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Fri, 02/21/2020 — For 24 hours on Feb. 20, the gifts poured in to support the University of Kansas — 3,239 gifts totaling $1,771,135, records for both the number of gifts and total amount raised in one day. The gifts came in during the third annual One Day....

Fri, 02/21/2020 —  Kansas fire and rescue personnel are rolling out a safe and comprehensive, real-world confined space training program through a $35,000 grant from ONE Gas Foundation. The donation has allowed the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute...

Thu, 02/20/2020 — Rock cuttings recovered from boreholes and wells drilled as deep as 6,000 feet beneath the surface are preserved in Wichita at the recently expanded and renamed Kansas Geologic Sample Repository, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas....

Thu, 02/20/2020 — LAWRENCE – “As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s pastoral comedies, set in the mythical forest of Arden. But when Mechele Leon, University of Kansas professor of theatre, conceived this year’s production, she was inspired by a much darker story: the Bielski brothers’ band of Jewish partisans, who hid out for years in the woods of Eastern Europe to escape and resist the Holocaust. For the past couple of years, Leon, who traces her family history to the Spanish Inquisition, has been exploring her Jewish roots in places like Berlin and Malaga, Spain. And that, she said, brought up associations among the Bard, fascist Europe of the 1930s and today. “I've set it in

Thu, 02/20/2020 —  Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Feb 14. Jennifer Richner of the Edwardsville Police Department was the graduating class president, and Sheriff Andrew Dedeke from...

Wed, 02/19/2020 — An anonymous donor has committed $900,000 to endow the directorship for the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas. The donor has contributed $300,000 to establish the fund through KU Endowment and has...

Wed, 02/19/2020 — More than 2,000 elementary and middle school students are expected at the University of Kansas School of Engineering complex later this month for Engineering Expo, a two-day event designed to allow young minds to explore STEM disciplines. The...

Wed, 02/19/2020 — LAWRENCE – After 25 years leading the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas, Leonard “Kris” Krishtalka is retiring as director at the end of this year. An internationally distinguished paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, Krishtalka’s research has taken him around the world. But he has devoted the last quarter-century to advancing the institute’s mission of revolutionizing the study of life on our planet for the future of the environment and human well-being. “The Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum have made KU a global leader in biodiversity science and education, and we did so during severe budgetary

Wed, 02/19/2020 — Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students are putting their potentially world-changing research efforts on public display. Legislators and the public are invited to learn about the influence of research underway at KU during the 17th...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — A University of Kansas professor will relate some of the highlights and the challenges of pursuing the smallest bits of the universe. Alice Bean, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, will deliver her inaugural distinguished professor...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the second session of the 2019-2020 Strategies Event Series on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.  The second session of the series, “Getting Political:

Tue, 02/18/2020 — The search committee for the next vice provost of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas has invited four candidates to take part in campus visits. Members of the KU community are invited to attend public presentations during each...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — This spring, 50 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research...

Tue, 02/18/2020 —  A popular and respected intervention for young people with autism may not necessarily result in the benefits often claimed, especially in improving communication skills, researchers at the University of Kansas have found. While pivotal response...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — Legal scholars, academics, practitioners and policy experts will gather in Lawrence to discuss how changes to the work environment impact the legal landscape at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy’s annual symposium. The symposium,...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — Studio 804’s 2019 project has earned recognition from Architect Magazine. The University of Kansas students of the 2019 Studio 804 have been awarded a Residential Design Award by Architect Magazine, the official publication of the American...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – An electrical engineer with extensive experience in airborne polar science has been named director of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas. Carlton Leuschen, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, begins the permanent leadership role immediately. He has served as interim director of CReSIS since the departure of former director Prasad Gogineni, then a distinguished professor of engineering at KU. “Under Dr. Leuschen’s guidance, CReSIS scientists and engineers have continued to explore new frontiers in the quest to understand and predict the role of polar ice sheets in sea-level change.

Mon, 02/17/2020 — “A lot of my recent work is about facades and screens and things we put up to protect ourselves, or to project an image of ourselves,” said Sarah Gross, University of Kansas assistant professor of visual art. Gross traces this fascination...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — a new book he edited and co-wrote, “The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific” (Routledge, 2020). When Silva accepted editorship of the ...

Fri, 02/14/2020 — LAWRENCE – Are you a Kansas, Missouri or Illinois resident? Do you make less than $56,000 per year? Do you not itemize your tax deductions? If the answer to each of these questions is “yes,” then you are eligible to receive free tax preparation services. Each spring, law students from the University of Kansas provide free federal and state tax preparation services to those who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This year’s program runs from Feb. 20 through April 15. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare


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