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Fri, 10/02/2020 — At the annual meeting of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees on Oct. 2, four new trustees were elected: Paul DeBruce of Mission Hills; Gerry Dixon of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey; Dana Hensley of Andover; and Dave Roland of Shorewood,...

Fri, 10/02/2020 — LAWRENCE – President Donald Trump's diagnosis with the COVID-19 infection, announced overnight, has thrown further debates with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden into question. But one conducted remotely via Zoom or a similar method could actually help implement University of Kansas debate expert Robert Rowland’s suggestions for improvement. In the wake of Trump’s interruptions during the first debate, which Rowland called “the worst thing I've ever seen in American politics,” the KU professor of communication studies recommends that organizers of any remaining debates confine each candidate to a soundproof room and otherwise try to prevent them from

Thu, 10/01/2020 — Enrollment at the University of Kansas fell 2.8 percent this year due largely to declines in international students and first-time freshmen, according to data released today by the Kansas Board of Regents. KU has 27,619 students enrolled across...

Thu, 10/01/2020 — Refrigerants inside the air conditioner that cools your house or apartment are extremely powerful greenhouse gases. Used widely in domestic and commercial cooling systems, commonplace refrigerants called hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) such as R-410A...

Thu, 10/01/2020 — Betsy Barnhart, assistant professor and program director of industrial design at the University of Kansas, has recently been awarded the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Young Educator Award.   According to IDSA’s website,...

Thu, 10/01/2020 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance lifts up students' voices — and issues of importance to them — through a variety of original works that speak to this moment in time. Adhering to KU's pandemic policies in this...

Wed, 09/30/2020 — The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas has announced the newly selected fellows for the 2020-2021 program focusing on the ethics, politics and techniques of digital storytelling. From a competitive pool...

Wed, 09/30/2020 — With the city of Louisville still reeling from a grand jury's recent findings about Breonna Taylor's shooting, the ongoing debate about the limits of excessive force continues to divide the nation. But unlike in the past, when such stories were...

Wed, 09/30/2020 — Sexual minority individuals experience depression and anxiety at higher rates than their heterosexual counterparts, yet both the individuals and therapists report experiencing difficulties in treatment. A University of Kansas researcher has...

Tue, 09/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio received overwhelming support from listeners during its fall membership drive, which raised more than $315,000, making it the most successful fall drive in the station’s history. In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $59,433 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation that challenges listeners to match their gift of a specific amount within a certain timeframe. This fall, many KPR listeners who gave at the $120/year and above level received a KPR-branded face mask as a thank-you gift. The station also partnered with Hy-Vee to provide a high-need item to the Lawrence Humane Society for every

Tue, 09/29/2020 — far more than planners were expecting in person as they watched the COVID-19 pandemic close down the campus right before their originally scheduled date. The symposium was co-hosted by KU’ ...

Tue, 09/29/2020 — A University of Kansas professor is leading an effort to develop a quick-turnaround COVID-19 test that can be used at home. “Eventually, our test will go into a home — like an early pregnancy test at home,” said Steven Soper, a Foundation...

Tue, 09/29/2020 — Five seniors have been selected as finalists for the 30th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. Two winners will be announced at the conclusion of Homecoming week, which culminates in the...

Mon, 09/28/2020 —  Teaching is a challenging profession. Low pay, long hours, reliance on testing, and state and federal mandates make the job difficult, to say nothing of a pandemic that has upended education. Those stressors cause countless teachers to leave...

Mon, 09/28/2020 — John Hadl, one of the Jayhawk football legends enshrined in Memorial Stadium’s Ring of Honor, is the 2020 recipient of the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for his lifelong service to the University of Kansas. Hadl, who earned his bachelor’s degree...

Fri, 09/25/2020 —  Jerry Mitchell, investigative reporter for the Clarion-Ledger, MacArthur Fellow and co-founder of the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, will talk about his new book, "Race Against Time: A Reporter Reopens the Unsolved Murder...

Fri, 09/25/2020 — Richard L. (Dick) Schiefelbusch, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; longtime director of the Bureau of Child Research and namesake of the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies, died Sept.

Wed, 09/23/2020 — Some essential workers might agree to work a certain job for money. Some might do so out of a sense of duty. Others might be pressured to say “yes” to their work. “Honestly, who can easily walk away from the job without any backup plan or...

Wed, 09/23/2020 — Dr. Jeffrey Burns has been hailed by his peers for putting the University of Kansas Medical Center on the map in Alzheimer’s disease research — in particular, demonstrating how aerobic exercise benefits cognitive function and helps slow...

Wed, 09/23/2020 — The University of Kansas will celebrate its 108th Homecoming Sept. 28-Oct. 3, culminating in the KU football game against Oklahoma State on Oct. 3 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The theme for this year’s event is “Rock Chalk Around...


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