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Thu, 10/03/2019 —  The Office of the Chancellor is now accepting nominations for the University Scholarly Achievement Award, which is a marquee award for the University of Kansas and a way to recognize standout researchers who embody KU's mission to make...

Thu, 10/03/2019 — When David Farber lived in Philadelphia, he met a crack dealer who sold the drug to a mostly homeless clientele outside the professor’s apartment. “I literally talked to him 20 times when he was selling crack 30 feet from where I was working,

Wed, 10/02/2019 — For decades, statisticians, economists, philosophers and mathematicians have studied how to make decisions in the face of uncertainty, and typically their analyses have focused on how to use probability theory from mathematics to harness this...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — After five consecutive years of growth, enrollment at the University of Kansas fell slightly this year, according to annual data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 28,423 students enrolled across all campuses, a decrease of...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — Kansas Public Radio has a new director of classical music.  Cordelia Brown, longtime “Evening Classical” host and listener favorite, has taken over for Michael Keelan, who brought exceptional music knowledge and helped pioneer KPR’s...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — The number of students who speak English as a second or an additional language is on the rise in the United States. Yet not all new teachers moving into their first classrooms have worked with diverse student populations. University of Kansas...

Wed, 10/02/2019 — When Rosemarie Truglio was growing up in Hoboken, New Jersey, “Romper Room” was the closest thing to educational programming on television. Like other children across the country, she waited for the host of that "live kindergarten" program...

Tue, 10/01/2019 — The Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Kansas will commemorate its 100-year anniversary this fall with the theme “One Hundred Years of Hispanism in Kansas and Beyond.” The celebration includes a two-day symposium and...

Tue, 10/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – On her website, Mary Anne Jordan places her hand-dyed, quilted and stitched fiber artwork into three categories: Flags, Rags and Signs. For the show opening Oct. 4 at the James May Gallery in Algoma, Wisconsin, the University of Kansas professor of visual art will exhibit artwork created in recent years as well as new work being shown for the first time. “I have two new large pieces,” she said. “They're 125 inches wide and 45 inches tall. So they're long and narrow. They're a kind of banner or flag. I have also completed several small works about 25 inches square that are composed of fabric remnants and scraps with intensive hand stitching.” Jordan

Tue, 10/01/2019 —  In one of the first cases of its upcoming term, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a transgender woman who was fired from her job and determine if Title VII protects against discrimination against transgender individuals. A University...

Tue, 10/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – At first, it might seem unlikely for two University of Kansas Department of Visual Art colleagues to show their work together. Marshall Maude, a ceramicist and associate professor of visual art, and Mary Anne Jordan, a textile artist and professor of visual art, make very different kinds of art. Maude’s West District kiln barn is dusty, sweaty and fiery, while Jordan’s Chalmers Hall textile studios are cool and airy as students work with fabrics, dyes and sewing machines. As he prepared a series of large vessels for their joint show opening Oct. 4 at the James May Gallery in Algoma, Wisconsin, Maude contemplated the similarities he sees in his and

Mon, 09/30/2019 — that a smarter, savvier leader in tougher times might harness to even more devastating effect. That is the conclusion of the article “The Populist and Nationalist Roots of Trump’s Rhetoric” in the fall 2019 edition of the journal...

Mon, 09/30/2019 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio ended a successful fall membership drive with 1,750 listener pledges. KPR’s 10-day fundraising campaign, which began Sept. 12, brought in $281,445 that will go directly toward providing programming for KPR’s 100,000 listeners. In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $59,200 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation that challenges listeners to match their gift of a specific amount within a certain timeframe. This fall, Kansas Public Radio came up with several new ideas to make the drive more interesting to listeners, including a presence at the Lawrence Farmers’ Market and special

Mon, 09/30/2019 — The public is invited to the fall semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport (directions and map), includes...

Mon, 09/30/2019 — The Office of Diversity and Equity at the University of Kansas is helping the university and Lawrence communities mark the approach of Indigenous Peoples’ Day with several events. Activities include an appearance by U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids,...

Mon, 09/30/2019 — Mike Orth, a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Engineering — and a former quarterback for the KU football team — will return to campus in October to deliver the ninth annual Tiberti Family Lecture. Orth is an executive vice...

Mon, 09/30/2019 — Fifty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Sept. 20. Sheriff Randy Henderson, of the Reno County Sheriff’s Office, was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

Mon, 09/30/2019 — Women who were trailblazers in shaping the nation's laws will be the focus of a lecture by Genelle Belmas, University of Kansas associate professor of journalism. “Women Making (and Breaking) the Law” will be from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 in...

Fri, 09/27/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has announced the recipients of the 2019 KU Architecture & Design Alumni Awards. This year’s honorees for the Distinguished Alumni Award are designer Jamie Koval and architect Rick Embers. The Young Architect/Designer Award has been given to architect Kate Renner.  

Fri, 09/27/2019 — Sixty-eight of 105 counties in Kansas peaked in population before the Dust Bowl. The most recent Kansas Statistical Abstract includes this and other interesting facts about Kansas. The Institute for Policy & Social Research at the...


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