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Tue, 10/17/2017 — A University of Kansas graduate student who searches for some of the most elemental and elusive particles in the universe has been selected to participate in a prestigious federal research program. Steven Prohira, a fourth-year doctoral student...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — Weaving together gods and myths from different cultures and times in a distinctively American tapestry, “…And Jesus Moonwalk the Mississippi” is a genre-defying play examining the repercussions wrought by slavery on African-American people...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — Before the 17th century, to be “happy” meant one was lucky. But from the 1600s onward, happiness meant what it means today: enjoyment and contentment. A visiting scholar of two prominent 17th century writers will explore this transformation...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering’s annual High School Design competition is back, and it’s bigger than ever. The event, which annually brings hundreds of high school students to KU, will feature competition in six different...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — The public tends to overestimate the American gay and lesbian population, and those who do so are less likely to support equal rights measures, according to a new study by two University of Kansas political scientists. However, the researchers...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Developing ideas and inventions to assist the recently hurricane-ravaged areas of Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in their recovery will be the focus of an overnight event later this month for students in the University of Kansas School of...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Joshua Sanborn, professor of history at Lafayette College, will speak on “The Great War and the Russian Revolution: A Reappraisal at the Centennial” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Lied Center Pavilion. The lecture is free and open to the public,

Fri, 10/13/2017 — More than 100 youths from across the state will take part in the national celebration Lights On Afterschool at the Kansas Capitol. Hosted by the Kansas Enrichment Network, based at the University of Kansas, the event will...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — Audio Description Training, presented by the Audio-Reader Network, will take place Nov. 11-12. Jennifer Nigro, the coordinator for Audio-Reader’s audio description and volunteer programs, will lead this year’s two-day session in the art of...

Fri, 10/13/2017 — The University of Kansas’ Office of Graduate Military Programs has announced that eight students have received the university’s Wounded Warrior Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. Recipients of the scholarships receive up to...

Thu, 10/12/2017 — Award-winning 1983 University of Kansas School of Engineering graduate Ronaldo “Nick” Nicholson, who has led some of the most prominent bridge and highway projects in the shadow of our nation’s capital, returns to campus this month to...

Thu, 10/12/2017 — KANSAS CITY, KANSAS – Brian Boyd, associate professor of occupational science and associate chair for research of the Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will assume the leadership of the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project (JGCP), a University of Kansas research center located on the Children’s Campus of Kansas City (CCKC), on Feb. 1, 2018. Boyd will be only the third director of the influential research group in its 53-year history. JGCP pioneered research-based interventions to improve outcomes for children and their families in urban core communities. Boyd’s research interests center on developing innovative,

Thu, 10/12/2017 — The United States’ decision to withdraw from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is regrettable, according to a University of Kansas professor who is also a member of a UNESCO advisory panel and an expert on...

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Wed, 10/11/2017 — The University of Kansas has received a grant to develop an intelligence and national security curriculum to provide students with the capabilities crucial to the national security interest of the United States. KU has partnered with Dodge City...

Wed, 10/11/2017 — As U.S. cities begin planning to adapt to effects of climate change, local decision makers face difficult choices about how to even get started. A new study led by a University of Kansas urban planning researcher sheds light on tradeoffs...

Wed, 10/11/2017 —   To the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock — as if a child had scratched a picture of a bloom. But to the late fossil hunter Lloyd Gunther, the tulip shape he unearthed at Antimony Canyon in northern Utah looked...

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Tue, 10/10/2017 — Legal educators from across the country will gather in Lawrence this week to explore access to justice and the lawyer’s role in promoting the rule of law. The 2017 Midwest Clinical Legal Education Conference, “Justice, Professionalism, and...

Tue, 10/10/2017 —  When it comes to activity in schools, physical education classes and recess have been the standard for decades. But a University of Kansas-led project has shown success in helping children and teachers get as much as 20 minutes of additional...

Tue, 10/10/2017 — It has interracial conflict and cooperation, anti-colonial struggle, the involvement of one of the world’s largest corporations, the British royal family, and more. No wonder, then, that University of Kansas Associate Professor of African and...

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Tue, 10/10/2017 — LAWRENCE – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Foundation has announced three 2017 student award recipients from the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas. Each award winner was selected by the NSCA Foundation Scholarship Committee after a thorough evaluation process of all applicants. Since its establishment in 2007, the NSCA Foundation has awarded 120 grants and 440 scholarships, totaling more than $2 million to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. “The applicant pool was strong this year, making the process very competitive. Each of these winners should be very


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