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Mon, 03/27/2017 — A University of Kansas economist is scheduled to testify Tuesday before a congressional working group focusing on helping women overcome barriers to success in the private sector. Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the KU...

Mon, 03/27/2017 — “Anon(ymous)” is a contemporary retelling of “The Odyssey” and centered around immigration. It is a story about family, identity, and ultimately, how the journey is often just as important as the destination. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.

Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – Nikki Giovanni, one of the most acclaimed poets to emerge from the Civil Rights Era and Black Arts Movement, will visit the University of Kansas to deliver a lecture. Giovanni will present “Poetry: A New Conversation” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. A book signing will follow immediately after. An open forum with students is also scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 5, at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. Giovanni is known as a prolific poet, writer, activist and educator. She established herself in her early career as a prominent voice with a revolutionary perspective on political, social and cultural

Mon, 03/27/2017 — The University Press of Kansas will once again display the AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show, set for March 27-April 7. The public is invited to view this free, hands-on exhibition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at UPK, 2502 Westbrooke...

Wed, 03/22/2017 — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in a decision that is expected to strengthen the rights of students with disabilities across the nation by requiring public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards.

Tue, 03/21/2017 — One hesitates to say that an artist in the prime of his life has created his magnum opus, but it’s hard to believe University of Kansas Associate Professor of Piano Steven Spooner will top the 16-CD set of recordings titled “Dedications”...

Mon, 03/20/2017 — A new, wide-ranging review of available research shows parents and caregivers can improve health outcomes for kids by using mobile-phone apps and text messaging. The research appears in the prestigious, peer-reviewed journal JAMA Pediatrics on...

Fri, 03/17/2017 — The Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas has identified two individuals as the inaugural Distinguished Members of the Sport Management Professional Society in recognition of their significant...

Fri, 03/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is announcing a change for William Allen White Day on April 20. Television journalist Charlie Rose, who was scheduled to be the keynote speaker for William Allen White Day and receive the William Allen White Foundation National Citation award, is unable to attend for health reasons.  Journalist and political commentator Bob Schieffer will attend the event in his place, and Rose will receive the award in absentia. Also attending will be Judy Woodruff, anchor of PBS NewsHour, who will give a tribute to her friend and co-worker, Gwen Ifill, who was awarded the citation last year and died

Fri, 03/17/2017 — The Kansas Repertory Theatre has appointed Peter Zazzali, assistant theatre professor and internationally recognized artist and scholar, as its first artistic director. The appointment follows three successful seasons of the professional...

Fri, 03/17/2017 — University of Kansas Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps found success in early March at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s drill meet. Led by U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Brody Goldthwaite and Capt. Irma Mosqueda, the team delivered a...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — The University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 65 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Thu, 03/16/2017 — A little-known feature of the University of Kansas campus is getting an enhancement from students. HawkRoute, an accessible route that neutralizes the distinguishing hills and conventional barriers found on the KU landscape, has been available...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — Every March 17, lovers of Irish culture around the world commemorate the life and legend of a fifth-century missionary best known for spreading Christianity in Ireland, but also for driving all of the island’s snakes into the sea. But could...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — A University of Kansas researcher will study a Lawrence food bank's response to and recovery from executive fraud and misconduct as a part of a grant from The Hubert Project. Heather Getha-Taylor, associate professor in the School of Public...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — The University of Kansas’ Lawrence campus saw a 2 percent increase in crime in 2016, KU’s Public Safety Office announced today with the annual release of its crime statistics. The Public Safety Office handled 770 criminal offenses during...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — For the most part, public health initiatives focus on stemming one type of unhealthy behavior: anti-smoking campaigns, curbing alcohol abuse, or ramping up exercise, for example. While all are noble causes, focusing narrowly on negative health...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — A work detailing the prevalence and toll of racial microaggressions will be the 2017-2018 KU Common Book. “Citizen: An American Lyric,” by Claudia Rankine, a current MacArthur Fellow, relates encounters between individuals that reveal the...

Wed, 03/15/2017 — Four faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2017 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Bernadette...


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