Fri, 10/17/2014 — A University of Kansas professor is part of a research team in eastern Crete that has identified the most complete existing record of a prehistoric Greek pottery workshop.
John Younger, professor of classics, has worked since 2011 on an...
Fri, 10/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – In 1964, a group of scholars at the University of Kansas had a unique vision to establish a program that would address practical solutions to some of society’s toughest behavioral problems. The Department of Applied Behavioral Science was born, and on its 50th anniversary, the community is reflecting on its illustrious history with a unique celebration.
Originally called the Department of Human Development and Family Life, the department is recognizing this important milestone by reuniting alumni, faculty and friends of the program. The anniversary event and reunion will take place Friday, Oct. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 26, in Lawrence.
Fri, 10/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – Images of rotting, flesh-eating zombies familiar to fans of "The Walking Dead" are far removed from the Haitian folklore that inspired the term. But the different Hollywood and Haitian versions of zombies are an example of how different cultures interpret ideas of death, dying and the afterlife.
Through cultural concepts such as the Haitian zombie and Mexico's Day of the Dead, Peter Haney, assistant director for the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas, explores with students the circulation of ideas about death and death-in-life in the Americas in a course titled “Life, Death and the Living Dead."
Thu, 10/16/2014 — LAWRENCE – As fighting in Syria pushes up against the Turkish border, a University of Kansas scholar can provide insight into Turkey’s political mindset.
At home and around the world, Turkey has been called into question for its reluctance to provide military support to the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani, which is under attack by Islamic State fighters.
Michael Wuthrich, the assistant director for the Center for Global & International Studies, is an expert on Turkish and Middle East politics. Wuthrich, who lived in Turkey for nine years, researches political parties, political opposition, social movements and Kurdish ethnic groups. Wuthrich’s book “Turkey
Thu, 10/16/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a pre-election panel featuring expert faculty and journalists to examine the current Kansas gubernatorial and senatorial campaigns.
“Center Stage: Kansas Elections 2014”...
Thu, 10/16/2014 — A recent case in which students were disciplined for wearing controversial bracelets highlights the eroding protections for student speech, and the time has come to add a question of intent to the oft-cited standard for determining whether such...
Thu, 10/16/2014 — Increased durability for dental fillings. Genetically engineered tissues that seamlessly integrate with the body. Improved methods for oil extraction. Better catalysts for fuel cells and chemicals and fuels production. These are just a few of...
Thu, 10/16/2014 — LAWRENCE – Leading scholars in international, immigration and human rights law will explore the legal complexities surrounding human migration at the 2014 Kansas Law Review Symposium.
“Statelessness and Belonging: Perspectives on Human Migration” will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the University of Kansas School of Law. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register and preview the complete schedule at law.ku.edu/stateless.
Speakers from across the country will discuss topics such as: refugee and asylum adjudication; ethics and values in the U.S. immigration system; citizenship and global public health crises
Thu, 10/16/2014 — Although American ground troop involvement in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is winding down, the nation will deal with the aftermath of both wars for years to come.
Questions and debate remain from how to successfully end military action to...
Wed, 10/15/2014 — Communications professionals brought prestige to the University of Kansas with 13 awards for work on videos, social media and other projects that showcase the best of the state’s flagship university.
KU brought home four gold and nine silver...