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Mon, 07/16/2018 — Benjamin Rosenthal was sitting in his mother’s New York apartment, chatting away with someone on the Grindr app, when it occurred to him: “I didn’t meet with this dude,” said Rosenthal, a University of Kansas Associate Professor of...

Mon, 07/16/2018 — U.S. firms that disclosed the existence of trade secrets have a significantly higher probability of becoming targets of hackers, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas accounting professor. "When companies disclose sensitive...

Thu, 07/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – News that the U.S. Department of Justice has reopened the 63-year-old murder case of black teenager Emmett Till is just the latest example of the power of the civil rights martyr’s story, according to a University of Kansas professor who has studied the case extensively and helped lead the Emmett Till Memory Project. “The 1955 murder of Emmett Till continues to haunt American culture precisely because the case has never been settled,” said David Tell, a professor in the Department of Communication Studies. “Myths continue to circulate about what happened the night Till was killed, and justice is yet to be served. Until we tell the truth about that awful

Wed, 07/11/2018 — LAWRENCE – Humanities Kansas recently awarded $2,500 to the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies at the University of Kansas in support of the Unexpected Caribbean Symposium. This event is designed to expand the understanding of the Caribbean as a complex cultural, geographical and geopolitical space by fostering broad, provocative conversations about Caribbean arts, literature and films. Cécile Accilien, associate professor of Haitian studies, and Giselle Anatol, professor of English, serve as project co-directors.  The Unexpected Caribbean Symposium is a two-day interdisciplinary event and an educator workshop for regional teachers focusing on art,

Tue, 07/10/2018 — After working for many years as an actor and producer, Laura Kirk returned to her native Kansas in 2012 and joined the University of Kansas Department of Film & Media Studies as a lecturer, teaching film acting. Now, in her first big work...

Tue, 07/10/2018 — More African-American novels will be made available for digital research thanks to a Digital Extension Grant of $150,000 from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) to support the work of the Black Book Interactive Project: Extending...

Tue, 07/10/2018 — This summer's World Cup hosted by Russia and the unexpected success of the Russian national team has shined a spotlight on the region's history with the popular worldwide sport. A University of Kansas historian has researched how Soviet state...

Fri, 07/06/2018 — LAWRENCE – Seven students and four faculty and staff members are preparing to travel to Tanzania in August as part of a humanities-based lab titled colLAB: Bridging East Africa’s Digital Health Divide. Through the lab’s field school, participants will learn about how technology transforms health care access and capacity in rural contexts while developing their Kiswahili language skills. The project brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines across campus, funding from several sources and partnerships with groups around the globe. ColLAB, as it is known, has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, KU’s Research Excellence

Thu, 07/05/2018 — The Hall Family Foundation of Kansas City, Missouri, has made a $500,000 gift to create the Robert Almy Kipp Professorship of Practice in City Management at the University of Kansas. The professorship honors Kipp’s career, his extensive civic...

Mon, 07/02/2018 — When educators and coaches make kids feel like they matter, it reduces delinquency and destructive behavior. A new study led by a University of Kansas researcher reveals the importance of non-family adults in mentoring youth.  "If you are made...

Wed, 06/27/2018 — Wednesday's divided U.S. Supreme Court decision that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to unions that represent them in bargaining will likely tie the hands of many unions, according to a University of Kansas political...

Tue, 06/26/2018 — Penicillin may help save your life, or it might cause a severe allergic reaction. An educational intervention may help students boost reading scores, but it may also make them hate reading. Side effects are a well-known phenomenon in medicine,...

Tue, 06/26/2018 — LAWRENCE – A new study shows poor people in South America use some ingenious strategies to keep in digital touch with their children throughout the day. Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies, lays out the scenario in an article recently published in the journal New Media & Society.

Thu, 06/21/2018 — Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 1. Charles Matthews, assistant vice president–resource protection for BNSF Railway, was the speaker for the ceremony in...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — In response to an international terrorist attack, the public's level of concern has to do with the locations of the attacks and the perceived identities of the victims, according to a new study by two University of Kansas researchers. In...

Thu, 06/21/2018 — More than 5,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2018 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Wed, 06/20/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Local emergency management teams have a new tool at their disposal. Military, veteran and civilian students in the University of Kansas’ new homeland security master’s program created and implemented an emergency plan for a long-term blackout during a simulation-style practicum June 18-19 at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. The intensive, two-day exercise was the result of extensive research and modeled after the 2003 blackout of the Eastern Grid and the hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in 2017. Nine students acted as the Douglas County emergency management team, dealing with a malware intrusion. Douglas County’s team worked

Tue, 06/19/2018 — University of Kansas sociology students recently received awards and scholarships for outstanding academic achievements in two department ceremonies.  During the 26th annual awards dinner last month, graduate students received awards and...

Wed, 06/13/2018 — President Donald Trump's long-promised border wall with Mexico won't be complete anytime soon, and in recent weeks he has mentioned a potential government shutdown in order to get a deal with Congress in place for its construction. A group of...

Tue, 06/12/2018 — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are each awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...


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