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Fri, 01/22/2016 — A recognized authority in several areas of education will soon bring his expertise to the University of Kansas as its newest Foundation Distinguished Professor. Yong Zhao, the presidential chair and professor in the Department of Educational...

Fri, 01/22/2016 — Four candidates will make public presentations in the coming weeks as the University of Kansas launches a search for a director of its new Student Veteran Center, set to open in January 2017. The search committee, led by Greg Freix of the...

Fri, 01/22/2016 — The University of Kansas Office of Study Abroad has received $400,000 in funding to provide significant scholarships to KU undergraduate and graduate students participating in accredited internship programs in East or Southeast Asia over the...

Fri, 01/22/2016 — The term “shape shifter” may sound like the realm of science fiction, but millennials training to be the next generation of teachers may need to be just that. A University of Kansas professor has published a study examining how “New...

Fri, 01/22/2016 — LAWRENCE – Two films showing at the Slamdance Film Festival, which opens today, Jan. 22, have ties to the University of Kansas. A short film directed by film and media studies student Savannah Rodgers is an official selection of Slamdance. Rodgers’ film, “Sketches,” is one of 14 films selected for the second edition of the Fearless Filmmaking: Art on Your Own Terms category sponsored by Digital Bolex. Brock Chart, music composition graduate student, wrote and recorded sections of music in the film “Savasana,” which will open at Slamdance on Saturday. “Savasana” is one of 23 films featured in the Narrative Shorts category and was selected out of the more than 3,

Thu, 01/21/2016 —  Yesterday, scientists at the California Institute of Technology announced the possible detection of a ninth planet orbiting the Sun. According to the Caltech researchers, Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown, indirect detection suggests...

Wed, 01/20/2016 — More than 400 middle school students from across the Midwest will present futuristic cities along with their innovative waste management systems at this year’s Future City Great Plains Regional Competition, set for Saturday, Jan. 23. The...

Wed, 01/20/2016 — As a Pew Research Center study late last year noted, more Mexicans have been leaving the United States than arriving for the first time in six decades. A University of Kansas researcher has found this reversal could put strains on mixed-status...

Wed, 01/20/2016 — The Pew Research Center reported this week that Hispanic millennials would make up nearly half of the 27.3 million eligible U.S. Latino voters in this year's presidential election. That percentage is higher than any other racial and ethnic...

Wed, 01/20/2016 —  The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it ruled in favor of the state of Kansas and reversed a decision by the Kansas Supreme Court that had vacated the death sentences of three men: Sidney Gleason and brothers Reginald and Jonathan Carr....

Tue, 01/19/2016 — The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) recently awarded KU Endowment a grant for $3,500 in support of “Water is Life: The Significance of Water Among the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas” photo documentary project and exhibition.  Felicia Mitchell,

Tue, 01/19/2016 — YODER – Fifty-six new law enforcement officers were congratulated by U.S. District Court Judge Eric Melgren during their Jan. 15 graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. The new officers were members of the 237th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training Sept. 21, 2015, represented 39 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas

Tue, 01/19/2016 — LAWRENCE – In today’s world, the old adage “good fences make good neighbors” may be more like “good Facebook privacy settings make good neighbors,” two University of Kansas professors found. Bonnie Johnson, associate professor of urban planning, and Germaine Halegoua, assistant professor of film and media studies, conducted a case study to see if social media could revive a struggling neighborhood association. “Much of the research on social media and public engagement has been about happy, success stories. But the neighborhood we studied wasn’t one of those glowing success stories,” Johnson said of their work.  “We found there is a mismatch between what Facebook

Tue, 01/19/2016 — In response to the Arab Spring movement, Jordanian leaders in July 2012 announced reforms to the electoral law, which introduced proportional representation for 27 seats to be elected on national lists, increasing the country's assembly by 30...

Tue, 01/19/2016 — LAWRENCE – Qualifying University of Kansas students have until March 1 to submit applications for the 2016 Jerry Bailey Educational Opportunity Scholarship. The scholarship is part of the Achievement & Assessment Institute’s (AAI) Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) and was established to support underrepresented and first-generation students with limited income as they pursue undergraduate degrees at KU. One to two participants annually receive one-time awards ranging from $750 to $1,500. Students may download application materials online. The award honors Jerry Bailey, associate professor emeritus of education, who led more than 200 sponsored

Tue, 01/19/2016 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Toni Johnson, associate professor of social welfare, who died Jan. 7 in Austin, Texas. She was 59. Johnson, whose area of study was children’s mental health, began her career at KU...

Tue, 01/19/2016 — Students from 10 Kansas high schools will be honored Feb. 1 by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 77 seniors from high schools in Cherokee and Crawford counties will be recognized for their academic...

Fri, 01/15/2016 — The University of Kansas Student Employee of the Year committee is now accepting nominations for the 2015-2016 award. This honor was established to recognize student employees who embody service excellence, dedication, and whose academic...

Fri, 01/15/2016 — Two prominent University of Kansas researchers – each with a track record of turning ideas into inventions and even new companies – have just received yet another high honor: election as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Val...

Fri, 01/15/2016 —  Researchers at the University of Kansas have adapted a promising adult case management practice for use with adolescents. Early results show the Strengths Model, a recovery-oriented case management practice that focuses on individual strengths,...


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