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Wed, 01/31/2024

School of Architecture & Design announces Spring 2024 Design Symposium

Now in its 40th year, the KU Design Symposium Lecture Series (formerly Hallmark Symposium) has introduced KU students and the local community to top designers and artists working in a wide range of disciplines and professional fields.
Wed, 01/31/2024

KU faculty recognized for research excellence at KU Athletics events

University of Kansas sports events have long showcased the talent and tenacity of athletes at the top of their game. A new program launched in fall 2023 extends that tradition beyond the university’s gifted student-athletes to shine a light on exceptional faculty researchers who exhibit talent and tenacity in their academic disciplines.
Tue, 01/30/2024

Researchers seek to understand how regions of 'cosmic web' influence behavior of galaxies

Gregory Rudnick, professor of physics & astronomy at KU, is leading a team that recently earned a $375,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study “gas content and star-formation properties of galaxies” that are altered depending on where they are moving through the cosmos.
Mon, 01/29/2024

Law professor outlines risks, encourages best practices to use AI for legal, academic writing

The new paper provides guidelines for those curious about using either of the leading AI engines in their academic writing. They largely apply to any kind of writing, but the authors found while AI can be a useful tool, a human touch is still necessary to avoid faulty work.
Mon, 01/29/2024

Physicians experience worse birth outcomes than lawyers, study finds

The researchers also determined that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education duty hour reform introduced in 2011 provided no effect on improving physician health outcomes.
Fri, 01/26/2024

Two KU seniors to compete for James C. Gaither Junior Fellowships

The program is offered through the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, which offers about 15 one-year fellowships to graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year to work as research assistants for Carnegie’s senior scholars.
Fri, 01/26/2024

KU Debate teams win Rutgers University tournament

The team of seniors Graham Revare, Shawnee, with William Soper, Bucyrus, combined with the team of sophomores John Marshall, Lawrence, and Jiyoon Park, Topeka, to close out the championship debate of the tournament.
Fri, 01/26/2024

Jacque Eidson receives Fulbright Specialist Award to France

Jacque Eidson, a lecturer in the University of Kansas School of Professional Studies, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to travel to France, where she will present on fintech. ...

Thu, 01/25/2024

NASA astronaut, KU Engineering alumna to host live Q&A from International Space Station

NASA astronaut and KU School of Engineering graduate Loral O’Hara will host a live Q&A with KU students and faculty from her post on the International Space Station.
Thu, 01/25/2024

KU pilot study demonstrates potential for PTSD treatment program for veterans, first responders

A program for veterans and first responders developed with University of Kansas expertise is showing positive results for those populations experiencing emotional turmoil and post-traumatic stress. In a pilot study, program participants had a substantially lower dropout rate than the average across all types of treatment for PTSD.
Thu, 01/25/2024

Exhibition affirms ongoing relevance of Kansas artist 'Grandma' Layton

A new exhibition of her work reminds viewers of the more overtly political stances she took in her work.
Wed, 01/24/2024

KU Legal Aid Clinic, community partners to host criminal record expungement clinic

Expungement seals an arrest record, diversion or conviction from public view, with certain exceptions. The Legal Aid Clinic will provide free legal representation to eligible individuals seeking to expunge records in Douglas County District Court and/or Lawrence Municipal Court.
Wed, 01/24/2024

KU gains new Department of Defense research expertise

A former senior leader in the Department of Defense (DOD) research community has joined the University of Kansas’ Office of Graduate Military Programs as its director of national security research. ...

Wed, 01/24/2024

Property rights 'laws' historically manipulated by businesses, research finds

The new KU School of Business research appears in the Academy of Management Perspectives.
Tue, 01/23/2024

For outsiders, stereotypes about Southern speech trump experience

A new study co-written by a University of Kansas researcher finds that, in certain cases, the stereotypes Americans hold about those who speak with a Southern accent override the actual information reaching their ears. “We wanted to know: Are they paying attention to what they're told, or are they paying attention to what the person actually sounds like?”
Tue, 01/23/2024

Media advisory: KU expert part of new National Education Technology Plan can discuss new guidelines

The U.S. Department of Education released the latest version of the National Education Technology Plan on Jan. 22, a guideline for schools and educators across the country to use technology to improve education and access for all students. James Basham, professor of special education at the University of Kansas, was...

Tue, 01/23/2024

KU Debate teams sweep Sunflower Winter Swing tournaments

The University of Kansas Debate team started the new year with a bang, sweeping two Sunflower Winter Swing tournaments hosted by KU and Kansas State University in early January. ...

Tue, 01/23/2024

55 students receive Undergraduate Research Awards for spring 2024

UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research proposal under the guidance of a mentor. Faculty reviewers evaluate the applications based on the merit of the applicant’s proposal and a recommendation from the mentor.
Mon, 01/22/2024

Scholar argues India has had inconsistent trade policy, economic ties with world since 1947 partition

Although India is the world’s largest democracy, it has been greatly understudied, especially its approach to trade. A University of Kansas legal expert argues in a new analysis of Indian trade law and policy that its defining characteristic has been inconsistency. ...

Fri, 01/19/2024

KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, January 2024

It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: KU News Service staff accepted submissions and combed websites, social media and newsletters for recent external honors and awards for current faculty and staff at the Lawrence, Edwards and Medical Center campuses and affiliates. ...

Fri, 01/19/2024

KU discussion series to address 'The Future of Democratic Governance'

The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) and the Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR) will launch a new series ahead of the 2024 presidential election to welcome public policy experts and their thoughts on “The Future of Democratic Governance.”...

Thu, 01/18/2024

Presentation to share PIVOT, a KU patient-researcher advocacy initiative

Hope Krebill, assistant director of community outreach and engagement at the KU Cancer Center, will be discussing “the value of patient engagement in the research process from bench to bedside.”
Thu, 01/18/2024

KU announces new cohort of Aspiring Leaders

The six-month program provides an experiential, hands-on approach allowing participants to learn the essentials of effective leadership to lead from where they are within their organization while developing insights and skills that will support their career growth at the university. The curriculum includes classroom sessions as well as individual coaching, small group collaborations and independent study and reflection to sustain the learning.
Wed, 01/17/2024

Math department announces spring 2024 Undergraduate Research Award winners

The University of Kansas Department of Mathematics has awarded Undergraduate Research Awards in Mathematics (MathUGRA) to three mathematics majors to support their research projects for the spring 2024 semester. ...

Wed, 01/17/2024

KU study shows weightlifting before basketball practice does not affect shooting accuracy

New research from the University of Kansas could help settle a question among basketball coaches and athletes on when to incorporate weightlifting during practice. In a study published in the journal Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, researchers found that resistance training before basketball practice has minimal to no effect...

Wed, 01/17/2024

University announces December 2023 Employees of the Month

The University of Kansas has announced Employees of the Month for December 2023. These staff members have made outstanding contributions to the KU Lawrence community. ...

Tue, 01/16/2024

Study examines how ad strategies of the Great Depression can inform today's crisis communications

The COVID-19 pandemic was not the first time a crisis swept through the nation and beyond, forcing businesses and media to find ways to reach people in uncertain times. A new study from the University of Kansas has analyzed newspaper advertising strategies from the Great Depression to see what one...

Tue, 01/16/2024

KU Pharmacy summer camp open for registration

High school students can now register for KU School of Pharmacy’s 2024 summer camp. The camp offers a hands-on experience to explore the pharmacy profession. In addition to day camps on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus June 10, 12 and 14, a two-day, two-night camp is offered June 23-25. ...

Tue, 01/16/2024

Marion County Record to receive William Allen White Foundation National Citation

The Marion County Record has been selected to receive the 2024 William Allen White Foundation National Citation, marking the first time in the foundation’s history that the award will be presented to an organization rather than an individual. ...

Tue, 01/16/2024

Spencer Museum exhibition explores life and death of abolitionist John Brown

A new exhibition opening today at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas explores the life and death of abolitionist John Brown as interpreted by acclaimed Black modernist Jacob Lawrence. “Jacob Lawrence and the Legend of John Brown” features a series of 22 prints created in 1974. ...

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