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Tue, 11/21/2017 —  As more aspects of everyday life move online, not keeping up with technology and trends might seem old-fashioned. But those who don’t have knowledge or access to online technologies may be left behind in critical areas such as health, even...

Fri, 11/17/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will host visiting scholars from the University of Houston for a roundtable discussion on U.S. Latinx representation. The event will take place from 3:30-5 p.m....

Fri, 11/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced additional programs on health care and alternative political parties to wrap up the fall 2017 semester. “Single Payer: The Future of Healthcare?” will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Dr. Joshua Freeman and Dr. Josh Umbehr will explore possible directions and options for U.S. health care in a conversation organized and facilitated by the Dole Institute’s Student Advisory Board. “Health care and health insurance are among the most critical issues on voters’ minds today,” Dole Institute director Bill Lacy said. “Our Student Advisory Board has chosen to focus on this timely topic for their

Wed, 11/15/2017 — For many centuries Jerusalem has been an important holy site. In the context of Mediterranean urbanism in antiquity, however, Jerusalem can be viewed as something of an underdog, according to a University of Kansas historian of Jewish and Roman...

Wed, 11/15/2017 — The University of Kansas has been awarded a four-year, $1.7 million U.S. Health & Human Services grant that will examine the effect of the combined support of multiple organizations and agencies on youth violence in Kansas City, Kansas. The...

Wed, 11/15/2017 — With interest in dramaturgy growing nearly as fast as that in the adaptation of literature into different artistic genres, the time is ripe, according to Assistant Professor of Theatre Jane Barnette, for her new book, “Adapturgy: The...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — Do researchers need to “hit the brakes a little” before declaring a species is new to science? A recent University of Kansas study published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Ecology demonstrates the misuse and abuse of methods...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — The University Career Center is collecting professional attire to stock the professional clothing closet, providing a way for students to access free professional and business-casual attire appropriate for career fairs, interviews and the...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — YODER – Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 3. Kansas City, Missouri, FBI Special Agent in Charge Darrin Jones was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the 247th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training July 31, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course

Tue, 11/14/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Bill James as keynote speaker at this year’s James Naismith Lecture Series.  This year’s lecture, “Transitioning from Naïve to Professional...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — Broadening the geographic range that a number of deceased-donor kidneys would be available would increase the number of transplants and improve the lives of patients unlikely to receive one based on where they live, according to a study that...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — His characters have traveled the galaxies. He has traversed the globe, creating, studying and promoting science fiction. Now, at age 94, the dean of sci-fi authors, University of Kansas English Professor Emeritus James Gunn, has written a memoir...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — University of Kansas professors will take part in a panel, "Russian Interference, Cybersecurity, Micro-Targeting and the 2016 Election," part of the Global Headline Series. The event will take place 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Centennial...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — It’s “over and out” for “Right Between the Ears.” After more than 30 years of live shows, the award-winning sketch comedy series from Kansas Public Radio will present its last show at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Liberty Hall. “After 32 years,...

Mon, 11/13/2017 —  After a hard-fought political battle so close that an evenly divided U.S. Senate required the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump recently signed the repeal of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — The University of Kansas Office of Multicultural Affairs is accepting applications for the 2018 cohort of the Social Justice Fellows Program. Now entering its third year, the program provides intensive direction to faculty and staff on issues...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — One of the most frequently quoted phrases in philosopher John Stuart Mill's essay "Utilitarianism" — published in 1861 — is "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of...

Fri, 11/10/2017 — In its earliest days, Project Consent was only a single Instagram page with an enormous goal: End sexual assault. Sara Li, a junior in the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, said her goal in...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – A faculty member and administrator who has been at the forefront of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at KU and in her department has been named the new associate dean for diversity, equity & inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Nicole Hodges Persley, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, will begin her appointment as associate dean for DEI starting Jan. 1. “Nicole will bring a combination of scholarly expertise and interpersonal awareness to the challenges of this role,” said Carl Lejuez, dean of the College. “She has an incredible portfolio of experience in enacting conversations and meaningful

Thu, 11/09/2017 — Byron Scott, former NBA head coach and player, and Charles Norris, a longtime business executive, will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Capitol Federal Hall. The two will discuss...


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