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Mon, 10/30/2017 — International media reports have focused on recent reforms in Uzbekistan as a potential opening and thaw of a once repressive regime. Some international groups and activists have even referred to the developments as an "Uzbek Spring," though a...

Mon, 10/30/2017 — LAWRENCE – The 10th annual Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series returns next month with an activist who served as national co-chair for the Women’s March in Washington D.C. Tamika Mallory will speak about violence against women and those who hold marginalized identities from an intersectional perspective. She will address the role of guns in perpetuating this violence, encouraging a discussion of effective ways of building power to bring about change. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union, with a reception to follow in the union’s Big 12 Room. Mallory is an advocate and speaker on issues related to equal rights

Mon, 10/30/2017 — Alcohol and other drug use are regularly linked to child abuse or neglect in families, but simply assuming the former causes the latter is not taking a deep enough look. A University of Kansas professor has authored a pair of studies examining...

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...

Fri, 10/27/2017 — Name: Tom Prescott Title: Senior painter, Facilities Services  What that means: Tom Prescott is an expert when it comes to paint and painting. He is very detail-oriented and always has the customer’s satisfaction as his No. 1 priority. Prescott does the job right the first time so there are no call backs. When there is a project that requires a very professional worker who knows how to deal with students and communicate with the custodial staff, Prescott’s supervisor knows Prescott can be trusted to handle the project.  Prescott has a notebook he keeps track of every work order he and his team work on. He writes down everything from the work order number,

Fri, 10/27/2017 — President Donald Trump announced Thursday he would direct the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency. The move would free up money and ease laws to combat the problem that killed an...

Fri, 10/27/2017 — Or Rosenboim, a lecturer in modern history at the City University of London, will offer two events on the topic of globalism. Rosenboim will give a lecture on “Globalism in the Age of Trump” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in The Commons,...

Fri, 10/27/2017 — Grasslands around the world vary tremendously in their biodiversity — the wealth of species they harbor. Diverse grasslands are not only more productive but also more resilient to unpredictable events, such as drought or flooding. A new study,...

Thu, 10/26/2017 — Shiza Shahid, entrepreneur and co-founder of the Malala Fund, will deliver a lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at Capitol Federal Hall as part of the University of Kansas School of Business Charles Oswald Executive Leadership Series. Shahid will...

Thu, 10/26/2017 — University of Kansas undergraduates recently experienced a day in the life of nonprofit professionals. Funded through the Center for Service Learning, 10 students from multiple areas of study traveled to Kansas City to attend Nonprofit...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — Volunteers will gather around the University of Kansas Campanile to plant 24 crabapple trees along the stairways leading toward Marvin Grove and Potter Lake. The event, which will take place Friday, Oct. 27, is part of Replant Mount Oread, KU's...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — This fall, ten Graduate Research Consultants are pairing with instructors in a wide variety of fields to challenge undergraduate students to further develop their research skills through classroom-based projects. The Graduate Research...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — A 2015 U.S. federal law banning tiny plastic beads in some exfoliating products left many sources of microplastics unaddressed. Today, microplastics — bits of plastic under 5 millimeters in size — in cosmetics, cleaning products and clothes...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — Twelve students in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design are taking a multi-term course that will culminate in the construction of a 3,000-square-foot community center in rural Haiti. This fall they are focusing on the...

Wed, 10/25/2017 — This Saturday, the Spencer Museum of Art opens an exhibition celebrating the centennial of its collection. "Civic Leader and Art Collector: Sallie Casey Thayer and an Art Museum for KU" presents artworks from the 1917 founding gift, several of...

Tue, 10/24/2017 — In response to a 2017 study that found 54 percent of undergraduate students at the University of Kansas can be identified as “food insecure,” KU has launched a new initiative to address food and nutrition insecurity on the Lawrence campus....

Tue, 10/24/2017 — LAWRENCE – The nationally ranked University of Kansas School of Law moot court program is off to a stellar start in the 2017-2018 season, snagging a national championship and a second-place finish. Third-year KU Law students Megan Carroll, of Wichita, and Sangeeta Shastry, of St. Louis, bested 27 other teams from across the country to win the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition, held Oct. 19-21 at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. Shastry was named the best oral advocate in the competition. “Every round showcased how well-prepared, engaged, and knowledgeable all of the competitors and judges were, which made for

Tue, 10/24/2017 — President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia will visit the University of Kansas to receive an honorary degree and to deliver remarks at a Lied Center event on Oct. 31. Santos received economics and business degrees from KU in 1973 and won the 2016...

Tue, 10/24/2017 —  University of Kansas researchers have secured a grant for more than $18 million that will allow them to provide seven years of support to more than 3,000 middle school students with disadvantaged backgrounds in Kansas City, Kansas. The grant's...

Mon, 10/23/2017 — Public attitudes are significantly more negative toward transgender people and policies pertaining to them than they are toward gay people and policies of gay rights advocates, according to a study that includes two University of Kansas...


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