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Fri, 02/14/2020 — LAWRENCE – Are you a Kansas, Missouri or Illinois resident? Do you make less than $56,000 per year? Do you not itemize your tax deductions? If the answer to each of these questions is “yes,” then you are eligible to receive free tax preparation services. Each spring, law students from the University of Kansas provide free federal and state tax preparation services to those who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This year’s program runs from Feb. 20 through April 15. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare

Fri, 02/14/2020 — More than 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty. With this war came a dramatic expansion in government programs that included health insurance for the poor and elderly, food subsidies to promote nutrition, educational...

Thu, 02/13/2020 — The 2020 KU Staff Fellows are conducting a series of focus groups in conjunction with their yearlong project to identify and examine current campus perceptions, challenges and opportunities regarding employee mental health.   University of...

Thu, 02/13/2020 — Crops need water. And in the central United States, the increasing scarcity of water resources is becoming a threat to the nation’s food production. Tsvetan Tsvetanov, assistant professor of economics at the University of Kansas, has analyzed...

Thu, 02/13/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Past Presence” features work by artists who have used historic moments and personal memories as the focus of their art. Together these works visualize how personal and collective memory influence...

Thu, 02/13/2020 — A panel of state, county and University of Kansas health officials will share information about the coronavirus at a public forum from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in the Forum at Marvin Hall. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary...

Wed, 02/12/2020 — Back by popular demand, Kansas Public Radio will host its second annual KPR Mug Design Contest. KPR is looking for unique designs to place on the 2020 KPR membership coffee mug. Members will receive a mug at the Ice Cream Social on June 18 at...

Wed, 02/12/2020 — LAWRENCE – After decades of playing the violin and years as a math professor at the University of Kansas, Purnaprajna Bangere has achieved an artistic breakthrough that synthesizes his musical and mathematical skills, creating an entirely new approach to music he calls “metaraga.” “Metaraga” (Origin Records) is also the title Bangere gave to the debut recording by his Purna Loka Ensemble, which is generating critical praise, radio airplay and even sales and chart action. The word conjoins the Latin prefix “meta,” meaning “beyond” or “transcendent,” to the Sanskrit word “raga.” Raga literally means “colored,” but it connotes an emotional feeling and is used to

Tue, 02/11/2020 —  A University of Kansas law professor has co-written a treatise that will help guide judges and attorneys through the ever-evolving field of civil procedure with in-depth, nuanced information on the rules guiding federal courts. “Federal Rules...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — The University of Kansas Department of Applied Behavioral Science and Edwards Campus (KUEC) are providing a new online certificate in applied community health and development. The program covers core aspects of public health, public policy and...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — A grant initiative that funds faculty and student research collaborations in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has helped attract more than $2 million in new external funding to the University of Kansas. In its first year, the Research...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — Four outstanding juniors will be the University of Kansas’ nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships.  The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to...

Mon, 02/10/2020 — The spirit behind One Day. One KU., the annual 24-hour giving campaign, is that one day can make a big difference to the University of Kansas. Thanks to the generosity and passion of thousands of supporters around the globe, One Day. One KU....

Mon, 02/10/2020 —  University of Kansas researchers have secured three grants to advance understanding of how to support people with disabilities to participate in the most important decisions about their lives. The grants will support research, in partnership...

Mon, 02/10/2020 — In the latest issue of The American Naturalist, University of Kansas investigator Jorge Soberón offers a new method for ecologists to calculate the correlation between geographic space and the number of species inhabiting that...

Mon, 02/10/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Education has three programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2020 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released last month. Rankings this year now include online...

Fri, 02/07/2020 — Nearly 6,300 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2019 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...

Fri, 02/07/2020 — More than 120 companies and agencies will be on hand at the Spring Engineering & Computing Career Fair, which is set for noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Kansas Union. The event is an opportunity for University of Kansas engineering...

Thu, 02/06/2020 — "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare kicks off the University Theatre’s spring season. This pastoral comedy, rendered in new light, plays weekends Feb. 21 through March 1 in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre at Murphy Hall. Director Mechele...

Wed, 02/05/2020 — A former University of Kansas aerospace engineering student has become one of his nation’s leading innovators in an unexpected field: comedy. Ider-Od Bat-Erdene attended KU between 2006 and 2011. He returned to his home country of Mongolia to...


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