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Fri, 10/03/2014 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 22, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 295 seniors from high schools in Johnson County will be recognized for their academic...

Fri, 10/03/2014 — Students from 15 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Oct. 20, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 114 seniors from high schools in Butler, Elk and Greenwood counties will be recognized for their...

Fri, 10/03/2014 — A sophisticated and farcical comedy, “Tovarich” relates the tale of a Russian grand duchess and her prince in Paris on the run from the Bolsheviks, who have overthrown the Russian monarchy.  The play will open Oct. 17 at University Theatre.

Fri, 10/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – At the prospect of meeting a "real" shaman in Seoul for the first time, Kyoim Yun was almost overcome by anxiety. Her idea that shamans possess mysterious power and were not quite at home in the modern world both fascinated and intimidated her. What she saw was a series of hardball negotiations between the shaman and client as well as between deities and humans. The intense bargaining caught Yun, an assistant professor of East Asian languages and culture at the University of Kansas, by surprise. It also sent her down a new research path. For more than a decade, Yun has been traveling to Cheju (Jeju) Island, a popular tourist destination off Korea’s

Fri, 10/03/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host a week of events to promote the field of marketing and its career opportunities for students. Throughout Oct. 6-10, the school will host guest speakers during classes, and on Tuesday, Oct. 7,

Fri, 10/03/2014 — Professor. Developer. Entrepreneur. Inventor. Karim Nasser has excelled in a wide variety of endeavors throughout his illustrious career. The University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate will share his story and offer advice to current...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — The University of Kansas Libraries announced today the departure of Dean Lorraine Haricombe, who has accepted the position of vice provost and director of the University of Texas Libraries. Haricombe’s last day will be Dec. 12. Associate...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — The Office of Study Abroad is encouraging students to sign up prior to international travel during the 2014-15 year. The registry supports undergraduate and graduate students traveling abroad with university affiliation beyond study abroad. It...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — A team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering earned high honors in an international spacecraft design competition. The team, composed of four 2014 aerospace engineering graduates and an engineering physics major due to...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — Most Americans know Mark Twain as the man who wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Many have also criticized Twain’s racial attitudes in those two novels. A University of Kansas researcher is...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — Children spending large amounts of time playing games is nothing new, but the Internet has given advertisers unprecedented access to kids playing games online. A study co-authored by a University of Kansas doctoral student shows that advertising...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — Known for offering the most foreign languages in the region, the University of Kansas has established a new school to build upon its depth of expertise. The School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at KU was approved at the September...

Thu, 10/02/2014 — Mary Fry, associate professor of health, sport and exercise science at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss the Kansas City Royals’ playoff run and the importance of a caring and supportive team climate for maximizing athletes’...

Wed, 10/01/2014 —   LAWRENCE – Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister will share his experiences arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and other career highlights during his inaugural lecture as the E.S. & Tom Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas. McAllister is set to deliver “The Supreme Court and Kansas: A (Solicitor) General Talk about Studying, Teaching and Serving the Law” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. A Kansas native, McAllister earned degrees from KU and its law school before clerking first for Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for

Wed, 10/01/2014 — Statement from University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little: “Last evening I approved the interim suspension of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Kansas. We took this action due to disturbing and serious allegations of sexual assault occurring during a party at this fraternity this past weekend. These allegations were reported to local law enforcement and to Institutional Opportunity and Access.  As a community we will not tolerate the type of egregious behavior that has been reported, and we are cooperating with the Lawrence Police Department to conduct a thorough investigation. KU’s Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access

Wed, 10/01/2014 — For many, the Hollywood Canteen nightclub represents the American home front during World War II at its feel-good best. Many a homefront documentary or exhibit includes photos and film clips of celebrity volunteers, such as Marlene Dietrich,...

Wed, 10/01/2014 — As the Secret Service has come under fire for a recent White House security breach and revelation that an armed felon rode in an elevator with President Barack Obama, two University of Kansas experts in the School of Public Affairs and...

Wed, 10/01/2014 —  University of Kansas researcher Trevor Rivers recently had a hand in the making of the BBC-TV documentary “Super Senses: The Secret Power of Animals” for his work with ostracods. “We came up with a plan for me to come join the BBC crew...

Wed, 10/01/2014 — Students from nine Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, Oct. 9, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 44 seniors from high schools in Ellis, Rooks, Russell and Trego counties will be recognized for...

Wed, 10/01/2014 — John Symons, chair and professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, will present "What Can We Teach Our Posthuman Descendants?" as part of the Hall Center for the Humanities' 2014-2015 Humanities Lecture Series. The...


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