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Wed, 02/11/2015 — This spring the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning is hosting the Design Futures Public Interest Design Leadership Forum. Its organizers seek proposals from KU faculty who may be interested in giving a workshop or...

Wed, 02/11/2015 — To better understand the University of Kansas student community’s attitudes and experiences related to sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, the university is asking students to take part in a sexual harassment climate...

Wed, 02/11/2015 — A University of Kansas journalism professor is available to speak to media about the suspension of Brian Williams, "NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor. Williams was suspended for six months without pay by NBC News following revelations...

Wed, 02/11/2015 — LAWRENCE – The historical events depicted in the award-winning film “Selma” and other civil rights milestones marking 50th anniversaries over the next few years continue to garner media attention. In a book released this month, a University of Kansas professor argues that while celebrating the civil rights victories of the 1960s is appropriate, the era’s legacy weighs too heavily in framing today’s racial issues. Clarence Lang, associate professor of African and African-American studies, said the mythology created around the civil rights struggle of the 1960s has hampered society’s ability to look at present-day economic, social and political trends when analyzing

Tue, 02/10/2015 — The KU School of the Arts recently awarded four students nearly $6,000 in interdisciplinary research grants. The grants are faculty-mentored and will fund research and creative projects exploring a range of topics. “We’ve known for a long...

Tue, 02/10/2015 — Nearly 140 companies and agencies will attend the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair, set for noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Kansas Union. Students should review the complete of employers​ and study those of interest prior...

Tue, 02/10/2015 — The time has finally come to end the separation of special education and general education students, researchers at the University of Kansas argue in a new publication. Not only does research show that all students have higher achievement in...

Tue, 02/10/2015 — Average groundwater levels in western Kansas continued to decline in 2014 but at a slower rate than over the past four years. Levels in central Kansas declined in 2014 after increases in 2013. That’s according to preliminary data compiled by...

Mon, 02/09/2015 — A $1 million gift from The Bernard Osher Foundation will strengthen an endowed fund that benefits the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a unit of Continuing Education at the University of Kansas. Founded in 2004, the institute at KU offers a...

Mon, 02/09/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas alumna who was named a 2014 MacArthur “genius” will return to campus to give the annual February Sisters lecture. Sarah Deer will discuss “Sovereignty of the Soul: Native Feminism and Violent Crime” at the 43rd Annual February Sisters Commemoration. Her talk takes place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Malott Room. A national leader in the effort to protect Native women from gender violence, Deer is a professor at the William Mitchell College of Law and a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She has documented in

Mon, 02/09/2015 — Grand juries in 2014 in Missouri and New York declined to return indictments on white police officers in the deaths of two black men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Racial tensions rose, and organized protests developed throughout the...

Mon, 02/09/2015 —  The value and benefits of research performed at the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center will be highlighted at the state capitol of Kansas on Feb. 11-12 during the Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol...

Mon, 02/09/2015 — Nearly 150 companies from a variety of industries will participate in the 2015 University Career Fair, offering internships and full-time job opportunities. The event, sponsored by the University Career Center, will take place from 1 p.m. to 5...

Fri, 02/06/2015 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility (CCSR) has awarded nine $500 mini-grants to 10 faculty instructors offering service learning courses in the spring 2015 semester. Recipients represent seven areas of study and two...

Fri, 02/06/2015 — University of Kansas students, alumni and campus administrators will join together for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as it holds its centennial celebration on campus.  The festivities will feature events for both current and alumnae members of...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — Machine learning has been around longer than many people realize, according to AIG chief science officer Murli Buluswar, who says it helps to process data in situations where traditional models have failed. Buluswar will present “The Reality...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas undergraduate was selected to receive an award from the nation’s largest STEM diversity conference. Marcus Florez, a senior majoring in chemistry from Bel Aire, was recognized with a 2014 SACNAS Student Presentation Award at the organization’s conference this fall. SACNAS is the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Florez was the only student from a Kansas university to receive recognition and was among 99 awardees selected from more than 900 student presentations. The student presentation award recognizes students for exceptional communication skills and command of their research topics.

Thu, 02/05/2015 — Dr. Kathryn Ellerbeck, associate professor of pediatrics, has assumed the co-directorship of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART), headquartered at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus and allied with the Center for...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — On Feb. 9-11, the University of Kansas will host a team of consultant-evaluators from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association as part of its routine 10-year university-wide reaccreditation review. While on campus...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — As University of Kansas senior Allison McKinnon researched how a country's regime type could influence its economic growth, she discovered an interesting trend. In looking at data related to economic growth and how educated a country's...


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