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Fri, 10/07/2016 — Kansas Audio-Reader and the Spencer Museum of Art are teaming up to offer an audio description workshop for anyone interested in becoming trained to describe theater, film, museum exhibits and other visual presentations for people with vision...

Fri, 10/07/2016 — University of Kansas graduate President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia on Friday was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end a 50-year civil war in his country. Although the peace accord Santos, a 1973 KU graduate in business and...

Thu, 10/06/2016 — The second biennial Field Station Frolic/Mari Pesek Memorial Fun Run will take place at the University of Kansas Field Station on Saturday, Nov. 12. The all-ages 5K fun run/walk is open to the public and starts at 10 a.m. The Field Station is...

Thu, 10/06/2016 — A University of Kansas Medical Center professor and researcher in genetic disorders and a longtime astronomy and physics professor will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club. Dr. Merlin...

Thu, 10/06/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas community is invited to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Lawrence. Haskell Indian Nations University will host its Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration on Monday, Oct. 10, from 1:30-6:30 p.m. in South Park near downtown Lawrence. The event features a grand entry at 1:30 p.m., as well as food and craft vendors, and is free to the public. KU’s First Nations Student Association is partnering in the event. “Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a terrific opportunity to celebrate the incredible contributions, traditions and history of indigenous peoples in this country,” said Bernadette Gray-Little, chancellor of the University of Kansas. “I

Wed, 10/05/2016 — University of Kansas Public Safety has announced that longtime employee Andrew Foster will serve as the Emergency Management coordinator. Foster previously served as an Emergency Management specialist. He conducts emergency preparedness...

Wed, 10/05/2016 — A new paper recently published in the Journal of Molecular Biology shows how advances in molecular biology and computer science around the world soon may lead to a three-dimensional computer model of a cell, the fundamental unit of...

Wed, 10/05/2016 — Surviving domestic violence is a harrowing ordeal on its own. For those who spend time escaping abuse in shelters, they often find additional challenges navigating the system, especially if substance abuse is involved in some way. A University...

Wed, 10/05/2016 — Police shootings of African-Americans in recent years have touched off the Black Lives Matter movement and protests in American cities such as Ferguson, Baltimore, Baton Rouge and Charlotte. But all cases were responses to instances of more...

Wed, 10/05/2016 — LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences has announced Andy Gillentine, a prominent sport management researcher, as keynote speaker at the inaugural Mawson Scholar Speaker Series.   “The Future of the Sport Industry: Following the Yellow Brick Road” will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in 3139 Wescoe Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Gillentine has conducted research projects for numerous sport organizations that have resulted in more than 50 publications, four books and over 100 national and international presentations.  “We are thrilled to launch the [Marlene] Mawson Scholar Speaker Series as Dr. Mawson

Tue, 10/04/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced a series of events to mark Hunger Awareness Month and support efforts to boost food and nutrition security in the campus and local communities. Coordinated by KU Fights Hunger, the series features events...

Tue, 10/04/2016 — Marketers invest countless resources to design the perfect visual logo for their brand, believing that consumers apply a logo’s meaning to its accompanying brand. Consumer behavior literature supports this assumption by documenting how a...

Tue, 10/04/2016 — The Supreme Court began its new term Monday and will hear a case regarding disparaging trademarks and the First Amendment. The case, involving an Asian-American band called The Slants, is also expected to resolve a case involving the Washington...

Tue, 10/04/2016 — The Dole Institute of Politics announced this week the creation of an 18-person board to serve as the chief volunteer advisory group of the institute, providing necessary support to promote and achieve the mission of the Dole Institute. The...

Tue, 10/04/2016 — LAWRENCE – A poet whose upbringing and trajectory share similarities with Langston Hughes will visit the University of Kansas for the annual Bill Tuttle Distinguished Lecture in American Studies. This year’s featured speaker, Kevin Young, is known as one of the most important poets of his generation. Young grew up in Topeka, just 30 miles from Lawrence, where Hughes spent formative years. Like Hughes, Young’s poetry is influenced by his time in Kansas, but he became well-known for his work after he left the state. He was featured in a research project and exhibit at KU last spring, Black Literary Suite: Black Writers with a Kansas Connection. The Tuttle Lecture

Tue, 10/04/2016 — mystical practice of Islam — often neglected in Western media
Tue, 10/04/2016 — LAWRENCE — While terrorist groups...

Mon, 10/03/2016 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) will host a prominent specialist in the history of modern Eastern Europe for the 2016 Backus/Cienciala Memorial Lecture. Keely Stauter-Halsted,...

Mon, 10/03/2016 — YODER – Sixty-three new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Craig Floyd, president and CEO of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Sept. 30. The new officers were members of the 241st 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 June 20, represented 48 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course

Mon, 10/03/2016 — Anyone who has taught or had children in middle school knows it can be a difficult time. New research from the University of Kansas shows that students transitioning to middle school show evidence of declines in cognitive empathy, whether they...

Mon, 10/03/2016 — Name: Christian Beer Title: Communications and events coordinator, School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures What that means: Beer is responsible for social media, events, and assisting with recruitment and development for foreign-language departments and related programs. Notable: Beer managed the planning and execution of the Inaugural Convocation to launch the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures on Sept. 1, 2015. Beer had no prior experience or models to follow, so he spent months drawing up elaborate plans, discussed his plans at length and in detail with his supervisor, organized a small army of colleagues and student volunteers to assist,


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