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Fri, 01/20/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Allan Cigler, a professor of political science who spent his entire career at KU. Cigler died Jan. 13 in Lawrence. He was 73. “Professor Cigler’s body of work as a researcher speaks for...

Fri, 01/20/2017 — In anticipation of a project tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2017, the city of Lawrence is installing temporary traffic-calming devices at the intersection of Naismith Drive and Crescent Road today. This irregular intersection is...

Thu, 01/19/2017 — TED Senior Fellow Jessica Green will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at The Commons in Spooner Hall. Her talk, “The Hidden City: Landscape, Urban Design, and the Microbial Universe,” will explore the...

Wed, 01/18/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Business, the Langston Hughes Center and Kansas Athletics will present “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The third annual event will feature a keynote address from Harry Edwards, sports sociologist and professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a panel discussion with former KU student-athletes.  Shawn Alexander, associate professor and graduate director of African & African-American studies and director of the Langston Hughes Center, said the popularity of sports can lead to conversations about

Wed, 01/18/2017 —  Immigration has been a hot topic throughout the recent presidential campaign and years prior. A University of Kansas professor and students have been working with Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas to learn from and help each other while...

Wed, 01/18/2017 — The creator of a nonprofit agency that recruits military veterans to provide disaster relief and humanitarian aid around the world will receive an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. William McNulty, an Iraq War veteran and...

Wed, 01/18/2017 — A clinical trial of book reading to help kindergarten children with Specific Language Impairment learn words has determined the number of times a child with SLI needs to hear a word to learn it: 36 times or exposures compared with 12 times for...

Wed, 01/18/2017 — As Turkish authorities have arrested an Uzbek man as the alleged gunman accused of killing 39 people on New Year's Day at an Istanbul nightclub, a University of Kansas researcher who studies Central Asia said it would be a mistake in response to...

Wed, 01/18/2017 — Growing up around Oklahoma City, David Mechem spent a lot of time scanning the skies. “We don’t have mountains or ocean there, but we do have the sky,” he said. “That’s our natural beauty. I was very interested in severe weather and...

Tue, 01/17/2017 — Maybe this Neanderthal was a rock hound? An international group that includes a University of Kansas researcher has discovered a brownish piece of split limestone in a site in Croatia that suggests Neanderthals 130,000 years ago collected the...

Tue, 01/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – New diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas will be the focus of the inaugural Student Summit hosted by the College. The summit will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Jan. 26 at The Commons. It will be live-streamed for viewers at the Edwards Campus and others who are unable to attend. The livestream will be available at http://college.ku.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion. In early fall 2016, the College introduced its plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. The plan covers many areas relating to student success and well-being. Students are encouraged to attend the summit to learn

Tue, 01/17/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Helmut Huelsbergen, professor emeritus of German. He died Jan. 5 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He was 87. “Professor Huelsbergen served KU well as a teacher and a scholar in his field...

Tue, 01/17/2017 — As Donald J. Trump prepares to officially become the nation's 45th president on Friday, Jan. 20, University of Kansas political, communications and economics experts are available to discuss issues surrounding the inauguration and transition to...

Tue, 01/17/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies will host speakers from programs as diverse as health and medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, and international and interdisciplinary studies. The Spring 2017...

Tue, 01/17/2017 — A University of Kansas professor will lead a project to create content transforming the Mississippi courtroom where Emmett Till’s murderers were acquitted in 1955 into an interactive history museum, using part of a half-million-dollar grant...

Fri, 01/13/2017 —  The Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case that has the potential to strengthen and clarify the rights of more than 6 million children with disabilities in the United States in relation to education. The case may require public...

Fri, 01/13/2017 — Eileen Battles, research project manager in GIS services at the Kansas Geological Survey, has received the fourth annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. The KGS is based at the University of Kansas. Battles is a member of the...

Thu, 01/12/2017 — A University of Kansas expert will use an upcoming public presentation to discuss ways that the U.S. Army has contributed to social change in America. Foundation Distinguished Professor of History Beth Bailey will deliver her inaugural...

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Wed, 01/11/2017 — A University of Kansas professor says that in his new book he has identified nothing less than “a new literary genre” that defines a hemispheric American national identity via cultural encounters generated by colonization, slavery and...


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