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Tue, 01/17/2017 — Maybe this Neanderthal was a rock hound? An international group that includes a University of Kansas researcher has discovered a brownish piece of split limestone in a site in Croatia that suggests Neanderthals 130,000 years ago collected the...

Tue, 01/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – New diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas will be the focus of the inaugural Student Summit hosted by the College. The summit will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Jan. 26 at The Commons. It will be live-streamed for viewers at the Edwards Campus and others who are unable to attend. The livestream will be available at http://college.ku.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion. In early fall 2016, the College introduced its plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. The plan covers many areas relating to student success and well-being. Students are encouraged to attend the summit to learn

Tue, 01/17/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Helmut Huelsbergen, professor emeritus of German. He died Jan. 5 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was 87. “Professor Huelsbergen served KU well as a teacher and a scholar in his field...

Tue, 01/17/2017 — As Donald J. Trump prepares to officially become the nation's 45th president on Friday, Jan. 20, University of Kansas political, communications and economics experts are available to discuss issues surrounding the inauguration and transition to...

Tue, 01/17/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies will host speakers from programs as diverse as health and medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, and international and interdisciplinary studies. The Spring 2017...

Tue, 01/17/2017 — A University of Kansas professor will lead a project to create content transforming the Mississippi courtroom where Emmett Till’s murderers were acquitted in 1955 into an interactive history museum, using part of a half-million-dollar grant...

Fri, 01/13/2017 —  The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that has the potential to strengthen and clarify the rights of more than 6 million children with disabilities in the United States in relation to education. The case may require public...

Fri, 01/13/2017 — Eileen Battles, research project manager in GIS services at the Kansas Geological Survey, has received the fourth annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. The KGS is based at the University of Kansas. Battles is a member of the...

Thu, 01/12/2017 — A University of Kansas expert will use an upcoming public presentation to discuss ways that the U.S. Army has contributed to social change in America. Foundation Distinguished Professor of History Beth Bailey will deliver her inaugural...

Wed, 01/11/2017 — A University of Kansas professor says that in his new book he has identified nothing less than “a new literary genre” that defines a hemispheric American national identity via cultural encounters generated by colonization, slavery and...

Wed, 01/11/2017 — A $100,000 grant from the David B. Jones Foundation will help to develop a new generation of paleontologists at the University of Kansas, enabling students to pursue fieldwork in locations such as Wyoming and Turkey aimed at solving some of...

Wed, 01/11/2017 — A $100,000 estate gift from the late alumna Marynell Dyatt Reece will provide funds for the Spencer Museum of Art, a nursing scholarship and the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The estate gift will be used to fund the...

Wed, 01/11/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its early spring 2017 programming schedule, including the popular annual Presidential Lecture Series and the monthly Fort Leavenworth Series. Early programming will be highlighted by the 2017 Presidential Lecture Series, which will examine America’s role in World War I. The series, titled “The U.S. and the Great War: 100 Years Later,” will coincide with the 100-year anniversary of U.S. entry into the war. KU Professor Emeritus Ted Wilson will facilitate the series of four lectures, which will welcome expert speakers covering different facets of the war. The programs will take place

Wed, 01/11/2017 — Members of the University of Kansas community can celebrate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through a variety of events and activities. This year’s celebration theme is Working Together in Unity. “Dr. King gave us a...

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Tue, 01/10/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Robert Nunley, professor emeritus of geography, who died Dec. 24, 2016. He was 85. “Professor Nunley’s contributions to our university as a teacher and researcher spanned 40 years, and we...

Mon, 01/09/2017 — Modern hospital design — with all-private patient rooms, larger units and decentralized nursing stations – has raised concerns about nurses walking long distances and failing to maintain proximity to patients. The supposed benefit of...

Mon, 01/09/2017 —  When schools put zero tolerance policies into effect, such rules were intended to address problems such as violence, weapons, drugs or other illegal activities. Consequently, "zero tolerance" policies have been used to punish behavioral issues,...

Mon, 01/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – On May 1, 1970, Sybil Stockdale, Phyllis Galanti, Louise Mulligan and Jane Denton, founding members of the National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia, rallied with 1,000 family members of prisoners of war at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, an early and ardent supporter of their cause, helped draw a crowd of 3,800 to the event that helped establish the league’s influence and national visibility. The Dole Institute of Politics has announced the creation of a new special exhibition about these leaders, opening in May 2017. “The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies & Advocates”

Thu, 01/05/2017 — A group of University of Kansas professors has received a $35,000 National Endowment for the Arts grant to stage a symposium, including performances, focusing on a computerized musical instrument that allows people of all abilities, including...


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