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Mon, 11/19/2018 — Sleeping with the fishes. Going to the mattresses. Taking someone for a ride. Gangster lingo has been attractive, forbidden fruit since the dawn of talking pictures, years before Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney broke through as “Little...

Mon, 11/19/2018 — A senior from Fort Worth, Texas, is the first University of Kansas student to win a George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Kathryn Ammon learned on Saturday that she was one of 12 students from across the country to receive the award from the 370...

Mon, 11/19/2018 — The U.S. Department of Education released proposed new Title IX rules Friday, outlining a new process for how institutions of higher education would respond to sexual assault and sexual harassment allegations. Now in a 60-day review period, the...

Mon, 11/19/2018 — Retailers likely will be happy with sales results of Black Friday, signaling many have changed their tactics in recent years to handle both in-store and online shoppers, according to two marketing faculty members in the University of Kansas...

Mon, 11/19/2018 — The idea of a "golden age" often permeates Hollywood cinema. The recent success of films like "La La Land," for example, showcases nostalgia for an earlier age of Hollywood itself, and the immensely popular 2000 epic film "Gladiator" is...

Fri, 11/16/2018 — International exports in Kansas increased nearly $1 billion in value from 2007 to 2017. The state's contribution to international trade is one tidbit of information captured in the most recent Kansas Statistical Abstract. The Institute for...

Fri, 11/16/2018 — A senior from Raytown, Missouri, is the University of Kansas’ first Charles B. Rangel Fellow and will receive benefits of up to $95,000 to prepare for a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Constanza Castro Zúñiga is majoring in political...

Thu, 11/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Since August, students in Keith Van de Riet’s ARCH509 Design-Build class at the University of Kansas have been working to develop a design for the Weaver Courtyard that brings the The Commons’ mission of interdisciplinary collaboration to the outdoors. The previously underutilized green space just south of Spooner Hall had been a bit like a secret garden for several years. Enclosed by an ornate iron fence, and accessible only by one staircase, the area was not easily seen or reached by pedestrian traffic on Jayhawk Boulevard. However, through support from an interdisciplinary Starter Grant at The Commons and the donations of a number of individuals, the

Thu, 11/15/2018 — The University of Kansas and the Leavenworth community celebrated Veterans Week with a dedication of KU’s new Leavenworth location on Nov. 14. Education and community leaders gathered at the new Marriott TownePlace where KU unveiled its...

Thu, 11/15/2018 — As the University of Kansas School of Business school celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week, its undergraduate entrepreneurship program was ranked No. 18 in the U.S. by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The rankings are released...

Wed, 11/14/2018 — Islands have been vital laboratories for advancing evolutionary theory since the pioneering work of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in the 19th century.  Now, a new paper appearing in PLOS ONE from an international team of...

Wed, 11/14/2018 — In seeking to pinpoint why black scientists are less likely than their white counterparts to receive National Institutes of Health research funding, a group of researchers has identified early career publications as a likely contributor to the...

Wed, 11/14/2018 — The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship at the University of Kansas was established in 1989 and accepted its first two doctoral fellows in 1991. Since that time, the fellowship has supported a growing alumni network, which now includes 149...

Wed, 11/14/2018 — University of Kansas students have continued a tradition of excellence, bringing home three awards from recent international aerospace design competitions. A School of Engineering team earned first place in the undergraduate team spacecraft...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — combined with their eco-friendly, microeconomic production process — led to their inclusion in an upcoming exhibition titled “Keep Moving: Shifting Gears,” opening Nov. 17 at the Design Museum of Chicago’s Expo 72 space. It’s an...

Tue, 11/13/2018 —  Journalists write about post-traumatic stress disorder, especially as it relates to combat veterans, on a regular basis. But few stop to think that those same journalists covering conflicts and violence around the world may be suffering from...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the death of Jan Kozma, professor emerita of Italian, who died Nov. 9 at her home. She was 72. “Professor Kozma was a dedicated scholar and teacher who shared her passion for Italian language and...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — A renowned chemistry researcher has been named the inaugural Ralph N. Adams Lecturer and will give two presentations this week at the University of Kansas. R. Mark Wightman, Emeritus W. R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemistry from the University of...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — University of Kansas student Kathryn Ammon is a finalist for the Mitchell and Marshall scholarships, and she will participate in interviews for the awards this week. The Marshall Scholarship provides funds for study at any university in the...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — A survey of ice in Greenland has uncovered evidence suggesting a kilometer-wide iron asteroid slammed into that island, perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago during the end of the Pleistocene. The resulting 19-mile-wide impact crater has...


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