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Mon, 08/28/2017 — Recent changes to concealed carry law in Kansas have many on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus asking questions. The Office of the Provost, in conjunction with the Office of Diversity & Equity, the KU Public Safety Office and...

Fri, 08/25/2017 — While every strategy seems to start and end with “data,” many professionals struggle to successfully build teams, run an organization and make key business decisions based on these figures. Local managers and decision makers with little or...

Fri, 08/25/2017 — The Texas coast is bracing for major storm Hurricane Harvey to bring high winds and perhaps damaging flooding to the Houston area, the nation's fourth-largest city. A University of Kansas urban planning researcher is available to discuss and...

Thu, 08/24/2017 — The University Theatre has designed another thought-provoking, cutting-edge season. Featuring visiting directors, creative visual effects and a mixture of classic and contemporary productions, the season will broaden one’s perspective and...

Thu, 08/24/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas unveiled its full schedule for the fall 2017 semester this week. Highlights include a visit from “Nightline” co-anchor and award-winning journalist Juju Chang for the 2017 Journalism and Politics Lecture, and a program with Joseph Westphal, the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia under former President Barack Obama. “We have a fascinating slate of programs this semester that will cover a wide variety of topics,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “There will be a little something for everyone, including talks on journalism, feminism, the Middle East and world hunger.” The semester will kick off

Wed, 08/23/2017 — Across the U.S., farmers have abandoned millions of acres of land due to economics and hindrances such as dropping water tables that make irrigation of crops impossible. Since 2001, a longstanding study at the University of Kansas has improved...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — LAWRENCE – Paraguay has been undergoing many tumultuous political, economic and social changes, but its larger neighbors have attracted most of the attention. Some changes stem from long historical trajectories, and others have been spurred by the recent intensification of globalization. Scholars from all disciplines, whose research and critical eye will put these changes in perspective and identify future trends, will speak at the University of Kansas as part of a conference hosted by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and supported by many campus and outside sponsors. “Paraguay at the Crossroads” will run from Thursday, Aug. 24, through Saturday

Wed, 08/23/2017 — Service providers in the Midwest who have encountered survivors of human trafficking listed sexual assault as one of the most likely conditions to encounter of those at risk of both labor and sex trafficking, according to a new report by...

Wed, 08/23/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected “Magenta Colored Girl” by Carrie Mae Weems as the KU Common Work of Art to accompany the 2017–2018 KU Common Book, “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine. “Citizen” uses poetry,...

Wed, 08/23/2017 —  Transgender youths face a number of challenges each day, and it’s easy to assume those who live in small, rural towns have less understanding and more hostility in their lives. But a new study shows that’s not necessarily the case and that...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — Probation and parole officers and their frontline supervisors widely differ on their views of the power of the frontline supervisor, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas researcher. This gap in perception leads...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — With perishable inventory and slim profit margins, the grocery business is notoriously tough. The mobile grocery business is even tougher. Two entities – one for-profit and the other not — that in recent years ran mobile groceries in the...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — People are typically averse to wider human faces because they elicit fears of being dominated. However, consumers might like wider faces on some products they buy, such as watches or cars, when they want to be seen in a position of power in...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities’ Fall Faculty Colloquium is designed to enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Kansas and contribute to the interdisciplinary training of faculty. This fall, four KU faculty members and four graduate students will convene under the leadership of directors Allan Hanson, professor emeritus of anthropology, and John Symons, professor of philosophy, to explore the topic of “The Posthuman?” The faculty participants in the colloquium are Jennifer Foster, lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese; James Gunn, professor emeritus of English; Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, and Paul Scott,

Tue, 08/22/2017 — The University of Kansas has announced the June 2017 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: Name: Whitney FoxTitle: Catering coordinator, KU Memorial Union What that means: Fox is responsible for ensuring all dining orders on campus...

Thu, 08/17/2017 — The federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit, or LIHTC, is not adequately serving the country's lowest-income segment and should allow for more opportunities for tenant-based vouchers, among other changes, according to a recent report by a...

Thu, 08/17/2017 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Harold “Hal” Orel, distinguished professor emeritus of English. He died July 31 in Lawrence. “We are saddened to learn of the death of Professor Orel, and, on behalf of the entire...

Thu, 08/17/2017 — Catalan police Thursday afternoon reported to international media that at least 13 people have died and more than 50 other people are injured after a vehicle rammed through a crowd in Barcelona. The incident occurred in the busy Las Ramblas...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Mainstream criticism of people who deny climate change essentially portrays climate skeptics as being out of touch, ignorant or somehow incapable of understanding the facts about climate change. However, an early look at ongoing work by a...

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, earned seven individual awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) this year. KPR earned honors in the news, commentary, programming and website categories. The station...


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