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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...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the July 2018 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Laura DiedeTitle: Interim director of the Center for Online and Distance Learning What that means: While serving as interim director, Diede...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — Three candidates for dean of the University of Kansas School of Engineering will take part in on-campus interviews in the weeks ahead. Members of the KU community are invited to attend public presentations during each candidate’s on-campus...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — Two T-38 military jets will fly over the University of Kansas campus Friday morning in preparation for a Saturday flyover at the Jayhawks’ home football game. The jets will likely reach campus around 9:20 a.m. and might do a second pass over...

Wed, 10/31/2018 — The Office of First-Year Experience at the University of Kansas is seeking nominations for the KU Common Book for the 2019-2020 academic year. The KU Common Book is an opportunity for shared intellectual experiences that invite analysis, foster...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – With their law degree in hand, the only thing standing between graduates and their legal careers is the bar exam. A new program at the University of Kansas School of Law will help KU students clear that hurdle without the added financial pressure of paying for a bar review course. Through an innovative partnership with Themis Bar Review, KU Law’s Free Bar Prep Program will provide a comprehensive suite of preparation resources – including a post-graduation commercial bar review course – to every student at no cost. December 2018 graduates will be the first beneficiaries.  “KU Law is already a Best Value Law School ranked 18th in the nation for overall

Tue, 10/30/2018 — Religious divisions have famously plagued Nigeria throughout its history. However, the triumph of a charismatic Christian movement, coming on the heels of the restoration of democracy in the West African country in 1999, has changed the terms of...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2018-2019 Strategies Event Series, which will include three interactive professional development lectures at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.  The first...

Tue, 10/30/2018 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. The annual awards are given in four...

Tue, 10/30/2018 —  Researchers at the University of Kansas have secured an $8 million, five-year grant to strengthen families across the state by helping prevent children being placed in foster care and increasing reunification and adoption rates for those...

Mon, 10/29/2018 — Mike Rounds, vice provost for operations, has announced the 2018-2019 cohort of Aspiring Leaders at the University of Kansas. The Aspiring Leaders Program aims to make KU a stronger institution by providing university staff an opportunity to...

Mon, 10/29/2018 — The University of Kansas has been selected to receive a prestigious Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Award to research chronic health conditions among African and African-descendant populations. KU’s 2019-2020 Sawyer seminar,...

Mon, 10/29/2018 — The University of Kansas ADA Resource Center for Equity & Accessibility is bringing a national award-winning speaker to KU as part of its National Disability Employment Awareness Celebration this week. Derek Shields, president of...

Fri, 10/26/2018 — The inaugural cohort of Self Graduating Senior Fellows started their graduate degrees this semester at the University of Kansas thanks to outreach from two late KU benefactors – Madison “Al” and Lila Self. The Self Graduating Senior...

Fri, 10/26/2018 — For a second time, the University of Kansas has earned a top five ranking in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings. Released Oct. 22, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most...

Thu, 10/25/2018 — As part of a nationwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, co-founder and chief operating officer of DDSports Inc. Davyeon Ross will speak at the University of Kansas School of Business at 6 p.m. Nov. 15. The conversation, which will...

Thu, 10/25/2018 — Xuemin Tu, University of Kansas associate professor of mathematics, was elected secretary to the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Central States Section for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The central states...

Thu, 10/25/2018 — Recent research indicates that women are still underrepresented in leadership roles in higher education. Join the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity to hear the stories and strategies of women who have established themselves as...

Wed, 10/24/2018 — The School of Education welcomes Elizabeth Kozleski, professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2018-2019 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured lecturer.  Her presentation, “From...

Wed, 10/24/2018 — In 2002, a team of scientists unearthed mysterious fossil remains in a landfill in Catalonia, Spain. At first, researchers supposed the unidentified fossil could be a form of primate. “That area is very rich in fossils,” said Oscar...


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