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Thu, 04/20/2017 — Featuring music by Mozart and the legendary pursuits and ultimate decline of Don Juan, “Don Giovanni” is widely regarded as the greatest opera ever composed. The KU School of Music and University Theatre partner on this beloved opera...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — Marilyn Ortega, doctoral student in American studies, has been selected as a National Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Pre-doctoral Fellow for 2017. HWW is a consortium of humanities centers at 15 research universities throughout the Midwest and...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art will host Kansas City–based artist Mark Southerland as a Rocket Grants Resident Artist for a series of musical performances beginning Wednesday, April 26. Southerland’s residency is in conjunction with the 20th...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – A question that has eluded scientists for 200 years will be the object for study for a University of Kansas chemistry professor who received a prestigious award from the National Science Foundation. Marco Caricato, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for his research proposal “First Principles Evaluation of Optical Activity in Solids.” The award is the highest honor given by the NSF to young researchers. Caricato will focus on chiral solids and their interaction with light, an effect known as optical activity. Chiral molecules and solids are

Thu, 04/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – Beth Bailey, Foundation Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Kansas, has been elected to the Society of American Historians, the field’s most distinguished society.  Founded in 1939, the Society of American Historians promotes literary distinction in the writing and presentation of American history. Its nearly 400 members are academic historians and professional writers working in many different genres, all united by their commitment to present history with “vividness, clarity, empathy, narrative power and explanatory force.” Novelist Margaret Atwood and filmmaker Ken Burns are both members of this invitation-only society.  A

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The University of Kansas Postdoctoral Association (KUPA) will host the fifth-annual research symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. The symposium, supported by the Office of Research, will feature a keynote talk, research...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — Students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will participate later this month in the Mid-Continent Conference Steel Bridge Competition at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The competition, set for April 20-22,

Thu, 04/20/2017 — Economists generally term the mid-1980s up to 2007 the "Great Moderation" as the reduction in economic volatility, possibly due to greater independence of central banks and other factors, was believed to have lasted longer than any prior period.

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The 20th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the Kansas Union.  "The symposium is KU's premiere celebration of the excellent research, scholarship and creative works completed by KU...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Business will honor Gary Padgett and Mike Thompson with its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. Padgett and Thompson are set to receive the award for their dedication to business excellence, community service and...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — 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. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women. “These...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Mary Hill, a professor in the Department of Geology, has established the Mary C. Hill Research Fund for Women in the Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The fund will provide...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — LAWRENCE – More than 2,600 listeners helped Kansas Public Radio conclude a record spring membership drive earlier this month. The drive came shortly after the announcement of a permanent $200,000 reduction in university support, the second phase in a two-year series of cuts that began with a $100,000 reduction in funding during the current fiscal year – the result of state cuts to higher education. Kansas Public Radio added an extra day to its yearly spring membership drive, and after nine days of on-air fundraising ended the drive with $422,891 in pledges. On April 7, KPR wrapped up the Campaign for Excellence 2017, with pledges from 2,601 listener-members. The

Wed, 04/19/2017 — On Saturday, April 22, a "March for Science" is taking place in the nation’s capital with satellite events planned in more than 500 cities around the United States and around the world. Organizers describe the event as “the first step of a...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — A group of scientists offers photographic proof of climate change using images of retreating glaciers in a new paper, “Savor the Cryosphere,” appearing in GSA Today, a peer-reviewed publication of the Geological Society of America. Along...

Wed, 04/19/2017 —  Electronic cigarettes have gained rapidly in popularity in recent years, with vaping stores popping up in cities across the country and advertisements touting them as a good-tasting way to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. A University of...


Tue, 04/18/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize 10 individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 21, as part of KU's Earth Day festivities. The event will take place at 3:30 p.m. on the...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — British Prime Minister Theresa May in a surprise move Tuesday called for a general election three years ahead of schedule. According to international news reports, May's call for a snap election on June 8 is an apparent effort to seek more...

Tue, 04/18/2017 — International election monitors have heavily criticized Turkish election officials for their conduct in the weekend referendum that granted exclusive powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A University of Kansas researcher of international...


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