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Mon, 02/23/2015 — Just as Langston Hughes talked of his childhood in Lawrence influencing his artistic life, poet Kevin Young can claim a similar geographic lens through which his contemporary poetry flows. Young, though born three years after Hughes' death in...

Mon, 02/23/2015 — Nominations will be accepted through April 1 for the 2015 Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The awards – one in each of four broad areas of study – are the highest honor given for Kansas Board of Regents university faculty...

Mon, 02/23/2015 — The fourth and final candidate for dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Kansas will give a public presentation 1-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at The Forum in Marvin Hall with a reception immediately...

Mon, 02/23/2015 —  Qualifying University of Kansas students have until Sunday, March 1, to submit applications for the 2015 Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship. The award is part of the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s (AAI) Center for...

Fri, 02/20/2015 — Approximately 4,970 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2014 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kansas,...

Fri, 02/20/2015 — LAWRENCE – One of the oldest firsthand accounts of a cross-dresser should be reclassified from historical memoir to fantasy, a University of Kansas professor argues. Paul Scott, associate professor of French, casts doubt on the memoirs of François-Timoléon de Choisy, an abbot, historian and nobleman who wrote a manuscript about living under several female guises during his twenties in 17th century France. The memoirs includes accounts of a series of female lovers, some of whom he dressed as young men, and fathering a daughter. Found by a nephew and published after Choisy’s death in 1724, the manuscript was published as a memoir. Ever since, scholars have largely

Fri, 02/20/2015 — The KU Debate team of senior Jyleesa Hampton, Overland Park, and first-year student Quaram Robinson, Round Rock, Texas, has been recognized as a first-round, at-large qualifier for the National Debate Tournament, which will take place at the...

Fri, 02/20/2015 — Notable poet Natasha Trethewey will speak and read from her works at 7:30 p.m. March 3 in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union. Her presentation, "Poetry and History: An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-2014) Natasha Trethewey,” is...

Thu, 02/19/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the launch of its new Director’s Series. Programs are selected based on diverse political topics that are of particular interest to the institute’s director.  Each...

Thu, 02/19/2015 — The University of Kansas is among the top universities in the nation – and the top in the Big 12 – for 2014-15 Fulbright Scholars, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Six KU faculty members are U.S. Fulbright Scholars for this...

Thu, 02/19/2015 —  The recent high profile hacking scandal surrounding Sony and “The Interview” highlighted just how tense relations can turn between the United States and North Korea. A University of Kansas professor has taken part in an exchange between...

Thu, 02/19/2015 — The University of Kansas community is remembering professor and sculptor Elden Tefft, who left an indelible mark on the university’s culture. Tefft was professor emeritus of art and the artist behind two of the Lawrence campus’ signature...

Wed, 02/18/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center has announced its Humanities Research Fellows and Creative Work Fellow for the 2015-2016 academic year. Elizabeth MacGonagle, Santa Arias, Jessica Gerschultz and Gregory Cushman were selected as Research Fellows. Megan Kaminski was awarded a Creative Work Fellowship. Hall Center Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process. Fellowships provide a semester of release from teaching, an office in the Hall Center and a small research stipend. Fellows often use this time to work on book manuscripts or a large-scale work of art. MacGonagle, associate professor of history and African & African American studies, will work on her

Wed, 02/18/2015 — Selected from a field of more than 40 applicants, the TRIO McNair Scholars Program’s 2015 research cohort assembles 17 high-achieving University of Kansas undergraduate students who aspire to join America’s next generation of university...

Wed, 02/18/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics’ Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections is partnering with the KU and Washburn alumni associations to present “Your Story, His Story, the Legacy: Snapshots in Time from the Dole Archives.” Dole...

Wed, 02/18/2015 — In recent years, the Center for Design Research at the University of Kansas has established itself as a unique location where students can utilize their classroom instruction to do real-world design projects for major corporate clients. Now,...

Wed, 02/18/2015 — LAWRENCE – In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Criminal Justice Act, a federal judge and scholars from across the country will explore issues surrounding access to the nation’s courts during a University of Kansas School of Law symposium this week. “Access to Justice” will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the Adams Alumni Center, 1266 Oread Ave. Co-sponsored by the Shook, Hardy & Bacon Center for Excellence and Advocacy and the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, the program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. “Access to justice is more than just helping people approach the courts,” said Paige Blevins,

Tue, 02/17/2015 — The first Torah scroll to be completed and dedicated on the University of Kansas campus will make its way from the Chabad Center to the Kansas Union in honor of its completion. Students, parents, alumni, and community members are invited to join...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — Just a small percentage of the groundwater used for irrigation, industry and municipalities in western Kansas comes from the Dakota aquifer, but more users may look to it in the future as other water resources dwindle, according to a new...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — A University of Kansas law professor has authored a book that thoroughly examines the operations of the Asian Development Bank, both to help people understand how the institution works and to help consider how the institution that invests...


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Tears. Smiles. And hugs. That’s what Match Day brought as KU Medical Center’s first Salina class learned where they would go for their residencies — the next step in their medical training. See the Salina Journal’s report and photos: http://bit.ly/1HtAWbW Tags: #KUworks #KUmatch #Match2015 University of Kansas Medical Center Salina Journal KU School of Medicine-Wichita

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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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