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Wed, 07/29/2020 — The University of Kansas Memorial Union and Rotary District 5710 collaborated to host Rotary International’s first virtual leadership academy. Traditionally held as an overnight program on the KU Lawrence campus, the Rotary Youth Leadership...

Wed, 07/29/2020 — When protests erupted over the death of George Floyd and ongoing systemic racism in the United States in the spring, entrepreneur David Dennis was reminded of the stories his mother had told him of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. He said...

Tue, 07/28/2020 — Ken Audus, University of Kansas professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and former School of Pharmacy dean, has been named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Audus will be the 14th editor of the publication that was...

Tue, 07/28/2020 — Some 40 years after thinking began in earnest and 20 years after implementation did likewise, a University of Kansas professor believes it’s time to take a critical look at the golden child of urban planning, the internet-enabled smart city....

Mon, 07/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – Not only do feminist mothers have more self-assured feminist daughters, their young adult daughters’ voices have a significant, positive psychological influence on the moms, according to a new study. Alesia Woszidlo, University of Kansas associate professor of communication studies, and her University of Georgia co-authors, Analisa Arroyo and Anastacia Janovec, published their results in the journal Communication Monographs. They analyzed survey data from 169 mother-daughter pairs. The daughters were college-age, and the mothers averaged around 50. The study established: The feminist attitudes of the mothers and daughters, Their willingness to stand

Fri, 07/24/2020 — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded its 2020-21 International Fellowship to Intisar Ameen Tyne of Bangladesh. Tyne is a graduate student in mental health care architecture at the University of...

Fri, 07/24/2020 — For most people, exercise is healthy for both body and mind. Hours spent jogging, bike riding or lifting weights can elevate mood, boost heart health, build muscle and spur weight loss. Yet the last of these supposed workout benefits — weight...

Thu, 07/23/2020 — Deirdre Cooper Owens, author of "Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology," will give an online talk as part of the Hall Center for the Humanities Summer Speaker Series at the University of Kansas. The event, a Zoom...

Wed, 07/22/2020 — Given the current national climate of apprehension and intolerance, most people probably assume a transgender political candidate is less likely to be elected than a traditional one. But a new study concludes that even in this period of...

Wed, 07/22/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have expanded a project to detect COVID-19 virus in the wastewater systems of local communities across the state. The original project launched...

Wed, 07/22/2020 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 17 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the 265th basic training class. The...

Tue, 07/21/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has announced the appointment of Kelly Jones as the new associate professor of the practice and director of field education. Prior to this appointment, Jones was the senior associate director for...

Mon, 07/20/2020 — Women who have experienced intimate partner violence are at a higher risk of negative health outcomes such as cervical cancer, sexually transmitted infections, HPV and HIV/AIDS. A University of Kansas researcher is building a body of work...

Mon, 07/20/2020 — The University of Kansas has named Ethan Stubbs II as its Sorority & Fraternity Life director. He begins in the role July 27. “I look forward to joining the KU family and continuing the work of an inclusive sorority and fraternity...

Fri, 07/17/2020 — The University of Kansas will host lifelong disability rights champion and leader Judith Heumann as part of its celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA became law on July 26, 1990. Heumann’s...

Thu, 07/16/2020 — LAWRENCE – The School of Social Welfare has announced the appointment of Kim Warren, associate professor in history, as the new associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion beginning July 1. Warren will be joining the school in an administrative and research capacity.  “Diversity, equity and inclusion are top guiding principles for our school and are central to our mission,” said Michelle Mohr Carney, dean of the social welfare school. “Finding a leader who supports and honors these values was crucial, and we are confident that we have found in Kim an associate dean that will partner with our DEI coordinator and our DEI council to enhance and advance this 

Thu, 07/16/2020 — Just below ground, an ancient and poorly understood relationship plays out between plants and microbes that infuse the soil. Now, with a three-year, $720,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers from the University of Kansas...

Thu, 07/16/2020 — Five University of Kansas visual communication design students have received 2020 American Advertising Federation of Kansas City (AAF-KC) Foundation Scholarships.   According to their website, the AAF-KC Foundation “awards annual...

Thu, 07/16/2020 — A longtime environmental engineering professor at the University of Kansas is being honored with an endowed professorship in his name. The friends and family of Ross McKinney, who developed and directed the university’s environmental...

Wed, 07/15/2020 — While serving for six years in the U.S. Army, Michael Hill trained at Fort Benning and Fort Gordon in Georgia and Fort Polk in Louisiana. “For all that the Army does to try to educate soldiers and build ‘esprit de corps,’ I never was...


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