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Wed, 04/06/2016 — University of Kansas faculty and staff are invited to attend a workshop on Community Engagement and International Education, hosted by the Center for Civic and Social Responsibility and the Office of Study Abroad. The event will take place 3-5...

Wed, 04/06/2016 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility (CCSR) is hosting the 2016 Service Celebration, which will recognize various community partners in Lawrence and Douglas County that partner with KU faculty and students. The reception begins at...

Tue, 04/05/2016 — The University of Kansas Department of English will host acclaimed artist and scholar May Joseph to present the 2016 John F. Eberhardt Memorial Lecture, “Archipelago Aesthetics.” The event will take place 7-8:30 p.m. April 18 in the Malott...

Tue, 04/05/2016 — Two University of Kansas juniors working on research problems related to fighting viruses and creating more efficient electricity systems are the latest KU students to earn Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. Annie Lynn and Kevin Tenny are both...

Tue, 04/05/2016 — Michael Ignatieff, Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Lied Center Pavilion, as part of the Hall Center for the Humanities'...

Tue, 04/05/2016 — The University of Kansas debate team of Sion Bell, a freshman from Laurel, Maryland, and Quaram Robinson, a sophomore from Round Rock, Texas, finished second at the 70th National Debate Tournament in Binghamton, New York.  KU lost in the...

Tue, 04/05/2016 — Scholastic journalism has undergone tremendous change in recent years, but new research shows that one problem that has long been suspected is indeed happening: Girls are censored and self-censor much more than their male counterparts in high...

Mon, 04/04/2016 — A University of Kansas researcher is available to address Monday's unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states may count all residents, regardless of voter eligibility status, in drawing election districts. Proponents said the Supreme...

Mon, 04/04/2016 — A $5 million gift commitment from the Kansas Masons will provide funds for outreach, professional education, staff development and membership support for the Midwest Cancer Alliance, a network of hospitals, cancer centers and research facilities.

Mon, 04/04/2016 — In the aftermath of 9/11, much outside attention has focused on the five former Soviet states of Central Asia as sites conducive to Islamic radicalization and possible terrorism, due to the majority Muslim populations in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan,...

Fri, 04/01/2016 — YODER – Sixty-three new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas State University Police Chief Ronnie Grice during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Friday, March 18, 2016. The new officers were members of the 238th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training November 30, 2015, represented 53 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law

Fri, 04/01/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced the hiring of Susan Dressler Martin as director of Agile Technology Solutions (ATS), one of AAI’s four specialized research centers. Martin, a 1983 KU computer science graduate and a Kingman native, comes to KU after nearly 20 years in management at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. “ATS supports an outstanding group of educators across three research centers who work diligently to serve their constituents and communities,” said AAI Director Neal Kingston, professor in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education in the School of Education. “We are very excited

Fri, 04/01/2016 — After recent awards, the University Daily Kansan, KUJH and KJHK all need bigger trophy cases. The three media organizations have collectively won more than 40 awards since the new year. Several of those honors are national, coming from Hearst...

Fri, 04/01/2016 — The University of Kansas Office of Graduate Military Studies, Center for Global and International Studies (CGIS), Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) and Department of Political Science will host a half-day security...

Thu, 03/31/2016 — Scholars at the University of Kansas are calling for a new social contract for the 21st century, one that will promote inclusive social policies and make the much-sought-after American Dream easier to reach. Professors Edward Scanlon and Terri...

Thu, 03/31/2016 — A wage-discrimination complaint by U.S. women's national soccer team members could help draw more attention to the gender wage gap and improve pay of elite female athletes, a University of Kansas researcher said. Several members of the 2015...

Thu, 03/31/2016 — Among the general public the Soviet Union is primarily thought of as a Russian empire, even though it consisted of more than 100 nationalities. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union into 15 separate republics in 1991, historians have grappled...

Thu, 03/31/2016 — Journalists from the Hutchinson News, the Kansas City Star and the Wichita Eagle are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University...

Thu, 03/31/2016 — The University of Kansas saw a nearly 10 percent decrease in crime in 2015, KU’s Public Safety Office announced today with the release of its annual crime statistics. Public Safety handled 757 criminal offenses during 2015, down from 834 in...

Thu, 03/31/2016 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I, one of the top-rated collegiate jazz bands in the country, will travel to New York City to perform at the legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center. Directed by Dan Gailey and featuring Kansas City-based jazz vocalist Deborah Brown, this will be the first time a KU group has performed in the world-famous concert hall. “Jazz at Lincoln Center is one of the greatest jazz venues in the world,” said Gailey, who is director of the KU jazz studies program and professor of music. “It’s an honor to perform in it.” The performance will be 7:30 p.m. April 12 at The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall,


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