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Thu, 01/25/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the fall 2017 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) graduates. The graduation ceremony took place Jan. 12 in the Griffith Room at the Oread Hotel in Lawrence. The 49 graduates come from various public sector organizations across Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, as well as nonprofit organizations. The fall 2017 session began in September, with cohorts meeting in Overland Park and Topeka. ELA is a program targeted to promising, nonmanagerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their departments and

Wed, 01/24/2018 — On Tuesday, Feb. 20, alumni and friends from all over the world will come together to support the University of Kansas for its first 24-hour giving campaign, One Day. One KU. The day of giving will support all schools and programs on multiple...

Wed, 01/24/2018 — A team of public health researchers is finalizing a communitywide health plan for Wyandotte County, the county that encompasses Kansas City, Kansas. The University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development began a comprehensive...

Tue, 01/23/2018 —  Everyone has heard of a friend, classmate, co-worker or associate described as creative. In Iceland, that descriptor can be applied to the majority of the nation’s population. By many international measures, Iceland is a leading nation in...

Tue, 01/23/2018 — University of Kansas School of Business Dean L. Paige Fields announced the appointments of several faculty members to leadership positions and the restructuring of the school’s academic areas. Susan Scholz is the school’s new executive...

Tue, 01/23/2018 —  Eleven countries have announced their intention to forge an Asia-Pacific trade deal after the United States pulled out of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2017. Japan’s economy minister said the agreement would be signed in Chile in...

Tue, 01/23/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design and the KU School of the Arts mourn the loss of visionary artist and designer Wendell Castle, who passed away Jan. 20. A native of Emporia, Castle received a...

Mon, 01/22/2018 —  The scene is ubiquitous in sports: A coach yells at players, creating an environment where winning is the sole focus and mistakes are punished. New research from the University of Kansas shows that when participants find themselves in such an...

Mon, 01/22/2018 — After more than 50 years of service to the pharmacy profession, Professor Emeritus Harold Godwin has earned the Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).  Godwin graduated from the KU School of Pharmacy in 1964. He returned to the school 47 years ago and has served for much of his time here as associate dean for clinical and medical center affairs. He retired in 2017. Godwin was selected to receive the 2018 Remington Honor Medal, widely considered the profession’s most prestigious award, in recognition of a “career of advocacy for the entire pharmacy profession on the national, state and local level,”

Mon, 01/22/2018 — Fourteen sophomores at the University of Kansas have been competitively selected as Global Scholars. This program, coordinated by Megan Greene, director of faculty programs for International Programs, recognizes and encourages undergraduate...

Mon, 01/22/2018 — Controversy surrounding abortion is not new — this month is the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion — but several states in recent years have taken a more novel approach to passing...

Fri, 01/19/2018 — Scot Pollard and his wife, Dawn, in partnership with the School of Education, will host the fourth annual Pollard Beach Bowling Party on Friday, Jan. 26, at Royal Crest Bowling Lanes. On-site registration will open at 5:30 p.m., and the...

Fri, 01/19/2018 — The University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a reading and information service for individuals who are blind, visually impaired and print-disabled, has received a $15,440 grant from the Ethel and Raymond Rice Foundation. The grant will help...

Thu, 01/18/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Business, the Langston Hughes Center and Kansas Athletics will present “The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The fourth...

Thu, 01/18/2018 — This spring, 52 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “We are pleased to support this group of students as...

Thu, 01/18/2018 — Seventeen KU School of Pharmacy students will take a three-day trip across Kansas to visit 14 independent community pharmacies and their owners Jan 10-12. Dean Ken Audus and Senior Associate Dean Gene Hotchkiss will accompany the students on...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — A paper just published in Nature Biotechnology outlines a pioneering method of screening a person’s diverse set of antibodies for rapid therapeutic discovery. Antibody proteins are an important part of the human immune system that specifically...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — Creative scholar Eve Ewing will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture for The Commons at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Liberty Hall. Her presentation will be a hybrid lecture and poetry reading, titled “Poetry in Context.” Ewing is a poet, visual...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — With controversy over his “shithole” remark still roiling days later and the one-year anniversary of his inauguration Saturday, an expert in presidential rhetoric says iconoclastic President Donald Trump has degraded the office he...

Wed, 01/17/2018 — "I cannot imagine someone more deserving of a Congressional Gold Medal than Senator Bob Dole. As a public servant, veteran and statesman, his career has improved the lives of millions of Americans. As a proud Kansan, he has never forgotten his home state. We are so pleased to see him honored today and to carry on his legacy of principled leadership at the Dole Institute of Politics," Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. Senator Bob Dole’s Congressional Gold Medal ceremony details Location: U.S. Capitol Rotunda (Washington, D.C.) Date: 2 p.m. (CST) today, Jan. 17 Live Stream: https://www.speaker.gov/live Notable ceremony participants: President Donald


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