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Thu, 04/09/2020 —  State Farm has donated $20,000 through KU Endowment to the Kansas Fire & Training Rescue Institute (KFRTI) – a unit of KU Professional & Continuing Education. KFRTI will use the funds to purchase the additional vehicle extrication...

Thu, 04/09/2020 — As part of a national effort to reduce the release of carbon dioxide into the air, the Kansas Geological Survey has joined forces with private and public partners to help determine whether carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial sources can be...

Wed, 04/08/2020 —  The University of Kansas’ Department of Theatre & Dance has announced the following students earned awards and recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region V. Almost all of the work stemmed from KU’s...

Wed, 04/08/2020 — Most businesses have never faced an era when uncertainty is so rampant. While companies are inherently used to dealing with risk, few are prepared for total unpredictability. That’s the premise of a new article by Minyoung Kim, associate...

Wed, 04/08/2020 — Researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center donated much-needed equipment to help their colleagues at The University of Kansas Health System currently caring for patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. The virus...

Tue, 04/07/2020 — About one-third of the U.S. population has no computer and/or broadband internet access at home, or they can only connect through mobile devices such as smartphones. Many of these individuals turn to public libraries as their primary provider of...

Tue, 04/07/2020 — Thirty years ago, authors in the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare published an article that formalized and named a burgeoning movement in social work: Focusing on people’s strengths to help them solve problems. Now, KU authors...

Mon, 04/06/2020 — Four University of Kansas students received honors during the 17th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka at the end of February. The event brings together top graduate student researchers from Kansas Board of Regents institutions...

Fri, 04/03/2020 — More than fifty senior students from the University of Kansas School of Medicine have asked to graduate early to participate in the Kansas Pandemic Volunteer Health Care Workforce, a program that will deploy them throughout Kansas as part of the...

Thu, 04/02/2020 — Angelica Lang was in the middle of an online exam for a psychology course when she got the email. “I did take a moment to look at the email, and then I started freaking out a little bit,” she said. She rallied, then sat down and finished...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — For many people, especially those who are not wealthy, their home is their most valuable asset. But what happens when a person sells this asset? Are they taxed? If so, how much? A University of Kansas study found that municipal real estate...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — Jerry Crawford, University of Kansas associate professor of journalism, is the recipient of the 2020 Gretchen and Gene Budig Teaching Professorship. The Budig Professorship Award recognizes outstanding faculty instruction, and recipients are...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability is accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Sustainability Leadership Awards. These awards recognize students, faculty, staff, programs and projects that have made important contributions to...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – It took less than a week for the director of the University Kansas Center for Design Research and some of his former students and colleagues to crank out an open-source design for a plastic face shield to help protect health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few days, it has been freely downloaded around the world more than 4,500 times. And 10,000 of the shields already produced locally will soon be available to caregivers in The University of Kansas Health System. What’s more, almost anyone, anywhere with a computer-aided router and a common type of plastic sheeting can rapidly produce more of them. This week, Greg Thomas, a

Tue, 03/31/2020 — Who could have foreseen the tragic consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic that threatens to overwhelm America’s hospital system, and in particular, emergency departments? A lot of folks, including Frank Zilm, University of Kansas...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, native health care or the...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — LAWRENCE – In some of the world’s biggest cities, in the world’s most populous nation, a significant segment of Chinese youths today constitutes an “ant tribe” of powerless, rootless workers, primed for exploitation by the global system of neoliberal capitalism. “Tiny Times” is the most popular Chinese youth-culture brand today, starting as a book trilogy by a young author and turning into a series of blockbuster movies, TV shows, comic books and video games. This dialectic between big and small is one of the themes running throughout a new book by University of Kansas researcher Hui “Faye” Xiao, “Youth Economy, Crisis and Reinvention in Twenty-First Century

Tue, 03/31/2020 — For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 122 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2020 Transfer...

Mon, 03/30/2020 — President Donald Trump has repeatedly called COVID-19 the “Chinese virus,” despite accusations of bigotry and inaccuracy that accompany the term. “The use of ‘Chinese virus’ by the current administration should be read in the context...

Mon, 03/30/2020 — In the midst of a global pandemic, a lot of people rightly will be reluctant to offer food from their plate to another person, or accept such an offer due to the fear of contamination. But for people with “attachment avoidance,” a...


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