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Tue, 04/03/2018 — Ancient indigenous peoples of Latin America fashioned gold and other materials like jade, shell and feathers into flashy, breathtaking jewelry and other pieces of adornment to signify importance. "These were the status objects, the Rolex...

Tue, 04/03/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Spanish & Portuguese will welcome Raquel Salas Rivera, 2018 Poet Laureate of Philadelphia and CantoMundo Fellow, for a presentation at the Hall Center for Humanities and a poetry reading at the Raven Book Store on April 23. As a person of mixed ethnicity and heritage born in Mayagϋez, Puerto Rico, and based in Philadelphia, identifying as queer and nonbinary, Rivera writes poetry that pushes political conversations about race, code-switching, sexual/gender identifications and oppressive social and economic pressures predominantly affecting marginalized communities.   Recently selected in January as the 2018 Poet

Tue, 04/03/2018 — University of Kansas students, faculty and staff will soon have a new transportation option for a quick trip across campus, a ride to the store or simply enjoying the outdoors. KU Parking & Transit is launching the KU Bike Share program,...

Tue, 04/03/2018 — University of Kansas Army ROTC cadets will be among 456 cadets from across the United States testing the limits of their physical and mental strength on Saturday. Two-person teams from 42 colleges and universities in 16 states will compete at...

Mon, 04/02/2018 — A judge, a retired tech executive and an energy attorney will receive the University of Kansas School of Law’s 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award. Kansas Appeals Court Judge Karen Arnold-Burger, Houston energy lawyer John Bowman and retired NIC...

Mon, 04/02/2018 — Members of the sixth Global Scholars cohort will present their research this week at the Global Scholars Symposium. Coordinated by the Office of International Programs, the event is the culmination of the cohort’s experiences in this selective...

Mon, 04/02/2018 — If our brains are computers, they are analog and not digital, according to research by a University of Kansas philosopher. Some researchers have argued there is a close analogy between the all-or-nothing nature of neural spikes in the brain and...

Mon, 04/02/2018 — United Kingdom-based artist Paul Harfleet will visit Lawrence April 5-6 to plant pansies at sites of homophobic abuse. Harfleet’s visit is part of the Spencer Museum of Art’s Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI), and he will present...

Fri, 03/30/2018 — The University of Kansas will recognize the contributions of graduate students to the university during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 2-6, and throughout the month of April. Graduation Student Appreciation Week celebrates...

Fri, 03/30/2018 — A new documentary film about William Allen White will debut with a free premiere April 25, during the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications' weeklong commemoration of the 150th birth year of the Pulitzer...

Fri, 03/30/2018 — Writer Danez Smith will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at Liberty Hall to feature readings from their recent book, “Don’t Call Us Dead” (2017), published by Graywolf Press. Smith is a black, queer, Poz writer and performer from St. Paul,

Fri, 03/30/2018 — Max Davis-Johnson, chief information officer at Boise State University, will make a public presentation Monday, April 2, as a candidate for the chief information officer at the University of Kansas. Davis-Johnson is the first of three...

Fri, 03/30/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the fall 2017 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: OCTOBER Name: Sarah DenningTitle: Grant specialist for the Education, Social & Behavioral (ESB) Shared Service Center (SSC) What that means:

Thu, 03/29/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the 2018-19 Common Book, intended to broaden the campus community's conversations about identity and citizenship. "Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work," by Edwidge Danticat, will be the focus...

Thu, 03/29/2018 — For now, there are just a few things researchers and students at the University of Kansas want people to dig about the new dinosaur they recently excavated in Montana’s Hell Creek Formation. First off, it’s a “fabulous” complete...

Thu, 03/29/2018 — KU Libraries will host the third annual Research Sprints May 14-18. During this weeklong effort, faculty members will work with a team of libraries faculty and staff on a specific goal related to their research and...

Thu, 03/29/2018 — Heineken announced this week it would pull a commercial that was roundly criticized as racist. In the advertisement, a bartender spots a woman looking disappointedly at a glass of wine. He then slides a bottle of Heineken Light down the bar,...

Thu, 03/29/2018 — The Department of Mathematics will host a renowned academic and member of the National Academy of Sciences for its inaugural Distinguished Lecture Series, set for 4 p.m. April 12 in 120 Snow Hall. Constantine Dafermos, Alumni-Alumnae...

Wed, 03/28/2018 — Chinese activist and curator of the exhibition “Above Ground: 40 Moments of Transformation” Lu Pin will speak at the Spencer Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Lu’s talk will examine the public demonstrations of Young Feminist...

Wed, 03/28/2018 — The University of Kansas debate team of seniors Quaram Robinson and Will Katz won the 72nd National Debate Tournament, which took place March 20-27 at Wichita State University. It is the sixth time a KU team has won the national championship...


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