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Fri, 04/16/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Business hosted the inaugural KU Professional Selling Program/King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition virtually April 9-10. Students from KU as well as University of Central Missouri, University of Georgia,...

Fri, 04/16/2021 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Joseph Cooper, associate professor and J. Keith Motley endowed chair of sport leadership and administration at the University of Massachusetts Boston, as...

Fri, 04/16/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas, in partnership with Donnelly College, is hosting its annual Global Opportunities Expo (GOE). The two-day event is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 20 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21. The expo is designed for educators and students in grades 7-12 through college, but it is free and open to learners of all ages.   The Global Opportunities Expo, organized by KU's Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, seeks to engage with audiences about international education, study abroad experiences and navigating the array of international pathways in life beyond the college experience. Each year different panels, topics, themes and

Thu, 04/15/2021 — How did the first humans migrate to populate North America? It’s one of the great scientific puzzles of our day, especially because forbidding glaciers covered most of Canada, Alaska and Pacific Northwest during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM)....

Thu, 04/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas is creating a new position to promote the belonging of Native American KU students and build sustainable relationships that are mutually beneficial for the university, Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) and sovereign tribal nations in serving Native American initiatives.  Melissa Peterson (Diné) will fill the position and begin working in the role of director of tribal relations within University Academic Support Centers (UASC) on May 17. She has advocated for access to higher education and student support since arriving at KU in 2015.  This is believed to be the first time in the history of the university that there will

Thu, 04/15/2021 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, native health care or the...

Thu, 04/15/2021 — A double-bill performance featuring students from the University of Kansas School of Music voice and orchestra programs will explore themes of identity, trauma and resilience through two contemporary operas. The virtual event is free to...

Thu, 04/15/2021 — A University of Kansas department will celebrate a half-century of research, outreach and activism that has made KU a leader in the field of African and African-American studies with a two-day conference and related events this month. The...

Wed, 04/14/2021 — LAWRENCE – He doesn’t go there in the new book “Stravinsky in Context” (Cambridge University Press), but Alan Street is fine if you think of the artistic conflict between rival 20th-century classical music composers Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg as akin to the Biggie-Tupac feud. No actual shots were fired by Stravinsky, Schoenberg or their crews, but tons of shade was thrown. And those were the days, let’s not forget, when aesthetic arguments could – and performances of works by both men did – cause riots. “Creative egos are large, and they tend to bounce off each other,” said Street, associate professor of music theory at the University of Kansas. “If we

Wed, 04/14/2021 — After a brief hiatus, the Common Book program at the University of Kansas will relaunch in 2021-22 with new and exciting collaborations. First, KU and Haskell Indian Nations University will unite to explore the same book, Robin Wall Kimmerer’s...

Tue, 04/13/2021 — The final KU Architecture Lecture Series event of the 2021 spring semester will mark the first lecture supported by a new fund created by Department of Architecture Class of 1980 alumni. Launched in 2019, the 80+40 Lecture campaign was...

Tue, 04/13/2021 — University of Kansas student Azja Butler, of Lansing, was named the winner of the National Debater of the Year Award, and assistant coach Jyleesa Hampton was named the winner of the Graduate Student Coach of the Year Award by the Cross...

Tue, 04/13/2021 — Teams from 35 universities across the country converged on the soggy fields of Rim Rock Farm last weekend to participate in a grueling military skills challenge known as the Ranger Buddy Competition, hosted by the University of Kansas...

Tue, 04/13/2021 — A new body of research from the University of Kansas has found that a new program is highly effective at helping teachers use technology to improve the writing skills of students, especially those with disabilities, as well as save educators...

Tue, 04/13/2021 — a free, illustrated book of poetry inspired by our fine feathered friends, the birds. Last year, Humanities Kansas commissioned Megan Kaminski, University of Kansas associate professor of English, to edit and co-write the chapbook “Words of...

Tue, 04/13/2021 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 9 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer Jason Boyd of the Conway Springs Police Department was the...

Mon, 04/12/2021 — Ten University of Kansas students majoring in global & international studies (GIST) will present their research at the virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which takes place April 12-14. The goal of the annual event...

Mon, 04/12/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas will host the 2021 Lichtenberg Lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, April 16, via Zoom. The virtual lecture will feature Kevin Cokley, distinguished professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. Cokley also serves as the director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis at UT. He focuses on understanding the psychological and environmental factors that affect Black student achievement as well as racial and ethnic identity development, academic motivation and academic achievement. Cokley’s presentation, “The Psychological Impact of

Mon, 04/12/2021 — The University of Kansas will celebrate its 109th Homecoming Oct. 13-16, culminating in the KU football game against Texas Tech on Oct. 16 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The KU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Leadership Board...

Mon, 04/12/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has been awarded $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support research and development of the exhibition “Bold Women: Changing the World and Art.” With an...


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