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Thu, 01/26/2017 — The exploration of a Verizon-Charter Communications merger presents interesting questions for the telecommunications industry and how the new Trump administration will handle potential antitrust questions, according to a University of Kansas...

Thu, 01/26/2017 — Four young writers enroll in a course and find their talents, relationships and realities pushed to their limits by a washed-up, international literary guru. Directed and produced by the Jayhawk Initiative for Student Theatre, “Seminar”...

Thu, 01/26/2017 — As the entire State Department senior-level management team resigned Thursday, reported by the Washington Post, it will make for a rocky transition for Trump administration officials to implement changes in foreign policy, said a University of...

Wed, 01/25/2017 — Improvised explosive devices and associated blast injuries have left over 350,000 U.S. service members in Iraq and Afghanistan with an invisible wound: traumatic brain injury. “Soldiers get blown on their butt from an improvised explosive...

Wed, 01/25/2017 — In one of his first actions as president, Donald Trump rolled back previous federal policies on climate protection, energy efficiency and sustainability. But don't expect some local governments to slow down their own efforts, said a University...

Wed, 01/25/2017 — LAWRENCE – Dean Rick Ginsberg has announced the appointment of Ngondi Kamatuka, director of the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs, as the new executive director of diversity and equity initiatives beginning Jan. 1 for the University of Kansas School of Education. In this newly created position, Kamatuka will play a major role in directing and overseeing the school’s diversity-focused agenda for the next two years while continuing his responsibilities as director of the KU Center for Educational Opportunity Programs. The new position will involve working with faculty, staff and students; assisting with recruitment and retention efforts; serving on the

Wed, 01/25/2017 — LAWRENCE – How does cutting taxes affect the well-being of our state’s budget? Kansas Public Radio’s Statehouse Bureau Chief Stephen Koranda will moderate a panel discussion on the topic featuring Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly and Dave Trabert, president of the Kansas Policy Institute. They’ll talk about the pros, cons and philosophy behind the Kansas tax experiment, which included an income tax exemption for more than 300,000 businesses and cuts to personal income tax rates. The discussion is open to the public and will take place on from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Lawrence Public Library. Repealing some of the tax cuts pushed by Gov. Sam Brownback

Wed, 01/25/2017 — U.S. public companies since 2004 that received a Securities and Exchange Commission comment letter referencing tax-related issues were more likely to subsequently disclose more tax-related information to investors and increase cash payments to...

Tue, 01/24/2017 — The University of Kansas debate squad finished the fall semester ranked first in the country in the national varsity debate rankings and demonstrated their depth over the weekend of Jan. 21-23. KU debate teams scattered across the country to...

Tue, 01/24/2017 — If you're seeking investments through online marketing or crowd-funding websites, be sure to smile in your profile photo or your post. But maybe not too big. New research that includes a University of Kansas researcher has found that the level...

Tue, 01/24/2017 —  A liberal watchdog group filed a lawsuit in federal court against President Donald Trump on Monday, claiming he is in violation of the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington claim that...

Mon, 01/23/2017 — The Sexual Assault Prevention and Education Center (SAPEC) at the University of Kansas is celebrating its first anniversary with an event this week to mark the successes of its first full year of operation. The center has also published its...

Mon, 01/23/2017 — Through the Tinker Field Research Grants program, four University of Kansas graduate students recently completed international research in their respective fields. The KU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies won the prestigious...

Mon, 01/23/2017 — Can architecture students using 21st-century technology turn out something as beautiful as the master designers and craftsmen of the 19th century did? And might the experiment lay the foundation for a digital library that would allow people to...

Mon, 01/23/2017 — America’s society and education system have a tendency to claim they are “color blind” or that they don’t see race. Doing so tells young people their race and identity don’t matter, encourages ignorance and ultimately leads to poorer...

Fri, 01/20/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Allan Cigler, a professor emeritus of political science who spent his entire career at KU. Cigler died Jan. 13 in Lawrence. He was 73. “Professor Cigler’s body of work as a researcher speaks...

Fri, 01/20/2017 — In anticipation of a project tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2017, the city of Lawrence is installing temporary traffic-calming devices at the intersection of Naismith Drive and Crescent Road today. This irregular intersection is...

Thu, 01/19/2017 — TED Senior Fellow Jessica Green will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at The Commons in Spooner Hall. Her talk, “The Hidden City: Landscape, Urban Design, and the Microbial Universe,” will explore the...

Wed, 01/18/2017 — As Turkish authorities have arrested an Uzbek man as the alleged gunman accused of killing 39 people on New Year's Day at an Istanbul nightclub, a University of Kansas researcher who studies Central Asia said it would be a mistake in response to...

Wed, 01/18/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business, the Langston Hughes Center and Kansas Athletics will present “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The third annual event will feature a keynote address from Harry Edwards, sports sociologist and professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a panel discussion with former KU student-athletes.  Shawn Alexander, associate professor and graduate director of African & African-American studies and director of the Langston Hughes Center, said the popularity of sports can lead to conversations about


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