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Mon, 03/04/2019 —  The world of international trade is changing rapidly, with the United States and trading partners levying new tariffs, while new free trade agreements are formed and others scrapped. In the midst of the ongoing trade upheaval, a University of...

Mon, 03/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – American Indian law scholars and advocates will gather at the University of Kansas this week to discuss the “U.S. Supreme Court and the Future of Federal Indian Law” during the 23rd annual Tribal Law & Government Conference. The conference will run from 8:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Friday, March 8, in 104 Green Hall. Preview the schedule on the conference website. “Given the recent changes to the Supreme Court with the additions of Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh, now is a critical time to consider how such changes potentially impact Indian country,” said Elizabeth Kronk Warner, professor of law and director of KU Law’s Tribal Law & Government Center. “

Mon, 03/04/2019 — Where do the stories we tell about the weather come from? How long have we been telling them? Centuries before the advent of global warming accelerated by industrialization, humans imagined their own actions to bring about weather events....

Fri, 03/01/2019 — KU Libraries are now accepting submissions for the 63rd annual Snyder Book Collecting Contest. All KU students — graduate and undergraduate — are eligible and encouraged to enter. In 1957, Elizabeth Snyder established a book-collecting...

Fri, 03/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – Debra Hedden, professor and director of music education at the University of Kansas School of Music, was one of three Kansas educators inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Association’s Hall of Fame last weekend. Hedden, who has spent 46 years as a music educator, was inducted into the KMEA Hall of Fame along with Donald Farthing and John Buehler on Feb. 22 at a ceremony during the annual KMEA In-Service Workshop in Wichita. The Hall of Fame is KMEA’s highest honor and is given to members of the music education community in Kansas who have made a significant contribution to the growth of music in the state. The KMEA Hall of Fame began in 1975, and

Fri, 03/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – How will this week’s announcement of corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affect the country’s April 9 parliamentary elections? Rami Zeedan, University of Kansas assistant professor of Jewish studies, said it might boost the chances of the moderate coalition led by former army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. On the other hand, Netanyahu's right-wing supporters might heed his cry of witch hunt and rally to his side, ensuring that he retains power. Zeedan is available to comment on developments leading up to next month’s vote. Zeedan, who joined the KU faculty in fall 2018, has published extensively on Israeli electoral

Fri, 03/01/2019 — The Humanities Program at the University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the annual Ted Johnson Interrelations of the Humanities and the Arts Award. The award was established by Professor Emeritus J. Theodore (“Ted”) Johnson,...

Thu, 02/28/2019 — Two graduate students from the University of Kansas received awards at the 16th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit. James Lafikes, doctoral student in civil engineering, received a research award from the Office of Graduate Studies, and Zoe...

Thu, 02/28/2019 — Two juniors at the University of Kansas will compete as finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman...

Wed, 02/27/2019 — Special guests Ryan Keberle and his band Catharsis will headline the University of Kansas School of Music’s 42nd Jazz Festival held on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. The festival will include 7:30 p.m. concerts both days in the Forum...

Wed, 02/27/2019 —  Every year, American students score poorly in international math achievement comparisons. Interventions to help boost math skills have been found effective in some cases for English-dominant speaking students, but a new study co-written by a...

Tue, 02/26/2019 —  Social workers apply a diverse range of theories that examine social, cultural, political, ecological and psychological aspects of human behavior to their everyday work in helping people. Yet, when receiving their professional education, there...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — From a young age, we’re taught men and women are different, a lesson affecting life roles, expectations and even hiring decisions. But what happens when we learn those differences aren’t so significant? That’s what Anna Pope, long-term...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — The Office of Graduate Studies invites the University of Kansas campus community to nominate doctoral candidates and recent doctoral graduates for the Argersinger Dissertation Award. William Argersinger was the first vice chancellor for...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — LAWRENCE – Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education at the University of Kansas, has announced a change in leadership within the Department of Educational Psychology. Effective Jan. 1, David Hansen, associate professor, became the new department chair. “The school is lucky to have a scholar and leader of David’s abilities in this important role,” Ginsberg said. “He brings a wealth of forward-thinking ideas that will build on the department’s great strengths and help move them to new heights.” Steven Lee, former chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, stepped down in December 2018. Lee was hired as chair of the department in June of 2012 and

Tue, 02/26/2019 — The creation of new joint degree puts the University of Kansas at the forefront of the push to address the lack of diversity in the museum workforce in America. Beginning in fall 2019, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will offer a...

Mon, 02/25/2019 — A new ultrasensitive diagnostic device invented by researchers at the University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Cancer Center and KU Medical Center could allow doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma, leading to...

Mon, 02/25/2019 — After months of Oscar buzz, Kevin Willmott’s work on “BlacKkKlansman” was lauded with an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay Feb. 24. Willmott, a University of Kansas film & media studies professor, co-wrote the screenplay for...

Mon, 02/25/2019 —  President Donald Trump announced Sunday a delay in tariff increases on Chinese goods that were set to take place if a new agreement on several trade issues was not reached. Citing “productive” trade talks and an upcoming meeting with...

Mon, 02/25/2019 — Salam Fayyad, former Palestinian prime minister, will join a conversation with William Barnett, University of Kansas Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics, from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Spencer Museum of Art. Their...


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