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Tue, 02/17/2015 — A University of Kansas law professor has authored a book that thoroughly examines the operations of the Asian Development Bank, both to help people understand how the institution works and to help consider how the institution that invests...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — Touted by The New York Times as the “play that changed American theatre forever,” “A Raisin in the Sun” still resonates today as it questions identity, justice and the American Dream. Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun”...

Tue, 02/17/2015 — How are we doing with early-childhood health and development in America? How can we bring people together to address the challenges and improve communities? "The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation" is a forthcoming...

Mon, 02/16/2015 — Considering himself a hunter and a gatherer, constantly accumulating images produced by the rapid exchange of information in his surroundings, Jered Sprecher’s work shows images that are revealed as fragments in the midst of change, destruction,

Mon, 02/16/2015 — Redesigned Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy labels on cars for sale are likely ineffective in pointing out total savings of hybrid and electric plug-in cars over gasoline vehicles, according to new research involving two University...

Mon, 02/16/2015 — The third of four candidates for dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Kansas will give a public presentation from 9-10:15 a.m.. Wednesday, Feb. 18, at The Forum in Marvin Hall. Due to scheduling conflicts,

Mon, 02/16/2015 — A century-old tradition showcasing the wonders of engineering returns to the University of Kansas this week. The Engineering Expo will run from Feb. 19-21, at the Engineering Complex, 15th and Naismith Drive. The three-day event features...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — For years, the University of Kansas and the city of Lawrence have collaborated on issues related to the health and safety of students and citizens in the community. Now, the university and city are formalizing and extending that partnership...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability, in partnership with The Commons, will host prize-winning environmental journalist Andrew Revkin for two public events on Thursday, Feb. 19, and Friday, Feb. 20. Revkin’s Thursday evening...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — Talented high school artists and the teachers who inspire will receive recognition by the University of Kansas Department of Visual Art in a new collaborative art exhibition opening on campus. “Emergence: Lawrence Area High School Teacher and...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering has selected a new associate dean for undergraduate studies. Lorin Maletsky, associate professor of mechanical engineering, assumed the role Jan. 1. Maletsky’s duties include overseeing admission...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — Four outstanding juniors at the University of Kansas have been nominated to compete for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students, all of whom are from Kansas, are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for...

Fri, 02/13/2015 — LAWRENCE – Three humanities faculty members and two graduate students were awarded travel grants by the Hall Center for the Humanities to aid in their research. The Hall Center provides financial support to researchers who require domestic or international travel undertaken as a necessary component of a research or creative project. Patricia Manning, associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese, received funding to travel to Madrid, Spain. Manning’s project, “Booksellers’ Influence: Marketing and Editing Novella Collections in Early Modern Madrid,” contends that a savvy group of Madrid booksellers created the enduring marketability of the novela cortesana (“

Thu, 02/12/2015 — YODER – Fifty-six new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Chief Richard Johnson of the University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Feb. 6. The new officers were members of the 232nd basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Oct. 13, 2014, represented 39 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and

Thu, 02/12/2015 — Several University of Kansas professors are available to speak with media about Black History Month, education, civil rights, American race relations and related topics. John Rury, professor of educational leadership and policy studies and...

Thu, 02/12/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas alumna who helps “Sesame Street” strike the right balance between entertainment and education will visit campus to talk about her career with the beloved children’s television series.  Rosemarie Truglio, senior vice president of global curriculum and content at Sesame Workshop, will speak about her career at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The lecture, titled “Lessons from ‘Sesame Street,’” is free and open to the public. Truglio was named a Distinguished Alumna of the KU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in 2013. The award is the highest recognition the College bestows upon its graduates

Thu, 02/12/2015 — If you want to know whether people are flirting with you, look at what they say and do. Each person has a different tactic for communicating attraction, or flirting style, and new research suggests that during a short get-to-know-you...

Thu, 02/12/2015 — How do you follow up on being named the 56th Goldwater Scholar at the University of Kansas? If you’re Ryan Limbocker, senior from Overland Park, you keep accelerating toward your goal of finding the origins of diseases such as Huntington’s...

Wed, 02/11/2015 — The second of four candidates for dean of the School of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Kansas will give a public presentation from 1-2:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at The Forum in Marvin Hall. A reception will...

Wed, 02/11/2015 — This spring the University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning is hosting the Design Futures Public Interest Design Leadership Forum. Its organizers seek proposals from KU faculty who may be interested in giving a workshop or...


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Tears. Smiles. And hugs. That’s what Match Day brought as KU Medical Center’s first Salina class learned where they would go for their residencies — the next step in their medical training. See the Salina Journal’s report and photos: http://bit.ly/1HtAWbW Tags: #KUworks #KUmatch #Match2015 University of Kansas Medical Center Salina Journal KU School of Medicine-Wichita

Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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