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Wed, 10/17/2018 —  Canada became the second country in the world to legalize marijuana, and sales began today. Dispensaries across the country opened doors this morning and began selling a variety of marijuana products. While supporters and opponents of the...

Wed, 10/17/2018 — At the end of every summer, football teams take to the field while temperatures still reach triple digits. And seemingly just as often, tragic stories about an athlete suffering from heatstroke and even dying make the news. Marching bands also...

Wed, 10/17/2018 — The University of Kansas Humanities Program will host “The Harlem Renaissance,” a presentation and discussion by Lem Sheppard, at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. Members of the community are invited...

Wed, 10/17/2018 — This week, the University of Kansas will host a series of events that celebrate the surprising interplay between Caribbean cultures and people and the rest of the world. Far from being exotic and isolated islands suitable only as tourist...

Tue, 10/16/2018 — Headquartered at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, a research team is envisioning what U.S. roads, highways, bridges and supporting infrastructure could look like in coming decades — a time when autonomous vehicles, more traffic...

Tue, 10/16/2018 — LAWRENCE – Husband and wife Tad and Jessica Carpenter strive for optimism and positivity, whether their Carpenter Collective is designing a soft-drink cup for a fast-food chain or a graphic identity for a classy condo project. And now, capping a process begun by colleagues from the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, they’ve created an entire brand-identity system for the Dotte Mobile Grocer, which is about to hit the streets to combat food-desert conditions in the central city of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas. The Carpenters met while they were students in the Department of Design at KU during the early years of the millennium. Tad

Mon, 10/15/2018 — The names of 915 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 41 Kansas counties, 40 other states and 24 other countries and territories — have been announced by the University Registrar. Some graduates already have...

Mon, 10/15/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Professor Daniel Wann as keynote speaker at the third annual Mawson Scholar Speaker Series.  His lecture, “The ABCs of Sport Fandom: What We Know and Where...

Mon, 10/15/2018 —  When he was a child in Senegal, Mamadou Dia would listen to his grandmother's stories. Now a filmmaker, he tells the stories of his native Africa. This fall he’ll be the first Visiting Interdisciplinary Scholar at the University of Kansas’...

Mon, 10/15/2018 — John Tibbetts’ long career as a journalist gave him entrée to some of the world’s most acclaimed artists and performers. His habit of making watercolor paintings of them and getting them to autograph the work endeared him to them even more.

Mon, 10/15/2018 — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Spencer Museum of Art a $406,542 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge grant. To fulfill the NEH’s requirements, the Spencer Museum must raise $1.2 million in matching...

Mon, 10/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio ended another successful fall membership drive with 1,778 listener pledges, bringing in just over $327,000 and surpassing last year's campaign. KPR’s 10-day membership drive, known as Fall Fanfare, ran Sept. 19 through Sept. 28 with the help of more than 50 volunteers. In addition to $271,571 in listener pledges, KPR met $56,417 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation whose donation amount is dependent on the amount of money raised by listeners within a predetermined time slot. Often, challenge grants entail a 100 percent dollar-for-dollar match. KPR was able to cut seven hours from Fall Fanfare

Fri, 10/12/2018 — Multiple buildings on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus will be without water for approximately 11 hours Saturday, Oct. 13, as KU Facilities Services performs needed maintenance on the campus infrastructure. In addition to not having...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Academically exceptional students in Kansas City have a new way to get the most out of their college experience through the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) Honors Program, an extension of KU's top-ranked University Honors Program. All incoming KUEC...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Artists Ulrick Jean-Pierre, Adrian Stimson and Tina Takemoto will visit the Spencer Museum of Art Oct. 17–18 to give public performances and talks examining aspects of Haitian, Native American and queer social histories. All three artists are...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Wednesday's 3.3 percent decline in U.S. blue-chip stocks and the stock market remaining lower most of Thursday morning could potentially reflect a market correction, according to a University of Kansas economist. "The best way to think about...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — The University of Kansas Student Involvement & Leadership Center, Student Alumni Network and Center for Community Outreach will host KU’s second annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Adams Alumni Center parking lot, 1266...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Eight cadets from the University of Kansas Army ROTC Jayhawk Battalion competed Oct. 7 in the Army Ten-Miler, the second-largest 10-mile race in the United States. The race is held annually in Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., with more...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture for The Commons at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Liberty Hall. Vargas’ presentation will focus on his work with undocumented immigrants in the United...

Wed, 10/10/2018 — A gift from the E. Eugene Carter Foundation establishes an annual opportunity award fund to benefit female Hispanic students in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas. The award will provide up to $20,000 per student annually to...


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