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Tue, 08/30/2016 — For more than two centuries, patents have been considered a key governmental policy tool for economic innovation. And for just as long numerous assumptions have been made about what they mean to an innovation’s value, where the most important...

Tue, 08/30/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Business and its International Center for Ethics in Business will host the fifth Partners in Business Ethics Conference on Sept. 29-30. The event, which is presented with support from the Deloitte Foundation,...

Tue, 08/30/2016 — While it is widely accepted that songbirds originated from the Australian continent, how and when they diversified and colonized the rest of the globe has remained a mystery. Researchers from the University of Kansas, Louisiana State University...

Tue, 08/30/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas has opened online registration for the Fall 2016 Children’s Swim Program at Robinson Center. Taught by Red Cross water safety instructors, the Children’s Swim Program at KU provides children and families a fun, safe learning and swimming environment. The program is open to all ability levels for children ages 6 months and older and has been serving the greater Lawrence community since 1990. Swim participants register for a 10-lesson session, and the 45-minute lessons are Saturday mornings during the fall season. Cost to participate is $50 for the first child, then $40

Tue, 08/30/2016 — When San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last weekend refused to stand for the national anthem, citing oppression of racial minorities, it reopened discussions of the anthem's genesis and references to slavery in the not often...

Mon, 08/29/2016 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have been building a body of work showing a positive, caring environment in sport has benefits from improved effort to better overall well-being. They recently partnered with Children International to take...

Mon, 08/29/2016 —  LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law is one of the 25 best public law schools in the nation, according to Business Insider magazine. The rankings, which focus primarily on graduates’ success landing high-quality jobs, place KU at 48th among all law schools and 24th compared to its public peers. “Our students have had increasing success over the past five years finding meaningful legal employment,” said Stephen Mazza, dean of the law school. “Our career services office, faculty and alumni all work together to help graduates make connections that lead to their first jobs and to future success. A ranking system that focuses on employment outcomes and low

Mon, 08/29/2016 — A gift commitment from Elizabeth Schultz, professor emerita of English at the University of Kansas, will provide $1.5 million for the Herman Melville Distinguished Professorship in the Department of English. Schultz taught at KU from 1967 to 2001.

Mon, 08/29/2016 — As immigration policy has become prominent in American society in recent decades, the debate and social justice issues surrounding immigrants have become a larger part of American Latino literature, a University of Kansas scholar finds. As part...

Fri, 08/26/2016 — Students rarely study math and reading at the same time, and it’s not often considered that a student needs to excel at one to be successful with the other. But reading plays a vital role in math as students are presented increasingly...

Fri, 08/26/2016 — The University of Kansas has new reflection room options for students, faculty and staff this fall. KU Libraries have set aside space for individuals of all faiths and beliefs who want quiet space for reflection, meditation or prayer. The new...

Fri, 08/26/2016 — Twenty-three women with ties to the University of Kansas are featured in the 2016-2017 Women of Distinction calendar. The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, which produces the poster-sized calendar, will host a reception to honor...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — A team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering has earned top honors in an international aircraft engine design competition. The team claimed first place in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Team Engine...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — The University Theatre’s upcoming season will continue to push artistic boundaries with shows that are thoughtful, entertaining and paradigm-shifting. Through classic and contemporary productions, the season will address how and why people...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — When most major airlines began charging flyers for checked bags in 2008, travelers grumbled. Southwest Airlines — one of the most successfully run airlines in history — even resisted and seized a new marketing slogan, "bags fly...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — Engineering and geoscience students at the University of Kansas will benefit from more than $4 million in software developed by analytics provider IHS Markit. IHS has provided an in-kind gift through KU Endowment worth $4.1 million in software...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — A convocation on Thursday, Sept. 1, will mark the first anniversary of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (SLLC). The event will take place at 3 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Guest speakers include...

Thu, 08/25/2016 — A new full-color geologic map of Morris County, an area mantled with marine rocks and fossils characteristic of the Flint Hills, is available from the Kansas Geological Survey based at the University of Kansas. Mapped by Robert Sawin, KGS...

Wed, 08/24/2016 — The dynamics of global environmentalism, ranging from indigenous people’s rights to the reliance on non-governmental organizations, have been marked by a resurgence in environmental movements that more aggressively resist natural resource...

Wed, 08/24/2016 — LAWRENCE – An influential scholar of American Indian and indigenous studies has joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as the Hall Distinguished Professor in American Literature and Culture. Robert Warrior, an enrolled member of the Osage Nation, has authored or co-authored several books acclaimed as significant works from organizations including the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association and the Native American Literature Symposium. At KU, he holds a joint appointment in the departments of English and American Studies. He teaches courses and researches across many disciplines and specialties, including intellectual history, American literature,


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