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Tue, 04/05/2022 — LAWRENCE – While some people have lately sought to remove Toni Morrison’s 1970 novel “The Bluest Eye” from high school curricula, a University of Kansas researcher argues that part of its value is the way it informs modern readers about longstanding gendered and racial health disparities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an article titled “Getting to the Root of US Healthcare Injustices through Morrison’s Root Workers,” published Jan. 20 in the journal Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Giselle Anatol explores the depictions of African American folk healers who appear in several Morrison novels, including “Bluest Eye,” “Sula” and “Song of Solomon

Tue, 04/05/2022 — LAWRENCE – This July, the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures and the Department of German Studies at the University of Kansas will merge and become the Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies. The merged department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will host a joint Bachelor of Arts degree in Slavic, German & Eurasian studies with concentrations in Russian, German, Polish, South Slavic, and Russian, East European & Eurasian studies. The new department will host an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. April 6 in the main hallway of level 2 at Wescoe Hall. The public is invited to attend and learn more about the courses

Tue, 04/05/2022 — Three University of Kansas School of Law alumni will receive the law school’s highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, this year. The award celebrates graduates for their professional achievements, contributions to the legal field...

Tue, 04/05/2022 — The University of Kansas Debate team of juniors Mickey McMahon, Leawood, and Michael Scott, Glenview, Illinois, advanced to the Final Four at the 76th National Debate Tournament hosted at James Madison University April 1-5. The duo is the 19th...

Mon, 04/04/2022 — The University of Kansas will host an international conference April 6-7 devoted to understanding cybersecurity threats emanating from Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Among the issues in focus will be the global spread of disinformation,...

Mon, 04/04/2022 — Some jellyfish have simple eyes; some have complex ones. Other jellyfish have no eyes at all. Indeed, recent research has shown jellyfish eyes in different species have evolved separately and independently many times in different ways over many...

Fri, 04/01/2022 — A record number of KU juniors — five — have earned Barry M. Goldwater scholarships, recognizing their achievements in the STEM fields. Five Goldwater Scholarships represent the maximum possible awards that a single school can receive, and...

Fri, 04/01/2022 — LAWRENCE – Lavender Graduation, a drag performer makeup tutorial and lesbian visibility day are just three of many events on deck for Gaypril, an annual occasion featuring various programs put on by the University of Kansas Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. “Gaypril is a time to celebrate, honor and bring visibility to folks in the QT (queer and transgender) community,” said Ash Wilson, director of the center. “These events allow us to showcase the diversity, skills and stories of the community, as well as pay tribute to our QT elders and the origin stories of the community.” Gaypril is a monthlong celebration of pride that gives people in the KU community

Thu, 03/31/2022 — The Institute for Policy & Social Research and The Commons at Spooner Hall will present the IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 1. This event will showcase the research of the 2021-2022 Doctoral...

Thu, 03/31/2022 — KU Libraries have announced the recipients of the 2022 Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award. Kristin Schodorf, Sedan, and Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Chicago, were selected for their interest in furthering their study of the history...

Wed, 03/30/2022 — University of Kansas School of Business student Luke Kennedy has been selected for the Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the premier institution that establishes financial accounting...

Wed, 03/30/2022 — James Walters, University of Kansas associate professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research for nine months in the Czech Republic. Beginning in September, Walters will join the lab...

Tue, 03/29/2022 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced new upcoming programming in addition to its early spring event lineup. The 2022 Dole Lecture will take place at 7 p.m. April 14. Presented each spring, the...

Tue, 03/29/2022 — The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs in the top 10 and 51 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2023 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program retained...

Mon, 03/28/2022 — The term “model minority” was first coined by sociologists in the 1960s to describe Asian Americans as a group that has purportedly achieved greater success in the U.S. compared to other ethnic minorities. While the term is problematic on a...

Mon, 03/28/2022 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in Watson Library’s newly renovated Haricombe Gallery, “Sitting in a Circle,” on March 31. The exhibition showcases the creative work and reflections generated by students and...

Mon, 03/28/2022 — A group of engineering students at the University of Kansas expects to launch a small satellite, called a CubeSat, aboard a NASA rocket later this year. CubeSats are tiny “nanosatellites” about the size of a loaf of bread, weighing in...

Fri, 03/25/2022 — 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...

Thu, 03/24/2022 — LAWRENCE – Eight University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence campus and five from KU Medical Center are putting their groundbreaking research on public display. Legislators and the public are invited to learn about the influence of research underway at KU during the 19th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 on the first-floor Rotunda in the Kansas Capitol in Topeka. KU graduate students are working to develop solutions to societal questions and challenges. The findings and possible commercialization of these innovations can affect Kansans’ lives and potentially elevate the economic status of the state. Their research

Thu, 03/24/2022 — The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training will host the conference Autism Across the Life Span on April 8 at the KU Edwards Campus BEST Building. For the first time in two years, the one-day conference will be held in person and will...


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