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Tue, 09/28/2021 — A series that encourages civic participation among members of the University of Kansas community will resume this fall with two virtual events. The Educate & Act series, led by The Commons, the Center for Service Learning and the Emily...

Tue, 09/28/2021 — A new lecture series from the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Kansas will feature some of the world’s leading experts to talk about the Cold War and its aftermath. “Legacies of the Cold...

Tue, 09/28/2021 — KU Debate began the 2021-22 season with a strong start as four University of Kansas teams qualified for the elimination rounds at a 100-plus team virtual tournament hosted by Northwestern University. Two KU teams finished among the top eight...

Mon, 09/27/2021 — More than half of U.S. newspaper jobs have been cut since 2008. A new study from the University of Kansas explores how journalists have dealt with the emotional and physical toll of unemployment and how they adjusted to new jobs and careers....

Mon, 09/27/2021 — Nine alumni will receive the University of Kansas Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Network Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award for their contributions to the university, their profession and their communities. The award is named...

Mon, 09/27/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Business has launched a new program aimed at developing professionalism among undergraduate business students. The Professionalism Program includes a series of six 1-credit courses focused on fostering career...

Mon, 09/27/2021 — This fall, 13 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Fri, 09/24/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Programs at the University of Kansas have announced the Board of Trustees for the Self Graduate Fellowship. Trustees include KU leaders and faculty members: Jennifer A. Roberts, managing trustee, ex-officio. Roberts is the KU vice provost for academic affairs & graduate studies and professor of geology. Barbara Bichelmeyer, ex-officio. Bichelmeyer is the KU provost and executive vice chancellor. James Clarke, ex-officio. Clarke is senior vice president of KU Endowment. Kyle Wetzel, Self Graduate Fellowship alumnus. Wetzel has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Julie

Fri, 09/24/2021 — The Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (ICCAE) at the University of Kansas has awarded five ICCAE scholars with an academic scholarship. ICCAE scholars are high-achieving students in the intelligence and national security...

Fri, 09/24/2021 — Researchers at the University of Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research aim to develop high-quality data on broadband affordability and access, and they need assistance from Kansas families to understand internet priorities across the...

Thu, 09/23/2021 — This fall, 15 faculty and instructional staff from across University of Kansas units will be completing a six-week virtual experiential learning training program administered by the Institute for Experiential Learning (IFEL) through a...

Thu, 09/23/2021 —  Making the world a healthier place is a key motivator that brings together all public health organizations and professionals. The University of Kansas Medical Center partnered with the KU Edwards Campus to launch an online generalist...

Thu, 09/23/2021 — LAWRENCE  – "Airness," a comedy written by Chelsea Marcantel, will rock the William Inge Memorial Theatre at the University of Kansas. This peek into the lives of air guitar contestants in competition is directed by Jonah Greene, doctoral student in KU's Department of Theatre & Dance. Tickets are on sale now for performances Oct. 1-7. Purchase tickets online at the KU Theatre website, where patrons can find more about the KU Theatre & Dance 2021-22 season. Patrons may also call the box office at 785-864-3982. This production will be live and in-person. Per KU guidelines, masks will be required for audience members. Through air guitar competition,

Thu, 09/23/2021 — After receiver Nate Meikle caught a dozen passes in the 2005 Las Vegas Bowl as a member of the BYU Cougars, he couldn’t help but notice how good it felt to be acknowledged for his contributions. “In football, when somebody makes a great...

Wed, 09/22/2021 — An upcoming series of webinars will further explore the scholarship around celebrated Black literary figure Zora Neale Hurston, author of “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” whose life and works were the subject of a National Endowment for the...

Wed, 09/22/2021 — LAWRENCE – At one time or another, nearly every employed person feels pressed by the push and pull of personal and work life. For mothers who are the primary caregivers of young children, it's even more extreme. Maria Velasco, professor of visual art at the University of Kansas, explores this tension in a new documentary film, “All of Me: Artists + Mothers.” Her work premiered in 2020 and has been making the virtual film festival circuit, with its next showing set to begin Oct. 7 in the Global Indie Film Fest based in Glasgow, Scotland. It has also been accepted into the 22nd season of the World Film Carnival-Singapore. Velasco, who is a multidisciplinary artist,

Wed, 09/22/2021 — A new university landmark on the Lawrence campus measures 80 feet from top to bottom yet goes unnoticed by people walking right past it along Jayhawk Boulevard. That’s because the University of Kansas wordmark — a giant “K-U” in blue...

Wed, 09/22/2021 — A past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers will give this year’s J.A. Tiberti Family Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Robin Kemper, a risk engineer with Zurich North America in New Jersey, served as...

Tue, 09/21/2021 — Our ability to heal and regenerate new tissue after an injury has much to do with biological sex. For instance, following menopause, the loss of sex-hormone signaling in women can lead to degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis and...

Tue, 09/21/2021 — When Jordan Bass started a youth club baseball team, he wanted to give his players something to read on how to be a good teammate and leader and how to learn from athletic failure. To his surprise, he could find no books that directly covered...


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