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Tue, 02/18/2014 — LAWRENCE – A new accelerated program will allow advanced students at the University of Kansas to obtain undergraduate and graduate degrees in philosophy in just five years. The accelerated master’s program in philosophy is the only such degree offering in Kansas and bordering states. The Department of Philosophy developed the program in response to student interest. The program will open opportunities for students to complete advanced studies, such as a doctorate in philosophy or a law degree. Admission to highly competitive doctoral programs in philosophy increasingly requires completion of a master’s degree at another institution. KU’s program offers a rigorous

Tue, 02/18/2014 — Scholars and professionals from across the nation will gather this week at the University of Kansas to discuss the economic challenges faced by rural communities and how to overcome them. The University of Kansas Journal of Law & Public...

Mon, 02/17/2014 — Four outstanding juniors at the University of Kansas have been nominated to compete for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students, three from Kansas and one from Indiana, are competing for national awards that provide up to $30,000 for college...

Mon, 02/17/2014 — LAWRENCE – Federal funding of research at the University of Kansas supports advances in health, energy, information technology, the humanities and many other fields. More than 85 percent of KU’s research dollars come into the state from a variety of federal agencies, and the level of federal funding determines KU’s annual research ranking – currently 38th – among national public research universities. In 2013, federal funding of research at KU increased for the fifth straight year, climbing from $171 million in 2012 to a record $174 million at the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses combined. Leading sources of support included the National Institutes of Health,

Fri, 02/14/2014 — The Langston Hughes Center, the Department of African & African American Studies and the University of Kansas community will honor and remember Amiri Baraka (1934-2014), a poet, playwright, novelist, music critic and political activist. The...

Fri, 02/14/2014 — Selected from a field of more than 60 applicants, the TRIO McNair Scholars Program’s 2014 research cohort assembles 18 high-achieving University of Kansas undergraduate students who aspire to join America’s next generation of college and...

Fri, 02/14/2014 — Finding renewable energy sources to sustain the environment and the economy is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Wai-Lun Chan, assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received a prestigious award from...

Thu, 02/13/2014 — It’s nothing new for journalism students to take an internship while completing their degree. The University of Kansas’ William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications has put a unique twist on the tried-and-true program,...

Thu, 02/13/2014 — San Diego’s Heaven’s Gate. Jonestown's Peoples Temple. Southern California's Manson Family.  Accused of brainwashing and causing tragedy, groups such as these have colored the public's view of spiritually driven communal living or cults....

Thu, 02/13/2014 — Delta Epsilon Iota will host the free event “50 Jobs in 50 States, Exploring America’s Cultures, Careers, and Environments,” which will take place from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Kansas Union, Big 12 Room. University of...

Wed, 02/12/2014 — Anne D. Hedeman, Judith Harris Murphy Distinguished Professor of Art History, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Lied Center Pavilion. Her lecture, "Imagining the Past: Interplay between Literary & Visual Imagery in Late...

Wed, 02/12/2014 —  Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses were selected to showcase their research projects for state legislators and the public at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit. The event will be 10...

Wed, 02/12/2014 — The University of Kansas has experts who can provide insight into the rising tensions surrounding Ukraine’s political and economic crisis. Since November, Ukraine has witnessed some of its largest political demonstrations in recent history,...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Political pundits and operatives today spend plenty of time dissecting the modern gender gap, mainly why women vote at higher rates than men and tend to support more liberal policies and Democratic candidates. But a University of Kansas...

Tue, 02/11/2014 —  The University of Kansas School of Education today announced a pilot program to make attaining a graduate degree more affordable for Kansas residents working in education. Educators who live in Kansas and are employed by a Pre K -12 private or...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Twenty-one University of Kansas and KU Medical Center undergraduate students and five master’s students will join their peers from other Kansas Board of Regents public universities in Topeka to present their research to legislators and the...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Shirley Temple Black, the iconic child film star known for singing and dancing to cheer up Americans during the Great Depression, died Monday, Feb. 10, at her home in California. University of Kansas experts are available to speak about Temple...

Tue, 02/11/2014 —  The Department of Classics at the University of Kansas will stage an event to celebrate the art of literary translation and to honor the retirement of one of its professors, who is renowned in the field. A reading of “Antigonick” will be...

Tue, 02/11/2014 — Engineering and computing students who want to connect with potential employers should plan to attend the Spring Engineering and Computing Career Fair. The career fair runs from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, on the fifth and...

Mon, 02/10/2014 — University of Kansas alumnus Clay C. Blair III, of Olathe, has made a $100,000 gift for the KU Venture Fund. The university and KU Endowment established the fund to help startup companies move research discoveries from KU into the marketplace...


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