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Thu, 09/12/2019 — Throughout August and early September 2019, media around the world have reported on the extensive forest fires ravaging Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Much of the concern stems from the Amazon’s significance to regulating the world’s climate....

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Seven University of Kansas students and graduates received prestigious Fulbright awards to travel abroad to study, conduct research or teach English during the 2019-2020 academic year. Two additional KU students were selected as alternate...

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Steve Leonard, lecturer and director of the University of Kansas School of Business’ Master of Science in Business and Organizational Leadership program, has been selected as a senior fellow by the Modern War Institute (MWI) at West...

Thu, 09/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – Michele Casavant joined the dean’s administrative team at the University of Kansas School of Education, effective Sept. 1. Casavant replaced Lon Dehnert, who retired from his role during summer 2019. Casavant has been with the School of Education since 2003 as the school’s coordinator of advising, and she has served as the director of the advising center since 2009. She also currently leads the school’s Multicultural Scholars Program and has served on several key committees. In her new role, Casavant will take on the support role for the school’s online programs and technology services. Other responsibilities as assistant dean will include continued

Wed, 09/11/2019 — For those interested in learning how to be a better ally to undocumented immigrants in the U.S., a University of Kansas center will host a workshop for the KU and Lawrence communities. The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will...

Wed, 09/11/2019 —  In the popular television show “Parks and Recreation,” public servant Leslie Knope once said when people yell at her she hears them “caring loudly.” Bearing the emotions of angry communities might be a comedic TV trope, but public...

Wed, 09/11/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries are offering updated location schedules and renovated spaces for students, faculty and staff across campus. The Spahr Engineering Library’s hours of operation will now align with the location schedules of...

Wed, 09/11/2019 — University of Kansas engineering students have a chance to make connections for that dream job or ideal internship at two major events later this month. The Fall Engineering & Computing Career Fair, set for noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18,...

Wed, 09/11/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music will kick off the 2019-2020 performance season with the 20th Annual Collage Concert, a free celebration of the school’s many musical offerings.  The concert begins a season of more than 20 performances featuring KU music students at the Lied Center of Kansas. The Collage Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The performance is free with no ticket required, and the public is encouraged to attend. For those unable to attend, the Collage Concert will be livestreamed. Pulling from the school’s many ensembles and soloists, the Collage Concert is the school’s most musically diverse performance of the year and

Wed, 09/11/2019 —  President Donald Trump announced his administration would propose banning thousands of flavors used in electronic cigarettes in an effort to fight an increase in underage vaping. Under such a ban, the Food and Drug Administration would develop...

Tue, 09/10/2019 —  Professor Robin Kundis Craig will explore the law and policy surrounding water law topics when she delivers the Distinguished Water Law Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Law.  Craig will present “Water, Federal Agencies and the...

Tue, 09/10/2019 — This fall, 10 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Tue, 09/10/2019 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas plant biologists Carolyn Wessinger and Lena Hileman appreciate the sheer beauty of a field of colorful wildflowers as much as the next person. But what really gets their adrenaline pumping is understanding the evolutionary forces that render Earth’s blooms in such a stunning array of shapes and hues. A lot of that diversity stems from the birds and the bees. Flowers depend on these and other pollinators to reproduce, and they can adapt strategically to attract these creatures – sometimes altering their traits so dramatically that they lure an altogether new pollinator. But not all such strategies are created equal. In a new paper

Mon, 09/09/2019 — Author, illustrator and researcher Jonny Sun, notable for his humorous and interpersonal works, will deliver the 2019 Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture. Sun will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Liberty Hall. His presentation, hosted by The Commons at the...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — The University of Kansas increased its ranking two spots to 59th among public universities in the 2020 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released Sept. 9. “We recognize the importance of these rankings,...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — New findings from University of Kansas experimental nuclear physicists Daniel Tapia Takaki and Aleksandr (Sasha) Bylinkin were just published in the European Physical Journal C. The paper centers on work at the Compact Muon Solenoid, an...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — Every year thousands of people from around the world die because of antibiotic-resistant microbials. Overprescription and misuse of antibiotics have led to the growing crisis, and a new study from the University of Kansas has found that factors...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — Phil Stinson points to a miniature marble head of a Dacian chieftain. “The Romans would have thought of this as the image of a so-called ‘barbarian,’ a member of a Germanic tribe at war with the Romans,” said Stinson, associate...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — Brittney Cooper, best-selling author of "Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Liberty Hall. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. A book signing...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — A little more than a century ago, women were being beaten, jailed and staging hunger strikes to secure the right for themselves and other women to vote. If those struggles have disappeared from the public consciousness, seven months of events at...


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