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Mon, 10/17/2016 — Students from 15 Kansas high schools will be honored tonight, Oct. 17, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 135 seniors from high schools in Butler, Elk and Greenwood counties will be recognized for...

Fri, 10/14/2016 — LAWRENCE – Journalist Charlie Rose will receive the 2017 William Allen White Foundation National Citation, the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications has announced. The award comes from a vote of the trustees of the William Allen White Foundation and the KU School of Journalism and Mass Communications, which is named in honor of White. Rose will accept the award on William Allen White Day, which is April 20, 2017, at the University of Kansas. Charlie Rose is anchor and executive editor of “Charlie Rose,” the nightly one-hour program that engages in one-on-one conversations and round-table discussions, and the newly launched “Charlie Rose

Fri, 10/14/2016 — Hundreds of high school students from across the region are expected to visit the University of Kansas School of Engineering in late October for the High School Design Competition.  The students will participate in competitions in five...

Fri, 10/14/2016 — LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Department of Educational Psychology has invited Sharon Bowman, an expert in diversity, mentoring and trauma psychology, as the keynote speaker at the inaugural Lichtenburg Lecture Series.    Bowman, a board-certified counseling psychologist, fellow of the American Psychological Association and past president of the Society of Counseling Psychology, will present “Cross-cultural Supervision & Mentorship.” The lecture will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Centennial Room of the Kansas Union. The event is free and open to the public.    Bowman currently serves as a professor and chair of the

Fri, 10/14/2016 — The University of Kansas Daisy Hill Commons, Lewis and Hashinger residence halls will be the sites of Halloween in the Halls from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities, crafts and games will...

Thu, 10/13/2016 — Scott Anderson, author and veteran war correspondent, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 17, in the Lied Center Pavilion. “Lawrence in Arabia” is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will occur after the lecture....

Thu, 10/13/2016 — Two individuals and one group were honored with the first University of Kansas Diversity Leadership Awards from the Office of Diversity and Equity. The awards honor the contributions of people who have advanced dialogue and change related to...

Thu, 10/13/2016 — The eighth International Conference on Social Robotics will draw experts from around the world to Kansas City in November, a gathering sponsored in part by KU’s School of Engineering. Professor Arvin Agah, the school’s associate dean for...

Wed, 10/12/2016 — Fifty years ago, the modern class action lawsuit was born. When the U.S. Supreme Court amended Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in 1966, it radically transformed the way plaintiffs could sue on behalf of a group. Half a century...

Wed, 10/12/2016 — The Spencer Museum of Art will reopen to the public Saturday, Oct. 15, after an 18-month renovation that has transformed exhibition and educational spaces. A weekend-long celebration featuring music and dance performances, art activities and new...

Wed, 10/12/2016 — More than 2,040 KPR listeners helped Kansas Public Radio raise $288,000 during its fall membership drive, the most successful fall drive the station has had to date. This event happened soon after the public radio station received a $100,000...

Wed, 10/12/2016 —  Much has been made of millennials, their life experience, how they view the world and how they learn. But what about those who are beginning their careers as educators, teaching the next generation? A University of Kansas professor has written...

Tue, 10/11/2016 — As Vladimir Putin recently withdrew from a landmark nuclear agreement, policymakers and media pointed it out as the latest sign of deterioration of Russian relations with the United States. This follows the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea and...

Tue, 10/11/2016 — Students from nine Kansas high schools were honored Wednesday, Oct. 5, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 73 seniors from high schools in Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny Lane, Scott, and Wichita...

Tue, 10/11/2016 — Sophisticated analyses of two clinical trials — one in the U.S. and the other in the Australia — suggest that thousands of early preterm births — those at or before 34 weeks’ gestation — could be prevented if pregnant women took daily...

Tue, 10/11/2016 — Nearly all biology textbooks are wrong, according to a new paper co-authored by University of Kansas researcher Christopher Haufler. He and his colleagues are calling on publishers to revise them. In the current issue of the journal Bioscience,

Tue, 10/11/2016 — The University of Kansas continues to make entrepreneurship a key initiative for faculty and students. Increased programming has resulted in more than 900 students enrolled in entrepreneurship courses in the 2015-16 academic year, the launch of...

Tue, 10/11/2016 — A University of Kansas alumnus and expert on Venezuelan migration to the United States will examine the difficulties migrants face, especially as the Latin American country suffers from political and economic crises. Lourdes Gouveia, founding...

Tue, 10/11/2016 — Students from six Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Oct. 12, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 38 seniors from high schools in Anderson and Franklin counties will be recognized for...

Tue, 10/11/2016 — As the 2016 presidential candidates outline their tax plans and revenue shortfalls prompt Kansans to consider the effects of recent tax cuts, tax policy has become a central issue in this year’s national and state elections.  A public...


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