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Fri, 07/17/2020 — The University of Kansas will host lifelong disability rights champion and leader Judith Heumann as part of its celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA became law on July 26, 1990. Heumann’s...

Thu, 07/16/2020 — LAWRENCE – The School of Social Welfare has announced the appointment of Kim Warren, associate professor in history, as the new associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion beginning July 1. Warren will be joining the school in an administrative and research capacity.  “Diversity, equity and inclusion are top guiding principles for our school and are central to our mission,” said Michelle Mohr Carney, dean of the social welfare school. “Finding a leader who supports and honors these values was crucial, and we are confident that we have found in Kim an associate dean that will partner with our DEI coordinator and our DEI council to enhance and advance this 

Thu, 07/16/2020 — Just below ground, an ancient and poorly understood relationship plays out between plants and microbes that infuse the soil. Now, with a three-year, $720,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers from the University of Kansas...

Thu, 07/16/2020 — Five University of Kansas visual communication design students have received 2020 American Advertising Federation of Kansas City (AAF-KC) Foundation Scholarships.   According to their website, the AAF-KC Foundation “awards annual...

Thu, 07/16/2020 — A longtime environmental engineering professor at the University of Kansas is being honored with an endowed professorship in his name. The friends and family of Ross McKinney, who developed and directed the university’s environmental...

Wed, 07/15/2020 — While serving for six years in the U.S. Army, Michael Hill trained at Fort Benning and Fort Gordon in Georgia and Fort Polk in Louisiana. “For all that the Army does to try to educate soldiers and build ‘esprit de corps,’ I never was...

Tue, 07/14/2020 — are part of the mystery that has surrounded the scrolls since their 1947 discovery became known to the world. In Molly Zahn's new book, “Genres of Rewriting in Second Temple Judaism” (Cambridge University Press), the University of Kansas...

Tue, 07/14/2020 — Mario Medina, associate professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, was named associate dean for academic affairs for the University of Kansas School of Engineering, effective July 1. Medina will lead the school’s...

Mon, 07/13/2020 — The Kansas State Department of Education and Achievement & Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas have announced a five-year, $29.9 million contract to develop, deliver and support the statewide assessment program for Kansas,...

Mon, 07/13/2020 — and the subsequent Black Lives/All Lives Matter arguments on social media — hardly surprised her. “America has peaks of intercultural or interracial communication where there are public displays of antagonism in a cyclical way, in the sense...

Mon, 07/13/2020 — The Washington, D.C., NFL football team announced Monday it would retire the name “Redskins” and the accompanying logo, following increased pressure in recent weeks to end the use of a word that is defined in most dictionaries as a racial...

Thu, 07/09/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the winners of the 2020 Robert E. Hemenway Public Service Award, 2020 Senator Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholarship and the 2020 civic engagement essay contest.

Thu, 07/09/2020 — Thomas Jefferson had a busy weekend. Between the premiere of “Hamilton,” which prominently features the third president, and a current movement to tear down his monuments due to his slave-owning legacy, the Founding Father continues to...

Thu, 07/09/2020 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance recognized 80 students as recipients of its year-end awards and scholarships, totaling nearly $200,000 in financial support. “We are thankful for the many generous alumni and friends...

Wed, 07/08/2020 — Layers of limestone, coal and other rocks formed about 310 million years ago and now found on or near the surface throughout Bourbon County are featured on a newly revised map available from the Kansas Geological Survey. An update to the KGS...

Wed, 07/08/2020 —  A new book offers key insights on how to sustain a healthy social life through technology during COVID-19.  Jeffrey Hall, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, had no idea his book “Relating Through...

Wed, 07/08/2020 — A team from the University of Kansas Center for Community Health and Development has partnered with Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health and other community organizations to track and assess the countywide public health response to the...

Wed, 07/08/2020 — Social media plays a large role in today's journalism practices, from media personalities sharing headlines to reporting what the president tweeted. In non-Western countries, social media and digital technology are changing the face of...

Wed, 07/08/2020 — LAWRENCE – If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system, you can do that all from the comfort of your home as Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only, is going virtual this year. What normally is a two-day sale in the fall is transitioning into a series of online virtual sales to benefit Audio-Reader. “Given the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution and safety for the community, our staff and our volunteers, we decided to change our event to a series of virtual sales,” said Beth McKenzie, development director of Audio-Reader. The first virtual sale begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, July

Tue, 07/07/2020 — When Free State High School mathematics teacher Annette McDonald first learned about a possible way to improve learning by letting students make decisions as part of the process, she was skeptical. After all, the curriculum was set, and students...


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