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Fri, 03/05/2021 — LAWRENCE – Michael Krueger said most of the colored pencil drawings, watercolors and prints in his upcoming exhibition, “(Just Like) Starting Over” at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri, were made during the past year of pandemic lockdown, and many of them reflect upon that. One such drawing places the viewer inside a cave, with golden sunlight shining through the entrance. The University of Kansas professor of visual art said in a recent interview that it was one of the first artworks he made at the onset of the pandemic, so he declined to identify the light with COVID-19 vaccines. Perhaps it’s more of a generalized hope, he allowed. Krueger’s March 12-

Fri, 03/05/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host its annual Easter Egg Roll with Dole from March 5 through April 3 with a mix of in-person and online components. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the egg roll celebration will be modified this year to recreate the activities at the institute to increase safety. To reduce group sizes, instead of a single event, the institute will be open to families throughout March. Online elements have been added. The Easter Egg Roll’s Facebook event page will be updated over the course of the month, with Easter-themed videos, crafts, coloring pages and more. Participants are encouraged to tag

Thu, 03/04/2021 — Sponsored research at the University of Kansas supported the salaries of 3,872 people on campus in ...

Thu, 03/04/2021 — A new study from the University of Kansas shows that students’ experience in campus housing is often marked by racial denotations of who belongs in campus spaces and that the shifting idea of universities as businesses can push students into...

Wed, 03/03/2021 — Growing up in the 1980s, Erik Scott experienced the resurgence of Cold War tensions that dominated the decade. “I remember seeing pop culture representations about the Soviet Union through movies like ‘Rocky IV’ and ‘Red Dawn,’”...

Wed, 03/03/2021 — Nineteen voice students with the University of Kansas School of Music will stage a concert this week, performing songs by Black composers including Duke Ellington, Margaret Bonds, Florence Price and H. Leslie Adams. The second annual Lift Every...

Wed, 03/03/2021 — The University of Kansas chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi initiated more than 100 students at the beginning of the spring 2021 semester. The nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students from all academic...

Tue, 03/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is launching its third annual KPR Mug Design Contest, in which the winner’s unique design will be used on the 2021 KPR Membership Coffee Mug. These new mugs will be given to members of KPR at a socially distanced fifth annual Ice Cream Social in the Theatre Lawrence parking lot and during the KPR Mug Drive-Thru events. Further details will be announced in April. The winner will receive a $150 value art supply gift basket from Wonder Fair; a free KPR T-shirt, socks and hat; a $25 Raven Book Store gift certificate; and two mugs. The runner-up will receive a $75 value art supply gift basket from Wonder Fair and a KPR T-shirt. KPR is

Tue, 03/02/2021 — A new study in the journal eLife from researchers at the University of Kansas Department of Molecular Biosciences reveals that virus variants in fruit fly (Drosophila) populations separated by hundreds of miles have been evolving along a...

Tue, 03/02/2021 — The University of Kansas has received a federal planning grant for a project aimed at helping Kansas City leaders figure out how to connect underserved teens to out-of-school activities and opportunities. Alexandra Kondyli, associate professor...

Tue, 03/02/2021 — Twenty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Feb. 26 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Deputy Luke Davis of the Gray County Sheriff’s Office was the...

Tue, 03/02/2021 — A University of Kansas School of Law team was crowned as the national champion of this year’s National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA) Moot Court Competition. Third-year law student Zachary Kelsay, of Independence, Missouri,...

Tue, 03/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – Students from each of the Kansas Board of Regents' four-year public universities will share work during Kansas’ Undergraduate Research Days. The 2021 event will take place online March 2-4. Ten University of Kansas students will share their work during the free event, which is hosted this year by Fort Hays State University. “This event is a chance for our students to highlight the undergraduate research opportunities they have had as a result of their studies at the University of Kansas, as well as how this work enhances their own education while also improving the lives of Kansans. Although it is sad that we cannot meet in the Capitol, this virtual

Mon, 03/01/2021 — A new study from University of Kansas journalism & mass communication researchers examines what influences people to be susceptible to false information about health and argues big tech companies have a responsibility to help prevent the...

Mon, 03/01/2021 — Youth violence is a leading cause of death for young people and is responsible for more than 400,000 nonfatal injuries each year nationwide, according to the Centers for Disease and Prevention. Although violent incidents also can have serious...

Mon, 03/01/2021 — The University of Kansas will conduct an all-systems test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 2. The test will include KU’s emergency public address system, tornado sirens, text message alerts and email alerts. The public...

Mon, 03/01/2021 — The Educate & Act series, led by The Commons, the Center for Service Learning and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, will host two events this spring in an effort to reach University of Kansas students, staff and faculty....

Mon, 03/01/2021 — Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The Special Educator Technology-Based...

Mon, 03/01/2021 — LAWRENCE – For Scott Watson, a phrase once spoken by the late tuba master Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra unlocked something in his mind and in his playing of the brass instrument. Now the University of Kansas professor of music has tried to capture that magical mind-body linkage in his own new book for music educators who teach students of brass instruments. “I'm sure you've heard the slogan that, when doing carpentry, you should measure twice and cut once. That is a holophrastic slogan,” Watson said. “It's a phrase or a word that is chock-full of meaning, one that leads you to a specific action. I had heard one of these, in terms of music, by

Fri, 02/26/2021 — As hearings commence on January’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Darin Beck, executive director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), begins work with the Anti-Defamation League’s national Consortium on Fighting Extremism...


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