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Thu, 10/26/2017 — University of Kansas undergraduates recently experienced a day in the life of nonprofit professionals. Funded through the Center for Service Learning, 10 students from multiple areas of study traveled to Kansas City to attend Nonprofit...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — This fall, ten Graduate Research Consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate Research...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — A 2015 U.S. federal law banning tiny plastic beads in some exfoliating products left many sources of microplastics unaddressed. Today, microplastics — bits of plastic under 5 millimeters in size — in cosmetics, cleaning products and clothes...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — Twelve students in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design are taking a multi-term course that will culminate in the construction of a 3,000-square-foot community center in rural Haiti. This fall they are focusing on the...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — This Saturday, the Spencer Museum of Art opens an exhibition celebrating the centennial of its collection. "Civic Leader and Art Collector: Sallie Casey Thayer and an Art Museum for KU" presents artworks from the 1917 founding gift, several of...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — Volunteers will gather around the University of Kansas Campanile to plant 24 crabapple trees along the stairways leading toward Marvin Grove and Potter Lake. The event, which will take place Friday, Oct. 27, is part of Replant Mount Oread, KU's...

Tue, 10/24/2017 — In response to a 2017 study that found 54 percent of undergraduate students at the University of Kansas can be identified as “food insecure,” KU has launched a new initiative to address food and nutrition insecurity on the Lawrence campus....

Tue, 10/24/2017 — LAWRENCE – The nationally ranked University of Kansas School of Law moot court program is off to a stellar start in the 2017-2018 season, snagging a national championship and a second-place finish. Third-year KU Law students Megan Carroll, of Wichita, and Sangeeta Shastry, of St. Louis, bested 27 other teams from across the country to win the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition, held Oct. 19-21 at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Shastry was named the best oral advocate in the competition. “Every round showcased how well-prepared, engaged, and knowledgeable all of the competitors and judges were, which made for

Tue, 10/24/2017 — President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia will visit the University of Kansas to receive an honorary degree and to deliver remarks at a Lied Center event on Oct. 31. Santos received economics and business degrees from KU in 1973 and won the 2016...

Tue, 10/24/2017 —  University of Kansas researchers have secured a grant for more than $18 million that will allow them to provide seven years of support to more than 3,000 middle school students with disadvantaged backgrounds in Kansas City, Kansas. The grant's...

Mon, 10/23/2017 — Public attitudes are significantly more negative toward transgender people and policies pertaining to them than they are toward gay people and policies of gay rights advocates, according to a study that includes two University of Kansas...

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Mon, 10/23/2017 — The Midwest’s Jewish roots will be celebrated when scholars with international reputations gather at the University of Kansas next month for a symposium. ...

Mon, 10/23/2017 — In July 2018 the University of Kansas will complete a process begun five years earlier – going tobacco-free. More and more universities and communities, both nationally and in the state of Kansas, have chosen to go tobacco-free.  KU will...

Mon, 10/23/2017 — Two longtime faculty members of the University of Kansas Department of Communication Studies have been honored for pioneering scholarship and achievements in the field of rhetoric and argumentation.   Donn Parson is a professor emeritus of...

Fri, 10/20/2017 — Daisy Hill Commons, and Self and Oswald residence halls at the University of Kansas will be the sites of Halloween in the Halls from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities, crafts and games will take...

Fri, 10/20/2017 — The Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas has received a $612,000 grant intended to help STEM departments provide a richer evaluation of faculty teaching and, ultimately, expand the use of practices that have shown to...

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Thu, 10/19/2017 — While the law is equated with justice, it is not free from the inequities that exist in society. Legal scholars and thinkers from around the country will gather in Lawrence this week to explore how inequity affects their fields of expertise,...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability invites the public to a Prairie Acre Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. The event will take place at the newly constructed Prairie Acre Demonstration Garden on the north side of...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The 2017 United Way campus fund drive got off to a quiet start Sept. 28, but the goals are just as pressing as in years past. The Lawrence campaign goal for the KU family is to raise $234,567 from 1,500 donors. KU employees are given the...


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