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Tue, 04/24/2018 — It’s the wave of populist nationalism buoying the political fortunes of President Donald Trump and France’s Marine Le Pen, among others, that will deliver Kansas filmmaker Kevin Willmott to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean next month...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – A new agreement between the University of Kansas and Metropolitan Community College significantly reduces the financial and time commitment barriers that community college students face in completing their education at a four-year institution. An associate degree from MCC now satisfies KU Core requirements 1-3, streamlining a pathway to a KU bachelor’s degree. “This agreement gives our students more options and knocks roadblocks out of the way,” said MCC Chancellor Kimberly Beatty. “It’s also an example of how MCC and KU are working across state lines to save students time and money.” Higher education, K-12 and community leaders from both sides of

Tue, 04/24/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 64 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 88 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod, Provost &...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Education welcomes Mary Fry, associate professor in the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences, as the 2018 Budig Teaching Professorship award recipient and featured lecturer.  The lecture, “A...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — not economic concern — drove most voters to Trump
Tue, 04/24/2018 — LAWRENCE — Much of the narrative surrounding...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — University of Kansas Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Neeli Bendapudi and the incoming Interim Provost and EVC Carl Lejuez jointly announced that Mary Walsh, assistant vice president for academic and administrative systems at Tulane...

Tue, 04/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas will host a public tour of the KU Field Station's Baldwin Woods site from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28. Survey scientists will lead the tour, which will focus on the pristine native oak-hickory forest portion of the site in the Breidenthal Biological Reserve. Visitors should expect to see a range of native wildflowers known as spring ephemerals, such as birdfoot violet, Dutchman's breeches, mayapples and spring beauties. The entire Baldwin Woods area of the Field Station is a long-term research site and is open only by scheduled tour. Scientific studies within the area are done with as little

Mon, 04/23/2018 — On March 29, 1878, Chancellor James Marvin canceled classes in order to celebrate the first campus Arbor Day. Students were encouraged to assist with planting nearly 300 trees across Mount Oread in an effort to reshape the pastoral landscape of...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — As scientists have studied how ancient populations migrated into the Americas, they have often wrestled with the question of how people survived in harsh climates in the Arctic where a dearth of sunlight makes it difficult for the body to get...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — Musician Brandon Draper is at the top of his game, completely self-actualized. Draper is a lecturer in the University of Kansas Department of Music, where he teaches jazz drums, world percussion, steel band and leads the Music Enterprise...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas law student Elliott Brewer will spend the summer in Washington, D.C., advocating for workers’ rights as the recipient of a prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowship. Brewer, from Parsons, is a second-year law student who aspires to a career as an international labor law attorney. He studied social welfare and philosophy at KU and served as a labor law research intern at Verité, where he contributed to a report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Labor on forced labor in the Malaysian electronics industry. Brewer will work at the International Labor Rights Forum this summer through the 10-week fellowship awarded by the Peggy Browning

Mon, 04/23/2018 — The Spencer Museum of Art and the KU Natural History Museum invite the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore the intertwined relationships of art, science, people and plants at the Day of Creativity. The free community event...

Mon, 04/23/2018 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Repertory Theatre will present a summer of theatre with two plays exploring the world of female impersonation. The Kansas Repertory Theatre summer productions are “La Cage aux Folles” and “The Legend of Georgia McBride.” Kansas Repertory Theatre performances of “La Cage aux Folles” are at 7:30 p.m. July 13, 19, 21 and 27 and 2:30 p.m. July 15 and 29. Performances of “The Legend of Georgia McBride” are at 7:30 p.m. July 14, 20, 26 and 28 and 2:30 p.m. July 22. The performances will share a set in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre at Murphy Hall, and some of the performers have also been cast in both shows.  “La Cage aux Folles” was written by Harvey

Fri, 04/20/2018 — For the first time since the Cuban revolution, someone outside the Castro family will lead Cuba, though noticeable changes in the short term are unlikely for the island nation, according to a University of Kansas lecturer who has initiated a...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The task: To build a better buggy. That’s the goal of the Jayhawk Motorosports Baja team, a group of students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering. They’re nearing completion of a single-seat, off-road racing vehicle — what...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — The KU Public Safety Office Emergency Management Department is hosting the final event in a “lunch and learn” lecture series about interdisciplinary issues within disasters and emergencies. KU professors and scholars will share their fresh...

Fri, 04/20/2018 — Tracey Funk received the good news in the middle of a Biology 152 lecture in Budig Hall, where she was serving as a teaching assistant. The junior from Topeka received the surprise announcement from friends at the Office of Fellowships: She was...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — The University of Kansas has two more members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences with the announcement that KU scholars Jorge Soberón and Robert Warrior were elected into its class of 2018. “Jorge Soberón and Robert Warrior are...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — The University of Kansas Center for Service Learning (CSL) will host the third annual Service Celebration and Student Service Poster Showcase to recognize outstanding service at KU and in the Lawrence and Douglas County communities. The Service...

Thu, 04/19/2018 — Journalists from the Kansas City Star and the Cowley Courier Traveler are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of...


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