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Fri, 04/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – Mike Rozinsky will bring more than 20 years of experience and knowledge in conflict resolution and organizational development to the University of Kansas Ombuds Office, where he will serve as associate ombuds starting this month. He will work on a part-time basis each week to support the office by meeting remotely with campus constituents. “Mike’s experience and expertise in alternative dispute resolution, facilitation, mediation and coaching will complement and expand the capacities of the Ombuds Office,” said Ada Emmett, acting university ombuds. The University Ombuds Office offers confidential, independent, informal and impartial spaces to the KU

Fri, 04/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas student took home the top prize at the 2021 Yale Hindi Debate competition on April 9. Sydney Pritchard, a sophomore in linguistics from Lawrence, earned the win in the “Non-native, Non-heritage category” at the event, which draws students from colleges including Yale, Notre Dame, Harvard, UCLA and other top universities. The second-year Hindi student was coached and guided by Patrica Sabarwal, a lecturer in Hindi in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Angela Anthony, Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA). Pritchard is the first Jayhawk to finish at the top since Srishti Sharma placed first in the “

Fri, 04/30/2021 — Three University of Kansas School of Law alumni will receive the law school’s highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, this year. The award celebrates graduates for their professional achievements, contributions to the legal field...

Thu, 04/29/2021 — LAWRENCE – By creating an online trilingual dictionary with a grant from Humanities Kansas to the local Centro Hispano, applicants hope to help descendants of immigrants from the Mexican state of Guerrero preserve their heritage and maybe even speak to their grandparents back home in the indigenous language Meꞌphaa. That is Philip Duncan’s hope, anyway. The University of Kansas assistant teaching professor of linguistics serves as project director for the newly announced $3,500 grant titled “Preserving the Meꞌphaa Language in Kansas: A Collaborative Online Dictionary.” Duncan is one of several collaborators on the project, which also includes Eutropia Rodriguez,

Thu, 04/29/2021 — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the 14th annual Strategies for Educational Improvement Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators as a virtual multisession series. This year’s...

Thu, 04/29/2021 — Like all research activity, field studies have required adaptation during the past year. University of Kansas student researchers have welcomed the chance to work outdoors but have made adjustments with social distancing, driving separate...

Thu, 04/29/2021 — Department of Design students represented the University of Kansas at the 2021 National Student Show design competition and brought home the Best School Award, along with multiple individual honors. The winners were announced during a virtual...

Thu, 04/29/2021 — Through a series of 20 short scenes and songs, "Changemakers" shares stories inspired by community leaders, activists and front line workers who have fought for change. This collaborative work, written by commissioned playwrights working...

Thu, 04/29/2021 — For thousands of years during the last ice age, generations of maritime migrants paddled skin boats eastward across shallow ocean waters from Asia to present-day Alaska. They voyaged from island to island and ultimately to shore, surviving on...

Wed, 04/28/2021 — Computer science students at the University of Kansas will test their skills throughout the remainder of the semester with a series of races using self-driving model cars developed by Amazon Web Services. The students in Andrew Williams'...

Wed, 04/28/2021 — University of Kansas scholar Beth Bailey was named today as one of 26 researchers in the 2021 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. With a $200,000 stipend, it is one of the most generous awards of its kind for scholarship in the humanities and...

Wed, 04/28/2021 — A chemist is the most recent University of Kansas faculty member to be named to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Kristin Bowman-James, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and director of Kansas NSF EPSCoR, is among the...

Wed, 04/28/2021 — LAWRENCE – Given that he finished his new book on the former president’s rhetoric last summer, long before the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Robin Rowland seems prescient warning of the threat of authoritarianism arising from the nationalist populism of Donald Trump. Rowland also correctly predicted that, in the short term, at least, American institutions would not permit an anti-democratic putsch, even as he now allows that the events of Jan. 6 came closer to doing so than he expected. In the longer term, the University of Kansas professor of communication studies warns of the danger of creeping authoritarianism. With recent efforts to limit voting

Wed, 04/28/2021 — College students across the country struggle with a vicious cycle: Test anxiety triggers poor sleep, which in turn reduces performance on the tests that caused the anxiety in the first place. New research from the University of Kansas just...

Tue, 04/27/2021 — Wesley Perkins, doctoral candidate in mathematics, has received the 2021 Bernstein Award for Future Faculty from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at the University of Kansas. The award recognizes KU graduate students who have approached...

Tue, 04/27/2021 — Researchers commonly work with the criminal justice system to implement reforms, bringing with them the latest science and data pointing to why a certain practice will help improve outcomes. New research from the University of Kansas shows if...

Tue, 04/27/2021 — Charles H. Kahn, the first dean of the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Urban Design (now School of Architecture & Design), died at the age of 95 on April 8, 2021, at his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Kahn served as...

Mon, 04/26/2021 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s spring membership drive, the Campaign for Excellence, raised over $360,000.  The drive began April 9 with the Power Breakfast, 90 minutes of fundraising that brought in more than $25,000, and concluded April 16. In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $62,000 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation that challenges listeners to match their gift of a specific amount within a certain timeframe.  This spring, listeners who pledged during KPR’s popular "Retro Cocktail Hour" received a Retro Cocktail Hour pin if they gave $60 or more.  The station also partnered with the Topeka PetSmart to

Mon, 04/26/2021 — The landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education declared school segregation illegal in the United States. While desegregation efforts followed in subsequent decades since the 1954 case, schools and communities found ways to resist...

Mon, 04/26/2021 — The University of Kansas Center for Undergraduate Research has announced the winners of two annual awards given to recognize undergraduate research mentors who make a difference in the lives of their students at KU. James Blakemore, associate...


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