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Fri, 04/03/2015 —  The University of Kansas will recognize the contributions of graduate students to the university with a range of events during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, which is April 6-10. Graduation Student Appreciation Week celebrates...

Fri, 04/03/2015 — Jimmy LaSalvia, Dole Institute of Politics spring 2015 Fellow at the University of Kansas and political strategist, commentator and author, will host Greg Orman, recent independent candidate for Senate, for the final Study Group session of ...

Fri, 04/03/2015 — In recognition of the University of Kansas' enriching artistic and cultural community, the Campus Arts Week brings together collaborating organizations across campus for a week of exhibits and events. Campus Arts Week will span the week of April...

Fri, 04/03/2015 —  An “unusually short” total lunar eclipse will occur before dawn Saturday, April 4, lasting all of about 10 minutes. Bruce Twarog, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss the unique event with...

Fri, 04/03/2015 —  Raj Bhala is available to speak with media about the recently announced framework of an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program. Bhala is associate dean for international & comparative law and Rice Distinguished Professor at the University...

Fri, 04/03/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering will host a three-day test of engineering skills at the end of April that’s expected to draw more than 400 people from 15 universities in the region. The annual American Society of Civil Engineers...

Thu, 04/02/2015 — University Awards are among the most prestigious honors presented at the University of Kansas, and this week the 12 students who will be honored at KU's 143rd Commencement in May received word of their award in front of their peers. Tammara...

Thu, 04/02/2015 — A piece of artwork that resembles the double helix of a DNA strand will adorn a prominent spot in the new engineering facility at the University of Kansas when it opens this fall. The piece, known as "Structural Evolution," was selected as the...

Thu, 04/02/2015 — LAWRENCE – Sarah Ngoh, a doctoral candidate in English, and Rebecca Stakun, a doctoral candidate in Slavic languages & literatures, have been selected as the recipients of the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities for 2015-16. The two winners will each spend a semester in residence at the Hall Center. The goal of the graduate fellowship is to provide recipients with one intensive semester to make significant progress on their dissertations. The fellowship also seeks to expand the fellows’ experience beyond a single disciplinary focus by providing the opportunity for interaction with the Hall Center’s interdisciplinary cohort of faculty

Thu, 04/02/2015 — People in the United States and elsewhere in the Western world have modified their behaviors in recent decades, mindful of helping the environment. A University of Kansas researcher who studied opinion surveys from the World Values Survey...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — Bryce Tappan, a junior in chemistry, and Jessica van Loben Sels, a junior in microbiology, have each been awarded a prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate award for academically gifted students in science,

Wed, 04/01/2015 —  Virtually every parent has at some point told their children to put on sunscreen before going outside. And those parents could just as likely tell you there’s no more sure-fire way to make sure a child ignores your message than to deliver a...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — A University of Kansas expert on Nigerian politics is available to discuss the results of the country's presidential election. According to international news reports, former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari has defeated incumbent...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — Mark Donovan, president of the Kansas City Chiefs, will present “Lessons in Leadership” at 7 p.m. April 15 at the Lied Center.The event is free and open to the public as part of the J.A. Vickers Sr. and Robert F. Vickers Memorial Lecture...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — James Oakes, author of "Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. His presentation, "Rethinking Emancipation: Freedom...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — Joy Castro, professor of English and director of ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, will speak and give a reading Thursday, April 2, as part of the 2015 Department of English British and American Lecture. The event will...

Wed, 04/01/2015 — Jennifer Laurence, professor of pharmaceutical chemistry at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, will be featured in the upcoming Kansas City Public Television (KCPT) special “Cancer in KC.” The program will air at 8 p.m. Thursday,...

Tue, 03/31/2015 —  Researchers at KU Edwards Campus are crunching numbers and conducting focus groups with assistance from Johnson County Library staff to measure the county’s return on every dollar invested in its library system. The nine-month study,...

Tue, 03/31/2015 — For more than a century, the University of Kansas Marching Jayhawks have added spirit and music to KU football games. Next fall, the 270-member marching band will return to Memorial Stadium with yet another crowd-pleaser in store — new...

Tue, 03/31/2015 — The native prairies of Kansas are fertile ground for discovery. Soon, a new University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor will use his expertise in ecology and microbiology to release secrets hidden within the soil and plants of the...


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Throwback Thursday at KU: 1970 was just one of the five years KU's debate team won the National Debate Tournament. They've also been in the final four 14 times, and qualified for the tournament for 48 consecutive years. From left to right: David Jeans, Robert McCulloh, Dr. Donn Parson (the Head Jayhawk), Jackson Harrell (assistant coach) Jeans and McCulloh won the National Debate Tournament in 1970. Kansas Debate KU History

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