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KU provost hosting forum on president’s immigration order

The University of Kansas Office of the Provost plans an informational forum on President Donald Trump’s executive order, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.”

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KU chancellor: Students, employees from countries in immigration order advised to avoid international travel

The University of Kansas is advising students and employees from the seven countries affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration to avoid international travel, for now.

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War historian says lessons from Pearl Harbor resonate in today's world

On the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a University of Kansas war historian says it’s important to remember that the deadly ambush was not isolated.

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KU applauds fellow Jayhawk’s Nobel Peace Prize

It’s a proud day for a university when one of its alumni wins one of the planet’s most prestigious awards. On Friday, the University of Kansas community reacted to news that Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, 65, a KU graduate, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his years-long efforts to end Colombia’s 50-year civil war.

KU international trade law expert reacts to Brexit, says U.S. should prioritize trade agreement with Britain

"We should embrace the UK and welcome them in"

Brexit’s effects on trade will be felt by locales worldwide, and it may surprise some that that even includes Kansas, says an international trade law expert from Kansas University.

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Lenexa-based nonprofit sending team to Ecuador

A suburban Kansas City nonprofit has sent an official team to Ecuador to determine what type of medical assistance the group can provide in the wake of the deadly earthquake.

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Aggrandizing 'El Chapo' in song: KU professor studies Mexican 'narcocorridos'

It was 2009, and Rafael Acosta was at a party in his native Mexico dancing to a lively traditional corrido, when he realized this corrido wasn’t the old-fashioned kind. “Suddenly I paid attention to the lyrics of what I was dancing to,” said Acosta, an assistant professor of Spanish at Kansas University. “And there was a guy singing, ‘if you are not good for killing, you are good to be killed.’"

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Lawrence native played role in rescuing Chilean miners who are now subjects of 'The 33'

When the San Jose mine collapsed in August 2010 and left 33 workers trapped 2,000 feet beneath Chile’s Atacama Desert, it took the efforts of several Chilean government ministries, NASA, approximately a dozen multinational corporations and one quick-thinking Lawrence native to get them out. Selina Jackson, a 1984 graduate of Lawrence High School and 1988 alumna of Kansas University, helped facilitate the transportation of the 13-ton drilling equipment that brought the miners safely above ground in October 2010.

KU’s new international recruitment program reports 88 percent fall-to-fall retention rate

Fifty of the 57 international students who came to Kansas University last fall through the International Academic Accelerator Program are back on campus this fall. That number meets the year-old program’s “aggressive” goal for its first fall-to-fall retention rate of 88 percent.

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KU archaeologist shares 'helplessness' felt by scholars after temple destruction by Islamic State group

Archaeologists like Phil Stinson, associate professor of classics at Kansas University, are appalled by this week’s news that the Islamic State group blew up a 2,000-year-old temple at Palmyra, Syria. Adding to a sense of “helplessness,” Stinson said, experts and scholars can’t even fully assess the remains at Palmyra, as well as other cultural sites the group, also known as ISIS, has destroyed. “They’re just too dangerous to go to right now." By Sara Shepherd

Farmers turning profit with grain shortage

Area farmers have been making money on wheat crops thanks to a global grain shortage. Prices have jumped nearly $3 since the middle of the harvest after Russia announced it would ban grain exports for the rest of the year.

Residents seek status of relatives in Haiti

After the most destructive earthquake in the country's history, local residents are trying to find out how their loved ones are doing. The earthquake destroyed much of the country's largest city.

KU professor laments Haiti's loss

The University of Kansas boasts one of the only Institutes for Haitian studies in the world. Experts are saying it's the worst disaster to ever hit the country and that the country may never recover.

Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin passes away today

According to a Kremlin spokeswoman, the 76-year-old former Russian President Boris Yeltsin died of cardio-vascular problems.