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Tue, 02/13/2018 — A University of Kansas urban planning researcher has received a prestigious National Science Foundation grant to study local decision-making aimed at mitigating natural hazards and damages due to disasters, such as flooding and hurricanes. The...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — LAWRENCE – As tax season gets underway, two University of Kansas groups are offering free tax preparation services for those who qualify. School of Law students with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will prepare returns for taxpayers who are residents of Kansas, Missouri or Illinois; who earn less than $54,000 per household per year; and who do not itemize their deductions. The program runs from Feb. 21 through April 16. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare and electronically file their federal and state tax returns for

Mon, 02/12/2018 — As a response to accounting and corporate scandals of the 1990s, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 led to a greater demand for auditing services, even for companies that did not fall under the purview of the new rules, according to a recent study...

Mon, 02/12/2018 — In recent decades the field of evolutionary psychology has — though not without controversy — become popular as a means to understand thinking and decision-making. Works by author Steven Pinker and others have examined how selective...

Mon, 02/12/2018 — Student researchers from the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will present projects this week as part of Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. Students will join their peers from other Kansas Board of Regents public...

Mon, 02/12/2018 — In February and March, the Kansas Biological Survey will host a series of free public forums at four Douglas County locations. One forum each will be held in Baldwin City, Lawrence, Eudora and Lecompton. The first, at the Lumberyard Arts Center...

Mon, 02/12/2018 —  Spend any time online or browsing social media, and you’re likely to come across branded video content. Advertisers and marketers want people to not only see their content but to enjoy it so much that they share it with their friends. A new...

Fri, 02/09/2018 — The University of Kansas Office of Research seeks nominations for the 2018 Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, which are the highest honors for faculty accomplishments in research, scholarship and creative activity.  In 1981,...

Thu, 02/08/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, along with the Latinx Studies Initiative, will host a mental health symposium to support students — particularly minorities and those affected by recent U.S. policy...

Thu, 02/08/2018 — University of Kansas seniors Quaram Robinson and Will Katz ended the regular season as the top-ranked individual team in the country in the final College Debate Ratings. Robinson, of Round Rock, Texas, and Katz, of Topeka, competed at five...

Wed, 02/07/2018 — LAWRENCE – People who have been arrested or convicted of crimes often face barriers to employment, housing or other opportunities – even long after they have served their sentences. The University of Kansas School of Law Legal Aid Clinic/Douglas County Legal Aid Society Inc. will host a free clinic this weekend to help people who find themselves in this situation get a fresh start. The “Clean Slate” Expungement Clinic will run from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen (LINK), First Christian Church, 221 W. 10th St. The clinic will overlap with LINK’s community meal, served from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. that day. An

Wed, 02/07/2018 — The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics has announced the recipients of two grants related to the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1917. The institute has awarded an archival fellowship to author...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — A gift commitment of more than $1 million from KU alumna Tracy Ashlock will establish a travel fund for environmental studies students at the University of Kansas. Ashlock said the environment has always been one of her interests, starting when...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — Diversity has long been a hot term on university campuses. But ask different people what diversity means, and answers will vary. A recent study by a University of Kansas professor finds that diversity is viewed with a broad, all-encompassing...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — This spring marks the 12th semester of Red Hot Research at KU. This series for KU researchers features five short presentations from across the university in an effort to share work among colleagues. Through this series, 218 faculty members and...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — Illustrating the current market volatility, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and other U.S. stock markets whipsawed between gains and losses Tuesday. This follows last Friday's steep drop and Monday's record 1,175-point dip. University of...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — Some years are more momentous than others. 1968. 1776. 1492. Just mentioning them brings to mind major historic events. In his new book, “Shakespeare’s London 1613” (Manchester University Press, 2017), University of Kansas Professor...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — Historians agree that the failure of Tsar Alexander II’s Great Reforms of 1861-1874 put into motion events that set the stage for the Russian Revolution years later. Now a new book attempts to quantify the effect of this national, political...

Tue, 02/06/2018 — Cultural performances and games from around the world will highlight the third annual International Jayhawk Festival, which will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in Daisy Hill Commons. The festival celebrates the global community at KU and the...

Mon, 02/05/2018 — An extraordinary new species of arachnid, resembling a spider with a tail, has been discovered in amber from Myanmar (formerly Burma), of mid-Cretaceous age, around 100 million years ago. The finding is described in a paper appearing in Nature...


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