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Mon, 04/25/2016 — The Kansas African Studies Center will host a public forum highlighting the possibilities for meaningful conversation about immigration through the sharing of stories. The forum will take place at 7 p.m. May 9 at Unity Temple on the Plaza in...

Mon, 04/25/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) and the Environmental Studies Program at University of Kansas have organized a special lecture to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Adrian Ivakhiv, professor of environmental thought and culture at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources, University of Vermont, will give a talk entitled “30 Years (or 30,000): Seven Spectral Stories of Chernobyl,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The lecture is free and open to the public. The talk will interpret the Chernobyl nuclear accident of 1986 within a series of

Mon, 04/25/2016 — Before reaching age 5, up to 45 percent of children in the United States experience “significant and non-normative” trauma such as maltreatment, chronic stress caused by poverty, exposure to violence at home or in the community, or a parent...

Fri, 04/22/2016 — Media and legal professionals in Kansas City will be able to hear one of the most prominent figures in professional sports law during the 29th Annual Media & the Law Seminar, which will be Friday, April 29, at the InterContinental Hotel at...

Fri, 04/22/2016 — Offering a compelling glimpse into how hip-hop became a global culture of social, cultural, political and artistic engagements, “Welcome to Arroyo’s” is a compelling story investigating the long, and often untold, history of hip-hop music....

Fri, 04/22/2016 — An expert on Shakespeare will give a talk exploring one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays next week for the University of Kansas Department of English’s American/British Lecture. Gary Taylor, a KU alumnus, will present “Data-...

Fri, 04/22/2016 — Before the brash culinary giant and TV personality Gordon Ramsay yelled at and challenged aspiring chefs on the show "Hell's Kitchen," early modern East Asian artists often used food to illustrate the wrong side of the Buddhist...

Fri, 04/22/2016 — Chaden Djalali is the third of three candidates for provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus. He has served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Iowa...

Fri, 04/22/2016 — Students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will compete in a race this week at the Mid-Continent Conference Steel Bridge Competition at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, in Rolla, Missouri. The competition is...

Fri, 04/22/2016 — “Rock Chalk Super Hawk” is the theme for the 2016 University of Kansas Homecoming celebration, which will begin Sunday, Oct. 16, and feature daily activities leading up to the KU-Oklahoma State football game Saturday, Oct. 22, in Memorial...

Thu, 04/21/2016 —  Brazil’s lower house of Congress has voted by a wide margin to impeach embattled President Dilma Rousseff, but the fight over whether she is removed from office is far from over. An impeachment trial could begin in May, yet there are numerous...

Thu, 04/21/2016 — LAWRENCE – Three University of Kansas law professors were recognized this week for demonstrating “compassion, dedication and tenacity” through nearly a decade of work to free an innocent man from prison. Jean Phillips, Elizabeth Cateforis and Alice Craig of KU Law’s Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence & Post-Conviction Remedies received the Sean O’Brien Freedom Award from the Midwest Innocence Project during its annual Faces of Innocence benefit Tuesday evening in Kansas City, Missouri. The three were singled out for their leading role in winning the exoneration of Floyd Bledsoe, who spent 16 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit. Students and

Thu, 04/21/2016 — LAWRENCE – Featuring two pieces with live music and work from a guest artist, two recent alumnae and two current students, the University Dance Company’s spring concert will be full of original, exciting work. The shows will be held at the Lawrence Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. April 28-29 and 2:30 p.m. April 30. Tickets are on sale now at the Lawrence Arts Center box office or online: $15 public, $10 students, KU faculty and seniors, $8.50 children. Tickets bought before 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, are $5 off. “It’s no secret that music moves us, but the relationship between live music and dance in performance is a particularly powerful experience for artists and

Thu, 04/21/2016 — Since the financial crisis of 2008, debate has raged over how to prevent the next one. A University of Kansas professor has published a study arguing that institutional investors, like mutual funds and pension funds, need to be part of the...

Thu, 04/21/2016 — The concrete canoe team at the University of Kansas School of Engineering has its paddles ready for the annual Concrete Canoe Competition, hosted by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). KU will compete against other collegiate teams...

Thu, 04/21/2016 — LAWRENCE – Alumni, faculty, staff and students will gather together next week to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the Department of Psychology at the University of Kansas. Psychology has been offered in some form at KU since the university’s founding in 1865. For the first few decades, however, psychology was included within the philosophy department. The first two chancellors, R.W. Oliver and John Fraser, taught courses framed around “Mental Philosophy.” The Department of Psychology became reality in 1916-’17, when courses were completely separated from philosophy for the first time. The university offered 15 courses in psychology with three

Wed, 04/20/2016 — Assembly is in full swing on two vehicles that the Jayhawk Motorsports team at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will race in competitions later this year. Seniors and underclassman-volunteers design and manufacture an electric and...

Wed, 04/20/2016 — University of Kansas experts on U.S. social and cultural history, including women's and African-American civil rights, are available to comment on the significance of Harriet Tubman being added to the $20 bill. According to national news reports,

Wed, 04/20/2016 — An $8 million gift from the Hall Family Foundation will enhance The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s pursuit of an NCI Comprehensive cancer center designation. The KU Cancer Center currently is a National Cancer Institute-designated...

Tue, 04/19/2016 — Larry Singell is the second of three candidates for provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus. He has served as executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University Bloomington since 2012. Singell, an...


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