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Tue, 02/07/2017 — Many of the brightest, most promising students in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas were raised in homes and communities where English wasn’t spoken on a day-to-day basis. “These students are often very strong academically...

Tue, 02/07/2017 — Eighteen undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students were honored for their scientific research presentations at the 15th annual Kansas IDeA (Institutional Development Awards) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) symposium...

Mon, 02/06/2017 — More than 100 companies and agencies will attend the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Kansas Union. Students should review the complete of employers and study those of...

Mon, 02/06/2017 — Mentoring scientists and using evidence-based evaluations of the National Institutes of Health's diversity programs will likely be key in trying to bridge the gap of racial disparities among NIH awards, according to University of Kansas labor...

Mon, 02/06/2017 — As a major tenet of its economic policy, the Trump administration campaigned on returning more jobs and business inside American borders. Some investors and media reports have speculated on a policy change that might return a portion of untaxed...

Mon, 02/06/2017 — Many students who have undertaken higher education in the last few decades and many more who will do so in coming years deal with student loans. For some students, borrowing for college may seem like the only option. Parents and other observers...

Fri, 02/03/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winners of the Visiting Regional Humanities Faculty Program. Rachel Goossen, professor of history, Washburn University; Heather McCrea, associate professor of history, Kansas State University,...

Fri, 02/03/2017 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas invites students to attend its new weekly lunch series focused on building a more inclusive campus. The series, CLAS Time, offers all KU students a space for conversation, as well as a free lunch from Burrito King. The first lunch is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Watson Library in the 3 West space. Students are welcome to come and go during the lunches as their schedules allow. The CLAS Time lunches were developed by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. In early fall 2016, the College introduced its

Thu, 02/02/2017 — Republicans applauded President Donald Trump's nomination of federal district court judge Neil Gorsuch to replace conservative justice Antonin Scalia, who died in 2016, but the hyperpartisanship in Congress has likely changed the traditional...

Thu, 02/02/2017 — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has made a gift of $10,000 to the University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL). Founded in 1980, the RTC/IL conducts disability research and provides training designed to enhance...

Wed, 02/01/2017 — President Donald Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nomination to fill the vacant seat of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night. The nomination comes just over a week into his presidency, and the nomination is surrounded by controversy....

Wed, 02/01/2017 — A newly discovered mammal in the Pacific has earned worldwide attention after scientists named it Rattus detentus to call attention to an Australian detainee center on the animal’s home island. Recently, the new animal was featured as a top...

Wed, 02/01/2017 — Sixteen students, faculty and staff have been selected as University of Kansas Men of Merit, recognized for positively defining masculinity through challenging cultural norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to...

Wed, 02/01/2017 — A renowned scholar will discuss digital rhetoric and genre studies for the 2017 John F. Eberhardt Memorial Lecture. “Memoir, Blog and Selfie: Genre as Social Action in Self-Representations," sponsored by the University of Kansas Department...

Wed, 02/01/2017 — For many, Mississippi conjures images of civil-rights martyrs Emmett Till, Medgar Evers and the Freedom Summer trio of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner. Others may know the state as the birthplace of the blues and home to authors such as William...

Tue, 01/31/2017 —  Researchers at the University of Kansas are launching a strategic communications plan designed to boost participation in cancer clinical trials among minority populations that are historically underserved in the fight against cancer. The series...

Tue, 01/31/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the fall 2016 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) graduates. The graduation ceremony took place Jan. 11 in Lawrence. The 51 graduates began their coursework in September and come from various public sector organizations across Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels as well as nonprofit organizations. The fall sessions took place in Shawnee and Topeka. ELA is a program targeted to promising, nonmanagerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their departments and agencies. Participants meet together 10 times

Tue, 01/31/2017 — The political climate has created unfamiliar territory for some of the most well-recognized global brands, said a University of Kansas researcher of marketing and consumer behavior. The #DeleteUber hashtag began trending on social media last...

Mon, 01/30/2017 — A multimedia artist trained in Pueblo traditions will visit the University of Kansas for a public lecture. Nora Naranjo Morse will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture at 5:30 pm Feb. 9 in the Spencer Museum of Art auditorium....

Mon, 01/30/2017 — Thirty seconds of commercial airtime at this year's Super Bowl will only cost you roughly $5 million. Whether that money would be worth it for companies is debatable, says Jessica Li, a University of Kansas assistant professor of marketing in...


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