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Wed, 05/10/2017 —  President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey on Tuesday, setting off questions and criticisms about the FBI’s ongoing investigation into possible collusions between Russia and Trump’s campaign. Trump cited Comey’s handling of the...

Wed, 05/10/2017 — University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning's Studio 804 design-build program have completed their latest project, a passive solar house in east Lawrence. It will be open to the public 9 a.m.-2 p.m....

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Name: Christopher Bohling Title: Music library operations manager, KU Libraries What that means: Christopher Bohling manages the daily operations of the Music and Dance Library. He is responsible for hiring, training and supervising a team of about 10 student employees to cover the service desk and operations of the Music and Dance Library. He also provides frontline customer service himself providing research assistance and ensuring the space is best meeting the needs of library patrons. Notable: Bohling is a graduate of the School of Music and is a former Music and Dance Library student employee. Because of this history, Bohling brings to his role a unique

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Orley “Chip” Taylor, founder and director of Monarch Watch and longtime professor at the University of Kansas, was recently named an honorary member of The Garden Club of America (GCA), one of its highest accolades. Honorary membership is...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — The University of Kansas team placed 54th out of 415 teams in the Mathematical Association of America’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.  Called one of the toughest math competitions in the world, the Putnam exam is a...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — During his successful presidential campaign, Donald Trump advocated for building a larger and more complete wall with Mexico. Trump's plans for the wall were focused on stemming immigration, but countries have built fences and walls for a...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Name: Michele Berendsen Title: Communications director, the Lied Center What that means: Michele Berendsen serves as the communications director for the Lied Center. In that role, she is responsible for the oversight of marketing and promotional communications, such as website and social media posts, performance e-mail blasts, sending and collating information for online post-performance surveys, gathering and preparing informational copy for performance programs, writing advertising scripts for TV/radio and copywriting for the season promotional brochure. Notable: Berendsen’s motto is “let’s get it done,” and she does. She has a strong work ethic and a

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Cory Berkland might not be the first person you’d guess would help to create what has become a multimillion-dollar company. The distinguished professor, appointed in the departments of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Chemical & Petroleum...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — With rents rising faster than inflation and wages growing more slowly, the average length of stay in federally subsidized housing is growing longer. That’s the finding of a recent study of federal records by University of Kansas Professor of...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — The University of Kansas invites media to cover the university’s 145th Commencement on Sunday, May 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. William McNulty, an Iraq War veteran and co-founder of Team Rubicon, will be awarded an honorary degree, a Doctor...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — The second annual Fraternity, Sorority, Community (FSC) Service Partnership kicked off last month, matching 25 fraternities and sororities with nonprofit organizations from the Lawrence area for yearlong service partnerships that will begin fall...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — With surprise visits from the “prize patrol,” the University of Kansas presented 12 students with awards that honor community engagement, leadership and academics. Students were notified they received 2017 University Awards when Office of...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — Centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory Sunday in France over populist and nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen likely doesn't signal the end of challenges to a more integrated Europe, like with the European Union, said a University of Kansas...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — U.S. grant programs that provided training to international military and civilian personnel since 1995 are tied to fewer conflict-related civilian casualties in foreign countries that were recipients of the U.S. security aid. However, arms-sales...

Fri, 05/05/2017 — When the Kansas Memorial Unions announced the closure of the Jaybreak, a snack bar in Chalmers Hall that had operated for 30 years, panic ensued among the building’s caffeine dependent. Where would students from the departments of Architecture,

Fri, 05/05/2017 — Sierra Hurd, a Topeka junior majoring in anthropology and studying the Wolof language, came to the University of Kansas with a goal of becoming a trauma surgeon and working for Médecins Sans Frontières. Seeking a global perspective on social...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision declaring the state-helmed segregation of public schools unconstitutional, placed the city of Topeka and the family of Oliver Brown at the epicenter of civil rights history. Yet...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — More than 700 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 20th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 22 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and the Center for Global & International Studies have announced that Daniel Lee Theisen, a third-year student studying Hindi at KU, has won the prestigious Yale University Hindi debate in the “Non-Native, Non-Heritage” category. Held annually on Yale’s campus, the debate competition is for speakers of all levels of Hindi. KU was represented by Theisen, a senior from Overland Park in neurobiology, and Sanjay Vijay Parashar, senior from Leawood in cellular biology. Patrica Sabarwal, Hindi instructor at KU, and Amanpreet Sawhney, visiting Fulbright Scholar from India, served as

Thu, 05/04/2017 — Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with 2017 Wolfe Family Teaching Awards during the University of Kansas Commencement weekend. Several years after having set foot in their high school classrooms, seniors say the influence...


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