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Fri, 03/07/2014 — When Edward Snowden in 2013 leaked thousands of classified documents about the reach of the National Security Agency’s surveillance efforts, it touched off a major political debate about privacy and how much access government should have to...

Fri, 03/07/2014 — Peter Brown, Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor Emeritus of History, Princeton University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in the Lied Center Pavilion, located just east of the main entrance. His lecture, "Through the Eye of a Needle:

Fri, 03/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – Some 360 high school students of German from 12 Kansas high schools will flock to the annual Schuelerkongress at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the University of Kansas. William Keel, professor of German, says that although Schuelerkongress translates as “student congress,” the atmosphere for the language and culture event is more like the Olympics than a legislative body – especially during the ceremony for medal winners. Contests take place Wescoe Hall, fourth floor. Medals and ribbons will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. in 3139 Wescoe. The Kansas Association of Teachers of German sponsors the daylong event in cooperation with the KU Department of Germanic

Fri, 03/07/2014 — More than 1 million rape cases have gone undocumented across the United States during the past two decades, according to research by a University of Kansas law professor. The chronic under-reporting happened during what was widely considered a...

Fri, 03/07/2014 — University of Kansas law and political science professors are available to speak with media about the Kansas Supreme Court’s long-anticipated ruling in a closely watched school finance case. Richard E. Levy, the J.B. Smith Distinguished...

Thu, 03/06/2014 — Already recognized as a national leader in study abroad, the University of Kansas has set a goal to significantly increase undergraduate participation in study abroad from 22.8 percent to 30 percent over the next five years. As part of that...

Thu, 03/06/2014 — Profirio Fernandes Xavier recently embarked on the journey of a lifetime. It’s taken him over 9,000 miles from the small country of East Timor to Marvin Hall, courtesy of the Fulbright Scholar Program. And, the 30-year-old East Timorese...

Thu, 03/06/2014 —  Sea-level rise is likely to be among the harshest consequences of global climate change. Higher oceans would spell catastrophe for coastal habitats and hundreds of millions of people around the world. But the rate and extent of sea-level rise...

Wed, 03/05/2014 — Fifteen students, staff and faculty have been selected as University of Kansas Men of Merit, recognized for positively defining masculinity through challenging norms, taking action and leading by example while making contributions to the...

Wed, 03/05/2014 — A second University of Kansas team has qualified for the National Debate Tournament.  Addison Schile, a sophomore from Topeka, and Nick Khatri, a junior from Edina, Minn., qualified for the National Debate Tournament through a tournament hosted...

Wed, 03/05/2014 — Four teams from the departments of Design and Architecture recently spent a weekend participating in the 48Hour Repack competition. They had just 48 hours to come up with a better way to create prototype packaging for one of four breakfast...

Wed, 03/05/2014 — "The Indian Child Welfare Act: Past, Present & Future" — will run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Burge Union. Registration has reached capacity and is now closed. Members of the media who wish to attend should contact...

Wed, 03/05/2014 — Beginning Monday, March 10, visitors to the KU Natural History Museum will see a research team conducting a major evaluation of the historic Panorama of North American plants and animals. As part of a monthlong assessment of the Panorama’s...

Tue, 03/04/2014 — You could consider this University of Kansas multidisciplinary research team the modern day “Monuments Men (and Women).” Instead of George Clooney leading a band of scholars behind enemy lines into Nazi Germany to save artistic masterpieces,

Tue, 03/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and 20 years of folk music on KPR’s "Trail Mix," you’re invited to a special double-bill concert featuring singer-songwriter Ashley Davis and fiddler Liz Carroll. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Liberty Hall. For the last 20 years, "Trail Mix" has brought listeners the best music from yesterday’s and today’s singer-songwriters, spiced with Americana, alternative country, folk-rock, bluegrass, traditional folk and Celtic music. From Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell to Doc Watson and Alison Krauss, it’s all on "Trail Mix." “It’s been a fantastic 20 years on 'Trail Mix,'” McWilliams said. “Over that

Tue, 03/04/2014 — LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas awards honorary degrees to exceptional persons of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional, or creative achievement, or service to humanity. A candidate’s qualifications must be deeply grounded in a career of scholarship, research, creative activity, service to humanity, or other profession consistent with the academic endeavors of the University. Confidentiality is crucial to the nomination process to protect the nominee from disappointment and embarrassment. The nominee must not be informed of her or his nomination; proposers must not seek outside letters in support of the nomination. Following an initial review of all

Tue, 03/04/2014 — Just in time to celebrate March Madness, the second annual Brackfest is scheduled for Monday, March 17, at the Overland Park Convention Center. Proceeds will benefit concussion injury initiatives at The University of Kansas Hospital and KU...

Mon, 03/03/2014 — Approximately 4,620 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2013 semester.  The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of health professions and nursing in Kansas City, Kan.,...

Mon, 03/03/2014 —  The future of agriculture in Kansas could be daunting as global climate change and resource depletion stemming from industrial farming take hold over coming decades. Now, researchers for the interdisciplinary, National Science...

Mon, 03/03/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks in the top 25 percent of law schools sending graduates to the nation’s largest law firms and the top 10 percent of schools whose alumni were promoted to partner at those firms, according to the National Law Journal’s annual report on “Go-To Law Schools.” KU ranked 50th among all U.S. law schools and 17th among public law schools in percentage of new graduates hired at NLJ 250 firms. It ranked 20th among all U.S. law schools and sixth among public law schools that saw the most alumni promoted to partner. “Employers recognize that KU Law graduates are well-prepared and possess an impressive work ethic,” said


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