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Tue, 03/14/2017 — Every March, millions of people turn their attention to filling out brackets for the NCAA basketball tournament, trying to predict who will make the Final Four. A University of Kansas professor has turned his statistical expertise toward the...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — The Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees invites the campus community to propose exceptional individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement, or service to humanity, to be awarded an honorary degree...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — How can a 19th-century Russian novel be made to seem relevant to a 21st-century audience of young Americans? Try relating the realist literary style of Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” to the reality television life of Kim Kardashian. Or...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — The same genotypes yield better or worse economic outcomes compared to one’s sibling, depending on parental income, according to a new study by a University of Kansas researcher.  The study's results suggest that children with sensitive...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — University of Kansas students can now download a free app to help stay safe on campus. The Rave Guardian mobile phone app includes real-time interactive features that enable students to connect with a network of friends, family and safety...

Mon, 03/13/2017 — LAWRENCE – Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Kansas, has received the 2017 Outstanding Public Educator Award, granted by the Horace Mann League of the USA. This award recognizes an outstanding national leader and advocate for his or her contributions to improving the nation’s public schools. The Horace Mann League, founded in 1922, exists to perpetuate the ideals of Horace Mann, the founder of the American public school system. Its basic purpose and activities are to strengthen public schools. More information about the league can be found here. The Outstanding

Sat, 03/11/2017 — The University of Kansas will host a speaker in the latest of a series of lectures related to commemorating 100 years since World War I. David Mould, professor emeritus of media arts and studies at Ohio University, will give a lecture titled...

Fri, 03/10/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music is selling three pianos to make room for new ones. The three Steinway B Model pianos have been used mostly by students and instructors in practice rooms in Murphy Hall, home of the KU School of Music. The pianos are being auctioned online at govdeals.com, a preferred vendor of KU Surplus that provides online auction services to various government agencies. Below are the direct links to the three pianos: 1926 Steinway B model 1950 Steinway B model 1918 Steinway B model The auction for each piano ends March 23. The pianos are being auctioned, not sold directly, because state property must be sold

Fri, 03/10/2017 — The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has given University of Kansas Department of Architecture associate professors Nils Gore and Shannon Criss and graduate student Matt Kleinmann one of its 2017 Collaboration Awards. It...

Fri, 03/10/2017 — Sacha Kopp, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Stony Brook University, will offer a public talk to address differences between communicating within the realm of academic research and contributing to public discourse, and ultimately,...

Fri, 03/10/2017 — University Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Jorge Soberón will deliver his inaugural lecture, “From Policy to Theory: Geographic Distribution of Species” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in Alderson Auditorium of...

Thu, 03/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Law team brought home second place after rising to compete in the final round of the 2017 National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition. KU law students Megan Carroll, of Wichita, and Bill Madden, of Topeka, placed second in the NNALSA competition held March 4-5 at the University of California-Los Angeles. Carroll also won the award for second-best oral advocate out of 128 competitors. Two additional KU teams competed at the event, including Will Easley, of Overland Park, and Nikki Marcotte, of Manhattan, as well as Nick Hayes, of Lawrence, and Ben Stringer, of Jacksonville, Florida. This is the

Thu, 03/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – While basketball teams from across the nation compete for a spot in the Final Four, another heated championship will be taking place at the University of Kansas, where the nation’s best collegiate debaters will compete in the 71st National Debate Tournament. This is the first time the tournament, March 24-27, will be hosted by KU. A total of 156 debaters, representing 44 universities, will vie for the championship at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The 78 teams will compete in eight preliminary rounds, then try to advance through five more elimination rounds to reach the final, championship round March 27. Since 1947, nearly 300 universities

Thu, 03/09/2017 — In sports, few things beat the excitement of a Cinderella team pulling off a buzzer beater to defeat a huge favorite in the NCAA Tournament. March Madness is even better when you can brag about doing well in the office pool when your co-workers...

Thu, 03/09/2017 — A $1.1 million gift from the estate of the late Marilyn Stokstad, distinguished professor emerita of art history, will provide support to the Spencer Museum of Art, the libraries and students at the University of Kansas. Stokstad, of Lawrence,...

Wed, 03/08/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of English will host author Karen Joy Fowler as the 2017 speaker for the Richard W. Gunn Lecture. Fowler will lecture on “Exploring and Expanding Gender in Speculative Fiction: The Tiptree Award at 25”...

Wed, 03/08/2017 — As perhaps the most influential written work of all time, replete with drama, the Bible has been an irresistible source of material for the Broadway stage. University of Kansas Department of Theatre Professor Henry Bial’s latest book,...

Wed, 03/08/2017 — It's scary, daunting and perhaps overwhelming to think about, but Oxford University researchers have estimated nearly half of U.S. jobs could become automated in the next 20 years. It's probably easy to just live in denial about robots taking...

Wed, 03/08/2017 — Stephen Baca’s path to earning a prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and becoming a world “authority of consequence” on the aquatic beetle family Noteridae was anything but a straight line. He grew up the...

Wed, 03/08/2017 — A new center serving University of Kansas students with ties to the military will celebrate its opening and renaming with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 9. The Student Veteran Center will also be renamed as the Lt. Gen....


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