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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 — 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

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...

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 — 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 — 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...

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 — 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 — The University of Kansas fell one spot to 60th among public universities in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. The university moved up six slots to 124th among all universities in...

Thu, 09/10/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kelly Wisecup, associate professor of English and co-director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University, will deliver a virtual lecture sponsored by the University of Kansas Department of English titled “Indigenous Reading in the Archives of Empire: Simon Pokagon’s Birchbark Object Lesson.” The event is at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at via Zoom. This is the English department's annual American/British Lecture, which is free and open to the public. During the talk, Wisecup will share her research on Potawatomi leader Simon Pokagon’s birchbark pamphlet, “The Red Man’s Rebuke,” which circulated at the 1893 Columbian Exposition

Wed, 09/09/2020 — For fall 2020, the School of Architecture & Design’s Architecture Lecture Series curators teamed with the school’s Institute for Health + Wellness Design to create a series of “Grand Rounds” lectures that will address health care...

Tue, 09/08/2020 — Faculty contributions in research, teaching and mentoring were recognized this spring with a series of awards from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. The prizes acknowledge outstanding professors for...

Tue, 09/08/2020 —   LAWRENCE – In the heyday of music videos, cross-dressing was white, and baldness was Black. Guitars were associated with men, while drum machines were paired with women. Those are among the findings of an analysis of all of MTV’s “Buzz Clips” from the 1990s “Buzz Bin” program, reported on in a research paper recently published by Brad Osborn, University of Kansas associate professor of music. The article in the journal Music & Science, titled “Content and Correlational Analysis of a Corpus of MTV-Promoted Music Videos Aired Between 1990 and 1999,” was written by Osborn and two former KU doctoral students in music education, Emily Glaser Rossin and Kevin

Thu, 09/03/2020 — An upcoming lecture series at the University of Kansas that begins next week will look at the historical and contemporary meaning of race in Russia. “Race has been a complicated category in scholarly investigations of Russia due to its...

Thu, 09/03/2020 — Each September, the School of Architecture & Design opens its doors to give prospective undergraduate students a preview of what it is like to study the design fields at the University of Kansas. KU Architecture & Design...

Tue, 09/01/2020 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced the Fall 2020 Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series lineup.    The Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series was established in 1984 through the generosity of the...

Fri, 08/28/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has appointed Nisha Fernando as director of the Interior Architecture program. “We are so glad to have Nisha join our community,” said Joe Colistra, chair of the architecture...

Tue, 08/25/2020 — LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas professors contend in a new paper that you can bring together two seemingly unrelated classes to the benefit of each if they have “(e)nough connective tissue ... for grafts to take hold and grow, and enough difference to generate new possibilities.” Michelle Heffner Hayes, professor of theatre & dance, and Sherrie Tucker, professor of American studies, published an article in the journal Critical Studies in Improvisation titled “Grafting and other Ramifications: Improvisation Across American Studies and Dance,” which details their collaborations in 2008 and 2012. In those years, they team-taught a group of undergraduate


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