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Mon, 11/21/2016 — The “achievement gap” is the focus of much discussion of American education. How to help poor and minority students reach the same level of achievement as wealthy and majority peers is the subject of much debate. A University of Kansas...

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.

Fri, 11/18/2016 — A group of journalists, academics and political leaders from around the state will explore the 2016 election results at the Kansas Elections Conference, hosted by the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. The conference is set...

Thu, 11/17/2016 — A combined team of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering and Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology has won a prestigious aircraft design competition for university undergraduates. The American Institute of...

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Wed, 11/16/2016 — Black lives have always mattered. And African-Americans have always struggled against racism and created artistic responses to it. Long before hip-hop or social media – 100 years ago – playwright Angelina Weld Grimke responded to a call...

Wed, 11/16/2016 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences will host the premiere of a documentary film about the life of a prominent KU alumnus and basketball legend. “Fast Break: The Legendary John McLendon” is...

Wed, 11/16/2016 — In the 1928 novel "Orlando: A Biography," a feminist classic, Virginia Woolf draws a comparison between physical and literary fertility, when the pregnant protagonist Orlando writes poetry and can't stop, even as she admits it is drivel. "I...

Wed, 11/16/2016 — Two University of Kansas seniors will travel to Chicago this weekend as finalists for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Shegufta Huma, from Wichita, and John (Ike) Uri, from Concordia, will participate in interviews with a selection committee...

Tue, 11/15/2016 — Small amounts of electricity similar to the output of a common 9-volt battery could improve life for people living with major depression, the most common mood disorder. A new study at the University of Kansas will investigate the potential of...

Tue, 11/15/2016 — Despite a trend recently of stores choosing to not open Thanksgiving Day ahead of Black Friday, many major retailers still have announced plans to start their major holiday sales just hours after most people finish their turkey and pumpkin pie,...

Tue, 11/15/2016 — One of the most diverse towns in the United States is in Southwest Kansas. Garden City has been the site of rapidly changing demographics for more than 30 years, and a new study by two University of Kansas professors argues the examples the...

Mon, 11/14/2016 — Students from eight Kansas high schools were honored Nov. 9 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 68 seniors from high schools in Dickinson, Geary and Morris counties were recognized for their academic...

Mon, 11/14/2016 — Students from nine Kansas high schools will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 15, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 183 seniors from high schools in Wyandotte County will be recognized for their academic...

Mon, 11/14/2016 — Four faculty members at two universities in Kansas have been named recipients of the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence: the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The four will be recognized Dec. 13 during...

Mon, 11/14/2016 —  In our quickly changing media landscape, student journalists have stepped forward to meet their communities’ news needs, often doing work that was once considered the exclusive domain of full-time journalists. And they’ve done so without...

Mon, 11/14/2016 — More than 50 organizations with local, national and international opportunities in a variety of industries will join the University Career Center's annual Internship Fair this week at the University of Kansas. The event, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.

Mon, 11/14/2016 —  The Center for Sustainability has released an update to the Campus Sustainability Plan, Building Sustainable Traditions, which highlights achievements at the University of Kansas over the past five years and outlining new priorities. Five...

Mon, 11/14/2016 — Students from 13 Kansas high schools will be honored Tuesday, Nov. 15, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 218 seniors from high schools in Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties will be recognized for their...

Mon, 11/14/2016 — An immigration scholar who has examined sociological influence of meat-packing plants in new immigrant destinations will speak the University of Kansas as part of the Center for Migration Research's final public talk of the semester. Vanesa...

Fri, 11/11/2016 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools were honored Nov. 2 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 305 seniors from high schools in Johnson County were recognized for their academic achievements and named...


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