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Mon, 02/19/2018 — Several Kansas City-area community members have made a combined gift commitment of $1.4 million to the University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center to enable it to expand its research and double its capacity for clinical trials. The gifts...

Mon, 02/19/2018 — A pressing question: How to encourage today’s young girls to attend college in the future, ready and eager to major in science, technology, engineering and math? Here's one answer: Get their moms involved. That was the idea behind the Make...

Mon, 02/19/2018 — In this play that begins in 2039 and goes back to 1959, family members suffer the consequences of decisions made by previous generations. “When the Rain Stops Falling,” by Andrew Bovell, raises questions about climate change, family secrets...

Mon, 02/19/2018 — Drug trafficking does help facilitate terrorist activity, but it is more often linked to local militant groups instead of well-known international terrorist organizations, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas political...

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Elementary and middle school students will flood the University of Kansas School of Engineering complex in March for Engineering Expo, a two-day event designed to allow young minds to explore STEM disciplines. “It is our main goal and sincere...

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Tiny organisms could hold the key to safer, more sustainable agricultural practices. A University of Kansas distinguished professor will explain how the microbiome – the microbial communities associated with plant roots and leaves – may...

Fri, 02/16/2018 — There is no shortage of places experiencing violent conflict across the world, including Syria, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia. In a conversation at the University of Kansas, two researchers who examine causes of extremism and...

Fri, 02/16/2018 — Yale University scholar Mary Miller will visit the University of Kansas campus to deliver the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Spencer Museum of Art auditorium. Miller’s talk, “Were They Enslaved?

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The University of Kansas Office of Diversity & Equity and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are hosting a free concert for the KU and Lawrence communities. The Marcus Lewis Big Band will headline the free Brass & Boujee concert...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The value and benefits of research performed by graduate students at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center will be showcased Tuesday, Feb. 20, at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka. In its 15th year, the annual summit...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The KU Public Safety Office, Emergency Management Department is hosting a “lunch and learn” lecture series about interdisciplinary issues within disasters and emergencies. KU professors and scholars will share their fresh perspectives and...

Thu, 02/15/2018 — The Hall Center for the Humanities mourns the recent loss of editor, librarian, public historian and humanities adventurer Henry Fortunato, who died Feb. 5 at his home in Overland Park. He was 62.  Following a career in university relations,

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Ongoing funding shortfalls, a persistent achievement gap and competing political interests present obstacles for public educators and administrators. How can these issues be addressed to ensure that all children have access to free, quality...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — To better serve families, University of Kansas researchers are examining the use of standardized assessments of support needs for children with autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities. Two recently published studies demonstrated...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Groundwater levels during 2017, on average, rose slightly or nearly broke even in western Kansas but fell in the Wichita area, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. This was a reversal from 2016 when overall...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Darren Canady's latest play, "Ontario Was Here," is torn from today's headlines of child abuse and neglect, but it goes beyond them to ask what is the cost to those on the front lines charged with protecting society's most vulnerable. "Ontario...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — From Puerto Rico to Missouri to California, Americans in recent years have confronted disasters that have disrupted communities and destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure. Today, one researcher at the University of Kansas is part of a...

Wed, 02/14/2018 — Madison Sargent has always had an eye on the stars. Now she may achieve her goal of reaching out to them before she even graduates from college. Sargent, a junior in aerospace engineering at the University of Kansas, is leading an effort to put...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — Writer Hanif Abdurraqib discuss his new book, “They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at Liberty Hall. Abdurraqib is from Columbus, Ohio, and writes at the intersection of music, culture and identity. In addition to his...

Tue, 02/13/2018 — The ongoing deportation legal battle of a Lawrence man, Syed Jamal, who was taken into custody and away from his wife and three children, all U.S. citizens, has drawn international media attention and interest from members of Congress. A...


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