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Fri, 03/11/2022 — President Joe Biden announced today that the United States will join other G-7 nations and the European Union in moving to suspend normal trade relations with Russia. The move is a continuation of the response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine...

Fri, 03/11/2022 — Dr. Barney Graham, recently retired deputy director of the National Institutes of Health Vaccine Research Center, will be featured March 31 at the 17th Higuchi Memorial Lectures. A scientific lecture for students and faculty will be held from...

Fri, 03/11/2022 — KU Libraries have joined a partnership with the Public Library of Science (PLOS) that waives author fees for Lawrence campus researchers. Normally, the cost to publish in PLOS journals ranges from $800 to $5,300 per article, depending on the...

Thu, 03/10/2022 — Stuart Day is both a professor in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese and dean of the University of Kansas School of Professional Studies and Edwards Campus in Overland Park, which focuses on training, often for nontraditional students....

Thu, 03/10/2022 — The University of Kansas has qualified two additional debate teams to compete at the National Debate Tournament, to be held at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 31-April 4. The team of Graham Revare, sophomore from Shawnee,

Thu, 03/10/2022 — LAWRENCE – To celebrate the month of April as national Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MSAM), the University of Kansas Department of Mathematics will offer a series of educational events for area students. Third- through 12th-grade students from the region are invited to participate in person at the department’s annual math competition April 2 in Snow Hall. The competition has three levels: third through fifth grades, middle school and high school. All students are encouraged to participate. The registration deadline is March 31. The mathematics department will also host workshops for fifth graders and feature invited talks open to the public. The mayor

Wed, 03/09/2022 — In celebration of Open Education Week, which is March 7-11, the University of Kansas Libraries and the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright have announced the 2022 Textbook Heroes cohort. Textbook Heroes are members of...

Wed, 03/09/2022 — For several decades, the University of Kansas First Nations Student Association (FNSA) has hosted the Annual KU FNSA Powwow. The event celebrates the diversity of Native American cultures in the community through dancing, singing and honoring...

Wed, 03/09/2022 — The University of Kansas has a long-held commitment to sustainability that aims to reduce the overall fossil fuel consumption on campus. In line with this mission, the university recently joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green...

Wed, 03/09/2022 — A conservative-majority America may never elect a female president. At least that is one takeaway from new research arguing a perceiver’s political orientation biases their judgment of a candidate’s electability based on facial...

Tue, 03/08/2022 — Bina Venkataraman, a journalist, science policy expert, author and futurist who has served as a presidential adviser and taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium...

Tue, 03/08/2022 — James Thompson, professor of special education at the University of Kansas, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to lead a series of plenary presentations and workshops in Portugal this semester. Later this month, Thompson will travel to...

Tue, 03/08/2022 — As vaccines have been politicized and people face pressures whether to receive them, one group is often overlooked. A group of University of Kansas researchers is launching an initiative to better understand how people ages 18-24 decide whether...

Mon, 03/07/2022 — The University of Kansas will conduct an all-systems test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8. The test will include KU’s emergency public address system, tornado sirens, text message alerts and email alerts. The public...

Mon, 03/07/2022 — LAWRENCE – It’s a lot to ask a cellist and a percussionist – even aided by the electronics wizardry of their composer pal – to address climate change in a meaningful way. But Hannah Collins, the cellist, is excited about an opportunity to do just that after her New Morse Code duo won the inaugural Impact Performance Grand Prize of Ariel AVANT, a competition run by the Boston-based Ariel Artists management company. The juried award was announced in September 2020, but because of restrictions then in place to stem the spread of COVID-19, the winners were not immediately able to take advantage of the travel and outreach opportunities that are part of the prize.

Mon, 03/07/2022 — Continuing the series that launched last fall, the KU First Nations Student Association, Office of Native American Initiatives and The Commons will offer two more virtual events in the Community Learning and Practice Series, which offers space...

Fri, 03/04/2022 — It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: For the third edition of KU Kudos, KU News Service accepted submissions and combed websites, social media and newsletters for recent external honors and awards for current faculty and...

Fri, 03/04/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is hosting 6 one-day summer camps for high school students and incoming freshmen June 13, 15, 17, 20, 22 and 24. Summer camp will take place on the Lawrence Campus, where participants explore the many...

Fri, 03/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – For the second consecutive year, a University of Kansas School of Law team won first place at the National Native American Law Students Association (NNALSA) Moot Court Competition. Second-year law students Emily Depew, of Neodesha, and Douglas Bartel, of Olathe, defeated a team from Boston University School of Law in the final round of the virtual competition Feb. 27. Depew and Bartel also won the third-place award for best overall advocates. Forty-seven teams from law schools around the country competed. "This year's problem was exceptionally challenging because it required us to be compassionate advocates in light of unsettling factual circumstances. I

Thu, 03/03/2022 — Several awards from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the University of Kansas School of Engineering will enable research to improve and lengthen the life of bridges, a critical part of American infrastructure. “Bridges connect our...


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