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Wed, 09/23/2020 — Every community has been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic, and while all have experienced some sort of negative outcomes, no two communities have been affected in the same way. That lack of a roadmap or template can make recovery difficult,...

Wed, 09/23/2020 — A major new research project headquartered at the University of Kansas will investigate how intermittent streams — the half of the world’s streams that flow only part of the year — support both the environment and humankind. Intermittent...

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...

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...

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 — 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 — 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...

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...

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 — University of Kansas Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer has appointed four KU faculty members to be Distinguished Professors. The appointments for professors Shannon Blunt in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Sarah Deer...

Wed, 09/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – Do you realize that people are willing to cling to the hulls of ships, floating on wooden planks across the Mediterranean, for the dream of a free life in Europe? Abdelmajid Hannoum has met them as they loiter around the port in Tangier, Morocco, and he has watched as they set out on their perilous journey. They call it “burning,” as in burning bridges, or risking, with the obvious implications, even if they manage to book passage inside a ship. In his new book, “Living Tangier: Migration, Race and Illegality in a Moroccan City,” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020) the University of Kansas professor of anthropology takes readers inside the world

Tue, 09/08/2020 — with consequences at the polls
Tue, 09/08/2020 — LAWRENCE — When police in Aurora, Colorado, handcuffed children and...

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...

Wed, 09/02/2020 —  Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Aug. 28 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Tyler Stephenson of the Baldwin City Police Department was the...

Tue, 09/01/2020 — The fall Educate & Act series at the University of Kansas will feature opportunities to learn about democracy in the United States and equip attendees with information around civic participation. Led by The Commons, the Center for Service...


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