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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...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — Although she’s an academic and an artist, May Tveit does not look down on factory work. On the contrary, she idealizes it, celebrates it, utilizes it, loves it. That’s clear after a look at her latest exhibition, “Universal Boxes,”...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Stephen R. Schroeder, emeritus professor of applied behavioral science. Schroeder, 80, died suddenly Oct. 15 in Hannibal, Missouri, while on a Mississippi River cruise with his wife,...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications from five students and recent graduates applying for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Collin Clay, Eilish Gibson, Tomas Green, Kierstin McMichael and Susan...

Wed, 10/18/2017 — Five professors from the University of Kansas may be experts in widely different fields, but they all share one important distinction: Their excellence as educators has earned them prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships in 2017....

Wed, 10/18/2017 —  October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, reminding governmental, public and private organizations alike to invest in the necessary training for employees at all levels to keep internal data and information secure. Many news stories cover...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — A recent journal article and post in the Harvard Business Review argues that corporate directors should not only have an eye on value or profits but also on the welfare of their shareholders, especially related to the environmental and social...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — A University of Kansas graduate student who searches for some of the most elemental and elusive particles in the universe has been selected to participate in a prestigious federal research program. Steven Prohira, a fourth-year doctoral student...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — Jonathan Lamb could not have written his new book, “Shakespeare in the Marketplace of Words” (Cambridge University Press), in a pre-digital age. “I wouldn’t have been able to write this book 30 years ago,” he said recently, “because...

Tue, 10/17/2017 —  Reading 10,000 poems to search for certain themes would be a daunting task, no matter how passionate the reader is about the topic. But the evolution of digital technology has not only made that possible, it’s making it possible to change the...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering’s annual High School Design competition is back, and it’s bigger than ever. The event, which annually brings hundreds of high school students to KU, will feature competition in six different...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — The public tends to overestimate the American gay and lesbian population, and those who do so are less likely to support equal rights measures, according to a new study by two University of Kansas political scientists. However, the researchers...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — Weaving together gods and myths from different cultures and times in a distinctively American tapestry, “…And Jesus Moonwalk the Mississippi” is a genre-defying play examining the repercussions wrought by slavery on African-American people...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — Before the 17th century, to be “happy” meant one was lucky. But from the 1600s onward, happiness meant what it means today: enjoyment and contentment. A visiting scholar of two prominent 17th century writers will explore this transformation...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Joshua Sanborn, professor of history at Lafayette College, will speak on “The Great War and the Russian Revolution: A Reappraisal at the Centennial” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Lied Center Pavilion. The lecture is free and open to the public,

Fri, 10/13/2017 — More than 100 youths from across the state will take part in the national celebration Lights On Afterschool at the Kansas Capitol. Hosted by the Kansas Enrichment Network, based at the University of Kansas, the event will...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Audio Description Training, presented by the Audio-Reader Network, will take place Nov. 11-12. Jennifer Nigro, the coordinator for Audio-Reader’s audio description and volunteer programs, will lead this year’s two-day session in the art of...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — The University of Kansas’ Office of Graduate Military Programs has announced that eight students have received the university’s Wounded Warrior Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Recipients of the scholarships receive up to...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Developing ideas and inventions to assist the recently hurricane-ravaged areas of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in their recovery will be the focus of an overnight event later this month for students in the University of Kansas School of...

Thu, 10/12/2017 — KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Brian Boyd, associate professor of occupational science and associate chair for research of the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will assume the leadership of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP), a University of Kansas research center located on the Children’s Campus of Kansas City (CCKC), on Feb. 1, 2018. Boyd will be only the third director of the influential research group in its 53-year history. JGCP pioneered research-based interventions to improve outcomes for children and their families in urban core communities. Boyd’s research interests center on developing innovative,


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