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Thu, 03/22/2018 — Coming soon to the University Theatre stage, “Perfect Arrangement” explores the challenges of maintaining a queer family during the McCarthy era. Based on the early history of the gay rights movement, this acerbic comedy of love and...

Wed, 03/21/2018 — University of Kansas researchers have reported that pregnant women who consumed a supplement of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a nutrient added to U.S. infant formulas since 2002, tend to have children with higher fat-free body mass at 5 years old.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry James Blakemore, wearing safety goggles, stands next to equipment in his laboratory.
Wed, 03/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – Recent headlines about melting permafrost threatening the world’s foremost seed bank drive home the timeliness of “Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World,” an exhibition opening next week at the Spencer Museum of Art that features photographs of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and other seed banks among its 100-plus artworks. Spencer Museum Associate Director and Senior Curator Stephen Goddard, a lifelong gardener and former University of Kansas professor of art history, said the exhibition began to take shape in his mind as long as five years ago, and that he’s worked on it steadily for the past two or three years. It’s his contribution to the

Portrait of Don Sloan
Wed, 03/21/2018 — A gift commitment of $690,000 from University of Kansas alumnus Don Sloan will establish a scholarship fund for art history students at KU.  Sloan, who grew up in Junction City, Kansas, is now semi-retired and living in Lawrence, said he was...

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Wed, 03/21/2018 — Dawn Shew, director of undergraduate academic services for the School of Engineering, has been named the recipient of this year’s C.L.A.S.S. Award for her dedication to supporting students. The C.L.A.S.S. Award (Citation for Leadership and...

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Wed, 03/21/2018 — The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 46 graduate programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, which...

Tue, 03/20/2018 — Most historical accounts of the 1980s AIDS crisis presume the gay community lacked the capacity to respond to the devastating effects of the virus. However, a recent book by a University of Kansas researcher of the history of sexuality and U.S....

Mon, 03/19/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Brady Education Foundation has selected the University of Kansas Center for Montessori Research to manage the multisite database and conduct the aggregated analysis for a new study that will investigate how Montessori early childhood education affects the academic and social-emotional development of children. Specifically, the study will focus on determining whether Montessori education is equally effective across cultural groups and whether it reduces the effects of lower family income on children’s outcomes. Joining the KU Center for Montessori Research for the study will be data collection teams at Child Trends and the Riley Institute at Furman

Fri, 03/16/2018 — When Scott Kebler, an eight-year Marine Corps veteran, was looking for a place to attend college, he landed on the University of Kansas because of its high rating for veterans. Yet, when he arrived, he struggled to make the transition from...

Thu, 03/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Exactly 234 years since it was signed and sealed with red wax and 113 years since the Kansas Historical Society obtained it, a chance meeting between a University of Kansas Spanish scholar and a KHS archivist has resulted in the document’s translation and posting to the internet, furthering the possibilities for digital scholarship. The document in question is dated March 15, 1784. It is addressed to a representative "de la Nacion Ayoas" – of the Iowa(y) nation – and signed by Col. Don Estevan Miró, then the Spanish colonial governor of Louisiana. It had not been translated since KHS received it from a member of the Iowa tribe, presumably a descendant

Thu, 03/15/2018 — KU Libraries, along with key partners, are pleased to announce an upcoming Software Carpentry workshop. Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get work done in less time by teaching basic research computing skills. The workshop will...

Thu, 03/15/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Special Education will welcome Phil Ferguson, professor emeritus at Chapman University, to present at the Edward L. Meyen Distinguished Lecture Series. The 2018 event will begin with a casual reception at 4...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures will host its first commencement recognition ceremony in 2018. The ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. During this event, graduating students from the departments of African & African-American Studies; East Asian Languages & Cultures; French, Francophone & Italian Studies; Germanic Languages & Literatures; Slavic Languages & Literatures, and Spanish & Portuguese will be recognized for their academic achievements. “The students graduating from the SLLC represent some of KU’s best and brightest who

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Jazz and flamenco have been cross-pollinating for the better part of a century. On his 1960 album Sketches of Spain, American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis explored Spanish folk traditions. In the 1970s and ’80s, flamenco guitar master Paco de...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Any resident of the Great Plains can attest to the massive scale of wind farms that increasingly dot the countryside. In the Midwest and elsewhere, wind energy accounts for an ever-bigger slice of U.S. energy production: In the past decade, $143...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Students from the Lawrence, Valley Heights and Wichita areas will converge at the Capitol this week to take part in a celebration of quality afterschool programs. AFTERSCHOOL Day at the Capitol will feature activities in the arts and sciences...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks in the top 25 percent of law schools sending graduates to the nation’s largest law firms, according to the National Law Journal’s annual report on “Go-To Law Schools.” KU ranked 18th among public law schools and 50th overall in percentage of new graduates hired at the 100 largest law firms in the country – with 8 percent of graduates in the class of 2017 joining those firms as associates. “The quality and affordability of a KU law degree make it possible for our graduates to pursue whatever career feeds their passions. Some choose the 'Big Law' route. Others take small-firm, business, government and

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Five faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2018 University Scholarly Achievement Awards recognizing significant scholarly or research achievements for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod will...

Tue, 03/13/2018 — Science can tell us all a few things about history. In his upcoming Inaugural Distinguished Professor Lecture, Dennis O’Rourke, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, will share some of the findings about the initial dispersal...

Tue, 03/13/2018 — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would appoint CIA director Mike Pompeo, a former Kansas congressman, to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. A University of Kansas researcher of American politics said the development marks a...


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