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Tue, 11/27/2018 — Someday in the not-too-distant future, the person delivering a package to your front door might not be a person at all. Instead, a driverless van might pull up in front of your house, the back doors open, and a robotic arm hands out that book...

Sun, 11/25/2018 — The University of Kansas will begin a search for a new dean of the School of Pharmacy. Kenneth Audus has announced he will not seek reappointment at the conclusion of his current term, which ends in June 2019. “We are so appreciative of the...

Wed, 11/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – For a guy who opposes the sacralization of the 20th century poet, playwright and musician Federico Garcia Lorca, a University of Kansas professor of Spanish sure has a lot to say about him. “Lorca’s Legacy: Essays in Interpretation” (Routledge, 2018) is Jonathan Mayhew’s second book about Lorca, following “Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch,” (University of Chicago Press, 2009). And as for the third book he mentions in the introduction to the current one, tentatively titled “Lorca, the Fractured Subject?,” he has since decided to put that off and instead begin work on a book on musical interpretations of Lorca. But we’re getting ahead of

Tue, 11/20/2018 — both third-year law students at KU — defeated multiple teams, including teams from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Nebraska, and made it to the final round of the regional competition last weekend in St. Louis. Carey was...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Sun, wheat and wind. Kansas is closely associated with these three natural resources, but it is wind in particular that will secure the energy future of the state’s flagship university. The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to ensure that roughly 100 percent of its future electricity needs will be supplied by renewable wind energy. Domestic wind energy production has surged, and wind energy can now power the needs of large customers such as KU. A 20-year agreement with Westar Energy will provide the KU Lawrence campus with 31 megawatts (MW) of energy from a 300MW wind farm to be constructed in Nemaha County. The Soldier Creek

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – While many volumes have been written on the decolonization of the British Empire in India and its partitions, creating in 1947 the bifurcated state of Pakistan and then in 1971 Bangladesh, the phenomenon has not been looked at through the lens of art and architecture. It’s that project upon which Farhan Karim, University of Kansas assistant professor of architecture & design, has embarked. He is co-directing with Maristella Casciato, senior curator of architectural collections at the Getty Research Institute, and art historian Zirwat Chowdhury a three-year research project on the art and architectural history of South Asia under the aegis of and

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Efforts to modernize and upgrade educational practices can sometimes deliver unintended consequences. A University of Kansas researcher will examine these findings and offer steps forward during his inaugural distinguished professor...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Sixty-five senior faculty members at the University of Kansas are pursuing the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program announced in August by Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez. The program, part of the university’s...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Rex Buchanan, director emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, received the American Geosciences Institute’s Distinguished Service Award for his achievements promoting the geosciences and natural resource issues...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when Kansas Public Radio presents a Big Band Christmas, the station’s holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalist Molly Hammer. KPR’s 10th annual celebration of holiday tunes begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m. Vocalist Molly Hammer joins the fun this year. She has been performing in the Kansas City area since 2005. Hammer has an eclectic vocal background, and she has found her home in the world of jazz and blues, drawing inspiration from the likes of Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sara Vaughan and many others. You can hear her regularly at

Mon, 11/19/2018 — Sleeping with the fishes. Going to the mattresses. Taking someone for a ride. Gangster lingo has been attractive, forbidden fruit since the dawn of talking pictures, years before Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney broke through as “Little...

Mon, 11/19/2018 — A senior from Fort Worth, Texas, is the first University of Kansas student to win a George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Kathryn Ammon learned on Saturday that she was one of 12 students from across the country to receive the award from the 370...

Mon, 11/19/2018 — The U.S. Department of Education released proposed new Title IX rules Friday, outlining a new process for how institutions of higher education would respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations. Now in a 60-day review period, the...

Mon, 11/19/2018 — Retailers likely will be happy with sales results of Black Friday, signaling many have changed their tactics in recent years to handle both in-store and online shoppers, according to two marketing faculty members in the University of Kansas...

Mon, 11/19/2018 — The idea of a "golden age" often permeates Hollywood cinema. The recent success of films like "La La Land," for example, showcases nostalgia for an earlier age of Hollywood itself, and the immensely popular 2000 epic film "Gladiator" is...

Fri, 11/16/2018 — A senior from Raytown, Missouri, is the University of Kansas’ first Charles B. Rangel Fellow and will receive benefits of up to $95,000 to prepare for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Constanza Castro Zúñiga is majoring in political...

Fri, 11/16/2018 — International exports in Kansas increased nearly $1 billion in value from 2007 to 2017. The state's contribution to international trade is one tidbit of information captured in the most recent Kansas Statistical Abstract. The Institute for...

Thu, 11/15/2018 — The University of Kansas and the Leavenworth community celebrated Veterans Week with a dedication of KU’s new Leavenworth location on Nov. 14. Education and community leaders gathered at the new Marriott TownePlace where KU unveiled its...

Thu, 11/15/2018 — As the University of Kansas School of Business school celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week, its undergraduate entrepreneurship program was ranked No. 18 in the U.S. by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The rankings are released...

Thu, 11/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Since August, students in Keith Van de Riet’s ARCH509 Design-Build class at the University of Kansas have been working to develop a design for the Weaver Courtyard that brings the The Commons’ mission of interdisciplinary collaboration to the outdoors. The previously underutilized green space just south of Spooner Hall had been a bit like a secret garden for several years. Enclosed by an ornate iron fence, and accessible only by one staircase, the area was not easily seen or reached by pedestrian traffic on Jayhawk Boulevard. However, through support from an interdisciplinary Starter Grant at The Commons and the donations of a number of individuals, the


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