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Mon, 02/05/2018 — The Office of Diversity & Equity this semester is offering a distinctive series of professional development opportunities for University of Kansas graduate students, faculty and staff that focus on mindfulness, strategies for handling...

Mon, 02/05/2018 — More than 100 companies and agencies will attend the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair, set for noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Kansas Union. Students should review the complete list of employers and study those of...

Fri, 02/02/2018 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Robert Friauf, professor emeritus in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Friauf began his career at KU in 1953 as a professor of physics, astronomy and Western civilization. His graduate...

Fri, 02/02/2018 —  Fifty-eight new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 26. Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center Director Ed Pavey was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

Fri, 02/02/2018 — University Theatre has announced a double “Black Box” feature opening Feb. 16: Harold Pinter’s “Ashes to Ashes,” a haunting, two-character response to wartime atrocities and the trauma of memory; and Stacie Lents’ “Henry’s...

Fri, 02/02/2018 — More than 5,700 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2017 semester.   The students, from KU's Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — In a 17-mile circular tunnel underneath the border between France and Switzerland, an international collaboration of scientists runs experiments using the world’s most advanced scientific instrument, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). By...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — A 30-second Super Bowl commercial runs about $5 million this year, but on the bright side, companies might be able to bundle it with an NBC Winter Olympic Games ad. A University of Kansas marketing scholar is available to discuss this year's...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — Renowned eco-artist, author, educator, curator and homesteader Linda Weintraub will host free public talks and workshops during her four-day visit to the University of Kansas next month.  “Linda’s exhaustive ecological creative practice...

Thu, 02/01/2018 — On a ho-hum day some 12,800 years ago, the Earth had emerged from another ice age. Things were warming up, and the glaciers had retreated. Out of nowhere, the sky was lit with fireballs. This was followed by shock waves. Fires rushed across...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — In order to improve the customer experience, KU Recreation Services switched to a new point-of-sale/access system effective Jan. 30. There are several upgrades and changes with this new system. Here are a few that immediately affect participants:

Wed, 01/31/2018 — As K-Cup maker Keurig Green Mountain's $19 billion deal announced Monday to acquire Dr Pepper Snapple seemed to surprise watchers of the beverage industry, a University of Kansas scholar of mergers said both companies were facing...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — Sure, there have already been 3-D printed houses. And you can pick up a Nest Thermostat with artificial intelligence at your local hardware store. But a new book co-written and co-edited by Mahesh Daas, dean of the University of Kansas School of...

Wed, 01/31/2018 — More than $250,000 in externally fundraised research support has been awarded to more than 100 faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences through the new Research...

Wed, 01/31/2018 —   In classrooms around the Kansas City metropolitan area, literacy coaches are teaming up with more teachers in preschool settings to increase and improve children’s engagement with evidence-based literacy activities and foster growth in...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Spikes in gasoline prices don't make people with access to a commuter rail service any more likely to switch to the train than people without, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. "We were surprised by this," said David...

Tue, 01/30/2018 —  Every child has the potential to be great, and our schools are full of well-meaning people who tell them just that. Yet, the way we educate young people prevents that possibility for many by focusing not on what they do well, but what they do...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Sandy Rech was recently participating in a biology lab when it became clear she had a big advantage over her fellow students: She knew how to use the computer software that tracked the results of class experiments — and her classmates did not.

Tue, 01/30/2018 —  The Cleveland Indians baseball team has announced it will no longer use the Chief Wahoo logo on uniforms, beginning in the 2019 season. Major League Baseball has said the image, a large-toothed, grinning caricature many find offensive, is...

Tue, 01/30/2018 — Ahead of the March 18 presidential election, Russia has seen more street protests called for by the opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Demonstrators across hundreds of Russian cities are seeking to boycott the election with a guaranteed victory...


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