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Tue, 10/02/2018 — Back in the baby boom years, when the annual network television showing of the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” was a big deal, young Jane Barnette’s favorite bits were those featuring the Wicked Witch of the West. It sparked a...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — The public is invited to the fall semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, includes research plantings, a...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — The Kansas Biological Survey will host a special public presentation on water quality at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the KU Field Station’s Armitage Education Center.The presentation, “Creating connections: How do science and education help...

Mon, 10/01/2018 —  An old adage in journalism research holds that the media can’t tell you what to think, but it can tell you what to think about. A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Kansas shows that despite a rapidly changing media landscape and...

Mon, 10/01/2018 — Six years ago the University of Kansas took the bold step of incorporating experiential learning into the new KU Core curriculum. Students responded, engaged and learned. KU is one of the few public universities in the Association of American...

Mon, 10/01/2018 — Two University of Kansas students, Jose Montoya of Los Lunas, New Mexico, and Jonnette Oakes of Topeka, are winners of the 28th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (Ex.C.E.L.) Awards. The award presentation during halftime...

Mon, 10/01/2018 — At the Sept. 28 annual meeting of the KU Endowment board of trustees, the board elected David Dillon as chair, William Docking as vice chair and two other KU alumni as trustees. Dillon succeeds Deanell Reece Tacha, who served as chair since 2014.

Mon, 10/01/2018 — It is a record-setting year for the University of Kansas. KU’s enrollment has grown for the fifth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. Additionally, KU has recruited the most talented freshman class...

Mon, 10/01/2018 —  Trade officials have announced Canada made a last-minute agreement to join the United States and Mexico in a revamped version of the North American Free Trade Agreement. The announcement means the 25-year-old NAFTA deal will be kept in place,...

Fri, 09/28/2018 — The Department of Curriculum & Teaching at the University of Kansas will welcome Jennifer Bay-Williams, author and featured presenter for the inaugural Lelon Capps Lecture Series event. The presentation, “How to Give Students a Strategic...

Fri, 09/28/2018 —  Security experts from across the Midwest region will gather on the KU Edwards Campus on Oct. 2 for a daylong conference on “Securing the Internet of Things.”   Keynote speakers will include Brigadier General Jennifer Buckner, U.S. Army...

Thu, 09/27/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art invites the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to kick back with friends and neighbors in the biggest backyard on KU’s campus — historic Marvin Grove — for an artful celebration of nature. The Backyard...

Thu, 09/27/2018 —  The School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) at the University of Kansas has announced the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards. This year’s honorees are architect John Guenther, Distinguished Alumnus; designer and...

Wed, 09/26/2018 — Next spring, researchers and students from the University of Kansas will participate in a project using a new ultra-wideband radar soaring on a plane above the Continental Divide to measure the depth and density of snowpack. Because snow that...

Tue, 09/25/2018 — Indiana University’s Vice Chancellor for Research Simon Atkinson will make a public presentation Thursday, Sept. 27, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. He is the third of four candidates for the...

Tue, 09/25/2018 — Two professors from the University of Kansas Medical Center, both well-known as scientists, researchers and educators, now share an additional distinction of being recognized as Chancellors Club Teaching Professors for 2018. The honorees are V....

Tue, 09/25/2018 —  Around the turn of the 20th century, U.S. educators widely considered certain populations less educated, less healthy and unprepared to be true American citizens. If asked, most might argue those practices have disappeared as social norms have...

Tue, 09/25/2018 — Living in a more disadvantaged neighborhood has a much stronger effect on mortality risk for low-income white Americans than members of a minority group, including black Americans and foreign-born or U.S.-born Hispanic Americans, according to a...

Mon, 09/24/2018 —  Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general, is expected to leave his position, media outlets are reporting, and he will meet with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss his future. The news comes after it was reported last week he considered...

Mon, 09/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – At age 95, author and scholar James Gunn shows no sign of slowing down. The new edition of his 1975 coffee-table book, “Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction,” just out from McFarland & Co., is his fourth book in the past two years. In 2017, his novel “Transformation” (Tor Books, 2017) completed a trilogy that began with “Transcendental” in 2013. That same year, his autobiography, “Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction” (McFarland), recounted a career stretching back to the form’s so-called Golden Age. And this year, McFarland also published a paperback version of Gunn’s 1951 master’s degree thesis, titled “Modern


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