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Wed, 11/13/2019 — The University of Kansas put on one of the nation’s top “hackathons” during the 2018-19 school year, a national organization has announced. Major League Hacking, which provides resources to hackathons and ranks them, placed KU 25th among...

Wed, 11/13/2019 — In most states, a minor can be old enough to get married but not old enough to file for divorce. In many states, the legal age to marry is lower than the age of sexual consent. Such is the shockingly prevalent and perplexing issue of child...

Wed, 11/13/2019 — A University of Kansas program with a commitment to developing potential in faculty has announced its newest cohort. The Senior Administrative Fellows Program, which began in 1993, cultivates the leadership skills and organizational know-how of...

Wed, 11/13/2019 — A University of Kansas professor recently published a pair of articles examining how chief diversity offices are formed to deal with university campus issues of race and ethnicity and how students’ interactions with faculty influence their...

Tue, 11/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – In a new paper published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, a University of Kansas researcher disputes almost everything about a 2018 special edition of the same journal that all but absolves an energy-exploration company of responsibility for triggering an environmental disaster. It’s already gotten some attention in the field, with several scientists expressing surprise at a researcher with an English background publishing in a geology journal. “I’ve never had this type of response to an article before,” said Phillip Drake, associate professor of English and environmental studies, just days after the paper went live online. He’s not sure whether the

Tue, 11/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will honor Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science and advocate for people with autism, with the 2019 Dole Leadership Prize. Grandin will accept the award at a public program at the institute at 7 p.m. Dec. 11. The program will be free and open to the public. A livestream of the event will be available at doleinstitute.org. “Temple Grandin is a trailblazer,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “She not only overcame widespread ignorance about autism and helped lessen the stigma around it, she used the challenges she faced to bring an entirely new

Tue, 11/12/2019 — For University of Kansas alumni Nancy and Wint Winter Sr., the only thing as satisfying as giving was seeing the good a gift could do. That satisfaction motivated Nancy Winter to give an outright gift of $1.7 million as part of an estate gift...

Tue, 11/12/2019 —  Migratory agricultural workers have dangerous jobs that pose threats to their health. Yet little is known about their access to medical care beyond the challenges that make it difficult for both migrant workers and health care providers to...

Mon, 11/11/2019 — There is still time to support the United Way of Douglas County 2019 Lawrence campus fund drive, which concludes Nov. 27. Between now and then, there are several events on campus — from a chili cook-off and bake sale at Kansas Geological...

Mon, 11/11/2019 — World-renowned neurologist Dr. David Holtzman will talk about how targeting immune cells may be a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease at the 16th Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lectures at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy on Thursday,

Mon, 11/11/2019 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas Edwards Campus will host two events the week of Nov. 11, bringing together students, employers and community members to provide career and education pathways related to workforce-ready careers. Both events provide unique hands-on, practical experience and networking opportunities for students looking to further their academic and professional careers. Wednesday, Nov. 13, the KU Edwards Campus will host CareerUP, an annual event providing networking and professional development connecting students with area employers. The event focuses on building essential skills and making connections that lead to real professional

Fri, 11/08/2019 — The University of Kansas ranks ninth nationally among public universities and first in Kansas in the Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 survey. The rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ 10th annual survey, the most comprehensive...

Fri, 11/08/2019 — U.S. Army World War II veterans Kenneth Tebow and John Martin provide rare insight into the Battle of the Bulge on its 75th anniversary. The men shared about their road to the battle, their personal stories, life after the war and reflections on...

Fri, 11/08/2019 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Ignacio Carvajal, poet and assistant professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Kansas. The presentation, titled “Connecting Through Poetry and...

Fri, 11/08/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering is launching a four-course cybersecurity certificate program that will provide undergraduate students with the expertise to fortify digital networks in workplaces, schools and at home. Bo Luo,...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — As part of a worldwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, KU alumnus and technology innovator Brian McClendon will speak at the University of Kansas School of Business at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21. The conversation, which will be held in the...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — LAWRENCE – Eighty years after his landmark book “The Negro Family in the United States” portrayed his people devastated by slavery, Jim Crow and the Great Depression, the work of sociologist E. Franklin Frazier is still influencing scholarship on the black family. Thus, two University of Kansas professors have combined to guest-edit a new special issue of the journal Women, Gender and Families of Color, titled “Black Love After E. Franklin Frazier.” Without getting into detailed criticism of Frazier or the way the scholars believe sociologist-turned-politician Daniel Patrick Moynihan misrepresented Frazier’s scholarship in his 1965 report “The Negro Family: The

Thu, 11/07/2019 — The University Dance Company’s Fall Concert explores themes of feminine strength, cultural identity, and gun culture in six original and innovative works choreographed by University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance faculty and guest...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — It’s hard to know what to call the AUMI (Adaptive Use Musical Instrument). Should it be described as an instrument, device, software or project? “I think of it as a practice — like the way you have a yoga practice,” said Sherrie Tucker,...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 1. Sheriff Jeff Richards, of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...


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