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Wed, 04/13/2022 — KU Libraries, the Hall Center for the Humanities and University of Kansas Academic Success will launch programming for the 2022-23 Common Book at Red Hot Reading on April 15 at The Commons. This program for the book “Disability Visibility,”...

Wed, 04/13/2022 — A University of Kansas junior has been named as a Newman Civic Fellow, an award that recognizes student leaders who demonstrated an investment in their community through service, research and advocacy. Abeer Iqbal, a junior majoring in...

Wed, 04/13/2022 — An exhibition opening April 20 presents collaborative research across visual art, mathematics, physics, music and dance at the University of Kansas. “Collective Entanglements,” organized by the Spencer Museum of Art’s Integrated Arts...

Wed, 04/13/2022 — Two outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates, recently named 2022 Goldwater Scholars, are representing KU in the Astronaut Scholarship program.  The six surviving members of the Mercury 7 mission founded the Astronaut Scholarship...

Tue, 04/12/2022 — Featuring personal stories, poetry, theatre performance and music, several University of Kansas partners will host a night in support of Ukrainians on April 18. The event will take place at Maceli’s Banquet Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Doors will...

Tue, 04/12/2022 — Connect with the diverse global community at the University of Kansas and discover an abundance of international opportunities at the sixth annual International Jayhawk Festival, which will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. April 19 at the Burge Union.

Tue, 04/12/2022 — Limited seats are available for the in-person Kansas Racial Equity Collaborative Symposium, the culmination of activities over the past year from the Kansas Racial Equity Collaborative. The symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

Tue, 04/12/2022 — Twenty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 8 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Deputy Charles Wheaton of the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office was the...

Tue, 04/12/2022 — LAWRENCE – George Tabori, whose own father died at Auschwitz, did not believe the Holocaust was too serious a subject to treat with humor. Rather, he used absurdity and dark comedy to discomfit and bring about an ethical-witness relationship between the audience and the unthinkable. Rebecca Rovit, now associate professor in the University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance, experienced this dynamic personally while attending a couple of Tabori’s plays in Germany, shortly after the Berlin Wall fell. It informed her work on a chapter in the new book “Open Wounds: Holocaust Theater and the Legacy of George Tabori,” (University of Michigan Press) edited by

Tue, 04/12/2022 — With voting rights being challenged across the nation, a University of Kansas scholar is examining what today's voting rights advocacy groups can learn from a political organization that has traveled down that road before. Brandon Davis,...

Mon, 04/11/2022 — The need for affordable housing has never been greater. Already a growing problem in many U.S. cities for over a decade, the price spikes and supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have brought the housing crisis to both...

Mon, 04/11/2022 — Archerfishes are the anti-aircraft gunners of the aquatic world. The fishes are famed for their amazing ability to shoot down land-based insects midflight with highly accurate streams of water they project from their mouths. Yet, scientifically...

Mon, 04/11/2022 — LAWRENCE – International legal scholar Jens Woelk will discuss post-conflict federalism during the Casad Comparative Law Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Law. Woelk will present “Forced Together, Never Sustainable? Post-Conflict Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina” at 3:45 p.m. April 19 in 107 Green Hall. The public is welcome to attend the free lecture and reception that follows. Woelk is a professor of comparative constitutional law at the University of Trento, Italy, at the Faculty of Law and the interdisciplinary School of International Studies. Andrew Torrance, associate dean of international and comparative law at KU Law, said Woelk's timely

Fri, 04/08/2022 — Agnieszka Międlar, associate professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas, has received the National Science Foundation award for the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). The award, totaling more than $430,000, is for her...

Fri, 04/08/2022 — Three alumni from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will receive the school’s highest award in a ceremony set for 6 p.m. May 5. Angela Chammas, Paul Neidlein and G. Paul Willhite will receive the Distinguished Engineering Service...

Thu, 04/07/2022 — Transitioning to life after high school is a monumental time in young people’s lives, as they move on to college, enter the workforce, leave home and begin adult life. But for young people with autism, that time can be especially fraught, as...

Thu, 04/07/2022 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has announced the hiring of Sydney Pursel as the institution’s first curator for public practice. This new position will focus on ways to include community voices in the Spencer Museum’s...

Thu, 04/07/2022 — When Kelly McCoy, director of Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute (KFRTI), was hired in July 2020, the Fire Service Training Commission (FSTC) charged him with increasing training opportunities for volunteer firefighters in western Kansas.

Thu, 04/07/2022 — LAWRENCE – Research on the spread of fungal infections, effectiveness of teletherapy, use of microfluidics for diagnostics, communication strategies of bacteria, and effects of social behavior and stress on brain signaling will be among student work presented at the 22nd annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Student Research Symposium. Ten undergraduates and six post-baccalaureate scholars supported by the Office for Diversity in Science Training will present posters of their research from 3 to 5 p.m. April 12 in the first-floor foyer of Haworth Hall. The presenters include undergraduates from KU and Haskell, along with post-baccalaureate

Wed, 04/06/2022 — The Mellon Foundation has announced a grant to the In ‘zhúje ‘waxóbe/Sacred Red Rock Project for the return of a 28-ton red Siouxan quartzite boulder located for the past 93 years in Robinson Park, Lawrence, to the Kaw Nation. Led by...


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