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Tue, 10/31/2017 — Unlike past decades, fewer Americans are familiar with those who die in combat or even serve in the military, according to John Kelly, White House chief of staff and retired Marine general. "They are the best 1 percent this country produces....

Tue, 10/31/2017 —  Sixteen scholars in programs from the Office for Diversity in Science Training (ODST) participated the 2017 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference earlier this month in Salt Lake City.  “I am very...

Mon, 10/30/2017 — LAWRENCE – The 10th annual Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series returns next month with an activist who served as national co-chair for the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Tamika Mallory will speak about violence against women and those who hold marginalized identities from an intersectional perspective. She will address the role of guns in perpetuating this violence, encouraging a discussion of effective ways of building power to bring about change. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union, with a reception to follow in the union’s Big 12 Room. Mallory is an advocate and speaker on issues related to equal rights

Thu, 10/26/2017 — University of Kansas undergraduates recently experienced a day in the life of nonprofit professionals. Funded through the Center for Service Learning, 10 students from multiple areas of study traveled to Kansas City to attend Nonprofit...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — This fall, ten Graduate Research Consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate Research...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — A 2015 U.S. federal law banning tiny plastic beads in some exfoliating products left many sources of microplastics unaddressed. Today, microplastics — bits of plastic under 5 millimeters in size — in cosmetics, cleaning products and clothes...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — Twelve students in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design are taking a multi-term course that will culminate in the construction of a 3,000-square-foot community center in rural Haiti. This fall they are focusing on the...

Tue, 10/24/2017 — LAWRENCE – The nationally ranked University of Kansas School of Law moot court program is off to a stellar start in the 2017-2018 season, snagging a national championship and a second-place finish. Third-year KU Law students Megan Carroll, of Wichita, and Sangeeta Shastry, of St. Louis, bested 27 other teams from across the country to win the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition, held Oct. 19-21 at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Shastry was named the best oral advocate in the competition. “Every round showcased how well-prepared, engaged, and knowledgeable all of the competitors and judges were, which made for

Tue, 10/24/2017 — President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia will visit the University of Kansas to receive an honorary degree and to deliver remarks at a Lied Center event on Oct. 31. Santos received economics and business degrees from KU in 1973 and won the 2016...

Mon, 10/23/2017 — Public attitudes are significantly more negative toward transgender people and policies pertaining to them than they are toward gay people and policies of gay rights advocates, according to a study that includes two University of Kansas...

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Mon, 10/23/2017 — The Midwest’s Jewish roots will be celebrated when scholars with international reputations gather at the University of Kansas next month for a symposium. ...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — While the law is equated with justice, it is not free from the inequities that exist in society. Legal scholars and thinkers from around the country will gather in Lawrence this week to explore how inequity affects their fields of expertise,...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications from five students and recent graduates applying for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Collin Clay, Eilish Gibson, Tomas Green, Kierstin McMichael and Susan...

Wed, 10/18/2017 —  October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, reminding governmental, public and private organizations alike to invest in the necessary training for employees at all levels to keep internal data and information secure. Many news stories cover...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — Jonathan Lamb could not have written his new book, “Shakespeare in the Marketplace of Words” (Cambridge University Press), in a pre-digital age. “I wouldn’t have been able to write this book 30 years ago,” he said recently, “because...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — A recent journal article and post in the Harvard Business Review argues that corporate directors should not only have an eye on value or profits but also on the welfare of their shareholders, especially related to the environmental and social...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — The public tends to overestimate the American gay and lesbian population, and those who do so are less likely to support equal rights measures, according to a new study by two University of Kansas political scientists. However, the researchers...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — Weaving together gods and myths from different cultures and times in a distinctively American tapestry, “…And Jesus Moonwalk the Mississippi” is a genre-defying play examining the repercussions wrought by slavery on African-American people...

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Wed, 10/11/2017 — The University of Kansas has received a grant to develop an intelligence and national security curriculum to provide students with the capabilities crucial to the national security interest of the United States. KU has partnered with Dodge City...

Wed, 10/11/2017 — As U.S. cities begin planning to adapt to effects of climate change, local decision makers face difficult choices about how to even get started. A new study led by a University of Kansas urban planning researcher sheds light on tradeoffs...


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