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Fri, 11/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – Eleven University of Kansas graduate students from four different academic units advanced to the finals of the Three Minute Thesis Competition. The finals will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in forum C of the Burge Union. “KU’s first round of the 3MT captured cutting-edge research from fields of physical, natural and social sciences; engineering; education and music," said Jennifer Roberts, vice provost for academic affairs and graduate studies. “Graduate student participants demonstrated the creativity, innovation and drive that ignites their own passion for research while effectively communicating the impact of their work to the community. “It was both

Fri, 11/04/2022 — The Commons, in partnership with the Department of Visual Art and the Advanced Poetry Writing class, will host artist Fereshteh Toosi at the University of Kansas this month. Toosi’s work largely examines the relationships between humans and...

Fri, 11/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – As the 2022 midterm elections draw near, University of Kansas expert Tarun Sabarwal is available to discuss how misinformation contagions in social networks might affect the Nov. 8 election. “Spreading misinformation for personal gain is not new,” said Sabarwal, professor of economics. “The difference with social media is the speed at which an election-denying conspiracy spreads, the scale of its effect and the relative lack of accountability for content. Social media communication is a catalyst in the chain reaction of information transmission, and their business incentives that reward metrics, such as growth and engagement, facilitate greater

Fri, 11/04/2022 — A flyover at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium by two U.S. Air Force pilots is scheduled for the Nov. 5 Salute to Service football game, where the Jayhawks will take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Approximately 10 minutes before the 2:30 p.m....

Thu, 11/03/2022 — LAWRENCE – The word “plumber” comes from the Latin word for the metal “lead.” But lead coupled with pipes that transport drinking water makes a terrible combination … and one which resulted in the Flint water crisis, among other similar public health hazards. “Lead is a neurotoxicant that builds up in the body over long-term exposure, with children especially vulnerable to its negative effects,” said David Slusky, a professor of economics at the University of Kansas. “Too often, parents and care providers do not learn of such an exposure until a child receives a lead test showing elevated levels of lead in blood. Early-in-life lead testing together with

Thu, 11/03/2022 — LAWRENCE – How do laws that protect, regulate, or otherwise imagine parenting affect the rights of children and childhood outcomes?  On Nov. 15, the 2022 Kansas Law Review Symposium will host a panel of scholars from across the country to respond to that question and propose legal reforms to improve outcomes for the children of America's modern families. “Parents and the ‘Modern’ Family: What Do the Evolving Laws of Parenting Mean for Children and the Rest of Us?” will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Kansas School of Law in Green Hall. Check-in and breakfast will open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is

Thu, 11/03/2022 — The University Dance Company Fall Concert will explore love, community and self-discovery through professionally choreographed works in ballet, hip hop and contemporary dance at the University of Kansas later this month. “The students and...

Wed, 11/02/2022 — A new geologic map of Miami County published by the Kansas Geological Survey received an Excellence in Cartography award at the world’s largest conference dedicated to geographic information system (GIS) technology. A panel of judges from two...

Wed, 11/02/2022 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies will welcome an esteemed Ukrainian poet for the 2022 annual Palij Lecture on Nov. 6. Lyuba Yakimchuk will present "Ball and Chain: Russian Culture Invasion of...

Wed, 11/02/2022 — Making it through higher education and graduate school can feel like navigating a foreign country. Thousands of students from around the world are making that journey in the United States, pursuing a degree while learning in an additional...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Morgan Freeman has given many powerful, memorable performances. His role as Mr. Clark, a New Jersey-based high school principal known for dispensing authoritarian discipline in “Lean on Me,” is certainly memorable, but that depiction and...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Starting in early 2020, COVID-19 wrought havoc in the lives of American society at all levels. Among groups most upended were first-year college students — young people at a critical point in their psychological development as they began to...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host and participate in a variety of events Nov. 5-13. Events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. “This series of events is one of the many ways KU embraces our military-affiliated community,” said April Blackmon Strange, director of the Lt. Gen. William K. Jones Military-Affiliated Student Center. “We hope KU and community members will join us in one or more of these activities as we recognize and honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.” Nov 5: KU Salute to Service football game vs. Oklahoma State, 2:30 p.m., David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Military/veterans can

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Kansas Public Radio will welcome its newest classical music host, Destiny Ann Mermagen, on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Following the retirement of longtime evening classical host Marcia Higginson in July, KPR was left without a local nighttime classical...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — Kynser Wahwahsuck is a member of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. For as long as she can remember, she has known that the tribe struggles to provide drinking water on the reservation — situated on 150,000 acres of tribal land about 60 miles north...

Tue, 11/01/2022 — As the midterm elections draw near, a slate of proposed laws and initiatives regarding the LGBTQ community, transgender athletes and related topics are on ballots across the nation. Candidates and states have made bans of transgender athletes in...

Mon, 10/31/2022 — LAWRENCE – For nearly a generation, Odesa native Vitaly Chernetsky has brought a Ukrainian perspective to the English-speaking world through his literary translations. That output continues, even as Ukraine suffers under the latest phase of Russian invasion and occupation. This year, two collections have been published featuring translations Chernetsky has done for the members of what many consider the first family of Ukrainian writers. “Love in Defiance of Pain: Ukrainian Stories” (Deep Vellum Publishing) and “Writing from Ukraine: Fiction, Poetry and Essays since 1965” (Penguin) both feature the same story by Sophia Andrukhovych titled “An Out-of-Tune Piano,

Mon, 10/31/2022 — The University of Kansas Transition to Postsecondary Education program (KU TPE) is hosting “Jayhawk Night” informational meetings in several cities and via Zoom over the next several weeks. Students with intellectual or developmental...

Mon, 10/31/2022 — Four students have been selected for the inaugural School of Music Diversity Fellows Program, which will provide leadership and develop opportunities for the school, with a focus on diversity. The fellows, each from underrepresented or minority...

Fri, 10/28/2022 — Steve Hillmer, professor of statistics at the University of Kansas School of Business, is the recipient of the 2022 Chancellors Club Career Teaching Award. With more than four decades of teaching at KU, Hillmer has made an unparalleled impact...


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