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Mon, 10/26/2020 — A team led by an astronomer from the University of Kansas has crunched data from NASA’s TESS and Spitzer space telescopes to portray for the first time the atmosphere of a highly unusual kind of exoplanet dubbed a “hot Neptune.” The...

Mon, 10/26/2020 — What makes funk different from soul, R&B or rock music? Why is it worthy of academic study? And how do you write about it seriously while still capturing its musical vitality and humor? Tony Bolden, University of Kansas associate professor...

Mon, 10/26/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will reopen to the public for the month of November on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can make a free reservation to explore the galleries, which will have...

Fri, 10/23/2020 — When inclement weather affects operations on the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses, information about closings or delays is delivered in several ways: The KU Alerts page at http://alerts.ku.edu/ On Twitter...

Fri, 10/23/2020 — When students, faculty and staff are working and learning on campus at the University of Kansas, all traffic goes through the Jayhawk network and is behind the campus firewall, making it easier for KU Information Technology Security Office...

Fri, 10/23/2020 — A meeting between Jim Xhema, a Greenwich, Connecticut, businessman of Albanian descent, and Kansas Sen. Bob Dole turned into a friendship that has lasted more than 30 years. A common bond, borne from shared backgrounds and mutual respect,...

Thu, 10/22/2020 — Nearly one in five adults in the United States live with a mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Health. Yet many people who experience mental illness don’t seek treatment. A study by the National Council for Behavioral...

Thu, 10/22/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art invites the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to explore its fifth annual Backyard Bash, a monthlong outdoor celebration with an interactive art installation in Marvin Grove on view Saturday, Oct. 24,...

Wed, 10/21/2020 — Historian Erika Lee will talk about her 2019 book, "America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States," at an event this week for the Hall Center for the Humanities. "Erika Lee: America for Americans" will take place at 7:30 p.

Wed, 10/21/2020 — In July 1958, Black students gathered at downtown Wichita’s Dockum Drugstore to stage a peaceful protest against the unequal practice of segregation. Tired of being denied access to the city’s movie theaters and restaurants, students took...

Tue, 10/20/2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced much of life to move online, including education, entertainment, communications and work. While technology has provided a way for many parts of life to carry on virtually, it has also provided space for negative...

Mon, 10/19/2020 — While the lockdown associated with COVID-19 has negatively affected people from all walks of life, one U.S. minority group is bearing the brunt of unemployment.  According to a new study by a quartet of University of Kansas researchers, the...

Fri, 10/16/2020 — A University of Kansas School of Pharmacy alumnus has pledged $100,000 to honor a longtime school administrator. The anonymous donor will match donations up to $100,000 in honor of Gene Hotchkiss, senior associate dean, who retired this month...

Thu, 10/15/2020 — LAWRENCE – Six current seniors and a recent graduate have been endorsed for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the support of the University of Kansas Office of Fellowships. Current seniors Emerson Karsh-Lombardo, Abby Neal, Meredith Shaheed and Logan Stuart have been endorsed for the Mitchell Scholarship. Neal, Shaheed and Stuart are joined by seniors Aroog Khaliq and Laura Phillips in being endorsed for the Marshall Scholarship. Shaheed, Stuart, Khaliq and Phillips are joined by recent graduate Samiyah Para-Cremer in being endorsed for the Rhodes Scholarship. The Mitchell Scholarship provides funding for one year of study in

Thu, 10/15/2020 — The School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes Meagan Patterson, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, as the 2020 Budig Teaching Professorship in Education award recipient and featured lecturer. The virtual...

Wed, 10/14/2020 — Marginalized communities have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for women transitioning back to society after incarceration, it has severely affected their access to and knowledge about technology, one of the keys to making...

Wed, 10/14/2020 — With the phrase “Russian hacker” on everyone’s lips, a federal grant will give the University of Kansas more tools to study the area of the world from which the threat is deemed to emanate. Increasing expertise and course offerings in the...

Wed, 10/14/2020 — Leading scientific journals today mostly address topics with broad international appeal, making it increasingly difficult to publish significant regional studies. To fill a niche for geoscience research undertaken in a large swath of the United...

Tue, 10/13/2020 — LAWRENCE – If your goal is a free-flowing, fair discussion of crucial issues facing the nation, there is no valid reason to object to a computerized debating arena, according to a University of Kansas educator and debate coach whose students have been arguing remotely for months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brett Bricker is associate specialist and assistant director of the nationally ranked debate program in KU’s Department of Communication Studies. He said his students have been debating virtually all semester with no problem, even though none of them had done so before. “Our national tournament in March was canceled,” Bricker said. “So in early April we started

Tue, 10/13/2020 —  Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 9 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. James Murphy of the Ellis Police Department was the graduating class...


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