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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 — 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...

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)

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,...

Fri, 04/06/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Dance will host its annual spring performance, showcasing pieces including ballet, swing and hip-hop. University Dance Company 2018 Concert performances will be at 7:30 p.m. April 19-20 and 2 p.m. April 21...

Fri, 04/06/2018 — Kenneth Pink, deputy chief information officer and associate director of information technology at the University of Utah, will make a public presentation next week as a candidate for the chief information officer at the University of...

Fri, 04/06/2018 — KU Libraries will host a presentation by David Bergeron, professor emeritus of English, and Jonathan Lamb, assistant professor of English, from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Kenneth Spencer Research Library. A reception and conversation will...

Fri, 04/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Natural History Museum invites the public to advocate for science outreach and education at Stand Up for Science, a fundraising event for the museum at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. The freewheeling science carnival includes demonstrations and hands-on activities, local food and drink, live music and opportunities to support the museum through silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50 for general admission and include samples of Free State beer, wine and foods from Port Fonda, Merchants Pub & Plate, Hy-Vee, Maceli’s Banquet Hall & Catering and Lawrence Beer Co. Tickets are available

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...

Thu, 04/05/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has joined Lawrence Public Schools (USD 497) to co-host the inaugural EDTalks! Research & Teaching Festival. The event, celebrating the collaboration between the two organizations, will be...

Thu, 04/05/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries, in partnership with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, will host “Rescue the Evidence,” a presentation by Susan Goldstein Snyder. Snyder is a curator at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which...

Thu, 04/05/2018 — The tight-knit group of four friends had already been through a lot together at the University of Kansas, from late-night organic chemistry study sessions to rigorous class schedules and meals out during their free time. Now, they’ve all been...

Thu, 04/05/2018 — Challenges to U.S. liberalism posed by the refugee crisis from Central America will be the topic of the 2018 George and Eleanor Woodyard Lecture at the University of Kansas.  María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, professor with the Department...

Thu, 04/05/2018 — The Hall Center for the Humanities will feature a diverse lineup of authors, journalists and academics for its 2018-19 Humanities Lecture Series. Speakers in the coming academic year will focus on topics ranging from Latinos and immigration...

Wed, 04/04/2018 — Kansas oil production decreased in 2017 even as oil prices increased, according to estimates from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas. Natural gas production fell as gas prices remained low and output in the state’s...

Wed, 04/04/2018 — In this age of social media and electronic communication, many people receive and share their news via social media. But a new study shows that, when it comes to hyperlocal news, more people still tend to share the news they read via...

Wed, 04/04/2018 — The finance market turmoil that many analysts feared ahead of the 2016 election may only have been delayed, not avoided, according to a University of Kansas expert on finance and economics. Monday's 2.2 percent decline in the Dow and the even...


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