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Fri, 01/22/2021 — LAWRENCE – Two previously independent early care and education training programs are collaborating to provide professional development opportunities and technical assistance to child care providers across Kansas, with a total grant of $2.3 million awarded through the Kansas Department for Children and Families (KDCF). The partnership between the Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS), based at the University of Kansas, and the Kansas State University-affiliated Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities Inc. (KCCTO) is designed to increase the quality of service that child care providers can deliver to children and their families, said David Lindeman, KITS director

Thu, 01/21/2021 — Former President Donald Trump's removal of prominent officials not willing to do his bidding grabbed headlines throughout his tenure, but he also took less well-publicized steps to bring the federal bureaucracy under his control by dismantling...

Thu, 01/21/2021 — The KU Center for Service Learning will host the Summit on Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship on Jan. 27. The goal of this summit is to engage, connect and support University of Kansas faculty, staff and administrators with interest in:

Thu, 01/21/2021 — Two University of Kansas faculty members are being recognized for adjusting their research to better understand the coronavirus pandemic and to provide valuable information to the public and policymakers. The one-time COVID Research Pivot...

Thu, 01/21/2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has created new perils and challenges for people experiencing substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. Social distancing and isolation can trigger loneliness, anxiety and depression. These circumstances have put...

Wed, 01/20/2021 — An at-home COVID-19 test developed by researchers at the University of Kansas is moving toward commercial production. “We've been talking to venture capitalists and large existing companies to help facilitate this translation that is taking...

Wed, 01/20/2021 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Mark Richter, 69, professor of molecular biosciences. He died Dec. 26, 2020, following a seven-week battle with COVID-19. “Professor Richter was a talented researcher and an...

Wed, 01/20/2021 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 15 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Henry Griffiths of the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office was the...

Tue, 01/19/2021 — University of Kansas experts helping meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and their families and advancing precision cancer medicine have been named recipients of the Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU...

Tue, 01/19/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its virtual programming lineup for the spring 2021 semester. With the inauguration of a new president, the focus of the early schedule will be on the presidency. Spring will also feature a new exhibition, "Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968," and a series of afternoon programs on related topics. “While our nation continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, the Dole Institute will be bringing an impressive slate of guests directly to our audience’s homes,” said Director Bill Lacy. “We will kick off the semester with an eye toward the new administration of President Biden

Tue, 01/19/2021 — Growing up in a Korean household after immigrating to New York City as a young child, Kelly Chong was raised with the tacit understanding that she would eventually marry someone of her own race. “The tension-ridden issue of boundary-crossing...

Tue, 01/19/2021 — A new conference aims to explore privacy beyond abstract concepts. The Privacy Praxis Conference, created by KU Law Associate Professor Najarian Peters, is on Feb. 25.

Thu, 01/14/2021 —  Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been identified as recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly...

Thu, 01/14/2021 — In a rapidly evolving economy with ever-shifting workforce demands, how can universities, businesses and students better meet each other’s needs? There’s a map for that. Or there will be soon, thanks to experts at the University of Kansas...

Wed, 01/13/2021 —  Parents around the world have long told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Soon, basketball coaches may join them. Researchers at the University of Kansas have published a study showing that eating breakfast can improve a...

Tue, 01/12/2021 — A University of Kansas expert in presidential rhetoric from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump is available to journalists to react to President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural address on Wednesday, Jan. 20. “As a former vice president and longtime...

Tue, 01/12/2021 — OVERLAND PARK – The early years of a children's education provide a vital foundation for their future development, creating a base for lifelong learning as well as cognitive and social growth. To help fulfill the growing need for teachers who can help children in the Kansas City area during this crucial stage of life, the KU Edwards Campus is adding a new Bachelor of Science in Education, elementary education to its list of degree-completion programs. Offered through KU’s School of Education & Human Sciences, the program is open for fall 2021 enrollment. Individuals in the Kansas City region looking to enter or grow in an influential field can now earn an

Mon, 01/11/2021 — Using data to inform decisions or next steps isn’t just the bedrock of boardrooms and business. A team of University of Kansas researchers has shown that it’s also the foundation for improving the language development and communication...

Mon, 01/11/2021 — Americans take great pride in the tradition of free speech. Enshrined in the Constitution, the tradition is quite different than those of Europe and other parts of the world, which not only provide different histories but the possibility for...

Fri, 01/08/2021 — “Fat. Pig. Slob. Disgusting animal.” These are just a few of the names that President Donald Trump called adversaries during his campaign and presidency. But according to Christopher Forth, a University of Kansas professor of history and...


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