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Wed, 10/20/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas announces its sixth annual Backyard Bash, which opens Oct. 21 and remains on view in Marvin Grove through Nov. 12. Part exhibition, part festival, the Backyard Bash celebrates the interplay...

Tue, 10/19/2021 — The vulgar woodland spirits known as satyrs remain popular in modern works such as “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,” “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” and Disney’s “Hercules.” But the depiction and purpose of these ancient...

Tue, 10/19/2021 — Three University of Kansas students were named winners of the 31st annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards. Javen Betts of Kansas City, Kansas; Nikki Brown of Lisle, Illinois; and Lily Nguyen of Wichita were...

Tue, 10/19/2021 — The Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research at the University of Kansas will host a public tour of the KU Field Station’s Baldwin Woods Forest Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 30. Scientists from the research center and...

Tue, 10/19/2021 — The Association of American Universities has made a recent push to encourage institutions to install more active learning spaces on campuses, in which students can move and work together, instead of sitting in fixed seats in a traditional...

Mon, 10/18/2021 — LAWRENCE – Oscar Wilde is best known today for a pair of writings – the novel “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and the comic play “The Importance of Being Earnest” – and for having been imprisoned (1895-1897) for homosexual activity. Although he was Irish-born and lived in London during a time when political relations between Ireland and England were extraordinarily fraught, Wilde largely kept his politics to himself. But he did give his audience some hints. Now, with the passage of time having stripped “Earnest” of its political context, a University of Kansas professor of English has written a piece reminding modern readers that certain lines in the play clearly

Mon, 10/18/2021 — At the annual meeting of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees on Oct. 15, four new trustees were elected: Kannon Shanmugam of Great Falls, Virginia; Petra Tasheff of New York, New York; Elizabeth Boldridge Tovar of Iowa City, Iowa; and Frank Tsuru...

Fri, 10/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – Thirteen students at the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen as Dean’s Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year. The Dean’s Fellows are a group of second- and third-year law students selected to mentor first-year peers. Fellows offer academic support and guidance, serving as resources for students navigating the transition to law school. Fellows are selected through an application and interview process that considers their academic performance, campus and community involvement, and rapport with classmates. "Each year, new Dean's Fellows are selected to uphold a legacy of collegiality and inclusiveness within Green Hall," said Olivia Black

Fri, 10/15/2021 — Theatregoers will be dancing in their seats to songs by The Go-Go’s during a new production opening Oct. 22 at the University of Kansas. The jukebox musical “Head Over Heels” includes “We Got the Beat,” “Vacation,” “Our Lips are...

Fri, 10/15/2021 — The 2021 Kansas Economic Policy Conference, held annually and hosted by the Institute for Policy & Social Research, will take place Oct. 21 at the University of Kansas. This year, the conference will address “The COVID Recovery in Kansas:...

Fri, 10/15/2021 — The University of Kansas has nominated six current seniors and a recent graduate for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom with the support of the university’s Office of Fellowships.   Current seniors Melek Ben-Ayed, Anton...

Thu, 10/14/2021 — Fifteen KU students have been selected as finalists for the 31st annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. Three winners will be announced at the conclusion of Homecoming week, which culminates...

Thu, 10/14/2021 — Four F-16 aircraft are scheduled to fly over the University of Kansas at the Oct. 16 home football game. The aircraft are from the 149th Fighter Wing out of San Antonio, Texas. Two F-16s will be piloted by KU graduates. On Saturday, the...

Thu, 10/14/2021 — LAWRENCE – Sarah Waters does not often get emergency calls. So, when the director of University of Kansas Student Housing received a call about an emergency unfolding at Ellsworth Hall on Sept. 20, she knew it must be significant. A sprinkler head was unintentionally broken by a student on the 10th floor of the residence, which caused water to pour out of the sprinkler for approximately 30 minutes, according to KU Public Safety. The water had to run until Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical determined there was no fire present. Shawn Harding, director of Facilities Services, estimates the sprinklers put out about 25 gallons of water per minute. Even so, quick work

Thu, 10/14/2021 — KU Endowment has announced the recipients of the 2021 Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships. The honorees are health care educators at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita and KU School of Nursing and professors of geophysics and chemistry at...

Wed, 10/13/2021 — As the number of Spanish-speaking English learners has increased in U.S. schools, research and attention have focused on how to boost students' reading and speaking skills. A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Kansas has examined...

Wed, 10/13/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will reopen its galleries Oct. 15 with a new exhibition featuring works of art from the collection that have never been displayed. “Debut” will fill the Spencer’s third-floor galleries...

Tue, 10/12/2021 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Leadership Board have named Andrew and Cecilia Romero Godwin of Leawood as winners of this year’s Rich and Judy Billings Spirit of 1912 Award. The annual award recognizes...

Mon, 10/11/2021 — Wen-Xing Ding, a scientist at the University of Kansas Medical Center who specializes in research into the mechanisms of degradation and recycling of cells in the liver, is the recipient of the 2021 Chancellors Club Research Award. Ding, the...

Mon, 10/11/2021 — A concert and panel discussion at the University of Kansas will highlight music from Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures. The opening event for the KU Asian Classical Music Initiative (ACMI) will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in...


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