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Thu, 02/19/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the launch of its new Director’s Series. Programs are selected based on diverse political topics that are of particular interest to the institute’s director.  Each...

Thu, 02/19/2015 — The University of Kansas is among the top universities in the nation – and the top in the Big 12 – for 2014-15 Fulbright Scholars, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Six KU faculty members are U.S. Fulbright Scholars for this...

Thu, 02/19/2015 — The University of Kansas community is remembering professor and sculptor Elden Tefft, who left an indelible mark on the university’s culture. Tefft was professor emeritus of art and the artist behind two of the Lawrence campus’ signature...

Thu, 02/19/2015 —  The recent high profile hacking scandal surrounding Sony and “The Interview” highlighted just how tense relations can turn between the United States and North Korea. A University of Kansas professor has taken part in an exchange between...

Wed, 02/18/2015 — Selected from a field of more than 40 applicants, the TRIO McNair Scholars Program’s 2015 research cohort assembles 17 high-achieving University of Kansas undergraduate students who aspire to join America’s next generation of university...

Wed, 02/18/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics’ Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections is partnering with the KU and Washburn alumni associations to present “Your Story, His Story, the Legacy: Snapshots in Time from the Dole Archives.” Dole...

Wed, 02/18/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center has announced its Humanities Research Fellows and Creative Work Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. Elizabeth MacGonagle, Santa Arias, Jessica Gerschultz and Gregory Cushman were selected as Research Fellows. Megan Kaminski was awarded a Creative Work Fellowship. Hall Center Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process. Fellowships provide a semester of release from teaching, an office in the Hall Center and a small research stipend. Fellows often use this time to work on book manuscripts or a large-scale work of art. MacGonagle, associate professor of history and African & African American studies, will work on her

Wed, 02/18/2015 — In recent years, the Center for Design Research at the University of Kansas has established itself as a unique location where students can utilize their classroom instruction to do real-world design projects for major corporate clients. Now,...

Wed, 02/18/2015 — LAWRENCE – In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Criminal Justice Act, a federal judge and scholars from across the country will explore issues surrounding access to the nation’s courts during a University of Kansas School of Law symposium this week. “Access to Justice” will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave. Co-sponsored by the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence and Advocacy and the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, the program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. “Access to justice is more than just helping people approach the courts,” said Paige Blevins,

Tue, 02/17/2015 — The first Torah scroll to be completed and dedicated on the University of Kansas campus will make its way from the Chabad Center to the Kansas Union in honor of its completion. Students, parents, alumni, and community members are invited to join...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — A University of Kansas law professor has authored a book that thoroughly examines the operations of the Asian Development Bank, both to help people understand how the institution works and to help consider how the institution that invests...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — Just a small percentage of the groundwater used for irrigation, industry and municipalities in western Kansas comes from the Dakota aquifer, but more users may look to it in the future as other water resources dwindle, according to a new...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — Through a partnership with Common Harvest CSA, the University of Kansas will launch Crops to Campus, a program to bring a local produce subscription service to campus in spring 2015. Faculty, staff and students are invited to sign up for a...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — How are we doing with early-childhood health and development in America? How can we bring people together to address the challenges and improve communities? "The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation" is a forthcoming...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — Touted by The New York Times as the “play that changed American theatre forever,” “A Raisin in the Sun” still resonates today as it questions identity, justice and the American Dream. Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”...

Mon, 02/16/2015 — Considering himself a hunter and a gatherer, constantly accumulating images produced by the rapid exchange of information in his surroundings, Jered Sprecher’s work shows images that are revealed as fragments in the midst of change, destruction,

Mon, 02/16/2015 — Redesigned Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy labels on cars for sale are likely ineffective in pointing out total savings of hybrid and electric plug-in cars over gasoline vehicles, according to new research involving two University...

Mon, 02/16/2015 — The third of four candidates for dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Kansas will give a public presentation from 9-10:15 a.m.. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at The Forum in Marvin Hall. Due to scheduling conflicts,

Mon, 02/16/2015 — A century-old tradition showcasing the wonders of engineering returns to the University of Kansas this week. The Engineering Expo will run from Feb. 19-21, at the Engineering Complex, 15th and Naismith Drive. The three-day event features...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — LAWRENCE – Three humanities faculty members and two graduate students were awarded travel grants by the Hall Center for the Humanities to aid in their research. The Hall Center provides financial support to researchers who require domestic or international travel undertaken as a necessary component of a research or creative project. Patricia Manning, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese, received funding to travel to Madrid, Spain. Manning’s project, “Booksellers’ Influence: Marketing and Editing Novella Collections in Early Modern Madrid,” contends that a savvy group of Madrid booksellers created the enduring marketability of the novela cortesana (“


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The loud buzz of helicopters over the Lawrence campus was not President Obama visiting once again, but the signal of an important leadership development event. University of Kansas Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion lifted off from Shenk Sports Complex this afternoon to catch a ride to Fort Riley. Read why they hitched a ride here: http://bit.ly/1F58dGb #KUfacts: KU is one of just 50 universities in the nation offering an ROTC program that represents all branches of the military.

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