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Mon, 03/09/2015 —  Libya hasn’t been terribly hospitable for scientific research lately. Since the 2011 toppling of Muammar Gaddafi, fighters tied to various tribes, regions and religious factions have sown chaos across that nation. Most recently, ISIS...

Mon, 03/09/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Business has been selected as one of only four civilian universities in the nation to deliver a “strategic broadening seminar” for U.S. Army officers, warrant officers, senior noncommissioned officers and...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — New scholarships for undergraduate researchers will be available through a selective designation for the University of Kansas. KU is one of 12 universities chosen as a Beckman Scholars institution. This three-year award will fund six...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — When "PBS NewsHour" contacted the University of Kansas last week looking for an expert to interview live about student loan debt, Social Welfare Associate Professor William Elliott III fit the bill. Elliott headed to Media Crossroads at the...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — The University of Kansas, city of Lawrence and MV Transportation have announced the first recipient of a new $2,500 scholarship designed to support experiential learning opportunities for current KU students interested in the transportation...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — The 2015 University of Kansas Men of Merit have been announced, recognizing a group of students, faculty and staff positively defining masculinity through challenging norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to...

Fri, 03/06/2015 — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced that a team of five University of Kansas Department of Architecture students is among four finalists in the 2015 HUD Innovation Affordable Housing Competition. The competition...

Thu, 03/05/2015 — Sphero, the industry leader in “connected play,” has challenged University of Kansas students at the Center for Design Research to come up with its next generation of products. One of the company’s co-founders, Adam Wilson, recently...

Thu, 03/05/2015 — University of Kansas juniors Ashlie Koehn and Jennifer Stern will interview for a 2015 Harry S. Truman Scholarship with the Foundation’s Regional Review Panel in Kansas City on Wednesday, March 11. Koehn and Stern were selected for interviews...

Thu, 03/05/2015 — The Academy of International Business (AIB) has selected Tailan Chi, University of Kansas international business professor and Carl A. Scupin Faculty Fellow, as an AIB Fellow. The AIB is the leading association of scholars and specialists in...

Thu, 03/05/2015 — out of about 35 professionals across the nation who took the examination — who completed the rigorous exam and earned the credential offered by APPA, Leadership in Education Facilities (formerly known as the Association for Physical Plant...

Wed, 03/04/2015 — Adam Hochschild, author of "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918" (2011), will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, at The Commons in Spooner Hall. His lecture will focus on the struggle between staunch supporters of...

Wed, 03/04/2015 — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed Congress on Tuesday as about 50 Democratic lawmakers threatened to boycott the address, offering the latest and one of the most clear microcosms of the debate about Iran’s nuclear program and...

Wed, 03/04/2015 — In partnership with the University of Kansas Department of Theatre, The Commons will host writer and performer Heather Harpham as Artist in Residence March 23-27. While on campus, Harpham will give two public presentations, lead a demonstration...

Wed, 03/04/2015 — Researchers at the University of Kansas School of Engineering have partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center on a project to better understand developmental biology and how an embryo evolves during its earliest stages. “The goal...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — Three University of Kansas professors will receive a top book award in the field of public administration for their collaborative research on race and investigatory police stops as well as the ramifications of these institutionalized...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — A Harvard professor of Ukrainian history and leading authority on Eastern Europe will present "Who Killed the Soviet Union? Revisiting the Fall of the USSR" next week at the University of Kansas for the Ukrainian Studies 2015 Palij...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — The University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience has announced the selection of 16 orientation assistants and two orientation coordinators for the 2015-2016 year. KU Orientation assistants are students whose job is to make the...

Tue, 03/03/2015 — Adverse experiences that happen early in life may have a long-lasting effect on child development that could lead to lifelong health and mental health problems. According to the Adverse Childhood Experience study conducted by the Centers for...

Tue, 03/03/2015 —  With laws going into effect last week that legalized recreational marijuana in both Alaska and Washington, D.C., a researcher into the history of cannabis’ acceptance has predicted the next five U.S. states where voters could be inclined...


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Tears. Smiles. And hugs. That’s what Match Day brought as KU Medical Center’s first Salina class learned where they would go for their residencies — the next step in their medical training. See the Salina Journal’s report and photos: http://bit.ly/1HtAWbW Tags: #KUworks #KUmatch #Match2015 University of Kansas Medical Center Salina Journal KU School of Medicine-Wichita

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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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