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Wed, 11/11/2015 — from ballet to hip-hop and contemporary dance.” Melissa Thodos founded Thodos Dance Chicago to promote ...

Wed, 11/11/2015 — LAWRENCE – Often the word “leader” conjures up images of an executive or boss. At the University of Kansas, a new institute will help promote a different approach to leadership. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has created the Institute for Leadership Studies. The institute practices the concept of leadership as a process rather than as a position of authority. The leadership studies minor has taught this approach, known as adaptive leadership, to hundreds of students over the past decade. The institute will continue to direct the leadership studies minor as well as develop more opportunities for leadership studies courses and programs. “The Institute for

Wed, 11/11/2015 — Krista Tippett, host of the public radio show "On Being," will present an upcoming lecture, "The Adventure of Civility," addressing issues such as diverging viewpoints on topics like politics, morality and life itself. The lecture will take...

Tue, 11/10/2015 — The University of Kansas has earned a top-10 spot from Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings. The rankings, released Nov. 9, rate schools on a number of factors, including an assessment of veteran and military student...

Tue, 11/10/2015 — Jennifer Wamelink, the University of Kansas Student Housing’s associate director for residence life, has been honored by the Upper Midwest Region for the Association of College and University Housing Officers-International. The award...

Tue, 11/10/2015 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will serve as the moderator for a University of Kansas town hall meeting on the topics of race, respect, responsibility and freedom of speech at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, in the Woodruff Auditorium of the...

Tue, 11/10/2015 — On the eve of Veterans Day, the Women's Foundation released findings from Project Diane, a study examining the integration of women into military. The research, conducted in partnership with the University of Kansas and the Army Research...

Mon, 11/09/2015 —  McCollum residence hall at the University of Kansas will be demolished at 9 a.m. Nov. 25, the first day of KU’s Thanksgiving Break. The 600-foot evacuation perimeter around the implosion site will also include street closings near the...

Mon, 11/09/2015 —  Schools that focus on a positive culture and use effective inclusive practices can lead the way in providing an education that brings all students together to enhance outcomes and end segregation based on labels. A study from the University of...

Mon, 11/09/2015 — Departing from the melodramatic stage conventions of the time and providing a searing look at Victorian domestic life, “A Doll’s House” helped marshal in a new social era after debuting in 1879. This feminist drama has stood the test of...

Mon, 11/09/2015 — Recent events at Yale University, the University of Missouri and other schools have amplified the ongoing national conversation about race and, more broadly, about respect and responsibility. To further the discussion, the University of Kansas...

Mon, 11/09/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics today announced its program schedule for the final months of the fall 2015 semester, highlighted by visits from President Bill Clinton and John Della Volpe, polling director for the Harvard Institute of Politics...

Thu, 11/05/2015 — A professor from Brandeis University is scheduled to deliver a lecture on Nov. 10 focusing on the experience of black soldiers during World War I. “Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era” aligns with...

Thu, 11/05/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor who has done extensive research on Chinese and Taiwanese relations is available to talk to media about Saturday’s meeting between China's President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou. The meeting, which will be held in Singapore, will be the first time the leaders of the two states have met since the end of a civil war in 1949. Megan Greene, director of KU’s Center for East Asian Studies and an associate professor of history, specializes in the history of the Republic of China under the political party Kuomintang (KMT) both in China and Taiwan. As author of the 2008 book “The Origins of the Developmental

Thu, 11/05/2015 — University of Kansas entomologist Charles Michener is being remembered for his stature in the field and his significant contributions to understanding the biology, evolution, classification and behavior of bees.   Michener was the Watkins...

Thu, 11/05/2015 — The University of Kansas and Lawrence communities are invited to learn about redevelopment plans for KU’s Central District at an open forum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, in the Gridiron Room of the Burge Union. Hosted by KU’s...

Thu, 11/05/2015 — A California-based pharmaceutical company has established a new lab on the west campus of the University of Kansas. Stason Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical products manufacturer and distributor based out of Irvine, California, has begun...

Thu, 11/05/2015 — LAWRENCE – KPR’s classical music lovers will have a new voice bringing them Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. Michael Keelan has been named classical music director and morning host at Kansas Public Radio.  Keelan (KEY lan) comes to Lawrence from Nebraska, where he’s been an announcer and host of Nebraska Concerts for NET Radio, professor of strings at Concordia University and a member of the Omaha Symphony Orchestra. He is a graduate of Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory and University of Maryland-College Park. Prior to returning to Lincoln, his hometown, he was a violin teacher at Wausau Conservatory in Wisconsin and concertmaster of the Green Bay Symphony for seven years

Thu, 11/05/2015 — In America, Protestant preacher Billy Graham has used the television and radio airwaves to reach to millions of people. His influence as a Christian evangelist over decades has extended to his role as a spiritual adviser, or "preacher to the...

Wed, 11/04/2015 — LAWRENCE – Karen Dawisha, author of the acclaimed New York Times best-seller “Putin’s Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?,” will deliver a public lecture at the University of Kansas. The lecture, titled “What’s the Problem With Russia? Or Is There a Problem?” will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. Dawisha will also give a lecture at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the Hall Center Seminar Room as a part of the Conflict & International Change Seminar sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities. The seminar is open to all KU graduate students, faculty and staff and their guests. Dawisha is the Walter E. Havighurst Professor


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