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Fri, 09/23/2022 — With an aim to inform and develop local solutions to reduce community rates of youth violence nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded the University of Kansas a grant to establish one of only five federally funded...

Fri, 09/23/2022 — The third candidate for the University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) vice provost position will give his public presentation from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in The Forum at Marvin Hall. The...

Fri, 09/23/2022 — Supervisor training will be required for new University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards staff who are newly hired, promoted or appointed to a supervisory position after Oct. 1. The Supervisory Training for Excellence in Performance (STEP) program...

Fri, 09/23/2022 — The J. Wayne and Elsie M. Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas will hold its first Sturgeon Symposium, taking place Sept. 29-30. The symposium will feature the presentation of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial...

Fri, 09/23/2022 — Youth in foster care run away from placements for many reasons, but it almost always boils down to the need for family, connection, belonging and normalcy. Last week, TFI Family Services and the University of Kansas provided legislative...

Fri, 09/23/2022 — When he first began visiting the Ch’orti’ Maya area of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador decades ago, Brent Metz thought he understood what it meant to be Indigenous to the region. It has taken 30 years of collaborative ethnographic...

Thu, 09/22/2022 — Look closely at any mobile service provider’s map of nationwide 5G coverage, and you’ll notice huge swaths of the country — rural areas — don’t have 5G service.  A new three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation...

Thu, 09/22/2022 — The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Kansas has announced its 2022-23 season, which offers lightness, love and plenty of action. This year, the University Theatre and University Dance Company, the two production wings...

Thu, 09/22/2022 — A new virtual series this fall at the University of Kansas will ask important questions about the threats that misinformation and disinformation pose to democracy, while pairing these challenges with a consideration of care — for ourselves and...

Wed, 09/21/2022 — LAWRENCE – The second candidate for the University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) vice provost position will give her public presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Kansas Union Woodruff Auditorium. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 551402. Nicole Hodges Persley, interim vice provost for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, is the second of four candidates who will present her philosophy on the role diversity and inclusion play in higher education in the United States and how her philosophy would advance Realizing Intersectional Standards of Excellence (RISE) on KU’s

Wed, 09/21/2022 — LAWRENCE – When Michelle Mohr Carney accepted the role of founding vice provost for Jayhawk Global in February, her charge from Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, provost and executive vice chancellor, was to lead the strategic development process by facilitating the design and implementation of a new organization that is responsible for promoting online education at the University of Kansas. During the past eight months, Carney, who also serves as the dean of the School of Social Welfare, has conducted an extensive review of existing functions, processes and structures by meeting with and listening to deans, vice provosts, faculty and many internal partners. Through critical

Wed, 09/21/2022 — LAWRENCE – As annual commemorations of Columbus Day (Oct. 10) are once again met with protest and demands to remake them as Indigenous Peoples Day, a University of Kansas literary scholar can comment on the history of explorer Christopher Columbus' popular reputation, noting that it began to suffer well before the Civil War. In the latest volume of the journal Scholarly Editing, Laura Mielke, University of Kansas Dean’s Professor of English, has co-written a critical “microedition” of John Brougham’s 1857-1876 “Columbus Burlesque.” The first version of the comic play was titled “Columbus, El Filibustero!” That was a term applied to soldiers of fortune – more like

Wed, 09/21/2022 — The University of Kansas will host its 110th Homecoming Sept. 26-Oct. 1. The week will feature a variety of events for alumni and students, culminating in the KU football game against Iowa State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in David Booth...

Wed, 09/21/2022 — Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessments Systems (ATLAS) has teamed up with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) on a $2.5 million grant project to develop an innovative assessment model that provides...

Wed, 09/21/2022 — SWIFT Education Center, within the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, has received two federal awards for a total of $13 million to support educational systems in transforming their policies and practices to create schools where...

Tue, 09/20/2022 —  The University of Kansas has received a $2.4 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to add undergraduate degrees in biotechnology, information technology and cybersecurity to its existing intelligence and...

Tue, 09/20/2022 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of professor and senior scientist James Thompson, who died Sept. 11. Thompson had more than 30 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities as a direct support...

Tue, 09/20/2022 — The power of a name is an important concept to R.B. (Renee) Perelmutter, as the associate professor is known to students and fellow faculty in the University of Kansas Jewish Studies Program and Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies.

painting of "Els segadors" by Antoni Estruch
Mon, 09/19/2022 — The peasant rebels known as segadors (“reapers”) rioted in Barcelona in 1640, triggering a war that led to the 12-year secession of the Spanish territory. But who these segadors actually were and how their legacy has evolved is the subject...

Mon, 09/19/2022 — Among the 12 Kansas City-area students pursuing degrees in architecture who were awarded 2022 Kansas City Architectural Foundation scholarships, seven were from the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design. The...


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