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Thu, 05/07/2015 — LAWRENCE – The use of color was a potent force in ancient and medieval East Asia. A book released this month and edited by a University of Kansas scholar shows the power color plays in research when applied across multiple disciplines. In “Color in Ancient and Medieval East Asia,” 18 researchers from the United States, United Kingdom, China, Japan and South Korea examine the role of color in society, politics, philosophy, art and religion. “This is one of the first times that chemists, archaeologists, conservators, dye analysts and historians of art, literature and religion, have talked together about the implication of their work beyond conservation,” said the

Thu, 05/07/2015 —  The cliché version of the American dream usually involves getting married, finding a good job, raising 2.5 kids and buying a home with a white picket fence. But in recent times spiking prices can make home ownership impossible — or falling...

Thu, 05/07/2015 — University of Kansas seniors Marcus Florez and Ashley Farris are brilliant examples of what it means to make discoveries that change the world, both personally and academically. This year’s Class of 1913 University Award honorees are two...

Wed, 05/06/2015 — A 1972 episode of the sitcom "All in the Family" features a well-known riddle about a boy who was injured in a car accident that killed his father. The boy is flown to a hospital for emergency surgery, and the surgeon says, "I can't operate on...

Wed, 05/06/2015 — The final interview for a new academic director of the KU Academic Accelerator Program (KUAAP) will take place Thursday, May 7. Roberta Pokphanh, assistant dean for graduate studies at the University of Kansas, will deliver an open presentation...

Wed, 05/06/2015 — LAWRENCE – Young women across the globe and even right here in America report facing limited educational and professional opportunities, gender inequality and isolation. Aiming to energize and empower these young women, the University of Kansas is hosting the sixth annual Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute (KWLI) this summer. For six weeks beginning in June, KU will host 26 undergraduates from Afghanistan, India, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan and several Kansas counties for an academic program that will allow participants to explore women’s leadership and history; gain leadership skills; learn about civic engagement and volunteerism; and interact with peers on

Wed, 05/06/2015 — Since the founding of the University of Kansas 150 years ago, courses in the humanities have been the bedrock of a KU education. To further strengthen the humanities at KU, the Hall Family Foundation has made a $1.46 million combination gift and...

Wed, 05/06/2015 — A landmark on the University of Kansas campus is now more accessible to people with disabilities. University leaders will celebrate the creation of an accessible entrance into the front of Strong Hall with a ribbon-cutting at noon Thursday, May 7.

Wed, 05/06/2015 — Two people with a long track record of dedication to the engineering profession and who each made outstanding contributions to the industry and higher education will receive the University of Kansas School of Engineering’s highest honor later...

Tue, 05/05/2015 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members with a lunch at noon May 19 in the Kansas Union Ballroom.  Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter will...

Tue, 05/05/2015 — The Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections, part of the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, has awarded its 2015 Robert J. Dole Congressional History Prize in conjunction with the Kansas History Day State Contest. The...

Tue, 05/05/2015 — For decades young people entering the teaching field have prepared for the career by taking classes and student teaching. A new book co-authored by a University of Kansas professor takes a look at how connecting pre-service teachers with at-risk...

Tue, 05/05/2015 — Pundits have called the field of announced and likely 2016 presidential candidates the most diverse in history. Political strategists have speculated on how a nomination of Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio or other potential candidates could...

Mon, 05/04/2015 — Retired University of Kansas professor Ted Johnson will give his annual Stop Day walking tour of the architecture and sculptures on the Lawrence campus on Friday, May 8. The tour theme is Perspectives on the Monuments of Mount Oread. It will...

Mon, 05/04/2015 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winners are Department of Geography doctoral candidate John Biersack, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, for his essay...

Mon, 05/04/2015 — When Christians began wearing bracelets with the acronym for "What would Jesus do?" in the 1990s, the phrase was a reminder for them to attempt to act in a way that personifies Jesus' teachings from the Gospels. While most know the WWJD...

Mon, 05/04/2015 — The second of three candidates for academic director of the University of Kansas Academic Accelerator Program will visit campus this week for interviews and a public presentation.  Lindsay R. Moore, lecturer in the Department of...

Mon, 05/04/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced the March 2015 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Vicki Palmer Start date: December 2002 Title: Administrative associate senior for the School of Law What that means: In her position as...

Fri, 05/01/2015 — Today marked the final meeting of the Chancellor’s Task Force on Sexual Assault as committee members completed their work and presented their recommendations to Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor...

Fri, 05/01/2015 — Visual art students selected to compete for scholarships will exhibit their work in a show starting today, May 1, at the University of Kansas. The exhibition is free, and the public is welcome. The exhibit will feature art from 80 undergraduate...


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