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Fri, 03/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Dan Gailey, was selected as one of six collegiate big bands internationally to perform in the 49th annual Next Generation Jazz Festival this April. Presented by the Monterey Jazz Festival, the event, which runs from April 5 to 7, brings together more than 1,300 of the nation’s top middle school, high school and college student musicians. It features more than 100 big bands, combos, vocals ensembles, vocal soloists, conglomerate bands and special guests. Finalists are selected through recorded auditions that are reviewed by a panel of nationally renowned jazz educators. The winning ensembles from each

Fri, 03/22/2019 — More than 140 University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2018 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students from...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — Over the past five decades, the University of Kansas has benefited from the work of the Office of Institutional Research & Planning and, more recently, through the Business Intelligence Center. As KU evolves to meet new challenges in higher...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Law team was crowned as the national champion of this year’s National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.  Chris Carey, of Westwood Hills, and Maria Drouhard, of Green Bay,...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — The influence of the gut microbiome on human health? That’s become mainstream news. But zoom out on this idea now and consider the land we live on. Scientists believe there’s a strong parallel with the community of soil microorganisms —...

Thu, 03/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – Richard Godbeer, founding director of the Humanities Research Center and professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named the next director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. He will start his new role July 1. The Hall Center is a focus of intellectual life for scholars in the humanities, arts and humanistic social sciences at KU and for members of the surrounding community. It is one of 12 designated research centers that fall under the KU Office of Research. “I could not feel more excited about becoming the next director of one of this nation’s leading centers for the humanities,” Godbeer said

Thu, 03/21/2019 — The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU) invites proposals for its national conference Nov. 7-9 at the University of Kansas. The submission deadline for proposals is April 5. A2RU is a national organization — supported by...

Thu, 03/21/2019 — Helen Fisher, a pioneer in the biology of human personalities and neurochemistry of leadership, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium Lecture next month at the University of Kansas. Fisher, a biological...

Wed, 03/20/2019 — The Department of Mathematics has announced the speaker for its spring Distinguished Lecture Series, set for later this month. Lawrence Craig Evans, professor of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, and member of the National...

Wed, 03/20/2019 —  Juvenile obesity is known to cause a range of health problems, and University of Kansas researchers have documented another concern. Overweight children ages 7-10 show more fat in their muscle than healthy weight peers, which could lead to...

Wed, 03/20/2019 — It’s cliché to describe something very noisy as “louder than a jet engine.” But supersonic jet engines, like those powering fighters flown by the U.S. military, are so much louder than regular jet engines that scientists have a special...

Wed, 03/20/2019 — Three assistant professors at the University of Kansas School of Engineering each received a prestigious grant designed to support junior STEM faculty members establish a lifetime of leadership in their respective field. The recipients of the...

Wed, 03/20/2019 — Any time a play debuts in the Midwest, it’s an unusual and intriguing event for theatre-goers. The University Theatre’s season offers a similar opportunity March 29 when it brings “Sycorax” to the stage for its regional premiere. And if...

Tue, 03/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – The conclusion of a second Trump-Kim summit with no North Korean opening to the West puts an even greater premium on the research that Maya Stiller, University of Kansas assistant professor of the history of art, has been able to do inside the hermit kingdom, and about which she continues to publish. In a forthcoming article in the 2019 edition of Cahiers d’Extrême-Asie (Journal of the Far East), a bilingual journal published by Ecole francaise d’Extreme-Orient (the French School of the Far East) in Paris, Stiller writes about medieval Buddhist practices revealed in a sacred mountain range just north of today’s Demilitarized Zone. She outlines the

Tue, 03/19/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries, in collaboration with the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright, are pleased to announce Textbook Heroes, a new initiative spotlighting KU faculty, staff, instructors and students who...

Tue, 03/19/2019 — 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, 03/18/2019 —  The form is nearly as ubiquitous as the syllabus or the final exam. Near the end of the semester, students fill out professor evaluations. For decades, those surveys have been the standard for evaluating college teaching. As concerns about the...

Mon, 03/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – On the cusp of 80, Roger Shimomura is taking Dylan Thomas to heart, raging against the dying of the light with "American Muse," one of his largest and most politically pointed shows ever. The show opens April 5 at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. After nearly 150 solo shows, this event is the last one on his calendar, he said. And while his Seattle dealer could announce something any day, the University of Kansas professor emeritus has stopped accepting the visiting-artist gigs he did regularly during his 35 years (1969-2004) teaching at KU, and he has mostly stopped accepting interview requests.  He has donated his collection of

Mon, 03/18/2019 — Suman Mallik, associate professor of operations and supply chain management at the University of Kansas, will deliver the annual Shutz Lecture at 3:30 p.m. March 28 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. All are welcome to attend, and a...

Mon, 03/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – A paleontologist chronicling the prehistoric origin of bird flight and a chemist creating new technologies for personalized cancer treatment are the recipients of the inaugural KU Research Achievement Awards. David Burnham, preparator of vertebrate paleontology at the KU Biodiversity Institute, received the Staff Achievement Award; and Matt Jackson, postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemistry, received the Postdoctoral Achievement Award. They will be honored during a ceremony April 23. The awards were established in 2018 to recognize the numerous contributions of unclassified professional staff to the research mission of the University of Kansas


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