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Thu, 04/26/2018 — The 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the Kansas Union.  "The symposium is KU's premier celebration of the excellent research and creative works completed by KU undergraduates...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — Four outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates are representing KU in the Astronaut Scholarship program. The six surviving members of the Mercury 7 mission founded the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation in 1984 as a means to encourage...

Thu, 04/26/2018 — In May of 1955, a Kansas rancher on horseback was checking on cows and calves near a dry “pasture ditch” that ran through his land in Ottawa County. In a gully, he spotted something strange — fragments of unusual bone embedded in a rock....

Thu, 04/26/2018 — From cola-fueled volcanoes to free showings of the movie "Jurassic Park" and demonstrations of high-tech equipment, the University of Kansas Department of Geology will provide a lively introduction to the geosciences and the department's new...

Wed, 04/25/2018 — LAWRENCE – Stephen Prothero, a New York Times best-selling author and frequent network and cable TV commentator, will present a public lecture, “Religious Literacy in an Age of Religious Nationalism” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, in The Commons. Prothero received his doctorate in religion from Harvard University and is the C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion in America at Boston University. He has been a commentator on many major news network and cable news programs, as well as a guest on “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Prothero also has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Slate, Salon, the Washington

Wed, 04/25/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has announced the 2018 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...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 87 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Education welcomes Mary Fry, associate professor in the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences, as the 2018 Budig Teaching Professorship award recipient and featured lecturer.  The lecture, “A...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Neeli Bendapudi and the incoming Interim Provost and EVC Carl Lejuez jointly announced that Mary Walsh, assistant vice president for academic and administrative systems at Tulane...

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Tue, 04/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas will host a public tour of the KU Field Station's Baldwin Woods site from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28. Survey scientists will lead the tour, which will focus on the pristine native oak-hickory forest portion of the site in the Breidenthal Biological Reserve. Visitors should expect to see a range of native wildflowers known as spring ephemerals, such as birdfoot violet, Dutchman's breeches, mayapples and spring beauties. The entire Baldwin Woods area of the Field Station is a long-term research site and is open only by scheduled tour. Scientific studies within the area are done with as little

Tue, 04/24/2018 — KU Libraries announced the winners of the 62nd annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest at an awards presentation on April 11. The contest, established in 1957 by Elizabeth Snyder, is designed to recognize and cultivate students' interest in...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — It’s the wave of populist nationalism buoying the political fortunes of President Donald Trump and France’s Marine Le Pen, among others, that will deliver Kansas filmmaker Kevin Willmott to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean next month...

Tue, 04/24/2018 —  The internet can be a tricky place to turn when looking for health information. People can find bad information, become confused or decide their problems are catastrophic. New research from the University of Kansas shows adolescents have those...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – A new agreement between the University of Kansas and Metropolitan Community College significantly reduces the financial and time commitment barriers that community college students face in completing their education at a four-year institution. An associate degree from MCC now satisfies KU Core requirements 1-3, streamlining a pathway to a KU bachelor’s degree. “This agreement gives our students more options and knocks roadblocks out of the way,” said MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty. “It’s also an example of how MCC and KU are working across state lines to save students time and money.” Higher education, K-12 and community leaders from both sides of

Mon, 04/23/2018 — As scientists have studied how ancient populations migrated into the Americas, they have often wrestled with the question of how people survived in harsh climates in the Arctic where a dearth of sunlight makes it difficult for the body to get...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — Musician Brandon Draper is at the top of his game, completely self-actualized. Draper is a lecturer in the University of Kansas Department of Music, where he teaches jazz drums, world percussion, steel band and leads the Music Enterprise...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas law student Elliott Brewer will spend the summer in Washington, D.C., advocating for workers’ rights as the recipient of a prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship. Brewer, from Parsons, is a second-year law student who aspires to a career as an international labor law attorney. He studied social welfare and philosophy at KU and served as a labor law research intern at Verité, where he contributed to a report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor on forced labor in the Malaysian electronics industry. Brewer will work at the International Labor Rights Forum this summer through the 10-week fellowship awarded by the Peggy Browning

Mon, 04/23/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art and the KU Natural History Museum invite the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore the intertwined relationships of art, science, people and plants at the Day of Creativity. The free community event...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Repertory Theatre will present a summer of theatre with two plays exploring the world of female impersonation. The Kansas Repertory Theatre summer productions are “La Cage aux Folles” and “The Legend of Georgia McBride.” Kansas Repertory Theatre performances of “La Cage aux Folles” are at 7:30 p.m. July 13, 19, 21 and 27 and 2:30 p.m. July 15 and 29. Performances of “The Legend of Georgia McBride” are at 7:30 p.m. July 14, 20, 26 and 28 and 2:30 p.m. July 22. The performances will share a set in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre at Murphy Hall, and some of the performers have also been cast in both shows.  “La Cage aux Folles” was written by Harvey


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