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Fri, 09/16/2022 — The Inaugural Kansas African Studies Center Virtual Symposium will offer an opportunity to learn about findings from the 2022 Global Humanities Institute, "Chronic Conditions: Childhood and Social Suffering in Global Africa," which took place Aug.

Fri, 09/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – The continuing relevance of the 1955 Emmett Till murder case to the issue of achieving equal rights for African Americans sometimes surprises even those who know it best. For Dave Tell, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, his expertise in the commemoration of the infamous lynching continues to be called upon by documentarians and other historians. He is a consultant to the new exhibition, “Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See,” opening Sept. 17 at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “I published the book 'Remembering Emmett Till' in 2019, and I kind of wondered if I would be done going to Mississippi,” Tell said

Fri, 09/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – The first candidate for the University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) vice provost position will give her public presentation from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Kansas Union Big 12 Room. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 921666. Makini King is one of four candidates who will present their philosophy on the role diversity and inclusion play in higher education in the United States and how their philosophy would advance Realizing Intersectional Standards of Excellence (RISE) on KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and further KU’s mission considering current challenges and trends in

Thu, 09/15/2022 — As the 2022 midterm elections near, climate, transportation and related policies are among the issues coming to the forefront among climate voters and the broader electorate. University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration and...

Thu, 09/15/2022 — Three Jayhawks will receive the 2022 Fred Ellsworth medallion for their faithful, longtime service to the University of Kansas and higher education. John Ballard, Overland Park; Warren Corman, Lawrence; and Kala Mays Stroup, Lawrence, will be...

Thu, 09/15/2022 — A team of student engineers from the University of Kansas took second place in a prestigious international aerospace competition, continuing KU’s long history of success at the event. The students won recognition from the American Institute...

Thu, 09/15/2022 — When Gregs Thomopulos came to the University of Kansas from Nigeria in 1962, his biggest worry was not wasting the opportunity. “Coming from abroad, I was very focused on having gotten to this university. I didn’t want to blow it,” he said.

Wed, 09/14/2022 — A pioneer in workforce development in the field of civil engineering will give this year’s J.A. Tiberti Family Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Denise R. Simmons, associate dean for workforce development and...

Tue, 09/13/2022 — The University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies will host the 71st Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) from Sept. 16-18 at the Kansas Union. The MCAA began in 1952 as a space for U.S.-based specialists on Asia who lived in regions...

Tue, 09/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research & Treatment at the University of Kansas will launch its fall seminar series this week with a talk presented by a University of Kentucky scientist who studies cocaine use disorder. William Stoops, professor of behavioral science, psychiatry and psychology at the University of Kentucky, will present at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 in the Dole Human Development Center, room 1031. The event will also be livestreamed via YouTube; details will be shared on the center’s website. Stoops will describe research that has evaluated some non-abstinence outcomes for treating cocaine use disorder that may serve as novel targets

Tue, 09/13/2022 — It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: KU News Service accepted submissions and combed websites, social media and newsletters for recent external honors and awards for current faculty and staff at the Lawrence, Edwards and...

Tue, 09/13/2022 — Researchers from the University of Kansas will join a multi-institution effort to better grasp mechanisms and evolutionary history of sex differences in aging across an array of animal species. The research project, organized as the IISAGE...

Mon, 09/12/2022 — Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Sept. 9 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Deputy David Decker of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office was the...

Mon, 09/12/2022 — One of the most thrilling musical experiences at the University of Kansas is back. Collage, the annual concert to help usher in the start of the school year, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Lied Center of Kansas. Admission is...

Mon, 09/12/2022 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas, has been recognized with two awards from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). Pasik-Duncan received the IFAC Control Education Life Time...

Mon, 09/12/2022 — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 56th among public universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. This is the second straight year that KU has gone up by two spots in the...

Fri, 09/09/2022 — Kickstarter. Indiegogo. GoFundMe. Crowdfunding platforms have financially leveled the field for those interested in launching a new product or backing a particular cause. These popular sites reportedly added $65 billion in revenue to the global...

Fri, 09/09/2022 — The University of Kansas Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies will host the French Ambassador to the United States to celebrate the department’s designation as a Center of Excellence through the French Embassy. Ambassador...

Fri, 09/09/2022 — LAWRENCE – A large contingent of new University of Kansas faculty members took part in faculty orientation Aug. 15, which gave them insight into the university as they geared up for the start of the academic year. The pool of 132 new faculty members for Lawrence and Edwards campuses features scholars across many ranks and disciplines who have hit the ground running in the fall semester.   “With the start of any new year, there are always new talents, possibilities and opportunities represented in all the new people joining our community,” said Chris Brown, vice provost for faculty affairs. “Dozens of new faculty colleagues are here, including 53 tenured and tenure

Fri, 09/09/2022 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a day of live classical music on Sept. 15. Individuals may attend these free concerts at the Lawrence Public Library or listen to the broadcast live from KPR and the Lied Center of Kansas. Ad Astra, a local piano and cellist duo, will kick off the day at 9 a.m. in the KPR Live Performance Studio. Cucharada will directly follow at 10 a.m. in the Lawrence Public Library atrium, which will be open to the public, featuring live tango music. Performances will continue to alternate every hour between the KPR Live Performance Studio and the Lawrence Public Library until 2 p.m. Additional performers


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