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Fri, 03/29/2019 — Researchers from the University of Kansas have teamed up with corrections and social service agencies in the state’s most populous county to improve outcomes and make life better for area residents. In a pilot program, the Kansas Institute...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) Vice Chancellor David Cook has announced the appointment of Stuart Day, KU professor of Spanish, as KUEC’s new associate vice chancellor. “I’m incredibly excited,” Cook said. “I’ve had the...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — Native American parents of young children are invited to a workshop Tuesday, April 2, in Mayetta to help foster the health and development of Native American children from local tribal communities. The program is part of a partnership between...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — A study to be published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers a scientific first: a detailed snapshot of the terrible moments right after the Chicxulub impact — the most cataclysmic event known to have befallen...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — The University of Kansas will recognize and celebrate graduate students during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 1-5, and throughout the month of April. Graduation Student Appreciation Week highlights the contributions of...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — Five University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2019-2020 academic year. Faculty members Peter Bobkowski,...

Thu, 03/28/2019 —  McClatchy and Google have announced they will partner to launch a new mode of digital news outlets in underserved communities across the country. The newspaper and technology companies said they plan to experiment with pop-up digital...

Thu, 03/28/2019 — The University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 78 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2019 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes...

Wed, 03/27/2019 — Three University of Kansas School of Law alumni will receive the law school’s highest honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, this year. Minnesota Management & Budget Office Commissioner Myron Frans, former AT&T Senior Vice President...

Wed, 03/27/2019 — The team of senior Jacob Hegna, Overland Park, and sophomore Nate Martin, Lansing, advanced to the Final Four at the 73rd National Debate Tournament held March 21-25 at the University of Minnesota. It marks the 17th time KU Debate has placed a...

Tue, 03/26/2019 — As director of the forthcoming University Theatre production of the new play “Sycorax,” Associate Professor of Theatre Jane Barnette will get to indulge in her fascination for – and ongoing research into – how witches are depicted on...

Tue, 03/26/2019 — Two University of Kansas professors have been named fellows in an organization of the nation’s top medical and biological engineering researchers. KU researchers Steven Soper, a Foundation Distinguished Professor with appointments in the KU...

Mon, 03/25/2019 — LAWRENCE – Explore the artists, meanings and stories behind the state’s rich collection of public murals with Kansas artist Dave Loewenstein at a talk next month at Lawrence Public Library. The University of Kansas Humanities Program, KU Department of Visual Art and the public library will host “If These Walls Could Talk: Kansas Murals” at 7 p.m. April 2. The event is free and open to the public. Loewenstein will explore the history of murals and examine the efforts that go into capturing a community’s story in public art. From the iconic John Steuart Curry murals in the Kansas Statehouse to the post office murals of the New Deal, these works tell us much

Mon, 03/25/2019 — Herman Cain will deliver the 50th Anniversary J.A. Vickers Sr. and Robert F. Vickers Sr. Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. April 10 at Capitol Federal Hall. The lecture is presented by the University of Kansas School of Business and will take place in...

Mon, 03/25/2019 —   First-year engineering students who gravitate toward progressive ideas, including about gender equity in the workplace, tend to drink less alcohol, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. The findings could inform efforts to...

Mon, 03/25/2019 — The University of Kansas Department of African & African-American Studies and the KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures announce creation of a new minor track. Beginning in August 2019, students can earn a minor in African &...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Law team was crowned as the national champion of this year’s National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.  Chris Carey, of Westwood Hills, and Maria Drouhard, of Green Bay,...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — The influence of the gut microbiome on human health? That’s become mainstream news. But zoom out on this idea now and consider the land we live on. Scientists believe there’s a strong parallel with the community of soil microorganisms —...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Dan Gailey, was selected as one of six collegiate big bands internationally to perform in the 49th annual Next Generation Jazz Festival this April. Presented by the Monterey Jazz Festival, the event, which runs from April 5 to 7, brings together more than 1,300 of the nation’s top middle school, high school and college student musicians. It features more than 100 big bands, combos, vocals ensembles, vocal soloists, conglomerate bands and special guests. Finalists are selected through recorded auditions that are reviewed by a panel of nationally renowned jazz educators. The winning ensembles from each

Fri, 03/22/2019 — More than 140 University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2018 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students from...


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