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Tue, 02/26/2019 — LAWRENCE – Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education at the University of Kansas, has announced a change in leadership within the Department of Educational Psychology. Effective Jan. 1, David Hansen, associate professor, became the new department chair. “The school is lucky to have a scholar and leader of David’s abilities in this important role,” Ginsberg said. “He brings a wealth of forward-thinking ideas that will build on the department’s great strengths and help move them to new heights.” Steven Lee, former chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, stepped down in December 2018. Lee was hired as chair of the department in June of 2012 and

Tue, 02/26/2019 — The creation of new joint degree puts the University of Kansas at the forefront of the push to address the lack of diversity in the museum workforce in America. Beginning in fall 2019, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will offer a...

Mon, 02/25/2019 — A new ultrasensitive diagnostic device invented by researchers at the University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Cancer Center and KU Medical Center could allow doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma, leading to...

Mon, 02/25/2019 — After months of Oscar buzz, Kevin Willmott’s work on “BlacKkKlansman” was lauded with an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay Feb. 24. Willmott, a University of Kansas film & media studies professor, co-wrote the screenplay for...

Mon, 02/25/2019 — Salam Fayyad, former Palestinian prime minister, will join a conversation with William Barnett, University of Kansas Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics, from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Spencer Museum of Art. Their...

Mon, 02/25/2019 —  President Donald Trump announced Sunday a delay in tariff increases on Chinese goods that were set to take place if a new agreement on several trade issues was not reached. Citing “productive” trade talks and an upcoming meeting with...

Fri, 02/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced details today for its fourth annual Easter Egg Roll with Dole. The event will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 20, at the Dole Institute. The event is free and open to the public, and it will go on rain or shine. The Dole Institute’s Easter Egg Roll with Dole features White House-style egg roll races, egg hunts, crafts and games. For the fourth year, the Lawrence Public Library will partner with the institute on the event, hosting two special storytimes for children in attendance. The event also features a petting area with live bunnies and a special photo backdrop.

Fri, 02/22/2019 —  A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, who was featured in a video confrontation with a Native American elder that went viral has filed a defamation suit against the Washington Post. The suit claims the newspaper falsely accused him of...

Fri, 02/22/2019 — Haiti appears to be perpetually in crisis. And yet one expert sees the arrest of a group of heavily armed men in Port-au-Prince as a disturbing new development, coming amidst the latest spasm of violence in the democratic island nation with a...

Fri, 02/22/2019 — Research published today in JAMA Network Open by investigators at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center finds pregnant mothers who daily consumed 600 milligrams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal...

Thu, 02/21/2019 — One gift at a time, friends and alumni of the University of Kansas added to the success of the second annual One Day. One KU., donating $1,084,062 with 2,635 gifts in 24 hours to support the university. The Feb. 20 day of giving topped last...

Thu, 02/21/2019 — It takes years to conduct cutting-edge research, but University of Kansas graduate students have only three minutes to explain it. Six graduate students will compete in the final round of the inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at KU,

Thu, 02/21/2019 — Legal scholars and policy experts will gather in Lawrence to discuss the theoretical underpinnings of restorative justice principles at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy’s annual symposium. Restorative justice is an approach to...

Wed, 02/20/2019 — Efforts to improve student success at the University of Kansas will be on display at the education-focused component of South By Southwest Conference in March. DeAngela Burns-Wallace, vice provost for Undergraduate Studies, will take part in a...

Tue, 02/19/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering student has been recognized as a future “technology leader” by Aviation Week magazine and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Joe Block, aerospace engineering senior from...

Tue, 02/19/2019 — This spring, 50 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “We are excited by all of the innovative research these...

Tue, 02/19/2019 —  Every year, 6 million American children with disabilities are placed in a special education class or receive specialized services. Yet, there is very little data on what factors lead to such placements and what the students’ educational...

Mon, 02/18/2019 — University Theatre will open the Tony Award-winning play "One Man, Two Guvnors” later this month at the University of Kansas. Audiences can expect skiffle music, British accents, nonstop physical comedy and audience interaction. In 1963...

Mon, 02/18/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering program that seeks to retain engineering students by helping them improve on math, physics and chemistry exams has received national recognition. The School of Engineering Practice Exam Program has...

Mon, 02/18/2019 — Amassing a collection of books and art objects is one thing. Preserving and presenting them for the benefit of the public is quite another. And now, in part through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Kansas has a new...


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