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Mon, 09/24/2018 — Eight finalists have been selected for the 28th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. The finalists, all seniors, will participate in the Homecoming parade at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27,...

Mon, 09/24/2018 —  Rod Rosenstein, deputy attorney general, is expected to leave his position, media outlets are reporting, and he will meet with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss his future. The news comes after it was reported last week he considered...

Fri, 09/21/2018 — The Torch chapter of Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society at the University of Kansas has announced its new members. Members of Mortar Board are dedicated to scholarship, leadership and service. They are committed to bettering...

Fri, 09/21/2018 — More than 800 fifth-grade students from Douglas County will converge on the Bloomington Park area of Clinton Lake next week for the Douglas County Water Festival. Make Every Drop Count, set for Sept. 28, is an event where students learn about...

Fri, 09/21/2018 — Three faculty members from the University of Kansas Department of Sociology have been chosen to hold named professorships. Each will be recognized for outstanding contributions to the department, university and profession.  Associate...

Thu, 09/20/2018 — Sixty-three new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “There are many reasons to be excited...

Thu, 09/20/2018 — At first blush, the musical “A Man of No Importance” might seem to resonate only with theatre insiders (it features a play within a play) or with the LGBTQIA community (the main character is a closeted gay man), but Lusie Cuskey, the...

Thu, 09/20/2018 — Carl Lejuez, interim provost and executive vice chancellor, and Mike Rounds, vice provost for operations, have announced the 2018-2019 class of Staff Fellows at the University of Kansas. The Staff Fellows Program makes KU a stronger institution...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — A one-day writing workshop and symposium will celebrate Jewish literature and creative writing in the heartland.  “Writing Jewish: Midrash, Myth and Miracle” is the second annual offering of the “Jews in the Midwest” speaker series. It...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — From the garden in your backyard to your local watershed to the entirety of North America, structural changes are taking place in the soil underfoot — and evidence suggests it’s happening faster than previously thought, altering water...

Wed, 09/19/2018 —  When students with intellectual disability are supported to set and go after goals for their future, based on their dreams, interests and abilities, their educational achievement, goal attainment and post-school employment have all been shown...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — Eight outstanding KU undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2018-2019. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — Cultural anthropologist Laura Hobson Herlihy is from New Orleans, so she knew a thing or two about Caribbean cuisine and culture before she traveled to Honduras on an academic research trip in 1997. Now, thanks to digital technology and KU...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — The University of Kansas community is saddened to announce the death of Professor Emeritus Ron Francisco at the age of 70 after a long illness. He was with his family in Oklahoma.   Francisco was a noted scholar of protest, repression and...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — The University of Kansas has gained international attention with its work in student-centered learning over the past five years. That leadership will be on display this week as instructors and administrators from a dozen research universities...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — People who feel anxious surrounding mass shootings tend to abandon their political ideology on typically divided issues, according to a study by two University of Kansas professors. Yet policymakers — especially those seeking gun law reforms...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Marta Caminero-Santangelo, professor of English and director of the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Tamara Falicov, professor of film & media studies and...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — A scholar with extensive experience working with Native American students will give a talk on how universities can collaborate with tribal communities to meet their research interests. Ed Galindo, faculty member at the University of Idaho and...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — The University of Kansas will host a career readiness workshop for alumni of the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Approximately 55 participants from across the Midwest will learn how to connect their...

Mon, 09/17/2018 — All University of Kansas faculty, staff and students are invited to attend ongoing campus budget conversations for the Lawrence campus. These conversations, led by Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, are an opportunity to...


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