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Thu, 09/14/2017 — Distinguished Professor Rosemary O'Leary collected three lifetime achievement awards in public administration this summer. This makes her the only scholar to win all five major lifetime achievement awards in the field. O'Leary, who also took...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — LAWRENCE – Every week, it seems, a professor or other public intellectual stirs up a hornet’s nest of controversy on social media, particularly when the question of race is at issue. And while Twitter is often the locus of these brouhahas, such controversies are nothing new, according to a Shawn Alexander, a University of Kansas associate professor of African & African-American studies who wrote about the topic in an Aug. 31 article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Alexander traces these controversies back 90 years to a scholarly article by E. Franklin Frazier, then-Morehouse College professor of sociology and director of the Atlanta School of Social Work

Wed, 09/13/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas is hosting a communitywide conversation about sanctuary from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. In the past several years,...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — A University of Kansas Medical Center cancer researcher and a longtime business law professor will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club. Shrikant Anant has been selected as the 2017...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — University of Kansas students pursuing premier national and international scholarships have a new campus space and expanded support. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Office of Undergraduate Studies have reorganized the support...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — Evolutionary biologists long have supposed that when species colonize new geographic regions they often develop new traits and adaptations to deal with their fresh surroundings. They branch from their ancestors and multiply in numbers of species.

Tue, 09/12/2017 — Growing up around Havana, Javier Torres López always was fascinated by reptiles. As the son of a professor who teaches vertebrate zoology at the University of Havana, he focused on studies of literature and science in high school and thought...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas moved up three spots into a tie for 53rd among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings released Tuesday. “We know that rankings matter because parents...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Law will provide free legal assistance to individuals eligible to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) authorization before the Oct. 5 deadline set by the White House. Through the DACA...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas is in the final year of construction of the Central District development project. One element of the project is the recreation field located adjacent to 19th Street between the new Cora Downs Residence Hall and the new...

Tue, 09/12/2017 —  Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a program to learn...

Mon, 09/11/2017 — Even though there have already been leaks since oil began flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline this spring, American Indian tribes still have a chance to stop it, according to a University of Kansas professor. In her new article,...

Mon, 09/11/2017 — The U.S. House last week passed a bipartisan bill aiming to allow automakers and tech companies to test as many as 100,000 autonomous vehicles annually. While its prospects are uncertain in the Senate, the bill is a notable development in the...

Mon, 09/11/2017 —  Every year, athletes across the country push themselves to their physical limits, often in extremely hot conditions. Increasingly, those same athletes are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs to treat the resulting pain and soreness...

Fri, 09/08/2017 — Retired NASA astronauts and University of Kansas alumni Joe Engle and Steven Hawley will be grand marshals of the KU Homecoming Parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. A meet and greet with Kansas Athletics...

Fri, 09/08/2017 — The Master of Science degree in counseling psychology, offered through the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas, is now fully accredited under the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council...

Fri, 09/08/2017 — Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of Architecture and Design (Arc/D), and the school's Dean’s Advisory Board have announced the names of Arc/D's inaugural Distinguished Alumni Awards. They are furniture designer Wendell...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences invites walkers and runners to participate in the eighth annual Dr. Bob Run 5K Event, supporting student scholarships. The 2017 Dr. Bob Run event will take place at 9 a.

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host speakers from diverse programs such as business, Spanish & Portuguese, art & design and anthropology. The Fall 2017 Merienda Speaker Series continues...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — If you’re a University of Kansas faculty or staff member who loves theatre, buy a season pass today. Did you know you can purchase season tickets through payroll deduction? For less than $20 out of six paychecks, you can see every show in the...


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