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Fri, 10/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – Keith Van de Riet’s ARCH 509 design-build studio finished the Kaw Pavilion on a zero budget – and are walking away with two architecture awards. The studio won the merit award for “Small Architectural Project” from the AIA Kansas Design Awards and the student project award in the “Green Architecture” category for the Architecture MasterPrize. Eleven students made up the University of Kansas class that designed and built the project in four months. It serves as a rest stop, classroom and meeting space on the Burroughs Creek Trail in East Lawrence and was created from all recycled or donated materials. It is inspired by indigenous cultures and the

Thu, 10/17/2019 — An outstanding opportunity to explore the wonders of engineering awaits hundreds of high school students from around northeast Kansas. The University of Kansas School of Engineering’s annual High School Design competition is set for 9 a.m. to...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — Farming communities across the U.S. are struggling. They face challenges such as low prices for agricultural products, high prices for energy and fertilizer, pollution from runoff and waste, and depleting water supplies. They also have...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — The neurological disorder FXTAS (pronounced “fax-tas”) stems from a genetic premutation seen in one of every 151 women and one of every 468 men, called the FMR1 premutation. Just 15 years ago, Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — Religions typically paint glossy pictures of their most prominent practitioners. But what about those subjects whose motives and methods aren’t quite so pure? “If you read a standard history of American religion, it’s all heroic stuff:...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — This fall, the University of Kansas welcomed six students from around the world as part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program as well as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Russia. Representing diverse academic fields, the Fulbright students...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Luciano Tosta, associate professor of Brazilian literature & culture in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. The presentation, titled “Capoeira and Globalization,” is...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — LAWRENCE – Those on the political left who play fast and loose with the term “hacked,” as in “Russia hacked the 2016 presidential election,” are aiding the Kremlin in its mission of undermining Americans’ faith in the democratic process, two University of Kansas researchers write in a new scholarly paper. This dispiriting discourse threatens to discourage voting in 2020, contend the co-authors, Brett Bricker, assistant specialist and assistant director of debate in the Department of Communication Studies, and Jacob Justice, doctoral student and fellow debate coach. Their article titled “Hacked: Defining the 2016 Presidential Election in the Liberal Media” was

Wed, 10/16/2019 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2019-2020 Strategies Event Series, which will include three interactive professional development lectures at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.  The first...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — New York Times best-selling author Robin DiAngelo will discuss her book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism” at the University of Kansas on Oct. 28. DiAngelo will examine the dynamics of “white...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — The nearly 1,800 new oil and natural gas fields named in Kansas between 2009 and early 2019 are now featured — along with more than 6,000 fields discovered earlier — on an updated series of maps available from the Kansas Geological...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the student-led Homecoming Steering Committee have named Warren and Mary Corman as winners of this year’s Rich and Judy Billings Spirit of 1912 Award. The annual award recognizes Jayhawks who...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — Every year, one to three students at the University of Kansas who have overcome significant personal hardships are awarded the Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship. The scholarship program, now in its sixth year, was established by...

Wed, 10/16/2019 — Four candidates for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus are scheduled to visit the University of Kansas in late October and early November. Names and other details about the candidates will be announced...

Tue, 10/15/2019 — Well-known regional and University of Kansas musicians will perform for the second annual KPR Live Day, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, on Kansas Public Radio. Ångström Brass Quintet, led by Patrick Doyle of Kansas City, will kick off...

Tue, 10/15/2019 — Results from a nationwide survey on university sexual assault and misconduct – including data from the University of Kansas – are now available. The Association of American Universities today shared a summary report from the association’s...

Tue, 10/15/2019 — As visitors to the University of Kansas pull past the Chi Omega fountain and onto the west end of Jayhawk Boulevard, one of the first sites they encounter is a landscape that was gifted by the Class of 1947. Once a healthy grove of pear trees...

Tue, 10/15/2019 —  Nearly everyone can look back on their school days and remember the teachers who also coached one of the school’s athletic teams. Fewer would have those memories about their college days, but coaches who also teach are still common,...

Mon, 10/14/2019 — The names of 725 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 46 Kansas counties, 36 other states and 27 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Some graduates already have participated in KU...

Mon, 10/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – Inspired in part by global uprisings and empowered by technology, the youth-led protesters who have taken to Haiti’s streets in the past month to demand change from a corrupt and entrenched system seem like the troubled island nation’s only hope. This is the analysis of the current situation by Cécile Accilien, associate professor and interim chair of the University of Kansas’ Department of African & African-American Studies and director of KU’s Institute of Haitian Studies. A Haitian native, she is available to the press to comment on the ongoing unrest in her native land. Haitians in their 30s and younger have not known any type of stability,


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