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Mon, 05/02/2022 — As voters go to the polls in states’ primaries and the midterm elections near, coverage of political candidates and issues frame people in varying lights. The 2022 election cycle also marks the 150th anniversary of Victoria Woodhull’s 1872...

Mon, 05/02/2022 — LAWRENCE – Abdelmajid Hannoum, University of Kansas professor of anthropology, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to travel to Morocco to conduct research on African migration to Europe. Beginning this fall, Hannoum will spend a year conducting an ethnographic study of African migrants in several Moroccan cities and the Moroccan-Spanish border, focusing on the risk of death among Moroccan and sub-Saharan migrants. During his time in Morocco, Hannoum will be affiliated with the Institut Universitaire de la Recherche Scientifique (IURS) at the University Mohamed V. Fulbright U.S. Scholar Awards are prestigious and competitive fellowships that provide unique

Mon, 05/02/2022 — HUTCHINSON – Twenty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 29 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Officer Robert Garland of the Andover Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Chief Rick Lockhart of the Lawrence Police Department. Steve McCorkill, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 292nd Basic Training Class. Garland received the Fitness Medal for having the best overall improvement in push-ups, sit-ups and the 1.5 mile run as well as having logged the most miles run. Officers Mason Dyck of the

Mon, 05/02/2022 — May 9 is known as Victory Day in Russia. This year, it represents the date which President Vladimir Putin reportedly had envisioned declaring a symbolic victory over Ukraine. But things have not quite gone according to his plan. Valery Dzutsati,

Fri, 04/29/2022 — The University of Kansas recently has announced the February, March and April 2022 Employees of the Month. These staff members have made outstanding contributions to the Lawrence campus community. Winners of the Employee of the Month awards...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — Sex can mean many different things. In a military context, the definition expands even further. “Military regulations that govern sexual behavior are actually stricter than in civilian society,” said Beth Bailey, Foundation Distinguished...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — Four candidates, all University of Kansas faculty members, will give public presentations as part of the search for the inaugural executive director for the Institute for International & Global Engagement (KU-IIGE). The four presentations...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — LAWRENCE – Nearly 95% of graduates in the Class of 2021 at the University of Kansas School of Law found full-time, long-term legal employment, according to data recently released by the American Bar Association. KU Law ranks eighth among ABA-accredited law schools nationwide in the category sometimes referred to as “best jobs” – defined as full-time, long-term positions that require passing a bar exam or where a law degree offers an advantage. Employment data for KU and all ABA-accredited law schools is available on the ABA website. Overall employment for the 2021 class was 96.9%. Compared with all ABA law schools, KU Law ranks 21st nationally for overall

Thu, 04/28/2022 — Three faculty members at the University of Kansas have won prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards from the National Science Foundation. Their projects aim to understand voting-rights advocacy groups, make...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — The 41st class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors were recently recognized during a reception April 26 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Memorial Union at the University of Kansas. University Honors Program Director Sarah...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — For its active role in countywide COVID-19 vaccine clinics, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has been honored with the Healthier Together Award from Lawrence Douglas County Public Health. KU Pharmacy students, alumni and faculty...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — William Collins, University of Kansas associate professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research for six months in Finland. Jointly funded by the VTT Technical Research...

Wed, 04/27/2022 — For the second year in a row, the University of Kansas ranks fifth nationally among Tier 1 research institutions in the 2022-23 “Military Friendly Schools” survey. The annual survey is the longest-running review of college and university...

Wed, 04/27/2022 — Family and the University of Kansas hold special places in physician and KU alumnus Jeff Lindenbaum’s heart. His late father, Siegfried Lindenbaum, was a faculty member in the School of Pharmacy for more than 20 years. Jeff Lindenbaum met his...

Wed, 04/27/2022 — Creativity has been designated a critical 21st Century Skill by the National Research Council, yet there is not one ideal, accepted way to identify creative young people and encourage the strength as part of their education. A new study from the...

Tue, 04/26/2022 — Foundation Distinguished Professor Beth Bailey received the 2022 Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History. She is the first woman to be awarded the prize as well as the first nontraditional military historian – the...

Tue, 04/26/2022 — The COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on schools at all levels. Yet, for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the pandemic was one more challenge that has strained budgets and even put some schools at risk of closure. A...

Tue, 04/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – Climate scientist and author Katharine Hayhoe will give the 2022 Spencer Lecture, “Saving Us: An Evening with Katharine Hayhoe,” inspired by her latest book. The event, hosted by The Commons at the University of Kansas, will take place at 7 p.m. April 27 as a Zoom webinar. Additionally, Hayhoe will offer a dialogue in the “All We Can Save” series the next day at 10 a.m. April 28. Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to humans. She has been awarded numerous accolades, including the National Center for Science Education’s Friend of the Planet award and the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize.

Mon, 04/25/2022 — LAWRENCE – The critical hit streaming 2021 miniseries “WandaVision” is just the latest example of the image of the witch being exploited for profit by American capitalism, according to a University of Kansas researcher. That was one of the insights that Jane Barnette, associate professor of theatre and a practitioner of the craft herself, gained while writing a new article about Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, a character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Barnette’s article in the latest edition of Theatre Journal, “What is Wanda but Witches Perservering? Palimpsests of American Witches in WandaVision,” goes beyond an update of witch history on the

Mon, 04/25/2022 — Join the KU Center for Environmental Policy, part of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas, at 4 p.m. April 26 at The Commons for a listening session on environmental justice with the U.S. Environmental...


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