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Wed, 02/03/2021 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Brian Van Schmus, storeroom supervisor for the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Van Schmus, 56, died Jan. 22. He joined KU in 2018.  “I am deeply saddened to learn of...

Wed, 02/03/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has three programs ranked in the overall top 15 among the nation’s best in the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released Jan....

Wed, 02/03/2021 — More than 7,100 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2020 semester.   The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences...

Tue, 02/02/2021 — A research team based at the University of Kansas School of Engineering is one of 10 semifinalists in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inclusive Design Challenge, which seeks to make self-driving cars accessible to people with...

Tue, 02/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – The principles of a music education approach for children show promise when used as the basis for music therapy with adult cancer patients. That is the conclusion of a feasibility study co-written by Cindy Colwell, University of Kansas professor of music, and Jennifer Fiore, a KU alumna and current faculty member at Western Michigan University, and published online this fall in the Journal of Music Therapy. It’s one of two papers Colwell published online in 2020 that focus on adapting for therapeutic settings the music education system developed by German composer Carl Orff. It’s known today as Orff Schulwerk (schooling), or simply the Orff approach.

Tue, 02/02/2021 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced programming for the Spring 2021 Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series. The Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series was established in 1984 through the generosity of the...

Tue, 02/02/2021 — Taylor Hanna-Peterson, academic adviser for behavioral neuroscience and psychology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, has been selected for the 2021 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 7 Excellence in Advising –...

Mon, 02/01/2021 — Cities across the United States are implementing sustainability measures as a central part of their work, but some officials have struggled to overcome divisional and bureaucratic boundaries, lack of coordination and collective action dilemmas....

Mon, 02/01/2021 — Officials at Haskell Indian Nations University are partnering with students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering to develop a justice center on the Haskell campus. The Hiawatha Center for Justice is the brainchild of Dan...

Mon, 02/01/2021 — Nine University of Kansas faculty members were recently recognized for their innovative work in improving student learning. They shared their work Jan. 26 at the 2021 Student Learning Symposium, hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence. The...

Fri, 01/29/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. The graduation ceremony was held virtually in December 2020 for COVID-19 safety reasons. Dale Dennis, retired deputy education commissioner and the 2020 Native Sons and Daughters Kansan of the Year, delivered remarks to the graduates.    The nearly 70 graduates, who began their coursework in January 2020, represent local, county, state and federal agencies from across Kansas. Their classes took place online after the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Of these participants, 20 are graduates of the Law Enforcement

Thu, 01/28/2021 — University of Kansas School of Law Professor Lua Kamál Yuille will serve as the inaugural virtual visiting scholar at the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative, which is based at Emory University in Atlanta. The Vulnerability and...

Wed, 01/27/2021 — Legal scholars from around the world will present papers and discuss the topic of "International Legal Challenges Facing the New U.S. Administration: Critical Analyses from the American Heartland” at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public...

Wed, 01/27/2021 — War, famine and persecution have prompted millions to flee their homes as refugees around the world. While working in Italy, a University of Kansas scholar saw firsthand scores of African refugees arrive there, which grew into a research project...

Wed, 01/27/2021 — For at least a century, ecologists have wondered at the tendency for populations of different species to cycle up and down in steady, rhythmic patterns. “These cycles can be really exaggerated — really huge booms and huge busts — and...

Wed, 01/27/2021 — Lily Stearns was a nimble liar, a master manipulator and an all-around opportunist. She was also a beautiful writer and an intrepid homesteader, according to Sara Gregg, associate professor of history and environmental studies at the University...

Wed, 01/27/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the fall 2020 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) graduates. The graduation ceremony was held virtually Dec. 11 due to safety concerns around COVID-19.  The 36 graduates come from various public sector organizations across Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, as well as nonprofit organizations. The fall session began in late August and met weekly online in Wednesday or Friday cohorts.   ELA is a program targeted to promising, nonmanagerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their departments and

Tue, 01/26/2021 — Privacy is among the most cherished of American rights. Yet, one of society’s most vulnerable populations — Black children — are denied the benefits of the right to privacy through discriminatory educational practices, and a growing...

Tue, 01/26/2021 — This spring, 41 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award. UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.   Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Tue, 01/26/2021 — The University Career Center (UCC) is accepting nominations for the University of Kansas Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) award. Nominations are open until Feb. 5. The award recognizes student employees who embody service excellence,...


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