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Fri, 10/11/2019 — The quest to keep food, people and materials cool has had significant environmental impact on the planet. Mark Shiflett, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, will discuss the past, present and possible...

Fri, 10/11/2019 — Until this fall, Hailey Solomon had never been to a college football game. She doesn’t expect to attend another one anytime soon. And the game she did attend? She only stuck around for a quarter or so. That was all it took to make her a...

Fri, 10/11/2019 — The University of Kansas has announced participants selected for the 2019-2020 Staff Fellows Program, which seeks to strengthen the university by developing leaders at all levels of the institution. The yearlong professional development program...

Thu, 10/10/2019 — The 18th chancellor of the University of Kansas will be the grand marshal of the KU Homecoming Parade at 5 p.m. Oct. 25 on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence. The theme for KU’s 107th Homecoming is “Far Above the Golden...

Thu, 10/10/2019 — Imagine being able to borrow money from strangers, but without the potential of getting your thumbs broken if you miss a payment. That’s (sort of) the concept behind peer-to-peer lending. “It originally developed with households that are...

Thu, 10/10/2019 — The University of Kansas has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop an innovative graduate training program that combines the disciplines of chemistry, chemical engineering and computer...

Thu, 10/10/2019 — Steve Hanke, an applied economics researcher at Johns Hopkins University, will join in a discussion with William Barnett, University of Kansas Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the...

Thu, 10/10/2019 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored Matt O’Reilly, associate professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, with the 2019 H.O.P.E. Award — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator. The...

Wed, 10/09/2019 — A scientist specializing in transport proteins at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a mathematician with more than 50 years of teaching successes at KU will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s...

Wed, 10/09/2019 — In an effort to provide research opportunities to more students, nine faculty members are working with the Center for Undergraduate Research this fall to redesign portions of their courses to include a larger research or creative component....

Wed, 10/09/2019 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chlamydia trachomatis is the most commonly reported sexually transmitted bacterial disease in the U.S., totaling 1.7 million cases in 2017. Rates are highest among teenagers and young...

Wed, 10/09/2019 — Rick Miller, senior scientist at the Kansas Geological Survey, has been elected president of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), an international organization that promotes applied geophysical research and education. Miller’s...

Tue, 10/08/2019 — Kansas Secretary of Commerce David Toland will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Capitol Federal Hall. Toland will share remarks and answer questions from the audience. The lecture,

Tue, 10/08/2019 — Kansas Public Radio's “The Retro Cocktail Hour” brings an extra-special evening of films back to the big screen Oct. 11 at Liberty Hall. Cinema con Queso returns with film’s favorite lucha libre star, El Santo, in his first movie,...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — After Donald Trump was elected president and put a renewed focus on fossil fuels, several large corporations made headlines by setting goals to increase the renewable energy they buy. Many are making progress on those pledges, while varying...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — The University of Kansas Ombuds Office will mark the second annual Ombuds Day with a public reception for the current and past faculty ombuds. Ombuds Day, which was created by the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section Ombuds...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — The University of Kansas and Lawrence Public Schools have expanded a partnership that will allow high school students to receive KU credit for classes they are taking in high school. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod appeared Monday at an event with...

Mon, 10/07/2019 — Undergraduate Studies at the University of Kanas has named Jomella Watson-Thompson, associate professor of applied behavioral science, as director of the Center for Service Learning (CSL). Watson-Thompson comes into the role with deep...

Fri, 10/04/2019 — Since its launch in 2008, the KU Law Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) has provided free legal assistance to thousands of low-income patients at area hospitals while providing hands-on training to law students. Lou Mulligan, Earl B. Shurtz...

Fri, 10/04/2019 — The University of Kansas has announced the June, July and August 2019 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: JUNE Name: Clint Johnston Title: Painter senior, Facilities Services What that means: Clint Johnston runs the spray booth in...


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