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Mon, 04/29/2019 — The Board of Class Officers has announced a class gift that will honor former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. The 2019 class gift will be a reproduction of the official portrait of Gray-Little that hangs in Strong Hall. The reproduction is...

Mon, 04/29/2019 —  During the Obama administration, conservative states pushed back heavily against the president and his policies, challenging federal power with success previously unseen. Conservative governments and state-level office holders were so...

Fri, 04/26/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries have announced that Whitney Baker, head of conservation services, has been named an American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) Fellow. The honor recognizes her distinguished...

Fri, 04/26/2019 —  A federal judge has blocked a Trump administration policy that would prevent any organization that refers patients for abortion services from receiving Title X funds. The Washington state judge’s ruling temporarily stops regulations from...

Fri, 04/26/2019 — A professor of pharmacotherapy at the University of North Texas System College of Pharmacy is the second candidate who will take part in on-campus interviews for the position of the University of Kansas dean of pharmacy.   Professor Michael...

Fri, 04/26/2019 — A man who pioneered aircraft industry awareness for the importance of structural maintenance and fatigue and safety risk assessment, and another who has guided one of the most prominent and successful construction firms in the Kansas City area...

Fri, 04/26/2019 — willing and often eager to do such work. She is excited to learn new things and is ...

Thu, 04/25/2019 — The Daily Beast legal affairs columnist Jay Michaelson will present “Religious Liberty and/or Civil Rights” at 7 p.m. May 6 in the Jayhawk Room at the Kansas Union. Michaelson, a featured commentator on CNN, National Public Radio and...

Thu, 04/25/2019 — A retired nurse who grew up in the small town of Whitewater, Kansas, left a $4.2 million gift from her estate to create scholarships for generations of nursing students at KU Medical Center. Margaret Ann Zimmerman lived a life of service to...

Thu, 04/25/2019 — LAWRENCE – Thirteen doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2019-2020 academic year. 2019 marks the 30th anniversary for the fellowship. This incoming group of fellows is among 200 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established in 1989. The Self Graduate Fellowship is a four-year package awarded to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative, and passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $30,500 per year, a $5,500 professional

Thu, 04/25/2019 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio ended its spring membership drive with $336,000 in listener pledges. The station received pledges from 2,113 listeners, including 229 new members. Funds from KPR’s nine-day fundraising campaign, which began April 4, will go directly toward providing an eclectic mix of local and National Public Radio news and music programming for approximately 100,000 weekly listeners.   KPR relies on membership and private support for more than 70 percent of its operating income. In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $67,000 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation. During this particular drive, the

Wed, 04/24/2019 — A University of Kansas symposium is bringing together scholars of the U.S. war in Vietnam — including some who are Vietnam veterans — to discuss what followed the 1968 Tet Offensive. "Manpower & Morale after Tet" will be from 8:30 a.m....

Wed, 04/24/2019 — The 22nd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27. More than 300 University of Kansas undergraduates from departments across campus will share their research and creative projects at this annual...

Wed, 04/24/2019 —  The protests at Standing Rock in opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline brought international attention to energy development on tribal lands. But work from as long as 200 years ago has recently proven to be effective in...

Wed, 04/24/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will present its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt on Friday, April 26, at the School of Pharmacy building in Lawrence. Schmidt, a 1978...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by the University of Kansas debate team and Scott Harris, director and coach. The presentation, titled “Resolved: The Authority of the President of the United States Should Be...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art invites the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore creative processes across disciplines at the Day of Creativity. The free community event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Spencer...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — More than 70 outstanding graduate students, as well as staff and faculty, will be recognized at the annual University of Kansas Graduate Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Awards will be presented by...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has named Sarah Crawford-Parker as the next director of the University Honors Program. Crawford-Parker will come into the role with 15 years of experience in undergraduate...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – While historians have long recognized the galvanizing effect teenager Emmett Till’s 1955 lynching had on the American civil rights movement, the stories of how the murder was shaped by and, in turn, shaped the Mississippi Delta communities closest to it have never been told. Until now. The new book “Remembering Emmett Till” (University of Chicago Press, 2019) by Dave Tell, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, will transform everything we think we know about Till's murder. The author documents Till’s commemoration in the region, accounting for long silences and brief, passionate outbursts of memorial investment. He tells the


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