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Wed, 12/04/2019 — As someone who grew up in Costa Rica with family in rural Kansas and studied and worked in countries like China, Catalina Wedman said she has come to see the importance and the value of people of different cultures finding common ground and ways...

Wed, 12/04/2019 —  A gorilla putting a stick in a termite mound to get a meal, a house cat learning how to open a door and a pensioner inventing a product for safe walking that goes on to earn millions in sales may not seem similar on the surface, but they all...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — More and more, the internet connects to devices in our homes, our offices and even to critical infrastructure that supports the American way of life. Yet, this snowballing interconnectivity of devices and systems — dubbed the “Internet of...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — The University of Kansas will celebrate its 108th Homecoming Sept. 26-Oct. 3, culminating in the KU football game against Iowa State Oct. 3 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The KU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Leadership...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — Two staff members in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas received the first Staff Excellence Awards from the College. The honorees are Liz Coleman, executive program associate in the Department of Chemistry,...

Wed, 12/04/2019 — Six University of Kansas students who have been selected for the inaugural varsity Jayhawk Esports team will come together for the first time and sign their official contracts at an event this week. Students will be introduced by Coach Michelle...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — KU Libraries are pleased to announce the 2019 David Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication was awarded posthumously to James Sterbenz, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — At a time when education faces heavy criticism, a new book by a University of Kansas professor and students aims to take schools from a "yes, but" mindset to a "yes, and" approach to transform the system. Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — At 93 years old, Jarosław “Jarek” Piekałkiewicz understands he is likely the last Polish resistance fighter to ever write a book about his experience fighting the Nazis in World War II. Piekałkiewicz, professor emeritus of political...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – Three faculty members committed to the growth and success of the University of Kansas research enterprise are joining the Office of Research as associate vice chancellors. Professors Kathleen Lynne Lane, Erik Lundquist and Belinda Sturm will begin their duties Jan. 1. As members of the senior leadership team, the trio will help oversee a number of areas that support the KU research mission, including research centers, strategic planning, research development, research administration, research compliance and related topics. Lane, Lundquist and Sturm have served as interim associate vice chancellors for research since summer 2018 and were selected for

Tue, 12/03/2019 —  The United States is threatening 100% tariffs on French merchandise worth about $2.4 billion, President Donald Trump announced, in response to a dispute over how France taxes large tech companies. The tax, which would affect revenues of...

Mon, 12/02/2019 — Why does even the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine mispronounce the name of its capital city, Kyiv? He’s overcorrecting, trying to make up for a history of Russian colonialism, according to two Ukrainian natives who teach their native...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — The University of Kansas Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies and the School of Languages, Literatures & Culture have announced that the KU French Club took a second-place France on Campus Award. The award is given...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — The Global Scholars Program has selected 15 University of Kansas sophomores as 2020 Global Scholars. Representing diverse academic fields from across campus, the 15 students were selected for their demonstrated interest in global and...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — Allard Jongman, a professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas, is among the latest group of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows announced today. He is among 443 new members awarded the honor this year...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, composer, poet and cultural critic. He is also an inspiration to white supremacists. “I’m very interested in the kind of ethno-racial politics emerging and the appropriation of Nietzsche toward...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — After he finishes his work at the University of Kansas this year, senior Alex Murray will be headed to Ireland to pursue a graduate degree after receiving word on Saturday that he had won the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Murray, a senior who...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — University Theatre will present “The Wolves,” a 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and work that has been highly produced in theatres nationwide since it closed off-Broadway in 2018. Catch the University of Kansas production Dec....

Fri, 11/22/2019 — The University of Kansas has announced the September and October 2019 Employees of the Month.  Each month, two staff members are selected from nominations received by the Employee Recognition Committee. Winners of the Employee of the Month...

Thu, 11/21/2019 — Last month a new projection of sea-level rise by the year 2050 spurred headlines showing more coastal cities around the world will be submerged than earlier models have predicted. Just how fast and how high sea levels rise globally will be...


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