Thu, 09/16/2021 — Ben Merriman has experienced all sides of academic publishing as an author, journal editor and reviewer. That experience, coupled with his research in administrative structures’ role in resolving policy conflicts, led the University of Kansas...
Tue, 09/14/2021 — The 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the United States population has grown more diverse and is increasingly urbanizing. Yet K-12 schools remain largely segregated. A new website developed by a University of Kansas researcher uses census...
Tue, 09/14/2021 — Red Hot Research will return this fall to the University of Kansas in a different setting. Events in the series will take place Fridays in The Commons’ main hall with a reception to follow in Weaver Courtyard in an effort to offer space for...
Mon, 09/13/2021 — The saga of enslaved peoples remains a complicated history. But a new book has made it even more complicated.
“I argue that this is really the first successful example of enslaved resistance in the Americas,” said Robert Schwaller,...
Mon, 09/13/2021 — A University of Kansas program with a commitment to developing potential in faculty has announced its newest cohort. The Senior Administrative Fellows Program, which began in 1993, cultivates the leadership skills and organizational know-how of...
Mon, 09/13/2021 — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 58th among public universities in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today.
The university also moved up two slots to 122nd among all...
Fri, 09/10/2021 — Tickets to the Self Graduate Fellowship’s Symposium lecture featuring Ibram X. Kendi are now available for University of Kansas students and will be available for others starting Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Kendi is a New York Times bestselling...
Fri, 09/10/2021 — LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2021-22 academic year.
The following faculty members have been awarded Keeler Intra-University Professorships this academic year:
Amy Burgin, environmental studies and ecology & evolutionary biology
Ben Chappell, American studies
Trent Herda, health, sport & exercise sciences
Michael Krueger, visual art
Emily Witt, mathematics
Keeler Intra-University Professorships provide faculty members an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of an academic specialty, to
Wed, 09/08/2021 — On Saturday, the 20-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be observed by a nation still reeling from its effects.
Nazli Avdan, associate professor of political science at the University of Kansas, is available to discuss this...
Tue, 09/07/2021 — For nearly 50 years, mutual funds, hedge funds and other institutional investors have been required to file quarterly reports identifying the companies they have invested in and how much stock they hold in each one. Last summer, when the...
Thu, 09/02/2021 — The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas awarded 11 faculty members for contributions in research, teaching and mentoring. The prizes acknowledge outstanding professors for commitment to advising and teaching...
Thu, 09/02/2021 — Since 1989, more than 2,800 people in the U.S. have been exonerated after being wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit.
Everyone agrees this is a serious issue, right?
“We tend to think of this as a problem that should...
Thu, 09/02/2021 — Texas enacted the strictest anti-abortion law in the country on Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block the law banning the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. Two University of Kansas faculty members are available to...
Tue, 08/31/2021 — A call by a University of Kansas researcher to document the struggle to commemorate civil rights martyr Emmett Till in Mississippi has led to the creation of a display doing just that at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
Mon, 08/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks 16th in the nation among public law schools and 40th overall for scholarly impact, according to a new study.
The study measures scholarly impact based on law journal citations to the work of tenured faculty members over the past five years. Only law schools placing in the top third for scholarly impact are included in the published rankings. The rankings are widely considered to be a leading measure of faculty productivity within legal academia.
KU Law climbed eight spots in the 2021 rankings, tying for 40th overall. The study, conducted by a team of academics, is updated every three years. This is the third
Mon, 08/30/2021 —
LAWRENCE – Having studied and taught the works of the great Russian author for years, Ani Kokobobo knows Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy backward and forward. She has published over a dozen articles on Tolstoy, just finished a book monograph on the author and was editor of The Tolstoy Studies Journal (2017-2020).
But a grant from the University of Kansas’ Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities afforded the associate professor and chair of KU’s Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures a new, spatial perspective on “War and Peace” that has proven influential in her thinking about Tolstoy. It is the subject of an article in the journal
Thu, 08/26/2021 — Zongwu Cai is recognized internationally for his outstanding professional and academic achievements in economics, econometrics and statistics. After eight years of work at the University of Kansas, Cai received an appointment as the Charles...
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 —
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