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Wed, 03/08/2017 — A new center serving University of Kansas students with ties to the military will celebrate its opening and renaming with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9. The Student Veteran Center will also be renamed as the Lt. Gen....

Wed, 03/08/2017 — Selected from a large pool of applicants, the TRIO McNair Scholars Program’s 2017 research cohort assembles 18 high-achieving University of Kansas undergraduate students who aspire to join America’s next generation of university professors,...

Tue, 03/07/2017 — The Commons will introduce a series for graduate students in March and April that considers the complexities of a university and puts forward new ideas for the future of higher education. Seven graduate students have been working in groups to...

Tue, 03/07/2017 — The Trump administration in late February withdrew Obama administration federal protections for transgender students that would allow them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity. Transgender activists protested outside the...

Tue, 03/07/2017 — Plenty of people go back to school at a nontraditional age. But most of them don’t take classes for a doctorate at a school in which they are also a professor. Or while they are practicing law full-time. Or at the age of 72. But that’s...

Mon, 03/06/2017 — American Indian law scholars and advocates will gather in Lawrence this week to discuss legal issues surrounding Indian gaming. The 21st annual Tribal Law & Government Conference, "Indian Gaming in the 21st Century," will take place Friday,...

Mon, 03/06/2017 —  President Donald Trump signed a new executive order today, updating the travel and immigration ban that was struck down by federal courts last month. The new order excludes citizens of Iraq, who were originally included in the list of seven...

Mon, 03/06/2017 — Russia’s 2014 military intervention in Ukraine brought a renewed international focus onto a region that many in the West forgot about after the collapse of the Soviet Union. A desire to better understand the conflicts among the peoples of the...

Mon, 03/06/2017 — The University of Kansas will conduct an all-systems test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7. The test will include KU’s emergency public address system, tornado sirens, text message alerts and email alerts. The public...

Mon, 03/06/2017 — This year for spring break, students in Andrew Short’s KU entomology course won’t be headed to the beaches of Cancun or South Padre Island. Instead, they’ll head to the jungles of Suriname, a country many people would struggle to find on a...

Mon, 03/06/2017 — People's political leanings and their own weight shape opinions on obesity-related public policies, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. Actually, Republicans — no matter how much they weigh —  believe eating...

Mon, 03/06/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is pleased to announce that former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole has gifted her career papers to the Dole Institute Archive and Special Collections. The Dole Institute is also excited to announce the creation of the Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture in her honor. The inaugural lecture will be delivered by Dole herself in a program at the Dole Institute at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 30. The program will be free and open to the public with doors opening at 2:30 p.m. A free live stream will be available at www.doleinstitute.org.   The signature series will take place in the fall semester beginning in

Fri, 03/03/2017 — The doctoral degree is the supreme achievement in higher education. This year, the University of Kansas will celebrate the accomplishments of hundreds of candidates, conferring their degrees at the 2017 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. May...

Fri, 03/03/2017 — It all started with a concussion. When Mason Wilde was in high school — a few years before he came to the University of Kansas as a mechanical engineering major — he suffered a head injury during a football game. During his recuperation, a...

Fri, 03/03/2017 —  The University of Kansas Political Science Department recently honored its top students at an annual recognition ceremony, with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha. Twenty-nine students were inducted Feb. 17 into the Gamma chapter of Pi...

Thu, 03/02/2017 — As President Donald Trump on Tuesday in new executive order asked the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider Obama-era clean water rules, he said the regulations had put people out of jobs "by the hundreds of thousands." A University of...

Thu, 03/02/2017 —  President Donald Trump has suggested ignoring certain rulings by the World Trade Organization in a major shift in U.S. trade policy, it was announced Wednesday. The approach, sent to Congress, suggested the United States could unilaterally...

Thu, 03/02/2017 — LAWRENCE – Selected as one of the best college bands in the country, the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble will perform at the College Band Directors National Association biennial conference March 15 at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.  The 71-member KU Wind Ensemble, led by Paul Popiel, and eight other top-rated collegiate bands from across the country will perform throughout the four-day event March 15-18 in Kansas City, Missouri. The nine bands were selected through a highly competitive, blind audition process where schools from around the country submitted recordings of their live concerts.  “This is among the highest honors a college concert band

Thu, 03/02/2017 — Individuals who have retired since July 1, 2016, and those who are currently known to be retiring by July 31, 2017, will be honored at luncheons this spring. University support staff and unclassified professional staff retirees will be...

Thu, 03/02/2017 — LAWRENCE – A team of University of Kansas School of Law students will compete in the finals of the National Transactional LawMeet this month after winning the regional round in Kansas City. The law school sent three teams to the regional competitions, which offer a “moot court” experience for students with aspirations to practice transactional law. Jake Ediger of Topeka, Justine Koehle of Woodland, California, and Alison Kryzer of Wichita were named finalists in Kansas City, Missouri. Craig Boyd of Dallas, Elizabeth Hanus of Elm Grove, Wisconsin, and Taylor Ray of Atchison were named regional semifinalists in Dallas, where they also won the prize for best draft


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