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Wed, 09/07/2016 — The University of Kansas community is remembering information technology colleague Stephen Lambert, who died Aug. 27 in Lawrence. He was 56. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our valued staff members,” said Chancellor...

Wed, 09/07/2016 — A little-examined Spanish Inquisition investigation into pornography could shed light on how ordinary Europeans read literature during the Enlightenment. "Everyone talks about how people read in the 18th century because there was a boom in...

Tue, 09/06/2016 — Researchers from across campus are invited to come to SHOW: Your Research (SHaring through Outreach Workshop) at the Commons from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 30. The workshop, sponsored by the KU chapter of Sigma Xi, will help faculty and student groups...

Tue, 09/06/2016 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have landed a grant to help improve the health of individuals with disabilities by increasing accessibility to programs and removing barriers to services designed to promote healthy living. Faculty and...

Tue, 09/06/2016 — For a half-century, one report has provided invaluable social and economic data that has aided Kansans in promoting and governing their communities. The Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas in September...

Tue, 09/06/2016 — Alice Dreger, bioethicist, academic activist and author, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the The Commons at Spooner Hall, as the first installation of the Hall Center for the Humanities' 2016-2017 Humanities Lecture Series. “Good...

Fri, 09/02/2016 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Norman Paige, a professor emeritus of vocal performance. Paige died Aug. 25 in Mission Hills. He was 87. “Norman Paige’s career was an inspiration to many, whether one saw him on an opera...

Fri, 09/02/2016 — The University of Kansas will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency alert systems at noon Tuesday, Sept. 6. This will be a full test that includes text message notifications, email, web and voice alerts through the university’s public...

Thu, 09/01/2016 — A $1 million dollar gift commitment from a retired University of Kansas engineering faculty member will endow a fund named in honor of four influential professors. The Herbert and Grace Himmelstein Endowment for the...

Thu, 09/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has unveiled a plan that will guide its efforts in transforming its approach to diversity, equity and inclusion. The plan, “Taking Leadership on Who and What Matters: The Plan to Build a Model Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive College of Liberal Arts & Sciences,” lays out key values around which the College will focus its goals and actions over the next five years. Jennifer Hamer, associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the College, developed the plan with significant input from campus groups, College administrators, faculty and staff. In spring 2016, the dean of the

Thu, 09/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business Master of Accounting (MAcc) program has earned the No. 9 spot in a ranking of the top programs in the country. SR Education Group’s list of the 2016 Top Accounting Graduate Programs reflects the top 14 schools based on student feedback across seven areas, including student diversity, degree satisfaction and quality of instruction. Professor Keith Jones directs the business school’s accounting and information systems area, with Lisa Ottinger as director of the MAcc program. “We are very excited to be named as one of the top schools in this list,” Ottinger said. “The rankings represent programs all across the

Wed, 08/31/2016 — The 2016 recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to the University of Kansas are Jill Sadowsky Docking of Wichita and Allyn Risley of Houston. The KU Alumni Association will honor them Sept. 9 during the fall meeting...

Wed, 08/31/2016 — Name: Tracy Landis Title: Cashier for The Underground What that means: Landis is one of the constants in The Underground. Guests depend on her accuracy and knowledge.She accurately trains staff, directs them in their day-to-day activities, and makes sure The Underground runs smoothly. Landis has impeccable accuracy and makes sure her cash drawer is never short.  She proactively trains student cashiers on cash handling accuracy.   She always maintains a positive attitude, all while keeping a close watch on her area and helping to direct several student employees. Landis models excellent customer service and helps student employees provide service and overcome

Wed, 08/31/2016 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for the annual Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a KU researcher or a research group for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization.    Brian Blagg, the Lester and Betty...

Wed, 08/31/2016 — Even though the Defense Secretary Ash Carter earlier this year formally opened all combat jobs to women, two University of Kansas researchers say the U.S. military needs to work on changing significant cultural aspects to fully integrate women...

Tue, 08/30/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Business and its International Center for Ethics in Business will host the fifth Partners in Business Ethics Conference on Sept. 29-30. The event, which is presented with support from the Deloitte Foundation,...

Tue, 08/30/2016 — While it is widely accepted that songbirds originated from the Australian continent, how and when they diversified and colonized the rest of the globe has remained a mystery. Researchers from the University of Kansas, Louisiana State University...

Tue, 08/30/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas has opened online registration for the Fall 2016 Children’s Swim Program at Robinson Center. Taught by Red Cross water safety instructors, the Children’s Swim Program at KU provides children and families a fun, safe learning and swimming environment. The program is open to all ability levels for children ages 6 months and older and has been serving the greater Lawrence community since 1990. Swim participants register for a 10-lesson session, and the 45-minute lessons are Saturday mornings during the fall season. Cost to participate is $50 for the first child, then $40

Tue, 08/30/2016 — When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last weekend refused to stand for the national anthem, citing oppression of racial minorities, it reopened discussions of the anthem's genesis and references to slavery in the not often...

Tue, 08/30/2016 — If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system with quality equipment for a good price, then stop by Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only. The 14th annual event will take place from 6 to...


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