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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....

Thu, 03/07/2019 — LAWRENCE – Denise Farmer, student success coach within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Online degree completion program, 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 Achievement in Student Services) is presented annually by the Board of Class Officers to a staff member. The annual award recognizes distinguished achievements in student services that show a commitment to the needs of KU students and contribute to the welfare of students. In her role, Farmer is responsible for advising students in the College’s online program as well as advising on-

Thu, 03/07/2019 — A gift of more than $2.8 million from the estate of a California couple who were native Kansans will fund scholarships for medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Alton and Helen Knechtel, of Chula Vista, California,...

Thu, 03/07/2019 — The university community is invited to attend public presentations delivered by three finalists for director of the University Honors Program at the University of Kansas. The finalists will give public presentations the two weeks following...

Thu, 03/07/2019 — Beginning Monday, March 11, work is scheduled to begin on the 19th Street Reconstruction and Pedestrian Tunnel projects at the south end of the Lawrence campus. The work entails street, sidewalk, waterline, storm and sanitary sewer...

Wed, 03/06/2019 — Individuals who have retired since Aug. 1, 2018, and those who are currently known to be retiring by July 31, 2019, will be honored at a luncheon this spring.   University Support Staff and Unclassified Professional Staff retirees will be...

Wed, 03/06/2019 — LAWRENCE – As far as historians know, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) never left the British Isles. But the Mediterranean Sea, and the lands bordering it, loomed large in his literary imagination and serves as the setting for some 23 plays. Then, as now, it was a place where continents, cultures and people came together, sometimes harmoniously and sometimes clashing. The Bard’s notions about crossing boundaries both geographic and socially constructed are explored in a new special issue of the journal Mediterranean Studies, guest-edited by University of Kansas Professor of English Geraldo Sousa. KU Professor Emeritus of English David Bergeron and two KU alumni

Wed, 03/06/2019 — Every spring, the NCAA basketball tournament tips off and people around the country call in sick, take long lunch hours or watch games at their desk, sometimes in a clandestine fashion, sometimes in the open. And just as regularly, stories...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — The Kansas Supreme Court is set to visit the University of Kansas as part of an ongoing outreach program to familiarize Kansans with the high court and its work. During the special evening session April 1, the Kansas Supreme Court will hear...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — Jill Ellingson, professor of human resource management and Dana Anderson Research Fellow, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The honor recognizes her distinguished contributions to the...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has announced the appointment of Gregory Crichlow as assistant professor of architecture. He will begin his work in this new capacity starting in fall 2019. Crichlow is currently...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — Three University of Kansas student designers who attended the recent Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), Region V went home with first-place awards from the judging panel: National First Place: Lexey Jost, second-year MFA...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — Can’t find your house keys? Frustrated by that sock that seemed to disappear during laundry? Don’t feel so bad. It turns out scientists have a hard time detecting some 95 percent of the matter and energy that make up the universe, according...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — The University of Kanas community is mourning the death James Sterbenz, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. He died Feb. 25 in Lawrence. “Professor Sterbenz was a dedicated scholar whose work on...

Mon, 03/04/2019 — The University of Kansas Lawrence campus will conduct an all-systems test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. The emergency tests coincide with the National Weather Service’s 2019 Severe Weather Awareness Week from...

Mon, 03/04/2019 —  The world of international trade is changing rapidly, with the United States and trading partners levying new tariffs, while new free trade agreements are formed and others scrapped. In the midst of the ongoing trade upheaval, a University of...

Mon, 03/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – American Indian law scholars and advocates will gather at the University of Kansas this week to discuss the “U.S. Supreme Court and the Future of Federal Indian Law” during the 23rd annual Tribal Law & Government Conference. The conference will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, March 8, in 104 Green Hall. Preview the schedule on the conference website. “Given the recent changes to the Supreme Court with the additions of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, now is a critical time to consider how such changes potentially impact Indian country,” said Elizabeth Kronk Warner, professor of law and director of KU Law’s Tribal Law & Government Center. “

Mon, 03/04/2019 — Where do the stories we tell about the weather come from? How long have we been telling them? Centuries before the advent of global warming accelerated by industrialization, humans imagined their own actions to bring about weather events....

Mon, 03/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is looking for your unique design to place on the 2019 KPR Membership Coffee Mug that we will give out this summer to members of KPR at our Ice Cream Social. The event will take place from 5-7 p.m. June 20 at the Lawrence Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St. One design will be featured on the 2019 KPR coffee mugs. The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate from Downtown Lawrence Inc., free tickets to upcoming KPR events for the year, a poster book from Wonder Fair, two of the mugs with your design printed on them and a reception at KPR. The runner-up will receive a $25 Raven Book Store gift certificate, $20 Mad Greek gift

Fri, 03/01/2019 — KU Libraries are now accepting submissions for the 63rd annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest. All KU students — graduate and undergraduate — are eligible and encouraged to enter. In 1957, Elizabeth Snyder established a book-collecting...


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