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Mon, 11/30/2015 — The second of three finalists for director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Kansas will make a public presentation on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Andre Brown, program director of TRiO Student Support Services at Arizona State...

Tue, 11/24/2015 — The first of three finalists for director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the University of Kansas will make a public presentation Monday, Nov. 30. Festus Addo-Yobo, director of Black Programs in the division of Student Affairs and...

Tue, 11/24/2015 — KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – A University of Kansas-based program that helps middle- and high-school students in Kansas City, Kansas, prepare and plan for college has been recognized by Donnelly College as its 2015 Partner of the Year. Talent Search, one of eight federal TRIO programs in the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP), prepares sixth- through 12th-graders for postsecondary education. Services include but are not limited to academic and career-exploration workshops, college preparation sessions, family events, advising, college visits, assistance with college-application and financial-aid processes, and summer

Mon, 11/23/2015 —  During upheaval in Libya in 2013, a window of opportunity opened for scientists from the University of Kansas to perform research at the Zallah Oasis, a promising site for unearthing fossils from the Oligocene period, roughly 30 million years...

Mon, 11/23/2015 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when KPR presents a Big Band Christmas, the seventh-annual holiday concert, served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalists Kathleen Holeman and Ron Gutierrez. The celebration will be at 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m. You can buy reserved seats on the floor, either as a table of 10 ($300), a table of four ($120), or individual reserved seats ($30). Seating in the balcony is general admission and will run $20 a ticket. The dance floor will be open to balcony and floor seating. A service charge may be added to your order. Tickets are available at the Liberty Hall

Mon, 11/23/2015 — LAWRENCE – More than 2,600 people have been shot in Chicago this year, a number that has grabbed national headlines. When Kevin Willmott, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas, looked for ways to address urban violence, he didn’t want to make another film documenting Chicago’s gun problem. That had already been done. He was more interested in solutions. In “Chi-Raq,” which opens in theaters across the country Dec. 4, an unusual but ancient tactic for ending violence is proposed: The women of Chicago go on a sex strike. Willmott co-wrote "Chi-Raq" with director Spike Lee and is an executive producer. The film, starring Nick

Fri, 11/20/2015 — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and his wife, Janet, awarded four scholarships today during their 2 p.m. presentation at the Lied Center. The $5,000 scholarships were given to six students from the schools of Business, Engineering and Education.

Thu, 11/19/2015 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has made an additional 200 tickets available to the general public and students for the 2015 Dole Leadership Prize program with President Bill Clinton.  The tickets will be available beginning at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 19, through the Lied Center Box Office. Tickets are for reserved seating and will be limited to two per person. Individuals must claim their tickets in person at the box office. Students are limited to one ticket and must present a valid KU ID to claim their ticket.  President Clinton will be awarded the prize at a program at KU's Lied Center. The event will take

Thu, 11/19/2015 — The University of Kansas and the 1st Infantry Division will enter into a formal Partnership Resolution, which supports exchanges and programs that stimulate academic, athletic and research partnerships, and envisions activities such as faculty...

Thu, 11/19/2015 — The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has announced that the University of Kansas Department of Architecture has been accepted into its Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure Initiative (IPI). It is a pilot...

Thu, 11/19/2015 — In May 2006, an underground mud volcano erupted in the East Java province of Indonesia, displacing more than 40,000 people as boiling hot mud swept into their fields and villages. The Lapindo mudflow became one of Indonesia's most controversial...

Wed, 11/18/2015 —  Families who had children removed from the home due to parental substance abuse were more than twice as likely to be reunified when they took part in a family drug court that incorporated two innovative evidence-based parenting programs, when...

Wed, 11/18/2015 — The American remake of “Secret in Their Eyes” keeps with the Argentine original in its focus on a failed justice system. But the newer version, which opens in theaters Friday, Nov. 20, follows a more traditional Hollywood narrative to the end,

Wed, 11/18/2015 — Leaders from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Union Station, KCPT, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Kansas Humanities Council, the Mid-America Arts Alliance and the Lawrence Public...

Wed, 11/18/2015 — Dealing with questions of identity, loss, redemption and acceptance, “Reckless” follows its crazy characters in finding new perspectives on life and the world. The University Theatre at KU will open this dark holiday comedy next...

Tue, 11/17/2015 — France continued airstrikes against ISIS strongholds Monday in response to last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Officials also announced the arrest of nine people Monday in Lebanon in connection with a pair of suicide bombings that...

Tue, 11/17/2015 — A University of Kansas School of Business researcher is available for media interviews to discuss Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Noelle Nelson, assistant professor of marketing and consumer behavior, can speak to outdoor retailer REI’s...

Tue, 11/17/2015 — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has been elected as chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The association is a research, policy and advocacy organization...

Tue, 11/17/2015 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the 2015 graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. The graduation ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the House Chamber at the Capitol in Topeka. The 55 graduates, who began their coursework in January, represent local, county, state or federal agencies, as well as utilities, from across Kansas. They participated in classes in Topeka, the Kansas City area and Southwest Kansas. This year an additional 17 graduates of the Law Enforcement Leadership Academy (LELA) Command School completed their CPM certification through classroom instruction and online

Tue, 11/17/2015 —  Some may view treaties between indigenous peoples and the federal government as a relic of the 19th century, but they just might provide a way for tribes to mitigate the effects of climate change on their lands and communities. A University of...


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