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Tue, 02/07/2017 — Many of the brightest, most promising students in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Kansas were raised in homes and communities where English wasn’t spoken on a day-to-day basis. “These students are often very strong academically...

Tue, 02/07/2017 — Eighteen undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students were honored for their scientific research presentations at the 15th annual Kansas IDeA (Institutional Development Awards) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) symposium...

Tue, 02/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks highly among law schools contributing the most in legal services to their local communities, according to a national publication. The Winter 2017 issue of PreLaw Magazine lists KU Law on its Community Service Leaders honor roll for “schools with the greatest community impact.” During the 2015-2016 academic year, KU Law students completed 18,725 pro bono service hours – an average of 52 hours per student – through law school clinics, field placements and other service opportunities. Students represented elderly clients who needed assistance with benefits, grandparent visitation or advance directives through the

Tue, 02/07/2017 —  Having banks and credit unions available in one’s community can make a difference in a family’s financial health, according to new studies from University of Kansas and Michigan researchers. The influence is greatest on lower-income...

Tue, 02/07/2017 — Not only did Donald Trump's election as president surprise most pollsters and many Americans, but his rise to power also has piqued the interest of Chinese students and academics, said a University of Kansas historian who recently lectured in...

Mon, 02/06/2017 — Mentoring scientists and using evidence-based evaluations of the National Institutes of Health's diversity programs will likely be key in trying to bridge the gap of racial disparities among NIH awards, according to University of Kansas labor...

Mon, 02/06/2017 — Many students who have undertaken higher education in the last few decades and many more who will do so in coming years deal with student loans. For some students, borrowing for college may seem like the only option. Parents and other observers...

Mon, 02/06/2017 — As a major tenet of its economic policy, the Trump administration campaigned on returning more jobs and business inside American borders. Some investors and media reports have speculated on a policy change that might return a portion of untaxed...

Mon, 02/06/2017 — More than 100 companies and agencies will attend the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair, set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Kansas Union. Students should review the complete of employers and study those of...

Fri, 02/03/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winners of the Visiting Regional Humanities Faculty Program. Rachel Goossen, professor of history, Washburn University; Heather McCrea, associate professor of history, Kansas State University,...

Fri, 02/03/2017 — LAWRENCE – The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas invites students to attend its new weekly lunch series focused on building a more inclusive campus. The series, CLAS Time, offers all KU students a space for conversation, as well as a free lunch from Burrito King. The first lunch is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Watson Library in the 3 West space. Students are welcome to come and go during the lunches as their schedules allow. The CLAS Time lunches were developed by the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. In early fall 2016, the College introduced its

Thu, 02/02/2017 — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole has made a gift of $10,000 to the University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL). Founded in 1980, the RTC/IL conducts disability research and provides training designed to enhance...

Thu, 02/02/2017 — Republicans applauded President Donald Trump's nomination of federal district court judge Neil Gorsuch to replace conservative justice Antonin Scalia, who died in 2016, but the hyperpartisanship in Congress has likely changed the traditional...

Wed, 02/01/2017 — A renowned scholar will discuss digital rhetoric and genre studies for the 2017 John F. Eberhardt Memorial Lecture. “Memoir, Blog and Selfie: Genre as Social Action in Self-Representations," sponsored by the University of Kansas Department...

Wed, 02/01/2017 — For many, Mississippi conjures images of civil-rights martyrs Emmett Till, Medgar Evers and the Freedom Summer trio of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner. Others may know the state as the birthplace of the blues and home to authors such as William...

Wed, 02/01/2017 — President Donald Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nomination to fill the vacant seat of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night. The nomination comes just over a week into his presidency, and the nomination is surrounded by controversy....

Wed, 02/01/2017 — A newly discovered mammal in the Pacific has earned worldwide attention after scientists named it Rattus detentus to call attention to an Australian detainee center on the animal’s home island. Recently, the new animal was featured as a top...

Wed, 02/01/2017 — Sixteen students, faculty and staff have been selected as University of Kansas Men of Merit, recognized for positively defining masculinity through challenging cultural norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to...

Tue, 01/31/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the fall 2016 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) graduates. The graduation ceremony took place Jan. 11 in Lawrence. The 51 graduates began their coursework in September and come from various public sector organizations across Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels as well as nonprofit organizations. The fall sessions took place in Shawnee and Topeka. ELA is a program targeted to promising, nonmanagerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their departments and agencies. Participants meet together 10 times

Tue, 01/31/2017 — The political climate has created unfamiliar territory for some of the most well-recognized global brands, said a University of Kansas researcher of marketing and consumer behavior. The #DeleteUber hashtag began trending on social media last...


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