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Fri, 04/24/2015 — With stunning visuals of the Lawrence campus and the people who make it come alive, the university’s 2014 institutional video ad celebrates what it means to be a Jayhawk, from overcoming insurmountable obstacles to changing the shape of the...

Fri, 04/24/2015 — The 18th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Kansas Union.  "The symposium is KU's premier celebration of the excellent research, scholarship and creative works completed by KU...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — A thorough test of engineering skill and precision – while racing the clock -- will be on display this week at the University of Kansas. A team of civil engineers from the School of Engineering will compete in the American Society of Civil...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — When more than 130,000 Vietnamese began to flee after the fall of Saigon in April 1975 and the U.S. withdrawal, one seemingly forgotten part of history is the massive effort to bring a majority of the refugees to the United States via...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — Consent continues to be a challenging issue in sexual assault cases across campus, especially when alcohol is involved. As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at KU, today is Consent Day. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear their Consent Day T-shirts to raise awareness and to encourage a dialogue on this important topic. Do you know what the University’s consent policy is? What does consent look like? The university’s definition of consent can be found online.  The university has an entire webpage dedicated to consent and understanding consent. If it’s not clear, it’s not consent!  

Thu, 04/23/2015 — In 1911 one of the most important art events of the 20th century, the Blue Rider exhibition, opened in Munich. Helping lay the foundation for modern art, the exhibition included six works from Albert Bloch, a Saint Louis native and the only...

Thu, 04/23/2015 — A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist will present “Speaking Truth to Power: on The Other Side, Courage, and Voice” as a powerful contribution to the University of Kansas campus conversation about sexual violence. KU alumna Lacy...

Thu, 04/23/2015 —  In a development with ethical and scientific implications, scientists at the University of Guangzhou, China, have edited the genomes of human embryos to suppress a gene linked to a potentially fatal blood disorder. The Chinese scientists...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Russia, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) is hosting eight young environmental activists from Russia, along with Russian program director Maria Zhevlakova, for a series of activities this week in...

Wed, 04/22/2015 —  High school students throwing water balloons may seem harmless, but a case in which two black students were arrested for the prank illustrates the importance of considering race, students’ background and the need for effective communication,...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Business will begin offering a fully online Master of Business Administration program this fall. The program is designed for working professionals interested in advancing their careers through graduate...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — Two professors from the University of Kansas School of Business can provide insight into the recent recall of Blue Bell Creameries products. Earlier this week, Blue Bell recalled all of their ice cream and frozen desserts after 10 cases of...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — Journalists from the Lawrence Journal-World, the Hutchinson News and the Salina Journal are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and projects with Campus Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 24, as part of KU's Earth Month festivities. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will present its 2015 Innovations Series program, “Privacy vs. Cyber Security for Nation, Corporation and Citizen.” For the program, a moderated panel of experts will include Chris...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — The University of Kansas is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges according to the Princeton Review. The education services company known for its college rankings features KU in the 2015 edition of its Guide to 353 Green...

Wed, 04/22/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Carnegie Corporation of New York has selected a University of Kansas professor as one of the first recipients of its new fellowship for social sciences and humanities.  Greg Cushman, associate professor of history and environmental studies, is one of 32 scholars chosen from more than 300 nominees for the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship. The 2015 honorees are the inaugural class for the prestigious award.  “This is a tremendous honor for Greg and for KU,” said Don Steeples, interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. “Greg is an outstanding scholar whose work has garnered award after award. Recognition of this caliber provides further

Wed, 04/22/2015 — Crime at the University of Kansas saw a 24 percent increase in 2014, KU’s Public Safety Office announced today with the release of its annual crime statistics. Public Safety handled 834 criminal offenses during 2014 compared with 670 in 2013,...

Tue, 04/21/2015 — Kansas City area residents can help advance cancer research by participating in a Biospecimen Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the University of Kansas Clinical Research Center, 4350 Shawnee Mission Parkway. The KU Alumni...

Tue, 04/21/2015 — When University of Kansas researcher Paul Kelton came across a description from missionary Daniel Butrick that documented a Cherokee ritual aimed at fighting smallpox, it revolutionized Kelton's thinking about the role diseases played in...


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Throwback Thursday at KU: As summer kicks into gear and you're taking trips to the lake this weekend, we're reminiscing on times of play on campus. Here in 1925, students swim in Potter Lake, splashing around with their swim caps and smiles. KU History KU Alumni Association

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