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Thu, 10/20/2016 — Overcoming racism, xenophobia and other identity-based conflicts requires a deeper understanding of the nature of our humanity, suggests a psychology scholar set to speak this month at the University of Kansas. Michael Penn, professor of...

Wed, 10/19/2016 — will raise support to help children's programs and to transform exhibits. The event includes Free State Brewing Company beer, wine from Stone Hill Winery and fine hors d'oeuvres. Casual dress; no costumes required. What can guests expect? Zap...

Wed, 10/19/2016 — A study appearing this week from researchers based at the University of Kansas suggests the United States tends to carry out secret military operations against other democratic countries of the world — but to conduct open war against...

Wed, 10/19/2016 —  University of Kansas researchers have received a grant to determine how economic and social safety net policies affect child neglect across the United States and create a tool policy makers and practitioners can use to predict how proposed...

Wed, 10/19/2016 — Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will present “An Evening of Insights” at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Capitol Federal Hall. The lecture is part of the J.A. Vickers Sr. and Robert F. Vickers Sr. Memorial Lecture Series...

Wed, 10/19/2016 — The University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) has been awarded a five-year, $4.375 million grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research to promote...

Tue, 10/18/2016 — University Distinguished Professor Rolfe Mandel has been named interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey. Mandel, who also serves as senior scientist and executive director of the Odyssey Geoarchaeology Research Program at KGS, replaces...

Tue, 10/18/2016 — LAWRENCE – Diana Robertson, director of Student Housing at the University of Kansas, has announced her retirement effective June 27. In her 17 years at KU she has served as director for 11 years and associate director for residence life for six. As KU Student Housing director, Robertson initiated an aggressive facilities master plan that continued renovations to existing halls and transformed Daisy Hill with the construction of the 700-bed Self and Oswald halls. Under Robertson’s leadership, the new Daisy Hill Commons, with its classroom and tutoring services, represents a shift that brings academic services to where students live. Robertson has overseen more than

Tue, 10/18/2016 — A $400,000 gift commitment from the Jedel Family Trust will establish the Harrison Jedel and Jeff Weinberg Scholars Opportunity Fund for students in the University Honors Program at the University of Kansas. The opportunity fund will be used to...

Tue, 10/18/2016 — Students from seven Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 19, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 46 seniors from high schools in Chautauqua and Cowley counties will be recognized for...

Tue, 10/18/2016 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students have a new opportunity to continue their learning and stay on track to graduation with the first-ever winter session offered by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The College will offer 14 courses, all of which will be conducted online. The courses are based on previously existing online courses that will be condensed into four weeks. The winter session runs from Dec. 26 until Jan. 20.  The courses are primarily drawn from the humanities and social sciences, but cover a wide range of topics. Students can learn about U.S. politics, child behavior, African-American Studies, the Internet and more. A full list of

Tue, 10/18/2016 — Supported by an Interdisciplinary Starter Grant from The Commons, the University of Kansas will host an international symposium on the Scholarship of Social Engagement. This symposium, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 20, and Friday, Oct. 21,

Tue, 10/18/2016 — LAWRENCE – The third and final presidential debate of the 2016 campaign is set for Wednesday night in Las Vegas, and the stakes could not be higher. Brett Bricker, associate director of the University of Kansas debate program and assistant specialist of communication studies, is available to speak with media before or after the debate, addressing the candidates’ preparation and performance, their tactics, truthfulness, how it compared with the first two debates and other topics.  “The first two debates offered glimpses into the strategies and positions of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump,” Bricker said. “The third debate shifts back to a

Tue, 10/18/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Education’s Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences has partnered with Greenbush to host the 2016 Fall Coaches Workshop for the region’s PK-12 coaches and educators.   The workshop,...

Tue, 10/18/2016 — The famed gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is known for saying, "Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you what you are." But a University of Kansas specialist on Japanese pre-modern cultural history in his new book tackles a twist on the...

Mon, 10/17/2016 — Colonial plunder, crime, tribal factions, sectarianism, drug running, piracy, animal poaching, illegal logging and destructive mining practices — all of which add up to wholesale environmental exploitation. The island of Mindanao in the...

Mon, 10/17/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law is the No. 17 Best Value Law School in the country, according to National Jurist magazine. The ranking highlights affordable law schools whose graduates perform well on the bar exam and have had success finding legal jobs. National Jurist ranked the top 20 schools and assigned a letter grade to the other 38 honorees. This is the third consecutive top-20 finish for KU Law. “Attending a Best Value Law School means having the freedom to pursue your career goals, no matter what direction they may lead,” said Stephen Mazza, dean of the law school. “We provide an outstanding legal education with ample opportunities for

Mon, 10/17/2016 — Exploring society’s standards of gender and sex, “Late, A Cowboy Song” centers around the complicated love triangle of a young married couple and an unexpected attraction between friends. “Late, A Cowboy Song” opens Friday, Oct. 21, at...

Mon, 10/17/2016 — The Spencer Museum of Art will host an inaugural colloquium for its recently launched Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Colloquium participants will discuss the goals of the Integrated Arts Research Initiative, learn...

Mon, 10/17/2016 — Ten finalists have been selected for the 26th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. The finalists, all seniors, will participate in the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, along...


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