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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...

Tue, 03/29/2016 — An attorney, a legal scholar and a federal judge will be recognized with the University of Kansas School of Law’s highest honor. Great Bend attorney Larry Keenan, Class of 1954; KU Law Professor John Peck, Class of 1974, and U.S. District...

Tue, 03/29/2016 — In the debate about how to improve U.S. schools, there's often a missing voice among the researchers, scholars, policy makers, administrators and parents — and that's the perspective of the students themselves. A new study co-authored and...

Tue, 03/29/2016 — Five students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Mon, 03/28/2016 — Autism affects children from all walks of life, and education professionals need scientifically based interventions to help those affected develop reading and other life skills. However, a recent study has found that the research used to identify...

Mon, 03/28/2016 — In his career, David Ekerdt has often heard in conversations that people associate gerontology with end-of-life issues. "People understand aging to be failing bodies," said Ekerdt, University of Kansas professor of sociology. "Gerontology is...

Mon, 03/28/2016 — Discover and enjoy the talents of theatre students and alumni in a variety show supporting the next generation of performing artists at “Fools in Love.” This show benefiting the KU Theatre Student Enrichment Fund will be 7 p.m. Friday,...

Fri, 03/25/2016 — The University of Kansas Department of Architecture will present the Robo Expo, an event focusing on computational thinking and emerging computer-enabled manufacturing technologies used in design fields. The event will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m....

Fri, 03/25/2016 — Since 1970 the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women. “These...

Fri, 03/25/2016 — The world has turned its attention to Brazil in recent years, first as its economy boomed, then as it hosted the 2014 World Cup, and now as it is set to host the Summer Olympics. While the abundance of international attention has generated much...

Thu, 03/24/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Mini College offers adults a weeklong experience to expand their horizons right here in Lawrence. The 2016 session will include classes in a wide variety of subjects, from a walking tour of Marvin Grove and discussions about environmentally sustainable art to classes on the Ebola virus and civil rights. A sample of course titles for Mini College, which runs June 6-9, include:

Thu, 03/24/2016 — The Department of Special Education will highlight the digital revolution in learning and its effects on access, opportunities to learn and participation in global networks for its 2016 Edward L. Meyen Distinguished Lecture Series.  “Without...

Thu, 03/24/2016 — Brazil has been in the international spotlight in recent years. The focus has largely been on international sport as the nation played host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and this August, Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics. As always,...

Thu, 03/24/2016 — Six University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for two prestigious scholarships: Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation...

Thu, 03/24/2016 — The fourth Global Scholars cohort will present research at the Global Scholars Symposium on Saturday, March 26. The public is invited to the event, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Big 12 Room at the Kansas Union. The symposium, coordinated by the...

Thu, 03/24/2016 —  For about 60 million years during the Eocene epoch, the Indian subcontinent was a huge island. Having broken off from the ancient continent of Gondwanaland, the Indian Tectonic Plate drifted toward Eurasia. During that gradual voyage, the...


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