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Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas students were selected to receive prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to study, conduct research and teach English abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year. One additional KU student was named as an alternate Fulbright recipient. This year’s Fulbright U.S. Student grantees include two doctoral students who will conduct research and study in Austria and Hungary and three recently graduated seniors who were selected to teach English in Tajikistan, Colombia and Spain. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the start of the program has been delayed to Jan. 1, 2021, and some countries have had to reduce the number of available

Thu, 06/04/2020 — As the University of Kansas begins to reopen parts of campus, it will participate in a pilot project to test a health verification mobile app called CVKey. The app was created by CVKey Project, a nonprofit initiative co-founded by former Google...

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Sixteen students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Self Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students from the University of Kansas who will transition into a full-time graduate program at KU in the fall semester. Students who were selected demonstrated leadership, initiative and passion for achievement. The scholarship provides each recipient with a $10,000 scholarship award and a unique professional development program. The Scholar Development Program provides education and training in leadership

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Recent University of Kansas graduate Sam Steuart has won the Philip W. Whitcomb Memorial Essay Prize at KU with an essay on the relationship between growing prison populations and the reduction of welfare support in U.S. public policy. “Sam presented a compelling argument about important trends in U.S. history that have marked Kansas public policy reform,” said Scott Jenkins, associate professor of philosophy and chair of the Whitcomb essay selection committee. “Steuart illustrated how Kansas welfare reform and the 1980s war on drugs combined to move low-income U.S. citizens into prisons.” Steuart, of Topeka, plans to save the $500 prize to support his

Wed, 06/03/2020 — Ethnopolitical organizations are routinely criticized for being inhospitable to women. A new study examines such organizations’ recruitment strategies, revealing broader gender ideologies shape gender platforms. “More violent organizations...

Tue, 06/02/2020 — The Academic Achievement & Access Center (AAAC) changed its name, effective June 1, to the University Academic Support Centers, or UASC. The center began in 2004 as a merger of two offices – the Student Development Center and Services for...

Tue, 06/02/2020 — Close to half of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy 2020 graduates applied to residency programs, and once again, KU pharmacy students matched at a rate far above the national average, according to the American Society of Health-System...

Tue, 06/02/2020 — Sexual assault is a widely acknowledged problem on U.S. campuses, yet there is surprisingly little consistent guidance on how institutions can best form policies that help prevent such incidents and how best to respond when assaults do occur. A...

Tue, 06/02/2020 — Three projects with the potential to help patients suffering from chronic diseases were selected to receive the 2020 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research award. Researchers from the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the departments of Pharmaceutical...

Mon, 06/01/2020 — When the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency-use authorization for the investigational pharmaceutical remdesivir to treat COVID-19 on May 1, in part it was due to pioneering work performed by pharmaceutical chemists at the...

Mon, 06/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – The counterintuitive appeal of Stanford University sociologist Mark Granovetter’s theory about “the strength of weak ties” being key to finding a job has steadily grown since he first published it in 1973. But now a University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies has published a paper questioning its primacy. KU’s Cameron Piercy and University of Arkansas researcher Yaguang Zhu have co-written a paper titled “Transactive Memory and the Job Search: Finding Expertise and Influence in Socio-technical Networks,” published in the Western Journal of Communication. They argue that strong ties, websites like Indeed and other job sources are

Fri, 05/29/2020 — After early termination of regular season College League of Legends play due to the COVID-19 pandemic, other tournament providers offered weekly tournaments. Jayhawk Esports participated in the third Battlefly/Riot tournament, coming through as...

Thu, 05/28/2020 — Minyoung Kim, associate professor of strategy and international business at the University of Kansas School of Business, will receive the 2020 International Management (IM) Division FIU Emerging Scholar Award from the Academy of Management. The...

Thu, 05/28/2020 —  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer maintains autonomy from mainland China, a move that could have significant ramifications in trade between the U.S. and Hong Kong. While the island has been exempt...

Thu, 05/28/2020 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated to 97 individuals on the University of Kansas Medical Center and 62 individuals on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Girod and Barbara Bichelmeyer, the...

Thu, 05/28/2020 —  The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump intended to sign an executive order targeting social media companies, including Twitter, Facebook and Google, for the ways they monitor content on their platforms. The order comes...

Wed, 05/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – In the post-World War II period, José Limón was the toast of the modern dance world. Erick Hawkins was injured and exiled, seeking a way back that would not torture his and other dancers’ bodies. But today, a new book examining and contrasting their careers holds them up at least as artistic equals and explores their distinctive choreographic approaches. These contrasts are explored from a variety of angles, including gender and race, in the new book by James Moreno, University of Kansas associate professor, titled "Dances of José Limón and Erick Hawkins" (Routledge, 2020). “I was first drawn to José Limón, and I identify with him as a Mexican American

Wed, 05/27/2020 — Woody Allen often writes about how comedy and tragedy are intertwined. A new book finds that’s been the case for thousands of years … but in unexpected ways. “Paracomedy: Appropriations of Comedy in Greek Tragedy” (Oxford University...

Wed, 05/27/2020 — While scientists and economists are debating the health and financial reasons of why the economy should reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another factor that should also be considered. Dale Dorsey, the Dean’s Professor and...

Wed, 05/27/2020 — People who make careers of public service may cite many motivations for choosing their work, including loyalty to institutions and parties or the desire to shape public policy. A new University of Kansas study shows that is not the case in Iraq,...


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