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Tue, 06/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – By tracing the roots and shifting definitions of the area known as the Maghreb, native son Majid Hannoum aims to liberate study of the region from its colonial past. The University of Kansas associate professor of anthropology has just published a book addressing the history and identity of this part of northern Africa, “The Invention of the Maghreb: Between Africa and the Middle East” (Cambridge University Press, 2021). The name Maghreb (which in Arabic means “west”) as used for the region of North Africa (without Egypt) is an ambiguous term, little known among the U.S. public and little used in the region itself, where people instead identify with

Tue, 06/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – Three University of Kansas students received prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to study, conduct research and teach English abroad for the 2021-2022 academic year. Five additional KU students were named as alternate Fulbright recipients. This year’s Fulbright U.S. Student grantees include recent graduates from the School of Music who will study and conduct research in Spain and the Czech Republic, and a recent graduate from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences who was selected to teach English in Colombia. “As the Fulbright program reemerges from the pandemic, I could not be more delighted to see KU students leading the way,” said Charles

Mon, 06/14/2021 — The United States has the highest population of incarcerated citizens among developed nations. Every year, roughly 2 million women, the majority held in jails, leave incarceration. The COVID-19 pandemic hit jails and correctional facilities...

Thu, 06/10/2021 — This week, 10 high school science teachers from across Kansas have converged at the KU Field Station, just north of Lawrence, to gain new knowledge and skills to share with their students. They are spending the week together working with KU...

Thu, 06/10/2021 — Joseph Hartung, a University of Kansas student from St. Louis, is one of 20 students selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society. The award recognizes...

Thu, 06/10/2021 — As the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered schools and forced many children with autism spectrum disorder to be schooled at home, professionals and families became concerned that children with disabilities might not be receiving adequate and specialized...

Wed, 06/09/2021 — Ever since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in 2016’s Brexit referendum, debates have raged on whether it was the right decision and how the U.K. would separate itself. A new study from a University of Kansas international...

Wed, 06/09/2021 — This summer, 12 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “I am continually impressed by the...

Wed, 06/09/2021 — A longtime University of Kansas professor has been honored with an award to recognize his career achievements in aerospace engineering education. Saeed Farokhi, professor emeritus of aerospace engineering, is the 2021 recipient of the J. Leland...

Tue, 06/08/2021 — There are 34,000 species of fish. And they all have their own flavor. “People like to discover the fact you don’t always have to bake or fry a fish. All different kinds of fish have different tastes, and sushi lets you experience that,”...

Tue, 06/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is asking listeners to lend a helping hand this June by becoming sustaining members or upgrading their sustaining membership. If KPR reaches a goal of 300 new and upgrading sustainers, it will meet a $30,000 challenge put forth by a group of generous KPR donors. Listener support is now more important than ever – KPR’s budget will be cut by $216,571 as the University of Kansas is bracing for financial setbacks from the pandemic. This is the largest budget cut in the station’s 69-year history and represents about 70% of the remaining annual funding from KU.  Fortunately, Kansas Public Radio has more than 100,000 weekly listeners who can

Fri, 06/04/2021 — Two research projects at the University of Kansas have received major awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Spencer Museum of Art received $400,000 to support the thematic reinstallation of its collection galleries, and the...

Fri, 06/04/2021 — Digital technology continues to become a more and more important part of the way people connect to the world around them. People need internet connections, a connected device and the skills to use them to find and apply for jobs, pay bills,...

Thu, 06/03/2021 — LAWRENCE – This summer, 25 scholars selected for an NEH Summer Institute will convene for an educational research collaboration hosted by The Project on the History of Black Writing at the University of Kansas. They won’t come to Lawrence, as is their custom, but “Hurston on the Horizon” will allow the participants to connect virtually from across the country. As one of 46 institutions funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this year’s institute drew nearly 100 applicants, the largest in HBW’s history. The 25 selected scholars will work with top Zora Neale Hurston literary scholars from the U.S. and abroad, engaging with Hurston’s work by participating

Thu, 06/03/2021 — A strange thing sometimes happens when we listen to a spoken phrase again and again: It begins to sound like a song. This phenomenon, called the “speech-to-song illusion,” can offer a window into how the mind operates and give insight into...

Thu, 06/03/2021 — The third and final candidate for the next University of Kansas chief of police and director of public safety will take part in campus interviews Friday, June 4. The search committee, led by Callie Long, associate vice provost for operations,...

Thu, 06/03/2021 — Cool Science, a National Science Foundation-funded program that integrates science and art to promote understanding of extreme weather events, returns again in 2021 with remote programming for children and adults in Kansas, Missouri and...

Wed, 06/02/2021 — In the Midwest, a thunderstorm is considered commonplace. “Sometimes we just ignore it. We might have a little flooding, yet most of the time it doesn’t matter. People in management who experience these kinds of low-intensity natural...

Wed, 06/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 13th in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center. This is the highest ranking KU Law’s moot court program has received since the ranking system began in 2009. KU Law has finished in the top 30 nationally for the past six years. “Once again, our students and coaches found a way to win,” said Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU’s moot court program. Students competed against peers from across the country in virtual competitions throughout the year. “Our teams faced so much adversity this year, yet they dug in –

Tue, 06/01/2021 — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas has announced the featured speakers for each session of the 2021 Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference, a virtual multisession professional development...


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