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Thu, 10/12/2017 — The United States’ decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is regrettable, according to a University of Kansas professor who is also a member of a UNESCO advisory panel and an expert on...

Thu, 10/12/2017 — Award-winning 1983 University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate Ronaldo “Nick” Nicholson, who has led some of the most prominent bridge and highway projects in the shadow of our nation’s capital, returns to campus this month to...

Wed, 10/11/2017 — As U.S. cities begin planning to adapt to effects of climate change, local decision makers face difficult choices about how to even get started. A new study led by a University of Kansas urban planning researcher sheds light on tradeoffs...

Wed, 10/11/2017 —   To the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock — as if a child had scratched a picture of a bloom. But to the late fossil hunter Lloyd Gunther, the tulip shape he unearthed at Antimony Canyon in northern Utah looked...

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Wed, 10/11/2017 — The University of Kansas has received a grant to develop an intelligence and national security curriculum to provide students with the capabilities crucial to the national security interest of the United States. KU has partnered with Dodge City...

Tue, 10/10/2017 —  When it comes to activity in schools, physical education classes and recess have been the standard for decades. But a University of Kansas-led project has shown success in helping children and teachers get as much as 20 minutes of additional...

Tue, 10/10/2017 — It has interracial conflict and cooperation, anti-colonial struggle, the involvement of one of the world’s largest corporations, the British royal family, and more. No wonder, then, that University of Kansas Associate Professor of African and...

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Tue, 10/10/2017 — LAWRENCE – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation has announced three 2017 student award recipients from the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. Each award winner was selected by the NSCA Foundation Scholarship Committee after a thorough evaluation process of all applicants. Since its establishment in 2007, the NSCA Foundation has awarded 120 grants and 440 scholarships, totaling more than $2 million to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. “The applicant pool was strong this year, making the process very competitive. Each of these winners should be very

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Tue, 10/10/2017 — Legal educators from across the country will gather in Lawrence this week to explore access to justice and the lawyer’s role in promoting the rule of law. The 2017 Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference, “Justice, Professionalism, and...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — In 1986, a group of people opposed to the construction of a highway through the wetlands south of Lawrence, Kansas, ran a fictional amphibian named Agnes T. Frog against a Douglas County commissioner who supported the roadway. The frog was...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — Two University of Kansas students, Sana Cheema of Hays and Zoya Khan of Overland Park, are winners of the 27th Annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (Ex.C.E.L.) Awards. The award presentation during halftime of the KU-Texas...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — Thanks to the work of geologists at the University of Kansas, all you need starting today to create detailed geologic maps of any region on Earth is a smartphone or a tablet and a desire to understand. Led by J. Douglas Walker, the Union...

Mon, 10/09/2017 —  William Shakespeare is no stranger to college campuses. But his works and those of Albert Camus, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Franz Kafka and E.M. Forster are usually read and discussed more in theater and English classrooms than in law...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — Diversity programs at the University of Kansas School of Engineering are being reimagined and rebranded with a new name: IHAWKe, which stands for Indigenous, Hispanic, African-American and Women KU engineers. The rebranding takes place under...

Mon, 10/09/2017 — Because religion often influences people's opinions on hot-button issues, such as same-sex marriage and abortion, most would expect religious people to be more motivated to engage politically overall. However, a new study led by a University of...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — Attorney General Jeff Sessions' order of the Justice Department to take the position in court cases that transgender people are not protected by a civil rights law that bans workplace discrimination is a "really big blow" for the transgender...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — A former ombuds from Princeton University and vice president of Global Integrity Leaders for Nielsen was selected to be the new University of Kansas ombuds. Diedrick “D.A.” Graham joins the campus community this month. “D.A. is an...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — The University of Kansas, city of Lawrence and MV Transportation have announced that up to three $1,000 stipends will be available for KU instructors of record who will integrate a transit-related applied learning project into a spring 2018...

Fri, 10/06/2017 — At the annual meeting of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees earlier today, three new trustees were elected: Joanna Rupp of Chicago; Elizabeth Schartz of Dallas; and R. Todd Slawson of Denver. Joanna Rupp graduated from KU in 1985 with a...

Thu, 10/05/2017 —  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Thursday new regulations to prevent payday loans and auto title lenders from taking advantage of low-income consumers. The new rules would require lenders to assess a consumer’s ability to...


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