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Mon, 03/15/2021 — 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...

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...

Thu, 03/11/2021 — A new scholarship at the University of Kansas School of Law will support future students while honoring the memory of KU Law graduate Edward Dosh, L'77.

Thu, 03/11/2021 — Much like coronavirus, circulating HIV-1 viruses mutate into diverse variants that pose challenges for scientists developing vaccines to protect people from HIV/AIDS. “AIDS vaccine development has been a decades-long challenge partly because...

Wed, 03/10/2021 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have launched a study to test the outcomes of a career design model, delivered virtually, that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to set and work toward self-determined career...

Tue, 03/09/2021 — The 40th class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors were recently recognized during digital receptions hosted by the University of Kansas. The University Scholars Program is designed to recognize and encourage academically talented...

Tue, 03/09/2021 — LAWRENCE – A new publication from the Spencer Museum of Art, “Perspectives on a Legacy Collection: Sallie Casey Thayer’s Gift to the University of Kansas,” investigates how the benefactor’s founding gift of more than 7,000 objects continues to influence KU’s art museum. Since the Kansas City merchant’s widow donated her multifarious collection in 1917, KU has preserved it, displayed it and, since 1978, housed it in the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, using it to educate and inspire generations of students and citizens alike. The centenary of the gift in 2017 inspired a retrospective exhibition, an original musical and now a 450-page, richly illustrated,

Tue, 03/09/2021 — The prevailing assumption is that U.S. foreign aid is a governmental function. But the reality proves much different. “The majority of foreign aid work is done by private contractors,” said Sheyda Jahanbani, associate professor of history...

Mon, 03/08/2021 — At first glance, the United States and Chile might not seem very similar. But despite their different cultures, languages and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the countries similarly. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases from January...

Mon, 03/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – A new program offered by the University of Kansas School of Law will cover law school entrance exam fees for selected KU students. Preference will be given to diverse candidates and candidates who have financial need. KU students who plan to attend law school are invited to apply for the LSAT Fee Award. Recipients will receive a financial award to cover the registration fee for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Awards may also cover exam reporting costs. For more information, visit the Pre-Law Advising website. Award applications are due by Friday, March 26. A committee will review applications and contact those selected. Awards are available to

Mon, 03/08/2021 — In 2000, Maya Angelou collaborated with Hallmark on the Life Mosaic collection, a commercial partnership that generated criticism given Angelou's success and acclaim as a poet and memoirist.  That partnership will be the topic of...

Fri, 03/05/2021 — LAWRENCE – Michael Krueger said most of the colored pencil drawings, watercolors and prints in his upcoming exhibition, “(Just Like) Starting Over” at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri, were made during the past year of pandemic lockdown, and many of them reflect upon that. One such drawing places the viewer inside a cave, with golden sunlight shining through the entrance. The University of Kansas professor of visual art said in a recent interview that it was one of the first artworks he made at the onset of the pandemic, so he declined to identify the light with COVID-19 vaccines. Perhaps it’s more of a generalized hope, he allowed. Krueger’s March 12-

Fri, 03/05/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host its annual Easter Egg Roll with Dole from March 5 through April 3 with a mix of in-person and online components. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the egg roll celebration will be modified this year to recreate the activities at the institute to increase safety. To reduce group sizes, instead of a single event, the institute will be open to families throughout March. Online elements have been added. The Easter Egg Roll’s Facebook event page will be updated over the course of the month, with Easter-themed videos, crafts, coloring pages and more. Participants are encouraged to tag

Thu, 03/04/2021 — Sponsored research at the University of Kansas supported the salaries of 3,872 people on campus in ...

Thu, 03/04/2021 — A new study from the University of Kansas shows that students’ experience in campus housing is often marked by racial denotations of who belongs in campus spaces and that the shifting idea of universities as businesses can push students into...

Wed, 03/03/2021 — Growing up in the 1980s, Erik Scott experienced the resurgence of Cold War tensions that dominated the decade. “I remember seeing pop culture representations about the Soviet Union through movies like ‘Rocky IV’ and ‘Red Dawn,’”...

Wed, 03/03/2021 — Nineteen voice students with the University of Kansas School of Music will stage a concert this week, performing songs by Black composers including Duke Ellington, Margaret Bonds, Florence Price and H. Leslie Adams. The second annual Lift Every...

Wed, 03/03/2021 — The University of Kansas chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated more than 100 students at the beginning of the spring 2021 semester. The nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students from all academic...

Tue, 03/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is launching its third annual KPR Mug Design Contest, in which the winner’s unique design will be used on the 2021 KPR Membership Coffee Mug. These new mugs will be given to members of KPR at a socially distanced fifth annual Ice Cream Social in the Theatre Lawrence parking lot and during the KPR Mug Drive-Thru events. Further details will be announced in April. The winner will receive a $150 value art supply gift basket from Wonder Fair; a free KPR T-shirt, socks and hat; a $25 Raven Book Store gift certificate; and two mugs. The runner-up will receive a $75 value art supply gift basket from Wonder Fair and a KPR T-shirt. KPR is

Tue, 03/02/2021 — A new study in the journal eLife from researchers at the University of Kansas Department of Molecular Biosciences reveals that virus variants in fruit fly (Drosophila) populations separated by hundreds of miles have been evolving along a...


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