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Thu, 02/21/2019 — It takes years to conduct cutting-edge research, but University of Kansas graduate students have only three minutes to explain it. Six graduate students will compete in the final round of the inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at KU,

Thu, 02/21/2019 — Legal scholars and policy experts will gather in Lawrence to discuss the theoretical underpinnings of restorative justice principles at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy’s annual symposium. Restorative justice is an approach to...

Thu, 02/21/2019 — One gift at a time, friends and alumni of the University of Kansas added to the success of the second annual One Day. One KU., donating $1,084,062 with 2,635 gifts in 24 hours to support the university. The Feb. 20 day of giving topped last...

Wed, 02/20/2019 — Efforts to improve student success at the University of Kansas will be on display at the education-focused component of South By Southwest Conference in March. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, vice provost for Undergraduate Studies, will take part in a...

Tue, 02/19/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering student has been recognized as a future “technology leader” by Aviation Week magazine and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Joe Block, aerospace engineering senior from...

Tue, 02/19/2019 — This spring, 50 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “We are excited by all of the innovative research these...

Tue, 02/19/2019 —  Every year, 6 million American children with disabilities are placed in a special education class or receive specialized services. Yet, there is very little data on what factors lead to such placements and what the students’ educational...

Mon, 02/18/2019 — University Theatre will open the Tony Award-winning play "One Man, Two Guvnors” later this month at the University of Kansas. Audiences can expect skiffle music, British accents, nonstop physical comedy and audience interaction. In 1963...

Mon, 02/18/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering program that seeks to retain engineering students by helping them improve on math, physics and chemistry exams has received national recognition. The School of Engineering Practice Exam Program has...

Mon, 02/18/2019 — Amassing a collection of books and art objects is one thing. Preserving and presenting them for the benefit of the public is quite another. And now, in part through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Kansas has a new...

Mon, 02/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – Hit the trail and head to Maceli’s for the “Trail Mix” 25th Anniversary Concert featuring Ellis Paul and Sky Smeed at 7:30 p.m. March 16. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Headliner Ellis Paul has been a staple in the folk music community for years, his work spanning 20 studio albums. His newest release, “The Storyteller’s Suitcase,” is coming out in 2019. Paul grew up on his family’s potato farm in Fort Kent, Maine, near the Canadian border. He worked hard, threw himself into every activity he could and traveled the U.S. Later these adventures would be recreated through Paul’s beautifully artistic and relatable storytelling songs.   Opening for Paul is local

Fri, 02/15/2019 — Undergraduate researchers from the University of Kansas will present their research projects at the Kansas statehouse Wednesday, Feb. 20, as part of Kansas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. Students from the Lawrence and KU Medical...

Fri, 02/15/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in the Haricombe Gallery in Watson Library on Tuesday, Feb. 19. “For the People: KU Libraries Celebrate 150 Years of Publicly Accessible Government Information” is a...

Fri, 02/15/2019 — Nathan Wood will be giving this year’s Seaver Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Hall Center for the Humanities. Wood is an associate professor of history at the University of Kansas, and he will present “From ‘Machine Love’...

Fri, 02/15/2019 — LAWRENCE – They’re not the biggest works of art University of Kansas Associate Professor of Design May Tveit has ever made. That would be the public artwork made of fabric curtains with which she covered the front of a six-story building some years ago. But the two large-scale sculptures, each nearly 9 feet in height or width, respectively, and on display through March 23 at the Greenlease Gallery at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, are the largest things she has made since she embedded herself three years ago as an industrial artist at Lawrence Paper Company. The pieces use the full-dimensional capabilities of the computer-driven machinery she uses

Thu, 02/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – When the pickup truck carrying Ku Klux Klansman Felix rolls onscreen in “BlacKkKlansman,” Oscar-nominated composer Terence Blanchard employs a harmonic device that has signified villainy since the days of another anti-Semite, Richard Wagner. Scott Murphy, University of Kansas professor of music, said his ears pricked up when he heard “the evil triad,” as he calls it, while taking in “BlacKkKlansman” in the theatre. He says it’s the relationship, or distance, between two triads – triads are groups of three notes arranged in a particular pattern – that a piece of music cycles between that creates the gloomy effect. (See related video above.) Murphy has

Thu, 02/14/2019 — More than 2,000 elementary and middle school students are expected at the University of Kansas School of Engineering complex later this month for Engineering Expo, a two-day event designed to allow young minds to explore STEM...

Wed, 02/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – People who have been arrested or convicted of crimes often face barriers to gaining employment, finding a place to live and other opportunities – even long after they have served their sentences. The University of Kansas School of Law Legal Aid Clinic, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, Lawrence City Prosecutor’s Office and Kansas Legal Services will host a free clinic to help people who find themselves in this situation get a fresh start. The “Clean Slate” Expungement Clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Douglas County District Court, 111 E. 11th St. Individuals who attend the event will meet with a legal intern or

Wed, 02/13/2019 — The University of Kansas will celebrate its 107th Homecoming Oct. 19-26, culminating in the KU football game against Texas Tech on Oct. 26 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The KU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Leadership Board...

Wed, 02/13/2019 — An exhibition opening Saturday, Feb. 16, features work by 30 artists who received degrees from the University of Kansas. “The Power of Place: KU Alumni Artists” charts ways that these artists experience, interrogate and visualize varied...


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