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Wed, 08/31/2022 — A joint project of the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University was selected to receive a $500,000 seed grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Indigenous Graduate Partnership. This project will support Indigenous...

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 ...

Tue, 08/30/2022 — The University of Kansas has announced that swimming pools in Robinson Center are no longer available to KU students, faculty or staff for open swimming. In May, it was announced that the Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Science, which...

Tue, 08/30/2022 — Many teachers would attest they were called to the profession to educate students and prepare them for life, not just to provide an economic service. Yet, as education is increasingly politicized and monetized, many educators are pulled between...

Tue, 08/30/2022 — A new $620,000, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will enable a University of Kansas atmospheric scientist to research how aerosols, clouds and precipitation interact over ocean waters, with the goal of producing more accurate...

Tue, 08/30/2022 — As the November midterm elections approach, the issue of abortion looms large over many races, ballot initiatives and candidates. Voters in California, Vermont, Michigan and Kentucky will find measures on their ballots aimed at either protecting...

Tue, 08/30/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Law has announced the appointment of Jamila Jefferson-Jones, professor of law, as the new associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. As associate dean, Jefferson-Jones will lead diversity,...

Mon, 08/29/2022 — The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear the case of Brackeen v. Haaland, which will consider the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Sarah Deer, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality...

Mon, 08/29/2022 — In a little more than two years, the University of Kansas will undergo evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to reaffirm its accreditation. On Aug. 29, steering committee team members from all KU campuses will assemble in the Kansas...

Fri, 08/26/2022 — The W.M. Keck Foundation has awarded a $1.2 million grant to medicinal chemistry and computational biology researchers at the University of Kansas and the University of Chicago focused on addressing a long-unresolved problem in biomedical...

Thu, 08/25/2022 — Elizabeth Holmes, the former CEO of Theranos, was famously suspected to have lowered her voice in an attempt to add more credibility to her billionaire con game. But did this low voice actually hurt her or help her in the business world? A new...

Thu, 08/25/2022 — Fostering a sense of civic engagement is one of the primary purposes of social studies education. But in an educational system that focuses on Black students and teachers through a deficit lens, that can be a very real challenge to overcome. A...

Thu, 08/25/2022 — LAWRENCE – Does it matter whether we access Shakespeare by watching one of his dramas onstage or over a smartphone? Wouldn’t a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Not exactly, say two University of Kansas Shakespeare scholars in a chapter of the new book “The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Interface.” While they favor every possible means of exposing 21st century readers to the Bard, the authors wrote that, by abstracting the essential information, the delivery method matters to the recipient’s understanding. In “Abstraction as Shakespearean Interface,” Jonathan Lamb, professor of English, and Suzanne Tanner, doctoral student in English, wrote that

Wed, 08/24/2022 — The annual Lawrence campus campaign for the United Way begins Saturday, Aug. 27, when University of Kansas employees are encouraged to attend the Unite and Take Flight event at the Lawrence Regional Airport. Daytime events include children’s...

Wed, 08/24/2022 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced programming for the Fall 2022 KU Design Symposium Lecture Series. The KU Design Symposium Lecture Series (formerly the Hallmark Symposium) was established in the...

Tue, 08/23/2022 — Nineteen new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Aug. 19 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Kalaeb Bratton, game warden with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks,

Tue, 08/23/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Law’s Legal Aid Clinic will host a Clean Slate Criminal Record Expungement Clinic in partnership with the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office and Lawrence Public Library. The clinic will take place in...

Mon, 08/22/2022 — LAWRENCE – Since her days as an architecture student when she first encountered them, Nilou Vakil has been fascinated by the ancient underground aqueducts that make the harsh Iranian desert bloom. The Persian qanat system is the subject of a chapter by the University of Kansas associate professor of architecture in a new book, "The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Landscape Heritage in The Asia-Pacific.” The book was co-edited and co-written by Vakil’s colleague Kapila Silva, professor of architecture. Vakil said qanats are an archetypal example of a cultural landscape, as defined by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization since the 1990s

Mon, 08/22/2022 — A research-based assessment of self-determination is effective with deaf youth and speakers of American Sign Language, a new study from the University of Kansas and the University of Texas at Austin has shown. Promoting self-determination is a...


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