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Mon, 04/24/2017 —  Social media has greatly changed how all sorts of companies can interact with their audiences and customers. A new study suggests that even brands dedicated to positive social change tend to use social media as a way to promote the brand more...

Fri, 04/21/2017 —  Daphne Cain, associate professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi, will make a public presentation Monday, April 24, as a candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas.

Thu, 04/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – Beth Bailey, Foundation Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Kansas, has been elected to the Society of American Historians, the field’s most distinguished society.  Founded in 1939, the Society of American Historians promotes literary distinction in the writing and presentation of American history. Its nearly 400 members are academic historians and professional writers working in many different genres, all united by their commitment to present history with “vividness, clarity, empathy, narrative power and explanatory force.” Novelist Margaret Atwood and filmmaker Ken Burns are both members of this invitation-only society.  A

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The University of Kansas Postdoctoral Association (KUPA) will host the fifth-annual research symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. The symposium, supported by the Office of Research, will feature a keynote talk, research...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — Economists generally term the mid-1980s up to 2007 the "Great Moderation" as the reduction in economic volatility, possibly due to greater independence of central banks and other factors, was believed to have lasted longer than any prior period.

Thu, 04/20/2017 — Students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will participate later this month in the Mid-Continent Conference Steel Bridge Competition at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The competition, set for April 20-22,

Wed, 04/19/2017 — Since 1970, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity has honored a select group of women to be inducted into the University of Kansas Women’s Hall of Fame. It honors and celebrates KU’s rich legacy of phenomenal women. “These...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Business will honor Gary Padgett and Mike Thompson with its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award. Padgett and Thompson are set to receive the award for their dedication to business excellence, community service and...

Wed, 04/19/2017 —  Electronic cigarettes have gained rapidly in popularity in recent years, with vaping stores popping up in cities across the country and advertisements touting them as a good-tasting way to quit smoking traditional cigarettes. A University of...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Mary Hill, a professor in the Department of Geology, has established the Mary C. Hill Research Fund for Women in the Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The fund will provide...

Wed, 04/19/2017 — LAWRENCE – More than 2,600 listeners helped Kansas Public Radio conclude a record spring membership drive earlier this month. The drive came shortly after the announcement of a permanent $200,000 reduction in university support, the second phase in a two-year series of cuts that began with a $100,000 reduction in funding during the current fiscal year – the result of state cuts to higher education. Kansas Public Radio added an extra day to its yearly spring membership drive, and after nine days of on-air fundraising ended the drive with $422,891 in pledges. On April 7, KPR wrapped up the Campaign for Excellence 2017, with pledges from 2,601 listener-members. The

Fri, 04/14/2017 — Wesley Church, professor and director of the School of Social Work at Louisiana State University, will make a public presentation Monday, April 17, as a candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas. Church is...

Thu, 04/13/2017 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced the final session of the 2016-2017 Strategies Event Series at the Edwards Campus on April 22.  The third session of the series, “Helping Students Succeed: Mindset Makes...

Thu, 04/13/2017 — LAWRENCE – Sarah Deer holds many titles, including MacArthur “genius” Fellow, law professor, victims’ advocate and Jayhawk alumna. She’ll soon add a new one: University of Kansas professor. Starting in fall 2017, Deer will join the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and the School of Public Affairs & Administration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences as a professor. She is known nationally for her scholarship and advocacy regarding sexual violence targeting Native women. “Sarah Deer is an exceptional scholar who brings an abundance of knowledge and experience in a critical area of research. I am thrilled she has chosen to return to

Thu, 04/13/2017 — Firefighters across Kansas can now receive expanded emergency vehicle driving training from the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute, part of the University of Kansas Professional and Continuing Education unit. Firefighters will use a new...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — James Guthrie, interim dean at the University of Kansas School of Business, will make a public presentation Friday, April 14, as a candidate for dean for the school. He is the first of three candidates for the position who will make public...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — The heart-wrenching narratives and testimony of Mexican cotton farmers are the subjects of a lecture by renowned Mexican author, poet and scholar Cristina Rivera Garza. The University of Kansas Department of Spanish & Portuguese will welcome...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — Michelle Mohr Carney, professor and director of the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, will make a public presentation Thursday, April 13, as a candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — It’s easy to see why Abel Chikanda, assistant professor of African & African-American studies and geography, would be interested in studying diasporas and their effects on the lands from which indigenous people have scattered. Growing up...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 17th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...


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