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Fri, 09/25/2020 — Richard L. (Dick) Schiefelbusch, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; longtime director of the Bureau of Child Research and namesake of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, died Sept.

Fri, 09/25/2020 —  Jerry Mitchell, investigative reporter for the Clarion-Ledger, MacArthur Fellow and co-founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, will talk about his new book, "Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder...

Wed, 09/23/2020 — The University of Kansas will celebrate its 108th Homecoming Sept. 28-Oct. 3, culminating in the KU football game against Oklahoma State on Oct. 3 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The theme for this year’s event is “Rock Chalk Around...

Wed, 09/23/2020 — Every community has been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic, and while all have experienced some sort of negative outcomes, no two communities have been affected in the same way. That lack of a roadmap or template can make recovery difficult,...

Wed, 09/23/2020 — A major new research project headquartered at the University of Kansas will investigate how intermittent streams — the half of the world’s streams that flow only part of the year — support both the environment and humankind. Intermittent...

Wed, 09/23/2020 — Some essential workers might agree to work a certain job for money. Some might do so out of a sense of duty. Others might be pressured to say “yes” to their work. “Honestly, who can easily walk away from the job without any backup plan or...

Wed, 09/23/2020 — Dr. Jeffrey Burns has been hailed by his peers for putting the University of Kansas Medical Center on the map in Alzheimer’s disease research — in particular, demonstrating how aerobic exercise benefits cognitive function and helps slow...

Tue, 09/22/2020 — Seventy new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Sept. 18 at a ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The large class size was designed to prevent disruption to Kansas law...

Tue, 09/22/2020 — A distinguished professor and Black writing, literary and cultural studies scholar in the Department of English at the University of Kansas is the 2020 Chancellors Club Teaching Award recipient. Maryemma Graham is a University Distinguished...

Mon, 09/21/2020 — Many students face challenges staying focused and on task in the classroom. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many homes into classrooms, those struggles have become even more challenging for parents, students and teachers....

Mon, 09/21/2020 — A University of Kansas program with a commitment to developing potential in faculty has announced its newest cohort. The Senior Administrative Fellows Program, which began in 1993, cultivates the leadership skills and organizational know-how of...

Fri, 09/18/2020 — A new book by University of Kansas faculty member Kelly Kindscher and three co-authors is the first published compilation of traditional plant uses of the Arikara Tribe. The work, "Sahnish (Arikara) Ethnobotany," serves as a regional ethnobotany...

Fri, 09/18/2020 — The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra (KUSO), led by Carolyn Watson, conductor and director of orchestral activities, was honored earlier this month with a 2019-20 American Prize for Orchestral Performance (second place,...

Fri, 09/18/2020 — Nine faculty members at the University of Kansas have been recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. “These educators have earned the respect of their peers and have demonstrated their ability to help our students attain...

Thu, 09/17/2020 — This fall, eight University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Thu, 09/17/2020 — How should people make decisions when the outcomes of their choices are uncertain, and the uncertainty is described by probability theory? That’s the question faced by Prakash Shenoy, the Ronald G. Harper Distinguished Professor of Artificial...

Wed, 09/16/2020 — A University of Kansas astronomer played a key role on the team that today announced the first-ever discovery of a planet orbiting a white dwarf star. The finding, published in Nature, shows the likely presence of a Jupiter-sized planet, named...

Wed, 09/16/2020 — In recent years, there has been a growing push to include arts in the widely accepted STEM focus in American education. Yet, making such a transition requires time, training and, perhaps most importantly, a willingness to explore new ways to...

Wed, 09/16/2020 — Red Hot Research will return this fall in a different setting. The series, sponsored by The Commons at the University of Kansas, will take place over Zoom and feature most of the trademark elements of the traditional in-person event as it shifts...

Tue, 09/15/2020 — Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Mexican American to be named the U.S. poet laureate, will give a talk this week for the Hall Center for the Humanities. "An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, and...


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