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Wed, 08/28/2019 — The ADA Resource Center for Equity & Accessibility has a new staff position to support University of Kansas employees who need a workplace accommodation. As the Resource Center’s first accommodation specialist, Abby King helps KU employees...

Wed, 08/28/2019 — More scholarships will be available for University of Kansas students accepting internships in East and Southeast Asia through a two-year, $400,000 grant from the Freeman Foundation. This award is the third consecutive two-year grant that KU...

Tue, 08/27/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its programming lineup for the fall 2019 semester. Events include a mix of topics including effective activism, current U.S. and world events, the upcoming census and national history. “Our schedule this semester is filled with stories of leadership and creativity, from filmmakers to activists and beyond,” Director Bill Lacy said. “We are also excited to announce our phenomenal guests for the Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture and the Dole Leadership Prize later this semester.” Programming will launch in mid-September with renowned local filmmaker and KU professor

Mon, 08/26/2019 — LAWRENCE – How do we practice care? This question is at the heart of a new series of programs offered at The Commons in collaboration with the new Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities and other University of Kansas partners. At noon Wednesdays at The Commons, the series will feature a different topic related to well-being and care, and it will include a component of guided practice. The series aims to devote time to considering the ways people practice care as individuals, in communities and as a campus, full of resources to broaden understanding. It will highlight a variety of aspects of well-being, with special attention to the expectations of

Mon, 08/26/2019 —  Organizations inescapably categorize people, and those in the most desirable categories may do whatever it takes to stay there and to exclude others until a more desirable category emerges. However, dominant groups also can rerank existing...

Fri, 08/23/2019 — A convocation Aug. 29 will mark the fifth anniversary of the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures (SLLC), and the school has invited a journalist and expert in U.S.-Soviet relations to speak at the event. Terrell...

Fri, 08/23/2019 — Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, has earned the Station of the Year award for a record 18th time from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). The KAB announced the award Aug. 12. The Station of the Year award was...

Thu, 08/22/2019 — Faculty, staff and students are invited to register for the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) national conference that will be hosted at the University of Kansas Nov. 7 through Nov. 9. There is a discounted registration fee...

Wed, 08/21/2019 —  When a person looks back on life, they tend to reflect on their experiences and how those shaped who they are, and for the most part, they can compare those experiences to peers and those who came before them. An individual’s nationality, race,

Wed, 08/21/2019 — Southwestern Kansas in the 1930s saw some of the worst dust storms ever recorded in the U.S., when apocalyptic clouds of heavy dust terrified and even killed people, livestock and wildlife. Long ago, farmers phased out the kinds of practices...

Tue, 08/20/2019 —  A growing body of research is showing that when students with disabilities have ownership in their education and a say in their goals for the future, they have more success in school and a better transition to life after K-12. The University of...

Mon, 08/19/2019 — OVERLAND PARK – Rita Blitt, international award-winning painter, sculptor and filmmaker, was recognized by the KU Edwards Campus last week for her recent gift of more than 100 pieces of original artwork. Blitt’s work is currently displayed on the walls of the campus’ Regnier Hall, Regents Center and BEST Building. Community, business, philanthropic and education leaders and guests from Kansas and Missouri joined Blitt, University of Kansas Chancellor Doug Girod and KU Edwards Campus Vice Chancellor David Cook for the opening Aug. 16. The program included an artist talk, followed by guided tours of the new Rita Blitt Collection at the KU Edwards Campus. “Rita’s

Mon, 08/19/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering has named its first group of undergraduates to the Multicultural Scholars Program. Twelve students were named to the program, which includes a $1,000 scholarship and expanded opportunities to...

Mon, 08/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – The term “research” gets bandied about these days. People use it to mean anything from a few minutes Googling a subject from their couch to rigorously testing a hypothesis in a laboratory. For Joey Orr, the Spencer Museum of Art’s Andrew W. Mellon Curator for Research, the exhibition opening Aug. 24 called “knowledges” demonstrates that artistic practice is a form of research. As director of the museum’s Integrated Arts Research Initiative since 2017, Orr has worked with museum staff and professors across the University of Kansas on a variety of research investigations, some of which end up as exhibitions. One show in 2017 focused on ecology (“Terra

Mon, 08/19/2019 — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids targeted poultry plants that relied on immigrant labor earlier this month. But mass roundups and incarceration of Mexican workers have been going on for decades. And the tactics for doing this have...

Thu, 08/15/2019 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should anticipate heavy traffic around 15th and Iowa streets Thursday, Aug. 22, for the primary move-in day for student housing residents. An early move-in day for band, sorority...

Thu, 08/15/2019 — Attitudes toward transgender people have become increasingly scrutinized during the last few years. But those attitudes intersect with actual policy most visibly in the military. A new research study titled “Public Attitudes on Transgender...

Wed, 08/14/2019 — Two dozen K-12 teachers from across the United States gathered at the University of Kansas this summer to learn the basics of cybersecurity. The GenCyber Summer camp took place July 29 to Aug. 2 at the School of Engineering. The goal: Help the...

Wed, 08/14/2019 — Attitudes toward transgender people have become increasingly scrutinized during the last few years. But those attitudes intersect with actual policy most visibly in the military. A new research study titled “Public Attitudes on Transgender...

Tue, 08/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – Not to get all mystical about it, but in her life and work, Sunyoung Cheong has achieved an exquisite balance of new and old, East and West. A native of Seoul who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts from the University of Kansas, Cheong is both a product and an extension of KU’s connection to Kookmin University in South Korea. The two universities’ art departments have had a formal student-exchange program since 2009. Now that Cheong has been named a visiting assistant professor in KU’s Department of Visual Art, she is helping to extend the Kansas-Korea connection by curating a series of shows featuring artists from both places. Her


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