher education. Join the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity to hear the stories and strategies of women who have established themselves as...

Wed, 10/24/2018 — The School of Education welcomes Elizabeth Kozleski, professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2018-2019 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured lecturer.  Her presentation, “From...

Wed, 10/24/2018 — In 2002, a team of scientists unearthed mysterious fossil remains in a landfill in Catalonia, Spain. At first, researchers supposed the unidentified fossil could be a form of primate. “That area is very rich in fossils,” said Oscar...

Wed, 10/24/2018 — University of Kansas faculty member Bozenna Pasik-Duncan has been selected by the Institute of Engineering and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for Life Membership. This honor is reserved for individuals who have truly distinguished themselves...

Wed, 10/24/2018 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Kathryn Vaggalis, doctoral candidate from the Department of American Studies. The presentation, titled “Queer Brides and Lonely Swains: American Picture Brides and the Effects of...

Wed, 10/24/2018 — Authorities as of Wednesday morning have intercepted suspicious packages reportedly containing pipe bombs sent to the homes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Democratic donor George Soros as well as one addressed to the White House, according...

Tue, 10/23/2018 — A $335,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will enable geologists and engineers at the University of Kansas to better understand the processes that produce earthquakes and to help people in earthquake-prone Nepal build safer structures.

Tue, 10/23/2018 — The Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas will host a public tour of the KU Field Station's Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27. Survey scientists will lead the tour, which will begin at the new...


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