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Wed, 04/24/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will present its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award, to Kansas Insurance Commissioner Vicki Schmidt on Friday, April 26, at the School of Pharmacy building in Lawrence. Schmidt, a 1978...

Tue, 04/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – While historians have long recognized the galvanizing effect teenager Emmett Till’s 1955 lynching had on the American civil rights movement, the stories of how the murder was shaped by and, in turn, shaped the Mississippi Delta communities closest to it have never been told. Until now. The new book “Remembering Emmett Till” (University of Chicago Press, 2019) by Dave Tell, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, will transform everything we think we know about Till's murder. The author documents Till’s commemoration in the region, accounting for long silences and brief, passionate outbursts of memorial investment. He tells the

Tue, 04/23/2019 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by the University of Kansas debate team and Scott Harris, director and coach. The presentation, titled “Resolved: The Authority of the President of the United States Should Be...

Thu, 04/18/2019 — With support from a two-year, $129,000 grant, the University of Kansas Libraries and the University Press of Kansas will convert out-of-print humanities texts into freely accessible digital resources. This project is part of the Humanities Open...

Wed, 04/17/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business will honor Tom Bené and Frank Friedman with its 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. Bené and Friedman will receive the award for their dedication to business excellence, community service and...

Tue, 04/16/2019 —  As the media landscape continues to change across the country, more communities are finding themselves in news deserts, without the coverage where they once had thriving newspapers. Meanwhile, journalism students are looking to learn their...

Mon, 04/15/2019 — LAWRENCE – How, in the context of the Cold War, could America keep India from falling to communism? One way was by holding out a vision of better homes, and ergo better lives, for workers and others with low social standing. That’s just one thread that Farhan Karim, University of Kansas assistant professor of architecture & design, weaves into his new book, “Of Greater Dignity Than Riches: Austerity and Housing Design in India” (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019). An even more important thread is the uniquely Indian approach that seeks to turn a lack of resources into a good. In the book’s introduction, Karim calls it “the Gandhian political rhetoric of

Thu, 04/11/2019 — The University of Kansas debate squad won the National Sweepstakes Championship as the top program in the country for the 2018-19 season from the Cross Examination Debate Association. The top ranking is based on points accumulated by teams at...

Thu, 04/11/2019 — LAWRENCE – The image of a Sudanese woman standing atop a car demanding the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir that went viral this week, drawing comparisons to Nubian queens and the Statue of Liberty, may have been the tipping point in this phase of the revolution, according an historian of Sudanese women’s fashions. “Her choice of clothing – her white cotton tobe and circular gold earrings – is understood as the national dress, so she represents everywoman,” says University of Kansas Associate Professor of History Marie Grace Brown, author of “Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan,” (Stanford University Press, 2017). “Precisely because it

Wed, 04/10/2019 — Social media played a central role in the Arab Spring, when citizens demonstrated against and ousted oppressive government regimes. A new study from the University of Kansas analyzes how social media can also help citizens in authoritarian...

Wed, 04/10/2019 —  The University of Kansas has partnered with the city of Lawrence and KanREN to complete a redundant and diverse internet pathway to campus. This new pathway makes it less likely that an accident or deliberate act could disrupt internet...

Tue, 04/09/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business has established a new insurance and risk management certificate program, thanks to a $1 million gift. The gift, from Cheryl Lockton Williams, of Mission Hills, honors her late husband, Jack Lockton,...

Tue, 04/09/2019 — The University of Kansas team of freshman Azja Butler, of Leavenworth, and junior Kyndall Delph, of Little Rock, Arkansas, finished as the national runner-up at the Cross Examination Debate Association National Championship Tournament hosted at...

Tue, 04/09/2019 —  The business world has been the center of a hot debate in recent years about noncompete clauses in employment contracts and the effects they have on profits, economic development and other factors. Yet the debaters often overlook how such...

Tue, 04/09/2019 — A Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar will examine economics' influence on science during a lecture at the University of Kansas. Paula Stephan will present "How Economics Shapes Science" at 5:30 p.m. April 15 at 1111 Capitol Federal Hall....

Mon, 04/08/2019 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the third and final session of the 2018-2019 Strategies Event Series on Saturday, April 13, at the KU Edwards Campus. The third session of the free professional development series,...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – The university community is invited to attend public presentations by three finalists for director of the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas. The finalists will give public presentations over the next two weeks. The Office of Research, as the administrative home of the Kansas Biological Survey, is overseeing the search process. The finalists are:› Sara Baer, professor and chair, Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University. Baer’s research expertise is in grassland, soil and restoration ecology. She previously served as a conservation technician at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, where she developed an interest in

Wed, 04/03/2019 — The Chinese Economist Society (CES) North America Conference, together with the 2019 Kansas Econometrics Workshop, will be April 6-7 at the University of Kansas. The Department of Economics is host of the gathering, which is organized by...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive an award in recognition of their significant achievements in scholarly or research contributions in their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — A University of Kansas alumnus with an interest in history and experience in the Army Reserve has established a professorship in military history at KU. David Pittaway, of Naples, Florida, created the professorship through a $500,000...


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