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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

Wed, 03/23/2022 — Nearly every Catholic church in the world displays paintings, windows, plaques or statues that depict the Stations of the Cross. But how exactly this pervasive (and surprisingly modern) devotion came to be is the subject of a new book. “The...

Wed, 03/23/2022 — Average groundwater levels across western and central Kansas fell by more than a foot in 2021, with the greatest declines in the southwest portion of the state, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. The KGS,...

Wed, 03/23/2022 — LAWRENCE – Gina Wyant has spent more than a decade in higher education navigating leadership roles, guiding strategic initiatives and assessing academic quality and instructional effectiveness. Now she brings that wealth of knowledge and experience to the University of Kansas, where she steps into the role of director of university assessment. Wyant began her role Jan. 24 and reports to Jennifer Roberts, vice provost for academic affairs and graduate studies.  “I’m pleased to welcome Gina as KU’s inaugural director of university assessment,” Roberts said. “Her leadership experience in assessment, program review and strategic planning will ensure our assessment and

Wed, 03/23/2022 — Two surveys conducted by researchers at the University of Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research from January 2021 to January 2022 found that over 1 million Kansans live in a ZIP code where recorded average download speeds are below...

Wed, 03/23/2022 — Students, scholars, activists and area professionals will share short presentations about their research and practice as part of a global effort to facilitate discussion around solutions and education for the climate crisis. The climate teach-in...

Wed, 03/23/2022 — One of the most important roles of a journalist is to find the news that’s not being covered and share it with the communities that need it. The William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of Kansas is...

Tue, 03/22/2022 — After eight weeks of rehearsal, dancers in the University of Kansas Dance Company are eager to perform at the Spring Concert March 25-27. Students working alongside professional choreographers will showcase the artistry and energy of the...

Tue, 03/22/2022 — Kapila Silva, professor of architecture at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the 2021 George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award. Silva will give a talk on what it means to be an international educator at the award...

Tue, 03/22/2022 — The University of Kansas rose five positions in national rankings for research and development expenditures among U.S. institutions in fiscal year 2020, according to a new report. KU increased its rank from 49 to 44 among public universities in...

Tue, 03/22/2022 — Researchers Mary Banwart and Emily Vietti from the University of Kansas Institute for Leadership Studies will release a white paper this week outlining the gender makeup of municipal boards and commissions across the state of Kansas. The report...

Tue, 03/22/2022 — LAWRENCE – The collaborative University of Kansas virtual series inspired by contributors to the book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis” will return for a second event this spring. Climate reporter and journalist Kendra Pierre-Louis will be in conversation with A.D. Boynton II for an event at 11 a.m. March 29. Pierre-Louis is a senior science reporter at Gimlet Media and produces podcasts such as “How to Save a Planet,” a popular series that explores a range of diverse topics to help unpack complex questions around climate change. Pierre-Louis is driven by revealing connections and relationships between humans and the environment

Tue, 03/22/2022 — HUTCHINSON – Nineteen new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 18 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Officer Daniel Fulks of the Eudora Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Wes Lovett, chief of police for the Eudora Police Department. James Buettgenbach, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 290th Basic Training Class. Jon Miles of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office was recognized during the ceremony for his firearms proficiency as the class “Top Shot.” Graduates receive certificates of course

Tue, 03/22/2022 — Congress passed the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, known as FERPA, in 1974 in large part due to concerns about inaccurate and misleading data collected in schools that could negatively affect students. New research from Najarian...

Mon, 03/21/2022 — that is, elaborate royal court performances — in the Banqueting Hall he helped build in London for his patron, King James. Though Stuart / Lennox was the right-hand man of the British king for whom the Jacobean era is named, and the...

Mon, 03/21/2022 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive an award in recognition of their significant research or scholarly achievements in their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes truly outstanding...

Mon, 03/21/2022 — Naomi Oreskes, co-author of “Merchants of Doubt” and a world-renowned geologist, historian and public speaker, will present “Why Trust Science?” at 5:30 p.m. April 5 at The Commons. Oreskes, a leading voice on the role of science in...

Mon, 03/21/2022 — As tax season is underway, the University of Kansas School of Law is offering free tax preparation services for those who qualify. KU Law students with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will prepare returns for taxpayers who...

Tue, 03/15/2022 — A study from the University of Kansas recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Sciences identifies a new gene target related to Specific Language Impairment (SLI). The discovery of BUD13 for future biological investigation of...

Mon, 03/14/2022 — The U.S. Army has stated it views mentoring as a key way to not only help the most qualified individuals advance in their military careers but to address diversity gaps in its leadership. New research from the University of Kansas shows that men...


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