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Tue, 02/10/2015 — Nearly 140 companies and agencies will attend the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair, set for noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Kansas Union. Students should review the complete of employers​ and study those of interest prior...

Tue, 02/10/2015 — Average groundwater levels in western Kansas continued to decline in 2014 but at a slower rate than over the past four years. Levels in central Kansas declined in 2014 after increases in 2013. That’s according to preliminary data compiled by...

Mon, 02/09/2015 — Nearly 150 companies from a variety of industries will participate in the 2015 University Career Fair, offering internships and full-time job opportunities. The event, sponsored by the University Career Center, will take place from 1 p.m. to 5...

Mon, 02/09/2015 — A $1 million gift from The Bernard Osher Foundation will strengthen an endowed fund that benefits the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, a unit of Continuing Education at the University of Kansas. Founded in 2004, the institute at KU offers a...

Mon, 02/09/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas alumna who was named a 2014 MacArthur “genius” will return to campus to give the annual February Sisters lecture. Sarah Deer will discuss “Sovereignty of the Soul: Native Feminism and Violent Crime” at the 43rd Annual February Sisters Commemoration. Her talk takes place at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Malott Room. A national leader in the effort to protect Native women from gender violence, Deer is a professor at the William Mitchell College of Law and a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma. She has documented in

Mon, 02/09/2015 — Grand juries in 2014 in Missouri and New York declined to return indictments on white police officers in the deaths of two black men, Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Racial tensions rose, and organized protests developed throughout the...

Mon, 02/09/2015 —  The value and benefits of research performed at the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center will be highlighted at the state capitol of Kansas on Feb. 11-12 during the Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol...

Fri, 02/06/2015 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility (CCSR) has awarded nine $500 mini-grants to 10 faculty instructors offering service learning courses in the spring 2015 semester. Recipients represent seven areas of study and two...

Fri, 02/06/2015 — University of Kansas students, alumni and campus administrators will join together for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority as it holds its centennial celebration on campus.  The festivities will feature events for both current and alumnae members of...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — LAWRENCE – As tax season gets under way, two University of Kansas groups are offering free tax preparation services for those who qualify. KU School of Law students with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will prepare returns for taxpayers who are residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois; who make less than $53,000 per household per year; and who do not itemize their deductions. The program runs from Feb. 16 to April 15. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA partnership with the Internal Revenue Service. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare and electronically file their federal and state tax returns

Thu, 02/05/2015 — Machine learning has been around longer than many people realize, according to AIG chief science officer Murli Buluswar, who says it helps to process data in situations where traditional models have failed. Buluswar will present “The Reality...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas undergraduate was selected to receive an award from the nation’s largest STEM diversity conference. Marcus Florez, a senior majoring in chemistry from Bel Aire, was recognized with a 2014 SACNAS Student Presentation Award at the organization’s conference this fall. SACNAS is the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. Florez was the only student from a Kansas university to receive recognition and was among 99 awardees selected from more than 900 student presentations. The student presentation award recognizes students for exceptional communication skills and command of their research topics.

Thu, 02/05/2015 — Dr. Kathryn Ellerbeck, associate professor of pediatrics, has assumed the co-directorship of the Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training (K-CART), headquartered at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus and allied with the Center for...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — As University of Kansas senior Allison McKinnon researched how a country's regime type could influence its economic growth, she discovered an interesting trend. In looking at data related to economic growth and how educated a country's...

Thu, 02/05/2015 — On Feb. 9-11, the University of Kansas will host a team of consultant-evaluators from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association as part of its routine 10-year university-wide reaccreditation review. While on campus...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — The University of Kansas has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2015-16 Wounded Warrior Scholarship. The scholarship is available to any current and incoming KU student who suffered injuries while serving in the military; is the...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — University of Kansas researchers are invited to submit applications for the Proof of Concept Fund, which supports KU technologies that are near the commercialization stage and could become marketplace solutions in the near future. The Proof of...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — When American Amanda Knox was prosecuted for allegedly murdering her roommate in Italy, the trial grabbed sensational headlines on a nightly basis. Both her conviction and eventual acquittal in 2011 drew criticism from the public, who followed...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will highlight women’s leadership for its 2015 President Lecture Series, “The First Woman President 2.0.” This four-part series will examine the unique challenges women must...

Wed, 02/04/2015 — The University Daily Kansan is adopting a "digital first" approach to its news that will put more content online. The change also will affect its print edition, which will switch to two days a week beginning in fall 2015. Kansan student leaders...


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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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