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Tue, 10/25/2016 —  Game one of the 2016 World Series is scheduled for tonight, and to say it’s a historic series is an understatement. Both the Cleveland and Chicago teams are looking to end championship droughts of 60-plus and 100-plus years, respectively....

Tue, 10/25/2016 — LAWRENCE – The Polsinelli law firm and its University of Kansas alumni attorneys have committed $250,000 to create the Polsinelli Transactional Law Center at the KU School of Law. The Polsinelli Transactional Law Center capitalizes on its namesake’s distinguished reputation to cultivate a new generation of lawyers with the practical skills necessary for successful careers. The center will serve as the umbrella for transactional law courses, symposia and programming related to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock offerings, financing, real estate and other business transactions. “KU students work extremely hard learning the foundations of law, then

Mon, 10/24/2016 — A University of Kansas researcher has contributed to a National Park Service theme study of important historic sites to the LGBTQ movement. "This is the first time a government has undertaken a project like this, and I think that it speaks to...

Mon, 10/24/2016 — With Pocahontas and Indian warriors perennially popular as Halloween costumes and the Cleveland Indians playing in the World Series, appropriation of Native cultures is a timely topic. An upcoming panel at the University of Kansas will address...

Mon, 10/24/2016 — University of Kansas Professor Morris Faiman has earned the Cardinal Health Generation Rx Champions Award from the Kansas Pharmacists Association (KPhA) for his efforts to curb community-based prescription drug abuse. Faiman, professor of...

Mon, 10/24/2016 — LAWRENCE – A MacArthur Fellow nationally recognized for her expertise on sexual violence in Indian country will offer legal strategies to improve outcomes for Native American women during a lecture at the University of Kansas. Sarah Deer, the Fall 2016 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor at KU, will deliver “Gendering Federal Indian Law” at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. “Native women suffer from the highest rates of violence in the United States,” Deer said. “I have been studying this phenomenon for the last two decades and have ultimately concluded that a broken legal system is

Mon, 10/24/2016 — Acclaimed author, broadcaster and journalist Aminatta Forna will make a special presentation that traces her own links to the cultural heritage of Sierra Leone through the enslaved in the Americas.  The talk, “From Root to Branch: Travels in...

Mon, 10/24/2016 — A University of Kansas professor of social welfare and pioneer in the field has published a new edition of her widely used textbook for social workers and received one of the highest honors the profession offers. Rosemary Chapin, professor of...

Sat, 10/22/2016 — Two University of Kansas seniors received the 26th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards during halftime of the KU-Oklahoma State Homecoming football game Oct. 22 in Memorial Stadium. The 2016 Ex.C.E.L. award winners...

Fri, 10/21/2016 — Rex Buchanan, outgoing interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, was honored by one of the world’s largest geological organizations for his decades of accomplishments as a leader and communicator on issues...

Fri, 10/21/2016 — Scott Chasen, a senior from Olathe, will travel next week to Los Angeles to accept the prestigious 2016 Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college level. Chasen was named one of...

Fri, 10/21/2016 — Regents Distinguished Professor Blake Peterson of the Department of Medicinal Chemistry has received a $500,000 grant to study the fundamental biology of cells. The research could lead to discoveries that could one day assist physicians with...

Fri, 10/21/2016 — Students from 15 Kansas high schools will be honored Monday, Oct. 24, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 78 seniors from high schools in Chase, Coffey, Lyon, Morris and Osage counties will be...

Fri, 10/21/2016 — Supported by an Interdisciplinary Starter Grant from The Commons, the University of Kansas will host “Trans/forming Activist Media in the Americas” next week. The symposium, which will take place Monday, Oct. 24, through Saturday, Oct. 29,...

Thu, 10/20/2016 — The ninth annual Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series returns at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, with Connie Burk in Woodruff Auditorium of the Kansas Union. The lecture, “Queering Engagement: A Kansas Activist Comes Home,” is a conversation...

Thu, 10/20/2016 — Perhaps the bias against left-handers dates back much further than we thought. By examining striations on teeth of a Homo habilis fossil, a new discovery led by a University of Kansas researcher has found the earliest evidence for...

Thu, 10/20/2016 — Overcoming racism, xenophobia and other identity-based conflicts requires a deeper understanding of the nature of our humanity, suggests a psychology scholar set to speak this month at the University of Kansas. Michael Penn, professor of...

Thu, 10/20/2016 — Around the world it is often difficult to build big projects — bridges, highways and more — without greasing a few palms. But members of the civil engineering profession should resist participating in such petty corruption, says one...

Wed, 10/19/2016 — will raise support to help children's programs and to transform exhibits. The event includes Free State Brewing Company beer, wine from Stone Hill Winery and fine hors d'oeuvres. Casual dress; no costumes required. What can guests expect? Zap...

Wed, 10/19/2016 —  University of Kansas researchers have received a grant to determine how economic and social safety net policies affect child neglect across the United States and create a tool policy makers and practitioners can use to predict how proposed...


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