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Fri, 08/11/2023 — Political histories of U.S. evangelicalism typically focus on the high-profile male leaders of organizations: Billy Graham, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell. “Those stories told from the top are important. But I’m trying to illuminate a...

Thu, 08/10/2023 — The Max Kade Center for German-American Studies at the University of Kansas will host the touring exhibition “Thomas Mann: Democracy Will Win.” The exhibition, on display Aug. 14-Sept. 15, will focus on Mann — who won the Nobel Prize in...

Thu, 08/10/2023 — Get ready for a musical extravaganza like no other as the University of Kansas School of Music presents its annual Collage Concert, taking place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Lied Center of Kansas. The concert is free and open to the public. 

Tue, 08/08/2023 — The Spencer Museum of Art commissioned artist Fahamu Pecou to create “Parable of the Sower: Oya’s Dream” as the KU Common Work of Art for the 2023-2024 academic year. The painting is Pecou’s response to the KU Common Book, “Parable of...

Tue, 08/08/2023 — and the crucial role of women in this process — is the subject of a new book titled “Equals in Learning and Piety: Muslim Women Scholars in Nigeria and North America” (University of Wisconsin ...

Tue, 08/08/2023 — The names of more than 6,600 graduates at the University of Kansas for summer and fall 2022 and spring 2023 have been announced by the University Registrar. Many graduates and candidates for degree celebrated by participating in KU Commencement,...

Mon, 08/07/2023 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance has unveiled its 2023-24 performance season, which engages talent within the University Theatre, University Dance Company, School of Music and Department of English, among others. Guest...

Mon, 08/07/2023 — A recent graduate and a current senior at the University of Kansas will compete for prestigious Rhodes Scholarships specifically for international students to pursue graduate study in the United Kingdom. Recent graduate Aylar Atadurdyyeva has...

Mon, 08/07/2023 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences, part of the School of Education & Human Sciences, has created a new program — the first of its kind to be offered at a Power Five university — to train...

Mon, 08/07/2023 — It was 50 years ago this summer that DJ Kool Herc used two turntables to entertain friends and family at a Bronx neighborhood party, thus kicking off hip-hop’s gradual rise toward being a pillar of pop culture. But this musical style and...

Mon, 08/07/2023 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of longtime KU Libraries employee Daniel Sodders, who died July 29 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Daniel Sodders. On behalf of the...

Thu, 08/03/2023 — Excavations by a University of Kansas paleontologist working in a treasure trove of fossils called the “Spence Shale Lagerstätte” have revealed an ancient sea worm unknown to science until now. When she found the fossil, Rhiannon LaVine, a...

Thu, 08/03/2023 — Only in the past 20 years have scientists recognized a condition known as Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS). First documented in a small group of men who had grandchildren with Fragile X syndrome, it has more recently been...

Wed, 08/02/2023 — The University of Kansas will host its 111th Homecoming Oct. 23-28, culminating in the KU football game against Oklahoma on Oct. 28 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Rah Rah Jayhawk,” a nod...

Mon, 07/31/2023 — The search committee for the next University Press of Kansas director has selected three candidates to participate in pre-recorded video presentations. The candidates were asked to address this topic: “Casting a vision for the future of the...

Mon, 07/31/2023 — The Achievement & Assessment Institute is marking its 10th year as a designated research institute at the University of Kansas. AAI will celebrate the milestone with two events in August and activities throughout the second half of the year.

Mon, 07/31/2023 — For women who are incarcerated and lack access to the internet and other technologies, it can be difficult to navigate an increasingly online world when transitioning back to society. An interdisciplinary team at the University of Kansas has...

Fri, 07/28/2023 — Even though she said it’s “hardly revolutionary” to rescue old music from an archive, oboist Margaret Marco is still excited to bring out a new recording of French baroque period compositions, some of which have been unheard for 300 years.

Thu, 07/27/2023 — The plight of defectors fleeing their hostile homelands captured the attention of the press, the public and even Hollywood during the Cold War. Yet according to a new book, the individuals at the center of these clashes were frequently...

Wed, 07/26/2023 — University of Kansas researchers in early childhood development have been awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant to help improve language and communication skills in underserved communities, including dual language learners, those in racial...


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