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Wed, 03/31/2021 — Four faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive 2021 University Scholarly Achievement Awards, which recognize significant scholarly or research achievement for scholars in the middle of their careers. The annual awards recognize...

Tue, 03/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – Whereas most people look at Antoine Vollon’s sumptuous painting “Mound of Butter” and see pure, yellow joy, Marni Kessler sees a severed head and underlying rancidity. It's the same sort of thing when the University of Kansas professor of the history of art looks at Edouard Manet’s “Fish (Still Life)" and Edgar Degas’ “Portrait of a Man” bracketed by cuts of meat. Kessler’s new book, “Discomfort Food: The Culinary Imagination in Late Nineteenth-Century French Art” (University of Minnesota Press, 2021), explains in sometimes personal as well as exquisitely researched historical detail a series of paintings of food by French masters in ways different than

Tue, 03/30/2021 — The University of Kansas team of Azja Butler, Lansing, and Ross Fitzpatrick, Leawood, has reached the Final Four at the National Debate Tournament hosted by Harvard University. They are the 18th KU team to reach the Final Four of the national...

Tue, 03/30/2021 — The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 50 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2022 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program...

Mon, 03/29/2021 — Recent incidents of racial discrimination and violence against Asians and Asian Americans in the United States have prompted critical discussions about how to talk about such biases with younger age groups. New research from the University of...

Mon, 03/29/2021 — The phrase “to see red” means to become angry. But for investors, seeing red takes on a whole different meaning. That’s the premise behind a new article by William Bazley, assistant professor of finance at the University of...

Mon, 03/29/2021 — After three days of opening events, all three University of Kansas teams competing in the National Debate Tournament have qualified for the single elimination rounds. The tournament continues today, March 29. This is the second time KU has...

Fri, 03/26/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering is partnering with a south-central Kansas community on a federal pilot project to test energy-efficient materials in public sector buildings — an experiment that could reduce the kinds of...

Thu, 03/25/2021 — LAWRENCE – As with clothing, musical fashions come and go, seemingly without coordination among tastemakers. And for the past 20 or 30 years, one particular musical figure has come to symbolize the fuzzy line between life and death in TV and movie soundtracks. That’s the thesis of a scholarly article by Scott Murphy, University of Kansas professor of music. Published in most recent edition of the journal Theory & Practice, “S as a Latter-Day H: Mortally Liminal SLIDEs in Recent Popular Film and Television” compares the musical figure denoted by theorists as “S” or “SLIDE” with the different figure denoted as “H” that preceded it as the signifier of that

Thu, 03/25/2021 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Randall Fuller will present “The Last Days and Forgotten Life of Martha E. Hunt, Transcendentalist” as his inaugural Distinguished Professor Lecture. The event will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, March 29. Members of the KU community can register to attend the virtual Zoom webinar. The lecture will be recorded for those unable to attend and posted to the Faculty Development website.   Fuller is the Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of American Literature in the KU Department of English, a rank he has held since August 2017. He will explore the lingering impression of Hunt, a mid-19th-century schoolteacher

Wed, 03/24/2021 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Ann Lindbloom, an instructional designer for the KU Center for Online & Distance Learning. She died March 15. “I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Ann Lindbloom, a...

Tue, 03/23/2021 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 19 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Deputy Eli Miller of the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was...

Tue, 03/23/2021 — Two University of Kansas researchers have contributed chapters for a book on the history of disability as part of public health and how insurance influences health outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Jean Hall and Dot Nary contributed...

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Mon, 03/22/2021 — The 1925 Scopes Trial remains the most high-profile case to pit religion against science. Nearly a century later, that battle continues. “Anti-evolution didn’t die the way some people thought it would in 1925. It just slowed down for a...

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Mon, 03/22/2021 — When a franchise buys a superstar like Tom Brady or LeBron James, the team tends to win more games. But do the fans follow? How much team loyalty is purchased along with an expensive star? Maybe not as much as some owners might hope — in the...

Fri, 03/19/2021 — The American Institute of Architects in Kansas (AIA Kansas) awarded a team of University of Kansas Department of Architecture faculty members the 2020 AIA Kansas Honor Award for Unbuilt Design for their Sydney Alternative Housing Ideas...

Fri, 03/19/2021 — A graduate student in the University of Kansas School of Engineering has been granted a prestigious federal fellowship to help make bridges on the nation’s highways safer for travelers. Jordan Nutter, a second-year master's student in civil...

Fri, 03/19/2021 — The University Press of Kansas Board of Trustees, which is composed of the provosts from each of the six Kansas Regents institutions, has confirmed University of Kansas Dean of Libraries Kevin L. Smith to serve as director of the University...

Thu, 03/18/2021 — Israel’s fourth in two years — before results are finalized, but “master of his domain” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is highly likely to come out on top again, according to an expert on Israeli demographics. Rami Zeedan is an...

Thu, 03/18/2021 — A University of Kansas political scientist is among 25 scholars from across the nation named to the 2021 Wilson China Fellowship class. Jack Zhang, assistant professor of political science, was awarded the China-focused nonresidential...


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