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Sun, 09/02/2018 — American gun owners in recent years have exhibited higher levels of political participation, not only in voting but in donating money to candidates and contacting elected officials, according to a study by University of Kansas political...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — A mingling of science and art, the next-generation photographs of vertebrate skeletons are at once fascinating, eerie, intricate and exquisite. “People are inherently interested in how these skeletons look,” said W. Leo Smith, associate...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — Researchers have failed to properly study the role of specific grievances as a precursor to extremism and acts of terrorism, often substituting large macro-level issues as a proxy for individual reasons behind attacks, according to a University...

Fri, 08/31/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks 48th overall and 22nd among public law schools nationally for scholarly impact, according to a new study. The study, conducted by a team at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minnesota, measures scholarly impact based on law journal citations to the work of tenured faculty members over the past five years. KU Law climbed 16 spots in the 2018 rankings, which are updated every three years. In hitting this mark, KU Law beat out several peer law schools, including Iowa, Georgia, Boston College, Washington & Lee, Missouri, Florida, Brigham Young and Alabama. “While law journal citations to tenured

Fri, 08/31/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries are now accepting nominations for the fifth annual Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication. The award will be granted for exceptional efforts to advance innovations in open...

Thu, 08/30/2018 — Edwidge Danticat, MacArthur Fellow and author of the 2018-2019 KU Common Book, “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” will present the keynote lecture for the University of Kansas’ Common Book program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept....

Wed, 08/29/2018 —  In some legal circles, there is a general consensus that when it comes to U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding arbitration, “no one thinks they got it right.” That’s not entirely true, as the decisions are defensible when viewed...

Wed, 08/29/2018 — A cancer geneticist at University of Kansas Medical Center and a longtime professor of journalism at the University of Kansas will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club. Andrew Godwin has...

Wed, 08/29/2018 — The new exhibition “Art in the Grove” enlivens the historic green space at the heart of the University of Kansas’ Lawrence campus through two site-specific works commissioned by the Spencer Museum of Art. The first commissioned work is a...

Tue, 08/28/2018 —  India is one of the world’s largest growing economies and a major carbon emitter. Meanwhile, the United States recently announced it was leaving the Paris Climate Accord. A University of Kansas law professor has returned from a teaching and...

Tue, 08/28/2018 — Drivers considering plug-in hybrid vehicles with a gasoline backup are most interested in economic benefits while those gravitating toward battery-electric vehicles have stronger environmental concerns, according to a study led by a University...

Tue, 08/28/2018 —  President Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States had reached an agreement with Mexico to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. He added that Canada could be left out of the new agreement in which the two nations will...

Tue, 08/28/2018 — In 2016, the Kansas City Opioid Treatment Work Group made a recommendation for a more comprehensive community needs assessment of the addiction continuum of care in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area to address concerns about rising...

Tue, 08/28/2018 — The Office of Diversity & Equity at the University of Kansas announced new leadership and program appointments. Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Precious Porras is now assistant vice provost for diversity & equity and...

Mon, 08/27/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in the Haricombe Gallery this September. “Documented: Perspectives on Migration and Creation” showcases programs, initiatives, art and scholarship that explores the intersections...

Mon, 08/27/2018 — English philosopher Thomas Paine's name is attached to individual documents that spell out the idea of natural rights not dependent on the laws or customs of any particular culture of government. For those reasons, many historians associate him...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — Fifty photographs of Kansas agriculture are now on view at the Spencer Museum of Art in the exhibition “Larry Schwarm: Kansas Farmers.” The images created by Greensburg native and University of Kansas alumnus Larry Schwarm explore the...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — Four teams of faculty members at the University of Kansas have been selected for a one-year Curriculum Innovation Program aimed at transforming important components of their curricula. The winners, from the Environmental Studies Program, the...

Fri, 08/24/2018 — The University of Kansas will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27. This will be a full test that includes text message notifications, email, web and voice alerts through the...

Thu, 08/23/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the May and June Employees of the Month: MAY Name: Sean Hadley Title: Lab safety specialist in Environmental Health & Safety What that means: In that role, Sean Hadley provides support and...


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