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Mon, 08/27/2018 — English philosopher Thomas Paine's name is attached to individual documents that spell out the idea of natural rights not dependent on the laws or customs of any particular culture of government. For those reasons, many historians associate him...

Mon, 08/27/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in the Haricombe Gallery this September. “Documented: Perspectives on Migration and Creation” showcases programs, initiatives, art and scholarship that explores the intersections...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — Four teams of faculty members at the University of Kansas have been selected for a one-year Curriculum Innovation Program aimed at transforming important components of their curricula. The winners, from the Environmental Studies Program, the...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — The University of Kansas will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27. This will be a full test that includes text message notifications, email, web and voice alerts through the...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — Fifty photographs of Kansas agriculture are now on view at the Spencer Museum of Art in the exhibition “Larry Schwarm: Kansas Farmers.” The images created by Greensburg native and University of Kansas alumnus Larry Schwarm explore the...

Thu, 08/23/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the May and June Employees of the Month: MAY Name: Sean Hadley Title: Lab safety specialist in Environmental Health & Safety What that means: In that role, Sean Hadley provides support and...

Thu, 08/23/2018 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan was selected for a second term as the Institute of Engineering and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2018 Global Chair of the Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee. WIE is one of the largest international professional...

Wed, 08/22/2018 — A new speaker series in the University of Kansas School of Business will bring top business executives into the classroom over the 2018-19 academic year. Geared toward first-year MBA students in the full-time program, “Conversations in the...

Wed, 08/22/2018 —  Fifty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Aug. 10. University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new...

Wed, 08/22/2018 — LAWRENCE – If President Donald Trump wants to do something to promote racial reconciliation, he could use the upcoming 63rd anniversary of the murder of black teenager Emmett Till by white racists in Mississippi (Aug. 28) to name the sites associated with Till’s martyrdom a national monument. So says Dave Tell, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, in an op-ed column in the Aug. 9 Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, Sun-Sentinel newspaper. Tell is also the author of “Remembering Emmett Till” (University of Chicago Press), a forthcoming book that explains the enduring myths of the murder that touched off the civil rights movement and how four

Wed, 08/22/2018 —  Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight federal crimes, including campaign finance violations “at the direction of the candidate.” The development, including the implication of a...

Wed, 08/22/2018 — LAWRENCE – True, Haiti has suffered earthquakes and hurricanes, colonialism and other insults. Now, as a sort of antidote, comes an exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art designed to illuminate the island nation’s beauty and its relations with its continental neighbor to the north. The exhibition “The Ties That Bind: Haiti, the United States and the Art of Ulrick Jean-Pierre in Comparative Perspective” is one of several Haitian-related events taking place this fall on the University of Kansas campus, including the Common Book and Common Work of Art for the 2018-19 school year. The show opens Sept. 8 and runs through Jan. 7. Cécile Accilien, associate professor

Wed, 08/22/2018 — The public performances of the University Theatre and University Dance Company will look and feel slightly different this season as result of the recent merger of the University of Kansas departments of Theatre and Dance.     The public can...

Tue, 08/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its programming lineup for the fall 2018 semester. The schedule will include a variety of programs focusing on the upcoming midterm elections in November, as well as events related to military caregiver support, political polarization in America, modern intelligence gathering and more. Programming will kick off in September with the annual Journalism and Politics Lecture, featuring a panel of Kansas journalists discussing how they cover the midterm elections. Mid-September will bring the annual Constitution Day program; this year, panelists will examine the enduring legacy

Tue, 08/21/2018 — If you’ve got an unemployed, 30-year-old adult child still living in the basement, fear not. A new large-data study of fossil and extant bivalves and gastropods in the Atlantic Ocean suggests laziness might be a fruitful strategy for survival...

Tue, 08/21/2018 — The modern Pentecostal religious movement began in Topeka in 1901 — though historians have often given Kansas less credit than a subsequent movement in 1906 in Los Angeles as it spread across the world. Now a group of University of Kansas...

Mon, 08/20/2018 — When patients receive a kidney transplant, it is common for them to gain weight in the immediate aftermath. Gains of more than 10 percent of a person’s body weight can lead to a host of problems such as cardiovascular disease, new-onset...

Mon, 08/20/2018 — The failure of Congress in the past decade to chart a consistent course for national immigration policy has given state and local governments stronger incentives to challenge the federal government on immigration issues, according to an analysis...

Mon, 08/20/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries recently hosted the recipients of the third annual Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award. Brandy Thomas Wells, Crystal Sanders and Brent Campney were selected for their research efforts...

Fri, 08/17/2018 — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday he has directed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study expanding quarterly reporting requirements to six months, and the idea is worth examining based on what has happened elsewhere, a...


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