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Wed, 03/23/2016 — A Florida jury has awarded professional-wrestling star Hulk Hogan $115 million in his suit against Gawker, which alleged that the site infringed his right to privacy by posting a snippet of a secretly recorded sex tape featuring Hogan and a...

Wed, 03/23/2016 — LAWRENCE – A new minor in education studies will provide students at the University of Kansas a solid grasp of essential theory and research in education, along with an opportunity to focus on particular aspects of educational systems. The study of education expands opportunities in a variety of career paths for students, from public service, social work and human development to psychology, applied behavioral sciences and more. The minor in education studies does not lead to teacher licensure, nor does it prepare students to teach in a classroom setting. Rather, it offers a broad introduction to education as a field of study and as a fundamental human activity. The

Wed, 03/23/2016 —  Many a parent has brought home a pet on the pretext it would help teach their child responsibility or read aloud a book in which animal characters teach kids all sorts of lessons. A new book examines not only what animals can teach people, but...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — The deadly attacks in Belgium were possibly a move by Islamic State terrorists before more arrests could disrupt its European network and the violence could have far-reaching implications for the European Union, University of Kansas researchers...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Law ranks 21st in the nation for offering the best practical training for future lawyers, according to National Jurist magazine. The rankings, which recognize “schools that go above and beyond in preparing...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — Individuals who have retired since July 1, 2015, and those who are currently known to be retiring by July 31, 2016, will be honored at a luncheon this spring. University Support Staff and Unclassified Professional Staff retirees will be...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — The University of Kansas is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus Stephen J. Parker, who died March 14. “I join the University of Kansas community in mourning the death of Professor Stephen Parker, renowned for his research in Slavic...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — Scholar and author Lundy Bancroft will offer the keynote speech at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare’s annual alumni event, Social Work Day, on April 8 at the Kansas Union. More than 350 social workers and KU alumni will...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — The University Press of Kansas will once again display the Association of American University Presses Book Show for 10 days from March 28-April 8. Now in its 50th year, for the first time in its history the book show includes winners in a newly...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — University of Kansas neuroscientist Jonathan Brumberg has been awarded a $25,000 New Century Scholars Research Grant by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to develop and test a brain-computer interface (BCI) that will directly...

Mon, 03/21/2016 — LAWRENCE – When rapper Kendrick Lamar took the stage at the Grammys this year, he delivered more than a performance; he sent a message about black lives in the United States. A presentation sponsored by the University of Kansas will explore in-depth the influence and roots of Lamar’s blend of artistry and activism. “Reflections on Kendrick Lamar” will feature a performance by Kansas City musical artists Storm & Co. with special guest Mae C, as well as discussions from professors and graduate students from KU and the University of Texas-Austin. It is the fifth installment in the “Make It Funky” lecture series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will

Mon, 03/21/2016 — The William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications has announced changes for William Allen White Day on April 14. PBS television journalist Gwen Ifill, who was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for William Allen White Day...

Mon, 03/21/2016 — A team of graduate students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering took first place at an international design competition held late last year in Hong Kong. The team, composed entirely of aerospace engineering graduate students,...

Thu, 03/17/2016 — U.S. News & World Report has ranked 49 graduate programs at the University of Kansas in its 2017 edition of the magazine’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, more than any other school in the state. Ten KU programs are ranked in the...

Fri, 03/11/2016 — Bala Subramaniam, director of the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis (CEBC) and Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry...

Fri, 03/11/2016 — Hannah Britton, associate professor of political science/women, gender & sexuality studies, will speak at 7:30 p.m. March 22 in The Commons, Spooner Hall, as part of the Hall Center for the Humanities' 2015-2016 Humanities Lecture...

Fri, 03/11/2016 — For years, the prohibition of gay groups marching in the nation's largest and oldest St. Patrick's Day parade in New York served as the grounds for debate over free speech rights and public space. A University of Kansas researcher of Irish...

Fri, 03/11/2016 — A longtime University of Kansas professor of English has died. Professor Emeritus Melvin Landsberg, a scholar of the works of writer John Dos Passos, died March 5 in Lawrence. He was 89. “I join the University of Kansas community in mourning...

Fri, 03/11/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has organized a special lecture by noted Ukrainian novelist, essayist and poet Yuri Andrukhovych. The lecture, which will feature readings of Andrukhovych’s work as well as a chance to ask questions of the author, will be 7 p.m.  Monday, March 21, in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing afterward. “We are honored and excited to bring Yuri Andrukhovych, one of Ukraine’s leading writers, to KU,” said CREES Director Vitaly Chernetsky. “His strong voice as a public intellectual has had

Fri, 03/11/2016 — Julián Zugazagoitia, director and CEO of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, and Mahesh Daas, dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning, will engage in a conversation on the use of architecture and design...


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