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Wed, 11/02/2022 — Making it through higher education and graduate school can feel like navigating a foreign country. Thousands of students from around the world are making that journey in the United States, pursuing a degree while learning in an additional...

Wed, 11/02/2022 — A new geologic map of Miami County published by the Kansas Geological Survey received an Excellence in Cartography award at the world’s largest conference dedicated to geographic information system (GIS) technology. A panel of judges from two...

Wed, 11/02/2022 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies will welcome an esteemed Ukrainian poet for the 2022 annual Palij Lecture on Nov. 6. Lyuba Yakimchuk will present "Ball and Chain: Russian Culture Invasion of...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — As the midterm elections draw near, a slate of proposed laws and initiatives regarding the LGBTQ community, transgender athletes and related topics are on ballots across the nation. Candidates and states have made bans of transgender athletes in...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Morgan Freeman has given many powerful, memorable performances. His role as Mr. Clark, a New Jersey-based high school principal known for dispensing authoritarian discipline in “Lean on Me,” is certainly memorable, but that depiction and...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Starting in early 2020, COVID-19 wrought havoc in the lives of American society at all levels. Among groups most upended were first-year college students — young people at a critical point in their psychological development as they began to...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host and participate in a variety of events Nov. 5-13. Events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. “This series of events is one of the many ways KU embraces our military-affiliated community,” said April Blackmon Strange, director of the Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center. “We hope KU and community members will join us in one or more of these activities as we recognize and honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.” Nov 5: KU Salute to Service football game vs. Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m., David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Military/veterans can

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Kansas Public Radio will welcome its newest classical music host, Destiny Ann Mermagen, on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Following the retirement of longtime evening classical host Marcia Higginson in July, KPR was left without a local nighttime classical...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Kynser Wahwahsuck is a member of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. For as long as she can remember, she has known that the tribe struggles to provide drinking water on the reservation — situated on 150,000 acres of tribal land about 60 miles north...

Mon, 10/31/2022 — LAWRENCE – For nearly a generation, Odesa native Vitaly Chernetsky has brought a Ukrainian perspective to the English-speaking world through his literary translations. That output continues, even as Ukraine suffers under the latest phase of Russian invasion and occupation. This year, two collections have been published featuring translations Chernetsky has done for the members of what many consider the first family of Ukrainian writers. “Love in Defiance of Pain: Ukrainian Stories” (Deep Vellum Publishing) and “Writing from Ukraine: Fiction, Poetry and Essays since 1965” (Penguin) both feature the same story by Sophia Andrukhovych titled “An Out-of-Tune Piano,

Mon, 10/31/2022 — The University of Kansas Transition to Postsecondary Education program (KU TPE) is hosting “Jayhawk Night” informational meetings in several cities and via Zoom over the next several weeks. Students with intellectual or developmental...

Mon, 10/31/2022 — Four students have been selected for the inaugural School of Music Diversity Fellows Program, which will provide leadership and develop opportunities for the school, with a focus on diversity. The fellows, each from underrepresented or minority...

Fri, 10/28/2022 — Steve Hillmer, professor of statistics at the University of Kansas School of Business, is the recipient of the 2022 Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award. With more than four decades of teaching at KU, Hillmer has made an unparalleled impact...

Fri, 10/28/2022 — Susan Carlson, a professor and researcher at the University of Kansas School of Health Professions who specializes in intervention studies of fatty acid supplementation in infants and pregnant women, is the recipient of the 2022 Chancellors Club...

Thu, 10/27/2022 — Eileen Battles, manager of the Kansas Data Access & Support Center housed at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the 2022 Geospatial Excellence Award–Catalyst from the National States Geographic...

Wed, 10/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – The fourth and final candidate for the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) executive dean position will give a public presentation from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the Beren Petroleum Conference Center in Slawson Hall. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 907615. Jeanette Altarriba will present her vision for the College in today’s rapidly changing landscape of higher education. The College is the largest academic unit at the university, and the executive dean will strategically and collaboratively lead the school in its scholarly and educational contributions. Altarriba currently serves as

Wed, 10/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – KU Libraries have granted the 2022 David Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication to two recipients at the University of Kansas: Shannon O’Lear, director of the Environmental Studies Program, and Corey Rayburn Yung, School of Law research professor. The announcement coincides with KU Libraries' celebration of International Open Access Week, which is Oct. 24-30. The recipients will be honored at a later date. O’Lear was chosen as a recipient for her dedication to the open dissemination of scholarly work to open access (OA) journals and sites and her work in educating students on open publication. Yung is recognized for

Wed, 10/26/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Music will be celebrating a major milestone this month with a celebration and concert. The KU Jazz 50th Anniversary Celebration will commemorate 50 years of the “official” jazz program — and the...

Wed, 10/26/2022 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 21 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. This graduation ceremony marked the 300th class to graduate from KLETC since...

Tue, 10/25/2022 — The University of Kansas is taking a more structured approach in understanding and evaluating the knowledge and skills students gain as they progress through their academic careers. KU has adopted a set of institutional learning goals that...


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