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Mon, 03/05/2018 — What is true grit? A determination to work hard, resilience in the face of a challenge or a famous movie starring John Wayne? It could be any of those things, but in today’s schools, it is increasingly something measured in children as a...

Mon, 03/05/2018 — The University of Kansas will celebrate the inauguration of Douglas A. Girod as the university’s 18th chancellor at an installation ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Lied Center. The installation ceremony will include remarks from...

Mon, 03/05/2018 — “Home on the Hill” is the theme for the 2018 University of Kansas Homecoming celebration, which will begin Sunday, Sept. 23, and feature daily activities leading up to the KU-Oklahoma State football game Saturday, Sept. 29, in Memorial...

Mon, 03/05/2018 —  “DWB” is the rueful shorthand for “Driving While Black,” and it’s also the title of a new “chamber opera project” featuring the work of three University of Kansas School of Music teachers that has its initial staged reading at...

Fri, 03/02/2018 — The University of Kansas Lawrence campus saw a 13 percent decrease in crime in 2017, KU’s Public Safety Office announced today with the annual release of its crime statistics. The Public Safety Office handled 671 criminal offenses during 2017,...

Fri, 03/02/2018 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Steve Evans, a lecturer in the Department of English. Evans, 69, died Feb. 26. “Stephen Evans was a proud Jayhawk and a dedicated teacher who inspired thousands of our English...

Fri, 03/02/2018 — Explore the many ways in which World War I changed the world, from prisoner of war camps in Switzerland to resistance movements in Belgium, memorial stadiums in the U.S. and a quarantine law in Kansas. KU staff and undergraduates will share...

Thu, 03/01/2018 — Chad Leat, of New York City, retired vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup and University of Kansas graduate, announced a $1 million scholarship gift commitment in support of LGBTQ students at KU during a visit this week to his alma mater.

Thu, 03/01/2018 — President Donald Trump announced today the United States will impose tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminum, a move he deemed necessary to right trade deficits and that others have claimed could be the opening of a trade war. The...

Thu, 03/01/2018 — People getting more rays of sunlight — and therefore vitamin D — in August and September could help reduce the severity of flu season, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper co-authored by a University of Kansas...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — A major sports retailer's decision to stop selling assault-style rifles could spur others to follow suit in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, according to a University of Kansas researcher of gun policy issues. Two weeks after the...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — A New Zealand lawyer will discuss the connection between domestic violence and animal cruelty during the 2018 Diplomat’s Forum at the University of Kansas School of Law. Anita Killeen, former chief prosecutor in New Zealand’s Serious Fraud...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — Samuel Hayim Brody likens the 20th century Jewish philosopher Martin Buber to Martin Luther King Jr. in that people today revere certain aspects of his life’s work while ignoring the more radical parts. With his new book, “Martin Buber’s...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election was a surprise not only to pollsters but to many who thought women would turn out in strong support of Hillary Clinton. The fact that only 43 percent of white women who voted supported...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host faculty speakers for the Spring 2018 Merienda Speaker Series, which showcases KU presenters who work and research in the Latina/o communities. The series will...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — Researchers from the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project at the University of Kansas are improving kids’ response to literacy instruction in Kansas City area preschool classrooms. The new program, called Literacy 360°, will train...

Tue, 02/27/2018 — University of Kansas journalism students are partnering with working professionals to build a data-driven, crowdsourced, locally focused model of presenting business news and information that can potentially be used by small news organizations...

Tue, 02/27/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host the head consul of Mexico in Kansas City, Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi, as he presents on “Elections in Mexico 2018.”   The event will take place at 2 p.m....

Tue, 02/27/2018 — Two University of Kansas juniors are finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship...

Tue, 02/27/2018 — Kansas Public Radio and Maceli's are hosting their second Songwriters Showcase, an evening of music featuring local singer-songwriters Sky Smeed, Colin Halliburton and K.C. banjo player Kelly Hunt. The show is Saturday, March 3, at Maceli's,...


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