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Fri, 09/29/2017 — Enrollment at the University of Kansas has grown for the fourth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 28,447 students enrolled across all campuses, an increase of 46 students from last year’s...

Fri, 09/29/2017 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio ended its successful fall membership drive with 1,807 listener pledges, surpassing the typical fall goal of $250,000. KPR’s 10-day fundraising campaign, which began Sept. 6, brought in $256,512 to go directly toward providing programming for KPR’s 115,000 listeners. The station recently received the largest budget cut in its 65-year history, with listener and corporate support now supplementing more than 72 percent of the KPR budget.  In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $55,711 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation that will donate if a specific amount of money is raised by listeners

Fri, 09/29/2017 — An award-winning scholar of modern Germany, the United States and West Africa will deliver a lecture at the University of Kansas examining how the American Civil War was also an international revolution against slavery. Andrew Zimmerman,...

Thu, 09/28/2017 — Joan Breton Connelly, MacArthur Fellowship winner and classical archaeologist at New York University, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Lied Center Pavilion. “The Parthenon Enigma” is free and open to the public. A reception...

Thu, 09/28/2017 — Two University of Kansas faculty members were recently recognized for their creative and effective approaches to instruction. Laura Mielke, associate professor of English, received the Byron T. Shutz Award for Excellence in Teaching. Evangelia...

Thu, 09/28/2017 — Christopher Freeburg, author of the prize-winning book "Melville and the Idea of Blackness: Race and Imperialism in  Nineteenth Century America" (2012), will deliver the 2017 American-British Lecture, "Returning to the Slave's Song.

Wed, 09/27/2017 — According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day by overdosing on opioids. While heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl account for part of the crisis, in 2015 about 2 million people in the U.S....

Wed, 09/27/2017 — The public is invited to the semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.  The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, includes research plantings, a...

Wed, 09/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – A leading researcher of language disorders in multicultural settings will be this year’s guest speaker in a lecture series presented at the University of Kansas. The second annual Betty H. Bunce Multicultural Lecture will be given by a professor whose research focuses on assessment of and intervention with bilingual and Spanish-speaking children who are at risk of language and academic difficulties. The presentation, “Evidence-Based Considerations for Language Intervention with Dual Language Learners,” will be given by Laida Restrepo, professor in the Department of Speech & Hearing Science at Arizona State University. The Bunce lecture is scheduled

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence. This year’s recipients: Nyla Branscombe,...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Bill Tuttle himself. Tuttle, a professor emeritus in the Department of American Studies, will speak on “My Life as a Student of African-American History and Culture.” His speech marks the 10th edition of the annual lecture series, as well...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — As people approach their final stage of life, whether they decide to remain in their home or seek to move to a more supportive place, it's often a well-thought-out choice and not a reactive decision, according to a new study that includes a...

Tue, 09/26/2017 — Transit riders in Lawrence have new, upgraded tools to find out when their bus will be arriving. Lawrence Transit upgraded its real-time bus system with a new app and texting function. The new free app is called “MyBusLawrence” and can be...

Mon, 09/25/2017 — Giving classic Greek mythology a contemporary spin, “Metamorphoses” explores the myths of Ovid through a modern lens, reimagining timeless tales of lovers, gods and kings. With 10 episodes, 10 actors, more than five dozen characters and a...

Mon, 09/25/2017 — Even though German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks to be re-elected, the recent vote there points to her party losing substantial ground. A University of Kansas researcher of European politics said the election results showed that Germany was not...

Mon, 09/25/2017 —  In order to teach a language to students, one must speak it well. However, research has shown that foreign language teachers sometimes graduate and begin teaching without having the level of proficiency they should. A University of Kansas...

Mon, 09/25/2017 — Minority public managers place more emphasis on both traditional values, like efficiency and effectiveness, and social equity when compared with their white counterparts, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher...

Fri, 09/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – Change is in the power of the appeal. Marianne Wilkinson, a longtime member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Kansas and Lawrence resident, attends courses in the Institute’s main classroom at the St. Andrews Office Facility and noticed a common need among her classmates. She approached Jim Peters, KU’s director of the Osher Institute and statewide outreach, about the need for a hearing loop in the classroom. When Peters said, “We just don’t have the money,” she replied, “Well, why don’t you ask us?” This was the impetus of a whirlwind campaign to update the classroom at 1515 St. Andrews Drive. In only seven days of the

Fri, 09/22/2017 — Nine alumni are the 2017 recipients of the KU Black Alumni Network’s Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award. The network, sponsored by the KU Alumni Association, will honor them Friday, Oct. 6, during its biennial reunion. The award...

Fri, 09/22/2017 — Scot Pollard and his wife, Dawn, in partnership with the School of Education, will host the 24th Annual Gale Sayers & Scot Pollard Golf Classic on Friday, Sept. 29, at Eagle Bend Golf Course. The 18-hole tournament is scheduled to tee off...


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