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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...

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...

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...

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...

Wed, 09/12/2018 —  Energy extraction contributes to climate change that hits tribal land especially hard. When temporary extraction camps set up near reservations, sexual violence against Indian women and children spikes. Trump administration policies are...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — When mutual fund managers are armed with expertise from previous careers outside the financial sector, they can use that information to generate an investment advantage, according to a study led by a University of Kansas finance...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Elaina Sutley, assistant professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering at the University of Kansas, investigates how communities bounce back from natural disasters like Hurricane Florence, which is poised to impact the...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – The third annual State of the College will be an opportunity for faculty, staff and students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to interact with new Interim Dean Clarence Lang. Lang will build on previous years’ discussion on the College’s strategic plan, sharing progress on initiatives. The plan lays out actions aimed at student success and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, scholarly and pedagogical support for faculty, professional development for staff and strategic growth for the College as a whole, with emphasis throughout on sustaining an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion. Notable developments

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Rob Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Capitol Federal Hall. He will join Dean Paige Fields for a...

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...

Tue, 09/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Yes, University of Kansas Professor of Film & Media Studies Kevin Willmott is co-writer of one of the summer’s critical and box-office movie smashes, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” But he is hardly resting on his laurels, even if they include the Grand Prix Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Rather, Willmott’s new play about the life of then-teenage college student Martin Luther King Jr., “Becoming Martin,” premieres Sept. 18 at The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. In fact, King was just 15 when he was accepted into Morehouse College in Atlanta, and the play examines the historically black college’s decision to admit such a young

Tue, 09/11/2018 — For a number of years, every freshman at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has received a copy of W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The Souls of Black Folk.” This year they will receive a copy of a new edition with an introduction by Shawn Leigh...

Tue, 09/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas has announced its fellows in residence for the 2018-2019 academic year. Selected through a highly competitive process, the Hall Center Fellows are released from teaching and receive an office in the Hall Center and a small research stipend. Fellows often use this time to work on book manuscripts, large-scale works of art or dissertations. Darren Canady, associate professor of English, will work on “March Madness,” a new full-length play. Inspired by real-life events, the play will dramatize a fictionalized account of the controversy and furor ignited by a successful men’s basketball team’s

Tue, 09/11/2018 — Once a lively debate, scholars more recently have largely discarded the view that Islam and democracy are incompatible, and a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher reveals there are important differences among practicing...

Tue, 09/11/2018 — Alumni and friends invested $257.4 million in the University of Kansas during the 2018 fiscal year, which ended June 30, marking the second highest philanthropic giving total in the university’s history. Donors designated 98 percent of this...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system with quality equipment for a good price, then stop by Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only. The 15th annual event will take place from 6 to...

Mon, 09/10/2018 —  Education and hard work are the keys to success, children across the country have been told for generations. But evidence showing that is not entirely true for everyone has steadily grown. A new book co-authored by a University of Kansas...

Mon, 09/10/2018 — Four candidates with excellent credentials for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas will visit the Lawrence campus in the weeks ahead. Members of the KU community are invited to attend public presentations by each candidate...


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