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Mon, 01/24/2022 — LAWRENCE – Three University of Kansas campus partners who serve graduate students across disciplines through their work will host a welcome-back, drop-in reception between 3-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the Spencer Museum of Art. Historically, this reception has served to introduce graduate students to their peers across the university while also showcasing numerous offices and centers on the Lawrence campus that offer programming, education, funding and networking opportunities for graduate students. “As a graduate student who is new to KU, opportunities to meet other graduate students outside of the classroom is very essential to me,” said Maggie Brown-Peoples,

Mon, 01/24/2022 — LAWRENCE – In the new book she co-edited and co-wrote, “Racism by Another Name” (Information Age Publishing, 2021), Dorothy Hines contends that race has been the American public schools’ most profound legacy because it is one of society’s deepest fears. “From Ahmaud Arbery, who was murdered February 2020 in Georgia for jogging while Black, to Breonna Taylor, who was killed by police in March 2020 in Kentucky, Black people and especially Black children are seeing individuals who look like them being gunned down on national television,” Hines said. “But what happens to Black students with disabilities whose experiences often are not captured on the national news or

Mon, 01/24/2022 —  Four University of Kansas faculty members on the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses are this year’s recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for...

Mon, 01/24/2022 — In the United States, China is increasingly targeted as the scapegoat for any problem involving the economy. But one of the nation’s political parties has embraced the rhetoric of China-bashing to a much greater degree, according to new...

Mon, 01/24/2022 — Dr. Sanjay Gupta, who has won multiple Emmy awards as chief medical correspondent for CNN and host of the CNN podcast “Chasing Life,” has been selected to receive the 2022 William Allen White Foundation National Citation. The award, which...

Thu, 01/20/2022 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 14 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer William Butrum of the Baldwin City Police Department was the...

Thu, 01/20/2022 — One of only three federally funded longitudinal data projects of national significance that collects and analyzes how public funds are expended on services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has moved to the University...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — As the omicron variant of COVID-19 rages across the United States and around the world, testing and vaccination are as crucial as ever. Researchers at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center have received a $2.5 million grant from the...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — University of Kansas researchers increasing understanding of crustaceans, coronaviruses and drug design have received this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Awards. The...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — Researchers at the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas have teamed with colleagues at three other institutions to investigate what makes some groundwater conservation programs more effective than others. The project,...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — KU Endowment President Dale Seuferling has announced his plans to retire later this year. In a meeting with staff Jan. 18, Seuferling reflected on his time at KU Endowment while also reassuring staff that KU Endowment was in a very strong...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — Starting in 2022, KU Today will include a recurring feature that highlights University of Kansas employee achievements and professional milestones. KU Kudos is intended to highlight notable professional achievements, such as awards, honors and...

Tue, 01/18/2022 — University of Kansas scholar David Slusky has been selected as the next executive director of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon), a professional organization for health economics research in the United States. ASHEcon holds an...

Tue, 01/18/2022 — LAWRENCE – Two third-year students at the University of Kansas School of Law will receive grants from the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation. Mary McMullen and Luke Sunderland are recipients of the foundation's Rural Law Practice Grant. The grant is awarded to law students who intend to practice in rural Kansas after graduation, bringing legal information and advocacy to those with limited access to resources. A maximum of three students each year can win the $16,500 grant. “Serving rural Kansas in the law is important to me because rural Kansas needs lawyers and better access to justice, and I felt that was a need I could contribute to,” said McMullen, who plans

Fri, 01/14/2022 — The University of Kansas community is remembering employee John Adee, who died Dec. 28, 2021. He was 52. Adee had been a storeroom supervisor for KU Information Technology since 2011. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of John Adee,

Fri, 01/14/2022 — As wind and solar operations supply an increasing share of the country’s energy needs, a new project at the Kansas Geological Survey may help address the challenge of intermittent production from renewable sources. The KGS, working with Evergy,

Thu, 01/13/2022 — On Thursday, two University of Kansas astronomers announced the probable discovery of water vapor on exoplanet TOI-674 b, a “Warm Neptune” some 150 light years from Earth in the constellation Antlia. Jonathan Brande, a doctoral student in...

Thu, 01/13/2022 — The University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging will welcome a national activist and scholar as part of programming related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Loretta Ross, professor at Smith College, will...

Wed, 01/12/2022 — Athletes have long been known to push themselves as hard as possible to improve their performance, especially in the weight room. But not much is known about what happens inside the muscle when someone trains too hard. A new University of Kansas...

Tue, 01/11/2022 — LAWRENCE – Even before creating a constitution, the first thing the victorious revolutionaries of the People’s Republic of China did was pass the New Marriage Law in 1950, giving women equal rights and creating a fundamentally feminist legal framework compared to the patriarchal system of Confucianism they had wiped away. It was part of a 20th century wave of “socialist feminism,” which itself was one of many successive approaches to female empowerment that make up the title subject of a new book co-created by a University of Kansas scholar. “Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics” (Syracuse University Press) was co-edited and co-written by Hui “Faye” Xiao,


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