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Tue, 01/21/2020 — What cause are you willing to put your life on the line for? What if might be a futile gesture? Would you be in the streets today in Hong Kong? And what are you doing about the 1 million Uighur Muslims being forced into detention camps in...

Fri, 01/17/2020 — The University Career Center has opened nominations for Student Employee of the Year. The award was established to recognize student employees who embody service excellence, dedication and stellar academic achievement. Any supervisor may...

Fri, 01/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – To help faculty members gain skills to convey their research and discoveries to the public, the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas is offering a two-day workshop hosted by experts who blend techniques for public speaking with improvisational theater. Held Feb. 20-21 at The Commons, “Improving/Improvising” will lead faculty through hands-on, interactive activities designed to help them find common ground with an audience, speak at different levels of complexity for different audiences and answer questions about their work. The workshop will be led by Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, assistant professor of communication studies and assistant dean of

Fri, 01/17/2020 — The KU Memorial Union and KU History Project will host a public gallery opening on Wednesday, January 22nd, from 5-6:30pm for the newest exhibit “Game Changers” at the DeBruce Gallery, located in the DeBruce Center.

Fri, 01/17/2020 — The photography program at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has developed a new photography minor available to all students. “It is a valuable addition to any student’s main course of study,” said Elise Kirk,...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — University of Kansas faculty and staff are invited to attend the Spencer Museum of Art Digital Initiative Convening, which will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at The Commons at Spooner Hall. This event will highlight the...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — The University of Kansas debate team began the new decade by winning multiple tournaments in the opening days of January. KU debaters traveled across the country from Jan 2-11 with teams competing at five different tournaments. KU students won...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — The University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications is kicking off the spring semester with ribbon-cutting ceremonies to celebrate the completion of a multimillion-dollar renovation project of...

Thu, 01/16/2020 — The University of Kansas Office of Diversity & Equity invites the campus community to continue the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day into the week. “Efforts to protect civil rights and fight for social justice aren’t constrained...

Wed, 01/15/2020 — published in 1989 as the Iron Curtain was collapsing — Russia remains a strategic threat to Western democracy. One need only look at the ...

Wed, 01/15/2020 —  As climate change threatens the world, governments and organizations from around the globe have banded together to fight its effects. Yet that collaboration has not always carried over into the online world, where technology is often assumed to...

Wed, 01/15/2020 —  The United States and China announced they would sign an initial trade deal today, easing a two-year economic fight between the world’s two largest economies. Terms of the deal are said to include an opening of Chinese markets to more...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — Scot Pollard and his wife, Dawn, in partnership with the School of Education, will host the 2020 bowling party Jan. 24 at Royal Crest Bowling Lanes. On-site registration will open at 5:30 p.m., and the two-hour event is scheduled to begin at...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Dec. 20. Independence Police Chief Jerry Harrison was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — During the 1940s, the U.S. government commissioned a series of documentary films called “Why We Fight” to spur public support for World War II. Now two Army veterans have launched their own creative project titled “Why We Write: Craft...

Tue, 01/14/2020 — University of Kansas researcher Anthony Fehr is available to talk with media about the coronavirus outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, which the World Health Organization says could spread worldwide. Fehr, assistant professor of...

Mon, 01/13/2020 — Transgender rights have made significant progress in recent years thanks to court decisions and high-profile transgender individuals putting a spotlight on the issue. Much discrimination still exists, though, especially for young people without...

Mon, 01/13/2020 — LAWRENCE – You know that old saw about how doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result constitutes insanity? Well, a new paper by researchers in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas doesn’t go that far, but it does conclude that to counter anti-vaccine beliefs, those who favor universal vaccination against contagious diseases will have to do more than repeat the evidence denying the link between the MMR vaccine and autism. Instead, they will have to meet anti-vaxxers where they are: on contested ground where anecdotes, examples and conspiracy theories hold greater sway than scientific evidence. Brett Bricker,

Mon, 01/13/2020 — More than a hundred University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2019 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students...

Thu, 01/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law community is mourning the passing of former dean and longtime professor Martin Dickinson, who died Jan. 5 in Estes Park, Colorado. He was 81. Dickinson was KU Law’s longest-serving faculty member. He gave 48 years to the law school, from when he started teaching in 1967 until his retirement in 2015. He served as dean from 1971 to 1980, overseeing a time period that included the dedication of the law school’s current home at Green Hall. He was a visionary leader, advocating for the advancement of diverse and female law students and faculty well before the legal profession as a whole began to do so, said Stephen


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