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Wed, 11/22/2017 — A federal judge in San Francisco has issued an injunction permanently blocking President Trump’s executive order intended to block funding from sanctuary cities. District Judge William H. Orrick ruled the order was unconstitutional and...

Tue, 11/21/2017 — The University of Kansas has earned a top-five ranking in the Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings, formerly known as Best for Vets. The school jumped five spots from its No. 10 rankings in 2016 and 2017. Released Nov. 20, the rankings...

Tue, 11/21/2017 — The Kansas debate team of seniors William Katz, of Topeka, and Quaram Robinson, Round Rock, Texas, ended the fall semester with a first-place finish at the prestigious Franklin R. Shirley Classic Debate Tournament hosted by Wake Forest...

Mon, 11/20/2017 — Students and staff are invited to a series of brown bag lunches to discuss the 2018 Kansas legislative session. The lunches will be hosted by Kelly Reynolds, director of state relations for the University of Kansas. The first lunch is Dec. 1...

Mon, 11/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center, in partnership with the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center, graduated 21 sworn law enforcement officers from its Command School Friday at the KLETC in Yoder.   The graduates, who began their coursework in January, represented officers from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Kansas Highway Patrol, local police and sheriff’s departments and tribal police from across the state.  “These officers demonstrated a commitment to public service by participating in the 300-hour, 11-month course. They graduated as better commanders, better supervisors, better community ambassadors and all-around better leaders

Fri, 11/17/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will host visiting scholars from the University of Houston for a roundtable discussion on U.S. Latinx representation. The event will take place from 3:30-5 p.m....

Fri, 11/17/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced additional programs on health care and alternative political parties to wrap up the fall 2017 semester. “Single Payer: The Future of Healthcare?” will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Dr. Joshua Freeman and Dr. Josh Umbehr will explore possible directions and options for U.S. health care in a conversation organized and facilitated by the Dole Institute’s Student Advisory Board. “Health care and health insurance are among the most critical issues on voters’ minds today,” Dole Institute director Bill Lacy said. “Our Student Advisory Board has chosen to focus on this timely topic for their

Wed, 11/15/2017 — For many centuries Jerusalem has been an important holy site. In the context of Mediterranean urbanism in antiquity, however, Jerusalem can be viewed as something of an underdog, according to a University of Kansas historian of Jewish and Roman...

Tue, 11/14/2017 — Broadening the geographic range that a number of deceased-donor kidneys would be available would increase the number of transplants and improve the lives of patients unlikely to receive one based on where they live, according to a study that...

Mon, 11/13/2017 —  After a hard-fought political battle so close that an evenly divided U.S. Senate required the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence, President Donald Trump recently signed the repeal of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rule that...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — One of the most frequently quoted phrases in philosopher John Stuart Mill's essay "Utilitarianism" — published in 1861 — is "actions are right in proportion as they tend to promote happiness, wrong as they tend to produce the reverse of...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — His characters have traveled the galaxies. He has traversed the globe, creating, studying and promoting science fiction. Now, at age 94, the dean of sci-fi authors, University of Kansas English Professor Emeritus James Gunn, has written a memoir...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — University of Kansas professors will take part in a panel, "Russian Interference, Cybersecurity, Micro-Targeting and the 2016 Election," part of the Global Headline Series. The event will take place 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, in the Centennial...

Mon, 11/13/2017 — It’s “over and out” for “Right Between the Ears.” After more than 30 years of live shows, the award-winning sketch comedy series from Kansas Public Radio will present its last show at 8 p.m. Nov. 18 at Liberty Hall. “After 32 years,...

Fri, 11/10/2017 — In its earliest days, Project Consent was only a single Instagram page with an enormous goal: End sexual assault. Sara Li, a junior in the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, said her goal in...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — A gift of more than $1.3 million from the estate of University of Kansas alumni Perry Rashleigh and Rosemary Jones Rashleigh will create five Rashleigh Family Scholarships for students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, math and English. The...

Thu, 11/09/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas will host the annual Waggoner Research Colloquium, set for 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in the Malott Room of the Kansas Union. The format includes an...

Tue, 11/07/2017 — LAWRENCE – A new video titled “Stoplights Don’t Stop Us!” tells the story of people with disabilities in Emporia who advocated for change in their community as part of their involvement in a University of Kansas research project. As a result of their work with the city of Emporia and the Kansas Department of Transportation, more time was added to the crosswalk timer at a busy downtown intersection, which is also a state highway. This change makes it safer for all residents of the community to cross the street. These advocates carried out their work as part of a project conducted by KU’s Research & Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL) and KU’s Center

Mon, 11/06/2017 — LAWRENCE  –  Kansas Public Radio’s Kaye McIntyre will moderate a panel discussion on DACA and the DREAMers featuring Marta Caminero-Santangelo, professor and interim director of the University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Lua Yuille, associate professor of law. The discussion is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 6, at Lawrence Public Library. Students and young people affected by DACA are encouraged to join the conversation. The panel is part of Kansas Public Radio and Lawrence Public Library’s Points of View Series, a series of panel discussions on current topics.   The 2012 Obama administration

Mon, 11/06/2017 — The history of Midwest Jews is an area ripe for scholarship, and the University of Kansas is well-placed to be a center of such study, according to a researcher who has begun working on a book on the subject. David Katzman, professor emeritus...


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