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Tue, 07/15/2014 — A University of Kansas researcher says the high rate of interracial marriages among Asian-Americans should not simply be interpreted as a litmus test of assimilation for the minority group. Second-generation Asian-Americans who marry white...

Tue, 07/15/2014 — Twenty-five Fulbright international students are attending this year’s English Refinement for Graduate Studies Program for Fulbright Grantees at the University of Kansas to help them acclimate to academic life and American culture before they...

Mon, 07/14/2014 — Either change or disappear. A great many of Earth’s creatures already have come to this crossroads, or soon will, driven by a rapidly shifting natural environment tied to global climate change. But how quickly can species evolve to cope with...

Mon, 07/14/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has introduced a new major in human sexuality for undergraduate students, the first of its kind in the state. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the request for an undergraduate program for bachelor's degrees of art or general studies in human sexuality. The new program will be offered through the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies starting this fall. “We’re excited to offer a new undergraduate degree in human sexuality, which is an area of academic study not available as a major elsewhere in the state or in the immediate region, yet is an important and growing field of study,” said Alesha Doan, chair of women

Fri, 07/11/2014 — The University of Kansas community will have a chance to discuss international trade, culture, government affairs and related topics with a representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Faculty, staff and students are invited to visit...

Thu, 07/10/2014 — The sky is the limit in terms of using wireless technology in different applications, according to a team of 10 Center for Design Research students from the University of Kansas. They were invited in May by Sprint’s representatives to present...

Thu, 07/10/2014 — Art Hadley, longtime producer, engineer and announcer for the University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network, was recently recognized for his outstanding contributions to the International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) at an...

Wed, 07/09/2014 — The recent surge of 52,000 women and children from Central America crossing the U.S. border with Mexico has overwhelmed U.S. immigration officials in the region. President Barack Obama on Tuesday has asked Congress to approve nearly $4 billion...

Wed, 07/09/2014 — LAWRENCE – Compared with the United States, the influence of intellectuals in Mexico’s social and political spheres has been extraordinary, although the danger of using that power has come with threats to position, freedom and life. Stuart Day, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at the University of Kansas, co-edited a book that examines the important and changing roles that intellectuals have in the country’s public sphere. Through a collection of essays, the book “Mexican Public Intellectuals” highlights the sway public intellectuals have on the country’s elections, human rights, foreign policies and drug war. “In

Wed, 07/09/2014 — Approximately 4,600 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2014 semester. The students, from KU’s Lawrence campus and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in Kansas City, Kan.,...

Tue, 07/08/2014 — Early-career professionals seeking advanced degrees or certifications have five new opportunities for higher education at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus beginning this fall. “These high-quality academic programs serve both the...

Tue, 07/08/2014 — Each year the University of Kansas School of Education faculty and staff invite hundreds of pre-education students to complete the application process for admission to their individual professional programs. Pre-education students who entered as...

Tue, 07/08/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas continues to expand opportunities for students to complete advanced studies with the addition of an accelerated master’s degree program in classics. Students in the Department of Classics’ program will be able to complete bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years rather than the usual six. It marks the third accelerated program added in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences in less than two years: The Department of Philosophy introduced an accelerated master’s program in the spring semester, and the College and School of Law welcomed the first class of their accelerated law degree program in fall 2013. “It’s an ideal fit

Mon, 07/07/2014 — Erinn Barcomb-Peterson is the new director of news and media relations at the University of Kansas, effective today. She succeeds David Martin, who had been in the role on an interim basis. A KU alumna, Barcomb-Peterson was the director of...

Mon, 07/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will welcome a new set of students to campus this summer. Women from Afghanistan, India, Morocco, Mongolia, Pakistan, Zambia and Kansas will be on the Lawrence campus for the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute. Starting Wednesday, July 9, the women will participate in various leadership and educational opportunities for three weeks. The program will culminate with the women presenting project proposals to improve their home communities. KWLI aims to provide an experience that develops leadership, cultivates collaboration and elevates the power of women’s voices. “We are again honored and excited to welcome an incredible group of

Wed, 07/02/2014 — Scientists in the field have collected voucher specimens since the 19th century. Today, most sit in research institutions around the world “dried, mounted, pickled, preserved, frozen and stuffed,” according to the creators of Lifemapper, an...

Wed, 07/02/2014 — The University of Kansas has signed a memorandum of understanding for cultural, educational and scientific cooperation with a Ghanaian university, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale...

Wed, 07/02/2014 — University of Kansas School of Law alumnus Art Piculell of Portland, Oregon, and his late wife, Dee, have made a $500,000 gift to establish a professorship honoring the late Professor Earl B. Shurtz, who taught at KU Law from 1955 to 1977. Art...

Wed, 07/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – KPR2 has added a new, hourlong travel show to its weekly lineup, "Travel with Rick Steves." A lively mix of guest interviews and listener calls, "Travel with Rick Steves" goes beyond the Europe that Steves is famous for, with shows covering travel and cultures across every continent. Beginning July 5, you can hear "Travel with Rick Steves" from 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Saturdays on KPR2, the news-talk channel available on an HD radio or streaming on KPR’s website. The author of 30 travel guidebooks and longtime host of the "Rick Steves' Europe" TV series, he was attracted to radio because of its ability to interact with listeners in ways that TV cannot

Tue, 07/01/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas professor is helping a Central Asian country increase its economic development potential and better integrate with new technology by mapping a Latin-based writing system for the country’s native language. This summer Allard Jongman, chair of the Department of Linguistics, spent two weeks at L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University in Kazakhstan teaching a summer course and consulting with faculty on how to switch the written language of Kazakh from Cyrillic to Latin script. Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev believes switching Kazakh to a Latin alphabet, the most common writing system in the world, will bring more economic


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