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Fri, 09/24/2021 — The Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (ICCAE) at the University of Kansas has awarded five ICCAE scholars with an academic scholarship. ICCAE scholars are high-achieving students in the intelligence and national security...

Fri, 09/24/2021 — Researchers at the University of Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research aim to develop high-quality data on broadband affordability and access, and they need assistance from Kansas families to understand internet priorities across the...

Thu, 09/23/2021 —  Making the world a healthier place is a key motivator that brings together all public health organizations and professionals. The University of Kansas Medical Center partnered with the KU Edwards Campus to launch an online generalist...

Thu, 09/23/2021 — LAWRENCE  – "Airness," a comedy written by Chelsea Marcantel, will rock the William Inge Memorial Theatre at the University of Kansas. This peek into the lives of air guitar contestants in competition is directed by Jonah Greene, doctoral student in KU's Department of Theatre & Dance. Tickets are on sale now for performances Oct. 1-7. Purchase tickets online at the KU Theatre website, where patrons can find more about the KU Theatre & Dance 2021-22 season. Patrons may also call the box office at 785-864-3982. This production will be live and in-person. Per KU guidelines, masks will be required for audience members. Through air guitar competition,

Thu, 09/23/2021 — After receiver Nate Meikle caught a dozen passes in the 2005 Las Vegas Bowl as a member of the BYU Cougars, he couldn’t help but notice how good it felt to be acknowledged for his contributions. “In football, when somebody makes a great...

Thu, 09/23/2021 — This fall, 15 faculty and instructional staff from across University of Kansas units will be completing a six-week virtual experiential learning training program administered by the Institute for Experiential Learning (IFEL) through a...

Wed, 09/22/2021 — LAWRENCE – At one time or another, nearly every employed person feels pressed by the push and pull of personal and work life. For mothers who are the primary caregivers of young children, it's even more extreme. Maria Velasco, professor of visual art at the University of Kansas, explores this tension in a new documentary film, “All of Me: Artists + Mothers.” Her work premiered in 2020 and has been making the virtual film festival circuit, with its next showing set to begin Oct. 7 in the Global Indie Film Fest based in Glasgow, Scotland. It has also been accepted into the 22nd season of the World Film Carnival-Singapore. Velasco, who is a multidisciplinary artist,

Wed, 09/22/2021 — A new university landmark on the Lawrence campus measures 80 feet from top to bottom yet goes unnoticed by people walking right past it along Jayhawk Boulevard. That’s because the University of Kansas wordmark — a giant “K-U” in blue...

Wed, 09/22/2021 — A past president of the American Society of Civil Engineers will give this year’s J.A. Tiberti Family Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Robin Kemper, a risk engineer with Zurich North America in New Jersey, served as...

Wed, 09/22/2021 — An upcoming series of webinars will further explore the scholarship around celebrated Black literary figure Zora Neale Hurston, author of “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” whose life and works were the subject of a National Endowment for the...

Tue, 09/21/2021 — Our ability to heal and regenerate new tissue after an injury has much to do with biological sex. For instance, following menopause, the loss of sex-hormone signaling in women can lead to degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis and...

Tue, 09/21/2021 — When Jordan Bass started a youth club baseball team, he wanted to give his players something to read on how to be a good teammate and leader and how to learn from athletic failure. To his surprise, he could find no books that directly covered...

Tue, 09/21/2021 — The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) announced in early September that Donna Ginther, University of Kansas Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Economics, has been named recipient of the group’s prestigious Public Service Award,...

Mon, 09/20/2021 — LAWRENCE – Students at Wichita State University will have an opportunity to accelerate their legal education and save a year of tuition, thanks to an expansion of the Legal Education Accelerated Degree (LEAD) program at the University of Kansas. The University of Kansas School of Law launched a new partnership with Wichita State this fall. Wichita State is the third Regents university to partner with KU Law’s LEAD program. KU’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences became the first LEAD partner in fall 2013, with Kansas State University joining in 2016. LEAD program students earn a bachelor’s degree and a KU Law degree in six years instead of seven. Students spend

Mon, 09/20/2021 — The University of Kansas will celebrate its 109th Homecoming Oct. 13-16, culminating in the KU football game against Texas Tech on Oct. 16 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Back in...

Fri, 09/17/2021 — Plastics are an indispensable part of today’s society. These nimble polymers help keep foods fresh, cars safe, arteries clog-free and have countless other uses. But the benefits come at a cost. Each year millions of tons of discarded plastic...

Fri, 09/17/2021 — Global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm HOK has awarded its 2021 HOK Diversity x Design Scholarship to University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design architecture student Darius Mathis.  HOK’s Diversity x Design...

Thu, 09/16/2021 — LAWRENCE – James Yékú is a professor of African digital humanities at the University of Kansas, and the online experience – including that during the COVID-19 pandemic – makes itself felt, even as he celebrates perhaps the oldest literary form in his debut poetry collection, “Where the Baedeker Leads” (Mawenzi House, 2021). It is perhaps ironic, then, that Yékú values poetry for its immediacy. “Poetry seems to capture my imagination the most when it comes to creative writing,” he said. “Although I devote sufficient time to the craft, it allows me to produce things as swiftly as I want them to come out, unlike the novel form or short stories, or even my

Thu, 09/16/2021 — University of Kansas Student Affairs is hosting a Family Weekend to welcome Jayhawk parents and relatives. There will be opportunities throughout the weekend for students to show families around the main campus and Lawrence area. Activities...

Thu, 09/16/2021 — Ben Merriman has experienced all sides of academic publishing as an author, journal editor and reviewer. That experience, coupled with his research in administrative structures’ role in resolving policy conflicts, led the University of Kansas...


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