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Thu, 03/29/2018 — The Department of Mathematics will host a renowned academic and member of the National Academy of Sciences for its inaugural Distinguished Lecture Series, set for 4 p.m. April 12 in 120 Snow Hall. Constantine Dafermos, Alumni-Alumnae...

Wed, 03/28/2018 — Chinese activist and curator of the exhibition “Above Ground: 40 Moments of Transformation” Lu Pin will speak at the Spencer Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Lu’s talk will examine the public demonstrations of Young Feminist...

Wed, 03/28/2018 — The University of Kansas debate team of seniors Quaram Robinson and Will Katz won the 72nd National Debate Tournament, which took place March 20-27 at Wichita State University. It is the sixth time a KU team has won the national championship...

Wed, 03/28/2018 — Opening next week, the Frank R. Burge Student Union, part of KU’s new Central District, will serve as a flexible venue with all the amenities needed to host academic conferences, meetings and other events. “We’re excited about the...

Wed, 03/28/2018 — Turns out the ancient Greek knew what he was talking about. In the first study of its kind, a University of Kansas professor has defined the amount of time necessary to make a friend as well as how long it typically takes to move through the...

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Wed, 03/28/2018 — The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded the University of Kansas TRIO McNair Scholars Program a perfect score in its refunding application for a $280,000-per-year grant for five years that will allow the program to continue serving KU...

Tue, 03/27/2018 — LAWRENCE – If you’re a poet who paddles the rivers and lakes of northeast Kansas, you might find a goatfish cowtooth. Stephen Johnson, a senior lecturer in the University of Kansas Department of English, has. “Goatfish / Cowtooth” is the title of his new collection of poetry, published in 2017 by Kansas City, Missouri-based Spartan Press. “I have jawbones of cattle I’ve found on Kaw River sandbars,” Johnson said. “Cow’s teeth, fish bones and other bones. They are wonderful to behold, like little relics of saints, but they are from dead catfish and gar.” Johnson’s first collection contains poems about fishing, about working in an Alaskan fishery, about family and

Tue, 03/27/2018 —  Across the country, affordable checking is becoming a thing of the past. Bank of America recently ended its free online checking account offer, but “main street banks” and small institutions are taking similar measures. A report co-authored...

Tue, 03/27/2018 — Six students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Tue, 03/27/2018 — The KU Public Safety Office Emergency Management Department is hosting the second event in a “lunch and learn” lecture series about interdisciplinary issues within disasters and emergencies. KU professors and scholars will share their fresh...

Waton Library, Gothic revival building, at dusk
Mon, 03/26/2018 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Sarah Deer, professor in the School of Public Affairs & Administration, Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, and the School of Law. “Resilience and Resistance:

Mon, 03/26/2018 — The University of Kansas’ observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month will culminate April 9 with Embrace Your Voice, an event bringing together three leaders of the cause. Embrace Your Voice will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Burge Union....

In darkened room, two artists work on a piece for Big Botany.
Mon, 03/26/2018 — Opening Tuesday at the Spencer Museum of Art, the exhibition “Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World” examines the integral relationships between humans and plants through works by more than 50 historical and contemporary artists...

Mon, 03/26/2018 — In his writings on sex and sexuality, Spanish Enlightenment author Martín Martínez provided the parameters on how to see and name the body based on its social functions. For scholars, the anatomist's work gets to the heart of a debate...

Hall Center for the Humanities
Mon, 03/26/2018 — For the past 30 years, the Seaver Lecture Series has been an opportunity for KU faculty to present research related to continuing issues in Western Civilization.  Shannon O’Lear will give this year’s lecture at 4:30 p.m. Thursday,...

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Thu, 03/22/2018 — Coming soon to the University Theatre stage, “Perfect Arrangement” explores the challenges of maintaining a queer family during the McCarthy era. Based on the early history of the gay rights movement, this acerbic comedy of love and...

Strong Hall in spring, with Academic Jay scupture in foreground
Wed, 03/21/2018 — Dawn Shew, director of undergraduate academic services for the School of Engineering, has been named the recipient of this year’s C.L.A.S.S. Award for her dedication to supporting students. The C.L.A.S.S. Award (Citation for Leadership and...

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Wed, 03/21/2018 — The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 46 graduate programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” rankings, which...

Wed, 03/21/2018 — University of Kansas researchers have reported that pregnant women who consumed a supplement of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), a nutrient added to U.S. infant formulas since 2002, tend to have children with higher fat-free body mass at 5 years old.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry James Blakemore, wearing safety goggles, stands next to equipment in his laboratory.
Wed, 03/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – Recent headlines about melting permafrost threatening the world’s foremost seed bank drive home the timeliness of “Big Botany: Conversations with the Plant World,” an exhibition opening next week at the Spencer Museum of Art that features photographs of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault and other seed banks among its 100-plus artworks. Spencer Museum Associate Director and Senior Curator Stephen Goddard, a lifelong gardener and former University of Kansas professor of art history, said the exhibition began to take shape in his mind as long as five years ago, and that he’s worked on it steadily for the past two or three years. It’s his contribution to the


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