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Mon, 12/03/2018 — The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration has awarded a five-year, $700,000 university center grant to the University of Kansas. Together with an equal match by KU donors and time commitments by faculty and program...

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Mon, 12/03/2018 — The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its 10-member panel for the 2018 Post-Election Conference. The conference is set for 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5., and 9:30 a.m.-noon Thursday, Dec. 6. Both sessions...

Mon, 12/03/2018 —  University of Kansas researchers have secured grant funding that will allow them to develop virtual reality technology to help students with high-functioning autism and learning disabilities learn social competencies and apply them to their...

Sat, 12/01/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a special memorial display honoring the legacy of former President George H.W. Bush and his relationship with former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole. Guests will also be able to sign a memorial book and share their condolences. The book will be presented to the Bush family. The display will be available to the general public beginning at noon Monday, Dec. 3. Admission to the Dole Institute is free and open to the public. Bush, 94, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, at his home in Houston. He was a World War II veteran and public servant, spending time as a Texas congressional representative, U.S.

Fri, 11/30/2018 — University Honors Program students will present research from their first-year seminars to faculty and peers this weekend, covering a broad range of topics in the sciences and humanities. The seminar symposium will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m....

Fri, 11/30/2018 — This week, the University of Kansas will host its first Fall Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Thirty students will present their research from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The poster session is sponsored by...

Thu, 11/29/2018 — Rodolfo Torres, University Distinguished Professor of mathematics, will give a luncheon presentation Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the American Mathematical Society-Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (AMS-MSRI) congressional briefing on Capitol...

Thu, 11/29/2018 — Harry Parker, chair of Texas Christian University’s Department of Theatre, is the inaugural Ronald A. Willis Scholar/Artist as named by the University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance. This position, made possible by the Ronald A....

Wed, 11/28/2018 — An individual with more than 15 years of experience at the University Press of Kansas has been selected to be the publishing house’s next leader. Conrad Roberts, who had been serving as interim director and business manager since September...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — A few years ago, Barney Warf wondered why no geographer yet had undertaken a major study of corruption. The geography professor at the University of Kansas said his field is uniquely well-suited to the study of fraudulent, dishonest or criminal...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — After an upsurge in earthquakes was attributed to nearby underground disposal of wastewater during a south-central Kansas oil boom, wastewater injection was scaled back and the seismicity subsided. Then, unexpectedly, earthquake activity picked...

Tue, 11/27/2018 —  Big data and robot lawyers revolutionizing the legal profession may sound like something out of a law student’s abandoned side novel, but it’s real and happening now in law firms and courtrooms around the world. A new class at the...

Tue, 11/27/2018 — Someday in the not-too-distant future, the person delivering a package to your front door might not be a person at all. Instead, a driverless van might pull up in front of your house, the back doors open, and a robotic arm hands out that book...

Tue, 11/27/2018 — Conventional wisdom deems that firms investing in research and development, or R&D, activities in countries lacking strong intellectual property rights protection are exposing themselves to unnecessary risk. "In our research, we discover a...

Tue, 11/27/2018 — An engineering department chair from the University of Florida is the final of three candidates who will take part in on-campus interviews for dean of the school. David Hahn, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace...

Sun, 11/25/2018 — The University of Kansas will begin a search for a new dean of the School of Pharmacy. Kenneth Audus has announced he will not seek reappointment at the conclusion of his current term, which ends in June 2019. “We are so appreciative of the...

Wed, 11/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – For a guy who opposes the sacralization of the 20th century poet, playwright and musician Federico Garcia Lorca, a University of Kansas professor of Spanish sure has a lot to say about him. “Lorca’s Legacy: Essays in Interpretation” (Routledge, 2018) is Jonathan Mayhew’s second book about Lorca, following “Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch,” (University of Chicago Press, 2009). And as for the third book he mentions in the introduction to the current one, tentatively titled “Lorca, the Fractured Subject?,” he has since decided to put that off and instead begin work on a book on musical interpretations of Lorca. But we’re getting ahead of

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Efforts to modernize and upgrade educational practices can sometimes deliver unintended consequences. A University of Kansas researcher will examine these findings and offer steps forward during his inaugural distinguished professor...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Sixty-five senior faculty members at the University of Kansas are pursuing the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program announced in August by Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez. The program, part of the university’s...


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