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Thu, 08/25/2016 — When most major airlines began charging flyers for checked bags in 2008, travelers grumbled. Southwest Airlines — one of the most successfully run airlines in history — even resisted and seized a new marketing slogan, "bags fly...

Wed, 08/24/2016 — The University of Kansas Department of French & Italian has announced the launch of a Francophone Studies Program that will support further interdisciplinary studies of French language and culture. “Francophone studies is a critically...

Wed, 08/24/2016 — The dynamics of global environmentalism, ranging from indigenous people’s rights to the reliance on non-governmental organizations, have been marked by a resurgence in environmental movements that more aggressively resist natural resource...

Wed, 08/24/2016 — LAWRENCE – An influential scholar of American Indian and indigenous studies has joined the faculty of the University of Kansas as the Hall Distinguished Professor in American Literature and Culture. Robert Warrior, an enrolled member of the Osage Nation, has authored or co-authored several books acclaimed as significant works from organizations including the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association and the Native American Literature Symposium. At KU, he holds a joint appointment in the departments of English and American Studies. He teaches courses and researches across many disciplines and specialties, including intellectual history, American literature,

Wed, 08/24/2016 — In a referendum June 23, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The University of Kansas European Studies Program will present a panel discussion with three faculty members to discuss the vote's significance for the UK and its...

Tue, 08/23/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has released its programming schedule for the fall 2016 semester, including the nationally acclaimed Post-Election Conference and a joint visit from former U.S. senators Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum. “With the presidential election on, we wanted several programs that would relate to it without getting us mired down in the bitter polarization our country faces,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “We are happy to have a variety of campaign programs consistent with our mission and a great diversity of programs as well.” Guests should note that beginning this fall, evening programs at the Dole

Tue, 08/23/2016 — In 2013, Kansas became the first state to completely privatize its Medicaid system. Known as KanCare, the new program drew skepticism from health care consumer advocates who worked to ensure Medicaid consumers received the care they...

Tue, 08/23/2016 — This fall, 12 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  “We are pleased to support this group of students as they...

Tue, 08/23/2016 — A shift to defined-contribution retirement plans, such as 401(k) plans, has led to an income and education gap in pension savings that could exacerbate future economic inequality, according to a study that will be presented at the 111th Annual...

Tue, 08/23/2016 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics, courtesy professor of the departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Aerospace Engineering, and an investigator at the Information & Telecommunication Technology Center at...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — Kansas Public Radio at the University of Kansas has been named the 2016 Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). The KAB first presented the award in 1996, and KPR has earned the top award 16 of the past 21 years,...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — In a part of the world that often makes headlines because of religious strife, ethnic divides are no less — and perhaps even more — consequential for political stability and socioeconomic well-being. Members of minority ethnic groups who...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — Kansans who own water wells show more awareness of state water policy issues than those who rely on municipal water supplies, according to a study that could have implications for groundwater management and environmental policies. Brock Ternes,...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — A $1.3 million challenge grant from the Hall Family Foundation sparked a gift commitment of $650,000 from the Sunderland Family Fund,and together the gifts will establish the A. Drue Jennings Professorship in Medical Oncology at the University...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — Six University of Kansas faculty members received distinguished teaching awards Aug. 18 at the KU Teaching Summit. “These awards recognize our faculty’s contributions to our students and to our university through outstanding teaching,”...

Mon, 08/22/2016 — More than 125 companies and agencies will attend the Fall Engineering and Computing Career Fair, set for noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Kansas Union. Students should review the complete list of employers and study those of interest...

Fri, 08/19/2016 —  The University of Kansas is partnering with the Peace Corps to provide custom, web-based resources to staff and volunteers in Africa who are working to boost health and development.  The Community Tool Box was pioneered at KU in the 1990s as...

Thu, 08/18/2016 —  For many years, students who are deaf or hard of hearing have struggled to learn to read English at the same proficiency rates as their hearing peers. A University of Kansas professor has co-authored a study that found that doesn't have to be...

Thu, 08/18/2016 — The American Accounting Association has honored University of Kansas Professor Scott Bronson and his co-authors as recipients of the 2016 Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award. Their study — “Accelerated Filing Deadlines, Internal Controls,...

Thu, 08/18/2016 — A new type of licensing agreement now available to faculty members at the University of Kansas is making it easier for them to take lab discoveries and spin them out into new startup companies. Nikki Cheng, associate professor of pathology and...


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