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Thu, 07/12/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Law’s Legal Aid Clinic received a Pro Bono Award from the Kansas Bar Association at the annual Kansas Bar Foundation recognition ceremony and dinner last month in Overland Park. Legal Aid Clinic Director...

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,

Wed, 07/11/2018 — The Department of Special Education and the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas have announced the 2018 Whelan Leadership for Learning Award recipients: Chris Cooper, assistant superintendent for Abilene Public Schools in...

Wed, 07/11/2018 — We humans will put up with a lot from our relatives. Yet most of us are less charitable with people outside of our family circle.  Not so with a particular shallow water coastal creature. University of Kansas scientists discovered that polyps...

Wed, 07/11/2018 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 78 new members. Meagan Patterson, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and professor of educational psychology, presided at the May 13 ceremony...

Wed, 07/11/2018 — LAWRENCE ‚ Beginning Friday, July 13, Kenneth Spencer Research Library will host weekly guided tours of the library. Collection curators and library staff will take visitors on an engaging tour that includes the renovated North Gallery, the Spencer Lounge and more.  These tours are free and open to the public. The tours will begin in the Spencer Research Library lobby each Friday at 1 p.m. for approximately one hour and will run weekly throughout the fall semester.  For questions about this opportunity or the Spencer Research Library, please contact Caitlin Donnelly Klepper at cdonnelly@ku.edu. 

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...

Mon, 07/09/2018 —  When children are removed from the home or face the risk of removal because of parental substance abuse, the experience can be traumatic and have long-lasting effects on both the children and parents. A federally funded project designed to...

Mon, 07/09/2018 — In 2010, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to the discoverers of graphene. A single layer of carbon atoms, graphene possesses properties that are ideal for a host of applications. Among researchers, graphene has been the hottest material for a...

Mon, 07/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Enrichment Network and the YMCA of Greater Kansas City will highlight the importance of summer learning opportunities at a special event this week at Bentwood Elementary School in Overland Park.  More than 100 youths will participate in learning projects, including making seed biscuits, decorating kindness rocks and hunting friendly neighborhood spiders. Students also will hear from elected officials, including State Sen. Lynn Rogers, about the importance of democracy as the culminating event to their civic engagement unit. The event will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, July 13. Led by the National Summer Learning Association, National Summer

Mon, 07/09/2018 — The University of Kansas will officially introduce Jeff Long, the university’s new director of athletics, at a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, in the Lied Center Pavilion. The news conference will begin with opening...

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

Fri, 07/06/2018 — Humanities Kansas recently awarded $9,796 to the Hall Center for the Humanities in support of a new event, “Haunting Humanities: Disciplines in the Dark.” Planned for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 24 at Abe & Jake’s Landing, this event is designed to...

Thu, 07/05/2018 — The hurricanes that hit Texas and Puerto Rico in 2017 left thousands of people homeless, at least temporarily. Now students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering are working to design and build new “tiny homes” that will provide...

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...

Thu, 07/05/2018 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod today named Jeff Long as the university’s new director of athletics. Long brings more than two decades of experience in athletic administration at the Division I level, most recently at the University of Arkansas, where he led a program comprising 19 sports and 460 student-athletes from 2008 through 2017. During that time, he transformed Arkansas’ athletics department into one of the most successful in the country and established himself as a national leader within intercollegiate athletics. Long will be officially introduced at a news conference Wednesday, July 11, in Lawrence at a time and location to be

Tue, 07/03/2018 — A new initiative in the University of Kansas School of Engineering aims to expand and fill the pipeline of underrepresented engineers, including women and minorities, with an array of programs aimed at students as young as middle school. The...


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