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Wed, 05/03/2017 — Two researchers at the University of Kansas have conducted a study suggesting that “explicit racial prejudice is a reliable predictor of the ‘free speech defense’ of racist expression.” The paper authored by Mark H. White, a graduate...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — A pioneer in the development of flight simulator technology, recognized as a global expert in aircraft accident investigations, and a man whose revolutionary approach to architectural design has influenced design thinking and metal fabrication...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — The Hall Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce the addition of two interdisciplinary seminars, one of which will address how the U.S. military manages questions of social equity and inclusion. "Military and Society," a one-year...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — The First and Second Year English program at the University of Kansas has announced a showcase of student writing projects, highlighting participants' talents, imagination and achievement. Co-sponsored by the Department of English, The...

Wed, 05/03/2017 — LAWRENCE – Eleven doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. They are among 170 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established. Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $30,500 a year for new fellows and includes a unique development program. The Fellow Development Program provides general education and training in

Tue, 05/02/2017 — To answer questions about pollinators, prairie restoration, aquatic ecology or Earth’s ecosystems, scientists have to get into the field. Every field researcher begins as a student, and at KU, the Kansas Biological Survey provides annual...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — The University of Kansas and Lawrence communities are invited to attend the 2017 MV Transportation Scholarship Project presentation by Master of Urban Planning graduate student Nikhila Gunda from 4-5 p.m. today, May 2, at the KU Commons in...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — It is not uncommon for aspiring educators to student-teach or work with a veteran teacher before taking the lead in a classroom. A program at the University of Kansas has taken undergraduate students across an ocean, placed them in a classroom...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is ranked No. 4 in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding, marking the 22nd consecutive year the school has been in the top 10. The School of Pharmacy earned more than $16 million in NIH...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — National groups estimate that around 20 states are still spending less per public school student than they did in 2008 prior to the Great Recession. A University of Kansas researcher has received a grant to examine the relationship between...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members with a lunch at noon May 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and Vice Provost Mary Lee Hummert will recognize the employees during the...

Tue, 05/02/2017 — Six University of Kansas students have been selected for prestigious Fulbright awards for research, study or English teaching abroad for 2017-18. Notably, KU has two additional students with pending status as alternate Fulbright recipients. The...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center has announced its fellows in residence for the 2017-2018 academic year. Jonathan Lamb, Antje Ziethen, Catherine Batza, Ari Linden and Crispin Williams were selected as Research Fellows, and Patricia Manning was awarded the Hall Center’s Mid-Career Research Fellowship. Doctoral candidates Alyse Bensel and Rachel Schwaller received the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities. Hall Center Fellows are selected through a highly competitive process. Fellowships provide release from teaching, an office in the Hall Center and a small research stipend. Fellows often use this time to work on book manuscripts, large-scale

Mon, 05/01/2017 — We're fickle creatures. At least if we can remember to be, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas researcher of marketing and consumer behavior. "People with larger working memory capacities actually encode information more...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — For most of its 40-year history, the Laboratory of Biological Anthropology at the University of Kansas has worked with Mennonite communities in the Midwest to better understand their evolutionary history dating back to the Protestant Reformation.

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The University of Kansas has launched Experts at KU, an online faculty expertise search portal that will help internal and external users find research collaborators on the Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses. On the Experts at KU website,...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — University of Kansas students, faculty and staff are invited to a celebration of Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on May 4 at the Lied Center. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with barbecue and ice cream outside the Lied Center, followed by a 7 p.

Mon, 05/01/2017 — Across the country, classrooms are making the transition to blended learning models. Typically, students work together, with devices, with a teacher and seek information from a number of educational resources. Recently, researchers at the...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The names of nearly 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 96 Kansas counties, 48 states and territories, and 51 countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are...

Mon, 05/01/2017 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winner is history doctoral candidate Alana Holland, for her essay titled “Not Our Nation: Public...


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