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Mon, 02/26/2024

KU welcomes Ukrainian food anthropologist, historian as visiting professor

An anthropologist and historian from Lviv, Ukraine, with expertise in the cultural exchange and culinary traditions of Eastern Europe has joined KU for the 2024-25 calendar year, with a public talk planned April 15 on "Food as Power: Between Decolonization and Nationalism of the Gastronomic Culture."
Mon, 02/26/2024

Study shows news organizations still lead in sharing difficult information on social media

Social media has allowed citizens and community organizations to reach people much more easily while news organizations have shrunk. But a new study found news outlets still lead the way in sharing difficult information on topics like the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fri, 02/23/2024

Kansas chemist Kristin Bowman-James wins award honoring decades of commitment to science statewide

University of Kansas Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Kristin Bowman-James will receive the will receive the Joseph G. Danek Award, which recognizes her commitment to enhancing the research infrastructure in Kansas by forging collaborations across institutions and disciplines.
Fri, 02/23/2024

University Distinguished Professor Sarah Deer will highlight advocacy in lecture that examines tribal statutes on sexual violence

Sarah Deer will present “What if Survivors Wrote the Laws? An Exploration of Tribal Statutes on Sexual Violence” at 5:30 p.m. March 4 in the Malott Room at the Kansas Union.
Fri, 02/23/2024

Social work Grand Challenges event focuses on supporting older adults facing social isolation

The School of Social Welfare’s Center for Community Engagement & Collaboration will host an interactive panel virtual panel Feb. 27 on supporting older adults through social isolation with intergenerational alliances.
Thu, 02/22/2024

New NSF grant to fund water management data ecosystem in Kansas

The National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator has awarded $650,000 to a team led by KU scientists to develop a water data dashboard for local government officials and state government agencies.
Thu, 02/22/2024

Portraits reveal insight into gender-ambiguous luminaries of early modern Europe

Professor Marta Vicente studied the portraits of two renowned gender-ambiguous individuals: the 17th century Spanish soldier Antonio/Catalina de Erauso and 18th century French diplomat the Chevalier d’Eon. Their paintings appear as part of the artistic and scientific explorations that negotiated changing concepts of nature during early modern Europe.
Thu, 02/22/2024

KU Law students offer local assistance with free tax preparation

Tax season is underway, and KU Law students can help eligible community members with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Legal Services for Students also offers free tax filing assistance through a VITA grant from the Internal Revenue Service.
Thu, 02/22/2024

Upcoming WTO conference addressing vital issues, can reverse existential crisis, international trade law expert says

Raj Bhala can discuss the upcoming 13th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference with media.
Wed, 02/21/2024

New date for One Day. One KU. announced

The University of Kansas and KU Endowment have announced a new date for One Day. One KU. The 24-hour giving day will now take place March 6.
Wed, 02/21/2024

KU senior from Kansas City awarded full ride to University of Cambridge to pursue sustainable engineering

Elizabeth Appel, a senior in civil engineering with an emphasis in environmental engineering, is the most recent Jayhawk to be named a Gates Cambridge scholar, bringing the university’s total number of winners to four since the program was established.
Wed, 02/21/2024

National League of Cities kicks off ‘Roadshow’ in Lawrence to celebrate organization’s 100th anniversary

In 1924, the National League of Cities was founded at KU in the original Fraser Hall. To commemorate this historic milestone, NLC, the KU School of Public Affairs & Administration, the League of Kansas Municipalities and the city of Lawrence will convene at KU for a daylong celebration.
Wed, 02/21/2024

Poet, paleobotanist will reflect on species loss, extinction

Visiting poet Kristi Maxwell will give a reading from her latest book, “Goners,” at an upcoming event at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum. ...

Tue, 02/20/2024

Lessons in population health from small-city Kansas

A new book from KU's dean of the School of Architecture & Design examines 36 small cities in Kansas for the correlation between their spatial planning and design and residents' lifestyle behaviors and health indicators.
Tue, 02/20/2024

Scientists may have cracked the ‘aging process’ in species

New research from the University of Kansas might resolve a mystery in the “aging process” in species — or, how a species’ risk of going extinct changes after that species appears on the scene.
Mon, 02/19/2024

Racism plays limited role in patterns of gun ownership, study reveals

Margaret Kelley, professor of American studies, examines the complex and often counterintuitive relationship between racism and gun ownership in a new paper. The results suggest that racism, including fear of other races, is not associated with gun ownership. However, cognitive and apathetic indicators of racism influence gun control attitudes for at least some white individuals.
Mon, 02/19/2024

Series on misinformation and wellness of democracy resumes Feb. 21

KU panelists will discuss “Historical Fact, Whiteness, and the Challenge to preserve Our Democracy” at a virtual event.
Mon, 02/19/2024

Study finds students, designers have different perceptions of masculine, feminine traits of classrooms, influence on belonging

The way people interact with the built environment can influence whether they feel comfortable in a space or if they feel they belong among people who gather there. But the people who design learning spaces and those who use them might not feel the same about them.
Fri, 02/16/2024

KU affirms commitment to ethical, professional research ahead of HLC review

From preparing scientific protocols to conducting compliant and ethical research, managing research projects and collaborative relationships as a first-time principal investigator can be daunting at first. ...

Fri, 02/16/2024

Dole Institute discussions will address sustainability issues in Kansas

The Dole Institute of Politics, in partnership with the Kansas Rural Center (KRC), has announced the four-part series of discussion groups to be moderated by Dole Institute Fellow Karen Willey this spring. Obstacles & Opportunities: Tackling Sustainability in Kansas continues Feb. 27 with “Sink or Swim: The Future of Water in Kansas."
Thu, 02/15/2024

Media advisory: Dole and Kennedy institute leaders, elections expert can share insights from conference on bolstering elections infrastructure

Members of the media are invited to interview leadership from the Dole Institute of Politics and Edward M. Kennedy Institute, elections expert Tammy Patrick and members of the institutes’ recently launched initiative on key takeaways from their Feb. 15-16 symposium on bolstering investment in American electoral administration and processes. ...

Thu, 02/15/2024

Camille Dungy will join KU for climate conversation series

Poet and author Camille Dungy will join KU for a virtual conversation at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 20 as part of the ongoing series inspired by contributors to the book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis.”
Thu, 02/15/2024

New book helps school leaders focus on what they can do without getting weighed down

No one can do everything. Yet that is exactly what many school leaders feel like they must do. A new book co-written by a KU scholar aims to help those who often feel overwhelmed focus on what they can and should do and how to help teachers and students lead schools to reaching their full potential.
Wed, 02/14/2024

KU scholars strive to advance racial equity through newly funded research projects

Promoting health equity through a racially inclusive eating disorder screening tool for pregnant and postpartum individuals, deracializing notions of settlement related to houseless encampment and other projects were selected for the 2023 KU Racial Equity Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Awards.
Tue, 02/13/2024

KU Debate teams qualify for National Debate Tournament

Two KU Debate teams composed of seniors Graham Revare, Shawnee, with William Soper, Bucyrus, and sophomores John Marshall, Lawrence, with Jiyoon Park, Topeka, were selected as automatic qualifiers for the 2024 National Debate Tournament.
Tue, 02/13/2024

A box of Barnes: Group records all professor’s symphonies

James Barnes, professor emeritus of music, has a boxed set of all nine of his symphonies, released this year by the Osaka Shion Wind Orchestra. The 70-piece group was rehearsed and performed for a month under the baton of the dean of the KU School of Music, Paul Popiel.
Tue, 02/13/2024

KU Libraries host journals in open access space, making scholarship available worldwide

Journals from around the world have found new partnerships — sometimes an ocean away — with University of Kansas researchers and KU Libraries, allowing them to continue producing high-quality scholarship and preserve archives. More than 50 academic journals are now hosted via KU Libraries and available online.
Tue, 02/13/2024

University of Kansas announces fall 2023 honor roll

More than 8,000 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2023 semester.  Honor roll criteria vary among the university’s academic units.
Mon, 02/12/2024

KU School of Pharmacy lowers nonresident tuition

The School of Pharmacy has lowered its nonresident tuition $50,000 over the course of its four-year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program. The tuition reduction applies to first-year pharmacy students admitted during the current academic year and beyond.
Mon, 02/12/2024

Law Journal Symposium to explore art law complexities

On Feb. 23, the 2024 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy Symposium will host academics, legal scholars and museum professionals for discussions rooted in the public policy considerations of art law issues.

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