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Mon, 05/22/2017 — KU Women’s Golf Coach Erin O’Neil is teaming up with Audio-Reader to chair the nonprofit organization’s 8th Annual Golf Classic, which will take place Monday, June 5, at the Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence. O’Neil has been coaching...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — A University of Kansas alumnus will be the new leader of an office designed to support and strengthen KU's faculty. J. Christopher Brown, a jointly appointed professor in the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science and the Environmental...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — Actress Peggy Hopkins Joyce became well known in the 1920s and subsequent decades for her time in divorce court. She was married six times to wealthy men and had numerous engagements during her lifetime. In the late 1920s Joyce and another...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet,...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — Accolades continue rolling in for Kij Johnson’s latest novella, “The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe” (Tor.com, 2016). It's a finalist for this year’s two top awards in the science fiction field: the 2016 Nebula Award from the Science...

Fri, 05/19/2017 — When Capitol Federal Hall opened in May 2016, it was quickly followed with news of a leadership transition for the University of Kansas School of Business. Now the hall will have a new executive occupying the corner office. L. Paige Fields,...

Thu, 05/18/2017 — The University of Kansas recently recognized its Employees of the Year and presented the Team of the Year Awards.  The Staff Employee of the Year is Michael Pisani, who has dedicated more than 25 years to the Hilltop Child Development Center...

Thu, 05/18/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art proudly announces the 2017 recipients of the Jack and Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the categories of writing and...


Wed, 05/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies has announced revisions to the doctor of education degree, or Ed.D., in higher education administration to better serve the needs of current college and university professionals. The new program is a revamp of KU’s existing Ed.D. program in higher education administration and is designed for professionals who wish to complete a degree program while continuing to work full time. The program, in existence for more than 20 years, has a strong history of graduating leaders in the field. Beginning this year, the revised doctorate program will shift to a holistic admissions

Wed, 05/17/2017 — Legislative changes that were introduced in response to corporate scandals in the 1980s and 1990s, and the many others since, have especially motivated larger companies to create ethics and compliance officer positions. These officers are...

Wed, 05/17/2017 — A research lab at the University of Kansas School of Engineering and School of Pharmacy is analyzing the genetics of human immune responses to develop the basis of an effective vaccine or drug therapy against Epstein-Barr Virus, or EBV, the...

Tue, 05/16/2017 — Laura Hobson Herlihy is a big fish in a small pond. A lecturer in Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Herlihy is one of a small number of North Americans who speak, and an even smaller number who teach, the language of the indigenous Central...

Tue, 05/16/2017 — Three people were honored at KU’s 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. Audrey Lamb, professor of molecular biosciences, and Lorie Vanchena, associate professor...

Tue, 05/16/2017 —  Though details are still emerging, the fallout remains unclear after the Washington Post's reporting Monday that President Donald Trump shared information in the Oval Office with Russian diplomats about a potential Islamic State plot involving...

Tue, 05/16/2017 — The rise of the internet has greatly changed journalism over the last few decades, altering how newspapers deliver content and how journalists practice their profession. A new University of Kansas study shows that “digital disruption,” or...

Tue, 05/16/2017 — Jennifer Hamer, a University of Kansas professor of American Studies who has also held a number of administrative roles, has been selected to be the new vice provost for Diversity and Equity at KU. She is currently serving as the acting vice...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — A post-commencement tradition at KU begins May 15 — summer construction. Memorial Drive will be closed to through traffic for Phase 2 reconstruction. ­There will be access to some street parking on the Snow Hall side. Two small projects...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — The old saying that beauty is only skin deep is borne out by a new study from a team of University of Kansas researchers, the results of which should give Tinder users pause before they swipe left. In the study, to be published in a forthcoming...

Mon, 05/15/2017 — The University of Kansas community is grieving for the death of KU carpenter Bill Nichols, who died May 11 in Tonganoxie. He was 62. “My thoughts are with the friends, family and university colleagues of Bill Nichols,” said Chancellor...


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