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Thu, 04/18/2019 — Editor John Freeman Stories of struggle and conflict appear in abundance in the 2019-2020 KU Common Book, "Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation." The collection, edited by John Freeman, features essays, short stories,

Thu, 04/18/2019 — With support from a two-year, $129,000 grant, the University of Kansas Libraries and the University Press of Kansas will convert out-of-print humanities texts into freely accessible digital resources. This project is part of the Humanities Open...

Wed, 04/17/2019 — Media and legal professionals in Kansas City will be able to hear from an Academy Award-winning screenwriter during the 32nd Annual Media & the Law Seminar. The seminar will be held May 2-3 at the Sheraton Hotel at Crown Center in Kansas City,

Wed, 04/17/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize five individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 19. The awards highlight outstanding leadership and creativity in addressing issues of...

Wed, 04/17/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business will honor Tom Bené and Frank Friedman with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. Bené and Friedman will receive the award for their dedication to business excellence, community service and...

Tue, 04/16/2019 — The University of Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR) has been designated the lead agency of the State Data Center for the state of Kansas. In this role, IPSR — under the leadership of Xan Wedel — will work with a...

Tue, 04/16/2019 — Faculty and student research across the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas received a $580,000 boost from the 2018-2019 Research Excellence Initiative awards. The Research Excellence Initiative supports faculty...

Tue, 04/16/2019 — Students will fan out across the University of Kansas Field Station this summer, carrying out experiments for their own ecological research. Their work covers subjects such as prairie restoration, prescribed fire monitoring, soil structure and...

Tue, 04/16/2019 —  As the media landscape continues to change across the country, more communities are finding themselves in news deserts, without the coverage where they once had thriving newspapers. Meanwhile, journalism students are looking to learn their...

Tue, 04/16/2019 — James Higdon dares to hope for another: that he will live long enough, and enough of Les Grandes Orgues (the Grand Organ) in the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris can be saved, that he can once again climb the worn stone steps to the steeply pitched...

Mon, 04/15/2019 — LAWRENCE – How, in the context of the Cold War, could America keep India from falling to communism? One way was by holding out a vision of better homes, and ergo better lives, for workers and others with low social standing. That’s just one thread that Farhan Karim, University of Kansas assistant professor of architecture & design, weaves into his new book, “Of Greater Dignity Than Riches: Austerity and Housing Design in India” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). An even more important thread is the uniquely Indian approach that seeks to turn a lack of resources into a good. In the book’s introduction, Karim calls it “the Gandhian political rhetoric of

Mon, 04/15/2019 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 19th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Mon, 04/15/2019 — Groundwater levels during 2018, on average, rose slightly or remained about even throughout most of western and central Kansas, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. “By and large, 2018 was a good year for...

Mon, 04/15/2019 — Three candidates will visit the University of Kansas in a bid to be the next dean of the School of Pharmacy. Members of the KU community are encouraged to attend public presentations during each candidate’s on-campus interview and provide...

Fri, 04/12/2019 — When Sam Steuart paid a brief visit to University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod’s office this week — ostensibly for a brief visit related to an upcoming presentation — the Topeka junior instead found balloons, cheers and hearty...

Fri, 04/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – Rita Blitt, award-winning painter, sculptor and filmmaker, will be recognized by the School of Education at the University of Kansas for her recent gift of original artwork now lining the halls of Joseph R. Pearson Hall. The reception will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the second-floor commons area of Joseph R. Pearson Hall. The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is not required to attend. Blitt, a lifelong philanthropist, often donates sets of her art to various organizations across the United States. In fall 2018, Blitt’s representative, Bill McDevitt, visited Joseph R. Pearson Hall in part of a search to identify a building on

Thu, 04/11/2019 — The University of Kansas debate squad won the National Sweepstakes Championship as the top program in the country for the 2018-19 season from the Cross Examination Debate Association. The top ranking is based on points accumulated by teams at...

Thu, 04/11/2019 — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. For the 50th anniversary of this prestigious honor, the ETC will celebrate...

Thu, 04/11/2019 — Climate change in Greenland and how it poses a threat to archaeological heritage will be explored in an upcoming presentation by Hans Harmsen, archaeologist and curator of the Greenland National Museum & Archives. Harmsen will present...

Thu, 04/11/2019 — LAWRENCE – The image of a Sudanese woman standing atop a car demanding the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir that went viral this week, drawing comparisons to Nubian queens and the Statue of Liberty, may have been the tipping point in this phase of the revolution, according an historian of Sudanese women’s fashions. “Her choice of clothing – her white cotton tobe and circular gold earrings – is understood as the national dress, so she represents everywoman,” says University of Kansas Associate Professor of History Marie Grace Brown, author of “Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan,” (Stanford University Press, 2017). “Precisely because it


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