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Wed, 08/25/2021 — Research has shown that when students with disabilities shape their own learning, career and life goals, they attain higher levels of achievement than when following routine curriculum and plans. A University of Kansas researcher has earned a...

Wed, 08/25/2021 — The Hall Center for the Humanities’ speaker series for 2021-22 will focus on the theme In Search of Harmony: The Humanities and Our Natural World. The evolving relationship with the natural world we inhabit and questions of environmental...

Wed, 08/25/2021 — KU Student Affairs and the University of Kansas Health System have announced two new leaders for Watkins Health Services. In a dyad leadership model, Ellen Herman serves as the administrative director, and Dr. Graig Nickel has been named medical...

Tue, 08/24/2021 — Five University of Kansas researchers are part of a multi-institutional team awarded a five-year, $12.5 million National Science Foundation grant focused on the restoration of native prairie and agricultural ecosystems, with more than $3 million...

Tue, 08/24/2021 — Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute (KFRTI) technical rescue program instructors recently trained coaches from Kansas Rowing, Kansas Crew and the University of Kansas diving team, as well as local lifeguards, on lifesaving rescue...

Tue, 08/24/2021 — A beginner-friendly nature walk series at sites throughout Kansas will build on the acclaim of a University of Kansas author’s recently published poetry chapbook about birds in the region. Megan Kaminski, KU associate professor of English and...

Tue, 08/24/2021 — The late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts was a crucial member of a band of unique talents, leaving space in his rhythmic patterns for the others to famously fill. So says Brandon Draper, drummer and University of Kansas associate professor...

Tue, 08/24/2021 — Phishing attacks, malware, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, zero-day exploits. Many commonly reported cyberattacks focus on computer software vulnerabilities. But what about computer hardware? As complex global supply chains are...

Tue, 08/24/2021 — In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, community newspapers faced a nonstop news cycle and new challenges in providing vital information to their readers. At the same time, the pandemic presented a financial crisis as advertising revenue...

Mon, 08/23/2021 — HUTCHINSON – Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Aug. 20 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Deputy Matthew Cook of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Jay Simecka, sheriff for Morris County. Troy Livingston, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 282nd Basic Training Class. Officer Nohl Vogel from the Elwood Police Department was recognized during the ceremony for his firearms proficiency as the class “Top Shot.” Officers Melissa Pereda Castaneda from the Junction City Police

Mon, 08/23/2021 — The Kansas City Amigos. The San Antonio Glowworms. The Omaha Mestizos. While these names may not mean much to fans of the Boston Red Sox or Chicago Cubs, they are revered by those who follow Mexican American fast-pitch softball. “What...

Mon, 08/23/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its fall 2021 programming lineup, featuring a wide array of journalists, authors, scholars and politicians. Additionally, after a year and a half of hosting programs exclusively online, the institute has announced that fall programs will be held in person, with the safety of its guests in mind. “We’ll be taking appropriate precautions,” Director Bill Lacy said. “We have installed an air purifier in Hansen Hall, and we’ll be rigorously enforcing KU’s mask mandate. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and reserve the right to reschedule any program or transition

Mon, 08/23/2021 — LAWRENCE – For Benjamin Rosenthal, "queering" the gallery for his new solo exhibition at Studios Inc. involves more than a sense of the body through drawings of phallus-like shapes and incorporating Calvin Klein underwear bands. It’s in how he mixes up drawing, painting, sculpture and video art forms. The University of Kansas associate professor of visual art has a new show titled “And the band played on, and on on,” which runs through Sept. 24 in the front gallery of the Kansas City, Missouri, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping midcareer artists. Rosenthal received a three-year artist’s residency, which consists of over 2,000 square feet of studio and

Mon, 08/23/2021 — The University of Kansas Libraries, in collaboration with the Spencer Museum of Art, will open a new exhibition in Kenneth Spencer Research Library on Aug. 23. “Mary Huntoon: Artist & Art Therapist” features collection objects from both...

Thu, 08/19/2021 — University of Kansas postdoctoral researcher Kevin Cooke has been awarded a yearlong Science & Technology Policy Fellowship from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Cooke, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of...

Tue, 08/17/2021 —  Owning a home has long been a central tenet of the American dream, and scholarship has touted the economic benefits of homeownership. A new study from the University of Kansas explores the effects of wealth and debt on transitioning to...

Tue, 08/17/2021 — Nine faculty members at the University of Kansas are being recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. The nine award recipients will be honored Thursday, Aug. 19, at the KU Teaching Summit. This year’s winners are as...

Tue, 08/17/2021 — The University of Kansas recently has announced the June and July 2021  Employees of the Month. These staff members have made outstanding contributions to the Lawrence campus community. Winners of the Employee of the Month awards receive the...

Tue, 08/17/2021 — The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas has been awarded $190,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to offer training in public digital humanities and academic-community collaborations. An...

Fri, 08/13/2021 — Fully vaccinated students at the University of Kansas’ Lawrence and Edwards campuses will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive incentives including free tuition, upgraded parking passes and a range of other prizes after uploading their...


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