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Mon, 03/28/2016 — Autism affects children from all walks of life, and education professionals need scientifically based interventions to help those affected develop reading and other life skills. However, a recent study has found that the research used to identify...

Fri, 03/25/2016 — The University of Kansas Department of Architecture will present the Robo Expo, an event focusing on computational thinking and emerging computer-enabled manufacturing technologies used in design fields. The event will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m....

Fri, 03/25/2016 — Since 1970 the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women. “These...

Fri, 03/25/2016 — The world has turned its attention to Brazil in recent years, first as its economy boomed, then as it hosted the 2014 World Cup, and now as it is set to host the Summer Olympics. While the abundance of international attention has generated much...

Thu, 03/24/2016 — Brazil has been in the international spotlight in recent years. The focus has largely been on international sport as the nation played host to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and this August, Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympics. As always,...

Thu, 03/24/2016 — Six University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for two prestigious scholarships: Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships and Astronaut Scholarship Foundation...

Thu, 03/24/2016 — The fourth Global Scholars cohort will present research at the Global Scholars Symposium on Saturday, March 26. The public is invited to the event, from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Big 12 Room at the Kansas Union. The symposium, coordinated by the...

Thu, 03/24/2016 —  For about 60 million years during the Eocene epoch, the Indian subcontinent was a huge island. Having broken off from the ancient continent of Gondwanaland, the Indian Tectonic Plate drifted toward Eurasia. During that gradual voyage, the...

Thu, 03/24/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Mini College offers adults a weeklong experience to expand their horizons right here in Lawrence. The 2016 session will include classes in a wide variety of subjects, from a walking tour of Marvin Grove and discussions about environmentally sustainable art to classes on the Ebola virus and civil rights. A sample of course titles for Mini College, which runs June 6-9, include:

Thu, 03/24/2016 — The Department of Special Education will highlight the digital revolution in learning and its effects on access, opportunities to learn and participation in global networks for its 2016 Edward L. Meyen Distinguished Lecture Series.  “Without...

Wed, 03/23/2016 —  Many a parent has brought home a pet on the pretext it would help teach their child responsibility or read aloud a book in which animal characters teach kids all sorts of lessons. A new book examines not only what animals can teach people, but...

Wed, 03/23/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program will hold its annual Flapjacks for Philanthropy pancake feed from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the LEEP2 McClendon Atrium. This year’s...

Wed, 03/23/2016 — A Florida jury has awarded professional-wrestling star Hulk Hogan $115 million in his suit against Gawker, which alleged that the site infringed his right to privacy by posting a snippet of a secretly recorded sex tape featuring Hogan and a...

Wed, 03/23/2016 — LAWRENCE – A new minor in education studies will provide students at the University of Kansas a solid grasp of essential theory and research in education, along with an opportunity to focus on particular aspects of educational systems. The study of education expands opportunities in a variety of career paths for students, from public service, social work and human development to psychology, applied behavioral sciences and more. The minor in education studies does not lead to teacher licensure, nor does it prepare students to teach in a classroom setting. Rather, it offers a broad introduction to education as a field of study and as a fundamental human activity. The

Tue, 03/22/2016 — The University Press of Kansas will once again display the Association of American University Presses Book Show for 10 days from March 28-April 8. Now in its 50th year, for the first time in its history the book show includes winners in a newly...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — University of Kansas neuroscientist Jonathan Brumberg has been awarded a $25,000 New Century Scholars Research Grant by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation to develop and test a brain-computer interface (BCI) that will directly...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — The deadly attacks in Belgium were possibly a move by Islamic State terrorists before more arrests could disrupt its European network and the violence could have far-reaching implications for the European Union, University of Kansas researchers...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — The University of Kansas School of Law ranks 21st in the nation for offering the best practical training for future lawyers, according to National Jurist magazine. The rankings, which recognize “schools that go above and beyond in preparing...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — Individuals who have retired since July 1, 2015, and those who are currently known to be retiring by July 31, 2016, will be honored at a luncheon this spring. University Support Staff and Unclassified Professional Staff retirees will be...

Tue, 03/22/2016 — The University of Kansas is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus Stephen J. Parker, who died March 14. “I join the University of Kansas community in mourning the death of Professor Stephen Parker, renowned for his research in Slavic...


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