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Wed, 11/07/2018 — LAWRENCE – Effective immediately, the German studies bachelor and master's degree programs are now housed in the Department of German Studies. The new name replaces the former Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, a change approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on Oct. 30. The department introduced its German studies major and minor in August 2013 and changed the name of its master's degree to German studies in 2016. "The new designation reflects our interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum,” said Professor Nina Vyatkina, department chair. “We encourage students to enhance their study of the language and cultures of German-speaking Europe

Wed, 11/07/2018 — As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University of Kansas supports advanced research that improves and transforms Kansas, the United States and the world. The Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships furthers this...

Wed, 11/07/2018 — The success of the transgender rights movement is one of the most improbable underdog stories of American politics in the past 25 years, according to a new book co-authored by a University of Kansas political scientist. "It is a tiny group with...

Wed, 11/07/2018 — An Olympic gold medalist and humanitarian, a former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the CEO of a global scientific instrumentation company will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas. Billy Mills, Elizabeth...

Wed, 11/07/2018 — As issues like climate change, resource scarcity and technological progress increasingly influence how nations relate to each other, a new book by a University of Kansas researcher takes a critical look at mainstream ideas that underpin the...

Tue, 11/06/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences has invited Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, as the keynote speaker for this year’s James Naismith Lecture Series.  Bowlsby’s presentation,...

Tue, 11/06/2018 — The dean of engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio is the first of three candidates who will take part in on-campus interviews for dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas. JoAnn Browning, dean of engineering...

Tue, 11/06/2018 — The University Daily Kansan won an Online Pacemaker Award for best college media website along with two first-place awards for display and online advertising at the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association convention Oct. 25-28...

Mon, 11/05/2018 — LAWRENCE – Usually, researchers study the effect communications have on the target of a message, says Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies. But in the case of a new study on social media and Latino political participation, Velasquez and his co-author looked at the effect on the ones pushing out the message. Their results illustrate that individuals’ political expression on social media increases their feelings of efficacy – that one’s actions can influence the political environment. In a new edition of the journal Mass Communication and Society, Velasquez and Andrea Quenette, assistant professor of communication

Mon, 11/05/2018 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored celebrated educator Shawn Keshmiri, associate professor of aerospace engineering, with the 2018 H.O.P.E. Award — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator. The H.O.P.E. Award is given...

Mon, 11/05/2018 —  No matter which school they attended, most Americans likely have similar memories of lunch time. Whether it’s the rectangular trays, a certain favorite dish, the friendly lunch lady or something more painful like being relegated to a table of...

Fri, 11/02/2018 — The Tony Award-winning play "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," by Simon Stephens, based on the best-selling book by Mark Haddon, opens at University Theatre on Friday, Nov. 9.  This play is told through the eyes of Christopher,

Fri, 11/02/2018 — The third biennial Field Station Frolic/Mari Pesek Memorial Run will take place at the University of Kansas Field Station on Nov. 10. The all-ages 5K fun run/walk is open to the public and starts at 10 a.m. The event is a benefit for a KU...

Fri, 11/02/2018 — LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host a variety of events Nov. 3-18. A majority of the events are open to the public, including the annual Marine Corps birthday celebrations, "Hope 22" exhibition, KU Vets Day 5K and the KU Salute to Service games. “This series of events is a communitywide effort, and we’re proud to have so many on- and off-campus partners helping celebrate our nation’s veterans,” said April Blackmon Strange, director of the Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center. “We hope students and community members will join us in one or more of these activities as we recognize and honor those who have

Fri, 11/02/2018 — Join the Student Involvement & Leadership Center in celebrating National Nontraditional Students Week, which will be Nov. 5-11. At KU, nontraditional students are those who commute 10 or more miles to the Lawrence campus, have dependents,...

Fri, 11/02/2018 — The University of Kansas Student Veterans of America and the Veterans Alumni Network will host the Vets Day 5K at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The annual event honors our nation’s veterans and highlights the roles...

Thu, 11/01/2018 —  The 2015 UN Paris Climate Accords brought energy regulation’s role in climate change to the international forefront. And even though the United States has since withdrawn from the agreement, energy development decisions both here and abroad...

Thu, 11/01/2018 — Charles Eldredge, Hall Distinguished Professor Emeritus of American Art and Culture, retired this past summer after serving the University of Kansas for 42 years. The Spencer Museum of Art and the Kress Foundation Department of Art History are...

Thu, 11/01/2018 — A report released earlier this year by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that a chilly climate and sexual harassment of women in STEMM fields — science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine —...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — Potential future trends in job automation could eliminate positions that traditionally contribute to diversity in the public sector, according to a recent study by a University of Kansas alumnus and KU professor who study government workforce...


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