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Tue, 05/09/2017 — The University of Kansas team placed 54th out of 415 teams in the Mathematical Association of America’s William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.  Called one of the toughest math competitions in the world, the Putnam exam is a...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — During his successful presidential campaign, Donald Trump advocated for building a larger and more complete wall with Mexico. Trump's plans for the wall were focused on stemming immigration, but countries have built fences and walls for a...

Tue, 05/09/2017 — Name: Michele Berendsen Title: Communications director, the Lied Center What that means: Michele Berendsen serves as the communications director for the Lied Center. In that role, she is responsible for the oversight of marketing and promotional communications, such as website and social media posts, performance e-mail blasts, sending and collating information for online post-performance surveys, gathering and preparing informational copy for performance programs, writing advertising scripts for TV/radio and copywriting for the season promotional brochure. Notable: Berendsen’s motto is “let’s get it done,” and she does. She has a strong work ethic and a

Mon, 05/08/2017 — With rents rising faster than inflation and wages growing more slowly, the average length of stay in federally subsidized housing is growing longer. That’s the finding of a recent study of federal records by University of Kansas Professor of...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — The University of Kansas invites media to cover the university’s 145th Commencement on Sunday, May 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m. William McNulty, an Iraq War veteran and co-founder of Team Rubicon, will be awarded an honorary degree, a Doctor...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — The second annual Fraternity, Sorority, Community (FSC) Service Partnership kicked off last month, matching 25 fraternities and sororities with nonprofit organizations from the Lawrence area for yearlong service partnerships that will begin fall...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — With surprise visits from the “prize patrol,” the University of Kansas presented 12 students with awards that honor community engagement, leadership and academics. Students were notified they received 2017 University Awards when Office of...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — Centrist Emmanuel Macron's victory Sunday in France over populist and nationalist candidate Marine Le Pen likely doesn't signal the end of challenges to a more integrated Europe, like with the European Union, said a University of Kansas...

Mon, 05/08/2017 — U.S. grant programs that provided training to international military and civilian personnel since 1995 are tied to fewer conflict-related civilian casualties in foreign countries that were recipients of the U.S. security aid. However, arms-sales...

Fri, 05/05/2017 — When the Kansas Memorial Unions announced the closure of the Jaybreak, a snack bar in Chalmers Hall that had operated for 30 years, panic ensued among the building’s caffeine dependent. Where would students from the departments of Architecture,

Fri, 05/05/2017 — Sierra Hurd, a Topeka junior majoring in anthropology and studying the Wolof language, came to the University of Kansas with a goal of becoming a trauma surgeon and working for Médecins Sans Frontières. Seeking a global perspective on social...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with 2017 Wolfe Family Teaching Awards during the University of Kansas Commencement weekend. Several years after having set foot in their high school classrooms, seniors say the influence...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court decision declaring the state-helmed segregation of public schools unconstitutional, placed the city of Topeka and the family of Oliver Brown at the epicenter of civil rights history. Yet...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — More than 700 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 20th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 22 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Thu, 05/04/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and the Center for Global & International Studies have announced that Daniel Lee Theisen, a third-year student studying Hindi at KU, has won the prestigious Yale University Hindi debate in the “Non-Native, Non-Heritage” category. Held annually on Yale’s campus, the debate competition is for speakers of all levels of Hindi. KU was represented by Theisen, a senior from Overland Park in neurobiology, and Sanjay Vijay Parashar, senior from Leawood in cellular biology. Patrica Sabarwal, Hindi instructor at KU, and Amanpreet Sawhney, visiting Fulbright Scholar from India, served as

Wed, 05/03/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce the addition of two interdisciplinary seminars, one of which will address how the U.S. military manages questions of social equity and inclusion. "Military and Society," a one-year...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — The First and Second Year English program at the University of Kansas has announced a showcase of student writing projects, highlighting participants' talents, imagination and achievement. Co-sponsored by the Department of English, The...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — LAWRENCE – Eleven doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. They are among 170 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established. Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $30,500 a year for new fellows and includes a unique development program. The Fellow Development Program provides general education and training in

Wed, 05/03/2017 — Two researchers at the University of Kansas have conducted a study suggesting that “explicit racial prejudice is a reliable predictor of the ‘free speech defense’ of racist expression.” The paper authored by Mark H. White, a graduate...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — A pioneer in the development of flight simulator technology, recognized as a global expert in aircraft accident investigations, and a man whose revolutionary approach to architectural design has influenced design thinking and metal fabrication...


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