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Mon, 10/29/2012 — LAWRENCE – It's a testament to rapper and singer Lauryn Hill's artistry that her lyrics resonate just as powerfully today as they did when her solo album was released in 1998. The poetry of her words will be the topic of discussion at a University of Kansas presentation from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Alderson Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. "Tribute to Lauryn Hill" will feature performances from an acclaimed poet and a Kansas City-area female rapper, and a panel discussion with a question-and-answer session. It is the fourth installment in the "Make It Funky" lecture series. The keynote performance of the evening will

Fri, 10/26/2012 — Researchers have often studied how individuals' use of media does or does not affect their views in everything from politics to social questions. But very little research has examined media effects on views toward homosexuality in China. Two...

Fri, 10/26/2012 — Susan Stagg-Williams More Information KU Athletics Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering LAWRENCE – Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has appointed Susan Stagg-Williams, associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, to serve as faculty athletics representative. Stagg-Williams will serve as the university faculty's

Fri, 10/26/2012 — Natalie Dykstra, associate professor of English at Hope College, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Hall Center Conference Hall. Her lecture, "Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life," is based on Dykstra's newest book of the...

Fri, 10/26/2012 — Seventeen University of Kansas and 11 Haskell Indian Nations University students attended the 2012 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference last week in Seattle. More than 3,000 students from across the...

Fri, 10/26/2012 — Kurt Watson, chair of Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas and a KU Endowment Trustee, announced today that donors have contributed more than $708 million toward the campaign's $1.2 billion goal. Publicly launched in April of this year ...

Fri, 10/26/2012 — In small towns across Kansas, Lewis Lindsay Dyche thrilled audiences with tales of his Arctic adventures at the turn of the last century. Reproductions of the glass slides that he displayed in these "magic lantern" talks have not been seen by...

Thu, 10/25/2012 — KU Endowment provided an all-time high of $119.3 million in direct financial support for the University of Kansas in fiscal 2012, which ended June 30. This represents a 6 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. The funds provided...

Thu, 10/25/2012 — Ten finalists have been selected for the 22nd annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. The finalists, all seniors, will participate in the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, along...

Thu, 10/25/2012 —  One of the top executives at the International Monetary Fund will give the 2012 Diplomat's Forum Lecture next week at the University of Kansas School of Law. Sean Hagan serves as general counsel and director of the legal department at the...

Thu, 10/25/2012 —  The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, in conjunction with the Montgomery Family Fund in the Kansas Newspaper Foundation, has announced the 2012 Montgomery Family Symposium will take place Nov. 9 in Topeka. This...

Wed, 10/24/2012 — In its ongoing effort to produce additional high-quality engineers to meet industry demands and boost the state and national economy, the University of Kansas School of Engineering will hold a formal groundbreaking this fall on new engineering...

Wed, 10/24/2012 — During its nuclear fusion processes, a burning star does not make the element lithium. Rather, over time, stars consume their lithium supply that was originally created during the Big Bang that gave birth to our universe. Now, scientists from...

Wed, 10/24/2012 — University Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry Jeff Aubé has earned the 2012 American Chemical Society's Midwest Award. Established in 1944, the ACS Midwest Award recognizes outstanding achievements in chemistry in the Midwest region.

Wed, 10/24/2012 — Lilly Ledbetter was employed by Goodyear Tire and Rubber for 19 years before she discovered that she was paid far less for the same work as her male peers were being paid. After fighting tirelessly for over a decade (taking her case all the way...

Wed, 10/24/2012 — The University of Kansas Theatre is staging "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" by Bert V. Royal, an unauthorized parody based on the popular comic strip "Peanuts." Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and Oct. 30-Nov. 1 and...

Tue, 10/23/2012 — University of Kansas Assistant Professor Jomella Watson-Thompson received the Excellence in Community-Based Teaching and Scholarship Award during the 2012 Campus Compact Heartland Conference, which was Oct. 11-12 in St. Louis. This award...

Tue, 10/23/2012 — Graduates from the University of Kansas Department of Design have found success at graphic design firms, newspapers and magazines, branding companies, in television, art education and many other careers. This week 64 of them are showing their...

Tue, 10/23/2012 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will display a special memorial exhibit for former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, titled "Senator George McGovern: A Lifetime Devoted to Ending Hunger," through Nov. 15. The...

Tue, 10/23/2012 — More Information Kansas Public Radio LAWRENCE – After eight days of on-air fundraising, Kansas Public Radio ended its fall membership drive with $252,102 in pledges. At noon Oct. 19, pledges from KPR listener-members pushed total donations past $250,000, the goal set to end the fall drive. The membership drive began Oct. 9 with more than $97,000 raised through a direct-mail campaign. Ten


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