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Thu, 08/23/2018 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan was selected for a second term as the Institute of Engineering and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 2018 Global Chair of the Women in Engineering (WIE) Committee. WIE is one of the largest international professional...

Wed, 08/22/2018 — The public performances of the University Theatre and University Dance Company will look and feel slightly different this season as result of the recent merger of the University of Kansas departments of Theatre and Dance.     The public can...

Wed, 08/22/2018 — A new speaker series in the University of Kansas School of Business will bring top business executives into the classroom over the 2018-19 academic year. Geared toward first-year MBA students in the full-time program, “Conversations in the...

Wed, 08/22/2018 —  Fifty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Aug. 10. University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new...

Wed, 08/22/2018 — LAWRENCE – If President Donald Trump wants to do something to promote racial reconciliation, he could use the upcoming 63rd anniversary of the murder of black teenager Emmett Till by white racists in Mississippi (Aug. 28) to name the sites associated with Till’s martyrdom a national monument. So says Dave Tell, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, in an op-ed column in the Aug. 9 Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, Sun-Sentinel newspaper. Tell is also the author of “Remembering Emmett Till” (University of Chicago Press), a forthcoming book that explains the enduring myths of the murder that touched off the civil rights movement and how four

Wed, 08/22/2018 —  Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, pleaded guilty Tuesday to eight federal crimes, including campaign finance violations “at the direction of the candidate.” The development, including the implication of a...

Wed, 08/22/2018 — LAWRENCE – True, Haiti has suffered earthquakes and hurricanes, colonialism and other insults. Now, as a sort of antidote, comes an exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art designed to illuminate the island nation’s beauty and its relations with its continental neighbor to the north. The exhibition “The Ties That Bind: Haiti, the United States and the Art of Ulrick Jean-Pierre in Comparative Perspective” is one of several Haitian-related events taking place this fall on the University of Kansas campus, including the Common Book and Common Work of Art for the 2018-19 school year. The show opens Sept. 8 and runs through Jan. 7. Cécile Accilien, associate professor

Tue, 08/21/2018 — The modern Pentecostal religious movement began in Topeka in 1901 — though historians have often given Kansas less credit than a subsequent movement in 1906 in Los Angeles as it spread across the world. Now a group of University of Kansas...

Tue, 08/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its programming lineup for the fall 2018 semester. The schedule will include a variety of programs focusing on the upcoming midterm elections in November, as well as events related to military caregiver support, political polarization in America, modern intelligence gathering and more. Programming will kick off in September with the annual Journalism and Politics Lecture, featuring a panel of Kansas journalists discussing how they cover the midterm elections. Mid-September will bring the annual Constitution Day program; this year, panelists will examine the enduring legacy

Tue, 08/21/2018 — If you’ve got an unemployed, 30-year-old adult child still living in the basement, fear not. A new large-data study of fossil and extant bivalves and gastropods in the Atlantic Ocean suggests laziness might be a fruitful strategy for survival...

Mon, 08/20/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries recently hosted the recipients of the third annual Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award. Brandy Thomas Wells, Crystal Sanders and Brent Campney were selected for their research efforts...

Mon, 08/20/2018 — When patients receive a kidney transplant, it is common for them to gain weight in the immediate aftermath. Gains of more than 10 percent of a person’s body weight can lead to a host of problems such as cardiovascular disease, new-onset...

Mon, 08/20/2018 — The failure of Congress in the past decade to chart a consistent course for national immigration policy has given state and local governments stronger incentives to challenge the federal government on immigration issues, according to an analysis...

Fri, 08/17/2018 — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday he has directed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study expanding quarterly reporting requirements to six months, and the idea is worth examining based on what has happened elsewhere, a...

Fri, 08/17/2018 — The University of Kansas Commons and the Raven Bookstore have announced another series of collaborative programming. Initiated in spring 2018, the partnership gives Lawrence and the region an opportunity to come together and celebrate speakers...

Thu, 08/16/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected a portrait of Marie Laveau painted by Ulrick Jean-Pierre as the KU Common Work of Art to accompany the 2018-2019 KU Common Book, “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” by Edwidge...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Knowing that her Jewish ancestors were forced by the Nazis to flee Europe and that those who did not perished in the Holocaust, University of Kansas Professor of Visual Art Tanya Hartman has always made art that is sympathetic to the plight of immigrants and refugees. Now, with the controversies raised by President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies, Hartman’s work is more relevant than ever. Perhaps that’s why the film she’s working on was accepted into the Open Spaces Kansas City Arts Experience, which kicks off Aug. 25 and runs for nine weeks at various locations around town. (See below for show times and location.) “I was trained as a painter

Wed, 08/15/2018 — Christine Hallquist's victory in the Vermont Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday is a historic victory for the transgender movement, according to a University of Kansas political scientist who researches LGBT candidates. Hallquist, a...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — Lawrence residents and employees of the University of Kansas should avoid areas near KU residence halls on Thursday, Aug. 16, which is the primary move-in day for student housing residents. Intersections that are expected to be congested...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — In its 13th semester, Red Hot Research will feature four sessions for faculty research, including one in conjunction with the Free State Festival and two sessions for graduate student research. This series for KU researchers is built of five...


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