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Fri, 03/13/2015 — University of Kansas professors, including filmmaker Kevin Willmott, will discuss the movie "Selma" after a Langston Hughes Center screening later this month. Willmott, professor of film and media studies, will participate on the panel with...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — LAWRENCE – Tyrone Duncan, University of Kansas professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, became KU’s first recipient of a 2015 Simons Fellowship in mathematics. The fellowship provides funds for one semester of leave during fall 2015 for his project Studies in Stochastic Control and Related Topics. The Simons Foundation, established by noted mathematician and investor James H. Simons, awards fellowships annually to leading researchers in mathematics, theoretical physics, neuroscience and other fields. The foundation awards a maximum of 40 fellowships in mathematics annually to faculty in the U.S., Canada and the

Fri, 03/13/2015 — Students from nine Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, April 8, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 31 seniors from high schools in Barber, Harper, Kingman and Pratt counties will be recognized...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, April 1, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 35 seniors from high schools in Neosho and Wilson counties will be recognized for their...

Fri, 03/13/2015 — LAWRENCE – Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn and experts from across the country will discuss the status quo of Indian education and how it might change in the future based on President Obama’s recent commitment to reform during the University of Kansas School of Law’s 19th annual Tribal Law & Government Conference today in Lawrence.  The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, March 13, at the Burge Union, 1601 Irving Hill Road. The conference is open to the public, but registration is required. The federal government began rolling out plans last summer to overhaul the Bureau of Indian Education. Through reform efforts, the

Fri, 03/13/2015 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Thursday, April 2, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 22 seniors from high schools in Graham, Norton, Osborne, Phillips and Smith counties will be...

Thu, 03/12/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Law team brought home second place after rising to compete in the final round of one of the largest National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competitions in history. KU law students Corey Adams, of Wichita, and Maureen Orth, of Prairie Village, placed second in the NNALSA competition at the University of Arizona March 6-7. Two additional KU teams competed at the event, including Annette McDonough, of Phoenix, and Samantha Small, of South Haven, who advanced to the Sweet 16 round; and Grant Brazill, of Las Vegas, and Jason Harmon, of Orem, Utah. The NNALSA competition tests students’ knowledge of Indian

Thu, 03/12/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Law made a strong showing at the recent Transactional LawMeet Regional Competitions in Kansas City and Chicago. The draft agreement, written by Paul Budd of Deephaven, Minnesota; Kerry Hillis of Austin, Texas,...

Thu, 03/12/2015 — The American political landscape of 50 years ago was full of radical movements and ideology, from violent opposition to the Vietnam War to lesser-known ideas about the supposed danger of fluoridating water. It was also when the University of...

Thu, 03/12/2015 — After 47 Republican U.S. senators earlier this week sent a letter to Tehran leaders saying they could nullify a possible nuclear deal with the White House, Democrats said the letter could undermine chances of achieving a comprehensive agreement...

Thu, 03/12/2015 — Nationally recognized author Douglas Tallamy, best known for his book "Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens," will give a free lecture on that topic March 21 at the Kansas Union at the University of Kansas. The...

Thu, 03/12/2015 —  By any measure, the Large Hadron Collider is the most advanced scientific instrument ever built by humans. In 2012, scientists using the gargantuan particle accelerator shook the world with observations of a subatomic particle closely...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — LAWRENCE – The 2016 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings confirms that for breadth and quality of graduate programs, the University of Kansas is unmatched in the state. Forty-four KU graduate programs appear in the “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, more than all other Kansas universities and colleges combined. Ten KU programs appear in the top 10 among public universities nationally, and 38 are in the top 50. “We want scholars from around not just the nation, but the world, to come to Kansas because they want to be a part of our teaching and research, either as faculty members or as graduate students,” said Chancellor

Wed, 03/11/2015 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the loss of a faculty member who, for 30 years, helped shape the Department of Theatre. Ron Willis, professor emeritus of theatre, died March 6 at his home in Lawrence.  He taught at KU from 1970...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — Fashion-minded Neanderthals? By perception they had the basics of survival down, but supposedly not much else, until we high-functioning humans came along and developed sophisticated technologies to improve quality of life. However, a...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — Leaders from Kansas City-area cultural institutions and nonprofit organizations offer practical advice on obtaining careers in “applied humanities” at the Hall Center from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. March 26. In a panel discussion and follow-up...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — University of Kansas researchers Kristie Rogers and Niki den Nieuwenboer, assistant professors of organizational behavior in the School of Business, are available to speak with media about management implications for the NCAA men’s basketball...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — As of March 3, John Augusto, assistant vice provost for experiential learning, assumed the directorship of the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility (CCSR). This change comes about after the previous director, Andi Witczak, left KU in...

Wed, 03/11/2015 — Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins will give the annual Dole Lecture at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas this April. Jenkins will be interviewed on her national leadership position in Congress, what’s happening in...

Tue, 03/10/2015 — While most employees might experience a dip in workplace morale from time to time, what happens when someone works for a sporting organization of which they are also a fan? Does their productivity ebb or flow when the team is winning, and do...


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Throwback Thursday at KU: 1970 was just one of the five years KU's debate team won the National Debate Tournament. They've also been in the final four 14 times, and qualified for the tournament for 48 consecutive years. From left to right: David Jeans, Robert McCulloh, Dr. Donn Parson (the Head Jayhawk), Jackson Harrell (assistant coach) Jeans and McCulloh won the National Debate Tournament in 1970. Kansas Debate KU History

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26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
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