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Tue, 04/08/2014 — An international, interdisciplinary research team will convene a symposium to explore environmental and land-use change to the Valley of Mexico. The event will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, in The Commons. The event is open to the public;...

Tue, 04/08/2014 — Renowned photographer Mark Klett will give a Hallmark Symposium Lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Spencer Museum of Art. He will lead Coffee @ The Commons, an informal conversation driven by audience questions, at 1 p.m. Friday, April...

Mon, 04/07/2014 — The University of Kansas is commemorating the anniversary of a school of thought that not only put the School of Social Welfare on the map, it changed social work and education across the globe. KU is marking the 25th anniversary of a seminal...

Mon, 04/07/2014 — Robert McChesney, professor of communication at the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will speak at The Commons at 4 p.m. Monday, April 7. His talk, "Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media...

Mon, 04/07/2014 — When someone in 1578 hung a doll-like effigy from the door of the church in the Mexican town of Tecamachalco, inquisitors spent four years trying to uncover who was responsible for misusing one of its symbols. It carried dire consequences in...

Mon, 04/07/2014 — LAWRENCE – Robert Goldstein has won the annual geoscience education award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), a professional organization representing 36,000 geoscientists in 129 countries. He is the University of Kansas associate dean for the natural sciences and mathematics and Haas Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geology. Goldstein is just the third professor to receive the annual Professorial Award from the AAPG Foundation. The award goes to a professor who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education. Goldstein will receive the award at the 2014 AAPG national meeting in April. Goldstein was

Mon, 04/07/2014 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies has invited representatives of four disciplines to comment on current events in Ukraine and the recent annexation of Crimea by Russia. The roundtable will take...

Fri, 04/04/2014 — Six students and alumni from the University of Kansas have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships for 2014-2015. In addition, eight students and alumni have been recognized with honorable mentions in the...

Fri, 04/04/2014 — The Kansas African Studies Center is hosting the University of Kansas' third annual Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF) from April 10-12. The three-day festival will show 18 films that address the complexity of the human condition as...

Fri, 04/04/2014 — LAWRENCE – More than 200 elementary, junior high and high school students from area schools will be on the University of Kansas campus in April to participate in Mathematics Awareness Month activities. Each year, the Department of Mathematics organizes competitions and workshops for the students. This year’s national theme is Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery. The math competition will take place Saturday, April 5, in 406 Snow Hall. Prizes will be awarded to the top students in each category. The competition has three levels: third through fifth grades, middle school and high school.   From magic squares and Möbius bands to magical card tricks and illusions,

Fri, 04/04/2014 — Involving men in gender-based violence prevention events and community mobilization is one step toward confronting a serious problem. A University of Kansas researcher is part of an international survey to find out what motivates men to take...

Fri, 04/04/2014 — Political cartoons aren’t just for newspapers any more. A University of Kansas professor and her students analyzed how political cartoons were presented on Facebook during the Syrian uprising, the themes they explored, reactions to them and...

Fri, 04/04/2014 —  In November 2013, as Super Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines with the highest-ever recorded wind speed for a Category 5 tropical cyclone, it wreaked near complete devastation for miles. The cost was dear for both humans and...

Thu, 04/03/2014 —  As retirement loomed, Casey Thomas knew he would eventually have to sell his animal hospital of more than 30 years. He spent seven years preparing to sell his business without an inkling of who would actually buy the Junction City veterinary...

Thu, 04/03/2014 — Each of the four juniors nominated by the University of Kansas for 2014 Harry S. Truman Scholarships has been selected as a finalist for the up-to $30,000 scholarships. Each will interview with the Foundation’s Regional Review Panel on Monday,...

Thu, 04/03/2014 — Andrew Shoemaker has been named the new director of the Academic Achievement and Access Center (AAAC) at the University of Kansas. Shoemaker has served as associate director since 2009. The AAAC offers services and programs to support students...

Thu, 04/03/2014 — Turning powerful graphics cards that increase the speed and performance of video games into reliable processors for high-performance computing has earned a University of Kansas researcher a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF)...

Thu, 04/03/2014 — The Hall Center for the Humanities, in partnership with the KU Alumni Association and its Wichita Chapter, will be hosting its KU in Wichita annual public symposium at the Wichita Museum of Art on Thursday, April 10. Victor Bailey, Charles...

Wed, 04/02/2014 — Democratic political strategist Al From will give the annual Dole Lecture at the Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas this semester. From will discuss his recent book and his involvement in the effective restoration of the...

Wed, 04/02/2014 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas art history professor is one of few scholars who have traveled to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or North Korea, specifically to study how art has helped shape the country’s narrative from triumphant revolutionaries to communist dynasty. Marsha Haufler, a professor of art history and associate dean for international and interdisciplinary studies for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, has traveled to North Korea fives times since 2007. She is working on a book that examines the mosaic murals created and planned in North Korea during the Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il’s eras. Although a specialist in Chinese art,


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