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Tue, 08/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its programming lineup for the fall 2018 semester. The schedule will include a variety of programs focusing on the upcoming midterm elections in November, as well as events related to military caregiver support, political polarization in America, modern intelligence gathering and more. Programming will kick off in September with the annual Journalism and Politics Lecture, featuring a panel of Kansas journalists discussing how they cover the midterm elections. Mid-September will bring the annual Constitution Day program; this year, panelists will examine the enduring legacy

Tue, 08/21/2018 — The modern Pentecostal religious movement began in Topeka in 1901 — though historians have often given Kansas less credit than a subsequent movement in 1906 in Los Angeles as it spread across the world. Now a group of University of Kansas...

Tue, 08/21/2018 — If you’ve got an unemployed, 30-year-old adult child still living in the basement, fear not. A new large-data study of fossil and extant bivalves and gastropods in the Atlantic Ocean suggests laziness might be a fruitful strategy for survival...

Mon, 08/20/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries recently hosted the recipients of the third annual Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award. Brandy Thomas Wells, Crystal Sanders and Brent Campney were selected for their research efforts...

Mon, 08/20/2018 — When patients receive a kidney transplant, it is common for them to gain weight in the immediate aftermath. Gains of more than 10 percent of a person’s body weight can lead to a host of problems such as cardiovascular disease, new-onset...

Mon, 08/20/2018 — The failure of Congress in the past decade to chart a consistent course for national immigration policy has given state and local governments stronger incentives to challenge the federal government on immigration issues, according to an analysis...

Fri, 08/17/2018 — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday he has directed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study expanding quarterly reporting requirements to six months, and the idea is worth examining based on what has happened elsewhere, a...

Fri, 08/17/2018 — The University of Kansas Commons and the Raven Bookstore have announced another series of collaborative programming. Initiated in spring 2018, the partnership gives Lawrence and the region an opportunity to come together and celebrate speakers...

Thu, 08/16/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected a portrait of Marie Laveau painted by Ulrick Jean-Pierre as the KU Common Work of Art to accompany the 2018-2019 KU Common Book, “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” by Edwidge...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — With a growing diversity in the population of Latino immigrants to the United States, learning Spanish instead of just English is becoming an important factor for some in assimilation and upward social mobility, according to a study by a...

Wed, 08/15/2018 —  Thirty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a satirical ad in Hustler magazine was not libelous against the Rev. Jerry Falwell and did not intentionally cause him emotional distress because no reasonable person would believe Falwell...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Knowing that her Jewish ancestors were forced by the Nazis to flee Europe and that those who did not perished in the Holocaust, University of Kansas Professor of Visual Art Tanya Hartman has always made art that is sympathetic to the plight of immigrants and refugees. Now, with the controversies raised by President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies, Hartman’s work is more relevant than ever. Perhaps that’s why the film she’s working on was accepted into the Open Spaces Kansas City Arts Experience, which kicks off Aug. 25 and runs for nine weeks at various locations around town. (See below for show times and location.) “I was trained as a painter

Wed, 08/15/2018 — Christine Hallquist's victory in the Vermont Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday is a historic victory for the transgender movement, according to a University of Kansas political scientist who researches LGBT candidates. Hallquist, a...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — Lawrence residents and employees of the University of Kansas should avoid areas near KU residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 16, which is the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Intersections that are expected to be congested...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — In its 13th semester, Red Hot Research will feature four sessions for faculty research, including one in conjunction with the Free State Festival and two sessions for graduate student research. This series for KU researchers is built of five...

Tue, 08/14/2018 — Findings appearing in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships show people who believe they resulted from unwanted or unplanned pregnancies tend to have more insecure relationship styles as adults. “You could have learned about your...

Tue, 08/14/2018 — Thomas Prisinzano, University of Kansas professor of medicinal chemistry, has earned the first Innovator Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). America’s opioid addiction crisis kills thousands of people annually....

Tue, 08/14/2018 — When female athletes have strong mentors, the relationship helps them combat issues of sexism and helps them navigate problematic behaviors, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. "Mentorship and the feeling of mattering...

Tue, 08/14/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has received a $200,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. The grant will provide funding for the Dole Fellowship Program, a staple of the institute’s offerings. Dole fellows host a series of discussion group sessions each semester that are free and open to students and community members. Each fellow selects unique topic and hosts a variety of guest speakers over the course of seven weeks. In the bipartisan spirit of the Dole Institute, these discussion groups cover a range of philosophical views and

Mon, 08/13/2018 — A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in recent decades, and despite the government cheering the economic jolt, their isolation from locals there more highlights the privilege of these migrants who...


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