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Mon, 06/10/2019 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance and its production wings, the University Theatre and University Dance Company, will explore themes of identity, human desire, trauma, morality and religion during the 2019-2020 season....

Mon, 06/10/2019 — There was a time when hijacking a plane was considered heroic. Glamorous, even. “The idea that hijacking was romanticized is hard to fathom in our post-9/11 mentality,” said Erik Scott, associate professor of history at the University of...

Mon, 06/10/2019 — The NCAA is quick to point out that the word “student” comes first in the term student-athlete and that the vast majority of them will not go pro in their chosen sport. It stands to reason, then, that student-athletes would have access to...

Mon, 06/10/2019 — Just about everybody loves peanut butter. We put it on sandwiches and in candy. We use it to trick our dogs into taking their heartworm pills. When we have to, we bait mouse traps with it. But, as scientists learned when trapping rodents in the...

Thu, 06/06/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries announce the recipient of the fourth annual Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award winner is Derrick E. White. A scholar of modern black history with an emphasis on intellectual, political and...

Wed, 06/05/2019 —  For decades, the federal government has used housing vouchers as part of a strategy to help low-income Americans obtain affordable housing as a way out of poverty. Part of that strategy was to help individuals and families settle closer to...

Wed, 06/05/2019 — Papers by two University of Kansas engineering students ranked among the top entries in a worldwide competition hosted this spring by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Charles Mohr, doctoral student from Wichita, took second place in...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — A clutch of marine fossil specimens unearthed in northern Portugal that lived between 470 and 459 million years ago is filling a gap in understanding evolution during the Middle Ordovician period. The discovery, explained in a new paper just...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 52 faculty members at the University of Kansas Lawrence campus: ...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — On Aug. 24, the University of Kansas Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center (SAPEC) will train all incoming students to be active bystanders against sexual violence. Through Jayhawks Give a Flock, KU’s evidenced-based bystander...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – Thirty-one University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 4,153 hours of free legal services over the past year, earning a spot on KU Law’s Pro Bono Honor Roll. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, helped clients expunge past criminal convictions, represented the interests of children in foster care as court-appointed special advocates and worked with government agencies, prosecutors’ offices and public defenders’ offices. “One pillar of the legal profession is to give back to the community through pro bono service, and KU Law students take this to heart,” said Meredith Schnug, clinical associate professor. “Students also

Tue, 06/04/2019 —  On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. The event became known worldwide as D-Day, a turning point in World War II. This Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Adrian Lewis, the David B. Pittaway...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — The University of Kansas has selected the director of Amherst College’s Multicultural Resource Center to be the next director of the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity. Bulaong Ramiz-Hall, who had been a program coordinator at...

Tue, 06/04/2019 — Erik Perrins, professor of electrical engineering & computer science at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, will assume the role of department chair July 1. Perrins replaces Victor Frost, who will return to research and teaching...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — Disgust or contempt. Those are the responses the word “fat” elicits. “Disgust is an emotion that’s not about vision. It’s about touch, the fear of contact,” said Christopher Forth, a University of Kansas professor of history and...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — For 20 years, the University of Kansas TRIO Veterans Upward Bound program has served veterans in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Outgoing director Julia O'Dell can still recall what she told staffers at their first meeting in...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — Kansas Public Radio’s “Retro Cocktail Hour” will celebrate an important milestone with moon-landing mayhem at an upcoming event at Liberty Hall. In honor of its 10th anniversary, Cinema a Go Go will screen two films from the 1950s with a...

Mon, 06/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – Yes, women expect men who are courting them to make them laugh. But a woman who can make her partner laugh is equally, if not more, important to the guy’s long-term happiness in the relationship. That is the implication – though a switch from traditional gender roles – of a new study of the value of humor in long-term relationships. This new research by Jeffrey Hall, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, was published in the May edition of Humor: The International Journal of Humor Research. His work attempts to tease out the role of laughter in romantic relationships. Previous studies have shown that, while dating, women value a man

Fri, 05/31/2019 —  President Donald Trump announced Thursday he would impose tariffs on all goods entering the United States on Mexico to motivate the country to do more to stop the flow of illegal immigration. The tariffs are set to take effect June 10 at 5...

Fri, 05/31/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host its third annual Summer Venture in Business program June 2-4 at Capitol Federal Hall. The program is a pre-college experience for underrepresented students, including minority and potential...


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