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Thu, 04/24/2014 — The Joint Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors is hosting an afternoon of presentations and discussion on the important topic of academic freedom and responsibility in the era of social media. The public event is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m....

Wed, 04/23/2014 —  A new Mandarin translation of Charles Darwin’s "On the Origin of Species" is flying off bookstore shelves in China. The book previously was unavailable in that country except as translated from its sixth edition, which specialists today view...

Tue, 04/22/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved sabbatical leave for the following individuals at the University of Kansas: ...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA) will host the inaugural March for a Voice event at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, on the lawn in front of Stauffer-Flint Hall. The purpose of the...

Mon, 04/21/2014 — Scott Reinardy, associate professor at the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, will host the 2014 Budig Writing Professor event at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Clarkson Gallery of...

Fri, 04/18/2014 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 67 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 58 individuals at the University of Kansas Medical...

Thu, 04/17/2014 — David Krakauer, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, will deliver a lecture titled “The Future of the University” at 8 p.m. today, April 17, at The Commons. Krakauer will then participate in a panel discussion that poses the...

Wed, 04/16/2014 — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will visit the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas on Tuesday, April 22. There will be a public open house starting at approximately 11 a.m. and ending at noon in Hansen Hall. Members of the media...

Tue, 04/15/2014 — Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, Mo., announced last month the new WE Women’s Empowerment initiative to get more women into leadership roles, whether it’s on city boards, task forces and commissions or in business settings. University of...

Tue, 04/15/2014 — At the Governor’s Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas last October, Gov. Sam Brownback issued a call to action for a vision that ensures Kansas water priorities are met, both now and in the future.   Since November, a Vision Team...

Mon, 04/14/2014 — Politicians often talk about the importance of “securing our borders.”  Doreen Fowler, a University of Kansas English professor, says the idea of securing a territorial border or cultural boundary derives from a misperception about...

Thu, 04/10/2014 — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole will visit the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas on Tuesday, April 22. There will be a public open house starting at approximately 11 a.m. and ending at noon in Hansen Hall. Doors will be open to...

Thu, 04/10/2014 — The University of Kansas School of Law recently added four prominent Indian law schools to its growing list of international partners. The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research in Hyderabad, the Government Law College in Mumbai, the...

Thu, 04/10/2014 — For the most part, researchers have treated violent aggression and substance abuse as two separate conditions. But not surprisingly, the two disorders often exist concurrently in individuals, making it hard to determine if and how the two are...

Wed, 04/09/2014 — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran will receive a national award for his support of science research at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas. Sen. Moran will receive the Champion of Science Award from the...

Wed, 04/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – The world’s premier conference for linguistic research on African languages will be hosted this year at the University of Kansas. More than 200 attendees from the U.S., Africa and Europe will travel to Lawrence for the 45th Annual Conference on African Linguistics from April 17 to 19. The conference is hosted by the KU Department of Linguistics. A unique feature of this year’s conference is a special KU undergraduate session dedicated to increasing awareness of language endangerment and the plight of Africa’s endangered languages. Registration costs will be waived for all KU students. Interested students should contact Harold Torrence at 785-864-2882 or

Wed, 04/09/2014 — The University of Kansas has launched a new website to help faculty and staff create online materials that are accessible to individuals with disabilities. The new website, content.accessibility.ku.edu, is a tool for all members of the KU...

Tue, 04/08/2014 — Four University of Kansas faculty members have earned 2014 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize mid-career scholars who have made significant scholarly or research contributions to their fields. Chancellor Bernadette...

Mon, 04/07/2014 — When someone in 1578 hung a doll-like effigy from the door of the church in the Mexican town of Tecamachalco, inquisitors spent four years trying to uncover who was responsible for misusing one of its symbols. It carried dire consequences in...

Mon, 04/07/2014 — Robert McChesney, professor of communication at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will speak at The Commons at 4 p.m. Monday, April 7. His talk, "Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media...


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