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Thu, 08/13/2015 — Four candidates for the position of dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas will make public presentations during their respective campus visits. The dean search committee, led by Professor of English Marta...

Thu, 08/13/2015 — Amie Just, a University of Kansas journalism junior from Funk, Nebraska, has been named a winner of the prestigious 2015 Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college...

Wed, 08/12/2015 — Though women in the Middle East and North Africa have made major educational attainment gains in recent years, they have not translated into means of influence such as labor market participation and political representation. Gail Buttorff,...

Tue, 08/11/2015 — Protesters of the Black Lives Matter movement in recent weeks have appeared at Democratic presidential candidates' events, including shutting down a Bernie Sanders rally on Social Security in Seattle. According to news reports, activists...

Tue, 08/11/2015 — Lisa McLendon, coordinator of the Bremner Editing Center at the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, will have a national audience later this month when she presents a grammar webinar for the Poynter Institute, an...

Tue, 08/11/2015 — Supported with a five-year, $580,000 award from the National Science Foundation, scientists from the University of Kansas are departing this month to investigate how climate, plate tectonics and other factors influenced evolution by bringing...

Tue, 08/11/2015 — LAWRENCE – As countries in Central Asia move toward more authoritarian governments and concerns over human rights abuses increase, a new book explores why the West’s efforts to promote democracy in the region have failed. In “Democracy in Central Asia: Competing Perspectives and Alternative Strategies,” Mariya Omelicheva, associate professor of political science at the University of Kansas, argues that the idea of democracy in Central Asia has been adapted to the local contexts and borrow more from the Russian and Chinese models than the ideals spread through the U.S. and European Union. “These competing perspectives of democracy, which are often derided and

Mon, 08/10/2015 — Twenty University of Kansas TRIO McNair Scholars presented their summer research projects at the McNair Research Symposium on July 24 at the Kansas Union. Since 2003, the annual program has hosted a total of 240 student presentations. The TRIO...

Mon, 08/10/2015 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 76 new members. Jeffrey Moran, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and professor of history, presided at the spring ceremony, immediately...

Mon, 08/10/2015 —     LAWRENCE – A visiting University of Kansas professor is part of an archaeological excavation that discovered the entrance gate and fortification wall to the ancient biblical city of Gath. This summer Eric Welch, a visiting assistant professor of Jewish studies, and three KU students were part of a team working on the Ackerman Family Bar-Ilan University Expedition to Gath. Known today by its Arabic name, Tell es-Safi, Gath, which is in central Israel, it was first settled in the Early Bronze Age in about 3500 B.C. From the 12th through ninth centuries B.C., it was occupied by Philistines and is referenced in the Bible as the home to the giant Goliath and

Fri, 08/07/2015 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Ken Irby, a longtime English professor and poet who died July 30 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was 79. “I join the University of Kansas community in mourning the death of one of our...

Thu, 08/06/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced its first Beckman Scholars in a program designed to encourage undergraduate research. The 2015 scholars, Michael Cory,  Wichita, and Aidan Dmitriev, Lawrence, will take part in a 15-month program designed...

Wed, 08/05/2015 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas Edwards Campus will launch four certificate programs this fall to complement the current programs in business, global and international studies, and environmental assessment. The Edwards Campus is offering these programs to address businesses’ trending interests in certificates and the benefits they offer. “Investing in key employees by supporting their participation in a career-specific certificate program pays for itself through increased capability and loyalty,” said Robert Campbell, partner at Propio. “I have found that these employees tend to be much more engaged and productive in the workplace." Businesses and

Wed, 08/05/2015 — The publisher Rowland & Littlefield has released "Leading With Aesthetics: The Transformational Leadership of Charles M. Vest at MIT" by Mahesh Daas, dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning. The book illuminates the...

Wed, 08/05/2015 — We’ve all been there. Occasionally, in the midst of a conversation, our mind flashes blank, and it’s impossible to conjure the word for a thing, place or person. We’ll gesture with our hands and feel like we’re on the verge of remembering.

Tue, 08/04/2015 — As students begin returning to classrooms across the country this month, teachers will turn their attention to lesson plans and tests while parents, administrators and community members hope for a successful school year. Researchers at the...

Tue, 08/04/2015 — There might be patches of smoke around the University of Kansas campus during the next nine days, but there’s no need to worry. The City of Lawrence will be smoke-testing sewer lines — a process that involves forcing smoke into the lines to...

Mon, 08/03/2015 — A University of Kansas graduate training program that supports national efforts to cross-train chemists and biologists at the intersection of their disciplines has received federal funding to continue its mission for five more years. The...

Mon, 08/03/2015 — The Kansas Audio-Reader Network will host a donation drive for its annual benefit sale from 1 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Dillons at Fairlawn Plaza in Topeka. Folks can bring their donations of gently used audio equipment, vinyl records...

Mon, 08/03/2015 — KU Professional & Continuing Education (KUPCE) is offering a pair of August professional training programs at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The programs will address needs emphasized during recent collaborations between university and...


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