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Mon, 11/23/2015 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when KPR presents a Big Band Christmas, the seventh-annual holiday concert, served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez. The celebration will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m. You can buy reserved seats on the floor, either as a table of 10 ($300), a table of four ($120), or individual reserved seats ($30). Seating in the balcony is general admission and will run $20 a ticket. The dance floor will be open to balcony and floor seating. A service charge may be added to your order. Tickets are available at the Liberty Hall

Fri, 11/20/2015 — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and his wife, Janet, awarded four scholarships today during their 2 p.m. presentation at the Lied Center. The $5,000 scholarships were given to six students from the schools of Business, Engineering and Education.

Thu, 11/19/2015 — The University of Kansas and the 1st Infantry Division will enter into a formal Partnership Resolution, which supports exchanges and programs that stimulate academic, athletic and research partnerships, and envisions activities such as faculty...

Thu, 11/19/2015 — The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has announced that the University of Kansas Department of Architecture has been accepted into its Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure Initiative (IPI). It is a pilot...

Thu, 11/19/2015 — In May 2006, an underground mud volcano erupted in the East Java province of Indonesia, displacing more than 40,000 people as boiling hot mud swept into their fields and villages. The Lapindo mudflow became one of Indonesia's most controversial...

Thu, 11/19/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has made an additional 200 tickets available to the general public and students for the 2015 Dole Leadership Prize program with President Bill Clinton.  The tickets will be available beginning at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 19, through the Lied Center Box Office. Tickets are for reserved seating and will be limited to two per person. Individuals must claim their tickets in person at the box office. Students are limited to one ticket and must present a valid KU ID to claim their ticket.  President Clinton will be awarded the prize at a program at KU's Lied Center. The event will take

Wed, 11/18/2015 — Dealing with questions of identity, loss, redemption and acceptance, “Reckless” follows its crazy characters in finding new perspectives on life and the world. The University Theatre at KU will open this dark holiday comedy next...

Wed, 11/18/2015 —  Families who had children removed from the home due to parental substance abuse were more than twice as likely to be reunified when they took part in a family drug court that incorporated two innovative evidence-based parenting programs, when...

Wed, 11/18/2015 — The American remake of “Secret in Their Eyes” keeps with the Argentine original in its focus on a failed justice system. But the newer version, which opens in theaters Friday, Nov. 20, follows a more traditional Hollywood narrative to the end,

Wed, 11/18/2015 — Leaders from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Union Station, KCPT, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Lawrence Public...

Tue, 11/17/2015 — France continued airstrikes against ISIS strongholds Monday in response to last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Officials also announced the arrest of nine people Monday in Lebanon in connection with a pair of suicide bombings that...

Tue, 11/17/2015 — A University of Kansas School of Business researcher is available for media interviews to discuss Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Noelle Nelson, assistant professor of marketing and consumer behavior, can speak to outdoor retailer REI’s...

Tue, 11/17/2015 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has been elected as chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The association is a research, policy and advocacy organization...

Tue, 11/17/2015 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the 2015 graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. The graduation ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Topeka. The 55 graduates, who began their coursework in January, represent local, county, state or federal agencies, as well as utilities, from across Kansas. They participated in classes in Topeka, the Kansas City area and Southwest Kansas. This year an additional 17 graduates of the Law Enforcement Leadership Academy (LELA) Command School completed their CPM certification through classroom instruction and online

Tue, 11/17/2015 —  Some may view treaties between indigenous peoples and the federal government as a relic of the 19th century, but they just might provide a way for tribes to mitigate the effects of climate change on their lands and communities. A University of...

Tue, 11/17/2015 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association has named Heath Peterson, a two-time KU graduate and 12-year veteran of the association staff, as president and CEO. The Association’s board of directors voted unanimously to elect Peterson at the...

Mon, 11/16/2015 — French and Belgian officials, according to national news reports on Monday, said they were looking into the possibility a Belgian man now fighting with the Islamic State in Syria helped plan Friday's deadly attacks in Paris that killed at least...

Mon, 11/16/2015 —  It’s a shocking discovery that may redefine how scientists interpret what it means to be an animal. This week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers at the University of Kansas will reveal how a jellyfish...

Mon, 11/16/2015 — An aging planet has many hidden stories to tell. Michael Blum, the Scott and Carol Ritchie Distinguished Professor of Geology at the University of Kansas, will explore some of Earth’s chronicles at his inaugural distinguished professor lecture...

Fri, 11/13/2015 — A senior from Lawrence has been selected as a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes scholarship for study in the United Kingdom. Alex Kong will join other finalists from the St. Louis region for interviews with a selection committee Friday, Nov....


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