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Fri, 03/06/2020 — The University of Kansas Libraries have announced the recipients of the fifth annual Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award winners, Sherri Smith and Charisse Burden-Stelly.  Smith is a faculty member of the Creative Writing MFA...

Thu, 03/05/2020 — Six assistant professors at the University of Kansas have each received a prestigious grant designed to help early-career faculty members in STEM disciplines establish a lifetime of leadership in their respective fields. The National Science...

Thu, 03/05/2020 — Women’s advancement in most science disciplines has risen during this century, but that has not proven true for the field of economics. Donna Ginther, the Dean’s Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, has taken on that career...

Thu, 03/05/2020 — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced today that she will end her presidential campaign, becoming the last woman to exit the race. Warren’s departure brings to an end an election season that originally saw a record number of women seeking the...

Thu, 03/05/2020 — Two alumni have established a new scholarship to honor a former University of Kansas School of Engineering professor who died in 2014. Brian and Helen Burke recently gave a gift to establish the memorial scholarship fund in architectural...

Thu, 03/05/2020 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Wed, 03/04/2020 — Some children in the U.S. grow up under severe disadvantage in terms of the amount and quality of language they are exposed to in their earliest years. Researchers have documented that some children are exposed to roughly 30 million fewer words...

Wed, 03/04/2020 —  Individuals with disabilities or who identify as LGBTQ+ often encounter difficulties in navigating the American health care system. A new study from the University of Kansas has found that people with autism spectrum disorder who identify as...

Wed, 03/04/2020 — Ibram Kendi, a New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international relations, and the founding director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate...

Tue, 03/03/2020 — A vice provost at the University of Idaho is the final candidate who will take part in on-campus interviews for the vice provost of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. Cher Hendricks will make a public presentation from 4 to 5 p.m.

Tue, 03/03/2020 — David Slusky, University of Kansas associate professor of economics, will give the annual Seaver Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Hall Center for the Humanities.   Slusky will present “What to Expect When You’re...

Tue, 03/03/2020 — Even though two of the last three U.S. presidents were elected without earning the popular vote, the Electoral College still remains the method used for selecting the national leader. But a new book titled “The Twenty-Eighth Amendment? Beyond...

Mon, 03/02/2020 — LAWRENCE – Special guests Bobby Watson, Helen Sung and Mike Rodriguez will headline the University of Kansas School of Music’s 43rd Annual Jazz Festival on March 6. Friday's festival will include a concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas that will celebrate the music of Charlie Parker. For more than four decades, the KU Jazz Festival has been one of the focal points for jazz performance and education in the central United States, providing the region an opportunity to hear and learn from world-class jazz musicians and educators. The evening concerts feature a first-rate lineup of some of the most important and exciting musicians in the world of

Mon, 03/02/2020 — KU Professional and Continuing Education recently graduated its 500th student from KU Boot Camps, an education partnership between the Edwards Campus and Trilogy Education Services. KU’s 24-week boot camp programs teach students valuable coding,

Mon, 03/02/2020 —  The history of education is a complex topic even when it is focused on just one country. A University of Kansas researcher has co-edited the first-ever international handbook of the history of education, documenting not only the major...

Mon, 03/02/2020 — The University of Kansas Lawrence campus will conduct an all-systems test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. The emergency tests coincide with the National Weather Service’s 2020 Severe Weather Awareness Week from...

Mon, 03/02/2020 — In Part II of the “Educate & Act: Civic Engagement in 2020” series, experts will speak to the process of voting, with specific attention to voting in Douglas County in 2020. The event will take place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3,...

Fri, 02/28/2020 — The University of Kansas is set to rename a premier research facility in honor of the chancellor who made it a reality. KU will change the name of its Integrated Science Building to Gray-Little Hall in honor of former Chancellor Bernadette...

Fri, 02/28/2020 — It has been more than 25 years since Patricia Gaston was co-editor of The Dallas Morning News’ series “Violence Against Women: A Question of Human Rights,” but the problems addressed in the 15-part series are far from being...

Fri, 02/28/2020 — The interim leader for undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas is the third of four candidates who will take part in on-campus interviews for the vice provost of undergraduate studies at KU. Susan Klusmeier will make a public...


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