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Wed, 01/11/2023 — It is improbable that a child born in a remote village in 1960s China to a family of illiterate parents whose main concern in life was to find the next meal would grow up to become an internationally known scholar and educational leader. Yet,...

Tue, 01/10/2023 — University of Kansas researchers found that up to 1 million Kansans live in regions that lack access to high-speed broadband services at adequate speeds. Close to half of those who responded to a survey on broadband reported dissatisfaction with...

Tue, 01/10/2023 — The COVID-19 pandemic forced education, services, health care and many other aspects of everyday life online. For social work, that transition started as a challenge, but it can actually be an opportunity for educators, social workers and the...

Tue, 01/10/2023 — For at least 10,000 years before contact with European settlers, Native American societies from Alaska to California conserved and interacted with natural resources using a more sustainable and spiritual approach than anything seen in the modern...

Tue, 01/10/2023 — Fifteen University of Kansas staff members will hone their leadership skills in 2023 through participation in the university’s Aspiring Leaders program. This is the eighth cohort since the program launched in 2017. The six-month Aspiring...

Wed, 01/04/2023 — LAWRENCE – Few observers are better positioned to comment on the significance of the forthcoming annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 16, than University of Kansas scholar Randal Maurice Jelks. Jelks, professor of African & African-American studies at KU, is an author an ordained Presbyterian clergyman. His fourth and most recent book, “Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America” (Chicago Review Press), was published in January 2022. It’s a heartfelt cry of concern about the state of American democracy, framed as a series of letters to MLK, and an attempt to provide some of his inspiration to today’s young generation

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Tue, 12/20/2022 — Modern technology terms such as “data mining,” “cryptocurrency” and “influencer” went from obscurity to pervasiveness in a matter of months. It’s time to add the Internet of Things (IoT) to that list. The term describes physical...

Fri, 12/16/2022 — This spring, 54 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA) from the Center for Undergraduate Research. UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.

Fri, 12/16/2022 — Christophe Royon, Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Kansas, was awarded the gold medal of the Mexican Physical Society, Division of Particle and Fields, earlier this...

Wed, 12/14/2022 — Although it is both a religious rite and cultural practice, male circumcision is primarily done in the United States as a means of preventative health care. Yet Medicaid funding for this neonatal procedure has been decreasing for decades. A new...

Wed, 12/14/2022 — Members of the University of Kansas community and the public are invited to attend an upcoming cybersecurity conference that will seek to bring together experts in the field from industry, workforce and research. The event, the FBI & KU...

Wed, 12/14/2022 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels the first week of January. Levels are measured annually as part of a joint project conducted by KGS and the...

Wed, 12/14/2022 — Engineering students at the University of Kansas have designed and built a prototype of a new bench for bus stops in the city of Lawrence. The project was part of a revamped leadership program for undergraduates in the School of Engineering,...

Tue, 12/13/2022 — An interdisciplinary team of professors at the University of Kansas has received a $529,500 grant to improve student success and reduce achievement gaps in undergraduate science education. The grant is part of the Howard Hughes Medical...

Tue, 12/13/2022 — It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: KU News Service accepted submissions and combed websites, social media and newsletters for recent external honors and awards for current faculty and staff at the Lawrence, Edwards and...

Tue, 12/13/2022 — Twenty-five law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Dec. 9 in a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. In addressing the students, commencement speaker Emporia Police Department...

Tue, 12/13/2022 — Researchers at the Center for Remote Sensing and Integrated Systems, headquartered at the University of Kansas, have received almost $1 million from the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program to design and build...

Mon, 12/12/2022 — The KU Center for Service Learning will host the third annual virtual Summit on Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship (CELS) from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 12, 2023. The goal of this summit is to engage, connect and support University of...

Mon, 12/12/2022 — In this era of rampant misinformation, the role of fact-checkers is becoming increasingly important. Yet, the practice is relatively understudied. Research from the University of Kansas has analyzed how fact-checkers in four countries practice...

Fri, 12/09/2022 — A University of Kansas student from Overland Park who is researching vocalizations in children with autism spectrum disorder is the recipient of the Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence through KU’s Center for Undergraduate...


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