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Small Western Kansas school is state's only public university with such a program
There’s another side, which most Kansans will never see, to the small Fort Hays State University campus in Western Kansas. It lies to the east — the Far East. In addition to the 4,400 students on FHSU’s main campus in Hays, another 3,200 students are attending class and earning FHSU degrees on two campuses in China. FHSU’s China program, which just completed its 15th academic year, started early in the transnational education trend. An increasing number of colleges now are establishing overseas degree programs, but FHSU remains the only public university in Kansas to have one. By Sara Shepherd
Hailed as the city of the future, Songdo, South Korea, was built from the ground up and opened for business in 2009. Against the city’s modern, concrete-and-steel-heavy architectural landscape, a shot of color from a brand-new outdoor mural really pops. If “A City on the Rise” looks similar to something you’d see on the side of a building in Lawrence, your eyes aren’t mistaken. By Sara Shepherd
Warning North Korea from its doorstep, President Barack Obama said Pyongyang risks deepening its isolation in the international community if it proceeds with a planned long-range rocket launch.
South Korea conducted live-fire military drills near its disputed sea boundary with North Korea on Monday despite Pyongyang’s threat to respond with a “merciless” attack.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday the United States will exchange ambassadors with Myanmar in response to its freeing political prisoners and other reforms.
North Korea signaled Wednesday it remains open to suspending uranium enrichment in exchange for U.S. food aid, a deal that appeared imminent before leader Kim Jong Il died last month.
This tuna is worth savoring: It cost nearly three-quarters of a million dollars.
North Korea vowed today to stage an all-out drive for prosperity as it unites behind new leader Kim Jong Un, ushering in 2012 with promises to resolve food shortages, bolster its military and defend Kim Jong Il’s young son “unto death.”
North Korea warned the world Friday there would be no softening of its position toward South Korea's government after Kim Jong Il's death as Pyongyang strengthened his son and heir's authority with a new title: Great Leader.
North Korea's power brokers publicly declared Kim Jong Un the country's supreme leader for the first time at a massive public memorial Thursday for his father, cementing the family's hold on power for another generation.
Educators from Lawrence's sister city Hiratsuka, Japan, visited the university to discuss exchange programs.