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Fri, 05/13/2016 — The University of Kansas invites media to cover the university’s 144th Commencement on Sunday, May 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony lasts about two hours. At 10:30 a.m., graduates begin the traditional “walk down the Hill” to...

Fri, 05/13/2016 — Twenty outstanding sophomores at the University of Kansas will complete a semester seminar on energy with a trip through Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota and Nebraska this month that will include a stop at Yellowstone Park. The students...

Fri, 05/13/2016 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility announces the 2016 Faculty and Student Excellence in Service Learning Awards and recognizes the Student Service Showcase winners from the April 7 community partner Service Celebration. ...

Fri, 05/13/2016 — A University of Kansas expert on transgender politics and policy is available to discuss the Obama administration's directive to U.S. public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. According to...

Thu, 05/12/2016 — Amid antitrust concerns, a federal judge earlier this week blocked a planned merger between office supply rivals Staples Inc. and Office Depot Inc., making it the latest in a string of failed deals involving large, struggling corporations. A...

Thu, 05/12/2016 — College students have been banding together to play video games for decades. But the popularity of online gaming has grown so much that colleges are now offering athletic scholarships for “e-sports” participants. University of Kansas...

Thu, 05/12/2016 — For her dedication to supporting students, University of Kansas adviser Michele Casavant has been named the recipient of this year’s C.L.A.S.S. Award. The C.L.A.S.S. Award (Citation for Leadership and Achievement in Student Services) is...

Wed, 05/11/2016 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, in partnership with the Office of Admissions, will host the Chancellor’s Top Scholar Reception for high-achieving Lawrence area high school students from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at...

Wed, 05/11/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law Class of 2015 ranked in the top 25 percent of all law schools nationally in the critical areas of overall and “best jobs” employment outcomes, according to data released by the American Bar Association last week. Overall employment exceeded 91 percent, confirming a return to pre-recession success, while best jobs rose for a fifth consecutive year, topping 81 percent. For overall employment, KU Law ranks 47th nationally, or among the top 23.3 percent of all law schools reported by the ABA. When law school-funded jobs are removed from the calculation, KU Law leaps to 32nd in the country, placing it in the top 15.9

Wed, 05/11/2016 — Three people were honored at the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at the University of Kansas for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers.  The recognition took place last month at the Symposium’s...

Wed, 05/11/2016 — Even though it’s been several years since University of Kansas seniors have set foot in high school teachers’ classrooms, the influence of many of those educators is not forgotten. As their former students celebrate the milestone of...

Wed, 05/11/2016 — As historically one of the top 10 agricultural-producing states, Kansas and farming are often considered synonymous. Yet, most of that perception involves wide-open rural farming plots on several acres of flat land. With large industrial and...

Wed, 05/11/2016 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 70 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 66 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Chancellor...

Tue, 05/10/2016 — A group of University of Kansas students enrolled in the Department of Architecture’s Dirt Works Studio are putting the finishing touches on the Sensory Pavilion, a structure they designed and built in the Audio-Reader Sensory Garden. A...

Tue, 05/10/2016 — The month of May is recognized as National Bike Month, and since its inception in 2012, the KU Bicycle Advisory Committee has taken the opportunity to showcase campus bike resources and highlight campus and citywide efforts to improve bike safety,

Tue, 05/10/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program ranks 19th in the nation, according to rankings published this month by the University of Houston Law Center. Headlined by a national championship team, KU Law students accumulated enough points through strong showings at national competitions to break into the top 20 for the first time in the school’s history. “What our students achieved is no small feat,” said Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU’s lawyering skills program. “The ranking system is based on cumulative points, so larger law schools have a distinct advantage. We have fewer teams competing than many schools

Tue, 05/10/2016 — An estate gift of nearly $430,000 from the late University of Kansas alumna Patricia A. Rozema Taylor has established two new scholarships at KU, one for design students in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, and one for students...

Tue, 05/10/2016 — A University of Kansas researcher who has collaborated with the National Park Service on potential historical landmarks of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer movement is available to discuss the possibility that New York's...

Tue, 05/10/2016 — The University of Kansas has honored 12 students with University Awards for 2016. These awards recognize each student for their accomplishments in academics, leadership and community engagement while attending KU. The Class of 1913...

Tue, 05/10/2016 — Disability and race weigh heavily on the school experience of millions of young people, yet disability studies and critical race theory rarely look at how the two intersect. A University of Kansas professor has co-edited a book examining how...


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