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Wed, 06/03/2015 — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas has announced its summer schedule of courses and special events. A unit of KU Continuing Education, the Osher Institute offers courses that stress the joy of learning for...

Wed, 06/03/2015 — “Jurassic World,” the fourth installment in the successful film series, will soon take viewers back to a world in which dinosaurs have been revived. While the films are works of fiction, what most people don’t realize is that we are close...

Tue, 06/02/2015 — The University of Kansas community is saddened by the death of Haley Drown, who just completed her freshman year. Drown died May 31 in Kansas City, Missouri. "On behalf of the entire University of Kansas community, I offer our most sincere...

Tue, 06/02/2015 — Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner, revealed her new identity Monday on the cover of Vanity Fair. A University of Kansas expert who studies politics and policy surrounding transgender rights said Jenner's public...

Tue, 06/02/2015 —  It’s a little-known fact, but roughly half the human population is walking around with a severe imbalance of chromosomes. We call them “males.” It works like this: Normal chromosomes, dubbed “autosomes," are present in two copies, one...

Tue, 06/02/2015 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Sensory Garden will be featured in the Douglas County Extension's Master Gardeners Tour, which is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 6, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, June 7. The Audio-Reader Sensory garden is...

Mon, 06/01/2015 — University of Kansas School of Law graduates in the Class of 2014 continued the school’s upward trend in employment success, securing jobs at a rate not achieved since before the Great Recession, according to data released this spring by the...

Mon, 06/01/2015 — As districts across the state struggle with budgeting decisions, the School of Education at the University of Kansas will host a free day of professional development for area educators.  For the seventh year, the school will host the 2015...

Mon, 06/01/2015 — Talk about timely. In 1995, when the Internet’s popularity was soaring, the University of Kansas Work Group for Community Health and Development launched the Community Tool Box website — a free resource to help communities at home and abroad...

Mon, 06/01/2015 — The University of Kansas community is grieving over the death of a notable figure in the Department of Theatre.  Jed Davis, professor emeritus and former director of KU Theatre for Young People, died Monday, May 25, at Lawrence Memorial...

Mon, 06/01/2015 — Dreams in literature are most popularly portrayed as prophetic messages foretelling the future. In Virgil's "Aeneid," the fallen Trojan prince Hector appears to Aeneas and advises him to flee Troy with his family. In perhaps Shakespeare's most...

Fri, 05/29/2015 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the KU Medical Center will provide free bicycle helmets to the first 150 children who attend the seventh annual Hawks, Helmets and Handlebars event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 6, at the...

Fri, 05/29/2015 — LAWRENCE – As Turkey’s June 7 parliamentary elections draw international attention, a University of Kansas expert is available to comment on the country’s political landscape. F. Michael Wuthrich, assistant director at the University of Kansas Center for Global and International Studies, is the author of the book “National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System,” which Syracuse University Press will release in September. The book examines Turkey’s national elections from 1950 to 2011. Wuthrich points to two significant shifts in Turkish politics that will influence voters next month. Recent polls have shown Turkey’s ruling Justice and

Thu, 05/28/2015 — James Lichtenberg, associate dean in the School of Education at the University of Kansas, has been selected to receive the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, granted on behalf of the Society of Counseling Psychology Section for the Promotion of...

Thu, 05/28/2015 — LAWRENCE – As organized crime plays an increasing role in funding terrorism, research at the University of Kansas aims to pinpoint hotspots in Eurasia where drug trafficking, human trafficking and terrorism coincide. Selected to receive a $953,500 Minerva grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Minerva Research Initiative, Mariya Omelicheva, the study’s principal investigator, along with KU geography professor Stephen Egbert and Rowan University political science associate professor Lawrence Markowitz, will examine the connections between terrorism and organized crime in Central Asia, South Caucasus and Russia. The three-year project also will look at the

Thu, 05/28/2015 — Four outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates are the first nominees representing the university in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Astronaut Scholarship program. The six surviving members of the Mercury 7 mission founded the ASF...

Wed, 05/27/2015 — In partnership with Topeka Public Schools, University of Kansas specialists from the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) in the Achievement & Assessment Institute this spring began a seven-year, $2.24 million project to serve...

Wed, 05/27/2015 — A team of scientists based largely at the University of Kansas and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Washington has developed methods of using commercial-grade laser equipment to find and analyze fossils of dinosaurs. Their...

Tue, 05/26/2015 —  Harnessing technology to personalize education for all students has the potential to transform education and prepare students to live and work in a global society. In 2014, more than 100 experts from the fields of education, research, academics...

Tue, 05/26/2015 — A group of 25 college and university teachers from across the U.S. will spend two weeks at the University of Kansas learning about African-American poetry during the last 50 years, from 1960 to the present. The educators were selected to take...


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