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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...

Tue, 09/22/2020 — Seventy new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Sept. 18 at a ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The large class size was designed to prevent disruption to Kansas law...

Tue, 09/22/2020 — A distinguished professor and Black writing, literary and cultural studies scholar in the Department of English at the University of Kansas is the 2020 Chancellors Club Teaching Award recipient. Maryemma Graham is a University Distinguished...

Mon, 09/21/2020 — Many students face challenges staying focused and on task in the classroom. Now that the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many homes into classrooms, those struggles have become even more challenging for parents, students and teachers....

Mon, 09/21/2020 — A University of Kansas program with a commitment to developing potential in faculty has announced its newest cohort. The Senior Administrative Fellows Program, which began in 1993, cultivates the leadership skills and organizational know-how of...

Fri, 09/18/2020 — A new book by University of Kansas faculty member Kelly Kindscher and three co-authors is the first published compilation of traditional plant uses of the Arikara Tribe. The work, "Sahnish (Arikara) Ethnobotany," serves as a regional ethnobotany...

Fri, 09/18/2020 — The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra (KUSO), led by Carolyn Watson, conductor and director of orchestral activities, was honored earlier this month with a 2019-20 American Prize for Orchestral Performance (second place,...

Fri, 09/18/2020 — Nine faculty members at the University of Kansas have been recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. “These educators have earned the respect of their peers and have demonstrated their ability to help our students attain...

Thu, 09/17/2020 — This fall, eight University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Thu, 09/17/2020 — How should people make decisions when the outcomes of their choices are uncertain, and the uncertainty is described by probability theory? That’s the question faced by Prakash Shenoy, the Ronald G. Harper Distinguished Professor of Artificial...

Wed, 09/16/2020 — In recent years, there has been a growing push to include arts in the widely accepted STEM focus in American education. Yet, making such a transition requires time, training and, perhaps most importantly, a willingness to explore new ways to...

Wed, 09/16/2020 — A University of Kansas astronomer played a key role on the team that today announced the first-ever discovery of a planet orbiting a white dwarf star. The finding, published in Nature, shows the likely presence of a Jupiter-sized planet, named...

Wed, 09/16/2020 — Red Hot Research will return this fall in a different setting. The series, sponsored by The Commons at the University of Kansas, will take place over Zoom and feature most of the trademark elements of the traditional in-person event as it shifts...

Tue, 09/15/2020 —  Two major developments unfolded today in the ongoing trade war with China and the Trump administration’s expansion of tariffs. First, the World Trade Organization ruled that American tariffs on Chinese goods violated international rules. The...

Tue, 09/15/2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of society but perhaps affected none more profoundly than education. Schools were forced to close their doors, parents became teachers, and students transitioned to all-online instruction. Now, as...

Tue, 09/15/2020 — Thirteen students at the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen as Dean’s Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year. The Dean’s Fellows are a group of second- and third-year law students selected to mentor first-year peers. Fellows...

Tue, 09/15/2020 — Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Mexican American to be named the U.S. poet laureate, will give a talk this week for the Hall Center for the Humanities. "An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, and...

Mon, 09/14/2020 — “She was totally flirting with you,” my friend told me after the hosts left our table. “No, she wasn’t. She was just being polite,” said another friend. Misunderstandings about flirting can potentially result in awkwardness or even...

Mon, 09/14/2020 — The KU School of Engineering is hosting a virtual Engineering & Computing Career Fair for employers and students to easily connect from any location. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. The Engineering...


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