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Thu, 05/03/2018 — but not limited to — any SAB member also serving in active duty, the reserves or National Guard, or an honorably discharged veteran of the uniformed services. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize, and the recipient of the award will be...

Wed, 05/02/2018 — Members of the public perceive coordinated terrorist attacks that involve multiple actors as more threatening than attacks carried out by individuals, according to a study that includes two University of Kansas international relations professors.

Wed, 05/02/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Political Science Department recently honored its top students at an annual recognition ceremony with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha. Sixteen students were inducted April 20 into the Gamma chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. Criteria for induction include a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in all political science courses with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.4 for undergraduates. Additionally, inductees cannot have a grade lower than a B in any political science course. The following students were inducted: Catherine Bernard, Overland Park Anna Buhlinger,

Fri, 04/27/2018 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winner is John Stanko, a master’s degree candidate from CREES, for his essay “The Relevancy Gambit: A Vision...

Fri, 04/27/2018 — University of Kansas leadership has named interim deans for two of its largest academic units. Incoming Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez announced that Clarence Lang, professor and chair of the Department of African &

Thu, 04/26/2018 — A collaborative group of indigenous and nonindigenous scholars encourages scientists to meaningfully engage with indigenous communities on paleogenomics research, in a new series of ethical guidelines published Thursday in the journal...

Wed, 04/25/2018 — LAWRENCE – Stephen Prothero, a New York Times best-selling author and frequent network and cable TV commentator, will present a public lecture, “Religious Literacy in an Age of Religious Nationalism” at 7 p.m. Monday, April 30, in The Commons. Prothero received his doctorate in religion from Harvard University and is the C. Allyn and Elizabeth V. Russell Professor of Religion in America at Boston University. He has been a commentator on many major news network and cable news programs, as well as a guest on “The Daily Show,” “The Colbert Report” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Prothero also has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Slate, Salon, the Washington

Tue, 04/24/2018 — It’s the wave of populist nationalism buoying the political fortunes of President Donald Trump and France’s Marine Le Pen, among others, that will deliver Kansas filmmaker Kevin Willmott to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean next month...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 88 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — not economic concern — drove most voters to Trump
Tue, 04/24/2018 — LAWRENCE — Much of the narrative surrounding...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas law student Elliott Brewer will spend the summer in Washington, D.C., advocating for workers’ rights as the recipient of a prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship. Brewer, from Parsons, is a second-year law student who aspires to a career as an international labor law attorney. He studied social welfare and philosophy at KU and served as a labor law research intern at Verité, where he contributed to a report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor on forced labor in the Malaysian electronics industry. Brewer will work at the International Labor Rights Forum this summer through the 10-week fellowship awarded by the Peggy Browning

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The KU Public Safety Office Emergency Management Department is hosting the final event in a “lunch and learn” lecture series about interdisciplinary issues within disasters and emergencies. KU professors and scholars will share their fresh...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — For the first time since the Cuban revolution, someone outside the Castro family will lead Cuba, though noticeable changes in the short term are unlikely for the island nation, according to a University of Kansas lecturer who has initiated a...

Tue, 04/17/2018 — Recent restrictions and funding limitations on women's health organizations in Texas increased driving distance to women's health centers and led to a 2.4 percent increase in the fertility rate for unmarried women, according to a study...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — Institutions that monitor public companies include governments and regulators, financial media, analysts, shareholders, debtholders and auditors. A forthcoming paper that includes two University of Kansas School of Business professors suggests...

Mon, 04/16/2018 — A two-decade trend of immigrant criminalization has seemingly peaked with the 2017 Trump administration executive orders, and it has altered the context in which immigrants live well beyond border states, according to new research by University...

Fri, 04/13/2018 — Fifty-eight new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center on March 30. Sandy Horton, executive director of the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association, was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

Wed, 04/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Two years after it was filmed in this area and after a year of kudos on the film-festival circuit, the dramatic film “The Tree” is set to live on as an advocacy tool for the compassionate treatment of older people. Department of Theatre Lecturer Laura Kirk co-stars in the film and takes associate producer credit as well. In it, she plays Marge McMillan, the neighbor of the film’s 88-year-old protagonist, Dorothy Thorp, played by veteran Kansas City actress Joicie Appell. Kirk and her real-life husband, fellow actor Paul Fellers, play Thorp’s neighbors. They function in the story much as the protagonist’s adult children would – if she had any around –

Wed, 04/11/2018 —  You can call her a humanities evangelist. Nancy Jackson believes, contrary to certain national dialogues, that the humanities are vitally important to a vibrant society. She points especially to the nonprofit sector in the United States, which...

Tue, 04/10/2018 — More than 80 outstanding graduate students, as well as staff and faculty, will be recognized at the annual University of Kansas Graduate Awards Ceremony, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Ballroom of the Kansas Union....


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