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Mon, 07/06/2020 — When Harold Ehrlich was growing up on a farm outside Marion, there was only one doctor in the area and he did everything, often for the price of a few chickens and some eggs. Today, paying with chickens and eggs isn't the norm, but in rural...

Thu, 07/02/2020 — The University of Kansas has announced the spring 2020 Employees of the Month.  Each month, two staff members are selected from nominations received by the Employee Recognition Committee. Winners of the Employee of the Month awards receive the...

Tue, 06/30/2020 — Playing “hard-to-get” is an age-old gambit for dating and mating, familiar to moviegoers, readers of literature and any admirer who’s ever been “left on read.” New research just published in the peer-reviewed journal Personality and...

Tue, 06/30/2020 — New information emerges about the novel coronavirus on a daily basis, sometimes confirming, other times contradicting what we thought we knew the day before. Our reaction to this constant information flow depends not only on our understanding of...

Tue, 06/30/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability has recognized five individuals and initiatives with annual Sustainability Leadership Awards. Sustainability Leadership Awards highlight outstanding work of individuals and organizations in the...

Tue, 06/30/2020 — The last few months have highlighted the enormous value of the arts and humanities as they inform and inspire people across the United States and around the globe. The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas is determined to...

Tue, 06/30/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected “Translated Vase,” a large-scale ceramic work by artist Yeesookyung, as the KU Common Work of Art for the 2020–2021 academic year. Although the University of Kansas’ Common Book program is paused...

Thu, 06/25/2020 — In cases of sexual violence, the path to restorative justice can focus on meeting the needs of the survivor and holding the offender accountable without punitive measures. How restorative justice practices shape survivors’ experiences is the...

Thu, 06/25/2020 — With the national unemployment rate close to 14.7%, standing out in a sea of resumes is key to finding or advancing a career. The new, specialized Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Skills from the University of Kansas offers...

Wed, 06/24/2020 — LAWRENCE – For Matt Jacobson, the lesson of his first Emmy Award nomination was pretty simple: When someone you respect invites you to come out and play, go. Jacobson, professor of film & media studies at the University of Kansas, and Jeremy Osbern, his former student and now filmmaking collaborator, have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for their cinematography on the web-based series “The Square Root.” The award ceremony, which was originally set for June 26, has been postponed to July 26. They won an Indie Series Award in the same category June 19. Osbern had invited Jacobson to shoot certain sequences in the four-episode series on 16mm film, while

Tue, 06/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – President Donald Trump may have nearly ended the flow of refugees and other African immigrants to the United States, but a new study shows that at least those from Nigeria are well-educated, hardworking and contribute more to society than they cost the American social security system. The paper contrasts Nigerian newcomers with those from Somalia, whose work ethic is similarly strong, but whose lack of education hurts their employment prospects here. The authors argue that Americans should “reconsider the treatment of African immigrants as a collective group, as this obscures differences between immigrants from different African countries and the ways

Tue, 06/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – More than 86% of graduates in the Class of 2019 at the University of Kansas School of Law landed positions considered “best jobs,” according to data recently released by the American Bar Association. KU Law is among the top third of law schools nationwide in the best jobs category – defined as full-time, long-term positions that require passing a bar exam or where a law degree offers an advantage. Overall employment was more than 93% and exceeded 90% for the sixth consecutive year. The school also ranks in the top third nationally for overall employment. Graduates accepted positions with law firms, businesses, government agencies, public interest

Tue, 06/23/2020 — Not so long ago, social media was a novel way for professionals in higher education to communicate about their institution. Now it’s ubiquitous, and a generation of students are on campus who have never known life without it. Yet, a University...

Mon, 06/22/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 22nd in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center. This is the fifth year in a row that KU Law’s moot court program has ranked in the nation’s top 30 programs. Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law, has served as the director of KU’s moot court program since 2005. Keller has helped advance KU Law's moot court program for the past 15 years through training designed to equip law students with the skills necessary to win national competitions. “The students on this year's Moot Court Council worked hard to maintain our streak in the

Mon, 06/22/2020 — It would be striking for a seasoned entomologist with decades of fieldwork to discover such a large number of species unknown to science. But for University of Kansas student Rachel Smith, an undergraduate majoring in ecology & evolutionary...

Mon, 06/22/2020 — Kansas Public Radio will be on the air Friday, June 26, asking listeners to support the station to help make up for funding lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This spring, the public radio station modified its membership drive, choosing to focus...

Thu, 06/18/2020 — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “The students who applied for summer Undergraduate...

Thu, 06/18/2020 — A University of Kansas law student was recently selected as the first runner-up in a national writing competition for her paper on how restrictive voter ID laws make it harder for transgender individuals to vote. Third-year law student Ellen...

Thu, 06/18/2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn, the University of Kansas Midwestern Music Camp continued its 85-year-old tradition online and free of charge. The camp brought together 1,930 virtual students, KU School of Music...

Thu, 06/18/2020 — When COVID-19 prompted the closure of the University of Kansas campus, Dana Lattin had faith that students in KU Transition to Postsecondary Education, or TPE, could adapt to their new online experiences. That’s because TPE is based on...


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