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Mon, 09/17/2018 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the student-led Homecoming Steering Committee have named Howard and Debra Cohen of Leawood as winners of this year’s Rich and Judy Billings Spirit of 1912 Award. The annual award recognizes...

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...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — The first French Fulbright student to pursue a business degree in 1952 will return to the University of Kansas next week to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Franco-U.S. Fulbright relationship. Jean Choplin is a co-founder of AIESEC, an...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — As the new school year begins, 11 high school science teachers across Kansas are stepping into their classrooms with new knowledge and skills, gained at the University of Kansas, to share with their students. They spent a week together this...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — Neal Kingston, University Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology & Research, will make a public presentation on Tuesday, Sept. 18, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. He is the second of...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — The Freeman Foundation has awarded the Spencer Museum of Art $437,261 to develop a K-12 outreach program focused on Asian art. Through this two-year grant, the Spencer Museum will partner with Salina Arts & Humanities to create educational...

Fri, 09/14/2018 — KU Libraries, in partnership with Lawrence Public Library, are pleased to announce an exciting series of local screenings and discussions inspired by PBS's “The Great American Read” that will highlight the expertise of five KU faculty...

Thu, 09/13/2018 — Paul Ortiz, associate professor of history at the University of Florida, will give a lecture based on his book "An African American and Latinx History of the United States" (Beacon Press) at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Hall Center...

Thu, 09/13/2018 — A University of Kansas urban planning researcher who has researched long-term risks and natural disasters in the North Carolina region is available to discuss the potential effects of Hurricane Florence, which is expected to hit the East Coast...

Thu, 09/13/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) received word it would be recognized for outstanding public service education, given by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration at its...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Killing more than 115 Americans every day, the opioid epidemic has become one of our nation’s foremost health crises. This year’s Kansas Law Review Symposium will bring together scholars of varying backgrounds to explore legal issues and...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — When mutual fund managers are armed with expertise from previous careers outside the financial sector, they can use that information to generate an investment advantage, according to a study led by a University of Kansas finance...

Wed, 09/12/2018 —  Energy extraction contributes to climate change that hits tribal land especially hard. When temporary extraction camps set up near reservations, sexual violence against Indian women and children spikes. Trump administration policies are...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Elaina Sutley, assistant professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering at the University of Kansas, investigates how communities bounce back from natural disasters like Hurricane Florence, which is poised to impact the...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – The third annual State of the College will be an opportunity for faculty, staff and students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to interact with new Interim Dean Clarence Lang. Lang will build on previous years’ discussion on the College’s strategic plan, sharing progress on initiatives. The plan lays out actions aimed at student success and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, scholarly and pedagogical support for faculty, professional development for staff and strategic growth for the College as a whole, with emphasis throughout on sustaining an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion. Notable developments

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Rob Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Capitol Federal Hall. He will join Dean Paige Fields for a...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Galaxies like our own Milky Way are factories that use gravity to fashion new stars out of molecular hydrogen gas. “The Milky Way is turning gas into stars at about an average of the mass of the sun every year,” said Gregory Rudnick,...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Professor Cheryl Conrad, assistant vice president of research development and research integrity officer at Arizona State University, will make a public presentation Friday, Sept. 14, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the...

Tue, 09/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Yes, University of Kansas Professor of Film & Media Studies Kevin Willmott is co-writer of one of the summer’s critical and box-office movie smashes, Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman.” But he is hardly resting on his laurels, even if they include the Grand Prix Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. Rather, Willmott’s new play about the life of then-teenage college student Martin Luther King Jr., “Becoming Martin,” premieres Sept. 18 at The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. In fact, King was just 15 when he was accepted into Morehouse College in Atlanta, and the play examines the historically black college’s decision to admit such a young

Tue, 09/11/2018 — For a number of years, every freshman at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst has received a copy of W.E.B. Du Bois’ “The Souls of Black Folk.” This year they will receive a copy of a new edition with an introduction by Shawn Leigh...


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