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Fri, 04/20/2018 — On March 29, 1878, Chancellor James Marvin canceled classes in order to celebrate the first campus Arbor Day. Students were encouraged to assist with planting nearly 300 trees across Mount Oread in an effort to reshape the pastoral landscape of...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — For the first time since the Cuban revolution, someone outside the Castro family will lead Cuba, though noticeable changes in the short term are unlikely for the island nation, according to a University of Kansas lecturer who has initiated a...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The KU Public Safety Office Emergency Management Department is hosting the final event in a “lunch and learn” lecture series about interdisciplinary issues within disasters and emergencies. KU professors and scholars will share their fresh...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — Tracey Funk received the good news in the middle of a Biology 152 lecture in Budig Hall, where she was serving as a teaching assistant. The junior from Topeka received the surprise announcement from friends at the Office of Fellowships: She was...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The task: To build a better buggy. That’s the goal of the Jayhawk Motorosports Baja team, a group of students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering. They’re nearing completion of a single-seat, off-road racing vehicle — what...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — LAWRENCE – Visual art students competing for annual scholarships will exhibit their work in a show April 29 at the University of Kansas. The exhibition is free, and the public is welcome. The exhibit will feature art from more than 50 undergraduate students who have spent the last year exploring and experimenting in various studio areas and are eligible for scholarships based on their creative merits and academic performance. “This show is a celebration of the year's deeply creative output and the talent and creative diversity of our students,” said Matt Burke, associate professor of visual art.    The exhibition begins with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. April 29

Thu, 04/19/2018 — University of Kansas Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Sierra Watt, a political science doctoral candidate with graduate certificates in women, gender & sexuality studies and indigenous studies. “The Political...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — Does seven days of living, breathing and sleeping design as a Jayhawk sound like the best summer vacation? Then, it’s time to register for the 2018 KU Design Camp.  KU Design Camp is a pre-college summer program offered to high school...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — The University of Kansas has two more members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences with the announcement that KU scholars Jorge Soberón and Robert Warrior were elected into its class of 2018. “Jorge Soberón and Robert Warrior are...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Service Learning (CSL) will host the third annual Service Celebration and Student Service Poster Showcase to recognize outstanding service at KU and in the Lawrence and Douglas County communities. The Service...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — Journalists from the Kansas City Star and the Cowley Courier Traveler are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — The diagnosis and treatment of multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting plasma cells, traditionally forces patients to suffer through a painful bone biopsy. During that procedure, doctors insert a bone-biopsy needle through an incision to get a bone...

Wed, 04/18/2018 — A $2 million gift from the Cray Medical Research Foundation of Atchison will establish a diabetes-focused professorship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. David Robbins, professor of medicine and director of the KU Diabetes...

Wed, 04/18/2018 —  For many years, the conventional wisdom held that if a corporation had a strong prior reputation, it could recover more quickly from a public relations crisis. New research from the University of Kansas has found that may no longer be the case.

Wed, 04/18/2018 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of former vice chancellor and longtime KU School of Pharmacy Dean Howard Mossberg. Mossberg died April 16 after a short illness. He was 85. He served as dean of the School of Pharmacy...

Wed, 04/18/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Business will honor Jerry Jennett and Robert “Bob” Taylor with its 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. Jennett and Taylor will receive the award for their dedication to business excellence, community service...

Tue, 04/17/2018 — Last weekend's U.S. missile strikes in Syria likely had added meaning than simply retaliating against Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons against his own people, according to a University of Kansas researcher of Russian foreign...

Tue, 04/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas students were among the top competitors at the 2018 Yale Hindi Debate. This marks the second year that KU has participated in the event, which draws a number of students from top national colleges and universities. Srishti Sharma, an Overland Park sophomore in business and health & exercise science, won the Yale Hindi debate in the “Heritage” category. Marie Hornung, an Overland Park sophomore in communications minoring in French, placed second in the “Non-Native, Non-Heritage” category. The students were chaperoned by Patrica Sabarwal, Hindi instructor at KU, and Deeplata Rahul, visiting Fulbright Scholar from India. Sharma

Tue, 04/17/2018 —  KU Recreation Services, together with the University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences and Amateur Sport Research Center, have announced the first Inclusive Recreation Extravaganza. The event will take place...

Tue, 04/17/2018 — Recent restrictions and funding limitations on women's health organizations in Texas increased driving distance to women's health centers and led to a 2.4 percent increase in the fertility rate for unmarried women, according to a study...


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