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Tue, 01/24/2023 — In its eighth semester, the Spotlight on Care series at the University of Kansas will begin with a three-part workshop, led by Nadine Naber, University of Illinois-Chicago professor of gender & women’s studies and global Asian...

Tue, 01/24/2023 — The University of Kansas recently announced the November and December 2022 Employees of the Month. These staff members have made outstanding contributions to the Lawrence and Edwards campus communities. Winners of the Employee of the Month...

Mon, 01/23/2023 — The University of Kansas collaborative series that centers misinformation, disinformation and the wellness of democracy will continue in the spring 2023 semester. Led by Najarian Peters, associate professor of law and faculty associate at the...

Fri, 01/20/2023 — University of Kansas researchers increasing understanding of child welfare, geology and ecology have received this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Awards. The annual...

Fri, 01/20/2023 — The University of Kansas community now has an additional reason to bookmark NYTimes.com beyond a daily attempt at Wordle. Anyone with a KU email address can access The New York Times for free. Site access was expanded through negotiations by KU...

Thu, 01/19/2023 — KU Innovation Park has announced the addition of David Sprenger to staff as the executive vice president of business development. Sprenger, previously residing in Denver, started at the beginning of January. Sprenger joins KU Innovation Park...

Thu, 01/19/2023 — What began as a political disagreement between Henry VIII and Pope Clement VII turned into a seismic cultural and theological shift known as the English Reformation. But how this term was eventually coined – and how the event’s true origins...

Thu, 01/19/2023 — Nearly 100 music students from across the region will descend onto the University of Kansas Lawrence campus next month for the Prairie Winds Festival, hosted by the School of Music.  High school participants will join the School of Music’s...

Thu, 01/19/2023 — University of Kansas researchers have conducted and published extensive research studies on how evidence-based positive sport environments help athletes learn from mistakes, stay with sports and experience more positive development. Now, those...

Wed, 01/18/2023 — LAWRENCE – After two years of virtual events, the 2023 Kenneth Spencer Lecture returns to downtown Lawrence this February. The Commons, which hosts the event annually, will welcome poet, essayist, professor and New York Times best-selling author Ross Gay as the 2023 speaker. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Liberty Hall. Gay is the author of four books of poetry: “Against Which”; “Bringing the Shovel Down”; “Be Holding,” winner of the PEN America Literary Jean Stein Award; and “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley and Kate Tufts Poetry Award. His first collection of essays, “The

Tue, 01/17/2023 — People looking for help in reducing their alcohol and other substance use often turn to 12-step programs. But while research shows that LGBTQ individuals are more likely to struggle with substance use issues than their peers, they also often...

Tue, 01/17/2023 — LAWRENCE – A century after he first rose to prominence as a poet, fiction writer, playwright, autobiographer and satirist, Langston Hughes continues to attract attention from scholars seeking to shed new light on his life and work. In this spirit, the editors of the new book “Langston Hughes in Context” (Cambridge University Press) invited two scholars with ties to the University of Kansas to offer their insights. John Edgar Tidwell, KU professor emeritus of English, and Carmaletta Williams, a KU alumna who is now chief executive officer of Kansas City’s Black Archives of Mid-America, wrote a chapter titled “Love at a Distance in Selected Letters by Langston and

Tue, 01/17/2023 — Research on fungi underway at the University of Kansas has helped transform tough-to-recycle plastic waste from the Pacific Ocean into key components for making pharmaceuticals. The chemical–biological approach for converting polyethylene...

Tue, 01/17/2023 — Cliff Michaels will become the new executive director of the KU Center for Technology Commercialization, which assists University of Kansas researchers across all campuses in commercializing their discoveries. He will begin his position Jan. 17.

Tue, 01/17/2023 — Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 13 in a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. U.S. Sen. Roger Marshall, the commencement speaker for the ceremony,...

Fri, 01/13/2023 — Building on more than 50 years of federal funding, a University of Kansas research center focused on intellectual and developmental disabilities has received a five-year, $2.9 million grant to expand its work that supports Kansans with...

Thu, 01/12/2023 — Beginning in 2020, most state governors ordered lockdowns and mask mandates to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. But a new study examines how the value of these actions also came with costs. “Locking down a state is a complex, difficult decision...

Thu, 01/12/2023 — LAWRENCE – Gary Grunewald, who spent 50 years on the faculty of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, is making a $1.6 million contribution to establish a scholarship fund for pharmacy students at KU. The endowed scholarship will fund two full-tuition scholarships each year for students in the school. “Dr. Grunewald’s philanthropy is a remarkable legacy and a tribute to his lifelong passion for science and teaching,” said Dean Ronald Ragan. “He spent his entire postgraduate career in the KU School of Pharmacy, and his impact on students over five decades is immeasurable. He taught and mentored many graduate students who continue to make a difference in the

Thu, 01/12/2023 — A coalition of Kansas public entities and private partners will apply for federal funding that could make Kansas a regional hub in the emerging hydrogen economy. The Kansas-based HARVEST Hydrogen Hub Coalition – which includes the University...

Wed, 01/11/2023 — The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas has awarded $1,000 scholarships to three KU students to support their research projects for the spring 2023 semester. The Undergraduate Research Awards in Mathematics (MathUGRAs) are...


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