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Mon, 11/06/2017 — The history of Midwest Jews is an area ripe for scholarship, and the University of Kansas is well-placed to be a center of such study, according to a researcher who has begun working on a book on the subject. David Katzman, professor emeritus...

Mon, 11/06/2017 — On Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host two MacArthur Fellows for a discussion about working across disciplines. University of Kansas paleontologist Christopher Beard and sculptor Elizabeth Turk will speak about how their work intersects...

Mon, 11/06/2017 — LAWRENCE  –  Kansas Public Radio’s Kaye McIntyre will moderate a panel discussion on DACA and the DREAMers featuring Marta Caminero-Santangelo, professor and interim director of the University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, and Lua Yuille, associate professor of law. The discussion is open to the public and will take place at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 6, at Lawrence Public Library. Students and young people affected by DACA are encouraged to join the conversation. The panel is part of Kansas Public Radio and Lawrence Public Library’s Points of View Series, a series of panel discussions on current topics.   The 2012 Obama administration

Mon, 11/06/2017 — A University of Kansas education technical assistance and research center is on the way to “changing the face of education” in California by implementing a framework of education that uses research-backed practices to support the academic,...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — Higher education is filled with anecdotes of promising graduate students destined for scholarly and professional success until life gets in the way. Now, when life deals a harsh blow, graduate students at the University of Kansas will be able to...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — University of Kansas professors will present an all-day event next week that will examine the consequences of misinformation in democratic societies and how to detect, address and combat the creation and dissemination of fake news. Hyunjin Seo,...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — The Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned a major grant for its role as a business accelerator and economic engine for northeast Kansas. The BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. Small...

Fri, 11/03/2017 — The latest University Theatre production, “Rhinoceros,” will take audiences on a visual and satirical romp that offers insight on totalitarianism, xenophobia and human will. The play is considered playwright Eugene Ionesco’s masterpiece....

Thu, 11/02/2017 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2017-2018 Strategies Event Series, which will include three interactive professional development lectures at the Edwards Campus.  The first session of the series,...

Thu, 11/02/2017 — Last year, the sixth Black Literary Suite at the University of Kansas focused on writers from Mississippi. This fall, the seventh Black Literary Suite takes on a broader theme under the rubric “Reclaiming the Black Body: Women Writing...

Wed, 11/01/2017 — Astronomer Gregory Rudnick sees the universe crisscrossed by something like an interstellar superhighway system. Filaments — the strands of aggregated matter that stretch millions of light years across the universe to connect galaxy clusters...

Wed, 11/01/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Education will welcome Kathleen Lane, professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2017-2018 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured lecturer.  The lecture,...

Tue, 10/31/2017 — Unlike past decades, fewer Americans are familiar with those who die in combat or even serve in the military, according to John Kelly, White House chief of staff and retired Marine general. "They are the best 1 percent this country produces....

Tue, 10/31/2017 — In 2015, the National Spectrum Consortium auctioned off portions of the electromagnetic spectrum once used by government agencies to mobile-phone companies. As a result, entities like the Department of Defense and Test Resource Management...

Tue, 10/31/2017 — The names of 1,050 graduates from the University of Kansas this summer — representing 37 Kansas counties, 42 other states and 23 other countries and territories — have been announced by the University Registrar.  Some graduates have...

Tue, 10/31/2017 — The Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas will work in collaboration with Greenbush, the Southeast Kansas education service center, to host the Fall 2017 Coaches Workshop for the region’s PK-12 coaches...

Tue, 10/31/2017 — The KU Alumni Association has launched a new campaign that encourages Jayhawks nationwide to give back to their communities during the month of November. KU Cares Month of Service provides alumni with opportunities to volunteer at...

Tue, 10/31/2017 —  Sixteen scholars in programs from the Office for Diversity in Science Training (ODST) participated the 2017 Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science conference earlier this month in Salt Lake City.  “I am very...

Mon, 10/30/2017 — Was it a case of one morbid, perverse soul speaking to another? That’s one explanation for the effect that the 1920 play “Mary Rose” by “Peter Pan” author J.M. Barrie had on a young Alfred Hitchcock. John Tibbetts, associate...

Mon, 10/30/2017 — University Distinguished Professor Rolfe Mandel has been named director of the Kansas Geological Survey. Mandel, who also serves as senior scientist and executive director of the Odyssey Geoarchaeology Research Program at the KGS, most recently...


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