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Wed, 03/29/2017 — Experience has been called a great teacher. On April 6, a University of Kansas distinguished professor will share observations on what entrepreneurial experience has taught him. Cory Berkland, the Solon E. Summerfield Distinguished Professor in...

Wed, 03/29/2017 — One consequence of global climate change is the likelihood of more extreme seesawing between drought and flood, a phenomenon dubbed “weather whiplash.” Now, researchers at the University of Kansas have published findings in the journal...

Wed, 03/29/2017 — The Liberty Mutual commercial mentions naming your car Brad and considering him part of your family. It's easy to try to carry on a conversation with Siri on your iPhone or Amazon's Alexa device from your living room. As technology has become...

Wed, 03/29/2017 — Rodolfo Torres, university distinguished professor of mathematics and associate vice chancellor for research and graduate studies, has received the 2017 Morrison Foundation Teaching Award. The award was established in 2008 by the Don and Pat...

Tue, 03/28/2017 —  Funding cuts to higher education have presented challenges to institutions across the country but have hit historically black colleges and universities especially hard. Combined with numerous other challenges the schools, commonly known as HBCUs,

Tue, 03/28/2017 — The University of Kansas, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and University College London (UCL) have received a $17.6 million Grand Challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to develop and produce a...

Tue, 03/28/2017 — Though the destruction in 2001 of the monumental Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan, by the Taliban might be an extreme example, it points out that the physical manifestations of cultural heritage must be supported by the local community in order...

Tue, 03/28/2017 — LAWRENCE – After several rounds of competition over the past several days, the University of Kansas Debate Team reached the quarterfinals before ending their run at the 71st National Debate Tournament. Jacob Hegna and Henry Walter were the highest finishers for KU, reaching the quarterfinals of the tournament on Monday. This year’s competition was hosted by KU at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park. KU was represented by three teams: Hegna, sophomore from Overland Park, majoring in computer science and mathematics; and Walter, sophomore from Overland Park, majoring in economics and political science. Quaram Robinson, junior from Round Rock, Texas, pre-law and

Tue, 03/28/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Kansas has partnered with Turner Unified School District 202 this year to provide local educators with a customized leadership development experience. The Turner USD Leadership Academy was created in partnership with the faculty from the educational administration program at KU. It’s based on the primary goal of identifying and developing current and future building- and district-level administrators in the region. The Academy includes one (or two) phases, depending on the goal of the individual participant. “It’s been a rewarding opportunity to partner with Turner School

Tue, 03/28/2017 — A University of Kansas researcher of climate policy and environmental performance is available to discuss President Donald Trump's executive order issued Tuesday. According to national news reports, the order is intended to roll back much of...

Tue, 03/28/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Civic and Social Responsibility will have its 10th annual Matchmakers workshop for faculty and community agencies from 3:30 to 5 p.m. April 11. The theme for this year’s Matchmakers event will be diversity,...

Tue, 03/28/2017 — During the 2013 parliamentary elections in Germany, the major political parties won comfortably, but groups on the fringe harped on the Greek bailout, the European Union's influence and immigration. Now, like many European countries with...

Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – Nikki Giovanni, one of the most acclaimed poets to emerge from the Civil Rights Era and Black Arts Movement, will visit the University of Kansas to deliver a lecture. Giovanni will present “Poetry: A New Conversation” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. A book signing will follow immediately after. An open forum with students is also scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 5, at the Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center. Giovanni is known as a prolific poet, writer, activist and educator. She established herself in her early career as a prominent voice with a revolutionary perspective on political, social and cultural

Mon, 03/27/2017 — The University Press of Kansas will once again display the AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show, set for March 27-April 7. The public is invited to view this free, hands-on exhibition from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at UPK, 2502 Westbrooke...

Mon, 03/27/2017 — A wave of rallies and protests on the corruption of Vladimir Putin's government is rare behavior in Russia in recent years and could provide clues into the developing political climate there, said a University of Kansas researcher of Russian...

Mon, 03/27/2017 — Hacks of the Democrats’ emails and allegations of varying levels of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election generated nearly endless news coverage, and the fallout continues today — with some saying the coverage helped elect...

Mon, 03/27/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Urban Planning will join the School of Public Affairs & Administration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas, effective July 1. Urban planning is currently one of three departments in the School of Architecture, Design & Planning. The move to the public affairs & administration school reflects common interests and strengths in public policy research among the faculty of the two programs. The school is ranked as the top university program in city management and urban policy, according to U.S. News & World Report. “I am excited to welcome urban planning to the College and our School of

Mon, 03/27/2017 — A University of Kansas economist is scheduled to testify Tuesday before a congressional working group focusing on helping women overcome barriers to success in the private sector. Donna Ginther, professor of economics and director of the KU...

Mon, 03/27/2017 — “Anon(ymous)” is a contemporary retelling of “The Odyssey” and centered around immigration. It is a story about family, identity, and ultimately, how the journey is often just as important as the destination. Performances are at 7:30 p.m.

Wed, 03/22/2017 — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in a decision that is expected to strengthen the rights of students with disabilities across the nation by requiring public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards.


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