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Thu, 02/11/2021 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced the Spring 2021 Architecture Lecture Series lineup.     The Architecture Lecture Series welcomes architecture and experiential design leaders from across the...

Thu, 02/11/2021 — The University of Kansas debate team finished the regular season around midnight Feb. 8 with strong performances at the Owen L. Coon Memorial Debate Tournament hosted by Northwestern University.  The KU Debate team of senior Nate Martin, of...

Wed, 02/10/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research & Treatment at the University of Kansas will kick off its spring seminar series featuring a talk on community-responsive interventions for addictive behaviors. Monica Webb Hooper from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will offer the talk at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19. Free registration for the virtual presentation, which will be held via Zoom, is available here. Hooper is a renowned translational behavioral scientist and clinical health psychologist. Her area of research focuses on the effect of smoking and tobacco use on racial and ethnic minorities. She has focused on developing

Wed, 02/10/2021 —  An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Kansas has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to turn challenges, biases and pressures women face while transitioning from incarceration back to society into an...

Wed, 02/10/2021 — LAWRENCE – Proto-feminist French author Christine de Pizan’s book of advice for princes, the “Epistle d’Othea,” was the medieval European equivalent of a best-seller. Together with her other works, it made her the first Western woman to support herself solely by writing. First written circa 1400, the book continues to fascinate 21st century scholars, and they continue to make discoveries about it. That includes Misty Schieberle, University of Kansas associate professor of English, whose new book, “Christine de Pizan’s Advice for Princes in Middle English Translation: Stephen Scrope’s The Epistle of Othea and the Anonymous Litel Bibell of Knighthood,” is the first

Tue, 02/09/2021 — Twenty-eight new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Feb. 5 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Shannon Kratt of the Augusta Department of Public Safety was the...

Tue, 02/09/2021 — Four outstanding juniors will be the University of Kansas nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college...

Tue, 02/09/2021 — Twenty-four hours may make up only one day, but that day could alter the lives of KU students, faculty and staff for generations to come. Gifts made during One Day. One KU., the 24-hour giving campaign, will mean more scholarships, more program...

Tue, 02/09/2021 — Traditional burial in a graveyard has environmental costs. Graves can take up valuable land, leak embalming chemicals and involve nonbiodegradable materials like concrete, as well as the plastic and steel that make up many caskets. But the other...

Mon, 02/08/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art will reopen to the public Feb. 20 with two new exhibitions that explore the human body throughout history and across cultures. Public gallery hours will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Visitors can...

Mon, 02/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – Frank Baron’s most vivid childhood memory of 1944 in Budapest is hiding in the basement during a five-week-long Russian bombardment of his German-occupied hometown. Baron’s father had converted from Judaism to his wife’s Catholic faith, raising the children in the church, so deportation to Auschwitz was only a theoretical threat under Nazi racial laws. Not so, however, for their Jewish neighbors. As Baron, now a professor emeritus of German languages & literatures at the University of Kansas, writes in his new book, “Stopping the Trains to Auschwitz, Budapest, 1944,” (Kansas Scholarworks, 2020) the fate of the city’s 200,000 Jews was in the hands of

Mon, 02/08/2021 — It is expected that 2020 will denote the biggest year of gun sales in U.S. history. “Not only is this significant in how many people bought guns, it is also a banner year for the diverse types of people doing the purchasing,” said Margaret...

Mon, 02/08/2021 — The Office of First-Year Experience (FYE) is being restructured in order to provide incoming students a more comprehensive and intentional transition, one that extends across their first year at KU. Current FYE programs and staff will be...

Mon, 02/08/2021 — Second-year University of Kansas law student Heddy Pierce-Armstrong, of El Dorado, will serve as a Peggy Browning Fellow this summer. Peggy Browning Fellowships provide first- and second-year law students with unique, diverse and challenging...

Mon, 02/08/2021 — A University of Kansas professor emeritus of political science will share his experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland during an online event today organized by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. Jaroslaw "Jarek"...

Fri, 02/05/2021 — Rondy Malik, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of KU Foundation Distinguished Professor Jim Bever, has been named a “Rising Star” on a list of “1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America.” The list was compiled by Cell Mentor, an...

Fri, 02/05/2021 — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the second virtual session of the Strategies Event Series at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 via Zoom. The second session, “Being Lazy & Slowing Down in PK-12 Classrooms: A...

Fri, 02/05/2021 — The Office of Multicultural Affairs is enlisting a familiar University of Kansas director to lead its activities. Precious Porras, assistant vice provost for student affairs, announced the appointment of Kevin Joseph as interim director of...

Thu, 02/04/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a new exhibition, "Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968," which will debut Feb. 11 in the Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room and remain on display until May 16. In conjunction with the exhibition, a series of afternoon programs on related topics will be livestreamed to the institute’s YouTube channel. Former U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, who worked with Dole in the 1960s, will be a featured guest for one of these programs. In 1961, Kansas, with the rest of the United States, found itself at a political, social and cultural crossroads. Featuring a selection of constituent

Wed, 02/03/2021 — Spotlight on Care will resume in Spring 2021 at the University of Kansas with some stylistic shifts as COVID-19 continues to affect higher education. This semester, the series will take place biweekly at 11 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 11....


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