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Mon, 10/03/2022 — Dionysus. The Greco-Roman deity is colloquially known as the god of wine, but he’s actually the god of all passions. “Well, you could say sex and alcohol primarily. They often go together,” said Stanley Lombardo, professor emeritus of the...

Mon, 10/03/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has launched a new center housed within the school’s research office. The Center for Research to Transform Systems for Family, Community & Social Justice (CRTS) brings together a group of...

Thu, 09/29/2022 — A memorial commemorating the life and legacy of two of the largest benefactors to the University of Kansas will be unveiled in a ceremony later this month at the KU School of Engineering. The memorial honors Madison “Al” and Lila Self. In...

Thu, 09/29/2022 — LAWRENCE – The fourth candidate for the University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) vice provost position will give her public presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, in the Kansas Union Big 12 Room. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 904893. Noelle Chaddock is the fourth and final candidate who will present her philosophy on the role diversity and inclusion play in higher education in the United States and how her philosophy would advance Realizing Intersectional Standards of Excellence (RISE) on KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and further KU’s mission considering current challenges

Thu, 09/29/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare’s Center for Community Engagement & Collaboration will again host a series of interactive panels highlighting current school research and community practice in areas related to the Grand...

Thu, 09/29/2022 — The University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies will host a book talk and panel discussion with author Dianne Lee at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Marvin Hall Forum. The first 35 students will receive a free copy of Lee’s book,...

Thu, 09/29/2022 — The University of Kansas this fall welcomed its largest freshman class in 14 years and the most academically talented and diverse freshmen in its history, according to annual data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. This year’s...

Thu, 09/29/2022 — Another flyover at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium is planned for the Oct. 1 Homecoming football game at the University of Kansas. Approximately 10 minutes before the 2:30 p.m. kickoff of the KU-Iowa State football game, four T-38s, piloted...

Wed, 09/28/2022 — Ten students have been selected as finalists for the 32nd annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. This year’s ExCEL Awards are presented by Konica Minolta. Two winners will be announced at...

Wed, 09/28/2022 — LAWRENCE - The Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) has recently secured over $8 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to ensure the University of Kansas can continue to help first-generation and low-income students not only reach college but also be successful once they get there. Under the leadership of CEOP director Ngondi Kamaṱuka, the university received funding to continue four highly successful TRIO programs: KU TRIO McNair Scholars Program, KU TRIO Veterans Upward Bound and two Upward Bound Math & Science grants. “TRIO programs provide the support systems that make positive differences and ultimately lead to success,”

Wed, 09/28/2022 — Students in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design may now benefit from a fund that’s been established to help them study abroad. The Richard C. Peters Architecture Study Abroad Student Support Fund is designed to provide...

Wed, 09/28/2022 — Generations from now, will people still jam into beachside food stands for clam rolls and splurge on trays of oysters at swanky restaurants — or will clams, oysters and many other mollusk species soon become victims of human-driven climate...

Tue, 09/27/2022 — Information flows around and through all of us, abundant as water, rich as oil. A new data science initiative is empowering students to harness this resource while benefiting Kansas businesses and organizations. Data science is an...

Tue, 09/27/2022 — Advancing into leadership or even the executive ranks of an organization can be challenging. To help more people achieve and succeed in these vital roles, the University of Kansas School of Professional Studies has launched an online graduate...

Mon, 09/26/2022 — It was known in antiquity as “the inhospitable sea.” In modern times, it’s been called the Soviet Riviera, famed for its subtropical climate. The Black Sea remains one of the most prized and contested spots on earth. According to Erik...

Mon, 09/26/2022 — Bruce Lieberman, professor in the University of Kansas Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and senior curator in the Division of Invertebrate Paleontology at the Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, has been named...

Fri, 09/23/2022 — With an aim to inform and develop local solutions to reduce community rates of youth violence nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the University of Kansas a grant to establish one of only five federally funded...

Fri, 09/23/2022 — The third candidate for the University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) vice provost position will give his public presentation from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in The Forum at Marvin Hall. The...

Fri, 09/23/2022 — Supervisor training will be required for new University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards staff who are newly hired, promoted or appointed to a supervisory position after Oct. 1. The Supervisory Training for Excellence in Performance (STEP) program...

Fri, 09/23/2022 — When he first began visiting the Ch’orti’ Maya area of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador decades ago, Brent Metz thought he understood what it meant to be Indigenous to the region. It has taken 30 years of collaborative ethnographic...


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