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Tue, 11/14/2017 — YODER – Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 3. Kansas City, Missouri, FBI Special Agent in Charge Darrin Jones was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the 247th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training July 31, represented 41 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course

Tue, 11/14/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences welcomes Bill James as keynote speaker at this year’s James Naismith Lecture Series.  This year’s lecture, “Transitioning from Naïve to Professional...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — The University of Kansas Office of Multicultural Affairs is accepting applications for the 2018 cohort of the Social Justice Fellows Program. Now entering its third year, the program provides intensive direction to faculty and staff on issues...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — One of the most frequently quoted phrases in philosopher John Stuart Mill's essay "Utilitarianism" — published in 1861 — is "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — His characters have traveled the galaxies. He has traversed the globe, creating, studying and promoting science fiction. Now, at age 94, the dean of sci-fi authors, University of Kansas English Professor Emeritus James Gunn, has written a memoir...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — University of Kansas professors will take part in a panel, "Russian Interference, Cybersecurity, Micro-Targeting and the 2016 Election," part of the Global Headline Series. The event will take place 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Centennial...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — It’s “over and out” for “Right Between the Ears.” After more than 30 years of live shows, the award-winning sketch comedy series from Kansas Public Radio will present its last show at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Liberty Hall. “After 32 years,...

Mon, 11/13/2017 —  After a hard-fought political battle so close that an evenly divided U.S. Senate required the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump recently signed the repeal of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that...

Fri, 11/10/2017 — In its earliest days, Project Consent was only a single Instagram page with an enormous goal: End sexual assault. Sara Li, a junior in the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, said her goal in...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — A gift of more than $1.3 million from the estate of University of Kansas alumni Perry Rashleigh and Rosemary Jones Rashleigh will create five Rashleigh Family Scholarships for students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, math and English. The...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — LAWRENCE – A faculty member and administrator who has been at the forefront of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts at KU and in her department has been named the new associate dean for diversity, equity & inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Nicole Hodges Persley, associate professor and chair of the Department of Theatre, will begin her appointment as associate dean for DEI starting Jan. 1. “Nicole will bring a combination of scholarly expertise and interpersonal awareness to the challenges of this role,” said Carl Lejuez, dean of the College. “She has an incredible portfolio of experience in enacting conversations and meaningful

Thu, 11/09/2017 — Byron Scott, former NBA head coach and player, and Charles Norris, a longtime business executive, will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at Capitol Federal Hall. The two will discuss...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will host the annual Waggoner Research Colloquium, set for 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The format includes an...

Wed, 11/08/2017 — A new flag will fly in front of The Commons at Spooner Hall as part of a nationwide public art project, “Pledges of Allegiance,” commissioned by Creative Time, a New York–based public arts nonprofit. “Pledges of Allegiance” is a...

Wed, 11/08/2017 — The computer simulations used to design, optimize, test or control a vast range of objects and products in our daily lives are underpinned by finite element methods. Finite element simulations use a mesh of geometric shapes — triangles,...

Wed, 11/08/2017 — The election Nov. 7 in Virginia of the first openly transgender person to a state legislature is historic for the transgender movement, said a University of Kansas scholar of LGBT political movements. Danica Roem, a Democrat, on Tuesday...

Tue, 11/07/2017 —  Pitchers, catchers, offensive linemen, tennis players, divers, sprinters and lacrosse players don’t usually perform on the same field. But in a University of Kansas lab, all of those athletes, as well as anyone interested in their athletic...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — We’re surrounded by dynamic systems — systems demonstrating behavior changing through time — in engineering, nature, civilization, even our personal lives. Even an ordinary bathtub could be considered a dynamic system with inflow and...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – For two nights, Antonin Dvorak, American gamelan music, epic pirate music and hip-hop will share the stage as University Dance Company performs with UNITY Dance Crew. The shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-17 at the Lied Center of Kansas. Aug. 11, 1973, marked the birth of hip-hop, dated from the moment Kool Herc and Coke La Rock mixed music and the mic in the Boogie Down Bronx. To commemorate the 44th anniversary, guest artist and part-time KU dance instructor Maya Tillman-Rayton created “Let the Groove Get In.” Featuring UNITY Dance Crew, “Groove” is a feel-good piece that showcases the most positive element of hip-hop culture: a cypher – or a

Tue, 11/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – A new video titled “Stoplights Don’t Stop Us!” tells the story of people with disabilities in Emporia who advocated for change in their community as part of their involvement in a University of Kansas research project. As a result of their work with the city of Emporia and the Kansas Department of Transportation, more time was added to the crosswalk timer at a busy downtown intersection, which is also a state highway. This change makes it safer for all residents of the community to cross the street. These advocates carried out their work as part of a project conducted by KU’s Research & Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) and KU’s Center


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