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Fri, 07/22/2022 — On July 6, the University of Kansas became the next institution to join United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), a global network of more than 1,500 institutions of higher education. Both in their daily work and in activities purposefully tied to...

Thu, 07/21/2022 — Barry Fitzgerald, who is closing in on 30 years as a professor of illustration and animation in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, counsels patience to students eager to make their mark in Hollywood or any other...

Thu, 07/21/2022 — The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps offset the costs for families who face food insecurity. It’s one of the most frequently accessed public programs, aiding more than 43 million people each month. But SNAP also provides...

Wed, 07/20/2022 — Does the Philippines’ astonishing biodiversity result in part from rising and falling seas during the ice ages? Scientists have long thought the unique geography of the Philippines — coupled with seesawing ocean levels — could have...

Wed, 07/20/2022 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has received a $3 million gift from Kansas City-based donor Margaret H. Silva to endow Arts Research Integration (ARI), a groundbreaking initiative that brings artists into a wide range of...

Tue, 07/19/2022 — Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, provost and executive vice chancellor at the University of Kansas, has selected two individuals to serve as interim co-deans for KU Libraries. Scott Hanrath, associate dean for research engagement, and Beth Whittaker,...

Tue, 07/19/2022 — Recognizing the explosive need for creative content and media production, the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of Kansas is launching a concentration in Media Arts and Production. “Extensive...

Tue, 07/19/2022 — Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, will host an ice cream social this month to show appreciation to its member community. The public radio station will serve complimentary Hy-Vee ice cream treats while supplies last from...

Tue, 07/19/2022 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the start of its 20th programming year with a slate of signature events featuring world-class leaders, including KU alumni. Gerald Seib, a veteran journalist...

Fri, 07/15/2022 — More than 6,200 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2022 semester.   The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and...

Fri, 07/15/2022 — Although the pandemic instigated an environment of isolation, it also provided an impetus for people to reach out and reconnect with others. A new study reveals just how significant of an impact this modest act can have. “Despite wanting to...

Thu, 07/14/2022 — Thirty international fellows with the Hubert H. Humphrey Pre-Academic Program will present their research at a forum from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 20- 22 in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union. The presentations are the culmination of the...

Thu, 07/14/2022 — A University of Kansas researcher has received a grant from the U.S. Russia Foundation (USRF) for $220,000 to provide opportunities and access to Russian studies to Kansas high school students, primarily through the offering of free, online...

Wed, 07/13/2022 — A comprehensive new genetic and statistical study from researchers at the University of Kansas reveals two groups of scrub jays — one in Mexico and one in Texas — deserve status as independent species. The paper, appearing in Systematic...

Wed, 07/13/2022 — The International Congress of Infant Studies (ICIS) honored John Colombo, director of the KU Life Span Institute and interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, with an award recognizing his 35 years of research in the...

Tue, 07/12/2022 — The COVID-19 pandemic caused many people to lose sleep, not to mention the loss of in-person activities and social interactions. A new study from the University of Kansas shows that for people with multiple sclerosis, who often deal with sleep...

Tue, 07/12/2022 — LAWRENCE – There are approximately 2,700 institutes of higher education in the United States that have health and wellness services, but just 11% of those are accredited. Watkins Health Services and the University of Kansas are part of that exclusive club for at least the next three years. Watkins received reaccreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) in March. “We are thrilled to announce that Watkins Student Health clinic has obtained re-accreditation for three years from AAAHC,” said Ellen Herman, administrative director of Watkins Health Services. “Accredited organizations demonstrate high-quality care in an environment

Tue, 07/12/2022 — Dan Martin is the next president of KU Endowment. KU Endowment Board of Trustees Chair Dave Dillon introduced Martin at a meeting with staff earlier today, July 12. Martin currently serves as the chief philanthropy officer at the Texas division...

Mon, 07/11/2022 — Donald Trump had threatened to ban TikTok outright during his presidency, while President Joe Biden's administration has shared concerns that the China-based app is mining users’ data. University of Kansas researcher Jane Barnette has a...

Thu, 07/07/2022 — A panel discussion featuring University of Kansas School of Law scholars will explore the ramifications of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling affecting access to abortion services. “Legal Perspectives on Dobbs v. Jackson and Beyond” will...


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