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Mon, 09/18/2017 —  Christians and fundamentalists are a major section of American society, with influence in political, social and economic circles. Yet, little is known about how advertisers work to reach a fundamentalist population. A study from the University...

Fri, 09/15/2017 — Neeli Bendapudi, provost and executive vice chancellor, and Mike Rounds, associate vice provost for human resource management, have announced the 2017-2018 class of Staff Fellows at the University of Kansas. The Staff Fellows Program strives to...

Fri, 09/15/2017 — Given the unrest triggered by the acquittal of police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 killing of Anthony Smith, journalists looking for comment over the weekend from an expert on race relations in that part of the country may call on Clarence...

Fri, 09/15/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Medicine-Salina is seeking artists to develop original art for the new Medical Education Building that will house the Salina campuses of the KU schools of Medicine and Nursing. The building, a historic former...

Fri, 09/15/2017 — OVERLAND PARK – KU Professional & Continuing Education announces today the launch of the Data Analytics Boot Camp, a 24-week skills-development, nondegree program, teaching the fundamental data science and analytics skills increasingly sought after in today’s data-driven digital economy. This launch comes at a time when the projected investment in data science is at an all-time high, with the worldwide big data analytics market expected to reach over $200 billion by 2020, according to the Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation The KU Data Analytics Boot Camp, offered in partnership with Trilogy Education

Fri, 09/15/2017 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the student-led Homecoming Steering Committee have named Larry and Nancy Stoppel of Washington, Kansas, winners of this year’s Rich and Judy Billings Spirit of 1912 Award. The annual award...

Thu, 09/14/2017 — Distinguished Professor Rosemary O'Leary collected three lifetime achievement awards in public administration this summer. This makes her the only scholar to win all five major lifetime achievement awards in the field. O'Leary, who also took...

Thu, 09/14/2017 — Barbara Barnett, University of Kansas professor of journalism at the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications, has been named the inaugural Lee F. Young Professor of Journalism. Diane Gray Quinn, 1971 journalism school...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — LAWRENCE – Every week, it seems, a professor or other public intellectual stirs up a hornet’s nest of controversy on social media, particularly when the question of race is at issue. And while Twitter is often the locus of these brouhahas, such controversies are nothing new, according to a Shawn Alexander, a University of Kansas associate professor of African & African-American studies who wrote about the topic in an Aug. 31 article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. Alexander traces these controversies back 90 years to a scholarly article by E. Franklin Frazier, then-Morehouse College professor of sociology and director of the Atlanta School of Social Work

Wed, 09/13/2017 — The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas is hosting a communitywide conversation about sanctuary from 7-9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. In the past several years,...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — A University of Kansas Medical Center cancer researcher and a longtime business law professor will be honored respectively for their research and teaching by KU Endowment’s Chancellors Club. Shrikant Anant has been selected as the 2017...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — University of Kansas students pursuing premier national and international scholarships have a new campus space and expanded support. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Office of Undergraduate Studies have reorganized the support...

Wed, 09/13/2017 — Evolutionary biologists long have supposed that when species colonize new geographic regions they often develop new traits and adaptations to deal with their fresh surroundings. They branch from their ancestors and multiply in numbers of species.

Tue, 09/12/2017 — Growing up around Havana, Javier Torres López always was fascinated by reptiles. As the son of a professor who teaches vertebrate zoology at the University of Havana, he focused on studies of literature and science in high school and thought...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas moved up three spots into a tie for 53rd among public universities in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings released Tuesday. “We know that rankings matter because parents...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Law will provide free legal assistance to individuals eligible to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) authorization before the Oct. 5 deadline set by the White House. Through the DACA...

Tue, 09/12/2017 — The University of Kansas is in the final year of construction of the Central District development project. One element of the project is the recreation field located adjacent to 19th Street between the new Cora Downs Residence Hall and the new...

Tue, 09/12/2017 —  Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a program to learn...

Mon, 09/11/2017 —  Every year, athletes across the country push themselves to their physical limits, often in extremely hot conditions. Increasingly, those same athletes are taking prescription and over-the-counter drugs to treat the resulting pain and soreness...

Mon, 09/11/2017 — Even though there have already been leaks since oil began flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline this spring, American Indian tribes still have a chance to stop it, according to a University of Kansas professor. In her new article,...


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