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Mon, 10/07/2019 — After Donald Trump was elected president and put a renewed focus on fossil fuels, several large corporations made headlines by setting goals to increase the renewable energy they buy. Many are making progress on those pledges, while varying...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — The University of Kansas Ombuds Office will mark the second annual Ombuds Day with a public reception for the current and past faculty ombuds. Ombuds Day, which was created by the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section Ombuds...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — The University of Kansas and Lawrence Public Schools have expanded a partnership that will allow high school students to receive KU credit for classes they are taking in high school. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod appeared Monday at an event with...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kanas has named Jomella Watson-Thompson, associate professor of applied behavioral science, as director of the Center for Service Learning (CSL). Watson-Thompson comes into the role with deep...

Fri, 10/04/2019 — Since its launch in 2008, the KU Law Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) has provided free legal assistance to thousands of low-income patients at area hospitals while providing hands-on training to law students. Lou Mulligan, Earl B. Shurtz...

Fri, 10/04/2019 — The University of Kansas has announced the June, July and August 2019 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: JUNE Name: Clint Johnston Title: Painter senior, Facilities Services What that means: Clint Johnston runs the spray booth in...

Thu, 10/03/2019 —  The Office of the Chancellor is now accepting nominations for the University Scholarly Achievement Award, which is a marquee award for the University of Kansas and a way to recognize standout researchers who embody KU's mission to make...

Thu, 10/03/2019 — When David Farber lived in Philadelphia, he met a crack dealer who sold the drug to a mostly homeless clientele outside the professor’s apartment. “I literally talked to him 20 times when he was selling crack 30 feet from where I was working,

Wed, 10/02/2019 — When Rosemarie Truglio was growing up in Hoboken, New Jersey, “Romper Room” was the closest thing to educational programming on television. Like other children across the country, she waited for the host of that "live kindergarten" program...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — For decades, statisticians, economists, philosophers and mathematicians have studied how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, and typically their analyses have focused on how to use probability theory from mathematics to harness this...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — After five consecutive years of growth, enrollment at the University of Kansas fell slightly this year, according to annual data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 28,423 students enrolled across all campuses, a decrease of...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — The number of students who speak English as a second or an additional language is on the rise in the United States. Yet not all new teachers moving into their first classrooms have worked with diverse student populations. University of Kansas...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — Kansas Public Radio has a new director of classical music.  Cordelia Brown, longtime “Evening Classical” host and listener favorite, has taken over for Michael Keelan, who brought exceptional music knowledge and helped pioneer KPR’s...

Tue, 10/01/2019 —  In one of the first cases of its upcoming term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a transgender woman who was fired from her job and determine if Title VII protects against discrimination against transgender individuals. A University...

Tue, 10/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – On her website, Mary Anne Jordan places her hand-dyed, quilted and stitched fiber artwork into three categories: Flags, Rags and Signs. For the show opening Oct. 4 at the James May Gallery in Algoma, Wisconsin, the University of Kansas professor of visual art will exhibit artwork created in recent years as well as new work being shown for the first time. “I have two new large pieces,” she said. “They're 125 inches wide and 45 inches tall. So they're long and narrow. They're a kind of banner or flag. I have also completed several small works about 25 inches square that are composed of fabric remnants and scraps with intensive hand stitching.” Jordan

Tue, 10/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – At first, it might seem unlikely for two University of Kansas Department of Visual Art colleagues to show their work together. Marshall Maude, a ceramicist and associate professor of visual art, and Mary Anne Jordan, a textile artist and professor of visual art, make very different kinds of art. Maude’s West District kiln barn is dusty, sweaty and fiery, while Jordan’s Chalmers Hall textile studios are cool and airy as students work with fabrics, dyes and sewing machines. As he prepared a series of large vessels for their joint show opening Oct. 4 at the James May Gallery in Algoma, Wisconsin, Maude contemplated the similarities he sees in his and

Tue, 10/01/2019 — The Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Kansas will commemorate its 100-year anniversary this fall with the theme “One Hundred Years of Hispanism in Kansas and Beyond.” The celebration includes a two-day symposium and...

Mon, 09/30/2019 — Fifty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Sept. 20. Sheriff Randy Henderson, of the Reno County Sheriff’s Office, was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

Mon, 09/30/2019 — Women who were trailblazers in shaping the nation's laws will be the focus of a lecture by Genelle Belmas, University of Kansas associate professor of journalism. “Women Making (and Breaking) the Law” will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 in...

Mon, 09/30/2019 — that a smarter, savvier leader in tougher times might harness to even more devastating effect. That is the conclusion of the article “The Populist and Nationalist Roots of Trump’s Rhetoric” in the fall 2019 edition of the journal...


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