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Thu, 12/01/2016 — The University of Kansas has announced the October Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Sandy Patchen Title: Administrative associate, Public Safety Office What that means: Patchen has been with the University of Kansas for...

Thu, 12/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced this year’s graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager program. The graduation ceremony will take place Friday, Dec. 2, in the House Chamber at the Capitol. The 75 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 Hays. Of these participants, 20 are graduates of the Law Enforcement Leadership Academy Command School. They completed their CPM certification through classroom instruction and online work, and they will be included in

Wed, 11/30/2016 — The first major exhibition at the newly renovated Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas brings cutting-edge art from across Asia to the Midwest. Drawing on science, myth, nature and more for inspiration, some artists represented in...

Wed, 11/30/2016 — After the death of Fidel Castro, it's still unclear if U.S. political and economic relations with Cuba will continue to improve, said a University of Kansas lecturer who has initiated a study-abroad program to the Caribbean island. Bob Augelli,...

Wed, 11/30/2016 — Imagine this engineering headache: Using a wireless transmitter, you need to send 40 megabytes of data every single second (about the same amount of data as 10 YouTube videos streaming at the same time) over a distance of 100 miles. To...

Wed, 11/30/2016 — LAWRENCE – Leaders of authoritarian regimes in Central Asia have been able to use rhetoric to define their power as legitimate to the public despite practices of human rights violations and clamping down on dissent, according to a new study by a University of Kansas expert on international relations. "Those governments have been fairly effective in mobilizing public support through discourse that has shaped the public's understanding of what it means to have a legitimate government," said Mariya Omelicheva, associate professor of political science. "They've persuaded the public that their ideas of legitimacy were informed by the countries' histories and traditions

Wed, 11/30/2016 — A University of Kansas public health scholar is available to discuss issues surrounding the nationwide public housing smoking ban. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Wednesday the rule will go into effect early next...

Wed, 11/30/2016 — A prominent group of political strategists, journalists and pollsters will explore the 2016 election results at the Dole Institute of Politics’ nationally recognized Post-Election Conference. The event is set for Thursday, Dec. 8, and Friday,...

Tue, 11/29/2016 — The League of American Bicyclists has recognized the University of Kansas with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly University (BFUSM) award, joining more than 150 colleges and universities from across the country. With the announcement of 51 new and...

Tue, 11/29/2016 — Considered the first science fiction play, “Rossum’s Universal Robots” (“R.U.R.”) explores themes that are now staples of robot science fiction such as freedom, love, destruction and what advanced technology might mean for humanity at...

Tue, 11/29/2016 — Sabrina Shafique, a graduate student in the University of Kansas Department of Architecture, was recently awarded an International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). The $20,000 grant will support her...

Tue, 11/29/2016 — It's common for media and academics to cite the statistic that China's one-child policy has led to anywhere from 30 million to 60 million "missing girls" that has created a gender imbalance in the world's most populous nation. But a University...

Tue, 11/29/2016 —  A University of Kansas professor has participated in the founding of a new, national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people be creative while developing new business ventures, creating new technologies, creating art, revitalizing...

Mon, 11/28/2016 — LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences welcomes Jim Thompson as keynote speaker at the annual James Naismith Lecture Series.  This year’s presentation, “The ‘What’ and the ‘We’ of Team Culture,” will be given by Thompson, founder and CEO of the Positive Coaching Alliance. The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the Dicus Family Auditorium of Capitol Federal Hall. The event is free and open to the public.  “The Naismith lecture is one of the highlights of the year for our department as we are able to learn from and interact with truly outstanding scholars and practitioners,” said Joseph Weir, chair of

Mon, 11/28/2016 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Nicholas Herren, a senior in the School of Business. He died Nov. 27. “I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nicholas Herren,” said Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. “On...

Tue, 11/22/2016 — After Donald Trump promised trade reform in the presidential campaign, how feasible is it that more manufactured items could carry a "Made in the USA" label? News reports mention Apple asking two iPhone assemblers in Asia to study the...

Tue, 11/22/2016 —  President-elect Donald Trump issued a video detailing policy plans for his first 100 days in office on Monday, including a vow to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership “from day one.” The agreement between the United States and 11...

Tue, 11/22/2016 — A University of Kansas senior has been chosen to participate in the prestigious and selective U.S. Foreign Service Internship Program with the Department of State. Rebecca Rumptz, majoring in global & international studies and in journalism,

Mon, 11/21/2016 — University of Kansas senior Shegufta Huma is one of 32 American students to win a Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious recognitions of scholarly excellence. Huma, from Bel Aire, is majoring in political science with a minor in Spanish.

Mon, 11/21/2016 — The strident polarization — evident by the close 2016 presidential election — is not what makes this time unique in American politics, according to a University of Kansas scholar of political theory. It's the lack of willingness and effort...


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