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Fri, 04/01/2016 — After recent awards, the University Daily Kansan, KUJH and KJHK all need bigger trophy cases. The three media organizations have collectively won more than 40 awards since the new year. Several of those honors are national, coming from Hearst...

Fri, 04/01/2016 — The University of Kansas Office of Graduate Military Studies, Center for Global and International Studies (CGIS), Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) and Department of Political Science will host a half-day security...

Fri, 04/01/2016 — YODER – Sixty-three new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas State University Police Chief Ronnie Grice during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Friday, March 18, 2016. The new officers were members of the 238th 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 Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training November 30, 2015, represented 53 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law

Fri, 04/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced the hiring of Susan Dressler Martin as director of Agile Technology Solutions (ATS), one of AAI’s four specialized research centers. Martin, a 1983 KU computer science graduate and a Kingman native, comes to KU after nearly 20 years in management at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. “ATS supports an outstanding group of educators across three research centers who work diligently to serve their constituents and communities,” said AAI Director Neal Kingston, professor in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education in the School of Education. “We are very excited

Thu, 03/31/2016 — Journalists from the Hutchinson News, the Kansas City Star and the Wichita Eagle are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University...

Thu, 03/31/2016 — The University of Kansas saw a nearly 10 percent decrease in crime in 2015, KU’s Public Safety Office announced today with the release of its annual crime statistics. Public Safety handled 757 criminal offenses during 2015, down from 834 in...

Thu, 03/31/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I, one of the top-rated collegiate jazz bands in the country, will travel to New York City to perform at the legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center. Directed by Dan Gailey and featuring Kansas City-based jazz vocalist Deborah Brown, this will be the first time a KU group has performed in the world-famous concert hall. “Jazz at Lincoln Center is one of the greatest jazz venues in the world,” said Gailey, who is director of the KU jazz studies program and professor of music. “It’s an honor to perform in it.” The performance will be 7:30 p.m. April 12 at The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall,

Thu, 03/31/2016 — Scholars at the University of Kansas are calling for a new social contract for the 21st century, one that will promote inclusive social policies and make the much-sought-after American Dream easier to reach. Professors Edward Scanlon and Terri...

Thu, 03/31/2016 — A wage-discrimination complaint by U.S. women's national soccer team members could help draw more attention to the gender wage gap and improve pay of elite female athletes, a University of Kansas researcher said. Several members of the 2015...

Thu, 03/31/2016 — Among the general public the Soviet Union is primarily thought of as a Russian empire, even though it consisted of more than 100 nationalities. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union into 15 separate republics in 1991, historians have grappled...

Wed, 03/30/2016 — The public's understanding of genetics, particularly as a cause of sexual orientation, can influence the level of stereotypical behavior, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. Mark Joslyn and Don Haider-Markel,...

Wed, 03/30/2016 — Students from nine Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, April 6, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 30 seniors from high schools in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Pratt counties will be...

Wed, 03/30/2016 — “Little Women – The Broadway Musical” is a more contemporary take on one of the most beloved children’s stories. This cherished, yet timeless, story of hope and finding one’s own greatness will open at the University of Kansas...

Wed, 03/30/2016 — Three candidates for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor are scheduled to visit the University of Kansas campus in April. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little established a search committee in November to lead the university’s...

Wed, 03/30/2016 — Students from 16 Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, April 6, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 44 seniors from high schools in Cheyenne, Decatur, Gove, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman,...

Wed, 03/30/2016 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, April 7, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 24 seniors from high schools in Graham, Norton, Osborne, Phillips and Smith counties will...

Wed, 03/30/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced its February 2016 employees of the month: Name: Ann Hause Title: Technical director, Lied Center What that means: Ann Hause is primarily in charge of all technical aspects of the Lied Center, both on...

Wed, 03/30/2016 — The best way to reduce a child’s chances of developing asthma might be making sure Mom had enough vitamin D during the second trimester, a new study from the University of Kansas shows. The most cost-effective way to get Mom more vitamin D...

Wed, 03/30/2016 — Race has played a pivotal role in U.S. immigration history. Unlike earlier eras in which racial classification led to formal inclusion or exclusion of immigrants, after the Civil Rights movement the place of race in the formal reception of and...

Tue, 03/29/2016 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has received the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools’ (MAGS) 2015-2016 Award for Excellence and Innovation in Graduate Education for its initiatives in applied humanities aimed at providing University...


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