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Thu, 12/01/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has selected Arash Mafi to be executive dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Mafi currently serves as the interim dean at the University of New Mexico, a position he has held since July 2021. His appointment as executive dean of the College is effective March 1, 2023.   “The feedback from our community members highlighted Dr. Mafi’s commitment to listening, his record of excellence in research and education, and his enthusiasm for innovation,” said Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, provost and executive vice chancellor. “He appreciates KU’s history of excellence as well as our opportunities to strengthen equity and to more

Wed, 11/30/2022 — Called a “pandemic within a pandemic,” the prevalence of anorexia nervosa (AN) among young people has spiked during COVID-19. According to research, in-patient interventions are effective for up to 75% of adolescents with AN. However, about...

Wed, 11/30/2022 — The University of Kansas recently has announced the August, September and October 2022 Employees of the Month. These staff members have made outstanding contributions to the Lawrence campus community. Winners of the Employee of the Month awards...

Tue, 11/29/2022 — A University of Kansas researcher has been honored with one of the energy industry’s most prestigious awards. Masoud Kalantari, associate professor of chemical & petroleum engineering at KU, leads a group — which includes UCLA,...

Tue, 11/29/2022 — A University of Kansas junior from Overland Park has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship for $25,000 to study at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea, in 2023. Anthony Moon, who is majoring in civil engineering, will complete courses...

Tue, 11/29/2022 — Donald Whittemore, scientist emeritus at the Kansas Geological Survey whose groundbreaking work toward understanding and addressing a wide range of water resources issues in Kansas has touched every corner of the state, is the recipient of the...

Mon, 11/28/2022 — The University of Kansas Libraries and The Commons will host the 2023 Engaged Leaders Series, a lecture program featuring Beronda Montgomery, scholar and author of “Lessons From Plants.” Montgomery will present a virtual talk titled...

Mon, 11/28/2022 — A play opening soon at the University of Kansas explores a topic that’s become ever more relevant in recent years: death. “Everybody,” a production of the University Theatre within the Department of Theatre & Dance, offers opportunity...

Mon, 11/28/2022 — Students learning English face many challenges, even in ideal conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated those, causing students to lose supports for various reasons. The University of Kansas has secured funding to prepare more teachers with...

Tue, 11/22/2022 — Findings from an international team of astrophysicists using NASA’s recently deployed James Webb Space Telescope give new detail to exoplanet WASP-39b, a “hot Saturn” orbiting a star roughly 700 light years from Earth. The...

Tue, 11/22/2022 — Shortly after the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the University of Kansas began working on several initiatives to support academic peers in Ukraine. One such endeavor, led by the Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies, sought...

Tue, 11/22/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Music has announced the return of two beloved annual Vespers programs for the 2022 holiday season. KU Vespers, now in its 98th year, features performances at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. The event is free...

Mon, 11/21/2022 — With essentially a 50/50 split in both the House and Senate, the country’s political leanings remain equally divided. But for many business leaders, key decisions are based primarily on who is occupying the White House. “Even CEOs, as...

Eileen Hotze, associate teaching professor of molecular biosciences; presenter Haley Berger, vice president and awards chair of the Student Alumni and Endowment Board; and Josephine Chandler, associate professor of molecular biosciences, at the Nov. 19 KU-Texas Senior Day football game, where they received HOPE Awards from the senior class.
Mon, 11/21/2022 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored two faculty members who teach undergraduate biology with 2022 HOPE Awards — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator.  The HOPE Award was established by the Class of 1959. Today, the...

Fri, 11/18/2022 — Kevin Merida, executive editor of the Los Angeles Times, has been selected to receive the 2023 William Allen White Foundation National Citation. The award, which recognizes individuals for outstanding journalistic service, comes from a vote of...

Fri, 11/18/2022 — The University of Kansas Libraries entered a membership program with science publisher PeerJ that allows KU researchers to publish their work at no cost. PeerJ is an open access, peer-reviewed science journal. Some, but not all, open access ...

Fri, 11/18/2022 — Three of the 12 members being inducted this weekend in the inaugural class of the Kansas Press Association’s Kansas Photojournalism Hall of Fame are alumni of the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications. Rich...

Thu, 11/17/2022 — LAWRENCE – Don’t expect an ordinary art opening Friday, Nov. 18, when “The Law for Falling Bodies: A Queer Print Media Exhibition” debuts at Kansas City’s Charlotte Street Foundation. Sure, there will be some flat, framed prints on the walls. But there will also be large, three-dimensional forms sticking out from the walls and animations projecting down from the ceiling. Black-and-white forms will vie for attention with a riot of three-dimensional colored objects. Shawn Bitters, associate professor of visual art at the University of Kansas, has curated the show with former graduate student-turned-collaborator Matthew Willie Garcia. Bitters and Garcia also

Thu, 11/17/2022 —  The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced panelists for its 2022 Post-Election Conference. Dole Institute Director Emeritus Bill Lacy returns to moderate this comprehensive biennial conference that...

Thu, 11/17/2022 — KU Libraries will host a panel discussion and musical jam session Nov. 30 with University of Kansas staff, faculty and students who center disability in their departments and classrooms in conjunction with the 2022-23 KU Common Book,...


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