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Mon, 10/31/2016 — The fundraising foundation for the University of Kansas, KU Endowment, is celebrating a banner anniversary: 125 years since its inception as the first foundation for a public university in the country. It was founded Oct. 31, 1891, by 12 KU...

Mon, 10/31/2016 — The names of more than 950 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 52 Kansas counties, 41 other states and 23 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar.  Graduates are listed below by...

Mon, 10/31/2016 — The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear a case next year regarding transgender students' right to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity will likely be a milestone for the transgender movement, according to a University...

Fri, 10/28/2016 — The Agency, the student-run advertising and branding student organization at the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, launched an entity last week called Steam Whistle Creative. Students threw a croquet tournament...

Fri, 10/28/2016 — The University of Kansas Honors Program is one of 11 universities nationwide to receive a “Five Mortarboard” rating in Inside Honors: Ratings and Reviews of Sixty Public University Honors Programs. The program has been top rated in each of...

Fri, 10/28/2016 — A University of Kansas School of Business program has received a 2016 Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association (UEDA). The RedTire program – also known as the Redefining Retirement program – received the...

Fri, 10/28/2016 — Professor Christopher Brown is the 2016 recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award, which recognizes faculty on the Lawrence campus who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in strengthening the University of...

Thu, 10/27/2016 — The Member and Geographic Activities Assembly of the Institute of Engineering and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization with over 429,000 members in 160 countries, recently selected Bozenna...

Thu, 10/27/2016 — The University of Kansas will showcase four of its most innovative researchers – with some help from one of its most fascinating aerospace engineering alumni – at an event in Wichita this week. On Friday, Oct. 28, the university will...

Wed, 10/26/2016 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications for five students for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom. Jesse Burbank, Abigail Fields, Shegufta Huma and Kevin Tenny are applying for the Marshall Scholarship; Huma,...

Wed, 10/26/2016 — Victor Agadjanian, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Kansas, will deliver his Distinguished Professor Inaugural Lecture, “Those Whom Migrants Leave Behind: Why Should We Care?” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the...

Wed, 10/26/2016 —  Nearly everyone has said or heard someone else say things like “I’m not good at math” or “I’ve never been a creative person.” But what does it mean if teachers have similar beliefs about their own students’ abilities in various...

Wed, 10/26/2016 — In a season of scary-clown mania – as in every other season for the past four decades – Stephen King gets all the attention as America’s greatest writer of horror-fantasy. But the author of a new book on one of King’s collaborators says...

Wed, 10/26/2016 — The University of Kansas celebrated its 104th Homecoming Oct. 16-22. The annual event was organized by the KU Alumni Association and a student-led Homecoming steering committee, which was directed by Katie Gerard, a Hanover senior in supply...

Tue, 10/25/2016 — As one of the most unexpected presidential campaign matchups in decades comes to a close, University of Kansas political experts are available to discuss issues surrounding the Nov. 8 election. Aside from the presidential contest between Hillary...

Tue, 10/25/2016 — University of Kansas researchers have received a $30,000 grant to study how frontline workers in the Midwest identify and assist those vulnerable to human trafficking. "Human trafficking is so complicated that survivors' identities might be...

Tue, 10/25/2016 —  Game one of the 2016 World Series is scheduled for tonight, and to say it’s a historic series is an understatement. Both the Cleveland and Chicago teams are looking to end championship droughts of 60-plus and 100-plus years, respectively....

Tue, 10/25/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Polsinelli law firm and its University of Kansas alumni attorneys have committed $250,000 to create the Polsinelli Transactional Law Center at the KU School of Law. The Polsinelli Transactional Law Center capitalizes on its namesake’s distinguished reputation to cultivate a new generation of lawyers with the practical skills necessary for successful careers. The center will serve as the umbrella for transactional law courses, symposia and programming related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock offerings, financing, real estate and other business transactions. “KU students work extremely hard learning the foundations of law, then

Mon, 10/24/2016 — Acclaimed author, broadcaster and journalist Aminatta Forna will make a special presentation that traces her own links to the cultural heritage of Sierra Leone through the enslaved in the Americas.  The talk, “From Root to Branch: Travels in...

Mon, 10/24/2016 — A University of Kansas professor of social welfare and pioneer in the field has published a new edition of her widely used textbook for social workers and received one of the highest honors the profession offers. Rosemary Chapin, professor of...


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