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Mon, 04/15/2019 — Three candidates will visit the University of Kansas in a bid to be the next dean of the School of Pharmacy. Members of the KU community are encouraged to attend public presentations during each candidate’s on-campus interview and provide...

Mon, 04/15/2019 — LAWRENCE – How, in the context of the Cold War, could America keep India from falling to communism? One way was by holding out a vision of better homes, and ergo better lives, for workers and others with low social standing. That’s just one thread that Farhan Karim, University of Kansas assistant professor of architecture & design, weaves into his new book, “Of Greater Dignity Than Riches: Austerity and Housing Design in India” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). An even more important thread is the uniquely Indian approach that seeks to turn a lack of resources into a good. In the book’s introduction, Karim calls it “the Gandhian political rhetoric of

Mon, 04/15/2019 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 19th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Fri, 04/12/2019 — When Sam Steuart paid a brief visit to University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod’s office this week — ostensibly for a brief visit related to an upcoming presentation — the Topeka junior instead found balloons, cheers and hearty...

Fri, 04/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – Rita Blitt, award-winning painter, sculptor and filmmaker, will be recognized by the School of Education at the University of Kansas for her recent gift of original artwork now lining the halls of Joseph R. Pearson Hall. The reception will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the second-floor commons area of Joseph R. Pearson Hall. The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is not required to attend. Blitt, a lifelong philanthropist, often donates sets of her art to various organizations across the United States. In fall 2018, Blitt’s representative, Bill McDevitt, visited Joseph R. Pearson Hall in part of a search to identify a building on

Thu, 04/11/2019 — The University of Kansas debate squad won the National Sweepstakes Championship as the top program in the country for the 2018-19 season from the Cross Examination Debate Association. The top ranking is based on points accumulated by teams at...

Thu, 04/11/2019 — Climate change in Greenland and how it poses a threat to archaeological heritage will be explored in an upcoming presentation by Hans Harmsen, archaeologist and curator of the Greenland National Museum & Archives. Harmsen will present...

Thu, 04/11/2019 — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. For the 50th anniversary of this prestigious honor, the ETC will celebrate...

Thu, 04/11/2019 — LAWRENCE – The image of a Sudanese woman standing atop a car demanding the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir that went viral this week, drawing comparisons to Nubian queens and the Statue of Liberty, may have been the tipping point in this phase of the revolution, according an historian of Sudanese women’s fashions. “Her choice of clothing – her white cotton tobe and circular gold earrings – is understood as the national dress, so she represents everywoman,” says University of Kansas Associate Professor of History Marie Grace Brown, author of “Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan,” (Stanford University Press, 2017). “Precisely because it

Thu, 04/11/2019 — Choreographers from the University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance will pay tribute to the roots of skiffle music and highlight outstanding student work at its annual spring concert. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. April 18-19 and...

Wed, 04/10/2019 — Cold, foggy and remote, the climate of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands makes them a daunting place for people to live. Couple the unforgiving environment with often-brutal practices on the part of Western colonizers, and it becomes clear that the...

Wed, 04/10/2019 — More than 200 of the brightest minds in medicinal chemistry will be in Lawrence this week as the 57th Annual MIKIW Conference gets underway at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. In 1963, faculty members from the universities of...

Wed, 04/10/2019 —  The University of Kansas has partnered with the city of Lawrence and KanREN to complete a redundant and diverse internet pathway to campus. This new pathway makes it less likely that an accident or deliberate act could disrupt internet...

Wed, 04/10/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Education will welcome Heidi Hallman, professor in the Department of Curriculum & Teaching, as the 2019 Budig Teaching Professorship in Education award recipient and featured lecturer.  The lecture,...

Wed, 04/10/2019 — Social media played a central role in the Arab Spring, when citizens demonstrated against and ousted oppressive government regimes. A new study from the University of Kansas analyzes how social media can also help citizens in authoritarian...

Wed, 04/10/2019 —  The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design’s research centers and institutes are coming together to present their work at the Arc/D Innovation Collaborative from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Center for Design...

Tue, 04/09/2019 — The University of Kansas team of freshman Azja Butler, of Leavenworth, and junior Kyndall Delph, of Little Rock, Arkansas, finished as the national runner-up at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Championship Tournament hosted at...

Tue, 04/09/2019 —  The business world has been the center of a hot debate in recent years about noncompete clauses in employment contracts and the effects they have on profits, economic development and other factors. Yet the debaters often overlook how such...

Tue, 04/09/2019 — Student-led teams from the University of Kansas School of Engineering are participating in a number of intercollegiate competitions this spring, designing and building everything from remote-controlled airplanes to drones to concrete canoes and...

Tue, 04/09/2019 — A Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar will examine economics' influence on science during a lecture at the University of Kansas. Paula Stephan will present "How Economics Shapes Science" at 5:30 p.m. April 15 at 1111 Capitol Federal Hall....


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