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Tue, 01/29/2019 — Sally Buzbee, executive editor of The Associated Press news agency, has been selected to receive the 2019 William Allen White Foundation National Citation. The award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding journalistic service, comes from...

Tue, 01/29/2019 — With membership in a global music education organization and a new partnership with Shanghai Normal University, the University of Kansas School of Music continues to strengthen its relationships with Chinese music institutions. In December, the...

Tue, 01/29/2019 — Sick of having to plug in your phone every night? Help might be on the way. New research at the University of Kansas could provide longer-lasting batteries for most consumer electronics and electronic vehicles in the coming years. Today, most...

Tue, 01/29/2019 —  Nearly every student studying to become a teacher has at least a passing familiarity with Harry Potter. However, most have no experience with being an outsider to an educational system like the English language learners they can expect in their...

Tue, 01/29/2019 — The Office of International Programs has changed its name to KU International Affairs. The new moniker reflects refocused efforts and new services at the University of Kansas that better advance global exchange and interaction. “The name KU...

Mon, 01/28/2019 — When institutions, organizations or individuals establish incentives to encourage behavior toward a particular outcome, the results can often be complex and lead to unintended consequences. Mathematical models of strategic game theory help to...

Mon, 01/28/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in the Kenneth Spencer Research Library in February. “Meet the Spencers: A Marriage of Arts and Sciences” features a personal look at Kenneth A. and Helen F. Spencer, avid...

Mon, 01/28/2019 — The longtime director of the Emily Taylor Resource Center for Women & Gender Equity at the University of Kansas will retire at the end of the fiscal year. Kathy Rose-Mockry will retire from the university June 30. As director of the Emily...

Mon, 01/28/2019 — How can constitutions serve as foundations for further developments in human rights and policy? Legal scholar Roberto Toniatti will explore that question on a global scale when he delivers the Robert C. Casad Comparative Law Lecture at the...

Fri, 01/25/2019 — The University Career Center is now accepting nominations for Student Employee of the Year. Nominations are open until Feb. 8. The award was established to recognize student employees who embody service excellence, dedication and stellar...

Fri, 01/25/2019 — As part of its collaborative speaker series, The Commons at the University of Kansas and the Raven Book Store will bring Fatimah Asghar and Safia Elhillo to speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at Liberty Hall. Asghar is a poet, screenwriter, educator and...

Fri, 01/25/2019 — High school students in USD 232 (De Soto) have a new, accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree. On Jan. 24, USD 232 Superintendent Frank Harwood, Johnson County Community College President Joe Sopcich and KU Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor David...

Thu, 01/24/2019 — A $1 million gift from University of Kansas alumni Richard and Elizabeth Hoover of Northport, Michigan, will establish a chemical engineering research lab at KU’s School of Engineering. The lab will focus on applied research in chemical...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Rise KU, a student advocacy group, announce the launch of Period, a program that makes free menstrual products available in 50 restrooms in 21 buildings across the Lawrence...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — The University Career Center is collecting professional attire to stock The P.H.O.G. (The Professional House of Garments), the professional clothing closet at the University of Kansas. The P.H.O.G. provides students access to free professional...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — After a successful first year in 2018, the 24-hour giving campaign One Day. One KU. returns Wednesday, Feb. 20, to support the University of Kansas. Alumni, friends and fans from around the globe will unite in that 24 hours to provide...

Wed, 01/23/2019 — Megan Kaminski grew up in an East Coast city, so she knows what some there think of the Midwest: flyover country. But during the 11 years the associate professor has been part of the University of Kansas Department of English, she has found it...

Tue, 01/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has unveiled its full schedule of programming for the spring 2019 semester. The slate is led by April events with Major Garrett, chief Washington correspondent for CBS News, and Carly Fiorina, former HP chief executive and presidential hopeful. Fiorina will visit in April to deliver the 2019 Dole Lecture. Held each spring and headlined by a national figure, the Dole Lecture commemorates April 14, 1945, when former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole was critically wounded while serving in Italy during World War II. The event honors Dole’s courageous recovery and continuing commitment to serve the nation

Tue, 01/22/2019 —  In 2015, a black female high school student in South Carolina was slammed to the floor and dragged out of a classroom by a white sheriff’s deputy in a case that made national headlines. Since then, police shootings of unarmed black Americans...

Tue, 01/22/2019 — Kamala Harris, a Democratic U.S. senator from California, announced Monday she is running for president in 2020, making her the fourth woman to announce she will seek a major party nomination in the upcoming election. Teri Finneman, a...


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