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Tue, 12/03/2019 —  The United States is threatening 100% tariffs on French merchandise worth about $2.4 billion, President Donald Trump announced, in response to a dispute over how France taxes large tech companies. The tax, which would affect revenues of...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — KU Libraries are pleased to announce the 2019 David Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication was awarded posthumously to James Sterbenz, professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — At a time when education faces heavy criticism, a new book by a University of Kansas professor and students aims to take schools from a "yes, but" mindset to a "yes, and" approach to transform the system. Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — At 93 years old, Jarosław “Jarek” Piekałkiewicz understands he is likely the last Polish resistance fighter to ever write a book about his experience fighting the Nazis in World War II. Piekałkiewicz, professor emeritus of political...

Tue, 12/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – Three faculty members committed to the growth and success of the University of Kansas research enterprise are joining the Office of Research as associate vice chancellors. Professors Kathleen Lynne Lane, Erik Lundquist and Belinda Sturm will begin their duties Jan. 1. As members of the senior leadership team, the trio will help oversee a number of areas that support the KU research mission, including research centers, strategic planning, research development, research administration, research compliance and related topics. Lane, Lundquist and Sturm have served as interim associate vice chancellors for research since summer 2018 and were selected for

Mon, 12/02/2019 — Why does even the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine mispronounce the name of its capital city, Kyiv? He’s overcorrecting, trying to make up for a history of Russian colonialism, according to two Ukrainian natives who teach their native...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — The University of Kansas Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies and the School of Languages, Literatures & Culture have announced that the KU French Club took a second-place France on Campus Award. The award is given...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — The Global Scholars Program has selected 15 University of Kansas sophomores as 2020 Global Scholars. Representing diverse academic fields from across campus, the 15 students were selected for their demonstrated interest in global and...

Tue, 11/26/2019 — Allard Jongman, a professor of linguistics at the University of Kansas, is among the latest group of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellows announced today. He is among 443 new members awarded the honor this year...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher, composer, poet and cultural critic. He is also an inspiration to white supremacists. “I’m very interested in the kind of ethno-racial politics emerging and the appropriation of Nietzsche toward...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — After he finishes his work at the University of Kansas this year, senior Alex Murray will be headed to Ireland to pursue a graduate degree after receiving word on Saturday that he had won the George J. Mitchell Scholarship. Murray, a senior who...

Mon, 11/25/2019 — University Theatre will present “The Wolves,” a 2017 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and work that has been highly produced in theatres nationwide since it closed off-Broadway in 2018. Catch the University of Kansas production Dec....

Fri, 11/22/2019 — The University of Kansas has announced the September and October 2019 Employees of the Month.  Each month, two staff members are selected from nominations received by the Employee Recognition Committee. Winners of the Employee of the Month...

Thu, 11/21/2019 — College is “the great equalizer.” Or at least that’s what we’ve always been told. But according to new research, the socioeconomic leveling students enjoy only applies to undergraduate degrees. Once advanced degrees become part of the...

Thu, 11/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – As the locus of the current impeachment drama, Ukraine is in all the headlines these days. A University of Kansas professor hopes that makes the ground more fertile for his native country’s most celebrated recent novel, which he is translating into English and otherwise working to popularize in the West. For the past two years, with the help of a PEN America grant, Vitaly Chernetsky, associate professor of Slavic languages & literatures and director of KU’s Center for Russian & East European Studies, has been working to translate Sofiia Andrukhovych’s 2014 novel “Felix Austria.” He’s nearly finished. “I also helped with the film adaptation,”

Thu, 11/21/2019 — Last month a new projection of sea-level rise by the year 2050 spurred headlines showing more coastal cities around the world will be submerged than earlier models have predicted. Just how fast and how high sea levels rise globally will be...

Wed, 11/20/2019 — LAWRENCE – On the cusp of a major expansion, the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned two federal grants to help fuel business acceleration, innovation and economic growth in northeast Kansas. For the fourth time in five years, the BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration through the agency’s Growth Accelerator Fund competition, which supports outstanding business accelerators, incubators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models that are playing major roles in their region. A second grant, from the Economic Development Administration, will fund a feasibility study for a STEM-

Tue, 11/19/2019 —  The major events and players of the American Revolution are well-documented in history books. Yet the people who lived through that tumultuous period in American history are often assumed to have been patriots who fought to defy British...

Tue, 11/19/2019 — Noninvasive seismic techniques developed at the Kansas Geological Survey to locate abandoned mines in Kansas also have been used to detect drug runners’ tunnels in the Southwest, clandestine tunnels in war zones and other subsurface structures.

Tue, 11/19/2019 — The University of Kansas received a gold seal for achieving a student voting rate between 40% and 49% at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting...


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