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Wed, 04/28/2021 — A chemist is the most recent University of Kansas faculty member to be named to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Kristin Bowman-James, University Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and director of Kansas NSF EPSCoR, is among the...

Wed, 04/28/2021 — LAWRENCE – Given that he finished his new book on the former president’s rhetoric last summer, long before the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Robin Rowland seems prescient warning of the threat of authoritarianism arising from the nationalist populism of Donald Trump. Rowland also correctly predicted that, in the short term, at least, American institutions would not permit an anti-democratic putsch, even as he now allows that the events of Jan. 6 came closer to doing so than he expected. In the longer term, the University of Kansas professor of communication studies warns of the danger of creeping authoritarianism. With recent efforts to limit voting

Wed, 04/28/2021 — College students across the country struggle with a vicious cycle: Test anxiety triggers poor sleep, which in turn reduces performance on the tests that caused the anxiety in the first place. New research from the University of Kansas just...

Wed, 04/28/2021 — Computer science students at the University of Kansas will test their skills throughout the remainder of the semester with a series of races using self-driving model cars developed by Amazon Web Services. The students in Andrew Williams'...

Wed, 04/28/2021 — University of Kansas scholar Beth Bailey was named today as one of 26 researchers in the 2021 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. With a $200,000 stipend, it is one of the most generous awards of its kind for scholarship in the humanities and...

Tue, 04/27/2021 — Researchers commonly work with the criminal justice system to implement reforms, bringing with them the latest science and data pointing to why a certain practice will help improve outcomes. New research from the University of Kansas shows if...

Tue, 04/27/2021 — Charles H. Kahn, the first dean of the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Urban Design (now School of Architecture & Design), died at the age of 95 on April 8, 2021, at his home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Kahn served as...

Tue, 04/27/2021 — Wesley Perkins, doctoral candidate in mathematics, has received the 2021 Bernstein Award for Future Faculty from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) at the University of Kansas. The award recognizes KU graduate students who have approached...

Mon, 04/26/2021 — The landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education declared school segregation illegal in the United States. While desegregation efforts followed in subsequent decades since the 1954 case, schools and communities found ways to resist...

Mon, 04/26/2021 — The University of Kansas Center for Undergraduate Research has announced the winners of two annual awards given to recognize undergraduate research mentors who make a difference in the lives of their students at KU. James Blakemore, associate...

Mon, 04/26/2021 — Erik Van Vleck, professor of mathematics, along with his co-authors, was awarded the 2021 Robert P. McIntosh Award as the best nominated paper in vegetation ecology in the previous two years by the vegetation section of the Ecological Society...

Mon, 04/26/2021 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio’s spring membership drive, the Campaign for Excellence, raised over $360,000.  The drive began April 9 with the Power Breakfast, 90 minutes of fundraising that brought in more than $25,000, and concluded April 16. In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $62,000 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation that challenges listeners to match their gift of a specific amount within a certain timeframe.  This spring, listeners who pledged during KPR’s popular "Retro Cocktail Hour" received a Retro Cocktail Hour pin if they gave $60 or more.  The station also partnered with the Topeka PetSmart to

Fri, 04/23/2021 — The University Career Center has announced the 2020-2021 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) as Logan Bell, of Lenexa, who works for the University of Kansas Office of First-Year Experience, now the Office of Orientation and Transfer Programs...

Fri, 04/23/2021 — A University of Kansas expert on the evolutionary history and diversity of insects will present his distinguished professor Inaugural Lecture, “400 Million Years on Six Legs: Evolution of the Insects,” on Thursday, April 29.  Michael Engel...

Fri, 04/23/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has announced that Andrea Herstowski, associate professor of design, has been named interim associate dean of administration effective April 19.  Herstowski joined KU as an...

Fri, 04/23/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes Suzanne Robinson, associate professor in the Department of Special Education, as the 2021 Budig Teaching Professorship in Special Education award recipient and featured...

Fri, 04/23/2021 — LAWRENCE – The 38th Annual KU Math Prize Competition, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, was held virtually April 2. Open to all KU undergraduates, the written exam for each level covered six questions to be completed in three hours. Cash awards were given in two levels. The junior level was open to all undergraduates of non-senior standing and assumes a knowledge of first-year calculus. The winners of the junior level: First place: Teerapat Saengsubin, a freshman in mathematics from Thailand. Saengsubin also was the top first-year student. Second place: Drake Clark, a junior in mathematics and computer engineering from Lenexa.   Third

Thu, 04/22/2021 — Sustainability has always been a priority for the University of Kansas and its Edwards Campus (KUEC) in Overland Park. Participation in Evergy’s Renewables Direct program is KUEC’s latest sustainability effort. The 20-year agreement KUEC...

Thu, 04/22/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy posted the second-highest pass rate in the nation on the 2020 Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE). The school’s 2020 graduating class had a 99% first-time pass rate, compared to a...

Thu, 04/22/2021 — LAWRENCE – Eleven doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2021-2022 academic year. This incoming group of fellows is among over 200 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established in 1989. The Self Graduate Fellowship is a four-year package awarded to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative, and passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $32,000 per year, a $5,500 professional development award and a unique professional development


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