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Tue, 02/18/2020 — A University of Kansas professor will relate some of the highlights and the challenges of pursuing the smallest bits of the universe. Alice Bean, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, will deliver her inaugural distinguished professor...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the second session of the 2019-2020 Strategies Event Series on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.  The second session of the series, “Getting Political:

Mon, 02/17/2020 — “A lot of my recent work is about facades and screens and things we put up to protect ourselves, or to project an image of ourselves,” said Sarah Gross, University of Kansas assistant professor of visual art. Gross traces this fascination...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — a new book he edited and co-wrote, “The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific” (Routledge, 2020). When Silva accepted editorship of the ...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — Legal scholars, academics, practitioners and policy experts will gather in Lawrence to discuss how changes to the work environment impact the legal landscape at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy’s annual symposium. The symposium,...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — Studio 804’s 2019 project has earned recognition from Architect Magazine. The University of Kansas students of the 2019 Studio 804 have been awarded a Residential Design Award by Architect Magazine, the official publication of the American...

Mon, 02/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – An electrical engineer with extensive experience in airborne polar science has been named director of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) at the University of Kansas. Carlton Leuschen, professor of electrical engineering and computer science, begins the permanent leadership role immediately. He has served as interim director of CReSIS since the departure of former director Prasad Gogineni, then a distinguished professor of engineering at KU. “Under Dr. Leuschen’s guidance, CReSIS scientists and engineers have continued to explore new frontiers in the quest to understand and predict the role of polar ice sheets in sea-level change.

Fri, 02/14/2020 — More than 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty. With this war came a dramatic expansion in government programs that included health insurance for the poor and elderly, food subsidies to promote nutrition, educational...

Fri, 02/14/2020 — A graduate student in the Department of History was recently awarded the coveted Early Career Prize by the International Journal of Military History and Historiography. Hosub Shim received the award for his article "The Battle of An Khe...

Fri, 02/14/2020 — LAWRENCE – Are you a Kansas, Missouri or Illinois resident? Do you make less than $56,000 per year? Do you not itemize your tax deductions? If the answer to each of these questions is “yes,” then you are eligible to receive free tax preparation services. Each spring, law students from the University of Kansas provide free federal and state tax preparation services to those who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This year’s program runs from Feb. 20 through April 15. Legal Services for Students (LSS) is also offering free tax assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service. Any U.S. resident taxpayer may prepare

Thu, 02/13/2020 — The 2020 KU Staff Fellows are conducting a series of focus groups in conjunction with their yearlong project to identify and examine current campus perceptions, challenges and opportunities regarding employee mental health.   University of...

Thu, 02/13/2020 — Crops need water. And in the central United States, the increasing scarcity of water resources is becoming a threat to the nation’s food production. Tsvetan Tsvetanov, assistant professor of economics at the University of Kansas, has analyzed...

Thu, 02/13/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Past Presence” features work by artists who have used historic moments and personal memories as the focus of their art. Together these works visualize how personal and collective memory influence...

Thu, 02/13/2020 — A panel of state, county and University of Kansas health officials will share information about the coronavirus at a public forum from 2-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in the Forum at Marvin Hall. Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary...

Wed, 02/12/2020 — LAWRENCE – After decades of playing the violin and years as a math professor at the University of Kansas, Purnaprajna Bangere has achieved an artistic breakthrough that synthesizes his musical and mathematical skills, creating an entirely new approach to music he calls “metaraga.” “Metaraga” (Origin Records) is also the title Bangere gave to the debut recording by his Purna Loka Ensemble, which is generating critical praise, radio airplay and even sales and chart action. The word conjoins the Latin prefix “meta,” meaning “beyond” or “transcendent,” to the Sanskrit word “raga.” Raga literally means “colored,” but it connotes an emotional feeling and is used to

Wed, 02/12/2020 — Back by popular demand, Kansas Public Radio will host its second annual KPR Mug Design Contest. KPR is looking for unique designs to place on the 2020 KPR membership coffee mug. Members will receive a mug at the Ice Cream Social on June 18 at...

Tue, 02/11/2020 —  A University of Kansas law professor has co-written a treatise that will help guide judges and attorneys through the ever-evolving field of civil procedure with in-depth, nuanced information on the rules guiding federal courts. “Federal Rules...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — The University of Kansas Department of Applied Behavioral Science and Edwards Campus (KUEC) are providing a new online certificate in applied community health and development. The program covers core aspects of public health, public policy and...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — A grant initiative that funds faculty and student research collaborations in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences has helped attract more than $2 million in new external funding to the University of Kansas. In its first year, the Research...

Tue, 02/11/2020 — Four outstanding juniors will be the University of Kansas’ nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships.  The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to...


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