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Tue, 03/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – Students from each of the Kansas Board of Regents' four-year public universities will share work during Kansas’ Undergraduate Research Days. The 2021 event will take place online March 2-4. Ten University of Kansas students will share their work during the free event, which is hosted this year by Fort Hays State University. “This event is a chance for our students to highlight the undergraduate research opportunities they have had as a result of their studies at the University of Kansas, as well as how this work enhances their own education while also improving the lives of Kansans. Although it is sad that we cannot meet in the Capitol, this virtual

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...

Tue, 03/02/2021 — The University of Kansas has received a federal planning grant for a project aimed at helping Kansas City leaders figure out how to connect underserved teens to out-of-school activities and opportunities. Alexandra Kondyli, associate professor...

Mon, 03/01/2021 — Youth violence is a leading cause of death for young people and is responsible for more than 400,000 nonfatal injuries each year nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention. Although violent incidents also can have serious...

Mon, 03/01/2021 — The University of Kansas will conduct an all-systems test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2. The test will include KU’s emergency public address system, tornado sirens, text message alerts and email alerts. The public...

Mon, 03/01/2021 — The Educate & Act series, led by The Commons, the Center for Service Learning and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, will host two events this spring in an effort to reach University of Kansas students, staff and faculty....

Mon, 03/01/2021 — Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The Special Educator Technology-Based...

Mon, 03/01/2021 — LAWRENCE – For Scott Watson, a phrase once spoken by the late tuba master Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra unlocked something in his mind and in his playing of the brass instrument. Now the University of Kansas professor of music has tried to capture that magical mind-body linkage in his own new book for music educators who teach students of brass instruments. “I'm sure you've heard the slogan that, when doing carpentry, you should measure twice and cut once. That is a holophrastic slogan,” Watson said. “It's a phrase or a word that is chock-full of meaning, one that leads you to a specific action. I had heard one of these, in terms of music, by

Mon, 03/01/2021 — A new study from University of Kansas journalism & mass communication researchers examines what influences people to be susceptible to false information about health and argues big tech companies have a responsibility to help prevent the...

Fri, 02/26/2021 — As hearings commence on January’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Darin Beck, executive director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), begins work with the Anti-Defamation League’s national Consortium on Fighting Extremism...

Fri, 02/26/2021 — A team of investigators at the University of Kansas is collecting data and designing interventions to improve the quality of sleep for firefighters and paramedics in the Lawrence Douglas County Fire-Medical Department. For these first responders,

Fri, 02/26/2021 — LAWRENCE – The annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit features groundbreaking research every year from Kansas state universities. This year Ankit Verma and Nadia Alissa stood out among the University of Kansas graduate students, as each claimed the top spot in their respective divisions. Verma received the distinction as the top presenter from KU, while Alissa was the top presenter from the KU Medical Center in the 18th annual summit. Eight KU graduate students from the Lawrence campus and five graduate students from the KU Medical Center presented their research virtually from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24. Verma, a doctoral student in chemical & petroleum engineering,

Fri, 02/26/2021 —  Legal scholar Justin Pidot will explore the law and policy surrounding natural resources law topics when he delivers the Distinguished Public Lands Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Law this spring. Pidot will present “Protecting...

Fri, 02/26/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas has announced a new award for a current graduate student within the department who demonstrates a commitment to seek, find and forge the advancement of social justice and liberation through research, practice, teaching, advocacy or activism. The Dedication to Social Justice and Liberation Award was developed by a team of graduate students who want to create change while supporting current and future graduate students within the department. This purpose of the award is threefold: To encourage action (including but not limited to policy, reform, consultation, teaching, research and

Thu, 02/25/2021 — For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 150 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2021 Transfer Honor...

Thu, 02/25/2021 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas spring program series will feature contributors to the 2020 book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis.” Each event will feature dialogue across study and practice and compel attendees to think about climate in both contemporary terms and historical context, recognizing that climate change disproportionately affects minority and low-income communities.  The first event will feature artist Favianna Rodriguez in conversation with artist Imani Wadud, doctoral student in American studies, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. All events are free and open to the public.  The series results from

Thu, 02/25/2021 —   A University of Kansas junior from Emporia is a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Gustavo Murillo-Espinoza is majoring in molecular, cellular & developmental biology and is pursuing a minor in Latino/a studies. He will...

Thu, 02/25/2021 — For individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), social interactions can be awkward or difficult to navigate. Whether it’s a conversation in the hallway at school or buying a candy bar at a grocery store, direct instruction and practice of...

Wed, 02/24/2021 — Conservative legislation has resulted in funding cuts and clinic closures for abortion providers in many states. But such anti-abortion policies have damaging consequences on women who rely on family planning clinics for other health services,...


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