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Tue, 08/29/2017 — Christian Hardy, a senior in journalism from Derby, has been named one of five winners of the prestigious Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college level. Hardy, who served as...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its fourth annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization. “Part of KU’s mission...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — Hours at the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center have changed, and other reductions have been implemented across programs and services.  Last spring, Student Senate voted to provide an increase to KU Recreation Services for Fiscal Year...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Music will stage the 70th Annual KU Band Day on Saturday, Sept. 9 with high schools from across Kansas and Missouri participating. New to this year’s event will be a KU Marching Jayhawks’ performance in...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — When his wife and artistic and faculty partner, Muriel Cohan, retired to emerita status in 2016, Professor of Dance Patrick Suzeau decided the show must go on alone. He will present a solo dance titled “Night Visitor” as part of the Sibu...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The dimensions of broadband access reflect similar patterns of social inequality, and those who often rely on public libraries for internet access are often at risk of cybersecurity concerns and have less privacy, making them vulnerable to...

Mon, 08/28/2017 — Recent changes to concealed carry law in Kansas have many on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus asking questions. The Office of the Provost, in conjunction with the Office of Diversity & Equity, the KU Public Safety Office and...

Mon, 08/28/2017 —  President Donald Trump issued a pardon to Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff, Aug 25. The lawman, known for his aggressive efforts to fight illegal immigration, had been convicted of criminal contempt of...

Mon, 08/28/2017 — As the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of "marrying up" have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas sociologist. "The pattern...

Mon, 08/28/2017 — An event set for Friday, Sept. 1, will mark the second anniversary of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. The SLLC convocation will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Guest speakers...

Fri, 08/25/2017 — The Texas coast is bracing for major storm Hurricane Harvey to bring high winds and perhaps damaging flooding to the Houston area, the nation's fourth-largest city. A University of Kansas urban planning researcher is available to discuss and...

Fri, 08/25/2017 — While every strategy seems to start and end with “data,” many professionals struggle to successfully build teams, run an organization and make key business decisions based on these figures. Local managers and decision makers with little or...

Thu, 08/24/2017 — The University Theatre has designed another thought-provoking, cutting-edge season. Featuring visiting directors, creative visual effects and a mixture of classic and contemporary productions, the season will broaden one’s perspective and...

Thu, 08/24/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas unveiled its full schedule for the fall 2017 semester this week. Highlights include a visit from “Nightline” co-anchor and award-winning journalist Juju Chang for the 2017 Journalism and Politics Lecture, and a program with Joseph Westphal, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia under former President Barack Obama. “We have a fascinating slate of programs this semester that will cover a wide variety of topics,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “There will be a little something for everyone, including talks on journalism, feminism, the Middle East and world hunger.” The semester will kick off

Wed, 08/23/2017 — LAWRENCE – Paraguay has been undergoing many tumultuous political, economic and social changes, but its larger neighbors have attracted most of the attention. Some changes stem from long historical trajectories, and others have been spurred by the recent intensification of globalization. Scholars from all disciplines, whose research and critical eye will put these changes in perspective and identify future trends, will speak at the University of Kansas as part of a conference hosted by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and supported by many campus and outside sponsors. “Paraguay at the Crossroads” will run from Thursday, Aug. 24, through Saturday

Wed, 08/23/2017 — Across the U.S., farmers have abandoned millions of acres of land due to economics and hindrances such as dropping water tables that make irrigation of crops impossible. Since 2001, a longstanding study at the University of Kansas has improved...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — Service providers in the Midwest who have encountered survivors of human trafficking listed sexual assault as one of the most likely conditions to encounter of those at risk of both labor and sex trafficking, according to a new report by...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected “Magenta Colored Girl” by Carrie Mae Weems as the KU Common Work of Art to accompany the 2017–2018 KU Common Book, “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine. “Citizen” uses poetry,...

Wed, 08/23/2017 —  Transgender youths face a number of challenges each day, and it’s easy to assume those who live in small, rural towns have less understanding and more hostility in their lives. But a new study shows that’s not necessarily the case and that...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities’ Fall Faculty Colloquium is designed to enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Kansas and contribute to the interdisciplinary training of faculty. This fall, four KU faculty members and four graduate students will convene under the leadership of directors Allan Hanson, professor emeritus of anthropology, and John Symons, professor of philosophy, to explore the topic of “The Posthuman?” The faculty participants in the colloquium are Jennifer Foster, lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese; James Gunn, professor emeritus of English; Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, and Paul Scott,


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