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Wed, 09/06/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winners of the 2017 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. One award for fiction and one for nonfiction is given each competition cycle. The winners will receive their awards and deliver a public talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Hall Center. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will also take place. The nonfiction committee selected Henry Bial, University of Kansas professor of theatre, to receive the award for "Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage" (University of Michigan Press). The book, according to nominators, is “an innovative and original work of

Tue, 09/05/2017 — Whether someone visits a museum or a library, there is often no end to what they can learn, but it’s usually clear which type of cultural institution they are in. The grand reopening of the North Gallery of Kenneth Spencer Research Library at...

Tue, 09/05/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas graduate who has served as ambassador to South Africa and CEO of National Public Radio has been selected as the 2017 honoree of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Delano Lewis has led a career that is both diverse and notable. After graduating from KU in 1960 with majors in political science and history and a law degree soon after, he embarked on a career including roles with the Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Peace Corps in Nigeria and Uganda, as U.S. ambassador to South Africa, CEO of NPR and more than 20 years in telecommunications with C &

Tue, 09/05/2017 — Increases in charter school enrollment in Pennsylvania led to a decrease in property tax revenue in public school districts of about 9.5 percent from 2005 to 2012, according to a study led by a University of Kansas researcher. "Most discussions...

Tue, 09/05/2017 — Research appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Behavior Modification shows people engaged in a tailored physical activity intervention demonstrate improved self-control. “There’s a particular type of task called ‘delay...

Tue, 09/05/2017 — The University of Kansas will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. This will be a full test that includes text message notifications, email, web and voice alerts through the...

Tue, 09/05/2017 —   LAWRENCE – Countries that have longer punitive sentences for rape crimes are less likely to have civil war and strife, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher. "The transmission of rape laws across countries correlates with democratization and a general trend toward progressive laws. It proceeds then that countries are more likely to adopt gender-neutral laws and stricter laws against rape," said Nazli Avdan, a KU assistant professor of political science and the study's lead author. Avdan and her co-author, Victor Asal, chair of public administration and associate professor of political science at University at Albany, paired a

Tue, 09/05/2017 —  President Donald Trump has announced his plans to end the Obama-era program shielding children of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday morning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

Fri, 09/01/2017 — KU Libraries are offering several new resources and spaces for students, faculty and staff across campus. Watson Library now offers private, gender-inclusive, ADA-accessible restrooms on the third floor. The addition of these private restrooms...

Fri, 09/01/2017 — If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system with quality equipment for a good price, then stop by the KU Audio-Reader Network's annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only. The 15th annual event will take...

Fri, 09/01/2017 — The 2017 recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to the University of Kansas are John Dicus, of Topeka, and John Mize, of Salina. The KU Alumni Association will honor them Friday, Sept. 8, during the fall meeting of...

Thu, 08/31/2017 — LAWRENCE – Claudia Rankine, MacArthur Fellow and author of the 2017-2018 KU Common Book, “Citizen: An American Lyric,” will present the fall keynote lecture for the University of Kansas’ Common Book program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Lied Center. In “Citizen,” Rankine combines text with photographs, works of art and video references to explore how micro-aggressions and institutional racism negatively shape interactions between people. Rankine’s poetry draws on her own experiences and those of others she knows, as well as examples from the popular media and sports, to illuminate how assumptions about others harm both individuals and society more broadly.

Thu, 08/31/2017 — The Office of Diversity & Equity at the University of Kansas is expanding its focus. Following considerable introspection and review, Diversity & Equity is realigning and incorporating a major campus presence as a new office. The Center...

Thu, 08/31/2017 — An author whose latest book details government-led housing segregation will visit the University of Kansas for a public lecture. Richard Rothstein will discuss insights from his recently published book, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History...

Wed, 08/30/2017 — Five outstanding KU undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2017-2018. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center...

Wed, 08/30/2017 — A University of Kansas-developed program has proven effective in helping students with disabilities improve their education and futures by taking an active role in setting their own goals and learning how to work to achieve them. KU researchers...

Wed, 08/30/2017 — Four of the iconic hand-carved grotesques of mythical beasts that have adorned Dyche Hall for almost 115 years will be taken down Friday, Sept. 1, and placed in the Panorama Gallery of the KU Natural History Museum. The fantastical limestone...

Wed, 08/30/2017 — A Texas law that bans police administrators from stopping an officer from questioning an individual about his or her immigration status is scheduled to take effect Friday. With thousands of people displaced in Houston after Hurricane Harvey,...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its fourth annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization. “Part of KU’s mission...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — Hours at the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center have changed, and other reductions have been implemented across programs and services.  Last spring, Student Senate voted to provide an increase to KU Recreation Services for Fiscal Year...


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