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Wed, 03/25/2020 — FDR and democratic socialism. Immigration and the human rights of people forced to flee across borders and oceans. What makes a heart-wrenching photo go viral. The issues that inspired and, in turn, are raised by the new album “Freedom from...

Tue, 03/24/2020 — When debate was swirling around fate of undocumented youths, well-intentioned advocates often couched their appeals for policy relief in the claim that the young people had come to the country “through no fault of their own.” This argument...

Tue, 03/24/2020 — LAWRENCE – Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Kansas, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (NAEd). The academy consists of U.S. members and international associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education. “It is a great honor to be elected into the National Academy of Education,” Zhao said. “I am proud to be a faculty member at KU, and I am grateful for all the support I have received from the leadership team and my colleagues.” Zhao previously served as the presidential chair and director of the

Tue, 03/24/2020 — While everybody these days has an opinion about science that affects us all, the wisest approach still involves consulting with key experts in the field. That also applies to funding research, according to a new article affirming that peer...

Mon, 03/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The truth of that saying was revealed once again to Lance Rake when he traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, last year to develop a delivery version of the bamboo bicycles for which he is known. Without what he called proper tools or even flat surfaces on which to work, the University of Kansas professor of industrial design and his partners at Nepal’s Abari Foundation developed a working prototype of an electric-assisted, bamboo-bodied tricycle whose use holds the promise of reducing pollution in the historic city center. Last spring, Rake won a Fulbright Global Scholar Award for his proposal to spend six months in

Fri, 03/20/2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the Jayhawk community, many people are wondering what they can do to help. In response, KU Endowment is establishing a COVID-19 Emergency Relief fund. "From the student senate to alumni to faculty...

Thu, 03/19/2020 — Average groundwater levels in central and western Kansas held fairly steady during 2019 as annual precipitation rates were near to above average in much of the state, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological...

Tue, 03/17/2020 — When a partial fossil specimen of a primordial marine worm was unearthed in Utah in 1969, scientists had a tough go identifying it. Usually, such worms are recognized and categorized by the arrangement of little knobs on their plates. But in...

Tue, 03/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 48 programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program retained its top spot among all universities, and its special education program ranked first among public schools. The local government management program has held that spot since 1998. Some of the programs with the largest increases in rank among public schools include audiology, up 10 spots; public finance and budgeting, up seven spots; environmental/environmental health engineering, up six spots; civil engineering

Tue, 03/17/2020 — Jason Hornberger, University of Kansas senior associate vice provost for finance, is one of 16 university business leaders from across the country who will take part in a selective leadership development program. The National Association of...

Mon, 03/16/2020 — In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country have joined countless other institutions in closing their doors to prevent large gatherings. While some have closed temporarily, others are keeping students away...

Mon, 03/16/2020 —  Revolutionizing the way humans practice agriculture by implementing new practices supported by international bodies might sound like a radical idea. Yet it's possible, according to a University of Kansas legal expert whose new book shares how...

Mon, 03/16/2020 — In an era when reality and hoax can look the same on the internet, a new podcast is giving listeners the scoop from people who know what they’re talking about. “When Experts Attack!” brings listeners into a conversation with a specialist...

Fri, 03/13/2020 — A pair of students on the University of Kansas debate team reached the Final Four in the American Debate Association National Championship. The national collegiate debate season ended early due to the potential spread of COVID-19. The National...

Thu, 03/12/2020 — There are no shortages of opinions about Caitlyn Jenner. But how the transgender celebrity has influenced the attitudes of others remains the basis for a new article by Patrick Miller, an associate professor of political science at the...

Wed, 03/11/2020 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 6. Derrick Crisenbery of the Hays Police Department was the graduating class president, and Winfield Chief of Police Robbie...

Tue, 03/10/2020 — Research has long shown that people who spend time in jail or have high levels of contact with law enforcement are less likely to be politically engaged. University of Kansas researcher Brandon Davis has published a study detailing what types of...

Mon, 03/09/2020 — Like other farmers, U.S. hop farmers face pressure from environmental change and a global marketplace. And like farmers of commodity crops, hop farmers rely on technologies to collect data and make data-driven decisions. Unlike most other farmers,

Fri, 03/06/2020 — Reported crimes are down on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus, according to statistics released today by the KU Office of Public Safety.  KU Public Safety took reports of 483 criminal offenses on campus in calendar year 2019, which...

Fri, 03/06/2020 — LAWRENCE – It's almost as if Henry Bial spent his whole career preparing to direct “Indecent,” which runs March 20-29 at the University of Kansas. A professor and chairman of the Department of Theatre & Dance, Bial is the author of “Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage” (2015) and “Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen” (2005, both from University of Michigan Press). His interest in Jews on stage is why KU is one of the first to produce playwright Paula Vogel’s not-quite-musical, which premiered in 2015 and dramatizes the cause celebre created by the first lesbian kiss on a Broadway stage nearly a century ago. The real-


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