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Thu, 11/07/2019 — The University Dance Company’s Fall Concert explores themes of feminine strength, cultural identity, and gun culture in six original and innovative works choreographed by University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance faculty and guest...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — It’s hard to know what to call the AUMI (Adaptive Use Musical Instrument). Should it be described as an instrument, device, software or project? “I think of it as a practice — like the way you have a yoga practice,” said Sherrie Tucker,...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 1. Sheriff Jeff Richards, of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — As part of a worldwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, KU alumnus and technology innovator Brian McClendon will speak at the University of Kansas School of Business at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 21. The conversation, which will be held in the...

Thu, 11/07/2019 — LAWRENCE – Eighty years after his landmark book “The Negro Family in the United States” portrayed his people devastated by slavery, Jim Crow and the Great Depression, the work of sociologist E. Franklin Frazier is still influencing scholarship on the black family. Thus, two University of Kansas professors have combined to guest-edit a new special issue of the journal Women, Gender and Families of Color, titled “Black Love After E. Franklin Frazier.” Without getting into detailed criticism of Frazier or the way the scholars believe sociologist-turned-politician Daniel Patrick Moynihan misrepresented Frazier’s scholarship in his 1965 report “The Negro Family: The

Wed, 11/06/2019 — TOPEKA – Humanities Kansas recently awarded $10,000 to the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas in support of “Voices from Congressman Dole’s Kansas, 1960-1968” exhibition and public programs. Audrey Coleman serves as project director. “We are excited to receive this support and look forward to connecting our exhibit to the broader discussion happening as part of the Humanities Kansas Smithsonian Crossroads initiative in late 2020,” Coleman said. “It will be interesting to compare the conversations of the 1960s with those we having today.” “Humanities Kansas supports projects that examine change over time,” said Julie Mulvihill,

Wed, 11/06/2019 — The University of Kansas has announced the formation of a varsity level esports team. Starting in January 2020, KU will compete in League of Legends. The Jayhawk Esports Team will be composed of current KU students, many of whom have been...

Wed, 11/06/2019 — When the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services asked Distinguished Professor Barbara Timmermann to serve on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) advisory council, she was eager to share the expertise in medicinal chemistry she has...

Wed, 11/06/2019 —  In 1954, the landmark Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education ended legal school segregation. Six decades later, many cities and school districts have found new ways to keep poor and minority students out of the most successful...

Tue, 11/05/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design studio has been internationally recognized for its work on Nunemaker classrooms.   The spring 2019 design-build studio received an Honorable Mention in the Architectural...

Tue, 11/05/2019 — Barbara Bichelmeyer is the fourth of four finalists for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus at the University of Kansas. Bichelmeyer is currently the provost and executive vice chancellor of the...

Tue, 11/05/2019 — A popular U.S. brand of potato chips once promoted itself with the slogan “betcha can’t eat just one!” Maybe that’s because potato chips, like so many foods in the American diet, can pack a mix of ingredients apt to light up people’s...

Tue, 11/05/2019 — University of Kansas debaters Azja Butler, Lansing sophomore, and Kenny Delph, Little Rock, Arkansas, senior, took first place at a tournament hosted by Harvard University from Nov. 2-4. The pair won 10 debates over three days to emerge...

Mon, 11/04/2019 — Visual culture scholar Nicholas Mirzoeff of New York University will give a free public lecture about race and social justice at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the University of Kansas in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Mirzoeff’s...

Mon, 11/04/2019 — People might suspect that being either a Democrat or Republican could affect their ability to get hired. But a University of Kansas professor has helped prove it. “Your political affiliation matters,” said Jill Ellingson, a professor of...

Fri, 11/01/2019 — Dave Cook is the third of four finalists for the position of provost and executive vice chancellor of the Lawrence campus at the University of Kansas. Cook is currently the Vice Chancellor of the KU Edwards Campus. Other details about the...

Fri, 11/01/2019 — One KC-135R military refueling aircraft is scheduled to fly over the University of Kansas at the Nov. 2 home football game. The aircraft is from the 155th Air Refueling Wing of the Nebraska Air National Guard based in Lincoln. On Saturday, the...

Fri, 11/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – The 19th Amendment was just the beginning of women’s struggle to gain equality, and African American women didn’t even gain the right to vote until the 1960s. The 100 years post-ratification is the topic next week of a suffrage lecture, “It Didn’t End with the Vote.” Lisa McLendon, news & information track chair in the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications and coordinator of the school’s Bremner Editing Center at the University of Kansas, will give the lecture at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Watson 3 West as part of the Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment series of events.

Fri, 11/01/2019 — The School of Education announces Jennifer Kurth, associate professor in the Department of Special Education, as the recipient of the 2019 Gene A. Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award and featured lecturer.  Kurth will...

Thu, 10/31/2019 — LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host a variety of events Nov. 7-11. Most events are open to the public. “This series of events is one of the many ways the KU community embraces our military-affiliated students,” said April Blackmon Strange, KU Military-Affiliated Student Center director. “We hope students and community members will join us in one or more of these activities as we recognize and honor those who have served in the armed forces.” Nov 7: KU Veterans and Nontraditional Student Breakfast, 8:30-11 a.m., Forum C & D, Burge Union. This free event is open to all KU students and their families and will include a


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