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Mon, 04/05/2021 — The University of Kansas Dance Company will present its Spring Concert online, highlighting the many stimuli people experience as they move physically and virtually through the world. Six KU Department of Theatre & Dance faculty members...

Mon, 04/05/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has selected Travis Goff to serve as its next director of athletics, Chancellor Douglas Girod announced today. Goff currently serves as the deputy director of athletics and assistant vice president at Northwestern University. In this role, he is a member of the executive staff responsible for all high-level decisions and is a sport administrator for the football, volleyball and baseball programs. Before joining Northwestern, he served as associate athletics director for external affairs at Tulane University. Prior to that, he worked in athletics development at KU, where he also earned his undergraduate degree. (Read his

Fri, 04/02/2021 — Three friends and members of the executive board of the Chemistry Club at the University of Kansas received some good news about the future of their planned careers in STEM fields late last week. Anton Barybin, Emma Cosner and Jonah Stiel —...

Fri, 04/02/2021 — The Association of American Universities has named Jennifer Ng to its newly created Advisory Board on Racial Equity in Higher Education. Ng will be part of a subgroup focused on the recruitment of graduate students and faculty. Ng is KU’s...

Thu, 04/01/2021 — IHAWKe, the umbrella organization for diversity and women’s programs at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021 with virtual and in-person events, as well as a scholarship fundraising campaign,

Thu, 04/01/2021 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will livestream the third installment of its series “A Conversation on Race” on Wednesday, April 14, on the institute’s YouTube channel. The event,...

Thu, 04/01/2021 — Demand for in-home long-term services and supports has been steadily growing in the United States in recent years, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only increased need — while also increasing risk of transmission. University of Kansas researchers...

Wed, 03/31/2021 — Kansas Debate's historic run at the National Debate Tournament, hosted by Harvard University, ended March 30 at the semifinals. The University of Kansas team of Azja Butler, Lansing, and Ross Fitzpatrick, Leawood, lost a hard-fought 3-2 split...

Wed, 03/31/2021 — New research from the University of Kansas published in Earth-Science Reviews offers insight into one of the world’s most powerful monsoon systems: the Indian summer monsoon. The study details how the monsoon, of vital social and economic...

Wed, 03/31/2021 — The University of Kansas Life Span Institute is partnering with the Baylor College of Medicine to host the 54th annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research and Theory in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities from April 5 to April 8. First...

Wed, 03/31/2021 — Four faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2021 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. The annual awards recognize...

Wed, 03/31/2021 — A livestream event at 6 p.m. April 8 will highlight research by University of Kansas faculty and students through an emerging collaboration between the Spencer Museum of Art’s Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) and Arts at CERN, the...

Tue, 03/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – Whereas most people look at Antoine Vollon’s sumptuous painting “Mound of Butter” and see pure, yellow joy, Marni Kessler sees a severed head and underlying rancidity. It's the same sort of thing when the University of Kansas professor of the history of art looks at Edouard Manet’s “Fish (Still Life)" and Edgar Degas’ “Portrait of a Man” bracketed by cuts of meat. Kessler’s new book, “Discomfort Food: The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art” (University of Minnesota Press, 2021), explains in sometimes personal as well as exquisitely researched historical detail a series of paintings of food by French masters in ways different than

Tue, 03/30/2021 — The University of Kansas team of Azja Butler, Lansing, and Ross Fitzpatrick, Leawood, has reached the Final Four at the National Debate Tournament hosted by Harvard University. They are the 18th KU team to reach the Final Four of the national...

Tue, 03/30/2021 — The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 50 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2022 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program...

Mon, 03/29/2021 — Recent incidents of racial discrimination and violence against Asians and Asian Americans in the United States have prompted critical discussions about how to talk about such biases with younger age groups. New research from the University of...

Mon, 03/29/2021 — The phrase “to see red” means to become angry. But for investors, seeing red takes on a whole different meaning. That’s the premise behind a new article by William Bazley, assistant professor of finance at the University of...

Mon, 03/29/2021 — After three days of opening events, all three University of Kansas teams competing in the National Debate Tournament have qualified for the single elimination rounds. The tournament continues today, March 29. This is the second time KU has...

Fri, 03/26/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering is partnering with a south-central Kansas community on a federal pilot project to test energy-efficient materials in public sector buildings — an experiment that could reduce the kinds of...

Thu, 03/25/2021 — LAWRENCE – As with clothing, musical fashions come and go, seemingly without coordination among tastemakers. And for the past 20 or 30 years, one particular musical figure has come to symbolize the fuzzy line between life and death in TV and movie soundtracks. That’s the thesis of a scholarly article by Scott Murphy, University of Kansas professor of music. Published in most recent edition of the journal Theory & Practice, “S as a Latter-Day H: Mortally Liminal SLIDEs in Recent Popular Film and Television” compares the musical figure denoted by theorists as “S” or “SLIDE” with the different figure denoted as “H” that preceded it as the signifier of that


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