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Tue, 04/24/2018 — KU Libraries announced the winners of the 62nd annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest at an awards presentation on April 11. The contest, established in 1957 by Elizabeth Snyder, is designed to recognize and cultivate students' interest in...

Tue, 04/24/2018 —  The internet can be a tricky place to turn when looking for health information. People can find bad information, become confused or decide their problems are catastrophic. New research from the University of Kansas shows adolescents have those...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — It’s the wave of populist nationalism buoying the political fortunes of President Donald Trump and France’s Marine Le Pen, among others, that will deliver Kansas filmmaker Kevin Willmott to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean next month...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – A new agreement between the University of Kansas and Metropolitan Community College significantly reduces the financial and time commitment barriers that community college students face in completing their education at a four-year institution. An associate degree from MCC now satisfies KU Core requirements 1-3, streamlining a pathway to a KU bachelor’s degree. “This agreement gives our students more options and knocks roadblocks out of the way,” said MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty. “It’s also an example of how MCC and KU are working across state lines to save students time and money.” Higher education, K-12 and community leaders from both sides of

Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 88 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — Musician Brandon Draper is at the top of his game, completely self-actualized. Draper is a lecturer in the University of Kansas Department of Music, where he teaches jazz drums, world percussion, steel band and leads the Music Enterprise...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas law student Elliott Brewer will spend the summer in Washington, D.C., advocating for workers’ rights as the recipient of a prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship. Brewer, from Parsons, is a second-year law student who aspires to a career as an international labor law attorney. He studied social welfare and philosophy at KU and served as a labor law research intern at Verité, where he contributed to a report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor on forced labor in the Malaysian electronics industry. Brewer will work at the International Labor Rights Forum this summer through the 10-week fellowship awarded by the Peggy Browning

Mon, 04/23/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art and the KU Natural History Museum invite the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore the intertwined relationships of art, science, people and plants at the Day of Creativity. The free community event...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Repertory Theatre will present a summer of theatre with two plays exploring the world of female impersonation. The Kansas Repertory Theatre summer productions are “La Cage aux Folles” and “The Legend of Georgia McBride.” Kansas Repertory Theatre performances of “La Cage aux Folles” are at 7:30 p.m. July 13, 19, 21 and 27 and 2:30 p.m. July 15 and 29. Performances of “The Legend of Georgia McBride” are at 7:30 p.m. July 14, 20, 26 and 28 and 2:30 p.m. July 22. The performances will share a set in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre at Murphy Hall, and some of the performers have also been cast in both shows.  “La Cage aux Folles” was written by Harvey

Mon, 04/23/2018 — On March 29, 1878, Chancellor James Marvin canceled classes in order to celebrate the first campus Arbor Day. Students were encouraged to assist with planting nearly 300 trees across Mount Oread in an effort to reshape the pastoral landscape of...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — As scientists have studied how ancient populations migrated into the Americas, they have often wrestled with the question of how people survived in harsh climates in the Arctic where a dearth of sunlight makes it difficult for the body to get...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — Tracey Funk received the good news in the middle of a Biology 152 lecture in Budig Hall, where she was serving as a teaching assistant. The junior from Topeka received the surprise announcement from friends at the Office of Fellowships: She was...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — For the first time since the Cuban revolution, someone outside the Castro family will lead Cuba, though noticeable changes in the short term are unlikely for the island nation, according to a University of Kansas lecturer who has initiated a...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The task: To build a better buggy. That’s the goal of the Jayhawk Motorosports Baja team, a group of students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering. They’re nearing completion of a single-seat, off-road racing vehicle — what...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The KU Public Safety Office Emergency Management Department is hosting the final event in a “lunch and learn” lecture series about interdisciplinary issues within disasters and emergencies. KU professors and scholars will share their fresh...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — LAWRENCE – Visual art students competing for annual scholarships will exhibit their work in a show April 29 at the University of Kansas. The exhibition is free, and the public is welcome. The exhibit will feature art from more than 50 undergraduate students who have spent the last year exploring and experimenting in various studio areas and are eligible for scholarships based on their creative merits and academic performance. “This show is a celebration of the year's deeply creative output and the talent and creative diversity of our students,” said Matt Burke, associate professor of visual art.    The exhibition begins with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. April 29

Thu, 04/19/2018 — University of Kansas Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Sierra Watt, a political science doctoral candidate with graduate certificates in women, gender & sexuality studies and indigenous studies. “The Political...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — Does seven days of living, breathing and sleeping design as a Jayhawk sound like the best summer vacation? Then, it’s time to register for the 2018 KU Design Camp.  KU Design Camp is a pre-college summer program offered to high school...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — The University of Kansas has two more members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences with the announcement that KU scholars Jorge Soberón and Robert Warrior were elected into its class of 2018. “Jorge Soberón and Robert Warrior are...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Service Learning (CSL) will host the third annual Service Celebration and Student Service Poster Showcase to recognize outstanding service at KU and in the Lawrence and Douglas County communities. The Service...


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