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Wed, 11/07/2018 — LAWRENCE – Effective immediately, the German studies bachelor and master's degree programs are now housed in the Department of German Studies. The new name replaces the former Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, a change approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on Oct. 30. The department introduced its German studies major and minor in August 2013 and changed the name of its master's degree to German studies in 2016. "The new designation reflects our interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum,” said Professor Nina Vyatkina, department chair. “We encourage students to enhance their study of the language and cultures of German-speaking Europe

Tue, 11/06/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences has invited Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, as the keynote speaker for this year’s James Naismith Lecture Series.  Bowlsby’s presentation,...

Tue, 11/06/2018 — The dean of engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio is the first of three candidates who will take part in on-campus interviews for dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas. JoAnn Browning, dean of engineering...

Tue, 11/06/2018 — The University Daily Kansan won an Online Pacemaker Award for best college media website along with two first-place awards for display and online advertising at the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association convention Oct. 25-28...

Mon, 11/05/2018 — LAWRENCE – Usually, researchers study the effect communications have on the target of a message, says Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies. But in the case of a new study on social media and Latino political participation, Velasquez and his co-author looked at the effect on the ones pushing out the message. Their results illustrate that individuals’ political expression on social media increases their feelings of efficacy – that one’s actions can influence the political environment. In a new edition of the journal Mass Communication and Society, Velasquez and Andrea Quenette, assistant professor of communication

Mon, 11/05/2018 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored celebrated educator Shawn Keshmiri, associate professor of aerospace engineering, with the 2018 H.O.P.E. Award — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator. The H.O.P.E. Award is given...

Mon, 11/05/2018 —  No matter which school they attended, most Americans likely have similar memories of lunch time. Whether it’s the rectangular trays, a certain favorite dish, the friendly lunch lady or something more painful like being relegated to a table of...

Fri, 11/02/2018 — The third biennial Field Station Frolic/Mari Pesek Memorial Run will take place at the University of Kansas Field Station on Nov. 10. The all-ages 5K fun run/walk is open to the public and starts at 10 a.m. The event is a benefit for a KU...

Fri, 11/02/2018 — LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host a variety of events Nov. 3-18. A majority of the events are open to the public, including the annual Marine Corps birthday celebrations, "Hope 22" exhibition, KU Vets Day 5K and the KU Salute to Service games. “This series of events is a communitywide effort, and we’re proud to have so many on- and off-campus partners helping celebrate our nation’s veterans,” said April Blackmon Strange, director of the Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center. “We hope students and community members will join us in one or more of these activities as we recognize and honor those who have

Fri, 11/02/2018 — Join the Student Involvement & Leadership Center in celebrating National Nontraditional Students Week, which will be Nov. 5-11. At KU, nontraditional students are those who commute 10 or more miles to the Lawrence campus, have dependents,...

Fri, 11/02/2018 — The University of Kansas Student Veterans of America and the Veterans Alumni Network will host the Vets Day 5K at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The annual event honors our nation’s veterans and highlights the roles...

Fri, 11/02/2018 — The Tony Award-winning play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Simon Stephens, based on the best-selling book by Mark Haddon, opens at University Theatre on Friday, Nov. 9.  This play is told through the eyes of Christopher,

Thu, 11/01/2018 — Charles Eldredge, Hall Distinguished Professor Emeritus of American Art and Culture, retired this past summer after serving the University of Kansas for 42 years. The Spencer Museum of Art and the Kress Foundation Department of Art History are...

Thu, 11/01/2018 —  The 2015 UN Paris Climate Accords brought energy regulation’s role in climate change to the international forefront. And even though the United States has since withdrawn from the agreement, energy development decisions both here and abroad...

Thu, 11/01/2018 — A report released earlier this year by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that a chilly climate and sexual harassment of women in STEMM fields — science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine —...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — The Office of First-Year Experience at the University of Kansas is seeking nominations for the KU Common Book for the 2019-2020 academic year. The KU Common Book is an opportunity for shared intellectual experiences that invite analysis, foster...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — Millions of people around the world inhabit urban spaces shaped by public squares, parks, statues, monuments, place names and architecture. These cityscapes are the backdrops of people’s daily lives, serving as the settings of professional,...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — Potential future trends in job automation could eliminate positions that traditionally contribute to diversity in the public sector, according to a recent study by a University of Kansas alumnus and KU professor who study government workforce...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the July 2018 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Laura DiedeTitle: Interim director of the Center for Online and Distance Learning What that means: While serving as interim director, Diede...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — Three candidates for dean of the University of Kansas School of Engineering will take part in on-campus interviews in the weeks ahead. Members of the KU community are invited to attend public presentations during each candidate’s on-campus...


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