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Wed, 04/15/2015 —  Occasionally, a crux of evolutionary success is summed up with the phrase “only the strong survive.” But that’s not right exactly. Really, it’s a knack for rolling with changes that characterizes most thriving organisms. Few changes...

Tue, 04/14/2015 — Recounting a single day of madness, “The Marriage of Figaro” follows the misadventures of two palace servants on their wedding day, who find themselves thwarted at every turn by the philandering count. The University of Kansas School of...

Tue, 04/14/2015 — 2015 marks 70 years since Bob Dole’s injuries on a battlefield in Italy and the end of World War II as well as a decade since the release of the former senator’s 2005 memoir, “One Soldier’s Story.” The Robert J. Dole Archive &...

Tue, 04/14/2015 — An event featuring poetry, dance and live music will celebrate the life and work of Akinwande Oluwole “Wole” Soyinka, Nigerian playwright and poet. “African Literature in Rhythmic Cadence: Wole Soyinka @ 80” will take place at 6 p.m....

Tue, 04/14/2015 — The Center for Public Partnerships & Research (CPPR) at the University of Kansas recently hosted a daylong training workshop for home visitors and the interpreters who assist them in serving families who speak a language other than English....

Tue, 04/14/2015 — Twenty women with ties to the University of Kansas were honored April 7 during the 2015 Women’s Recognition Banquet hosted by the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity. Event organizers inducted six women into the KU Women’s...

Tue, 04/14/2015 — As lawmakers and others debate whether and how college athletes should be paid and coaches’ salaries and facilities arms races come into focus, fundraising is drawing renewed interest. Yet no one seems to be considering one source of athletic...

Mon, 04/13/2015 — Aquatic ecologists from 15 North American universities and research stations who have traveled from as far away as the U.S. Virgin Islands are visiting the University of Kansas today for a one-day symposium honoring Val Houston Smith, KU...

Mon, 04/13/2015 — Research relating to cancer, genetics, medicinal plants, and social relationships will be among student research presented at the 15th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Undergraduate Research Symposium. Forty...

Mon, 04/13/2015 — Jason Travers, assistant professor of special education at the University of Kansas, is available to speak with media about Autism Awareness Month, autism and research taking place on the topic. April is Autism Awareness Month. Travers, a...

Mon, 04/13/2015 — In his second-floor corner office in Simons Biosciences Research Laboratories at the University of Kansas, Professor Ron Borchardt gestures to file cabinets lining a wall. The drawers hold more than 500 scientific research papers he authored or...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — The University of Kansas will present the See/Saw Film Festival later this month, featuring works exhibiting, disrupting and renegotiating constructions of children and young people from historically underserved and marginalized...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — Over the past two months University of Kansas Department of Design students have received numerous honors at two different events, the National Student Show in Dallas and the Creative Summit in San Marcos, Texas. This is the 11th year the...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — Tyrone Duncan, professor of mathematics and courtesy professor of electrical engineering and computer science, was selected as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The award honors SIAM members who have made...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — LAWRENCE – The old adage “you learn something new every day” seems to take a vacation during the long, lazy days of summer. But it doesn’t have to. For the past six years, the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has offered adults a unique option for summer vacation. Adults can expand their minds and rediscover a love of learning through Mini College. Mini College is a weeklong experience for adults to take classes in a wide variety of subjects, from discussions on Jane Austen novels and the history of infectious diseases to the study of film in Kansas and the benefits of Tai Chi. A sample of course titles for Mini College 2015:

Fri, 04/10/2015 — The University Career Center, Office of Study Abroad, Business Career Services Center and Engineering Career Center have purchased MyWorldAbroad, an internationally focused career resource. Key highlights: Opportunity listings for a variety...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — The Fair Access to Science and Technology (FASTR) Act of 2015 was refiled last month in both the Senate and the House of Representatives for the 114th Congress with continued bipartisan support. The University of Kansas has played a pioneering...

Fri, 04/10/2015 — When HIV first began to appear in the Kansas City area, treatment options were scarce. Few physicians were familiar with the virus, and many lacked resources to care for patients. With nowhere to refer her patients, a University of Kansas alumna...

Thu, 04/09/2015 — The KUMU PDE, Dynamical Systems and Applications conference will take place April 18-19 at the University of Kansas. The conference, hosted by the universities of Kansas and Missouri mathematics departments, is organized by Mathew Johnson, KU...

Thu, 04/09/2015 — Four University of Kansas faculty members have been selected for 2015 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize midcareer scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields. Chancellor...


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