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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

Mon, 11/06/2017 — On Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host two MacArthur Fellows for a discussion about working across disciplines. University of Kansas paleontologist Christopher Beard and sculptor Elizabeth Turk will speak about how their work intersects...

Mon, 11/06/2017 — LAWRENCE  –  Kansas Public Radio’s Kaye McIntyre will moderate a panel discussion on DACA and the DREAMers featuring Marta Caminero-Santangelo, professor and interim director of the University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Lua Yuille, associate professor of law. The discussion is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 6, at Lawrence Public Library. Students and young people affected by DACA are encouraged to join the conversation. The panel is part of Kansas Public Radio and Lawrence Public Library’s Points of View Series, a series of panel discussions on current topics.   The 2012 Obama administration

Mon, 11/06/2017 — A University of Kansas education technical assistance and research center is on the way to “changing the face of education” in California by implementing a framework of education that uses research-backed practices to support the academic,...

Mon, 11/06/2017 — The history of Midwest Jews is an area ripe for scholarship, and the University of Kansas is well-placed to be a center of such study, according to a researcher who has begun working on a book on the subject. David Katzman, professor emeritus...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — Higher education is filled with anecdotes of promising graduate students destined for scholarly and professional success until life gets in the way. Now, when life deals a harsh blow, graduate students at the University of Kansas will be able to...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — University of Kansas professors will present an all-day event next week that will examine the consequences of misinformation in democratic societies and how to detect, address and combat the creation and dissemination of fake news. Hyunjin Seo,...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned a major grant for its role as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas. The BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. Small...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — The latest University Theatre production, “Rhinoceros,” will take audiences on a visual and satirical romp that offers insight on totalitarianism, xenophobia and human will. The play is considered playwright Eugene Ionesco’s masterpiece....

Thu, 11/02/2017 — Last year, the sixth Black Literary Suite at the University of Kansas focused on writers from Mississippi. This fall, the seventh Black Literary Suite takes on a broader theme under the rubric “Reclaiming the Black Body: Women Writing...

Thu, 11/02/2017 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2017-2018 Strategies Event Series, which will include three interactive professional development lectures at the Edwards Campus.  The first session of the series,...

Wed, 11/01/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Education will welcome Kathleen Lane, professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2017-2018 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured lecturer.  The lecture,...

Wed, 11/01/2017 — Astronomer Gregory Rudnick sees the universe crisscrossed by something like an interstellar superhighway system. Filaments — the strands of aggregated matter that stretch millions of light years across the universe to connect galaxy clusters...

Tue, 10/31/2017 — The Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas will work in collaboration with Greenbush, the Southeast Kansas education service center, to host the Fall 2017 Coaches Workshop for the region’s PK-12 coaches...

Tue, 10/31/2017 — The KU Alumni Association has launched a new campaign that encourages Jayhawks nationwide to give back to their communities during the month of November. KU Cares Month of Service provides alumni with opportunities to volunteer at...

Tue, 10/31/2017 —  Sixteen scholars in programs from the Office for Diversity in Science Training (ODST) participated the 2017 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference earlier this month in Salt Lake City.  “I am very...

Tue, 10/31/2017 — Unlike past decades, fewer Americans are familiar with those who die in combat or even serve in the military, according to John Kelly, White House chief of staff and retired Marine general. "They are the best 1 percent this country produces....

Tue, 10/31/2017 — In 2015, the National Spectrum Consortium auctioned off portions of the electromagnetic spectrum once used by government agencies to mobile-phone companies. As a result, entities like the Department of Defense and Test Resource Management...

Tue, 10/31/2017 — The names of 1,050 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 37 Kansas counties, 42 other states and 23 other countries and territories — have been announced by the University Registrar.  Some graduates have...


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