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Tue, 11/29/2016 —  A University of Kansas professor has participated in the founding of a new, national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people be creative while developing new business ventures, creating new technologies, creating art, revitalizing...

Tue, 11/29/2016 — The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the University of Kansas with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award, joining more than 150 colleges and universities from across the country. With the announcement of 51 new and...

Mon, 11/28/2016 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Nicholas Herren, a senior in the School of Business. He died Nov. 27. “I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nicholas Herren,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “On...

Mon, 11/28/2016 — LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences welcomes Jim Thompson as keynote speaker at the annual James Naismith Lecture Series.  This year’s presentation, “The ‘What’ and the ‘We’ of Team Culture,” will be given by Thompson, founder and CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance. The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the Dicus Family Auditorium of Capitol Federal Hall. The event is free and open to the public.  “The Naismith lecture is one of the highlights of the year for our department as we are able to learn from and interact with truly outstanding scholars and practitioners,” said Joseph Weir, chair of

Tue, 11/22/2016 —  President-elect Donald Trump issued a video detailing policy plans for his first 100 days in office on Monday, including a vow to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership “from day one.” The agreement between the United States and 11...

Tue, 11/22/2016 — A University of Kansas senior has been chosen to participate in the prestigious and selective U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program with the Department of State. Rebecca Rumptz, majoring in global & international studies and in journalism,

Tue, 11/22/2016 — After Donald Trump promised trade reform in the presidential campaign, how feasible is it that more manufactured items could carry a "Made in the USA" label? News reports mention Apple asking two iPhone assemblers in Asia to study the...

Mon, 11/21/2016 — A renowned World War II and military historian will visit the University of Kansas to discuss the Asia Pacific War and commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Ronald Spector, professor of history and international...

Mon, 11/21/2016 — The “achievement gap” is the focus of much discussion of American education. How to help poor and minority students reach the same level of achievement as wealthy and majority peers is the subject of much debate. A University of Kansas...

Mon, 11/21/2016 — University of Kansas senior Shegufta Huma is one of 32 American students to win a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious recognitions of scholarly excellence. Huma, from Bel Aire, is majoring in political science with a minor in Spanish.

Mon, 11/21/2016 — The strident polarization — evident by the close 2016 presidential election — is not what makes this time unique in American politics, according to a University of Kansas scholar of political theory. It's the lack of willingness and effort...

Fri, 11/18/2016 — A group of journalists, academics and political leaders from around the state will explore the 2016 election results at the Kansas Elections Conference, hosted by the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The conference is set...

Thu, 11/17/2016 — A combined team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering and Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has won a prestigious aircraft design competition for university undergraduates. The American Institute of...

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Wed, 11/16/2016 — Black lives have always mattered. And African-Americans have always struggled against racism and created artistic responses to it. Long before hip-hop or social media – 100 years ago – playwright Angelina Weld Grimke responded to a call...

Wed, 11/16/2016 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences will host the premiere of a documentary film about the life of a prominent KU alumnus and basketball legend. “Fast Break: The Legendary John McLendon” is...

Wed, 11/16/2016 — In the 1928 novel "Orlando: A Biography," a feminist classic, Virginia Woolf draws a comparison between physical and literary fertility, when the pregnant protagonist Orlando writes poetry and can't stop, even as she admits it is drivel. "I...

Wed, 11/16/2016 — Two University of Kansas seniors will travel to Chicago this weekend as finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Shegufta Huma, from Wichita, and John (Ike) Uri, from Concordia, will participate in interviews with a selection committee...

Tue, 11/15/2016 — Small amounts of electricity similar to the output of a common 9-volt battery could improve life for people living with major depression, the most common mood disorder. A new study at the University of Kansas will investigate the potential of...

Tue, 11/15/2016 — Despite a trend recently of stores choosing to not open Thanksgiving Day ahead of Black Friday, many major retailers still have announced plans to start their major holiday sales just hours after most people finish their turkey and pumpkin pie,...

Tue, 11/15/2016 — One of the most diverse towns in the United States is in Southwest Kansas. Garden City has been the site of rapidly changing demographics for more than 30 years, and a new study by two University of Kansas professors argues the examples the...


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