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Wed, 11/12/2014 — On Sunday, 81 percent of the more than 2 million Catalans voted in a non-binding referendum for independence from Spain. Leaders of the independence movement hope it is a prelude to a full secession. Luis Corteguera, a University of Kansas...

Tue, 11/11/2014 — The University of Kansas Department of English is bringing acclaimed scholar Janice Radway to campus to offer this year’s Richard W. Gunn Memorial Lecture, “Riot Grrrl History, Underground Itineraries, and Girl Zine Networks: Unruly Subjects...

Tue, 11/11/2014 — Although most people think of Antarctica as a barren, cold environment, 200 million years ago it was a lush forest — a forest that now permineralized can yield clues to the climate change of the past and how plants today may react to current...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — After decades serving as advocates for individuals with disabilities, including their families and service providers, professors Rud and Ann Turnbull of the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas received the Prince Salman...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — Jim Anschultz’s unlikely path from journeyman construction worker to college honors student and national scholarship winner began in February 2009 at a Kansas City, Kansas, job fair. At the time, Anschultz was a 53-year-old, unemployed Air...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — Keely Brown was an outstanding undergraduate scholar at the University of Arizona, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry in 2014. Not surprisingly, when she began applying to graduate programs, she was accepted to a number of the...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — LAWRENCE – 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 Tuesday, Dec. 9, during a ceremony at the Lied Center of Kansas. This is the 33rd annual presentation of the awards, established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a distinguished professor at the University of Kansas from 1967 to 1983, and his wife, Aya. The awards recognize the exceptional long-term research accomplishments of faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities. Each award includes a citation and a $10,000 award for

Mon, 11/10/2014 — Every minute in the United States, power plants that generate electricity use nearly triple the amount of water that surges over Niagara Falls during that same time, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. In an era of drought and...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — Renowned professor Barbara Imperiali of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will present the 2014 Edward E. Smissman Memorial Lectures, describing her research creating and employing new chemical tools to understand important biological...

Mon, 11/10/2014 — KUJH-TV and the University Daily Kansan received numerous awards Nov. 1 and 2 at the College Media Association Fall Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Pinnacle Awards honor the best student work produced for any college media...

Fri, 11/07/2014 —  New study results from the University of Kansas to be presented this weekend at the Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., bolster the adage that “heart healthy is brain healthy.” The investigation shows...

Fri, 11/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – Visual art faculty will exhibit their work in a show starting Nov. 16 at the University of Kansas. The exhibit will kick off with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Visual art faculty exhibit artwork across the United States and around the globe, and this exhibition is an annual opportunity for them to share their creative research with students, KU and the community. Each member of the faculty submits one or two pieces that demonstrate the creative range of the artists and scholars of the Department of Visual Art.  “The faculty exhibition is an annual occasion for students and the public to see that the faculty engage in rigorous studio practice. Viewing the

Fri, 11/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will welcome Ludy Green, author and international spokesperson on domestic violence issues, to discuss her book, “Ending Domestic Violence Captivity: A Guide to Economic Freedom” at 3 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Dole Institute. The event is free, open to the public and includes a book sale and signing. Green is the president and founder of Second Chance Employment Services, a nonprofit organization providing meaningful employment for domestic violence victims. Green’s recent book focuses on how a woman can regain her independence, her well-being and her dignity by distancing herself from her

Fri, 11/07/2014 — Drawing on themes that contrast the classical and posthuman digital age, the University Dance Company fall concert will showcase six works choreographed by two guest artists and KU faculty members. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov....

Fri, 11/07/2014 — The study of Kansas water resources has become a key initiative at the state’s universities—and a major focus of policy makers, municipalities, businesses, researchers and educators, who increasingly are concerned with the status of those...

Fri, 11/07/2014 — A record-setting accomplishment from a group of recent University of Kansas School of Engineering graduates garnered special recognition from the world’s leading organization for aerospace engineering. The American Institute of Aeronautics...

Thu, 11/06/2014 — The Dole Institute of Politics and its Student Advisory Board will host a moderated panel discussion on the militarization of police in America. “Oppression or Protection? The Militarization of Police in America” will take place at 7:30 p.m....

Thu, 11/06/2014 —  The number of children diagnosed with autism has increased in recent years, but a new study co-authored by a University of Kansas professor shows that while the number of students with autism increased in every state from 2000 to 2007, black...

Thu, 11/06/2014 — When discussing the merits of film fan edits, the conversation needs to move beyond Jar Jar Binks, a University of Kansas scholar says. A bumbling creature from the planet Naboo, Jar Jar Binks was symbolic of the flaws critics and diehard fans...

Thu, 11/06/2014 — Lawton Nuss, Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court, will be the guest of honor at the 2014 Marine Corps Birthday celebration at the Dole Institute of Politics. The event will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10, at the University of Kansas Dole...


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Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.
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KU welcomes President Obama Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.


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