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Tue, 03/08/2016 — Gifts large and small have laid the foundation of the new Health Education Building under construction at the University of Kansas Medical Center. A $1 million gift to the KU Endowment from Diane Klepper, of Albuquerque, will support the...

Tue, 03/08/2016 — With a recent four-year, $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, a University of Kansas researcher is undertaking the most-detailed analysis ever carried out of how reptiles branch into various species. In doing so, Richard Glor,...

Tue, 03/08/2016 — Two University of Kansas students, both of whom are from Kansas, are finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The national awards provide up to $30,000 for graduate study and are given to college juniors for outstanding leadership in public...

Tue, 03/08/2016 — A quest for belonging. A struggle to overcome oppression. An awakening to identity. A call to greatness. In a brief 152 pages, readers explore stories of family, education and the American dream in "Between the World and Me," which has been...

Tue, 03/08/2016 — A University of Kansas Foundation Distinguished Professor is scheduled to brief members of Congress later this week on issues related to the integration of immigrants into American society. Cecilia Menjívar, an expert on U.S.-bound migration,...

Tue, 03/08/2016 — Across the nation and beyond, many college students get their first exposure to art history because of University of Kansas scholar Marilyn Stokstad. She died at the age of 87. Stokstad, the Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor Emerita...

Mon, 03/07/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas has extended its offerings for physical activity and youth fitness programs in both the Lawrence and Overland Park communities. Hawk Fitness Academy has become the department’s newest program offering children (ages 5-10) the opportunity to learn fun and safe exercise skills that can be used for a lifetime. With guidance from trained and knowledgeable instructors, child participants will perform skills that will build their confidence in exercise and will make it easier for them to continue exercise activities during pre-adolescence and into adulthood. Hawk Fitness

Mon, 03/07/2016 — American Indian law scholars and advocates will gather in Lawrence this week to discuss legal issues surrounding the use of images of American Indians as sports mascots. The 20th annual Tribal Law & Government Conference, Examining and...

Mon, 03/07/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to host the 14th annual Celebration of Books published by humanities, social sciences and arts faculty in 2015. The event will take place 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Hall Center Conference Hall.  The Celebration will recognize the 40 faculty members who published 46 books in the humanities, social sciences and arts last year.  Their works explore such varied topics as W.E.B. Du Bois, grammatical gender & biological sex in ancient Rome, the civil rights movements and neoliberalism, the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and native American women and the land, representing the depth and breadth of

Mon, 03/07/2016 — March Madness hasn’t even started, and KU has already won a national championship. A KU Law team brought home first-place honors from this year’s National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.   Ashley Akers, of...

Mon, 03/07/2016 — Centuries ago, the original Japanese geishas were male and would advise feudal lords as well as entertain the court. Today, the geisha role still revolves around entertainment, but a new type of male host in Tokyo has emerged. In...

Fri, 03/04/2016 — The University of Kansas will conduct an all-systems test of its emergency alert systems at noon Monday, March 7. Systems to be tested include KU’s emergency public address system, tornado sirens, text message alerts and email alerts. The...

Fri, 03/04/2016 — The University of Kansas and the University Innovation Alliance (UIA) have announced an additional $3.85 million in new funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation and USA Funds to support its work to improve college...

Thu, 03/03/2016 — Mainstream political parties in Europe have failed to respond to the increasing public skepticism of the European Union, opening the door for nationalist political groups to gain more power, a University of Kansas researcher has found. The...

Wed, 03/02/2016 —  One might not think of hockey as a sport that tends to cause dehydration in its players. But a University of Kansas study shows that not only are hockey players at high risk of dehydration, but plans specifically designed for individuals to...

Wed, 03/02/2016 — LAWRENCE – Three humanities faculty members and two graduate students were awarded travel grants by the Hall Center for the Humanities to aid in their research. The Hall Center provides financial support to researchers who require domestic or international travel undertaken as a necessary component of a research or creative project. Maria Velasco, associate professor of visual art, received funding to travel to Tetouan, Morocco. Velasco received a competitive artist residency at Green Olive Arts in Tetouan to work on her project, “Releasing Control: Ephemeral Spaces; Historical Patterns.” Velasco will create a series of site-specific installations using repetitive

Tue, 03/01/2016 — The University of Kansas is bursting at the seams with creative exploration. Arts in April will celebrate the robust, inventive arts community on campus. A complete list of Arts in April events and details are available online. “There is...

Tue, 03/01/2016 — Name: Jeremy MillsTitle: Carpenter senior for Facilities Zone MaintenanceStart date: 2007 What that means: In his role as a carpenter senior, Mills installs doors, floors, ceilings, puts up walls and finishes plaster on the interior and exterior of buildings on campus. In his more than eight years of experience, Mills is undoubtedly an outstanding example of what it means to be a carpenter for Facilities Services.  Notable: Mills’ supervisor, who has a lifetime of work experience, stated he has never seen a carpenter as good as Mills. Mills can build anything, given the right tools. He is frequently utilized for historical and difficult projects involving wood,

Tue, 03/01/2016 — Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion will be getting a lift this week from Chinook helicopters as part of a joint training exercise. Two CH-47 Chinook helicopters will land and take off from the Shenk Sports Complex...

Tue, 03/01/2016 — The KU School of the Arts recently awarded more than $11,000 in interdisciplinary research grants. The grants are faculty-mentored and will fund research and creative projects exploring a range of topics. "This year’s pool of applicants was exceptionally strong,” said Henry Bial, Director of the School of the Arts. “It’s exciting to see so many students recognize the potential of an arts-based research project to transform their undergraduate experience.”     Students submit a research proposal focusing on one of the themes of Bold Aspirations, two supporting and recommendation letters from faculty members, and a budget.  Applications are evaluated by the School of


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