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Fri, 03/02/2018 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Steve Evans, a lecturer in the Department of English. Evans, 69, died Feb. 26. “Stephen Evans was a proud Jayhawk and a dedicated teacher who inspired thousands of our English...

Fri, 03/02/2018 — Explore the many ways in which World War I changed the world, from prisoner of war camps in Switzerland to resistance movements in Belgium, memorial stadiums in the U.S. and a quarantine law in Kansas. KU staff and undergraduates will share...

Thu, 03/01/2018 — President Donald Trump announced today the United States will impose tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminum, a move he deemed necessary to right trade deficits and that others have claimed could be the opening of a trade war. The...

Thu, 03/01/2018 — People getting more rays of sunlight — and therefore vitamin D — in August and September could help reduce the severity of flu season, according to a National Bureau of Economic Research working paper co-authored by a University of Kansas...

Thu, 03/01/2018 — Chad Leat, of New York City, retired vice chairman of global banking at Citigroup and University of Kansas graduate, announced a $1 million scholarship gift commitment in support of LGBTQ students at KU during a visit this week to his alma mater.

Wed, 02/28/2018 — Samuel Hayim Brody likens the 20th century Jewish philosopher Martin Buber to Martin Luther King Jr. in that people today revere certain aspects of his life’s work while ignoring the more radical parts. With his new book, “Martin Buber’s...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election was a surprise not only to pollsters but to many who thought women would turn out in strong support of Hillary Clinton. The fact that only 43 percent of white women who voted supported...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host faculty speakers for the Spring 2018 Merienda Speaker Series, which showcases KU presenters who work and research in the Latina/o communities. The series will...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — Researchers from the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project at the University of Kansas are improving kids’ response to literacy instruction in Kansas City area preschool classrooms. The new program, called Literacy 360°, will train...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — A major sports retailer's decision to stop selling assault-style rifles could spur others to follow suit in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, according to a University of Kansas researcher of gun policy issues. Two weeks after the...

Wed, 02/28/2018 — A New Zealand lawyer will discuss the connection between domestic violence and animal cruelty during the 2018 Diplomat’s Forum at the University of Kansas School of Law. Anita Killeen, former chief prosecutor in New Zealand’s Serious Fraud...

Tue, 02/27/2018 — University of Kansas journalism students are partnering with working professionals to build a data-driven, crowdsourced, locally focused model of presenting business news and information that can potentially be used by small news organizations...

Tue, 02/27/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host the head consul of Mexico in Kansas City, Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi, as he presents on “Elections in Mexico 2018.”   The event will take place at 2 p.m....

Tue, 02/27/2018 — Two University of Kansas juniors are finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship...

Tue, 02/27/2018 — Kansas Public Radio and Maceli's are hosting their second Songwriters Showcase, an evening of music featuring local singer-songwriters Sky Smeed, Colin Halliburton and K.C. banjo player Kelly Hunt. The show is Saturday, March 3, at Maceli's,...

Mon, 02/26/2018 — Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer for President Obama and official White House photographer for President Ronald Reagan, will visit the University of Kansas on April 24. His lecture and presentation at the Lied Center will kick...

Mon, 02/26/2018 — Can a robot have a better bedside manner than a doctor? Perhaps. But a humanoid robot packed with the latest technology can certainly spend more time with a child in the hospital, become his or her confidant and utilize technological abilities...

Mon, 02/26/2018 — To commemorate the 150th birth year of a Kansas icon, the school named in his honor is hosting a series of events this spring to honor his legacy. The William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of...

Fri, 02/23/2018 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Law mock trial team is heading to nationals after winning the qualifying rounds of the National Trial Competition this month in Fargo, North Dakota. Third-year KU Law students Jordan Kane, of Overland Park, Ben Stringer, of Jacksonville, Florida, and Joe Uhlman, of Sedgwick, came out ahead of teams representing 11 other law schools from seven states to win Region 9 of the competition, sponsored by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. They will compete in the national rounds April 4-8 in Austin, Texas. “It’s nice to see our hard work pay off in a tough competition,” Kane said. “We knocked out two undefeated teams and got

Fri, 02/23/2018 — There are no such things as “wild" horses anymore. Research published in Science today overturns a long-held assumption that Przewalski’s horses, native to the Eurasian steppes, are the last wild horse species on Earth. Instead,...


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