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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...

Fri, 04/22/2022 — 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...

Fri, 04/22/2022 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s “Retro Cocktail Hour” is celebrating 25 years of the program that is “shaken, not stirred.” Join host Darrell Brogdon and KPR staff for a concert featuring the Waitiki 7 at 8 p.m. April 30 at Liberty Hall. The band will travel all the way from Hawaii, Mexico, Boston and Los Angeles to perform. The concert will feature a number of tunes never performed live in concert, including music by Les Baxter, Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman.  “Retro Cocktail Hour,” a two-hour-long weekly serving of "incredibly strange music," includes everything from lounge music to tiki tunes to swinging soundtracks from the '60s and '70s. The show has

Fri, 04/22/2022 — Tom Wiggans, a 1975 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, will be honored April 29 with the school’s Distinguished Service Award. Wiggans is currently chairman and CEO of Pardes Biosciences of Carlsbad, California. He has...

Fri, 04/22/2022 — The question of an artist’s influences always seems relevant to critics, and in his new exhibition, “In the Academic Tradition: Connections Between the Artist’s Work and his Art Collection,” Stephen T. Johnson makes no bones about his....

Thu, 04/21/2022 — A geologic formation near Aix-en-Provence, France, is famed as one of the world’s chief treasure troves of fossil species from the Cenozoic Era. Since the late 1700s, scientists there have been unearthing amazingly well-preserved fossilized...

Thu, 04/21/2022 — LAWRENCE – More than 70 third- through 12th-grade students took part in problem-solving and critical thinking activities during the annual Mathematics Competition at the University of Kansas. Students from Lawrence, Overland Park and Topeka and from Kansas City, Missouri, took part in the event April 2 at Snow Hall. The exams consisted of five questions that took 40 minutes to complete, and the competition was divided up into three age groups: third and fifth grades, middle school and senior high school. Cash prizes totaling $675 will be given to the top three places in each age group, to be awarded at the Math Competition Award Ceremony on April 29.  The

Wed, 04/20/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Business will honor Jeff Gentry with its Distinguished Alumni Award this spring. Gentry will receive the award for his dedication to business excellence, community service and commitment to KU on April 21...

Wed, 04/20/2022 — As climate change causes extreme temperatures, droughts, poor air quality, flooding and sea level rise, health outcomes for people living in affected areas suffer. Researchers at the University of Kansas are launching a new effort to determine...

Tue, 04/19/2022 — Organizations regularly need to implement change initiatives to stay current, update technology, improve efficiency, enter new markets or make other improvements. However, research has suggested that more than half of change initiatives...

Tue, 04/19/2022 — When the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the world premiere of a live performance of “Astronautica: Voices of Women in Space” in May 2020, the artists and producers decided to develop a video version of their vocal performance, including images...

Tue, 04/19/2022 — Three students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Mon, 04/18/2022 — Longtime disinvestment in health and social supports, roadblocks to treatment, historical trauma and the addition of fentanyl to the drug supply have combined to put Black communities at great risk for drug overdoses and deaths. In St. Louis,...

Mon, 04/18/2022 — Two University of Kansas School of Engineering students have received international recognition for their research on radar systems. Jonathan Owen and Christian Jones, both doctoral students in electrical engineering & computer science,...

Mon, 04/18/2022 — Love doesn’t conform; it gets salty, particularly in "H.M.S. Pinafore," also known as "The Lass That Loved a Sailor," where W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan use satire to poke fun at the British class system through the lens of a love...

Fri, 04/15/2022 — Students from across the country participated in the second KU Professional Selling Program / King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition, which took place April 8-9 at Capitol Federal Hall. This year’s competition featured teams from the University...

Thu, 04/14/2022 — The Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center (SAPEC) at the University of Kansas broadens its reach every April as it hosts programs for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), a national campaign that raises awareness and offers...

Thu, 04/14/2022 — LAWRENCE – Three University of Kansas students received honors during the 19th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka at the end of March. Rohit Singh, Jacob Hodge and Lauren Johnson were each recognized for their outstanding research and presentations at an event that brings together the top graduate student researchers in the state of Kansas. Rohit Singh, doctoral student in mechanical engineering, received a research award from the Office of Graduate Studies at the Lawrence campus for the project “A Novel Technology to Treat Blood-Vessel Related Disease through Space and Time Synchronized Ultrasound and Laser.” “A non-visible micron-sized bubble

Wed, 04/13/2022 — The notion of self-driving vehicles is currently met with equal parts wonder and alarm. But a new study reveals how the pros may outweigh the cons as a business strategy. An article titled “Impact of Autonomous Vehicle Assisted Last-Mile...


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