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Thu, 05/09/2024

School of Education & Human Sciences to honor 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients

The School of Education & Human Sciences will honor two of its alumni with one of its top awards this spring. Scot Pollard and the late Matt Enyart will be recognized with the 2024 Distinguished Alumni Award at the school’s spring convocation ceremony.
Wed, 05/08/2024

KU expert to speak in French-British film series

Colin Roust, associate professor of musicology, is heading to London to introduce the screening of a film scored by the 20th century French composer about whom Roust wrote the first, definitive biography, “Georges Auric: A Life in Music and Politics.”
Wed, 05/08/2024

University plans summer makeover for Potter Lake

This summer, Potter Lake is getting a makeover for its 113th birthday. A major project will begin in May to dredge the lake, rebuild portions of the original edge wall, and improve the spillway and sediment basin. Part of the work will be to collect turtles, frogs and reptiles and relocate them to a pond in KU’s West District.
Wed, 05/08/2024

Students Parnian Arafi and senior Kaitlyn Sy receive Courtwright Awards

Two KU students who earned spring 2024 Undergraduate Research Awards have also been honored with Courtwright Awards for Undergraduate Research Excellence through KU’s Center for Undergraduate Research. Parnian Arafi is a junior in biochemistry. Kaitlyn Sy is a senior in biotechnology.
Wed, 05/08/2024

2024 KU seniors honor high school teachers with Wolfe Teaching Excellence Awards

Three outstanding high school teachers from Lyndon and Shawnee, Kansas, and from Webster Grove, Missouri, will be recognized with the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award this spring. KU seniors submit the nominations.
Tue, 05/07/2024

Educational research should pinpoint anti-Black aggressions to build better policy, scholar argues

A KU scholar has published an article that argues educational research should instead study antiblack aggressions as scholars originally intended and use the approach to build more equitable policy at the individual and institutional levels.
Tue, 05/07/2024

Spencer Museum announces 2024 Brosseau Creativity Award recipients

The awards honor innovative and risk-taking creative work in the categories of writing and diverse media from KU undergraduate students in any area of study. The winners are Laryn Anne Elliott-Langford and Matthew Kurniawan. Alice Lubin-Meyer received an honorable mention.
Tue, 05/07/2024

KU Libraries honor student employees at Dean’s Award luncheon

Leaders at the University of Kansas Libraries recognized the essential contributions of student workers and highlighted outstanding student employees and ambassadors at a May 2 banquet. Student honorees included Nicholas Schemper, Hailey LaPlant, Margaret Baechle and Zoe Camarin.
Mon, 05/06/2024

Accountability standards based on rules of democracy needed in times of rising political violence, scholar argues

Populism, violence and democratic backsliding are all reasons to establish accountability standards for government administrators and public administration scholars, a KU professor writes in new work for the journal Public Administration Review.
Fri, 05/03/2024

Self Graduate Fellowship to present research in Europe

The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship at KU will travel to Europe for the inaugural Self Graduate Fellowship International Seminar from May 14 to 23, where 23 doctoral students will present their work. Jayhawks abroad are invited to attend the event.
Fri, 05/03/2024

University of Kansas receives top-five 'Military Friendly School' ranking

The University of Kansas ranks fifth nationally among Tier 1 research institutions in the annual “Military Friendly Schools” survey. The ranking reflects KU’s long-standing commitment to serving veterans and other military-affiliated students.
Fri, 05/03/2024

Black-Cheslik family provides $1 million gift to support Department of History professorship

Julie Cheslik and her husband, Paul M. Black, provided a $1 million gift through KU Endowment to establish the John P. Black Professorship in History. It was named for their son, a 2022 KU graduate, and provides the opportunity for more students to be taught by top scholars in the field.
Fri, 05/03/2024

Religious demographic change shifts support toward Christian nationalism, study finds

In a new study, a KU professor of political science examines the rise in Christian nationalism. “This paper reveals that a big part of what’s driving support for Christian nationalism is in fact this fear and anxiety over religious demographic change and not specifically about racial demographic change.”
Thu, 05/02/2024

KU recognizes 14 students with 2024 University Awards

The University Awards, among the most prestigious awards presented at KU, were established to recognize students who embody service excellence, dedication or whose academic achievements are stellar.
Thu, 05/02/2024

KUIA awards 31 grants for research and collaboration abroad

KU International Affairs has awarded more than $58,000 in travel grants to 23 KU faculty members and eight graduate students to support research and collaboration abroad.
Wed, 05/01/2024

Information for news media covering University of Kansas Class of 2024 Commencement

The University of Kansas invites news media to cover the university’s Commencement ceremony May 12 for the Class of 2024. News media photographers will need KU credentials to shoot from the photo pen on the Campanile plaza and to get inside the stadium.
Wed, 05/01/2024

Contemplating eco-catastrophe through Spanish science fiction lens

The “deep, existential malaise” stemming from fear of impending ecological catastrophe has permeated science fiction around the globe, a KU professor writes in a new journal article.
Wed, 05/01/2024

KU announces new 2024-2025 Self Memorial Scholars

Twenty-two students have been selected to receive the KU Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year. The merit-based scholarship is awarded to outstanding seniors from KU who will be transitioning into their first year of a graduate degree program at the university in fall 2024.
Wed, 05/01/2024

KU grounds crew taking a new, more strategic and sustainable approach to landscaping

The Lawrence campus aesthetic plays a key role in recruiting, and the KU landscaping team works to create a beautiful and welcoming environment for students, employees and visitors.
Tue, 04/30/2024

University community mourns death of Morris Faiman

The University of Kansas community is mourning Morris “Morrie” Faiman, longtime faculty member, who died April 23. He was 91. Faiman joined KU’s Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology in 1965.
Tue, 04/30/2024

Researchers parse oddity of distantly related bats in Solomon Islands that appear identical

A study of body size in leaf-nosed bats of the Solomon Islands that involved evolutionary biologists from the University of Kansas — who collected specimens, conducted genetic analysis and co-wrote research in the journal Evolution — reveals surprising genetic diversity among nearly indistinguishable species on different islands.
Tue, 04/30/2024

University announces spring 2024 Employees of the Month

The university has honored KU Lawrence employees for outstanding service for the months of January, February and March.
Tue, 04/30/2024

Seven students receive Kansas Biological Survey Student Research Awards for 2024

The Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research has awarded $7,500 in funding this spring for student research to be conducted this year. Seven students will receive assistance through the research center’s 2024 Student Research Awards.
Tue, 04/30/2024

KU celebrates undergraduate research at annual symposium

More than 130 undergraduate students participated in the 27th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium this year. The symposium took place online April 15-19, and volunteer judges selected 28 individual presentations and three group presentations to receive Outstanding Presentation Awards.
Mon, 04/29/2024

Final candidate for vice chancellor for research to present May 1

Belinda Sturm will be the final candidate for the vice chancellor for research position to share her vision and strategies for the future of research and discovery at KU. Her public presentation will take place at 2:30 May 1 in the 1502 Building Auditorium. The event will also be livestreamed
Mon, 04/29/2024

Intervention based on science of reading, math boosts comprehension, word problem-solving

New research from the University of Kansas has found an intervention based on the science of reading and math effectively helped English language learners boost their comprehension, visualize and synthesize information, and make connections that significantly improved their math performance.
Fri, 04/26/2024

KU announces the 2024 Student Employee of the Year

The University Career Center has announced the 2023-2024 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) as Daphne Tibbetts, who works for the Department of English in the History of Black Writing (HBW) research center.
Thu, 04/25/2024

University community remembers researcher Taylor Roth

Taylor Roth began working at KU’s Center for Public Partnerships & Research in August 2023, freshly off a postdoctoral position focused on translating research to policymakers. Colleagues describe Roth as passionate about supporting families of children with disabilities and having taken a keen interest in policy.
Thu, 04/25/2024

Study reports new compound halting replication of COVID by targeting ‘Mac-1’ protein in cell models

Research from the University of Kansas shows for the first time SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can be inhibited from replicating in living cell cultures using a compound that targets “Mac-1,” a protein key to defending SARS-CoV-2 against the human immune response.
Wed, 04/24/2024

Thursday’s vice chancellor for research candidate presentation canceled

The third candidate for the University of Kansas’ vice chancellor for research position has withdrawn from the search process due to personal reasons.

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