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Tue, 03/13/2018 — Firms that use accounting practices that basically require more verification for good news than bad news can more easily avoid securities class-action lawsuits and improve the outcomes of litigation, according to a study that includes a...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — Take a country drive in Kansas on an early spring evening, and you may witness the otherworldly sight of prairie fires. Controlled, or prescribed burns, mimic the means by which natural forces—and later Native Americans—maintained the...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — Three candidates for the role of chief information officer at the University of Kansas will be on campus in April for interviews and presentations. Search committee chair and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Carl Lejuez...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — The NCAA Tournament committee announced its picks for the 2018 tournament yesterday, and all across the country fans are furiously filling out brackets based on skillful analysis, win-loss records and good old-fashioned guesswork. A University...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the foundation of the KU Center for Montessori Research, the nation’s first university-based center dedicated to research on Montessori education. The center will carry out studies specific to Montessori...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Interfraternity Council at the University of Kansas today announced a self-imposed temporary freeze on activities for the 24 fraternities it governs. As part of the freeze, the IFC has committed to working with university officials to strengthen oversight and address systemic behavioral issues in the wake of multiple IFC fraternities being investigated by their national organizations and the university. The IFC seeks to use the freeze to develop a strategic plan that includes higher standards for health, safety, wellness, self-governance, new member development and recruitment. Under the freeze, all social activities will be paused. Only chapter

Mon, 03/12/2018 — 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...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — An innovative program to help working and future teachers learn research-based strategies and methods to improve inclusion for students with low-incidence disabilities is nearing graduation for its first cohort of students, but teachers are...

Mon, 03/12/2018 —  Cherokee statesman Nede Wade Christie, also known as Ned Christie, died in present-day Oklahoma in 1892 at the hands of a posse seeking to avenge the 1887 killing of U.S Marshal Dan Maples. Historians on both sides for more than a century...

Fri, 03/09/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis (CRMDA) will host its annual three-week Statistical Institute, also referred to as Stats Camp, this May. The three-week camp will run from May 21 to June 8 on the Lawrence...

Thu, 03/08/2018 — This spring, 10 graduate research consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research and creative skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate...

Thu, 03/08/2018 — Jayhawk Student One Stop is a new service launched through efforts of the University of Kansas Office of Diversity & Equity. The program strives to offer students who may not know where to turn, answers to their KU-journey questions. It can...

Thu, 03/08/2018 — On Wednesday, March 14, the Lawrence and University of Kansas communities will have a chance to come together to learn about two people whose lives and work have affected the way that the world thinks about food production. The first film...

Wed, 03/07/2018 — On Thursday, March 8, 100 Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion will be flown from Shenk Sports Complex to Fort Riley to conduct the annual spring field training exercise (FTX). Two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters will...

Wed, 03/07/2018 — The University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library will celebrate its 50th anniversary in the fall of 2018. Celebrations will include the creation of a new exhibition that will highlight compelling items from Spencer library’s...

Wed, 03/07/2018 —  There’s a saying that everything old is new again. In sports, it seems everything old is cool again. Both professional and collegiate teams regularly roll out uniforms that are throwbacks to the team history, host celebrations of past glories...

Tue, 03/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – American Indian law scholars and advocates will gather at the University of Kansas this week to discuss “Tribal-State Collaborations: Advantages & Obstacles” during the 22nd annual Tribal Law & Government Conference. The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, in 104 Green Hall. “In the modern era, tribes have an increasing presence beyond the reservation. As a result, interactions between tribes and states and localities have also increased by necessity,” said Elizabeth Kronk Warner, professor of law and director of KU’s Tribal Law & Government Center. “This conference explores obstacles to effective collaboration

Tue, 03/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – A team of University of Kansas School of Law students will compete in the finals of the National Transactional LawMeet next month after winning the regional round in Provo, Utah. The law school sent three teams to the regional competitions, which offer a “moot court” experience for students with aspirations to practice transactional law. Anna Lavigne, of South Saint Paul, Minnesota; Courtney McCray, of Mission, and Danielle Promaroli, of Wentzville, Missouri, were named finalists in Utah and won the prize for best seller’s side draft agreement. This is the third time in the five years that KU has competed in the LawMeet that a Jayhawk team has advanced

Tue, 03/06/2018 — Individuals who have retired since Aug. 1, 2017, and those who are currently known to be retiring by July 31, 2018, will be honored at a luncheon this spring. University support staff and unclassified professional staff retirees will be...

Tue, 03/06/2018 — A University of Kansas urban planning researcher has received a recent appointment to work on a national effort examining how to raise the bar on anti-discrimination language in the code of ethics for planning professionals. Bonnie Johnson,...


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