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Mon, 01/28/2019 — When institutions, organizations or individuals establish incentives to encourage behavior toward a particular outcome, the results can often be complex and lead to unintended consequences. Mathematical models of strategic game theory help to...

Mon, 01/28/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library this spring. “Meet the Spencers: A Marriage of Arts and Sciences” features a personal look at Kenneth A. and Helen F. Spencer, avid...

Mon, 01/28/2019 — The longtime director of the Emily Taylor Resource Center for Women & Gender Equity at the University of Kansas will retire at the end of the fiscal year. Kathy Rose-Mockry will retire from the university June 30. As director of the Emily...

Mon, 01/28/2019 — How can constitutions serve as foundations for further developments in human rights and policy? Legal scholar Roberto Toniatti will explore that question on a global scale when he delivers the Robert C. Casad Comparative Law Lecture at the...

Fri, 01/25/2019 — The University Career Center is now accepting nominations for Student Employee of the Year. Nominations are open until Feb. 8. The award was established to recognize student employees who embody service excellence, dedication and stellar...

Fri, 01/25/2019 — As part of its collaborative speaker series, The Commons at the University of Kansas and the Raven Book Store will bring Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo to speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at Liberty Hall. Asghar is a poet, screenwriter, educator and...

Fri, 01/25/2019 — High school students in USD 232 (De Soto) have a new, accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree. On Jan. 24, USD 232 Superintendent Frank Harwood, Johnson County Community College President Joe Sopcich and KU Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor David...

Thu, 01/24/2019 — A $1 million gift from University of Kansas alumni Richard and Elizabeth Hoover of Northport, Michigan, will establish a chemical engineering research lab at KU’s School of Engineering. The lab will focus on applied research in chemical...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Rise KU, a student advocacy group, announce the launch of Period, a program that makes free menstrual products available in 50 restrooms in 21 buildings across the Lawrence...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — The University Career Center is collecting professional attire to stock The P.H.O.G. (The Professional House of Garments), the professional clothing closet at the University of Kansas. The P.H.O.G. provides students access to free professional...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — After a successful first year in 2018, the 24-hour giving campaign One Day. One KU. returns Wednesday, Feb. 20, to support the University of Kansas. Alumni, friends and fans from around the globe will unite in that 24 hours to provide...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — Megan Kaminski grew up in an East Coast city, so she knows what some there think of the Midwest: flyover country. But during the 11 years the associate professor has been part of the University of Kansas Department of English, she has found it...

Tue, 01/22/2019 — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Emmy-nominated filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas will deliver a timely talk on the rights of immigrants with his presentation this week at Liberty Hall. Vargas will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture for...

Tue, 01/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – Nearly a quarter-million people volunteer each year to work for the National Park Service. That’s a lot of trash pickup and trail blazing. But University of Kansas researcher Jeremy Shellhorn, his colleagues and students have just donated work of a very different sort: a new typeface inspired by the iconic, wooden wayfinding signs of the Park Service. Inspired by the bureau's communal ethic, Shellhorn and friends have made their font – which is named “National Park Typeface” – open-source, meaning it is free to download. Shellhorn, associate professor of design, is an avid outdoorsman who has cultivated relationships with rangers at Colorado’s Rocky

Tue, 01/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has unveiled its full schedule of programming for the spring 2019 semester. The slate is led by April events with Major Garrett, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, and Carly Fiorina, former HP chief executive and presidential hopeful. Fiorina will visit in April to deliver the 2019 Dole Lecture. Held each spring and headlined by a national figure, the Dole Lecture commemorates April 14, 1945, when former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole was critically wounded while serving in Italy during World War II. The event honors Dole’s courageous recovery and continuing commitment to serve the nation

Tue, 01/22/2019 —  In 2015, a black female high school student in South Carolina was slammed to the floor and dragged out of a classroom by a white sheriff’s deputy in a case that made national headlines. Since then, police shootings of unarmed black Americans...

Tue, 01/22/2019 — Kamala Harris, a Democratic U.S. senator from California, announced Monday she is running for president in 2020, making her the fourth woman to announce she will seek a major party nomination in the upcoming election. Teri Finneman, a...

Mon, 01/21/2019 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Andrew Zinn, associate professor of social welfare, who died Dec. 28. He was 54. “Professor Zinn was a great colleague and a spirited advocate through his work at our School of Social Welfare,...

Fri, 01/18/2019 — Faculty and researchers at the University of Kansas will find new services to help put their work into the hands of others. The University Press of Kansas (UPK) has earned a reputation for publishing distinguished scholarship, and now it is...

Fri, 01/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s “Retro Cocktail Hour” will shake away the winter blues with a Kansas Tiki Week performance by the Tiki Torches at 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at Maceli’s in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m. Escape to a warmer place this winter with the musical stylings of the Tiki Torches, a talented foursome from Dallas. The group will perform classics like Les Baxter’s “Quiet Village,” “Jungle Drums” and “Misirlou,” along with their own original tunes. Enjoy tiki-inspired cocktails and appetizers from Maceli’s while you sway to the Tiki Torches’ tunes. They blend jazz, exotica, blues and surf sounds with some bossa nova, creating a unique fusion


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