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Mon, 10/15/2018 — John Tibbetts’ long career as a journalist gave him entrée to some of the world’s most acclaimed artists and performers. His habit of making watercolor paintings of them and getting them to autograph the work endeared him to them even more.

Mon, 10/15/2018 — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded the Spencer Museum of Art a $406,542 Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge grant. To fulfill the NEH’s requirements, the Spencer Museum must raise $1.2 million in matching...

Mon, 10/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio ended another successful fall membership drive with 1,778 listener pledges, bringing in just over $327,000 and surpassing last year's campaign. KPR’s 10-day membership drive, known as Fall Fanfare, ran Sept. 19 through Sept. 28 with the help of more than 50 volunteers. In addition to $271,571 in listener pledges, KPR met $56,417 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation whose donation amount is dependent on the amount of money raised by listeners within a predetermined time slot. Often, challenge grants entail a 100 percent dollar-for-dollar match. KPR was able to cut seven hours from Fall Fanfare

Mon, 10/15/2018 — The names of 915 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 41 Kansas counties, 40 other states and 24 other countries and territories — have been announced by the University Registrar. Some graduates already have...

Mon, 10/15/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Professor Daniel Wann as keynote speaker at the third annual Mawson Scholar Speaker Series.  His lecture, “The ABCs of Sport Fandom: What We Know and Where...

Fri, 10/12/2018 — Multiple buildings on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus will be without water for approximately 11 hours Saturday, Oct. 13, as KU Facilities Services performs needed maintenance on the campus infrastructure. In addition to not having...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture for The Commons at 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Liberty Hall. Vargas’ presentation will focus on his work with undocumented immigrants in the United...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Academically exceptional students in Kansas City have a new way to get the most out of their college experience through the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) Honors Program, an extension of KU's top-ranked University Honors Program. All incoming KUEC...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Artists Ulrick Jean-Pierre, Adrian Stimson and Tina Takemoto will visit the Spencer Museum of Art Oct. 17–18 to give public performances and talks examining aspects of Haitian, Native American and queer social histories. All three artists are...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Wednesday's 3.3 percent decline in U.S. blue-chip stocks and the stock market remaining lower most of Thursday morning could potentially reflect a market correction, according to a University of Kansas economist. "The best way to think about...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — The University of Kansas Student Involvement & Leadership Center, Student Alumni Network and Center for Community Outreach will host KU’s second annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Adams Alumni Center parking lot, 1266...

Thu, 10/11/2018 — Eight cadets from the University of Kansas Army ROTC Jayhawk Battalion competed Oct. 7 in the Army Ten-Miler, the second-largest 10-mile race in the United States. The race is held annually in Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., with more...

Wed, 10/10/2018 —  When learning a new language, people often come across new sounds or unfamiliar grammar rules. So while they may be able to communicate with native speakers, incorrect pronunciation and grammar can result in negative perceptions or...

Wed, 10/10/2018 — A gift from the E. Eugene Carter Foundation establishes an annual opportunity award fund to benefit female Hispanic students in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas. The award will provide up to $20,000 per student annually to...

Wed, 10/10/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will honor former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker with the 2018 Dole Leadership Prize. Baker will accept the award at a public program at the institute at 2 p.m. Nov. 7. The program will be free and open to the public. A livestream of the event will be available at doleinstitute.org. “Jim Baker is an extraordinary leader,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “I had the chance to see his skill up close when he was President Reagan’s chief of staff. He went on to serve as secretary of the treasury and as secretary of state under President Bush. It is a great

Wed, 10/10/2018 —  As you read this, you’re likely online for one of two reasons: to get information, or to kill time, so you happened to come across this article. Whichever it was likely influenced whether you would have paid attention to the ads, were they on...

Tue, 10/09/2018 —         LAWRENCE – The new, all-digital Spanish language-learning program Contraseña (Password) co-created by Amy Rossomondo, University of Kansas associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese, is deeply informed by research in applied linguistics and the ethos of the open-access movement. And while it isn’t free, Contraseña is consciously low-cost. Students will pay no more than $75 per semester. What’s more, with the innovative methods employed, Rossomondo says, Contraseña users will achieve twice the learning and, not coincidentally, have twice the fun for half the cost of a traditional textbook. That value proposition, along with first-mover advantage

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Rob Riggle, one of the most recognizable Jayhawk alumni, will be honored this year with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. He will visit Lawrence in November to accept...

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Monarch Watch, based at the University of Kansas, will host a screening of the 2018 documentary "The Guardians," followed by a discussion with Orley "Chip Taylor," professor emeritus and director of Monarch Watch. The screening will take place...

Tue, 10/09/2018 — It likely will surprise many people today that the Republican Party decades ago took pride in crafting and passing significant environmental legislation, such as creating the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act, according to a...


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