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Mon, 06/18/2018 — Kansas Public Radio wants to say “thank you.” The public radio station is hosting an ice cream social in Lawrence to show appreciation to their listening community for supporting the station. KPR will be serving complimentary Sylas and...

Mon, 06/18/2018 — July 1, 2018, marks the start of a new beginning at the University of Kansas. It’s the day when the Lawrence and Edwards campuses complete the university’s transition to be tobacco free.  All forms of tobacco use, including vaping and...

Thu, 06/14/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Homeland security professionals work in an increasingly complex environment, requiring high-level critical and creative thinking. A lot has changed in the 17 years since 9/11, and the latest Homeland Security Research Corp. study forecasts major shifts and significant growth between now and 2022. Military, veteran and civilian students in the University of Kansas’ new, interdisciplinary homeland security masters program will culminate their degree with a simulation-style practicum June 18-19 at the KU Edwards Campus.  This intensive, two-day simulation is the result of extensive research and modeled after the 2003 blackout of the Eastern Grid and

Thu, 06/14/2018 — Six Kansas artists have created site-specific artwork for the Salina Health Education Center — the new home of the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina and the KU School of Nursing-Salina — which will have its grand opening June 21.

Thu, 06/14/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the April 2018 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Regina CastoTitle: Appointment manager, Human Resource Management At the time of her nomination, Regina Casto served as an HR...

Thu, 06/14/2018 — It is common knowledge that investments flow into mutual funds that report strong past performance, but this positive association appears to be stronger when a fund's audit quality is taken into account, according to a study that includes two...

Wed, 06/13/2018 — One day in Myanmar during the Cretaceous period, a tick managed to ensnare itself in a spider web. Realizing its predicament, the tick struggled to get free. But the spider that built the web was having none of it. The spider popped over to the...

Wed, 06/13/2018 — President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall with Mexico won't be complete anytime soon, and in recent weeks he has mentioned a potential government shutdown in order to get a deal with Congress in place for its construction. A group of...

Tue, 06/12/2018 — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are each awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Tue, 06/12/2018 — A University of Kansas urban planning professor has received a prestigious award for creating an innovative curriculum surrounding planning, research methods, and diversity, equity and inclusion. The Association of Collegiate Schools of...

Tue, 06/12/2018 — High school students across the Kansas City metropolitan area have a new, accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree. Area school districts and community colleges joined the University of Kansas to formalize the Degree in 3 program during a...

Fri, 06/08/2018 — LAWRENCE – Combining the old arts of stonecraft and sketching with modern 3-D imaging, the University of Kansas Natural History Museum is launching an effort to replace its iconic grotesques.  The mythical beasts that adorned Dyche Hall were removed in fall 2017, crated and placed on view in the museum. The fantastical limestone animals have suffered serious erosion since their installation in 1903 when Dyche Hall was built. KU has awarded the contract for carving new grotesques to Ramberg Stoneworks, in collaboration with the KU School of Architecture & Design. A fundraising effort is underway to raise $150,000 to recreate the sculptures and place them back on

Tue, 06/05/2018 — Most citizens of Nigeria deeply distrust the Nigerian government, but at one state-run shelter for human trafficking victims, many young migrant women are finding common ground with state officials through religious beliefs and discussions about...

Tue, 06/05/2018 — More than 50 LGBT candidates in conservative-leaning Texas are running for political office this cycle, likely a response to the current national climate and developments of the past two decades, according to a University of Kansas researcher...

Tue, 06/05/2018 — LAWRENCE – With an upcoming sabbatical from his teaching duties, a Hall Center for the Humanities Fellowship and now the support that comes from having been named a Core Writer by the Minneapolis-based Playwrights’ Center, Associate Professor of English Darren Canady has only the blank page to conquer. Canady, author of such recent plays as “Ontario Was Here” (a drama set in a child welfare office) and “Black Butterflies” (which examines the school-to-prison pipeline), was recently named one of the Playwrights’ Center’s six Core Writers in the class of 2018-21. The program provides financial and other forms of support, Canady said. The center promises to support

Tue, 06/05/2018 — Within public relations, the standard practice of looking out for No. 1 and viewing relationships as sources of conflict and competition is defended by best-selling textbooks and a generation of research. A growing body of scientific evidence,...

Tue, 06/05/2018 — A retired high school teacher in Concordia has left a $7.4 million estate gift to benefit students majoring in the arts, humanities and education at the University of Kansas. Lavon Brosseau grew up on a farm without electricity or plumbing and...

Tue, 06/05/2018 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the May 31 death of Shu Wu, associate professor of economics. He was 51. “I am profoundly saddened to learn of the death of Professor Wu, who was both a dedicated scholar and a devoted teacher...

Mon, 06/04/2018 — After being forced to flee Germany during World War II due to her anti-fascist stances, author Anna Seghers returned in 1947, eventually moving to East Berlin. Her views as a leftist and socialist have likely caused her work to be obscured...

Mon, 06/04/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Ten of the largest education institutions in the Kansas City metropolitan area are joining forces across the state line, enabling students to earn a bachelor’s degree in only three years. This new partnership potentially reduces students’ cost of earning a degree and accelerates their entrance into the Kansas City workforce or graduate school. Education and community leaders from Kansas and Missouri will gather to witness KU Edwards Campus (KUEC) Vice Chancellor David Cook, superintendents and directors from six school districts, and three community college presidents and chancellors sign a Memorandum of Understanding to formalize the Degree in 3


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