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Tue, 09/18/2018 — The University of Kansas community is saddened to announce the death of Professor Emeritus Ron Francisco at the age of 70 after a long illness. He was with his family in Oklahoma.   Francisco was a noted scholar of protest, repression and...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — The University of Kansas has gained international attention with its work in student-centered learning over the past five years. That leadership will be on display this week as instructors and administrators from a dozen research universities...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — People who feel anxious surrounding mass shootings tend to abandon their political ideology on typically divided issues, according to a study by two University of Kansas professors. Yet policymakers — especially those seeking gun law reforms...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Marta Caminero-Santangelo, professor of English and director of the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Tamara Falicov, professor of film & media studies and...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — A scholar with extensive experience working with Native American students will give a talk on how universities can collaborate with tribal communities to meet their research interests. Ed Galindo, faculty member at the University of Idaho and...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — The University of Kansas will host a career readiness workshop for alumni of the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Approximately 55 participants from across the Midwest will learn how to connect their...

Mon, 09/17/2018 — All University of Kansas faculty, staff and students are invited to attend ongoing campus budget conversations for the Lawrence campus. These conversations, led by Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, are an opportunity to...

Mon, 09/17/2018 — The Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas has been selected to be part of a $27 million federal grant to help schools across the state boost language and literacy skills for struggling readers. The grant was awarded by the...

Mon, 09/17/2018 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the student-led Homecoming Steering Committee have named Howard and Debra Cohen of Leawood as winners of this year’s Rich and Judy Billings Spirit of 1912 Award. The annual award recognizes...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — The Freeman Foundation has awarded the Spencer Museum of Art $437,261 to develop a K-12 outreach program focused on Asian art. Through this two-year grant, the Spencer Museum will partner with Salina Arts & Humanities to create educational...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — KU Libraries, in partnership with Lawrence Public Library, are pleased to announce an exciting series of local screenings and discussions inspired by PBS's “The Great American Read” that will highlight the expertise of five KU faculty...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — The first French Fulbright student to pursue a business degree in 1952 will return to the University of Kansas next week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Franco-U.S. Fulbright relationship. Jean Choplin is a co-founder of AIESEC, an...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — As the new school year begins, 11 high school science teachers across Kansas are stepping into their classrooms with new knowledge and skills, gained at the University of Kansas, to share with their students. They spent a week together this...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — Neal Kingston, University Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology & Research, will make a public presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 18, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. He is the second of...

Thu, 09/13/2018 — A University of Kansas urban planning researcher who has researched long-term risks and natural disasters in the North Carolina region is available to discuss the potential effects of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to hit the East Coast...

Thu, 09/13/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) received word it would be recognized for outstanding public service education, given by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration at its...

Thu, 09/13/2018 — Paul Ortiz, associate professor of history at the University of Florida, will give a lecture based on his book "An African American and Latinx History of the United States" (Beacon Press) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Hall Center...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Galaxies like our own Milky Way are factories that use gravity to fashion new stars out of molecular hydrogen gas. “The Milky Way is turning gas into stars at about an average of the mass of the sun every year,” said Gregory Rudnick,...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Professor Cheryl Conrad, assistant vice president of research development and research integrity officer at Arizona State University, will make a public presentation Friday, Sept. 14, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Killing more than 115 Americans every day, the opioid epidemic has become one of our nation’s foremost health crises. This year’s Kansas Law Review Symposium will bring together scholars of varying backgrounds to explore legal issues and...


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