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Wed, 03/21/2018 — A gift commitment of $690,000 from University of Kansas alumnus Don Sloan will establish a scholarship fund for art history students at KU.  Sloan, who grew up in Junction City, Kansas, is now semi-retired and living in Lawrence, said he was...

Tue, 03/20/2018 — Most historical accounts of the 1980s AIDS crisis presume the gay community lacked the capacity to respond to the devastating effects of the virus. However, a recent book by a University of Kansas researcher of the history of sexuality and U.S....

Mon, 03/19/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Brady Education Foundation has selected the University of Kansas Center for Montessori Research to manage the multisite database and conduct the aggregated analysis for a new study that will investigate how Montessori early childhood education affects the academic and social-emotional development of children. Specifically, the study will focus on determining whether Montessori education is equally effective across cultural groups and whether it reduces the effects of lower family income on children’s outcomes. Joining the KU Center for Montessori Research for the study will be data collection teams at Child Trends and the Riley Institute at Furman

Fri, 03/16/2018 — When Scott Kebler, an eight-year Marine Corps veteran, was looking for a place to attend college, he landed on the University of Kansas because of its high rating for veterans. Yet, when he arrived, he struggled to make the transition from...

Thu, 03/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Exactly 234 years since it was signed and sealed with red wax and 113 years since the Kansas Historical Society obtained it, a chance meeting between a University of Kansas Spanish scholar and a KHS archivist has resulted in the document’s translation and posting to the internet, furthering the possibilities for digital scholarship. The document in question is dated March 15, 1784. It is addressed to a representative "de la Nacion Ayoas" – of the Iowa(y) nation – and signed by Col. Don Estevan Miró, then the Spanish colonial governor of Louisiana. It had not been translated since KHS received it from a member of the Iowa tribe, presumably a descendant

Thu, 03/15/2018 — KU Libraries, along with key partners, are pleased to announce an upcoming Software Carpentry workshop. Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get work done in less time by teaching basic research computing skills. The workshop will...

Thu, 03/15/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Special Education will welcome Phil Ferguson, professor emeritus at Chapman University, to present at the Edward L. Meyen Distinguished Lecture Series. The 2018 event will begin with a casual reception at 4...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Students from the Lawrence, Valley Heights and Wichita areas will converge at the Capitol this week to take part in a celebration of quality afterschool programs. AFTERSCHOOL Day at the Capitol will feature activities in the arts and sciences...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Jazz and flamenco have been cross-pollinating for the better part of a century. On his 1960 album Sketches of Spain, American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis explored Spanish folk traditions. In the 1970s and ’80s, flamenco guitar master Paco de...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks in the top 25 percent of law schools sending graduates to the nation’s largest law firms, according to the National Law Journal’s annual report on “Go-To Law Schools.” KU ranked 18th among public law schools and 50th overall in percentage of new graduates hired at the 100 largest law firms in the country – with 8 percent of graduates in the class of 2017 joining those firms as associates. “The quality and affordability of a KU law degree make it possible for our graduates to pursue whatever career feeds their passions. Some choose the 'Big Law' route. Others take small-firm, business, government and

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Five faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2018 University Scholarly Achievement Awards recognizing significant scholarly or research achievements for scholars in the middle of their careers. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod will...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — Any resident of the Great Plains can attest to the massive scale of wind farms that increasingly dot the countryside. In the Midwest and elsewhere, wind energy accounts for an ever-bigger slice of U.S. energy production: In the past decade, $143...

Wed, 03/14/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures will host its first commencement recognition ceremony in 2018. The ceremony will take place at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. During this event, graduating students from the departments of African & African-American Studies; East Asian Languages & Cultures; French, Francophone & Italian Studies; Germanic Languages & Literatures; Slavic Languages & Literatures, and Spanish & Portuguese will be recognized for their academic achievements. “The students graduating from the SLLC represent some of KU’s best and brightest who

Tue, 03/13/2018 — Firms that use accounting practices that basically require more verification for good news than bad news can more easily avoid securities class-action lawsuits and improve the outcomes of litigation, according to a study that includes a...

Tue, 03/13/2018 — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he would appoint CIA director Mike Pompeo, a former Kansas congressman, to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. A University of Kansas researcher of American politics said the development marks a...

Tue, 03/13/2018 — Science can tell us all a few things about history. In his upcoming Inaugural Distinguished Professor Lecture, Dennis O’Rourke, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, will share some of the findings about the initial dispersal...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — Three candidates for the role of chief information officer at the University of Kansas will be on campus in April for interviews and presentations. Search committee chair and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Carl Lejuez...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — The NCAA Tournament committee announced its picks for the 2018 tournament yesterday, and all across the country fans are furiously filling out brackets based on skillful analysis, win-loss records and good old-fashioned guesswork. A University...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the foundation of the KU Center for Montessori Research, the nation’s first university-based center dedicated to research on Montessori education. The center will carry out studies specific to Montessori...

Mon, 03/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Interfraternity Council at the University of Kansas today announced a self-imposed temporary freeze on activities for the 24 fraternities it governs. As part of the freeze, the IFC has committed to working with university officials to strengthen oversight and address systemic behavioral issues in the wake of multiple IFC fraternities being investigated by their national organizations and the university. The IFC seeks to use the freeze to develop a strategic plan that includes higher standards for health, safety, wellness, self-governance, new member development and recruitment. Under the freeze, all social activities will be paused. Only chapter


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