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Thu, 03/25/2021 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Randall Fuller will present “The Last Days and Forgotten Life of Martha E. Hunt, Transcendentalist” as his inaugural Distinguished Professor Lecture. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, March 29. Members of the KU community can register to attend the virtual Zoom webinar. The lecture will be recorded for those unable to attend and posted to the Faculty Development website.   Fuller is the Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the KU Department of English, a rank he has held since August 2017. He will explore the lingering impression of Hunt, a mid-19th-century schoolteacher

Wed, 03/24/2021 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Ann Lindbloom, an instructional designer for the KU Center for Online & Distance Learning. She died March 15. “I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Ann Lindbloom, a...

Tue, 03/23/2021 — Two University of Kansas researchers have contributed chapters for a book on the history of disability as part of public health and how insurance influences health outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Jean Hall and Dot Nary contributed...

Tue, 03/23/2021 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 19 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Deputy Eli Miller of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was...

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Mon, 03/22/2021 — The 1925 Scopes Trial remains the most high-profile case to pit religion against science. Nearly a century later, that battle continues. “Anti-evolution didn’t die the way some people thought it would in 1925. It just slowed down for a...

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Mon, 03/22/2021 — When a franchise buys a superstar like Tom Brady or LeBron James, the team tends to win more games. But do the fans follow? How much team loyalty is purchased along with an expensive star? Maybe not as much as some owners might hope — in the...

Fri, 03/19/2021 — The American Institute of Architects in Kansas (AIA Kansas) awarded a team of University of Kansas Department of Architecture faculty members the 2020 AIA Kansas Honor Award for Unbuilt Design for their Sydney Alternative Housing Ideas...

Fri, 03/19/2021 — A graduate student in the University of Kansas School of Engineering has been granted a prestigious federal fellowship to help make bridges on the nation’s highways safer for travelers. Jordan Nutter, a second-year master's student in civil...

Fri, 03/19/2021 — The University Press of Kansas Board of Trustees, which is composed of the provosts from each of the six Kansas Regents institutions, has confirmed University of Kansas Dean of Libraries Kevin L. Smith to serve as director of the University...

Thu, 03/18/2021 — A University of Kansas political scientist is among 25 scholars from across the nation named to the 2021 Wilson China Fellowship class. Jack Zhang, assistant professor of political science, was awarded the China-focused nonresidential...

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Thu, 03/18/2021 — The University of Kansas has nominated a junior for the Beinecke Scholarship Program. Each year the Beinecke Scholarship offers 20 scholarships to undergraduates who intend to pursue a research-focused master’s or doctoral program in the arts,...

Thu, 03/18/2021 — Israel’s fourth in two years — before results are finalized, but “master of his domain” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is highly likely to come out on top again, according to an expert on Israeli demographics. Rami Zeedan is an...

Wed, 03/17/2021 — Safi Bahcall, a bestselling author, biotech entrepreneur and business consultant, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium Lecture at the University of Kansas. Bahcall will present “Strategy in Times of Crisis”...

Wed, 03/17/2021 — The introduction of gender-neutral restrooms into public and private spaces is a departure from more than a century of policies put in place to ostensibly “protect” women in business, schools and the military. New University of Kansas...

Tue, 03/16/2021 — The University of Kansas has qualified a third team for the National Debate Tournament later this month.  Mickey McMahon, a sophomore from Leawood, and Michael Scott, a sophomore from Glenview, Illinois, have received an at-large qualification...

Tue, 03/16/2021 — LAWRENCE – If Israel wants to regain the loyalty of its crucial Arab Druze minority, it will have to scrap the controversial 2018 nation-state law and recommit to the democratic principles of its Declaration of Independence. That tall order is laid out in a recent scholarly article by an Israeli Druze assistant professor of Jewish studies at the University of Kansas. But Rami Zeedan said even strongly Zionistic Jewish audiences are open to hearing his critique these days. They understand that the new, quasi-constitutional law enshrining Israel as the national home of the Jews alone threatens the social contract between Israel’s Jewish majority and its model Arab

Tue, 03/16/2021 — High-energy experimental particle physicists from the University of Kansas stand at the forefront of a major discovery by the D0 and TOTEM collaborations from tests at the Large Hadron Collider (the world’s largest particle accelerator,...

Tue, 03/16/2021 — LAWRENCE – In the year since COVID-19 was designated a global pandemic, individuals and groups have found new ways to engage in thoughtful decision-making. University of Kansas social sciences researchers will offer their expertise in a two-part series, “Mapping Behavior Around the Virus: Behavioral Scientists Examine Activity amid COVID-19 Pandemic,” to explore lessons from the last year.  The first event, at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 18, will feature four members of the Faculty Advising on COVID Team (FACT), whose research addresses the following questions: What did we know before March 2020 about trends in human behavior amid natural disasters? What did we learn

Tue, 03/16/2021 — A new program offered by the University of Kansas School of Law and KU’s Applied English Center will help international students improve their English skills while learning about the U.S. legal system. The Legal English Program is a one-month...

Mon, 03/15/2021 — Social workers are trained to help people in times of crisis. But what happens when those professionals are experiencing a crisis along with the rest of society? University of Kansas social welfare researchers and students have created a body of...


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