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Thu, 06/18/2020 — A University of Kansas law student was recently selected as the first runner-up in a national writing competition for her paper on how restrictive voter ID laws make it harder for transgender individuals to vote. Third-year law student Ellen...

Thu, 06/18/2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn, the University of Kansas Midwestern Music Camp continued its 85-year-old tradition online and free of charge. The camp brought together 1,930 virtual students, KU School of Music...

Thu, 06/18/2020 — When COVID-19 prompted the closure of the University of Kansas campus, Dana Lattin had faith that students in KU Transition to Postsecondary Education, or TPE, could adapt to their new online experiences. That’s because TPE is based on...

Wed, 06/17/2020 —   LAWRENCE – To get on the good side of a new boss, colleague or acquaintance in a business meeting, leave your cellphone stashed in your pocket or purse. That is the implication of a new study conducted by Cameron Piercy, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies, and Greta Underhill, KU doctoral candidate. “Expectations of technology use during meetings: An experimental test of manager policy, device use, and task acknowledgment” was published in the journal Mobile Media & Communication. Looking at your phone during a meeting is akin to “phubbing,” or snubbing, your interlocutor in a strictly social setting, the study found. The

Wed, 06/17/2020 — Researchers are examining policies that can help bring the global economy back on track. “But the question remains if traditional economic theorizing is up to that task to deal with a crisis like this — particularly a crisis that’s...

Tue, 06/16/2020 — Two juniors majoring in STEM fields are the latest University of Kansas students to earn scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Angelica Lang, who studies molecular, cellular & developmental biology with a minor in...

Mon, 06/15/2020 — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 today that federal employment discrimination laws apply to LGBT individuals, in essence ruling that they cannot be fired for being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Justices Neil Gorsuch and Chief Justice...

Mon, 06/15/2020 — The U.S. Supreme Court announced today it had declined to hear challenges to qualified immunity, which gives government workers, including police officers, broad protections when accused of violating constitutional rights. The protection has...

Mon, 06/15/2020 — It’s been estimated that up to 88% of survivors of rape or molestation suffer from persistent nightmares that can occur multiple times per week, seemingly at random. A new study from psychologists at the University of Kansas just published in...

Fri, 06/12/2020 — Three cadets from University of Kansas Army ROTC received commissions into the U.S. Army during a live virtual commissioning ceremony from the Pentagon on Friday, June 12. Participating in the National Commissioning Ceremony are Cadets Joseph...

Thu, 06/11/2020 —  The University of Kansas’s new, online Undergraduate Certificate in Public and Population Health provides critical training during an unprecedented time in the world. Offered in collaboration between the KU Edwards Campus and KU Medical...

Thu, 06/11/2020 — Cool Science, a National Science Foundation-funded program that integrates science and art to promote understanding of extreme weather events, will offer remote programming this year for children and adults in Kansas, Missouri and Massachusetts.

Wed, 06/10/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will livestream a special event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. “A Conversation on Race” will be hosted by Barbara Ballard, senior associate director of...

Wed, 06/10/2020 — “Nobody worries about the supply chain until something goes wrong,” said Joe Walden, the assistant area director in analytics, information and operations management at the University of Kansas. “Just look at the pandemic. Nobody gave the...

Wed, 06/10/2020 — LAWRENCE – A new project at the University of Kansas School of Law aims to meet community needs for legal services and provide hands-on learning to law students. Through the KU Law Legal Corps, students will bolster their legal research and writing skills while working on projects such as preparing documents, assessing community legal needs and summarizing recent court decisions. Summer 2020 Legal Corps projects include pro bono opportunities with regional nonprofit organizations and government agencies, as well as internships with Kansas Legal Services (KLS). Students will work on pro bono projects such as developing documents for the Access to Justice Committee

Tue, 06/09/2020 — Researchers from the University of Kansas are monitoring and evaluating COVID-19 response activities in 47 African countries. The project — in partnership with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa — is led by KU’s...

Tue, 06/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – Fifty-one University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 2,578 hours of free legal services over the past year. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, helped clients expunge past criminal convictions, represented the interests of children in foster care as court-appointed special advocates and worked with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, prosecutors’ offices and public defenders’ offices. “Despite having many demands on their time, KU Law students are dedicated to serving the public good,” said Meredith Schnug, clinical associate professor and chair of KU Law’s Pro Bono Committee. “Through pro bono service,

Tue, 06/09/2020 — Twenty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 4. Deputy Lauren Tucker of the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office was the graduating class president. The ceremony was held in...

Tue, 06/09/2020 — Frank Weinhold is the new chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He began his position June 1. Weinhold has extensive experience in hospital pharmacy and pharmacy management. He was most...

Mon, 06/08/2020 — To help fulfill the increasing demand for healthy and safe food consumption, the University of Kansas is launching a new online undergraduate certificate in nutrition this fall through a collaboration between its Edwards Campus and KU Medical...


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