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Tue, 05/28/2019 — To thank its listeners for being a supporter of local news, music and events, Kansas Public Radio will host an ice cream social from 5 to 7 p.m. June 20 at the Union Pacific Depot in north Lawrence. “Retro Cocktail Hour” host Darrell...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — The University of Kansas will conduct a campuswide test of its public address emergency alert system at noon Wednesday, May 29. This test will feature voice alerts through the system. During the test, a three-second alert tone will...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — Deb Miller has begun her tenure as the new director of the Public Management Center, based at the University of Kansas. Miller served as the Kansas secretary of transportation from 2003 to 2011, and her appointment spanned the terms of three...

Tue, 05/28/2019 — and the interlocking structures of social class — in the formation of an Australian national identity can be seen in literature from and about the period, University of Kansas researcher Dorice Williams Elliott writes in her new book,...

Thu, 05/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2019 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 18. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community. The recipients: Erica Ash, Tempe, Arizona: Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award Matthew Beal, South Portland, Maine: Class of 1949 Leadership Award Paula Bustamante Hoefer, Overland Park: Janean Meigs Memorial Award Chris Carey, Westwood Hills: Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement James Hampton, Wichita: Robert F. Bennett Award Dan Kopp, Belvidere, Illinois: Janean Meigs

Thu, 05/23/2019 — With miles of beaches on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, a lower cost of living and a stable political climate, Costa Rica has enticed tens of thousands of American and European expatriates to put down roots, buy homes and start businesses in...

Thu, 05/23/2019 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas is changing its name, effective fall 2020. Approved by the Council of Chief Academic Officers and the Kansas Board of Regents on April 17, the new name will be School of Education and Human...

Thu, 05/23/2019 — When University of Kansas professor John James Kennedy began working in rural China, he would get introduced to villagers with multiple children – despite the country’s strict one-child policy. “Some of these villagers would have three...

Thu, 05/23/2019 — A fourth-year architecture student at the University of Kansas was selected to receive a fellowship award from the KU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Ashley Farrow, was selected to receive the James Blackiston Memorial Graduate...

Wed, 05/22/2019 — After the Golden Horde swarmed over the Great Wall of China and dethroned the Northern Song Dynasty in 1127, deposed Emperor Huizong became known as a dilettante who collected over 6,000 paintings and worked on his own art while ignoring the...

Wed, 05/22/2019 —  Expansion of the Affordable Care Act in 2014 improved access to insurance and represented gains in health care for adults with disabilities. But while those gains were documented, what wasn’t known was what challenges still existed in...

Wed, 05/22/2019 — Kansas Athletics is launching a new model of student-athlete care believed to be the first of its kind among major collegiate athletics programs. Kansas Athletics is collaborating with The University of Kansas Health System and LMH Health to...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will welcome Dirk Wouters, ambassador of Belgium to the United States, for a public program this summer. Wouters will deliver remarks at the institute at 2 p.m. June 13. The program is free and open to the public, and a free livestream of the event will be available. In his talk, Wouters will highlight some of the current challenges facing the European Union and developments in the U.S. that have affected transatlantic relationships. This will include the current U.S. presidential administration’s approach to relations with Russia and China, trade deficits, NATO and Europe’s energy

Tue, 05/21/2019 — A unique collaboration between the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) and Johnson County Community College (JCCC) will create one of the few bachelor’s degree programs in the United States and the only one located in the Kansas City...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — More than 230 graduate students at the University of Kansas were awarded doctorates at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on May 18 in the Lied Center. University marshals presided over the ceremony, joined by Interim Dean Audrey Lamb, Interim...

Tue, 05/21/2019 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the 12th annual Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators June 7. This year’s conference, “Engaging all Students and Teachers,”...

Mon, 05/20/2019 — LAWRENCE – Would-be filmmakers in Latin America face enormous odds compared to Europeans, much less North Americans. But democratization in technology and regional politics frees today’s Latin American filmmakers to tell more intensely personal stories that are finding receptive audiences globally. Those are among the conclusions drawn by Tamara Falicov, professor of film & media studies, in her new book, “Latin American Film Industries” (British Film Institute, 2019). It’s the latest in a series of books on international film and television industries published by BFI. Its purview spans from the dawn of Latin American cinema in early 20th century Mexico to

Fri, 05/17/2019 — Fifty-nine new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on May 10. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the...

Thu, 05/16/2019 —  Spirituality and religion are central facets in the lives of millions, yet when people are dealing with problems or difficult times in life, social workers are not always versed in how those aspects can help guide their recovery. Edward Canda,...

Thu, 05/16/2019 — A Kansas Repertory Theatre collaboration with a New York City theatre company will allow a new play to be shaped by local audiences before debuting off-Broadway. Kansas Repertory Theatre will stage a production of “Chasing Gods” by Paris...


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