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Tue, 06/13/2017 — Popular culture for several decades has focused on the ancient Minoan culture on Crete as a matriarchy, despite skepticism from the academic world. A University of Kansas researcher, however, in a recent publication has analyzed several pieces...

Tue, 06/13/2017 — Robert Cobb wore many hats during his time at the University of Kansas, ranging from professor of English to Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to executive vice chancellor. Cobb died June 7 in Kansas City, Kansas, at age...

Tue, 06/13/2017 — The public is invited to the semi-annual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17. The tour will take place rain or shine. Directions and map are available online. The garden,...

Mon, 06/12/2017 — Three projects were selected to receive the 2017 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research award. Two projects will be conducted by faculty in the Department of Phamaceutical Chemistry and one by a faculty member of the Department of Pharmacology and...

Fri, 06/09/2017 — Despite Thursday's surprising vote that stripped British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party of a parliamentary majority, she is seeking to build a coalition with a small Northern Irish party. A University of Kansas researcher who...

Thu, 06/08/2017 — University of Kansas International Programs recently awarded 15 travel grants totaling $22,060 to KU faculty members and graduate students to support their work abroad. Competitively awarded funds went to faculty and graduate students in the...

Thu, 06/08/2017 — The University of Kansas has a new leader to help students and families finance a KU education. Angela Karlin began her duties as assistant vice provost and director of financial aid and scholarships June 5. “Angela is a seasoned financial...

Thu, 06/08/2017 — A major financial operation at the University of Kansas is going cashless with the start of the new fiscal year. That’s right — greenbacks, Benjamins, C-notes, Hamiltons, Lincolns and bucks will no longer be accepted when Student Account...

Thu, 06/08/2017 — After the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria took responsibility this week for attacks in Iran, it marked the fourth major terrorist attack in recent weeks after Manchester, London and in the Philippines. International news reports have speculated...

Thu, 06/08/2017 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved 46 sabbaticals for the following faculty at the University of Kansas, Lawrence Campus: Helen Alexander, ecology & evolutionary biology, fall 2017 Mazhar Arikan, business, spring 2018 William Barnett, economics, fall 2017 Margaret Bayer, mathematics, fall 2017 Shawn Bitters, visual art, fall 2017 Justin Blumenstiel, ecology & evolutionary biology, spring 2018 Kristin Bowman-James, chemistry, spring 2018 Jacquelene Brinton, religious studies, academic year 2017-2018 Matthew Burke, visual art, fall 2017 Robert DeYoung, business, spring 2018 Changming Duan, educational psychology, academic year 2017-2018

Wed, 06/07/2017 — A celebration of the re-imagined “Pollinators” mural commissioned by the Spencer Museum of Art will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9,  at 888 New Hampshire St. The public can enjoy music, refreshments and remarks from lead...

Wed, 06/07/2017 — You’ve driven a car a million times, so nothing here should be too different. Just climb into the Acura, buckle up, throw it in “drive” and stomp on the gas. It’s just like any vehicle, except — whoa! At once familiar and yet fully...

Tue, 06/06/2017 — A University of Kansas researcher has received a $70,000 grant to study the effect of school funding on the racial achievement gap. Emily Rauscher, assistant professor of sociology, earned the award as one of 30 postdoctoral fellows from across...

Tue, 06/06/2017 —  At some point in every student’s life, he or she will be asked about career plans. At the same time, there is a growing national need to improve career readiness for young people, while recruiting talented individuals to careers in science,...

Tue, 06/06/2017 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 62 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 77 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Chancellor...

Mon, 06/05/2017 — A $400,000 gift from a University of Kansas alumna who devoted decades of her life to acting and volunteering with the Lawrence Community Theatre will benefit the KU School of Music and the Department of Dance. The bequest from the estate of...

Mon, 06/05/2017 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, or UGRAs. Recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.  “We know that summer is a great time for...

Mon, 06/05/2017 — LAWRENCE – Faculty contributions in research, teaching and mentoring were recognized this spring with a series of awards from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. The prizes acknowledge outstanding professors for commitment to advising and teaching of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as community engaged research. Community Engaged Scholarship Award  The Community Engaged Scholarship Award is given to a faculty member whose scholarship actively collaborates with a community partner through the creation and dissemination of knowledge. At the same time, such work contributes to the scholar’s discipline and strengthens

Mon, 06/05/2017 — Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants lately have grappled with issues of diversity and gender equity. According to national news reports, a recent diversity report compiled for the social networking giant found that women account for 17...

Fri, 06/02/2017 — LAWRENCE – Projects that have reached Kansans from Garden City to Wyandotte County have garnered recognition for three University of Kansas faculty who won this year’s Steeples Service to Kansans Award. The Steeples award honors faculty contributions to the people of Kansas through teaching and research. This year’s recipients are Mary Banwart, director of the Institute for Leadership Studies and associate professor of communication studies; Jennifer Ng, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies; and Sean Smith, professor of special education. Banwart is the founder and director of the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute. Each year, the


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