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Wed, 07/11/2018 — LAWRENCE ‚ Beginning Friday, July 13, Kenneth Spencer Research Library will host weekly guided tours of the library. Collection curators and library staff will take visitors on an engaging tour that includes the renovated North Gallery, the Spencer Lounge and more.  These tours are free and open to the public. The tours will begin in the Spencer Research Library lobby each Friday at 1 p.m. for approximately one hour and will run weekly throughout the fall semester.  For questions about this opportunity or the Spencer Research Library, please contact Caitlin Donnelly Klepper at cdonnelly@ku.edu. 

Wed, 07/11/2018 — The Department of Special Education and the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas have announced the 2018 Whelan Leadership for Learning Award recipients: Chris Cooper, assistant superintendent for Abilene Public Schools in...

Tue, 07/10/2018 — More African-American novels will be made available for digital research thanks to a Digital Extension Grant of $150,000 from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to support the work of the Black Book Interactive Project: Extending...

Tue, 07/10/2018 — This summer's World Cup hosted by Russia and the unexpected success of the Russian national team has shined a spotlight on the region's history with the popular worldwide sport. A University of Kansas historian has researched how Soviet state...

Tue, 07/10/2018 — After working for many years as an actor and producer, Laura Kirk returned to her native Kansas in 2012 and joined the University of Kansas Department of Film & Media Studies as a lecturer, teaching film acting. Now, in her first big work...

Mon, 07/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Enrichment Network and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City will highlight the importance of summer learning opportunities at a special event this week at Bentwood Elementary School in Overland Park.  More than 100 youths will participate in learning projects, including making seed biscuits, decorating kindness rocks and hunting friendly neighborhood spiders. Students also will hear from elected officials, including State Sen. Lynn Rogers, about the importance of democracy as the culminating event to their civic engagement unit. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13. Led by the National Summer Learning Association, National Summer

Mon, 07/09/2018 —  When children are removed from the home or face the risk of removal because of parental substance abuse, the experience can be traumatic and have long-lasting effects on both the children and parents. A federally funded project designed to...

Mon, 07/09/2018 — In 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to the discoverers of graphene. A single layer of carbon atoms, graphene possesses properties that are ideal for a host of applications. Among researchers, graphene has been the hottest material for a...

Mon, 07/09/2018 — The University of Kansas will officially introduce Jeff Long, the university’s new director of athletics, at a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, in the Lied Center Pavilion. The news conference will begin with opening...

Fri, 07/06/2018 — Humanities Kansas recently awarded $9,796 to the Hall Center for the Humanities in support of a new event, “Haunting Humanities: Disciplines in the Dark.” Planned for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Abe & Jake’s Landing, this event is designed to...

Fri, 07/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – Seven students and four faculty and staff members are preparing to travel to Tanzania in August as part of a humanities-based lab titled colLAB: Bridging East Africa’s Digital Health Divide. Through the lab’s field school, participants will learn about how technology transforms health care access and capacity in rural contexts while developing their Kiswahili language skills. The project brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines across campus, funding from several sources and partnerships with groups around the globe. ColLAB, as it is known, has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, KU’s Research Excellence

Thu, 07/05/2018 — The hurricanes that hit Texas and Puerto Rico in 2017 left thousands of people homeless, at least temporarily. Now students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering are working to design and build new “tiny homes” that will provide...

Thu, 07/05/2018 — The Hall Family Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, has made a $500,000 gift to create the Robert Almy Kipp Professorship of Practice in City Management at the University of Kansas. The professorship honors Kipp’s career, his extensive civic...

Thu, 07/05/2018 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod today named Jeff Long as the university’s new director of athletics. Long brings more than two decades of experience in athletic administration at the Division I level, most recently at the University of Arkansas, where he led a program comprising 19 sports and 460 student-athletes from 2008 through 2017. During that time, he transformed Arkansas’ athletics department into one of the most successful in the country and established himself as a national leader within intercollegiate athletics. Long will be officially introduced at a news conference Wednesday, July 11, in Lawrence at a time and location to be

Tue, 07/03/2018 — A new initiative in the University of Kansas School of Engineering aims to expand and fill the pipeline of underrepresented engineers, including women and minorities, with an array of programs aimed at students as young as middle school. The...

Tue, 07/03/2018 — The University of Kansas ranked 87th in the world last year among universities receiving U.S. utility patents. KU was granted 30 such patents in 2017, according to a report by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property...

Tue, 07/03/2018 — As a University of Kansas professor has spent two years trying to recreate an ancient Roman structure in western Turkey, he has enlisted the help of a very modern technological tool — a 3-D printer. Phil Stinson, associate professor of...

Mon, 07/02/2018 — LAWRENCE – After 11 years of teaching at the University of Kansas, during which time she has performed regularly in Colorado as a principal clarinet of the Boulder Philharmonic (and, until a few seasons ago, the Central City Opera), Stephanie Zelnick has embarked upon a new phase of her career. “My big passion right now has shifted to recording,” said Zelnick, associate professor of clarinet in the University of Kansas School of Music. In addition to playing in orchestras and recording solo works (she has made two solo albums, is a Naxos and Innova label recording artist and has recorded multiple tracks for compilations), Zelnick has added a new color to her

Mon, 07/02/2018 — Renowned artist Faith Ringgold will give the keynote lecture for the National African American Quilt Convention (NAAQC) at the Spencer Museum of Art at 6 p.m. July 11. Ringgold will discuss her life in art and activism in dialogue with...

Mon, 07/02/2018 — When educators and coaches make kids feel like they matter, it reduces delinquency and destructive behavior. A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher reveals the importance of non-family adults in mentoring youth.  "If you are made...


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