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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...

Wed, 03/17/2021 — Safi Bahcall, a bestselling author, biotech entrepreneur and business consultant, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium Lecture at the University of Kansas. Bahcall will present “Strategy in Times of Crisis”...

Wed, 03/17/2021 — The introduction of gender-neutral restrooms into public and private spaces is a departure from more than a century of policies put in place to ostensibly “protect” women in business, schools and the military. New University of Kansas...

Tue, 03/16/2021 — A new program offered by the University of Kansas School of Law and KU’s Applied English Center will help international students improve their English skills while learning about the U.S. legal system. The Legal English Program is a one-month...

Tue, 03/16/2021 — The University of Kansas has qualified a third team for the National Debate Tournament later this month.  Mickey McMahon, a sophomore from Leawood, and Michael Scott, a sophomore from Glenview, Illinois, have received an at-large qualification...

Tue, 03/16/2021 — LAWRENCE – If Israel wants to regain the loyalty of its crucial Arab Druze minority, it will have to scrap the controversial 2018 nation-state law and recommit to the democratic principles of its Declaration of Independence. That tall order is laid out in a recent scholarly article by an Israeli Druze assistant professor of Jewish studies at the University of Kansas. But Rami Zeedan said even strongly Zionistic Jewish audiences are open to hearing his critique these days. They understand that the new, quasi-constitutional law enshrining Israel as the national home of the Jews alone threatens the social contract between Israel’s Jewish majority and its model Arab

Tue, 03/16/2021 — High-energy experimental particle physicists from the University of Kansas stand at the forefront of a major discovery by the D0 and TOTEM collaborations from tests at the Large Hadron Collider (the world’s largest particle accelerator,...

Tue, 03/16/2021 — LAWRENCE – In the year since COVID-19 was designated a global pandemic, individuals and groups have found new ways to engage in thoughtful decision-making. University of Kansas social sciences researchers will offer their expertise in a two-part series, “Mapping Behavior Around the Virus: Behavioral Scientists Examine Activity amid COVID-19 Pandemic,” to explore lessons from the last year.  The first event, at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 18, will feature four members of the Faculty Advising on COVID Team (FACT), whose research addresses the following questions: What did we know before March 2020 about trends in human behavior amid natural disasters? What did we learn

Mon, 03/15/2021 — “All politics is local” remains a common refrain in governmental circles. But according to a new book, all immigration politics involves a different region. “We always tend to look at Washington, but all the immigration policy activity...

Mon, 03/15/2021 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Mon, 03/15/2021 — Social workers are trained to help people in times of crisis. But what happens when those professionals are experiencing a crisis along with the rest of society? University of Kansas social welfare researchers and students have created a body of...

Thu, 03/11/2021 — Much like coronavirus, circulating HIV-1 viruses mutate into diverse variants that pose challenges for scientists developing vaccines to protect people from HIV/AIDS. “AIDS vaccine development has been a decades-long challenge partly because...

Thu, 03/11/2021 — A new scholarship at the University of Kansas School of Law will support future students while honoring the memory of KU Law graduate Edward Dosh, L'77.

Wed, 03/10/2021 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have launched a study to test the outcomes of a career design model, delivered virtually, that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to set and work toward self-determined career...

Tue, 03/09/2021 — The prevailing assumption is that U.S. foreign aid is a governmental function. But the reality proves much different. “The majority of foreign aid work is done by private contractors,” said Sheyda Jahanbani, associate professor of history...

Tue, 03/09/2021 — The 40th class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors were recently recognized during digital receptions hosted by the University of Kansas. The University Scholars Program is designed to recognize and encourage academically talented...

Tue, 03/09/2021 — LAWRENCE – A new publication from the Spencer Museum of Art, “Perspectives on a Legacy Collection: Sallie Casey Thayer’s Gift to the University of Kansas,” investigates how the benefactor’s founding gift of more than 7,000 objects continues to influence KU’s art museum. Since the Kansas City merchant’s widow donated her multifarious collection in 1917, KU has preserved it, displayed it and, since 1978, housed it in the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art, using it to educate and inspire generations of students and citizens alike. The centenary of the gift in 2017 inspired a retrospective exhibition, an original musical and now a 450-page, richly illustrated,

Mon, 03/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – A new program offered by the University of Kansas School of Law will cover law school entrance exam fees for selected KU students. Preference will be given to diverse candidates and candidates who have financial need. KU students who plan to attend law school are invited to apply for the LSAT Fee Award. Recipients will receive a financial award to cover the registration fee for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). Awards may also cover exam reporting costs. For more information, visit the Pre-Law Advising website. Award applications are due by Friday, March 26. A committee will review applications and contact those selected. Awards are available to

Mon, 03/08/2021 — In 2000, Maya Angelou collaborated with Hallmark on the Life Mosaic collection, a commercial partnership that generated criticism given Angelou's success and acclaim as a poet and memoirist.  That partnership will be the topic of...

Mon, 03/08/2021 — At first glance, the United States and Chile might not seem very similar. But despite their different cultures, languages and economies, the COVID-19 pandemic affected the countries similarly. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases from January...


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