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Mon, 10/23/2017 — The Midwest’s Jewish roots will be celebrated when scholars with international reputations gather at the University of Kansas next month for a symposium. ...

Mon, 10/23/2017 — In July 2018 the University of Kansas will complete a process begun five years earlier – going tobacco-free. More and more universities and communities, both nationally and in the state of Kansas, have chosen to go tobacco-free.  KU will...

Mon, 10/23/2017 — Two longtime faculty members of the University of Kansas Department of Communication Studies have been honored for pioneering scholarship and achievements in the field of rhetoric and argumentation.   Donn Parson is a professor emeritus of...

Fri, 10/20/2017 — Daisy Hill Commons, and Self and Oswald residence halls at the University of Kansas will be the sites of Halloween in the Halls from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Activities, crafts and games will take...

Fri, 10/20/2017 — The Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas has received a $612,000 grant intended to help STEM departments provide a richer evaluation of faculty teaching and, ultimately, expand the use of practices that have shown to...

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Thu, 10/19/2017 — While the law is equated with justice, it is not free from the inequities that exist in society. Legal scholars and thinkers from around the country will gather in Lawrence this week to explore how inequity affects their fields of expertise,...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability invites the public to a Prairie Acre Open House from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. The event will take place at the newly constructed Prairie Acre Demonstration Garden on the north side of...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The 2017 United Way campus fund drive got off to a quiet start Sept. 28, but the goals are just as pressing as in years past. The Lawrence campaign goal for the KU family is to raise $234,567 from 1,500 donors. KU employees are given the...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — Although she’s an academic and an artist, May Tveit does not look down on factory work. On the contrary, she idealizes it, celebrates it, utilizes it, loves it. That’s clear after a look at her latest exhibition, “Universal Boxes,”...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Stephen R. Schroeder, emeritus professor of applied behavioral science. Schroeder, 80, died suddenly Oct. 15 in Hannibal, Missouri, while on a Mississippi River cruise with his wife,...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas has endorsed applications from five students and recent graduates applying for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Collin Clay, Eilish Gibson, Tomas Green, Kierstin McMichael and Susan...

Thu, 10/19/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is teaming up with the United Way of the Plains to provide free flu vaccines Saturday, Oct. 21, in Wichita.  Members of KU’s Academy of Student Pharmacists will administer under the supervision...

Wed, 10/18/2017 —  October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, reminding governmental, public and private organizations alike to invest in the necessary training for employees at all levels to keep internal data and information secure. Many news stories cover...

Wed, 10/18/2017 — Five professors from the University of Kansas may be experts in widely different fields, but they all share one important distinction: Their excellence as educators has earned them prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships in 2017....

Tue, 10/17/2017 —  Reading 10,000 poems to search for certain themes would be a daunting task, no matter how passionate the reader is about the topic. But the evolution of digital technology has not only made that possible, it’s making it possible to change the...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — Jonathan Lamb could not have written his new book, “Shakespeare in the Marketplace of Words” (Cambridge University Press), in a pre-digital age. “I wouldn’t have been able to write this book 30 years ago,” he said recently, “because...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — A recent journal article and post in the Harvard Business Review argues that corporate directors should not only have an eye on value or profits but also on the welfare of their shareholders, especially related to the environmental and social...

Tue, 10/17/2017 — A University of Kansas graduate student who searches for some of the most elemental and elusive particles in the universe has been selected to participate in a prestigious federal research program. Steven Prohira, a fourth-year doctoral student...

Mon, 10/16/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering’s annual High School Design competition is back, and it’s bigger than ever. The event, which annually brings hundreds of high school students to KU, will feature competition in six different...


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