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Thu, 08/11/2016 — CEOs and corporate lobbyists often spend plenty of time decrying how potential government regulations will affect their bottom line, but a new University of Kansas study finds that the U.S. Clean Water Act, when implemented in the right balance,...

Wed, 08/10/2016 — For more than a decade, newspapers across the country have scaled back their staff, laid off journalists and editors, and made drastic changes in the face of economic challenges. A University of Kansas researcher has gathered insight from...

Wed, 08/10/2016 — With Zika sparking anxiety at the Summer Olympic Games in Brazil, and now being transmitted in Florida through contact with mosquitoes, accurately mapping the distribution of the virus is increasingly urgent. Accounting for a host of...

Wed, 08/10/2016 — The Spencer Museum of Art has been awarded a $159,049 federal grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to organize two weeklong workshops for K-12 teachers. These events will be supported by the NEH Landmarks of American History and...

Wed, 08/10/2016 — The University of Kansas is part of a coalition of five universities in the United States and Canada that will harness their strengths in research to improve teaching and student learning. The Bay View Alliance, a cooperative of nine...

Tue, 08/09/2016 — LAWRENCE – A film created by University of Kansas visual art student Olivia Hernández was the overall winner of the Short Film Work-in-Progress category from the CreActive International Open Film Festival in Bangladesh. Hernández’s film, “material girl hallelujah,” is an original video created in response to her original sound recording of her mother and cousins singing hymns in a one-room church founded by her great-great-grandfather in the mountains of Virginia. It was selected as a festival award winner out of more than 4,000 submissions from 105 countries.  “To receive an award for my modest attempts at art-making feels like a cosmic ‘thumbs up’ from the

Tue, 08/09/2016 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 72 new members. Laura Mielke, chapter president and professor of English, presided at the May 18 ceremony immediately before university commencement....

Tue, 08/09/2016 — James Gunn, University of Kansas professor emeritus and award-winning science fiction author, recently received a lifetime teaching award from the Writing the Rockies writers conference of Western Colorado State University. Conference...

Mon, 08/08/2016 — With the arrival of August comes the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Students across the country will return to classrooms this month and next while others begin new phases in their educational careers, be it the first day...

Mon, 08/08/2016 — The University of Kansas presented a Champion of Science Award to U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder on Monday in recognition of his support for federal funding for basic scientific research. The award is given on behalf of the Science Coalition to members...

Mon, 08/08/2016 — University of Kansas alumnus Luther Fry and his wife, Ardis, of Garden City, have made a combined outright and planned gift commitment of $1 million, which will support an endowed chair in ophthalmology at KU.  The Frys in 2001 established the...

Thu, 08/04/2016 — Aug. 1 is moving day for many in the Lawrence area. It also signals the start of an annual movement of international students to the University of Kansas. “Often new international students can be a bit disoriented in arranging for...

Thu, 08/04/2016 —  When the United States and 11 other nations recently agreed to the Trans Pacific Partnership, they set in motion history’s largest free trade agreement. A University of Kansas professor of law and international trade law expert has authored a...

Thu, 08/04/2016 — The Office of the Provost has selected the 2016-2017 senior administrative fellows. The program identifies and cultivates current and potential leaders already on the University of Kansas faculty. Now in its 24th year, the Senior Administrative...

Thu, 08/04/2016 — WHO/WHAT: U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder will receive the Champion of Science award from the Science Coalition, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization of leading public and private research universities. This award is presented to members of Congress whose actions and votes consistently support scientific research. KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will present the award to Yoder. Dr. Douglas Lowy, acting director of the National Cancer Institute, will speak at the event as a guest of the Congressman. Dr. Douglas Girod, executive vice chancellor of KU Medical Center, and Dr. Roy Jensen, director of the KU Cancer Center, will also serve as hosts for the event. WHERE: KU

Thu, 08/04/2016 — YODER – Fifty-eight new law enforcement officers were congratulated by U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Wichita) during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) last month. The new officers were members of the 240th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training April 18, represented 47 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement

Wed, 08/03/2016 — As part of a three-year, $750,000 grant, University of Kansas researchers will aid colleges and universities in three states in adopting sexual assault policies and prevention strategies. The Heartland Sexual Assault Policies & Prevention...

Tue, 08/02/2016 — The largest higher education fundraising effort to date in the state, Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, raised $1.66 billion, far exceeding its $1.2 billion goal. The campaign, which ended June 30, boosted student support, faculty, facilities...

Mon, 08/01/2016 — National news reports haven't had a shortage of challenges to focus on in the final hours before the Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. The host city has tried to quell concerns about issues from health concerns about Zika virus and water quality...

Fri, 07/29/2016 — Charles “Chuck” Berg, a longtime University of Kansas professor of film and media studies, died July 26 in Lawrence. He was 75. “Chuck Berg’s many contributions to our university spanned nearly four decades, during which he was able to...


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