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Wed, 04/24/2019 — A University of Kansas symposium is bringing together scholars of the U.S. war in Vietnam — including some who are Vietnam veterans — to discuss what followed the 1968 Tet Offensive. "Manpower & Morale after Tet" will be from 8:30 a.m....

Wed, 04/24/2019 — The 22nd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27. More than 300 University of Kansas undergraduates from departments across campus will share their research and creative projects at this annual...

Wed, 04/24/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will present its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt on Friday, April 26, at the School of Pharmacy building in Lawrence. Schmidt, a 1978...

Wed, 04/24/2019 —  The protests at Standing Rock in opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline brought international attention to energy development on tribal lands. But work from as long as 200 years ago has recently proven to be effective in...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by the University of Kansas debate team and Scott Harris, director and coach. The presentation, titled “Resolved: The Authority of the President of the United States Should Be...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art invites the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore creative processes across disciplines at the Day of Creativity. The free community event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Spencer...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — More than 70 outstanding graduate students, as well as staff and faculty, will be recognized at the annual University of Kansas Graduate Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Awards will be presented by...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has named Sarah Crawford-Parker as the next director of the University Honors Program. Crawford-Parker will come into the role with 15 years of experience in undergraduate...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – While historians have long recognized the galvanizing effect teenager Emmett Till’s 1955 lynching had on the American civil rights movement, the stories of how the murder was shaped by and, in turn, shaped the Mississippi Delta communities closest to it have never been told. Until now. The new book “Remembering Emmett Till” (University of Chicago Press, 2019) by Dave Tell, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, will transform everything we think we know about Till's murder. The author documents Till’s commemoration in the region, accounting for long silences and brief, passionate outbursts of memorial investment. He tells the

Mon, 04/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s “Retro Cocktail Hour” is bringing to the big screen a frightfully fun double feature starting at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Liberty Hall. The cheesy classics “Creature from the Black Lagoon” (1954) and “The Beach Girls and the Monster” (1965) both have a lovely tiki-twist. “Creature from the Black Lagoon” was inspired by an Amazon River legend. The film was a smash hit in its original 3D version and spawned two sequels, “Revenge of the Creature” (1955) and “The Creature Walks Among Us” (1956). “The Beach Girls and the Monster” (aka “Monster from the Surf”) is a strange horror and beach party hybrid.  An aquatic monster is killing

Mon, 04/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – Objects made by Greenland Inuit people and collected by the so-called “Dashing Kansan,” naturalist and adventurer Lewis Lindsay Dyche, in the 1890s will return to their place of origin – or at least three-dimensional copies of them will – as the result of a visit last week by Greenlandic researchers to the Spencer Museum of Art. Two graduate students from the University of Greenland, Aka Bendtsen and Randi Sørensen Johansen, accompanied by curator and archaeologist Hans Harmsen of the Greenland National Museum and Archives, arrived April 14 and spent a week making 3D digital images of a group of objects, including dolls dressed in authentic and highly

Mon, 04/22/2019 — “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will showcase the strength of artistic collaboration, the exceptionalism of composer Benjamin Britten and the humor of William Shakespeare. The opera features the KU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Carolyn...

Fri, 04/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Political Science Department recently honored its top students at an annual recognition ceremony with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha. Twenty-one students were inducted April 12 into the Gamma Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. Criteria for induction include a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in all political science courses with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 for undergraduates.  Additionally, inductees cannot have a grade lower than a B in any political science course. The following students were inducted: Abigail Dieter, Maple Grove, Minnesota Alec

Fri, 04/19/2019 — The associate dean for clinical and medical center affairs with the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is the first candidate who will take part in on-campus interviews for the position of KU dean of pharmacy.   Associate Dean James...

Fri, 04/19/2019 — You could have a lithium-ion battery in your pocket right now, powering your mobile phone or e-cig. If you have a laptop computer in your backpack, it probably runs on a lithium-ion battery. Or you might drive a Toyota Prius, Chevy Volt or Tesla...

Fri, 04/19/2019 — Four academically talented University of Kansas students will be competing for scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation’s Astronaut Scholarship was founded in 1984 by the six surviving...

Thu, 04/18/2019 — Editor John Freeman Stories of struggle and conflict appear in abundance in the 2019-2020 KU Common Book, "Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation." The collection, edited by John Freeman, features essays, short stories,

Thu, 04/18/2019 — With support from a two-year, $129,000 grant, the University of Kansas Libraries and the University Press of Kansas will convert out-of-print humanities texts into freely accessible digital resources. This project is part of the Humanities Open...

Wed, 04/17/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability will recognize five individuals and initiatives with Sustainability Leadership Awards on Friday, April 19. The awards highlight outstanding leadership and creativity in addressing issues of...

Wed, 04/17/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business will honor Tom Bené and Frank Friedman with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. Bené and Friedman will receive the award for their dedication to business excellence, community service and...


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