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Mon, 07/22/2019 — On July 30 and 31, the second of 12 Democratic primary debates are scheduled for the 2020 presidential election. The field will feature 20 candidates, with 10 participating each night at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will...

Thu, 07/18/2019 — observant, perceptive and powerful.  Susan Klusmeier, interim vice provost for undergraduate studies, will give opening remarks, and Jennifer Ng, interim vice provost for diversity & equity and associate professor of educational ...

Thu, 07/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will host a Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) for approximately 235 American Fulbrighters from July 21-26. The PDO is for Fulbright U.S. student researchers and English teaching assistants as well as Fulbright U.S. scholars, who will spend up to a year in countries throughout Europe and Eurasia. During the PDO, participants will gain practical information about living and working in a new country, network with other grantees and develop skills related to research and teaching. KU International Affairs (KUIA) and the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) were selected to coordinate the event. From July 21-

Wed, 07/17/2019 — University of Kansas School of Engineering students are preparing for a national championship this month after winning a regional “traffic bowl” competition. "This was a huge win for all of us,” Nikhila Gunda, graduate student in...

Wed, 07/17/2019 — Dec. 7, 1941. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. A date which will live in infamy. But what few people understand is the attack wasn’t limited to Hawaii, and it didn’t actually end Dec. 7. That’s the impetus for a new book titled...

Tue, 07/16/2019 — Imagine printing electronic devices using a simple inkjet printer — or even painting a solar panel onto the wall of a building. Such technology would slash the cost of manufacturing electronic devices and enable new ways to integrate them...

Tue, 07/16/2019 — LAWRENCE – Long before he became ensconced as assistant director of jazz studies at the University of Kansas, “since the beginning of the internet,” saxophonist Matt Otto has been online, offering lessons to the masses. He’d studied at Berklee and The New School, played professionally, including a yearslong stint in Japan, then returned to his native Los Angeles to earn a master’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts. “My saxophone blog, mattotto.org, was one of the very first lesson blogs online,” he said. “Now there are thousands of them. But when I started, I don't think there were any others.” The website, which has had nearly 2 million hits over

Tue, 07/16/2019 — KU Libraries, along with key partners, will host a Software Carpentry workshop. Software Carpentry aims to help University of Kansas researchers work more efficiently by teaching basic research computing skills. The workshop will take place...

Mon, 07/15/2019 — On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 became the first crewed mission to land on the surface of the moon. Considered one of mankind’s most historic achievements, the U.S. mission turned science fiction into reality. This Saturday marks the 50th...

Mon, 07/15/2019 —  As no two students learn the same way, educators are relying more on systems with a variety of methods to improve students’ educational opportunities. To that end, University of Kansas researchers will test a systems-level framework known as...

Fri, 07/12/2019 — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $236,790 grant to the University of Kansas for Donna Ginther, professor of economics and interim director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research, to study the effects of research funding...

Thu, 07/11/2019 — Susan Williams, professor of chemical & petroleum engineering, has been named as the associate dean for academic affairs (ADAA) for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The ADAA leads the school’s academic affairs at the...

Thu, 07/11/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art has earned a grant of $650,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) for the next five years. A 2015 award of $487,000 from the Mellon Foundation launched IARI...

Thu, 07/11/2019 — College philosophy classes may open your mind to new ways of thinking. But can they really affect how you behave? The answer is yes, according to a new study. “In the current environment where people are not reasoning so well, it is...

Wed, 07/10/2019 — LAWRENCE – First, the indigenous people of Central America’s Northern Triangle region were economically marginalized. Then they were massacred in the ideological civil war that raged across El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during the 1980s and early ’90s. Now, climate change has driven many to starvation. No wonder, then, that thousands are streaming north through Mexico, with their arrival and the Trump administration’s crackdown creating a sociopolitical humanitarian crisis on the United States’ southern border. “Many of the flood of Central American migrants arriving at the border are coming straight from the area where I’ve done research since 1990. In

Wed, 07/10/2019 — Over the past 40 years, the population of women in state prisons across the United States has increased by 834 percent. While men continue to be the vast majority of the prison population, the rate of incarceration of women is growing. Of the 1...

Tue, 07/09/2019 — Fourth-year University of Kansas architecture student Ashley Farrow was selected to receive a national Phi Kappa Phi fellowship as she completes her master’s degree. The $8,500 award from the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society...

Tue, 07/09/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries have announced the 2019 Research Sprints participants: Sara Gregg, associate professor of history and environmental studies, and Melissa Peterson, lecturer for the Applied English Center. As a result of...

Mon, 07/08/2019 — Students in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas received $67,000 in awards and scholarship for outstanding academic achievement as part of the department’s spring awards. Graduate students received scholarships to assist...

Mon, 07/08/2019 — LAWRENCE – Can we tolerate intolerance? If so, how? And why should we? Like someone dreading a holiday-dinner encounter with a bigoted family member, those are the questions playwright Paris Crayton III and director Markus Potter pose with the initial workshop production of “Chasing Gods” this month. Set in the aftermath of the 2016 shooting massacre of 49 patrons at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, “Chasing Gods” examines the family life of a fundamentalist Christian clergywoman, Deidra Curtis, who is compelled to use biblical scripture to condemn the lifestyle of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s in its first production with the Kansas Repertory Theatre, in association with


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