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Tue, 01/15/2019 —  The publishing company that produces USA Today, one of the country’s largest newspapers, has received a buyout bid of $1.36 billion from MNG Enterprises, better known as Digital First Media. Gannett Co. has been targeted by the company,...

Tue, 01/15/2019 — The University of Kansas has three programs ranked among the nation’s best in the 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released today. The university’s online MBA program is ranked 20th among public...

Tue, 01/15/2019 —  Cherokee is spoken as a first language by fewer than 5,000 people, yet in recent years it has experienced a remarkable revival as a second language. But what happens when entire generations may have learned to speak the language but not read or...

Tue, 01/15/2019 — New programs for families and University of Kansas students are in the lineup for winter and spring at the KU Natural History Museum, including International Museum Selfie Day on Wednesday, Jan. 16. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum will have...

Mon, 01/14/2019 — A University of Kansas historian has received a prestigious $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete his book project on the history of defection from the Soviet Union and what it can tell us about the nature of...

Mon, 01/14/2019 — The call for proposals for the 10th round of Rocket Grants — a program that supports innovative, artist-driven projects outside of established art venues within the Kansas City area — opens today. Artists are encouraged to attend an...

Mon, 01/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – There’s a juicy psychological, even romantic, angle underlying his mathematical analysis of an important Johannes Brahms composition in the new book co-written and edited by Scott Murphy, University of Kansas professor of music theory. Murphy’s chapter in “Brahms and the Shaping of Time” (2018, University of Rochester Press) is titled “Durational Enharmonicism and the Opening of Brahms’ ‘Double Concerto.’” The book is part of the publisher’s Eastman Studies in Music series, named for the New York university’s renowned music school. In addition to his editing tasks, Murphy contributed the book’s introduction and one of its nine chapters. In his chapter

Mon, 01/14/2019 — When University of Kansas students return to the School of Engineering at the start of the spring semester, they’ll find a familiar face and name occupying the dean’s office. Arvin Agah, interim dean of engineering and professor of...

Mon, 01/14/2019 — The University of Kansas will lead several community events to help celebrate the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in Lawrence. The hallmark event to commemorate the day will take place along Jayhawk Boulevard on Tuesday, Jan. 22, the first day...

Thu, 01/10/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries are now accepting applications for the fourth annual Research Sprints, a program offering faculty and academic staff the chance to work intensively with a team of expert librarians for one week on a research...

Wed, 01/09/2019 — LAWRENCE – There have been two biographies of jazz piano great Mary Lou Williams. There are two biographies of singer and actor Ethel Waters, as well as her two autobiographical memoirs, “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and “To Me It’s Wonderful.” Black Panther Party founder Eldridge Cleaver wrote two autobiographies – “Soul on Ice” and “Soul on Fire.” And there have been countless books on the life of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, including his own, “The Greatest.” So why did Randal Maurice Jelks, University of Kansas professor of African & African-American studies and American studies, feel it was necessary to write a book focusing on their spiritual and religious

Wed, 01/09/2019 — Joe Evans, Deane E. Ackers Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at the University of Kansas, has been named a Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Evans is recognized for...

Wed, 01/09/2019 — Sixteen University of Kansas School of Pharmacy students will take a three-day trip across Kansas next week to visit 14 independent community pharmacies. Dean Ken Audus and Senior Associate Dean Gene Hotchkiss will accompany the students on the...

Tue, 01/08/2019 — More than 30 million Americans suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The degenerative joint disease, often caused by wear and tear, is a leading cause of disability in the U.S....

Tue, 01/08/2019 — While most college students were far away from campuses and classrooms, spending time with family or recovering from the stress of finals, a dedicated group of University of Kansas students spent winter break evenings in a classroom talking...

Mon, 01/07/2019 — James Stiles, a longtime associate professor of electrical engineering & computer science at the University of Kansas, has been named the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Professorship. The honor, which is...

Mon, 01/07/2019 — Students and staff are invited to a series of brown bag lunches to discuss the 2019 Kansas legislative session. The lunches will be hosted by Kelly Whitten, director of state relations for the University of Kansas. Each lunch will be from noon...

Fri, 01/04/2019 — Sixty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) last month. McPherson Police Chief Robert McClarty was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were...

Thu, 01/03/2019 — A University of Kansas graduate student has won a national award for her research on the history of Greek-American picture brides and their intricate role in the ways Greek immigrants in the early 20th century navigated their racial position...

Fri, 12/21/2018 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels the first week of January. Most of the measured wells are drilled into the High Plains aquifer, a vital source of...


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