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Mon, 02/11/2019 —  For several decades, federal policymakers have pushed for education in America to be a more scientific endeavor. Researchers have sought to improve all aspects of education, but little attention has been paid to the experiences of educators...

Fri, 02/08/2019 — More than 6,100 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2018 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Fri, 02/08/2019 — A new art event at the University of Kansas, titled [show your work], offers a weeklong opportunity for KU students and affiliates to exhibit and document their work in the Art + Design Gallery. Space is limited and reserved for a 1-2 day...

Fri, 02/08/2019 — A University of Michigan-Dearborn scholar and author will present “If the Walls Could Speak: Inside a Women's Prison in Communist Poland” for the Spring 2019 Oswald P. Backus/Anna Cienciała Memorial Lecture. The event will take place at 5...

Thu, 02/07/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business, the Langston Hughes Center and Kansas Athletics will present “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports” at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Burge Union. The fifth annual event will...

Thu, 02/07/2019 — A $2 million gift from the Silicon Valley financial technology company Ripple will support a comprehensive University of Kansas program to research technologies related to blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. The gift, which will...

Wed, 02/06/2019 — The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) — recently designated a 2018-2022 National Resource Center by a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education — has announced the first round of awardees for the sought-after...

Wed, 02/06/2019 — Reported crimes are down on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus, according to statistics released today by the KU Public Safety Office. KU Public Safety took reports of 619 criminal offenses on campus in 2018, which is an 8 percent...

Tue, 02/05/2019 — A University of Kansas geologist’s work in the remote High Arctic of Norway has exposed the startling global spread of antibiotic-resistant microbes — including multidrug-resistant “superbugs” — that could have dire implications for...

Tue, 02/05/2019 — LAWRENCE – Are you a Kansas, Missouri or Illinois resident? Do you make less than $54,000 per year? Do you not itemize your deductions? If the answer to each of these questions is “yes,” then you are eligible to receive free tax preparation services. Each spring, law students from the University of Kansas provide free federal and state tax preparation services to those who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This year’s program runs from Feb. 20 through April 15. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service. U.S. resident taxpayers may prepare and

Tue, 02/05/2019 — Through the Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Fund, graduate students on the KU Lawrence and Edwards campuses presented their research at professional conferences and events across North America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and...

Tue, 02/05/2019 —  Senior citizens and minority communities are the most common targets for online scams such as phishing and identity theft. These groups stand to benefit the most from digital literacy, yet they often have the lowest levels of knowledge in these...

Mon, 02/04/2019 — It’s no accident that so much of the propaganda film, photography and artwork from the Nazi regime features automobiles, airplanes and other modes of movement. “They were obsessed,” said Andrew Denning, assistant professor of history at...

Fri, 02/01/2019 — The Office of Graduate Studies invites the University of Kansas community to nominate faculty, staff and graduate students for awards that recognize exceptional efforts in teaching, mentoring and service. Award recipients will be honored at the...

Fri, 02/01/2019 — Feb. 1, 1902. And while the date is unquestioned, the year is. Just last year, digital scholarship revealed Hughes was almost certainly born a year earlier, in 1901. That’s just one of the developments that a consortium of scholars,...

Thu, 01/31/2019 — A veteran flamenco dancer and innovator in the international performing arts scene, Belén Maya examines race, identity, migration, domestic abuse and cultural traditions through her original theatre dance work, “Romnia.” “Romnia” will...

Thu, 01/31/2019 — The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment will launch its spring seminar series with a talk by University of Kansas alumnus Stephen Higgins at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Higgins,...

Thu, 01/31/2019 — The 11th annual Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series returns next month with renowned legal expert and activist Fatima Goss Graves. Goss Graves will present “No Going Back: Why Title IX Matters to You” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the...

Thu, 01/31/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has announced a new Center for Community Engagement & Collaboration (CCEC). Housed jointly within the school’s Office of Research and its instructional programs, the center’s two...

Wed, 01/30/2019 — Walter Mosley, novelist and social commentator, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Kansas Memorial Union Ballroom. “Political Optimism in the Age of Trump” is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will take place after...


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