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Wed, 01/15/2020 —  The United States and China announced they would sign an initial trade deal today, easing a two-year economic fight between the world’s two largest economies. Terms of the deal are said to include an opening of Chinese markets to more...

Wed, 01/15/2020 — published in 1989 as the Iron Curtain was collapsing — Russia remains a strategic threat to Western democracy. One need only look at the ...

Wed, 01/15/2020 —  As climate change threatens the world, governments and organizations from around the globe have banded together to fight its effects. Yet that collaboration has not always carried over into the online world, where technology is often assumed to...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — Scot Pollard and his wife, Dawn, in partnership with the School of Education, will host the 2020 bowling party Jan. 24 at Royal Crest Bowling Lanes. On-site registration will open at 5:30 p.m., and the two-hour event is scheduled to begin at...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Dec. 20. Independence Police Chief Jerry Harrison was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — During the 1940s, the U.S. government commissioned a series of documentary films called “Why We Fight” to spur public support for World War II. Now two Army veterans have launched their own creative project titled “Why We Write: Craft...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — University of Kansas researcher Anthony Fehr is available to talk with media about the coronavirus outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, which the World Health Organization says could spread worldwide. Fehr, assistant professor of...

Mon, 01/13/2020 — LAWRENCE – You know that old saw about how doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result constitutes insanity? Well, a new paper by researchers in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas doesn’t go that far, but it does conclude that to counter anti-vaccine beliefs, those who favor universal vaccination against contagious diseases will have to do more than repeat the evidence denying the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Instead, they will have to meet anti-vaxxers where they are: on contested ground where anecdotes, examples and conspiracy theories hold greater sway than scientific evidence. Brett Bricker,

Mon, 01/13/2020 — Transgender rights have made significant progress in recent years thanks to court decisions and high-profile transgender individuals putting a spotlight on the issue. Much discrimination still exists, though, especially for young people without...

Mon, 01/13/2020 — More than a hundred University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2019 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students...

Thu, 01/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law community is mourning the passing of former dean and longtime professor Martin Dickinson, who died Jan. 5 in Estes Park, Colorado. He was 81. Dickinson was KU Law’s longest-serving faculty member. He gave 48 years to the law school, from when he started teaching in 1967 until his retirement in 2015. He served as dean from 1971 to 1980, overseeing a time period that included the dedication of the law school’s current home at Green Hall. He was a visionary leader, advocating for the advancement of diverse and female law students and faculty well before the legal profession as a whole began to do so, said Stephen

Thu, 01/09/2020 — How do we practice care? This question is at the heart of a weekly series of programs offered at The Commons in collaboration with the Institute for Policy & Social Research Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities. Each...

Wed, 01/08/2020 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the opening of “What Would a Woman Offer Her Country?: Elizabeth Dole’s Ground-breaking, Trail-blazing Life of Service,” the inaugural exhibition of the newly opened Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room at the institute. The exhibition features over 100 items from her personal collections, documenting her career across six decades of public service. The title is inspired by a 1999 speech given by Dole, in which she asked, “What would I as a woman offer our country?” “This centennial year of women’s suffrage, as well as an election year, is an ideal opportunity to

Tue, 01/07/2020 — KU Libraries, along with key partners, has announced an upcoming Software Carpentry Workshop. Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get work done in less time by teaching basic research computing skills. The workshop will take place...

Tue, 01/07/2020 — The late KU professor Robert Wilson’s passion and preeminent scholarly achievements in teaching and studying the evolution of small mammals have inspired gift commitments totaling $950,000 from colleagues, friends and family — in...

Tue, 01/07/2020 — In 2015, when researchers at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum released the free Digital Atlas of Ancient Life app, they didn’t know what kind of reception the smartphone-based field guide might receive.

Thu, 01/02/2020 — Sixteen University of Kansas School of Pharmacy students will take a three-day trip across Kansas next week to visit 13 independent community pharmacies. Dean Ronald Ragan and Senior Associate Dean Gene Hotchkiss will accompany the students on...

Thu, 01/02/2020 — When food we’ve swallowed reaches our stomachs, it finds an acidic environment. The low pH in the stomach helps to begin digestion — and has been thought to kill the bacteria that hides in food that otherwise could harm our bodies. However,...

Thu, 01/02/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Business will begin offering a master’s degree in business analytics next fall. The program, which is STEM-certified, aims to train students in how to uncover highly relevant data insights using advanced...

Thu, 12/26/2019 — The names of 1,355 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 58 Kansas counties; 40 other states and Washington, D.C.; and 58 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are...


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