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Thu, 09/08/2022 — The 2022 Rocket Grants have awarded a total of $60,000 for 10 artist projects in the Lawrence and Kansas City area. Collectively these projects will uplift narratives of the LGBTQ+ community, trans women of color, Black histories and Indigenous...

Thu, 09/08/2022 — Karla Leeper, executive vice president for operations at Augusta University/Augusta University Health System in Georgia — and a KU alumna — will become the University of Kansas’ vice chancellor for strategic communications and public...

Thu, 09/08/2022 — When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, many people turned to online sources to find health information. That was also largely the case for racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States, and a new study from the University of...

Thu, 09/08/2022 — The importance of knowing what’s going on in your neighborhood and upholding its honor is at least as old as comparable societal expectations in 17th-century Netherlands, according to a new book by a University of Kansas art historian....

Thu, 09/08/2022 — Red Hot Research returns this fall with in-person events for University of Kansas researchers. Red Hot Research is a regular Friday event at The Commons, built of five short presentations by faculty and graduate researchers across the university...

Wed, 09/07/2022 — A new study just published in Journal of Applied Social Psychology debunks the idea that wearing a mask to slow the spread of disease damages most everyday social exchanges. Reporting results from an experiment with 250 university students...

Wed, 09/07/2022 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced programming for the Fall 2022 Architecture Lecture Series.    The Architecture Lecture Series welcomes architectural and experiential design leaders from...

Wed, 09/07/2022 — Suzanne Shontz, professor of electrical engineering & computer science at the University of Kansas School of Engineering, has been selected to serve as the school’s associate dean for research. “Professor Shontz has an exemplary...

Wed, 09/07/2022 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Todd Wilkerson, assistant teaching professor in the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences. Wilkerson, 38, died Aug. 30. He was a recent hire, having started at KU in...

Wed, 09/07/2022 —  Creativity is increasingly viewed as an essential part of education and vital for the future of a competitive nation. Yet not a lot is known about what makes a person creative, or how to identify and teach those traits. A new study from the...

Tue, 09/06/2022 — Nominations for the 2023-24 KU Common Book are now open. All members of the University of Kansas community are invited to participate by suggesting book recommendations through the online nomination form. The KU Common Book program is a...

Tue, 09/06/2022 — The Educate & Act series, led by The Commons, the Center for Service Learning and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity at the University of Kansas, will host three virtual events this fall for students, staff and...

Fri, 09/02/2022 — Robert Walzel, dean of the University of Kansas School of Music, has announced plans to step away from his leadership position at the end of the fall 2022 semester. This change will allow him to focus on family matters that have become a priority.

Fri, 09/02/2022 — The newest edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now available on the Institute for Policy & Social Research website. This rich resource contains information on the Sunflower State on a variety of topics ranging from agriculture to...

Thu, 09/01/2022 — A recent trend in higher education has seen universities install more active learning spaces, in which students can move their seats, collaborate and interact with one another, as opposed to more traditional lecture halls. But, as space in the...

Thu, 09/01/2022 — Since the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson on June 24, discussions around the globe have targeted the unknown future of reproductive rights in the United States. Through a series of discussions, each featuring a panel of...

Thu, 09/01/2022 — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded the Spencer Museum of Art $250,000 to upgrade its collection database, MuseumPlus, to the newest cloud-based version. Together with an IMLS grant awarded in 2021 to redesign the...

Thu, 09/01/2022 — A-10C aircraft will fly over David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium approximately 10 minutes before kickoff of Friday’s football game. The flyover will be conducted by the United States Air Force A-10C Demonstration Team out of Davis-Monthan Air...

Wed, 08/31/2022 — LAWRENCE – Back for its fourth year, Spotlight on Care will take a slightly different approach to convening the University of Kansas community around the research and practice of care. With the number of related opportunities across the Lawrence campus increasing, the partners who initially developed the series have chosen to limit programs this fall in hopes of shining the light on important work by other KU centers, departments and offices. “The way Spotlight on Care took off in the middle of the pandemic surprised us,” said series co-creator Ward Lyles, associate professor of public affairs & administration. “In spite of being Zoomed-out, people craved

Wed, 08/31/2022 — Irene, who lives as a Black woman, and Clare, who passes for white — are doubled. In an article titled “Racial Repression and Doubling in Nella Larsen’s Passing” in the latest edition of The ...


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