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Thu, 04/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – Subini Annamma, assistant professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas, has been selected to receive the 2018-19 Ford Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship. Ford Foundation Fellowships support individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement and those committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level. Pre-doctoral, dissertation and postdoctoral fellowships are awarded annually in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation.  Through its fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase

Thu, 04/12/2018 — In this pulse-pounding rock musical adapted from a controversial 1891 play, young men and women struggle to define themselves within a repressive culture. A smash hit on Broadway and winner of eight Tony Awards, “Spring Awakening” resonates...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — In dark alleys of the Pacific and Indian oceans, new research shows some of the deadliest, armored fishes on the planet are packing switchblades in their faces. A study from the University of Kansas appearing in the journal Copeia details for...

Thu, 04/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and a brilliant, entertaining communicator of cutting-edge scientific concepts, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at the Burge Union. Greene’s lecture, titled “Big Science and the Future of Discovery,” is free and open to the public. Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, where he is also the director of the Center for Theoretical Physics. He has lectured at both a general and a technical level in more than 30 countries and on all seven continents, and he is widely regarded for a number

Thu, 04/12/2018 — The Jayhawk Motorsports team will unveil its new built-from-scratch cars at a public event in Downtown Lawrence later this month. The team — composed of students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering — designed and built...

Wed, 04/11/2018 —  You can call her a humanities evangelist. Nancy Jackson believes, contrary to certain national dialogues, that the humanities are vitally important to a vibrant society. She points especially to the nonprofit sector in the United States, which...

Wed, 04/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two years after it was filmed in this area and after a year of kudos on the film-festival circuit, the dramatic film “The Tree” is set to live on as an advocacy tool for the compassionate treatment of older people. Department of Theatre Lecturer Laura Kirk co-stars in the film and takes associate producer credit as well. In it, she plays Marge McMillan, the neighbor of the film’s 88-year-old protagonist, Dorothy Thorp, played by veteran Kansas City actress Joicie Appell. Kirk and her real-life husband, fellow actor Paul Fellers, play Thorp’s neighbors. They function in the story much as the protagonist’s adult children would – if she had any around –

Wed, 04/11/2018 — Sink or swim? The minds behind the University of Kansas entry in this month’s concrete canoe competition hope to do neither. Instead, they hope their entry will float and be fast, with a design that can impress judges and win races. “It's...

Wed, 04/11/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the third and final session of the 2017-2018 Strategies Event Series at 9 a.m. April 28 at the Edwards Campus. “The Shared Leadership Approach to Reaching a Collaborative Vision”...

Wed, 04/11/2018 — 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 women who, through their...

Tue, 04/10/2018 — More than 80 outstanding graduate students, as well as staff and faculty, will be recognized at the annual University of Kansas Graduate Awards Ceremony, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union....

Tue, 04/10/2018 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host the annual meeting of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC) from April 25-27. The conference will include public sessions with former U.S. Sen....

Tue, 04/10/2018 — Results of the 2017 National Assessment of Education Progress were released Tuesday, showing American fourth- and eighth-graders made little to no gains in reading and math since the last round of assessments in 2015. Among the results, students...

Tue, 04/10/2018 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 18th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Tue, 04/10/2018 —  Hashtags have guided the conversation on everything from lighthearted discussions between friends to international movements such as the Arab Spring. But if one were to study them, where would one start, and how would they find, store and...

Mon, 04/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas announced the addition of a public program on U.S. immigration policy this week. Titled “Pathways to Citizenship: Examining U.S. Immigration Policy,” the program is set for 7 p.m. April 18 at the Dole Institute. Guests for the panel discussion are W. Michael Sharma-Crawford, a Kansas City-based immigration attorney who has successfully argued cases before the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Board of Immigration Appeals, and Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Center of Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. The event is one of the institute’s biannual Student Advisory Board (SAB)

Mon, 04/09/2018 — The University of Kansas invites the public to celebrate the formal dedication of two new buildings on campus, Ritchie and Slawson halls, which together make up the Earth, Energy & Environment Center, located along Naismith Drive...

Mon, 04/09/2018 — People are staying in federally assisted housing for about six years, up from the average of 4 1/2 years 20 years ago, which is straining the federal rental assistance program's ability to serve families with children, according to a University...

Fri, 04/06/2018 — One thing about Matt McFarlane: He’s always known where he’s going. McFarlane was in elementary school when he decided he wanted to be an engineer. Now the Seattle native is nearing completion of his master’s degree at the University of...

Fri, 04/06/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences will offer the master's degree in sport management in a fully online delivery format, beginning in fall 2018. The program explores all facets of sport management,...


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