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Mon, 08/22/2022 — The University of Kansas Libraries’ newest exhibition, “Expanding the Canvas of Disability,” will open Sept. 22 in Watson Library’s Haricombe Gallery. The exhibition highlights the research and creative work of disability scholars across...

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

Thu, 08/18/2022 — The David Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright is now accepting nominations for the annual Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication. Established in 2014 through a gift by David...

Wed, 08/17/2022 — This fall, nine University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Wed, 08/17/2022 — Amanda Hertel, a 2022 University of Kansas graduate in chemical engineering from Shawnee, is the recipient of the 1897 Fellowship by the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi — the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all...

Wed, 08/17/2022 — Sam Zipper, assistant scientist and geohydrologist at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas, is the 2022 recipient of the Kohout Early Career Award from the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America, nominated...

Wed, 08/17/2022 — For hundreds of years, teams of biologists have carried out fieldwork around the globe, often trekking to remote places to collect specimens and data about our natural world. Today, such work can demand collaboration between large international...

Tue, 08/16/2022 — Eleven University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design students have received scholarships from the American Institute of Architects’ St. Louis chapter. Lydia Juengling, from Marthasville, Missouri, was awarded a $6,000 scholarship...

Tue, 08/16/2022 —  Resources for educators are now available on the Common Book website, where instructors will find a variety of assets that support teaching the 2022-23 KU Common Book, “Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First...

Tue, 08/16/2022 — Four international area studies centers at the University of Kansas have been awarded more than $8 million in grant funding under the U.S. Department of Education’s competitive Title VI program. As one of 13 universities in the country to...

Tue, 08/16/2022 — Nine faculty members at the University of Kansas are being recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. The award recipients will be honored Aug. 18 at the KU Teaching Summit. This year’s winners are as follows: Tsvetan...

Tue, 08/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – Two professors at the University of Kansas School of Law have been elected as new members of the American Law Institute. Uma Outka and Andrew Torrance are among 60 newly elected members of the American Law Institute, an independent national organization that produces scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law. There are now nine active KU Law faculty who are members of the Institute. The institute – composed of lawyers, judges and law professors – drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes and principles of law that are influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal

Tue, 08/16/2022 — Richard Godbeer, director of the Hall Center for the Humanities, has retired from the University of Kansas. He led the intellectual hub for humanities scholars and its robust public outreach program for three years. Giselle Anatol, professor of...

Thu, 08/11/2022 — Two new University of Kansas School of Business faculty members have been named directors of its Management and Entrepreneurship academic area and its Analytics, Information and Operations Management (AIO) academic area. Brian Anderson, a...

Thu, 08/11/2022 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should anticipate heavy traffic around 15th and Iowa streets on two days next week — Thursday, Aug. 18, and Friday, Aug. 19 — during KU Student Housing’s two-day move-in process for...

Thu, 08/11/2022 — The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas has announced the new Center for Evaluation and Educational Leadership (CEEL), whose mission is to support district- and building-level leaders to lead, organize and...

Wed, 08/10/2022 — The federal government is relying more than ever on whistleblowers to sniff out corporate fraud and misconduct. According to a new study from the University of Kansas, the government programs that pay “bounties” to whistleblowers who come...

Wed, 08/10/2022 — Four University of Kansas students have received outstanding achievement awards from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based in KU’s West District. The recipients were presented cash awards and certificates. Madison Rice, a junior in...

Tue, 08/09/2022 — The Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies at the University of Kansas has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. “The Centers of Excellence (Centres d’Excellence) were...

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Tue, 08/09/2022 — Nisha Fernando, associate professor and director of interior architecture at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, is the recipient of the 2022 Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) service award. The award,...


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