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Fri, 03/30/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the fall 2017 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: OCTOBER Name: Sarah DenningTitle: Grant specialist for the Education, Social & Behavioral (ESB) Shared Service Center (SSC) What that means:

Thu, 03/29/2018 — For now, there are just a few things researchers and students at the University of Kansas want people to dig about the new dinosaur they recently excavated in Montana’s Hell Creek Formation. First off, it’s a “fabulous” complete...

Thu, 03/29/2018 — KU Libraries will host the third annual Research Sprints May 14-18. During this weeklong effort, faculty members will work with a team of libraries faculty and staff on a specific goal related to their research and...

Thu, 03/29/2018 — Heineken announced this week it would pull a commercial that was roundly criticized as racist. In the advertisement, a bartender spots a woman looking disappointedly at a glass of wine. He then slides a bottle of Heineken Light down the bar,...

Thu, 03/29/2018 — The Department of Mathematics will host a renowned academic and member of the National Academy of Sciences for its inaugural Distinguished Lecture Series, set for 4 p.m. April 12 in 120 Snow Hall. Constantine Dafermos, Alumni-Alumnae...

Thu, 03/29/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the 2018-19 Common Book, intended to broaden the campus community's conversations about identity and citizenship. "Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work," by Edwidge Danticat, will be the focus...

Windows and brick wall of JRP Hall
Wed, 03/28/2018 — The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded the University of Kansas TRIO McNair Scholars Program a perfect score in its refunding application for a $280,000-per-year grant for five years that will allow the program to continue serving KU...

Wed, 03/28/2018 — Opening next week, the Frank R. Burge Student Union, part of KU’s new Central District, will serve as a flexible venue with all the amenities needed to host academic conferences, meetings and other events. “We’re excited about the...

Wed, 03/28/2018 — Turns out the ancient Greek knew what he was talking about. In the first study of its kind, a University of Kansas professor has defined the amount of time necessary to make a friend as well as how long it typically takes to move through the...

Wed, 03/28/2018 — Chinese activist and curator of the exhibition “Above Ground: 40 Moments of Transformation” Lu Pin will speak at the Spencer Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Lu’s talk will examine the public demonstrations of Young Feminist...

Wed, 03/28/2018 — The University of Kansas debate team of seniors Quaram Robinson and Will Katz won the 72nd National Debate Tournament, which took place March 20-27 at Wichita State University. It is the sixth time a KU team has won the national championship...

Tue, 03/27/2018 — LAWRENCE – If you’re a poet who paddles the rivers and lakes of northeast Kansas, you might find a goatfish cowtooth. Stephen Johnson, a senior lecturer in the University of Kansas Department of English, has. “Goatfish / Cowtooth” is the title of his new collection of poetry, published in 2017 by Kansas City, Missouri-based Spartan Press. “I have jawbones of cattle I’ve found on Kaw River sandbars,” Johnson said. “Cow’s teeth, fish bones and other bones. They are wonderful to behold, like little relics of saints, but they are from dead catfish and gar.” Johnson’s first collection contains poems about fishing, about working in an Alaskan fishery, about family and

Tue, 03/27/2018 —  Across the country, affordable checking is becoming a thing of the past. Bank of America recently ended its free online checking account offer, but “main street banks” and small institutions are taking similar measures. A report co-authored...

Tue, 03/27/2018 — Six students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Tue, 03/27/2018 — The KU Public Safety Office Emergency Management Department is hosting the second event in a “lunch and learn” lecture series about interdisciplinary issues within disasters and emergencies. KU professors and scholars will share their fresh...

Waton Library, Gothic revival building, at dusk
Mon, 03/26/2018 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Sarah Deer, professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and the School of Law. “Resilience and Resistance:

Mon, 03/26/2018 — The University of Kansas’ observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month will culminate April 9 with Embrace Your Voice, an event bringing together three leaders of the cause. Embrace Your Voice will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Burge Union....

In darkened room, two artists work on a piece for Big Botany.
Mon, 03/26/2018 — Opening Tuesday at the Spencer Museum of Art, the exhibition “Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World” examines the integral relationships between humans and plants through works by more than 50 historical and contemporary artists...

Mon, 03/26/2018 — In his writings on sex and sexuality, Spanish Enlightenment author Martín Martínez provided the parameters on how to see and name the body based on its social functions. For scholars, the anatomist's work gets to the heart of a debate...

Hall Center for the Humanities
Mon, 03/26/2018 — For the past 30 years, the Seaver Lecture Series has been an opportunity for KU faculty to present research related to continuing issues in Western Civilization.  Shannon O’Lear will give this year’s lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday,...


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