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Thu, 05/29/2014 — June 6 will mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion that became a major turning point in World War II as more than a million American, British and Canadian soldiers began the brutal trek across Europe to defeat Adolf Hitler. General...

Wed, 05/28/2014 — Iconic poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday morning at the age of 86, served as a writer-in-residence in 1970 at the University of Kansas for the Department of English. She spent one week on campus just after...

Wed, 05/28/2014 — Past research and popular media have often portrayed Asian-Americans as a "model minority" based on their high level of educational attainment and earnings, allowing them to reach approximate parity in labor market performances with white...

Wed, 05/28/2014 — A team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering claimed second place in a national wind power competition. The team, known as Jayhawk Windustries, was one of 10 teams from universities around the country selected for the...

Tue, 05/27/2014 — Second Lt. Julian McCafferty, a U.S. Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps graduate, is the 2014 recipient of the Chancellor John Fraser Distinguished Military Graduate Award in recognition of outstanding achievement as an ROTC...

Tue, 05/27/2014 — More than 50 University of Kansas staff members will visit the John Redmond Reservoir and Tallgrass Prairie Preserve on Friday, May 30. The 2014 Mini Wheat State Tour is an initiative of the Unclassified Senate and its professional development...

Tue, 05/27/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will launch the inaugural season of the Kansas Classical Repertory Theatre this summer. With the theme of translation and adaptation as its founding mission, the KCRT will present the classical drama “The Comedy of Errors” and its musical adaptation, “The Boys from Syracuse,” in rotating repertory. “I look forward to the community attending both performances and marveling at how the same story can be reinterpreted in such interesting ways,” said Peter Zazzali, assistant professor and director. “‘The Boys from Syracuse,’ for example, will be presented in the Victorian 'steampunk' era, whereas ‘Comedy of Errors’ will pay homage to

Tue, 05/27/2014 — A new contract between the University of Kansas and KAPE/AFT for the KU Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Coalition will raise the minimum salary for graduate teaching assistants by 7.7 percent for 2014-15. The current minimum salary is $13,000...

Tue, 05/27/2014 — There have been concerted efforts in recent years to determine how more women can be involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics — the so-called STEM fields. Research from the University of Kansas shows that master’s degree...

Fri, 05/23/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) recognized top Russian, East European & Eurasian region (REES) area studies students for academic excellence at a ceremony May 17.  CREES awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships and awards to 16 students for Summer 2014 and Academic Year 2014-15 language and cultural studies pertaining to the REES region. These awards included:

Fri, 05/23/2014 — Andrea Greenhoot, associate professor of psychology, has been named the next director and Gautt Teaching Scholar at the University of Kansas Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE). Greenhoot is succeeding Dan Bernstein, who is stepping down after...

Fri, 05/23/2014 — As the violent militant Islamic group Boko Haram recently kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, it sparked intentional outrage, particularly over the girls being sold into slavery. The group's name translates into "Western education is...

Fri, 05/23/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2014 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 17. During the ceremony, seven students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and...

Thu, 05/22/2014 — Scientists from the University of Kansas and more than 60 other international research institutions spanning six continents have responded to a recent paper in Science, which questioned the practice of collecting and preserving scientific...

Thu, 05/22/2014 — The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences honored outstanding faculty in research, teaching and mentoring with its 2013-2014 awards. The College honors faculty members with awards each spring for diverse academic research, innovative projects and...

Thu, 05/22/2014 — When it comes to debt and bankruptcy, some things never change. While people are no longer imprisoned for failing to pay their debts as England did a century ago, a new article by a University of Kansas law professor shows that the key arguments...

Thu, 05/22/2014 — At its April 16 meeting, the Board of Regents approved a new master’s degree program in contemporary East Asian studies, housed in the University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies, which will begin in the 2014-2015 academic year. The...

Wed, 05/21/2014 — A study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that gang presence in schools is not only disruptive to a safe learning environment, it could also lead to more frequent and more aggressive incidents of sexual harassment. Anjali...

Wed, 05/21/2014 — The public is invited to the annual summer tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24. The medicinal garden was developed through the KU Native Medicinal Plant Research Program by the...

Wed, 05/21/2014 — LAWRENCE – As Christians are persecuted around the world, a University of Kansas assistant professor of film and media studies sees new importance in her unique representation of a centuries-old holy figure, the Virgin Mary. Cathy Joritz’s artwork is based on an image of the Virgin Mary painted on an altar screen in an 18th century Spanish Colonial Mission church in New Mexico. Joritz digitally reimagined and recreated the Virgin Mary in various roles and scenarios: as a comforter to cancer survivors, female rebel, ethereal spirit and witness to dying animals. “Being aware of the persecution of Christians and the demonizing of Christianity, I think it is more


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