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Wed, 03/20/2019 — Any time a play debuts in the Midwest, it’s an unusual and intriguing event for theatre-goers. The University Theatre’s season offers a similar opportunity March 29 when it brings “Sycorax” to the stage for its regional premiere. And if...

Wed, 03/20/2019 — The Department of Mathematics has announced the speaker for its spring Distinguished Lecture Series, set for later this month. Lawrence Craig Evans, professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and member of the National...

Tue, 03/19/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries, in collaboration with the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, are pleased to announce Textbook Heroes, a new initiative spotlighting KU faculty, staff, instructors and students who...

Tue, 03/19/2019 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Tue, 03/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – The conclusion of a second Trump-Kim summit with no North Korean opening to the West puts an even greater premium on the research that Maya Stiller, University of Kansas assistant professor of the history of art, has been able to do inside the hermit kingdom, and about which she continues to publish. In a forthcoming article in the 2019 edition of Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie (Journal of the Far East), a bilingual journal published by Ecole francaise d’Extreme-Orient (the French School of the Far East) in Paris, Stiller writes about medieval Buddhist practices revealed in a sacred mountain range just north of today’s Demilitarized Zone. She outlines the

Mon, 03/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – A paleontologist chronicling the prehistoric origin of bird flight and a chemist creating new technologies for personalized cancer treatment are the recipients of the inaugural KU Research Achievement Awards. David Burnham, preparator of vertebrate paleontology at the KU Biodiversity Institute, received the Staff Achievement Award; and Matt Jackson, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemistry, received the Postdoctoral Achievement Award. They will be honored during a ceremony April 23. The awards were established in 2018 to recognize the numerous contributions of unclassified professional staff to the research mission of the University of Kansas

Mon, 03/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – On the cusp of 80, Roger Shimomura is taking Dylan Thomas to heart, raging against the dying of the light with "American Muse," one of his largest and most politically pointed shows ever. The show opens April 5 at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. After nearly 150 solo shows, this event is the last one on his calendar, he said. And while his Seattle dealer could announce something any day, the University of Kansas professor emeritus has stopped accepting the visiting-artist gigs he did regularly during his 35 years (1969-2004) teaching at KU, and he has mostly stopped accepting interview requests.  He has donated his collection of

Mon, 03/18/2019 — Suman Mallik, associate professor of operations and supply chain management at the University of Kansas, will deliver the annual Shutz Lecture at 3:30 p.m. March 28 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. All are welcome to attend, and a...

Mon, 03/18/2019 —  The form is nearly as ubiquitous as the syllabus or the final exam. Near the end of the semester, students fill out professor evaluations. For decades, those surveys have been the standard for evaluating college teaching. As concerns about the...

Fri, 03/15/2019 — Fifty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 8. Independence Police Chief Jerry Harrison was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers...

Fri, 03/15/2019 — Journalists from The Journal are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White Foundation Board of Trustees. The Journal’s team of Karen Dillon, Chris Green, Bruce Janssen, Jeff Tuttle...

Thu, 03/14/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Education and the Edwards Campus in Overland Park have developed a new exercise science undergraduate degree program to fill the demand for health and wellness jobs in fields such as corporate fitness, exercise,

Wed, 03/13/2019 — Just as the tools of the classroom have changed from slates and blackboards to tablets and computers, so, too, have the learning goals changed. Reciting facts has yielded to demonstrating higher order learning, including argumentation,...

Tue, 03/12/2019 —  Across the country, black students are underrepresented in higher education, even while colleges and universities look for ways to boost enrollment. A University of Kansas doctoral student has conducted and presented research on barriers to...

Tue, 03/12/2019 — The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 48 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, released today. Last year, the university had nine top 10 and...

Mon, 03/11/2019 — From the time she was a young dancer just starting to learn Spain’s flamenco tradition, future University of Kansas Professor Michelle Heffner Hayes was concerned about the issue of improper cultural appropriation. “It’s even more highly...

Mon, 03/11/2019 — A team of KU Law students recently earned a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the international rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The international rounds will take place from March 31 to April 6 on...

Mon, 03/11/2019 —   The National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, used International Women’s Day on March 8 to announce its class of 2019 inductees. This year’s class includes University of Kansas Professor Sarah Deer, who has a joint...

Fri, 03/08/2019 — In the final round of the Three Minute Thesis competition Feb. 28, judges selected the first-place winner, Kait Howard. A master’s degree student in bioengineering, she received a $500 award and will represent KU at the Midwestern Association...

Fri, 03/08/2019 — Army ROTC and Marine ROTC Cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion will be catching a ride home from Fort Riley on Chinook helicopters this week. On Sunday, March 10, cadets will be airlifted as part of a joint training exercise....


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