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Mon, 01/30/2023 — Five University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Mon, 01/30/2023 — The University of Kansas has secured grant funding to conduct a project to look for students with internalizing behaviors who have anxious feelings that may negatively affect their education, and to help teachers implement new strategies to...

Mon, 01/30/2023 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s Legal Aid Clinic will host a Clean Slate Criminal Record Expungement Clinic this spring in partnership with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office and the Lawrence Public Library. The clinic will take place in person from noon to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont St. “As a public library, we want to expand public knowledge about the expungement process,” said Marc Veloz, community resource specialist at the Lawrence Public Library. “A tangible way we can do that is by providing a space for this service and helping get the word out to our community partners.” An

Mon, 01/30/2023 — A virtual visit from Alice Wong, disability rights activist and editor, will usher in several remaining activities surrounding the University of Kansas’ 10th Common Book, “Disability Visibility: First-person Stories from the Twenty-First...

Mon, 01/30/2023 — If losing weight was among your 2023 resolutions, findings by researchers from the University of Kansas and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) may provide clearer guidance about the food you put on your plate. Using previous study data,...

Fri, 01/27/2023 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the continuation of its 20th programming year with a new slate of events for the spring semester. These programs are part of the Dole Institute’s 20th...

Fri, 01/27/2023 — LAWRENCE – The United States continues to have one of the highest recidivism rates in the world. How can formerly incarcerated people successfully reenter society when so many barriers have been put in place against them? On Feb. 10, the 2023 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium will host a discussion to provide ideas on how to reform the current system. “This year’s symposium will host academics, legal scholars and reentry court graduates to discuss the most prominent barriers preventing a successful reentry for formerly incarcerated persons,” Symposium Editor Lauren Lindell said. “Re-entry into Society: Examining the Barriers Formerly

Fri, 01/27/2023 — There is much more to Kansas than meets the eye. The state of Kansas is a fascinating mix of environmental landscapes, rural and urban cultures, energy sources, and business and entrepreneurship, and this summer the University of Kansas...

Fri, 01/27/2023 — Caroline Bennett, professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, has been named chair of the University of Kansas Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering. She will assume her duties July...

Thu, 01/26/2023 — COVID-19 forced people to contend with travel bans, stay-at-home orders and closure of nonessential businesses. A new study in the Journal of Business Research reveals how this significant event affected consumer mobility and shopping habits....

Thu, 01/26/2023 — Do you have questions about vaping? Want to know more about the health effects of electronic cigarettes? Confused by terms like cart, Vuse, mod or Puff Bar? Parents, educators, health care professionals and users of vaping products are invited...

Thu, 01/26/2023 — The Educate & Act series, led by The Commons, the Center for Service Learning and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, will host four virtual events in spring 2023 for University of Kansas students, staff and faculty. This...

Thu, 01/26/2023 — LAWRENCE – Promoting health equity through culturally competent pharmacy care, dismantling anti-Black linguistic racism, documenting the unique contributions of diverse composers and celebrating living Indigenous cultures while repairing relationships with Native communities are among the goals of four projects selected for the 2022 KU Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Awards. Led by members of the University of Kansas research and creative community, the two-year projects aim to foster progress toward a state where race no longer determines one’s ability to thrive because systemic barriers to quality housing, education, employment,

Thu, 01/26/2023 — The KU debate team kicked off spring 2023 with successful performances at three different tournaments over the weekend. The team of Mickey McMahon, a senior from Leawood, and Michael Scott, a senior from Glenview, Illinois, took third place at...

Wed, 01/25/2023 — Join the KU Center for Environmental Policy, part of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas, for a moderated conversation on climate change and environmental justice with the U.S. Environmental Protection...

Wed, 01/25/2023 — LAWRENCE – A third-year student at the University of Kansas School of Law will receive a grant from the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation. Lindsay McQuinn is a recipient of the foundation’s Rural Law Practice Grant. This grant is awarded to law students who intend to practice in rural communities after graduation, bringing legal information and advocacy to those with limited access to resources. A maximum of three students each year can win the $16,500 grant. “Serving rural communities is important to me because you get to see the impact you’re making on people and seeing that difference,” McQuinn said. “There’s more of an opportunity to get plugged into the

Wed, 01/25/2023 — Two sister species of near-primate, called “primatomorphans,” dating back about 52 million years have been identified by researchers at the University of Kansas as the oldest to have dwelled north of the Arctic Circle. The findings appear...

Wed, 01/25/2023 — As the U.S. population ages, the number of people receiving long-term services and supports in their own home has grown, including the use of self-directed care. Self-directed care enables long-term care recipients to hire and manage their own...

Tue, 01/24/2023 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas faculty member Karrie Shogren advises foreign government ministers, presents in countries around the globe and contributes her knowledge to Kansas in presentations across the state. She is a leading scholarly figure in nearly every aspect of researching children with developmental disabilities and of self-determination among people with and without disabilities. After years of academic and research excellence, Shogren has been awarded the rank of distinguished professor, as the Ross and Marianna Beach Distinguished Professor of Special Education in the KU School of Education & Human Sciences. The title became effective at the

Tue, 01/24/2023 — The University of Kansas School of Business online MBA program improved nine spots to seventh overall in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released today. This is the first time the school’s...


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