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Thu, 09/07/2017 — Despite a recent national survey showing an increasing divide in whether Americans see value in a college degree, a University of Kansas researcher on economic inequality said lifetime earnings data still show a clear advantage to earning...

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences invites walkers and runners to participate in the eighth annual Dr. Bob Run 5K Event, supporting student scholarships. The 2017 Dr. Bob Run event will take place at 9 a.

Thu, 09/07/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will host speakers from diverse programs such as business, Spanish & Portuguese, art & design and anthropology. The Fall 2017 Merienda Speaker Series continues...

Wed, 09/06/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winners of the 2017 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. One award for fiction and one for nonfiction is given each competition cycle. The winners will receive their awards and deliver a public talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the Hall Center. The event is free and open to the public. A reception and book signing will also take place. The nonfiction committee selected Henry Bial, University of Kansas professor of theatre, to receive the award for "Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage" (University of Michigan Press). The book, according to nominators, is “an innovative and original work of

Wed, 09/06/2017 — Fifty new tenured and tenure-track faculty members joined the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses this year, representing a wide variety of scholarly expertise and contributions. “I’m excited to start the new academic year...

Wed, 09/06/2017 — LAWRENCE – The dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will share updates on the direction of the largest academic unit at the University of Kansas at the second annual State of the College. Dean Carl Lejuez will focus his remarks this year on the new strategic plan for the College. The plan lays out actions aimed at student success and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, scholarly and pedagogic support for faculty, professional development for staff and strategic growth for the College as a whole. The event is an opportunity for faculty, staff and students to learn about progress and initiatives from the dean. It also offers a forum

Wed, 09/06/2017 — The Office of Diversity & Equity, in conjunction with all academic units and KU Libraries, will launch the first Community Table at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, in Anschutz Library. The Community Table, previously known as CLAS Time,...

Wed, 09/06/2017 — A paper appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Comprehensive Psychiatry details a “radical” new method for diagnosing eating disorders that predicts 68 percent of people’s problems in psychological and social functioning due to...

Tue, 09/05/2017 — Whether someone visits a museum or a library, there is often no end to what they can learn, but it’s usually clear which type of cultural institution they are in. The grand reopening of the North Gallery of Kenneth Spencer Research Library at...

Tue, 09/05/2017 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas graduate who has served as ambassador to South Africa and CEO of National Public Radio has been selected as the 2017 honoree of the Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Delano Lewis has led a career that is both diverse and notable. After graduating from KU in 1960 with majors in political science and history and a law degree soon after, he embarked on a career including roles with the Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Peace Corps in Nigeria and Uganda, as U.S. ambassador to South Africa, CEO of NPR and more than 20 years in telecommunications with C &

Tue, 09/05/2017 — Increases in charter school enrollment in Pennsylvania led to a decrease in property tax revenue in public school districts of about 9.5 percent from 2005 to 2012, according to a study led by a University of Kansas researcher. "Most discussions...

Tue, 09/05/2017 — Research appearing recently in the peer-reviewed journal Behavior Modification shows people engaged in a tailored physical activity intervention demonstrate improved self-control. “There’s a particular type of task called ‘delay...

Tue, 09/05/2017 — The University of Kansas will conduct a campuswide test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. This will be a full test that includes text message notifications, email, web and voice alerts through the...

Tue, 09/05/2017 —   LAWRENCE – Countries that have longer punitive sentences for rape crimes are less likely to have civil war and strife, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher. "The transmission of rape laws across countries correlates with democratization and a general trend toward progressive laws. It proceeds then that countries are more likely to adopt gender-neutral laws and stricter laws against rape," said Nazli Avdan, a KU assistant professor of political science and the study's lead author. Avdan and her co-author, Victor Asal, chair of public administration and associate professor of political science at University at Albany, paired a

Tue, 09/05/2017 —  President Donald Trump has announced his plans to end the Obama-era program shielding children of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday morning the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals...

Fri, 09/01/2017 — KU Libraries are offering several new resources and spaces for students, faculty and staff across campus. Watson Library now offers private, gender-inclusive, ADA-accessible restrooms on the third floor. The addition of these private restrooms...

Fri, 09/01/2017 — If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system with quality equipment for a good price, then stop by the KU Audio-Reader Network's annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only. The 15th annual event will take...

Fri, 09/01/2017 — The 2017 recipients of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for extraordinary service to the University of Kansas are John Dicus, of Topeka, and John Mize, of Salina. The KU Alumni Association will honor them Friday, Sept. 8, during the fall meeting of...

Thu, 08/31/2017 — An author whose latest book details government-led housing segregation will visit the University of Kansas for a public lecture. Richard Rothstein will discuss insights from his recently published book, “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History...

Thu, 08/31/2017 — LAWRENCE – Claudia Rankine, MacArthur Fellow and author of the 2017-2018 KU Common Book, “Citizen: An American Lyric,” will present the fall keynote lecture for the University of Kansas’ Common Book program at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Lied Center. In “Citizen,” Rankine combines text with photographs, works of art and video references to explore how micro-aggressions and institutional racism negatively shape interactions between people. Rankine’s poetry draws on her own experiences and those of others she knows, as well as examples from the popular media and sports, to illuminate how assumptions about others harm both individuals and society more broadly.


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