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Thu, 04/30/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art announces the 2020 recipients of the Jack & Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the categories of writing and...

Wed, 04/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Centuries of ongoing Russian repression of its neighbor, Ukraine, was the backdrop to headlines just weeks ago, during the impeachment of President Donald Trump. It is a foreground issue in the first book to critically examine the reemergence of Ukrainian women’s writing in the post-Soviet era. Oleksandra Wallo, University of Kansas assistant professor of Slavic languages & literatures, has just published “Ukrainian Women Writers and the National Imaginary: From the Collapse of the USSR to the Euromaidan” (University of Toronto Press, 2020). Hailed as the first in-depth study of how Ukrainian women’s prose writing was able to reemerge powerfully

Wed, 04/29/2020 — Jennifer Ng, interim vice provost for diversity & equity and a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, will take part in interviews as a candidate for vice provost for diversity & equity at the...

Tue, 04/28/2020 — A University of Kansas center dedicated to improving equity and inclusion for all students has entered a partnership with the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to help school leaders boost outcomes for every...

Mon, 04/27/2020 — There is no shortage of graphs that predict the behavior of COVID-19 and, consequently, guide human actions. But, how do researchers create a model of a virus? And how does a model inform public policy? The Commons, Biodiversity Institute and...

Mon, 04/27/2020 — The University of Kansas has hosted an Undergraduate Research Symposium every year since 1998, and the year 2020 will be no exception.The 23rd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will go online this year, providing students a venue to share...

Mon, 04/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – A new pop-up clinic at the University of Kansas School of Law will offer free legal services to essential workers in health care settings. Under the umbrella of the KU School of Law’s Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), the Advance Care Planning Clinic will help workers complete vital legal documents. KU Law students, KU MLP licensed attorneys and pro bono private bar attorneys will work with clients remotely through the clinic. The clinic will help with completing the following documents: General durable power of attorney for health care decisions Health care directive/living will General durable power of attorney for financial decisions Last will and

Mon, 04/27/2020 — Last year, the University of Kansas approved a Climate Change Certificate that aims to inform students about the physical and human aspects of climate change. These days, as the nation – and much of the world – is in lockdown due to the...

Fri, 04/24/2020 — Regina Richards, inaugural director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will take part in interviews as a candidate for vice provost for diversity & equity at...

Fri, 04/24/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas earned first place in this year’s Virtual Case Study (VCS) Competition, hosted by StudentAffairs.com. StudentAffairs.com provides student affairs professionals with resources to effectively support and enhance student growth and development. Since 2002, StudentAffairs.com has sponsored a VCS competition for master’s-level students in student personnel administration, counseling or higher education administration graduate programs. Each team member must be currently enrolled in a master’s-level program during the corresponding spring semester for a minimum of three credit hours. The 2020 case study scenario dealt with food

Fri, 04/24/2020 — Think back five years to spring 2015. People in Kansas were enjoying a rare spectacle of nature: the emergence of the Kansan brood (Brood IV) of 17-year cicadas. In backyards, parks and forests, they saw the small cicadas and the exoskeletons...

Fri, 04/24/2020 — The University of Kansas Libraries have activated HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service. The Emergency Temporary Access Service permits special access for HathiTrust member libraries that suffer an involuntary,...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — Lisa Friis, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Susan Williams, Professor of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, will assume the role of chair of their respective departments on July 1. These appointments mark the first time in the...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — The rise of populism has dominated world politics for the better part of a decade. Equally prevalent is the pushback against populist leaders once they’ve taken charge. “Anger is the instinctual reaction by very well-meaning, rightfully...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — The University of Kansas Edwards Campus will host a one-day digital conference May 1, bringing together area business leaders and KU Edwards Campus students. The Destination Talent conference will provide essential skills training on critical...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — Hundreds of thousands of drilling records and rock cuttings, historical aerial photographs and other resources housed at the Kansas Geological Survey provide valuable insight into the state’s natural resources. To continue long-term efforts to...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – Research on fruit fly development, traumatic brain injury, Kansas streams, fanged frogs and ancient migrations of indigenous communities will be among student research presented at the 20th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Student Research Symposium. This year, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the symposium will be held as part of the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted online by the KU Center for Undergraduate Research. Twelve students supported by the Office of Diversity in Science Training (ODST) will present posters of their science and engineering research online starting April 25. The presenters include

Thu, 04/23/2020 — Stay-at-home orders issued around the world to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have drastically reduced travel, in turn dropping fuel consumption, reducing pollution and affecting transportation. As people remain home and the majority of vehicular...

Wed, 04/22/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS) has been chosen as one of 11 area study centers nationwide to participate in the first grant period of the Tinker Field Research Collaborative.   The Tinker...

Wed, 04/22/2020 — The University of Kansas campus may be largely shut down, but faculty, staff and graduate students at the School of Engineering are contributing to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, using their skills and resources to produce personal...


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