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Wed, 12/12/2018 — KU’s design-build “starchitect” Dan Rockhill is a big, gruff man dressed all in black, from his dusty work boots and coveralls to the wool scarf knotted under his neck (it’s cold in the warehouse this December morning, not to mention the...

Wed, 12/12/2018 — A recent discovery by a University of Kansas sociologist reveals that author George Orwell not only vocally advocated human rights but attempted, in the years between writing "Animal Farm" in 1945 and "1984" in 1949, to found an international...

Wed, 12/12/2018 — Students at the University of Kansas report significantly higher levels of interaction with their faculty than an average of other students at many of the nation’s top research universities. KU has released results from the 2018 National...

Tue, 12/11/2018 — About 2.6 million years ago, an oddly bright light arrived in the prehistoric sky and lingered there for weeks or months. It was a supernova some 150 light years away from Earth. Within a few hundred years, long after the strange light in the...

Tue, 12/11/2018 —  For decades, increasing numbers of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have lived their adult lives under legal guardianships. A new book co-authored by University of Kansas and Syracuse University researchers is among the...

Tue, 12/11/2018 — The names of nearly 1,350 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 51 Kansas counties, 44 other states and 23 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are...

Tue, 12/11/2018 — A University of Kansas professor who helped to develop a refrigerant that is safe for the Earth’s ozone layer is among the ranks of the latest class of Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), one of the highest honors given to...

Mon, 12/10/2018 — Most people vastly overestimate the population of gun owners in the United States, and it potentially influences how groups approach gun policies, according to a study by two University of Kansas political scientists. "Because gun owners are...

Mon, 12/10/2018 — Two faculty members of the University of Kansas are among the latest group of fellows announced by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This year’s honorees: Thomas Cravens, professor of physics &...

Mon, 12/10/2018 — For years, KU Surplus has sold reusable furniture and office supplies directly to University of Kansas departments and, in many cases, to the general public via online auction sites. Now, KU Surplus can sell directly to the general public...

Fri, 12/07/2018 — The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) announced the election of Roberta Pokphanh, University of Kansas assistant vice provost for International Programs, to its national Board of Directors....

Fri, 12/07/2018 — The International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) announced they are seeking nominations for the first ever Rosemary O’Leary Prize for outstanding scholarship on women in public administration. Rosemary O'Leary is the Edwin O....

Fri, 12/07/2018 — The University Honors Program has announced 30 University of Kansas sophomores have been named University Scholars. The University Scholars Program was founded by Deanell Tacha, a vice chancellor for academic affairs who would go on to become a...

Wed, 12/05/2018 — A geoarchaeological program at the University of Kansas that is digging up the mysteries of the earliest people to inhabit the region will get a $6.9 million boost with an estate gift from a late geologist and his wife. Joseph L. and Maude Ruth...

Wed, 12/05/2018 — LAWRENCE – Earning a law degree at the University of Kansas will become more affordable for out-of-state students beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year. Thanks to a newly approved nonresident tuition reduction, students entering KU Law in either the summer or fall of 2019 will pay approximately $10,000 less in tuition than next year’s estimated rate. Rising second- and third-year nonresident students in 2019-2020 will also benefit from the new program. “Kansans attending KU enjoy some of the lowest law school tuition in the country. Our rates for students who join us from outside the Sunflower State were significantly higher than many of our peers,” said Stephen

Wed, 12/05/2018 — University of Kansas Professor Glenn Adams is the 2018 recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award. The award presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in Alderson Auditorium at the Kansas...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — The term "fake news" has been used a great deal since the 2016 presidential election. But many might not realize media hoaxes and fakery have existed since the beginning of mass media in the United States. A University of Kansas professor has...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — It’s commonplace in U.S. coastal areas and floodplains to upraise homes in order to keep living areas dry in case the water rises. However, mobile and wood homes standing a few feet off the ground could be a lot more susceptible to winds...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — African resistance strongly shaped Spanish Hispaniola of the 1500s— now the island home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic — but historians have often considered that resistance to be a byproduct of Spanish colonialism and its reliance on...

Tue, 12/04/2018 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas law student took second prize in a national writing competition for his paper on the atrocities of forced labor in international trade. Elliott Brewer, a third-year student at KU Law, finished second in the 20th annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition, which encourages students to explore current issues relevant to customs and international trade law. The competition is sponsored by the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and Brooklyn Law School. Brewer’s paper investigated forced labor in corporate supply chains following the repeal of the consumptive demand exception.  “It’s an issue that is important


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