Thu, 07/19/2018 — LAWRENCE – Could the “aggressive” nature of Montenegro’s 630,000 people trigger World War III, as suggested by President Donald Trump following his Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin?
“That’s far-fetched,” said Marc Greenberg, the University of Kansas’ Slavic expert who directs the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and who visited Montenegro last month. “It shows a misreading of the geopolitical situation. And it’s probably Putin’s formulation in order to get Trump’s reaction.”
Greenberg said there is a grain of truth to Trump’s characterization of the Montenegrin people.
“The Montenegrins have a history of being very fierce
Mon, 07/16/2018 — Benjamin Rosenthal was sitting in his mother’s New York apartment, chatting away with someone on the Grindr app, when it occurred to him:
“I didn’t meet with this dude,” said Rosenthal, a University of Kansas Associate Professor of...
Mon, 07/16/2018 — U.S. firms that disclosed the existence of trade secrets have a significantly higher probability of becoming targets of hackers, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas accounting professor.
"When companies disclose sensitive...
Fri, 07/13/2018 — Recent findings from moral psychologists suggests we might have very little rational and intentional control over how we perceive many situations and how we respond to them.
Does this mean we all get a pass when it comes to judging moral actions?
Thu, 07/12/2018 — LAWRENCE – News that the U.S. Department of Justice has reopened the 63-year-old murder case of black teenager Emmett Till is just the latest example of the power of the civil rights martyr’s story, according to a University of Kansas professor who has studied the case extensively and helped lead the Emmett Till Memory Project.
“The 1955 murder of Emmett Till continues to haunt American culture precisely because the case has never been settled,” said David Tell, a professor in the Department of Communication Studies. “Myths continue to circulate about what happened the night Till was killed, and justice is yet to be served. Until we tell the truth about that awful
Wed, 07/11/2018 —
LAWRENCE ‚ Beginning Friday, July 13, Kenneth Spencer Research Library will host weekly guided tours of the library. Collection curators and library staff will take visitors on an engaging tour that includes the renovated North Gallery, the Spencer Lounge and more.
These tours are free and open to the public. The tours will begin in the Spencer Research Library lobby each Friday at 1 p.m. for approximately one hour and will run weekly throughout the fall semester.
For questions about this opportunity or the Spencer Research Library, please contact Caitlin Donnelly Klepper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri, 07/06/2018 —
LAWRENCE – Seven students and four faculty and staff members are preparing to travel to Tanzania in August as part of a humanities-based lab titled colLAB: Bridging East Africa’s Digital Health Divide. Through the lab’s field school, participants will learn about how technology transforms health care access and capacity in rural contexts while developing their Kiswahili language skills.
The project brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines across campus, funding from several sources and partnerships with groups around the globe. ColLAB, as it is known, has received support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, KU’s Research Excellence
Thu, 07/05/2018 — The hurricanes that hit Texas and Puerto Rico in 2017 left thousands of people homeless, at least temporarily. Now students in the University of Kansas School of Engineering are working to design and build new “tiny homes” that will provide...
Thu, 06/28/2018 — While the AUMI, or Adaptive Use Musical Instrument, is a computer software program that has been around for more than a decade, University of Kansas researcher Abbey Dvorak thinks there is still lots of room to grow its use by music...
Tue, 06/26/2018 —
LAWRENCE – A new study shows poor people in South America use some ingenious strategies to keep in digital touch with their children throughout the day.
Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies, lays out the scenario in an article recently published in the journal New Media & Society.
Tue, 06/26/2018 — A gift of more than $1 million from the estate of the late speech pathologists Donald L. Robinson and Mary A. Carpenter of Shawnee will benefit people affected by communication disorders.
The gift to the University of Kansas Medical Center will...
Thu, 06/21/2018 — Fifty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 1. Charles Matthews, assistant vice president–resource protection for BNSF Railway, was the speaker for the ceremony in...
Thu, 06/21/2018 — LAWRENCE – Susan Scholz, associate dean and Porter Faculty Fellow at the University of Kansas School of Business, will receive the 2018 Deloitte Foundation Wildman Medal Award from the American Accounting Association (AAA). Scholz is being honored for her paper “Financial Restatement Trends in the United States: 2003-2012,” published by the Center for Audit Quality in 2014.
In the paper, she investigated how restatements, or corrections of inaccurate financial statements, changed in the years after the Sarbanes-Oxley Act went into effect. Scholz considered the number of restatements, how much they affected the market and what types of mistakes were corrected.
Thu, 06/21/2018 — Seven University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards in May from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based in KU's West District.
Alex Nolte, doctoral student in geology and geophysics from Wichita, received the William W.
Thu, 06/21/2018 — More than 5,400 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2018 semester.
The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...
Thu, 06/14/2018 — It is common knowledge that investments flow into mutual funds that report strong past performance, but this positive association appears to be stronger when a fund's audit quality is taken into account, according to a study that includes two...
Tue, 06/12/2018 — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). The recipients are each awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.
Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...
Tue, 06/12/2018 — High school students across the Kansas City metropolitan area have a new, accelerated path to a bachelor’s degree. Area school districts and community colleges joined the University of Kansas to formalize the Degree in 3 program during a...
Tue, 06/05/2018 — Within public relations, the standard practice of looking out for No. 1 and viewing relationships as sources of conflict and competition is defended by best-selling textbooks and a generation of research. A growing body of scientific evidence,...
Mon, 06/04/2018 — Anyone with vinyl records, CDs, gently used audio equipment or musical instruments gathering dust in their homes is encouraged to consider donating them to the KU Audio-Reader Network, a nonprofit that serves the blind, visually impaired and...