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Mon, 12/06/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a five-year project collaborating with K-12 educators across Kansas to integrate art and art therapy into their classroom teaching. This is...

Mon, 12/06/2021 — LAWRENCE – D.C. Hiegert, a 2021 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, will serve as a 2022 Skadden Fellow. Considered the most prestigious and competitive award for public interest law graduates, Skadden Fellowships provide two years of funding for lawyers pursuing public-interest law projects of their own design. Hiegert is one of 28 judicial clerks and graduating law students across the country to receive a Skadden Fellowship. During the fellowship, Hiegert will work with the ACLU of Kansas to provide direct representation, community education and policy advocacy for LGBTQ+ Kansans to enforce and strengthen state and federal legal protections. The

Mon, 12/06/2021 — For Abhay and Mina Bisarya, Feb. 4, 1968, was a day of destiny. Seeking a sunnier climate, Abhay, an electrical engineering graduate student, decided to transfer from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, to KU, where his maternal uncle was...

Mon, 12/06/2021 — As the United States has dealt with a racial reckoning in recent years, college campuses have been among the leaders in addressing diversity issues and how they resonate in their communities. A new book edited by a University of Kansas professor...

Fri, 12/03/2021 — LAWRENCE – A pair of University of Kansas School of Law students will head to New York City this spring to participate in the national round of the 72nd annual National Moot Court Competition. Third-year law students Grace Tran and Alec Feather bested teams from the University of Oklahoma, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Oklahoma City University during the regionals competition to clinch a spot in the national round. The duo will represent KU Law in New York City at the national finals of the moot court competition in late January. Feather credited Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU Law’s Moot Court Program, for supporting the team

Thu, 12/02/2021 — When the James Webb Space Telescope is blasted into orbit in December, it will be partly due to groups of astronomers and astrophysicists, organized by the National Academies of Sciences, who decided years ago that creating a next-generation...

Thu, 12/02/2021 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, officials are struggling to convince large numbers of Americans to be vaccinated. Yet, even before COVID-19 existed, the United States was dealing with another pandemic — that of racial inequality, which has...

Wed, 12/01/2021 — The University of Kansas community is mourning Tom Skrtic, Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education, who died Nov. 19. He was 75. Skrtic came to KU in 1976 as an assistant professor in both the Department of Special...

Wed, 12/01/2021 — A favorite University of Kansas holiday tradition, the 97th annual Holiday Vespers, will take place Sunday, Dec. 5, with concerts at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas. Pre-Vespers performances will be at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Wed, 12/01/2021 — LAWRENCE – The elites of premodern Korea carved their names into rocks in the sacred mountains of Kŭmgangsan for much the same reason that today’s graffiti taggers wield cans of spray paint: reputation and control. And while University of Kansas art historian Maya Stiller notes several important distinctions, her new book, “Carving Status at Kŭmgangsan: Elite Graffiti in Premodern Korea” (University of Washington Press), uses the comparison as a way into the hitherto-untold story of what she calls “the largest number of such graffiti in East Asia – in the entire world.” It's a complex tale with aspects of history, religion, sociology, literature and digital

Tue, 11/30/2021 —  The University of Kansas Libraries have announced that Letha Johnson, assistant librarian, has been selected to serve as university archivist, responsible for curating all items that help preserve the history of KU. Currently, Johnson works...


Tue, 11/30/2021 — Information on safe sleep practices for infants that could prevent tragic injuries or deaths may not always reach parents or caregivers. The University of Kansas has secured a grant to evaluate several programs that seek to train parents,...

Tue, 11/30/2021 — for the “MAD About Jewelry” show running Dec. 6-11 at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. MAD’s annual curated show and sale of jewelry by the world’s most innovative contemporary jewelers was twice postponed by the pandemic, but...

Tue, 11/30/2021 — “Social capital” refers to connections between citizens that generate trust, reciprocity and participation in social and political life. But social capital faces enormous challenges when pitted against a pandemic. “At the beginning of...

Mon, 11/29/2021 — The next production from University Theatre will focus on lifting up LGBTQ and trans voices of color with an emphasis on appropriate casting and care for challenging subject matter. "The Devils Between Us," opening Dec. 3 at the University of...

Mon, 11/29/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas community mourns the passing of Bruce Hopkins, professor of practice from the School of Law. Hopkins died Oct. 31. He was 80. “I am saddened to learn of the death of Bruce Hopkins, a devoted teacher and legal scholar. On behalf of our entire university, I offer my sincere condolences to his family, his friends and to all who knew him through his service to KU,” said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. Hopkins began teaching courses in nonprofit law at KU Law in 2008, becoming professor of practice in 2015. He was a leading authority in the field of nonprofit law, publishing more than 30 books on the subject. Early in his practice,

Mon, 11/29/2021 — Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS), a center within the Achievement and Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas, has partnered with Alaska’s Arctic Slope Community Foundation to improve Alaska Native...

Mon, 11/29/2021 — Brain diseases are some of the most difficult to treat, but Teruna Siahaan’s research discoveries might lead to breakthroughs in treatment. Siahaan, the Aya and Takeru Higuchi Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas, will deliver...

Mon, 11/29/2021 — Kade Townsend, a junior from Topeka at the University of Kansas, has been awarded the Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence through KU’s Center for Undergraduate Research. Townsend is majoring in microbiology and is being...


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