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Thu, 10/04/2018 — Employers on the lookout for job candidates with the intercultural awareness to work in an increasingly globalized world can look to Kansas to find students prepared with linguistic and cultural knowledge necessary to succeed. With recent awards...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Firsthand experience with neighborhoods can create designs that lead to healthier communities. That’s the principle to be discussed during the fall 2018 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture.  Gregory Crichlow, Langston Hughes Visiting...

Thu, 10/04/2018 —  The SWIFT Education Center, part of the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, has received a $17.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement for a five-year project titled “Equity...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Nearly 7 million digital records are stolen every day, according to IT security firm Gemalto. That’s almost 300,000 per hour, or 83 every second. That means this month, hackers will steal roughly 217 million records. Is your information safe?

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Political humorist Mark Russel once joked, “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” Well, there’s no luggage, it turns out. But a new study appearing in Science based...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — Richard Hichwa, University of Iowa senior associate vice president for research and economic development, will make a public presentation Friday, Oct. 5, as a candidate for vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. He is the...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — Students, faculty, staff and the general public will have the chance to commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day through two events Monday, Oct. 8, at the University of Kansas. The first program observing Indigenous Peoples’ Day is...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas announced this week a gift from Edward F. Reilly Jr., to establish and endow the Edward F. Reilly Lecture. The inaugural lecture will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the institute. The Edward F. Reilly Lecture will be a public program exploring the role of civil discourse and bipartisanship in contemporary politics. The lecture will take place in two- to three-year intervals. A KU alumnus, Reilly has lived much of his life in service to his fellow Kansans and Americans. He served 29 years as a legislator in the Kansas House of Representatives and later in the Kansas Senate.

Wed, 10/03/2018 — The Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences at the University of Kansas invites walkers and runners to participate in the ninth annual Dr. Bob Run 5K Event, supporting student scholarships. The 2018 Dr. Bob Run event will take place...

Wed, 10/03/2018 — The University of Kansas will join 32 other universities participating in a national campus climate survey on sexual assault and misconduct. Headed by the Association of American Universities, the survey will capture characteristics and...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — Faculty members from the University of Kansas School of Engineering have joined forces with academics and corporations across the region to form a new professional society, the Great Plains Catalysis Society (GPCS). “The cross-fertilization...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — Back in the baby boom years, when the annual network television showing of the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” was a big deal, young Jane Barnette’s favorite bits were those featuring the Wicked Witch of the West. It sparked a...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — The public is invited to the fall semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, includes research plantings, a...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — The Kansas Biological Survey will host a special public presentation on water quality at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the KU Field Station’s Armitage Education Center.The presentation, “Creating connections: How do science and education help...

Tue, 10/02/2018 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the death of Bill Beedles, professor emeritus of finance from the School of Business. Beedles died Sept. 24. He was 70. “I am saddened to learn of the death of Professor Beedles, who inspired...

Mon, 10/01/2018 —  An old adage in journalism research holds that the media can’t tell you what to think, but it can tell you what to think about. A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Kansas shows that despite a rapidly changing media landscape and...

Mon, 10/01/2018 — Six years ago the University of Kansas took the bold step of incorporating experiential learning into the new KU Core curriculum. Students responded, engaged and learned. KU is one of the few public universities in the Association of American...

Mon, 10/01/2018 — Two University of Kansas students, Jose Montoya of Los Lunas, New Mexico, and Jonnette Oakes of Topeka, are winners of the 28th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (Ex.C.E.L.) Awards. The award presentation during halftime...

Mon, 10/01/2018 — At the Sept. 28 annual meeting of the KU Endowment board of trustees, the board elected David Dillon as chair, William Docking as vice chair and two other KU alumni as trustees. Dillon succeeds Deanell Reece Tacha, who served as chair since 2014.

Mon, 10/01/2018 — It is a record-setting year for the University of Kansas. KU’s enrollment has grown for the fifth straight year, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. Additionally, KU has recruited the most talented freshman class...


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