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Thu, 01/09/2020 — How do we practice care? This question is at the heart of a weekly series of programs offered at The Commons in collaboration with the Institute for Policy & Social Research Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities. Each...

Wed, 01/08/2020 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the opening of “What Would a Woman Offer Her Country?: Elizabeth Dole’s Ground-breaking, Trail-blazing Life of Service,” the inaugural exhibition of the newly opened Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room at the institute. The exhibition features over 100 items from her personal collections, documenting her career across six decades of public service. The title is inspired by a 1999 speech given by Dole, in which she asked, “What would I as a woman offer our country?” “This centennial year of women’s suffrage, as well as an election year, is an ideal opportunity to

Tue, 01/07/2020 — KU Libraries, along with key partners, has announced an upcoming Software Carpentry Workshop. Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get work done in less time by teaching basic research computing skills. The workshop will take place...

Tue, 01/07/2020 — The late KU professor Robert Wilson’s passion and preeminent scholarly achievements in teaching and studying the evolution of small mammals have inspired gift commitments totaling $950,000 from colleagues, friends and family — in...

Tue, 01/07/2020 — In 2015, when researchers at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum released the free Digital Atlas of Ancient Life app, they didn’t know what kind of reception the smartphone-based field guide might receive.

Thu, 01/02/2020 — When food we’ve swallowed reaches our stomachs, it finds an acidic environment. The low pH in the stomach helps to begin digestion — and has been thought to kill the bacteria that hides in food that otherwise could harm our bodies. However,...

Thu, 01/02/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Business will begin offering a master’s degree in business analytics next fall. The program, which is STEM-certified, aims to train students in how to uncover highly relevant data insights using advanced...

Thu, 01/02/2020 — Sixteen University of Kansas School of Pharmacy students will take a three-day trip across Kansas next week to visit 13 independent community pharmacies. Dean Ronald Ragan and Senior Associate Dean Gene Hotchkiss will accompany the students on...

Thu, 12/26/2019 — The names of 1,355 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 58 Kansas counties; 40 other states and Washington, D.C.; and 58 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are...

Fri, 12/20/2019 — LAWRENCE – Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, has been selected to receive the 2020 William Allen White Foundation National Citation. The award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding journalistic service, comes from a vote of the trustees of the William Allen White Foundation, which is named in honor of White. Baron will accept the award on William Allen White Day, which is April 16, 2020, on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence. Baron’s speech, at 3 p.m. in the ballroom of the Kansas Union, is free and open to the public. Baron, who became executive editor of The Washington Post in 2013, oversees the newspaper’s print and digital

Fri, 12/20/2019 — If economics is a game, Tarun Sabarwal would make a worthy opponent. An expert in “game theory,” the professor of economics at the University of Kansas creates and studies mathematical models designed to predict behavior. “Game theory...

Fri, 12/20/2019 — "Retro Cocktail Hour" brings Cinema a Go-Go back to the big screen at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Liberty Hall. It’s a night filled with teenage rebellion, hot rods and poor choices from the casts and characters of "High School Confidential"...

Thu, 12/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – Earlier this year, a remarkable new fossil specimen was unearthed in the Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of China by area fossil hunters – possibly a huge ancient spider species, as yet unknown to science. The locals sold the fossil to scientists at the Dalian Natural History Museum in Liaoning, China, who published a description of the fossil species in Acta Geologica Sinica, the peer-reviewed journal of the Geological Society of China. The Chinese team gave the spider the scientific name Mongolarachne chaoyangensis. But other scientists in Beijing, upon seeing the paper, had suspicions. The spider fossil was huge and strange looking. Concerned,

Thu, 12/19/2019 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels the first week of January.  Weather permitting, the KGS crew will be working near Colby and Atwood on Jan. 2;...

Thu, 12/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s winter membership drive surpassed its fundraising goals this December, bringing in more than $49,000 in pledges. The two-day mini-drive, dubbed the "KPR Holiday Socktacular," took place on Dec 5 and 6. Members who donated at a certain level were eligible to receive a pair of KPR-branded socks, and the KPR advisory board signed on to donate socks to local community shelters for every pledge received during the drive. Because of the success of the drive, board members will donate 480 pairs of socks, which will be distributed to the Lawrence Community Shelter, the Topeka Rescue Mission, the Manhattan Emergency Shelter and the Emporia

Wed, 12/18/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) has been awarded a prestigious grant from the Tinker Foundation to fund graduate student research in Latin America. The two-year Tinker Field Research Grant will...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — The University of Kansas will rename a premier research facility in honor of the chancellor who made it a reality. KU will rename its Integrated Science Building in honor of former Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, whose leadership from...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — Every day, people come together to address challenges facing their communities, such as homelessness, economic development or environmental protection that are not quickly or easily solved. While all are well-intentioned, and collaborations...

Wed, 12/18/2019 — An acclaimed television journalist and a renowned artist will each receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas next spring. Bill Kurtis and Roger Shimomura will both receive an honorary degree at KU’s 148th Commencement in May...

Tue, 12/17/2019 — A University of Kansas student has been nominated for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides for one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Priyanka Radadiya, a senior from Overland Park, is competing...


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