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Tue, 01/30/2018 — Ahead of the March 18 presidential election, Russia has seen more street protests called for by the opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Demonstrators across hundreds of Russian cities are seeking to boycott the election with a guaranteed victory...

Mon, 01/29/2018 — The University Career Center has announced the opening of nominations for Student Employee of the Year award. Nominations are open until Feb. 7. The award was established to recognize student employees that embody service excellence, dedication...

Mon, 01/29/2018 — When Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev visited the White House earlier this month, he thanked President Donald Trump and U.S. leaders for their support for his nation's "independence and territorial integrity." To establish the Central...

Mon, 01/29/2018 — The Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department at the University of Kansas has received approval to offer a certificate in RF Systems Engineering — a move that will strengthen the university’s ongoing partnership with Garmin...

Mon, 01/29/2018 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Frances Ingemann, professor emerita of linguistics. She died Jan. 28 at age 90.  A highly influential colleague, she arrived on campus in 1957 and founded the Department of...

Fri, 01/26/2018 — The KU Natural History Museum kicks off expanded programs for families, scouts, KU students, home-school groups and adults starting this weekend with an event dedicated to celebrating Kansas wildlife, plants and fossils. From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m....

Fri, 01/26/2018 — Shelby Peterie, research geophysicist at the Kansas Geological Survey, has received the fifth annual KGS Outstanding Support Staff Recognition Award. As a member of the KGS Exploration Services section, Peterie plays a key role in the detection...

Fri, 01/26/2018 — Duke University Professor Beth Holmgren will present “The Jews in the Show: Performing Poland for the Allies, 1942-1945” at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the English Room of the Kansas Union. The Spring 2018 Oswald P. Backus/Anna Cienciała...

Thu, 01/25/2018 — A new paper appearing in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows a varied collection of lizards throughout Asia to be unexpectedly close cousins of beach-dwelling mourning geckos, all descended from a common ancestor species that thrived along...

Thu, 01/25/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the fall 2017 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) graduates. The graduation ceremony took place Jan. 12 in the Griffith Room at the Oread Hotel in Lawrence. The 49 graduates come from various public sector organizations across Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, as well as nonprofit organizations. The fall 2017 session began in September, with cohorts meeting in Overland Park and Topeka. ELA is a program targeted to promising, nonmanagerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their departments and

Thu, 01/25/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design appears on a short list of the world’s top programs as compiled by Azure Magazine. KU’s architecture program is one of 10 in the United States and of 17 total that appear in the...

Wed, 01/24/2018 — A team of public health researchers is finalizing a communitywide health plan for Wyandotte County, the county that encompasses Kansas City, Kansas. The University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development began a comprehensive...

Wed, 01/24/2018 — On Tuesday, Feb. 20, alumni and friends from all over the world will come together to support the University of Kansas for its first 24-hour giving campaign, One Day. One KU. The day of giving will support all schools and programs on multiple...

Tue, 01/23/2018 —  Everyone has heard of a friend, classmate, co-worker or associate described as creative. In Iceland, that descriptor can be applied to the majority of the nation’s population. By many international measures, Iceland is a leading nation in...

Tue, 01/23/2018 — University of Kansas School of Business Dean L. Paige Fields announced the appointments of several faculty members to leadership positions and the restructuring of the school’s academic areas. Susan Scholz is the school’s new executive...

Tue, 01/23/2018 —  Eleven countries have announced their intention to forge an Asia-Pacific trade deal after the United States pulled out of the original Trans-Pacific Partnership in 2017. Japan’s economy minister said the agreement would be signed in Chile in...

Tue, 01/23/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art, the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design and the KU School of the Arts mourn the loss of visionary artist and designer Wendell Castle, who passed away Jan. 20. A native of Emporia, Castle received a...

Mon, 01/22/2018 —  The scene is ubiquitous in sports: A coach yells at players, creating an environment where winning is the sole focus and mistakes are punished. New research from the University of Kansas shows that when participants find themselves in such an...

Mon, 01/22/2018 — After more than 50 years of service to the pharmacy profession, Professor Emeritus Harold Godwin has earned the Remington Honor Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).  Godwin graduated from the KU School of Pharmacy in 1964. He returned to the school 47 years ago and has served for much of his time here as associate dean for clinical and medical center affairs. He retired in 2017. Godwin was selected to receive the 2018 Remington Honor Medal, widely considered the profession’s most prestigious award, in recognition of a “career of advocacy for the entire pharmacy profession on the national, state and local level,”

Mon, 01/22/2018 — Controversy surrounding abortion is not new — this month is the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion — but several states in recent years have taken a more novel approach to passing...


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