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Thu, 10/04/2018 — Nearly 7 million digital records are stolen every day, according to IT security firm Gemalto. That’s almost 300,000 per hour, or 83 every second. That means this month, hackers will steal roughly 217 million records. Is your information safe?

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Firsthand experience with neighborhoods can create designs that lead to healthier communities. That’s the principle to be discussed during the fall 2018 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture.  Gregory Crichlow, Langston Hughes Visiting...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas announced this week a gift from Edward F. Reilly Jr., to establish and endow the Edward F. Reilly Lecture. The inaugural lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the institute. The Edward F. Reilly Lecture will be a public program exploring the role of civil discourse and bipartisanship in contemporary politics. The lecture will take place in two- to three-year intervals. A KU alumnus, Reilly has lived much of his life in service to his fellow Kansans and Americans. He served 29 years as a legislator in the Kansas House of Representatives and later in the Kansas Senate.

Wed, 10/03/2018 — Richard Hichwa, University of Iowa senior associate vice president for research and economic development, will make a public presentation Friday, Oct. 5, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. He is the...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — Students, faculty, staff and the general public will have the chance to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day through two events Monday, Oct. 8, at the University of Kansas. The first program observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day is...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — Back in the baby boom years, when the annual network television showing of the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” was a big deal, young Jane Barnette’s favorite bits were those featuring the Wicked Witch of the West. It sparked a...

Mon, 10/01/2018 —  An old adage in journalism research holds that the media can’t tell you what to think, but it can tell you what to think about. A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Kansas shows that despite a rapidly changing media landscape and...

Mon, 10/01/2018 — At the Sept. 28 annual meeting of the KU Endowment board of trustees, the board elected David Dillon as chair, William Docking as vice chair and two other KU alumni as trustees. Dillon succeeds Deanell Reece Tacha, who served as chair since 2014.

Mon, 10/01/2018 — It is a record-setting year for the University of Kansas. KU’s enrollment has grown for the fifth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. Additionally, KU has recruited the most talented freshman class...

Fri, 09/28/2018 —  Security experts from across the Midwest region will gather on the KU Edwards Campus on Oct. 2 for a daylong conference on “Securing the Internet of Things.”   Keynote speakers will include Brigadier General Jennifer Buckner, U.S. Army...

Thu, 09/27/2018 —  The School of Architecture & Design (Arc/D) at the University of Kansas has announced the recipients of the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Awards. This year’s honorees are architect John Guenther, Distinguished Alumnus; designer and...

Mon, 09/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – At age 95, author and scholar James Gunn shows no sign of slowing down. The new edition of his 1975 coffee-table book, “Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction,” just out from McFarland & Co., is his fourth book in the past two years. In 2017, his novel “Transformation” (Tor Books, 2017) completed a trilogy that began with “Transcendental” in 2013. That same year, his autobiography, “Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction” (McFarland), recounted a career stretching back to the form’s so-called Golden Age. And this year, McFarland also published a paperback version of Gunn’s 1951 master’s degree thesis, titled “Modern

Fri, 09/21/2018 — Three faculty members from the University of Kansas Department of Sociology have been chosen to hold named professorships. Each will be recognized for outstanding contributions to the department, university and profession.  Associate...

Thu, 09/20/2018 — Sixty-three new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “There are many reasons to be excited...

Wed, 09/19/2018 — Eight outstanding KU undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2018-2019. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center...

Tue, 09/18/2018 — Cultural anthropologist Laura Hobson Herlihy is from New Orleans, so she knew a thing or two about Caribbean cuisine and culture before she traveled to Honduras on an academic research trip in 1997. Now, thanks to digital technology and KU...

Thu, 09/13/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) received word it would be recognized for outstanding public service education, given by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration at its...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — Rob Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will deliver the University of Kansas School of Business Anderson Chandler Lecture at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Capitol Federal Hall. He will join Dean Paige Fields for a...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — When mutual fund managers are armed with expertise from previous careers outside the financial sector, they can use that information to generate an investment advantage, according to a study led by a University of Kansas finance...

Wed, 09/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – The third annual State of the College will be an opportunity for faculty, staff and students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences to interact with new Interim Dean Clarence Lang. Lang will build on previous years’ discussion on the College’s strategic plan, sharing progress on initiatives. The plan lays out actions aimed at student success and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, scholarly and pedagogical support for faculty, professional development for staff and strategic growth for the College as a whole, with emphasis throughout on sustaining an environment that values diversity, equity and inclusion. Notable developments


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