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Tue, 10/09/2018 — It likely will surprise many people today that the Republican Party decades ago took pride in crafting and passing significant environmental legislation, such as creating the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act, according to a...

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Members of the Lawrence campus community at the University of Kansas are invited to take part in the next Campus Budget Conversation on Oct. 17. The conversation, led by Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, will be from 4 p.

Tue, 10/09/2018 —         LAWRENCE – The new, all-digital Spanish language-learning program Contraseña (Password) co-created by Amy Rossomondo, University of Kansas associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese, is deeply informed by research in applied linguistics and the ethos of the open-access movement. And while it isn’t free, Contraseña is consciously low-cost. Students will pay no more than $75 per semester. What’s more, with the innovative methods employed, Rossomondo says, Contraseña users will achieve twice the learning and, not coincidentally, have twice the fun for half the cost of a traditional textbook. That value proposition, along with first-mover advantage

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Rob Riggle, one of the most recognizable Jayhawk alumni, will be honored this year with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. He will visit Lawrence in November to accept...

Mon, 10/08/2018 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five US school-age children and young people ages 6 to 19 years suffers from obesity, a tripling of such numbers since the 1970s. For individual children, genetics, eating and...

Mon, 10/08/2018 — The American Bar Association has declared Oct. 11 as Ombuds Day, and to mark the occasion the University of Kansas Ombuds Office will hold an “Ask the KU Ombuds” event all day on Twitter. University Ombuds D.A. Graham and Faculty Ombuds...

Mon, 10/08/2018 — When General Electric last week fired CEO John Flannery after 14 months, its elevation of new board member Larry Culp to the top management post raised some eyebrows among those who follow business leadership trends. Culp has only served on...

Fri, 10/05/2018 — Creating contemplative work that combines repetitive process and collected materials, Rena Detrixhe produces meticulous, large-scale objects and installations. She’s woven carpets from dust, transformed seeds into lace and suspended a fleeting...

Fri, 10/05/2018 — Will robots someday socially engage with kids with special needs? A pioneer in the field of robotics will discuss the possibilities when she kicks off a new lecture series in October at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Ayanna...

Fri, 10/05/2018 — The state of Kansas has received national attention in recent years following its 2012 tax cuts, which were eventually reversed. State lawmakers for several years have also grappled with a Kansas Supreme Court decision that has declared...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Julie Pierce, a 1994 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Engineering, will return to campus in October to lecture on “Engineering Your Future With Passion and Purpose.” As vice president and director of Kansas City operations for...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Employers on the lookout for job candidates with the intercultural awareness to work in an increasingly globalized world can look to Kansas to find students prepared with linguistic and cultural knowledge necessary to succeed. With recent awards...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Firsthand experience with neighborhoods can create designs that lead to healthier communities. That’s the principle to be discussed during the fall 2018 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture.  Gregory Crichlow, Langston Hughes Visiting...

Thu, 10/04/2018 —  The SWIFT Education Center, part of the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, has received a $17.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement for a five-year project titled “Equity...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Nearly 7 million digital records are stolen every day, according to IT security firm Gemalto. That’s almost 300,000 per hour, or 83 every second. That means this month, hackers will steal roughly 217 million records. Is your information safe?

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Political humorist Mark Russel once joked, “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” Well, there’s no luggage, it turns out. But a new study appearing in Science based...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — The University of Kansas will join 32 other universities participating in a national campus climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct. Headed by the Association of American Universities, the survey will capture characteristics and...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — Richard Hichwa, University of Iowa senior associate vice president for research and economic development, will make a public presentation Friday, Oct. 5, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. He is the...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — Students, faculty, staff and the general public will have the chance to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day through two events Monday, Oct. 8, at the University of Kansas. The first program observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day is...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas announced this week a gift from Edward F. Reilly Jr., to establish and endow the Edward F. Reilly Lecture. The inaugural lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the institute. The Edward F. Reilly Lecture will be a public program exploring the role of civil discourse and bipartisanship in contemporary politics. The lecture will take place in two- to three-year intervals. A KU alumnus, Reilly has lived much of his life in service to his fellow Kansans and Americans. He served 29 years as a legislator in the Kansas House of Representatives and later in the Kansas Senate.


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