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Thu, 10/02/2014 — Mary Fry, associate professor of health, sport and exercise science at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss the Kansas City Royals’ playoff run and the importance of a caring and supportive team climate for maximizing athletes’...

Wed, 10/01/2014 — The Nov. 4 general election features key congressional and gubernatorial races across the country, including in Kansas. University of Kansas experts are available to comment on various issues and races in national and state politics and...

Wed, 10/01/2014 —   LAWRENCE – Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister will share his experiences arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court and other career highlights during his inaugural lecture as the E.S. & Tom Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Kansas. McAllister is set to deliver “The Supreme Court and Kansas: A (Solicitor) General Talk about Studying, Teaching and Serving the Law” at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. A Kansas native, McAllister earned degrees from KU and its law school before clerking first for Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for

Wed, 10/01/2014 — Statement from University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little: “Last evening I approved the interim suspension of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at the University of Kansas. We took this action due to disturbing and serious allegations of sexual assault occurring during a party at this fraternity this past weekend. These allegations were reported to local law enforcement and to Institutional Opportunity and Access.  As a community we will not tolerate the type of egregious behavior that has been reported, and we are cooperating with the Lawrence Police Department to conduct a thorough investigation. KU’s Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access

Wed, 10/01/2014 — For many, the Hollywood Canteen nightclub represents the American home front during World War II at its feel-good best. Many a homefront documentary or exhibit includes photos and film clips of celebrity volunteers, such as Marlene Dietrich,...

Wed, 10/01/2014 — As the Secret Service has come under fire for a recent White House security breach and revelation that an armed felon rode in an elevator with President Barack Obama, two University of Kansas experts in the School of Public Affairs and...

Wed, 10/01/2014 —  University of Kansas researcher Trevor Rivers recently had a hand in the making of the BBC-TV documentary “Super Senses: The Secret Power of Animals” for his work with ostracods. “We came up with a plan for me to come join the BBC crew...

Wed, 10/01/2014 — Students from nine Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, Oct. 9, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 44 seniors from high schools in Ellis, Rooks, Russell and Trego counties will be recognized for...

Wed, 10/01/2014 — John Symons, chair and professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, will present "What Can We Teach Our Posthuman Descendants?" as part of the Hall Center for the Humanities' 2014-2015 Humanities Lecture Series. The...

Wed, 10/01/2014 — Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 15, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 44 seniors from high schools in Anderson and Franklin counties will be recognized for their...

Tue, 09/30/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics will commemorate 40 years since the hard-fought U.S. Senate race between former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Roy. Dole Institute senior archivist Audrey Coleman will interview Dave Owen, Dole’s 1974...

Tue, 09/30/2014 — The public is invited to the annual fall tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. The garden was established in 2010 and draws several hundred visitors each year. Garden pathways are...

Tue, 09/30/2014 — The 102nd Homecoming at the University of Kansas concluded Sept. 27 after a week that included events for KU students and the Lawrence community. Throughout the week, KU student organizations collected points for their participation in events...

Tue, 09/30/2014 — Virtual schools and courses are increasing in popularity across the country, and a new study from the University of Kansas shows that teachers in online settings prefer approaching education intellectually, socially and emotionally, while...

Tue, 09/30/2014 — Who: Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, Dale Seuferling, C.J. Brune, Elizabeth Schultz and Christine Smith What: University of Kansas and KU Endowment to unveil historical marker honoring the February Sisters When: 4 p.m. today, Sept. 30 Where: Crawford Community Center, 1346 Louisiana St. (In case of inclement weather, Big 12 Room in the Kansas Union) This event is open to the media. Purpose: To remember and honor the February Sisters with the placement of a historical marker on the 1300 block of Louisiana Street (the location of the former East Asian Studies Building, the building occupied by the February Sisters on February 4, 1972).

Mon, 09/29/2014 — Students from five Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 8, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 185 seniors from high schools in Johnson County will be recognized for their academic...

Mon, 09/29/2014 — Students from 13 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 8, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 87 seniors from high schools in Ellsworth, Lincoln, Ottawa and Saline counties will be...

Mon, 09/29/2014 — The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City (HCF) has announced that Shannon Criss, associate professor of architecture, will be one of 15 participants in next year’s Healthy Communities Leadership Academy. The yearlong academy will help participants deepen their knowledge, understanding, and practice in civic leadership, policy and system change, community collaboration, and resource leveraging HCF developed the Leadership Academy to build field capacity and develop local expertise to effect changes in policy and community environments. These result in making the healthy choice the easy choice for the uninsured and underserved. "Our organization has a long

Mon, 09/29/2014 — LAWRENCE – From poetry readings to symphony performances, the University of Kansas will host a series of events throughout the fall to commemorate World War I and pay tribute to today’s veterans and military. The events are connected to KU’s Centennial Commemoration of World War I, which is being coordinated by the European Studies Program and includes collaboration with departments and organizations throughout KU and the community to mark the 100th anniversary of the war. “The commemoration explores how World War I informs our understanding of contemporary conflicts and how conflicts today shape our understanding of World War I,” said Lorie Vanchena, academic

Mon, 09/29/2014 — The University of Kansas will be host to another homecoming this week when the Mid-America Alliance for African Studies (MAAAS) brings its 20th annual conference to the Lawrence campus on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4. Founded at KU in 1995,...


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