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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.

Wed, 08/30/2017 — Five outstanding KU undergraduates have been selected to serve as Hall Center Scholars for 2017-2018. They will have exclusive opportunities to interact with the well-known authors, scholars and public intellectuals who speak in the Hall Center...

Wed, 08/30/2017 — A University of Kansas-developed program has proven effective in helping students with disabilities improve their education and futures by taking an active role in setting their own goals and learning how to work to achieve them. KU researchers...

Wed, 08/30/2017 — Four of the iconic hand-carved grotesques of mythical beasts that have adorned Dyche Hall for almost 115 years will be taken down Friday, Sept. 1, and placed in the Panorama Gallery of the KU Natural History Museum. The fantastical limestone...

Wed, 08/30/2017 — A Texas law that bans police administrators from stopping an officer from questioning an individual about his or her immigration status is scheduled to take effect Friday. With thousands of people displaced in Houston after Hurricane Harvey,...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — For most college students, getting involved with a professional society means joining or leading a local student chapter and attending meetings. But for University of Kansas geology doctoral candidates Mackenzie Cremeans and Blair Schneider,...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — Most researchers dedicate grant funds to things like lab equipment, travel expenses or salaries for graduate assistants. But not too long ago University of Kansas geologist Leigh Stearns found herself at a Cabela’s, grant in hand, asking the...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — Christian Hardy, a senior in journalism from Derby, has been named one of five winners of the prestigious Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college level. Hardy, who served as...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The University of Kansas seeks nominations for its fourth annual James Baxendale Innovation Award. It recognizes a researcher or research group at any KU campus for excellence in entrepreneurship and commercialization. “Part of KU’s mission...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — Hours at the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center have changed, and other reductions have been implemented across programs and services.  Last spring, Student Senate voted to provide an increase to KU Recreation Services for Fiscal Year...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Music will stage the 70th Annual KU Band Day on Saturday, Sept. 9 with high schools from across Kansas and Missouri participating. New to this year’s event will be a KU Marching Jayhawks’ performance in...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — When his wife and artistic and faculty partner, Muriel Cohan, retired to emerita status in 2016, Professor of Dance Patrick Suzeau decided the show must go on alone. He will present a solo dance titled “Night Visitor” as part of the Sibu...

Tue, 08/29/2017 — The dimensions of broadband access reflect similar patterns of social inequality, and those who often rely on public libraries for internet access are often at risk of cybersecurity concerns and have less privacy, making them vulnerable to...

Mon, 08/28/2017 — Recent changes to concealed carry law in Kansas have many on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus asking questions. The Office of the Provost, in conjunction with the Office of Diversity & Equity, the KU Public Safety Office and...

Mon, 08/28/2017 —  President Donald Trump issued a pardon to Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff, Aug 25. The lawman, known for his aggressive efforts to fight illegal immigration, had been convicted of criminal contempt of...

Mon, 08/28/2017 — As the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of "marrying up" have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas sociologist. "The pattern...

Mon, 08/28/2017 — An event set for Friday, Sept. 1, will mark the second anniversary of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. The SLLC convocation will take place at 3:30 p.m. in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Guest speakers...

Fri, 08/25/2017 — The Texas coast is bracing for major storm Hurricane Harvey to bring high winds and perhaps damaging flooding to the Houston area, the nation's fourth-largest city. A University of Kansas urban planning researcher is available to discuss and...

Fri, 08/25/2017 — While every strategy seems to start and end with “data,” many professionals struggle to successfully build teams, run an organization and make key business decisions based on these figures. Local managers and decision makers with little or...

Thu, 08/24/2017 — The University Theatre has designed another thought-provoking, cutting-edge season. Featuring visiting directors, creative visual effects and a mixture of classic and contemporary productions, the season will broaden one’s perspective and...


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