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Mon, 03/02/2020 —  The history of education is a complex topic even when it is focused on just one country. A University of Kansas researcher has co-edited the first-ever international handbook of the history of education, documenting not only the major...

Mon, 03/02/2020 — The University of Kansas Lawrence campus will conduct an all-systems test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. The emergency tests coincide with the National Weather Service’s 2020 Severe Weather Awareness Week from...

Mon, 03/02/2020 — In Part II of the “Educate & Act: Civic Engagement in 2020” series, experts will speak to the process of voting, with specific attention to voting in Douglas County in 2020. The event will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3,...

Fri, 02/28/2020 — The University of Kansas is set to rename a premier research facility in honor of the chancellor who made it a reality. KU will change the name of its Integrated Science Building to Gray-Little Hall in honor of former Chancellor Bernadette...

Fri, 02/28/2020 — It has been more than 25 years since Patricia Gaston was co-editor of The Dallas Morning News’ series “Violence Against Women: A Question of Human Rights,” but the problems addressed in the 15-part series are far from being...

Fri, 02/28/2020 — The interim leader for undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas is the third of four candidates who will take part in on-campus interviews for the vice provost of undergraduate studies at KU. Susan Klusmeier will make a public...

Fri, 02/28/2020 — Students from the University of Kansas and the University of Kansas Medical Center will present their research projects at the Statehouse on Wednesday, March 4, as part of Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. KU students will join...

Thu, 02/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – An economist with deep experience in social science and policy-relevant research has been named director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas. Donna Ginther, the Dean’s Professor of Economics, begins the permanent leadership role immediately. She has served as interim director of IPSR since longtime director Steven Maynard-Moody, professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, stepped down in May 2019. “The Institute for Policy & Social Research has continued to thrive under Dr. Ginther’s interim leadership. I’m confident that she will build on that momentum with her vision for IPSR as a

Thu, 02/27/2020 — UPDATE: Spencer Museum of Art galleries are closed March 14-31, 2020, and all public programs are canceled through March 31, 2020. LAWRENCE – Roger Shimomura’s paintings are held by the Smithsonian Institution, along with many other museums and collections. But what about the performance art he created and that he considered so important during his 35-year teaching career at the University of Kansas Department of Visual Art? Those performances come back to life, arranged chronologically and placed in the context of related paintings, in the exhibition “Staging Shimomura,” opening Saturday, Feb. 29, and on display through June 21 at the Spencer Museum of Art.

Thu, 02/27/2020 — The University of Kansas has announced the November and December 2019 and January 2020 Employees of the Month.  Each month, two staff members are selected from nominations received by the Employee Recognition Committee. Winners of the Employee...

Thu, 02/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – Brian Daldorph doesn’t necessarily believe one has to suffer to make great art, but he admits to a particular feeling for those who have and who do. His small press brought Vietnam infantryman-turned-poet John Musgrave to the attention of PBS documentarian Ken Burns, turning him into the voice of a generation. Now the University of Kansas Department of English lecturer has edited and published “Taking On Life” by Antonio Sanchez-Day (Coal City Press, 2019), the first book of poetry by a single author from the jailhouse writing group Daldorph has led for nearly two decades. Coal City Press published the collection “Douglas County Blues” by writing group

Wed, 02/26/2020 — LAWRENCE – What’s heating up the Balkans? And what do street protests over church property in Montenegro have to do with Russia’s strategic military aims? As head of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, an expert in the languages of the former Yugoslavia and a frequent visitor to the region, Marc Greenberg observes how religious, linguistic and geopolitical forces have aligned, erupting this year into ongoing street protests in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica. “Montenegro and Bosnia are getting hot, but there’s almost no English-language coverage of it,” Greenberg said. “Russia and Serbia are almost certainly trying to

Wed, 02/26/2020 — An exhibition opening Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Spencer Museum of Art highlights a lesser-known aspect of Lawrence-based artist Roger Shimomura’s career: performance. Between 1984 and 2002, Shimomura wrote and directed 13 pieces that were...

Wed, 02/26/2020 — Eighteen undergraduate students were honored for their scientific research presentations at the 18th annual Kansas IDeA (Institutional Development Awards) Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Symposium, which took place Jan. 18-19...

Wed, 02/26/2020 — Rami Zeedan expects nothing different in the third round of Israeli national parliamentary elections, set for Monday, March 2, than the first two. And yet he thinks there might well be a different outcome in their aftermath. Zeedan, a member of...

Tue, 02/25/2020 — When Michael Davis was a professor at the University of Kansas School of Law in 1971, he made a big impression on law student Christopher “Kit” Smith — so big that Smith and his wife, Diana, have pledged $1 million to create a fund at KU...

Tue, 02/25/2020 — A University of Kansas junior from Perry is a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Laura Phillips is majoring in classical languages and ecology, evolution & organismal biology. She will participate in an interview for the...

Tue, 02/25/2020 — A University of Kansas School of Law team received the highest advocacy honors at the National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition in Berkeley, California. Second-year law students Karen Fritts, of Olathe, and...

Tue, 02/25/2020 — Patrica Sabarwal, KU lecturer in Hindi, was elected to serve on the Board of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) Executive Committee as an at-large board member.  The National Council of Less Commonly Taught...

Mon, 02/24/2020 — While the University of Kansas men's basketball team was defeating Baylor to return to No. 1 in the national rankings, KU Debate was busy winning at the National Debate Tournament district qualifying event in Edmond, Oklahoma. KU Debate has...


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