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Tue, 09/01/2020 — We live in an era in which misinformation is readily available and seemingly credible sources easily share unreliable information quickly. With dubious information so prevalent, it is especially pressing for students to be able to fully evaluate...

Mon, 08/31/2020 — Kristin Bowman-James, University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, will be the recipient of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Inorganic Chemistry. This is Bowman-James’ first major national award, and she is only the...

Mon, 08/31/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering has formed a new advisory board of recent graduates to advise the school’s faculty and staff as they prepare students to enter the engineering field. The group, formally known as the Recent...

Mon, 08/31/2020 — There was a time when politicians didn’t pay much attention to the middle class. Or at least politicians didn’t claim they did. “Through the 19th century, almost nobody self-consciously thought about themselves as middle class,” said...

Fri, 08/28/2020 — The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the University of Kansas is launching its fall seminar series with a talk by a nationally recognized researcher in the use of psilocybin as treatment for addiction, anxiety and...

Fri, 08/28/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has appointed Nisha Fernando as director of the Interior Architecture program. “We are so glad to have Nisha join our community,” said Joe Colistra, chair of the architecture...

Fri, 08/28/2020 — Engineering students at the University of Kansas will have a new opportunity to learn more about the business side of their profession in a new lecture series starting this fall. The Career Accelerator Lecture Series will feature members of the...

Fri, 08/28/2020 — Professor Holly Storkel, the associate dean for academic innovation and student success in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas, has been appointed to a part-time position as vice provost, focused on academic...

Wed, 08/26/2020 — In 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act, the most recent piece of major federal education policy, required and incentivized states to address the needs of individual learners through practices including personalized learning. University of...

Wed, 08/26/2020 — Jim Butler, senior scientist and geohydrologist at the Kansas Geological Survey, is the 2020 recipient of the National Ground Water Association’s M. King Hubbert Award. The association’s highest scientific honor, the award is given annually...

Tue, 08/25/2020 — In the years since a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, some states have passed laws that have made it more difficult for minority and low-income Americans to vote. Those laws can also...

Tue, 08/25/2020 — LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas professors contend in a new paper that you can bring together two seemingly unrelated classes to the benefit of each if they have “(e)nough connective tissue ... for grafts to take hold and grow, and enough difference to generate new possibilities.” Michelle Heffner Hayes, professor of theatre & dance, and Sherrie Tucker, professor of American studies, published an article in the journal Critical Studies in Improvisation titled “Grafting and other Ramifications: Improvisation Across American Studies and Dance,” which details their collaborations in 2008 and 2012. In those years, they team-taught a group of undergraduate

Tue, 08/25/2020 — During war, the costs of conflict must be outweighed by measurable gains. That also applies to a trade war. “Yet major economic issues with China remain unresolved with no end in sight,” said Jack Zhang, assistant professor of political...

Mon, 08/24/2020 — Schools across the country are reopening, and students are returning to classrooms with many questions lingering beyond how they will stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic has affected communities of color disproportionately,...

Mon, 08/24/2020 — University of Kansas students looking to supplement their income for the fall semester can search for available jobs and schedule appointments with potential employers at an event this week hosted by the University Career Center. The University...

Mon, 08/24/2020 — A University of Kansas series dedicated to increasing the number of women’s voices in civic spaces across the state will begin fall programming this week with a virtual panel discussion that will include DeAngela Burns-Wallace, the Kansas...

Thu, 08/20/2020 — Between a decline in biodiversity and a series of extinction events, the Late Devonian period was not the most hospitable time on Earth.  And then came one or more supernovae explosions whose resulting ionizing radiation was the final push...

Thu, 08/20/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kent Blansett has won rave reviews for his 2018 book, “A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement” (Yale University Press). The paperback comes out Sept. 8. It’s been optioned for a movie. An exhibition based on his research is up right now on the former prison island in San Francisco Bay, marking the 50th anniversary of the monthslong occupation led by Oakes’ organization Indians of All Tribes.  But the University of Kansas’ new Langston Hughes Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and of History hopes for one further outcome from his book’s publication: justice for Oakes in the form of a new trial for the man who

Tue, 08/18/2020 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should anticipate heavier traffic than normal from Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 20-23, as many Student Housing residents will move in on those days. Also, many residents staged their...

Tue, 08/18/2020 — University of Kansas architecture professor Lou Michel had a way of making an impression on his students. “My classmates and I would poke fun at his double-knit leisure suits and ascots, but he really knew his stuff,” said Scott Davies, who...


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