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Fri, 11/30/2018 — This week, the University of Kansas will host its first Fall Undergraduate Research Poster Session. Thirty students will present their research from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. The poster session is sponsored by...

Fri, 11/30/2018 — University Honors Program students will present research from their first-year seminars to faculty and peers this weekend, covering a broad range of topics in the sciences and humanities. The seminar symposium will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m....

Thu, 11/29/2018 — Rodolfo Torres, University Distinguished Professor of mathematics, will give a luncheon presentation Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the American Mathematical Society-Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (AMS-MSRI) congressional briefing on Capitol...

Thu, 11/29/2018 — Harry Parker, chair of Texas Christian University’s Department of Theatre, is the inaugural Ronald A. Willis Scholar/Artist as named by the University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance. This position, made possible by the Ronald A....

Wed, 11/28/2018 — A few years ago, Barney Warf wondered why no geographer yet had undertaken a major study of corruption. The geography professor at the University of Kansas said his field is uniquely well-suited to the study of fraudulent, dishonest or criminal...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — After an upsurge in earthquakes was attributed to nearby underground disposal of wastewater during a south-central Kansas oil boom, wastewater injection was scaled back and the seismicity subsided. Then, unexpectedly, earthquake activity picked...

Wed, 11/28/2018 — An individual with more than 15 years of experience at the University Press of Kansas has been selected to be the publishing house’s next leader. Conrad Roberts, who had been serving as interim director and business manager since September...

Tue, 11/27/2018 —  Big data and robot lawyers revolutionizing the legal profession may sound like something out of a law student’s abandoned side novel, but it’s real and happening now in law firms and courtrooms around the world. A new class at the...

Tue, 11/27/2018 — Someday in the not-too-distant future, the person delivering a package to your front door might not be a person at all. Instead, a driverless van might pull up in front of your house, the back doors open, and a robotic arm hands out that book...

Tue, 11/27/2018 — Conventional wisdom deems that firms investing in research and development, or R&D, activities in countries lacking strong intellectual property rights protection are exposing themselves to unnecessary risk. "In our research, we discover a...

Tue, 11/27/2018 — An engineering department chair from the University of Florida is the final of three candidates who will take part in on-campus interviews for dean of the school. David Hahn, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace...

Sun, 11/25/2018 — The University of Kansas will begin a search for a new dean of the School of Pharmacy. Kenneth Audus has announced he will not seek reappointment at the conclusion of his current term, which ends in June 2019. “We are so appreciative of the...

Wed, 11/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – For a guy who opposes the sacralization of the 20th century poet, playwright and musician Federico Garcia Lorca, a University of Kansas professor of Spanish sure has a lot to say about him. “Lorca’s Legacy: Essays in Interpretation” (Routledge, 2018) is Jonathan Mayhew’s second book about Lorca, following “Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch,” (University of Chicago Press, 2009). And as for the third book he mentions in the introduction to the current one, tentatively titled “Lorca, the Fractured Subject?,” he has since decided to put that off and instead begin work on a book on musical interpretations of Lorca. But we’re getting ahead of

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Efforts to modernize and upgrade educational practices can sometimes deliver unintended consequences. A University of Kansas researcher will examine these findings and offer steps forward during his inaugural distinguished professor...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Sixty-five senior faculty members at the University of Kansas are pursuing the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program announced in August by Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez. The program, part of the university’s...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — Rex Buchanan, director emeritus of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, received the American Geosciences Institute’s Distinguished Service Award for his achievements promoting the geosciences and natural resource issues...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Get ready for a cool Yule when Kansas Public Radio presents a Big Band Christmas, the station’s holiday concert served up by the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and special guest vocalist Molly Hammer. KPR’s 10th annual celebration of holiday tunes begins at 8 p.m. Dec. 8 at Liberty Hall in downtown Lawrence. Doors open at 7 p.m. Vocalist Molly Hammer joins the fun this year. She has been performing in the Kansas City area since 2005. Hammer has an eclectic vocal background, and she has found her home in the world of jazz and blues, drawing inspiration from the likes of Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington, Sara Vaughan and many others. You can hear her regularly at

Tue, 11/20/2018 — both third-year law students at KU — defeated multiple teams, including teams from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Nebraska, and made it to the final round of the regional competition last weekend in St. Louis. Carey was...

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – Sun, wheat and wind. Kansas is closely associated with these three natural resources, but it is wind in particular that will secure the energy future of the state’s flagship university. The University of Kansas has signed an agreement with Westar Energy to ensure that roughly 100 percent of its future electricity needs will be supplied by renewable wind energy. Domestic wind energy production has surged, and wind energy can now power the needs of large customers such as KU. A 20-year agreement with Westar Energy will provide the KU Lawrence campus with 31 megawatts (MW) of energy from a 300MW wind farm to be constructed in Nemaha County. The Soldier Creek

Tue, 11/20/2018 — LAWRENCE – While many volumes have been written on the decolonization of the British Empire in India and its partitions, creating in 1947 the bifurcated state of Pakistan and then in 1971 Bangladesh, the phenomenon has not been looked at through the lens of art and architecture. It’s that project upon which Farhan Karim, University of Kansas assistant professor of architecture & design, has embarked. He is co-directing with Maristella Casciato, senior curator of architectural collections at the Getty Research Institute, and art historian Zirwat Chowdhury a three-year research project on the art and architectural history of South Asia under the aegis of and


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