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Wed, 12/06/2023

Film screening, discussion to explore economic justice through lens of Occupy Movement

The third event in the Global Revolution Film Series at the University of Kansas, featuring “Mic Check: Documentary Shorts from the Occupy Movement,” will take place at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Forum at Marvin Hall. After the screening, a discussion will follow. ...

Wed, 12/06/2023

KU lands grant to empower underserved communities to ID, address racial disparities in child welfare system

Despite growing national attention on racial inequities in the child welfare system, Kansas has seen the disproportionality experienced by Black and Indigenous children increase during the last five years in the foster care system. ...

Wed, 12/06/2023

Nazi plans for dividing and 'improving' Africa during World War II examined

While Germany’s 1939 invasion of Poland marks the official start of World War II, one of the major on-ramps to war was the Italian invasion of Ethiopia four years earlier. ...

Wed, 12/06/2023

KPR’s Big Band Christmas will celebrate the joy of jazz

Kansas Public Radio will return with the Big Band Christmas holiday jazz concert for another year of festive cheer. Join KPR staff members at 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at Liberty Hall. Doors will open at 7 p.m. ...

Wed, 12/06/2023

Kansas Geological Survey report assesses health of the High Plains Aquifer

A new publication from the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas assesses current conditions and trends in water levels and groundwater usage in the High Plains Aquifer, the state’s most economically important groundwater resource. ...

Tue, 12/05/2023

Psychoanalytic arguments helped Argentines win abortion rights, scholar says

In Argentina, perhaps the most psychoanalyzed country in the world, the rhetoric of psychoanalysis proved important in the push for a 2020 federal law that guaranteed free and safe access to abortion through 14 weeks of pregnancy. ...

Tue, 12/05/2023

15 KU students named 2024 Global Scholars

From around the world and across diverse academic units, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as the 2024 cohort of Global Scholars. ...

Tue, 12/05/2023

KU Undergraduate Ethics Bowl Team concludes successful fall semester

The University of Kansas Undergraduate Ethics Bowl Team, based in the Department of Philosophy, achieved notable success in its second year. Competing at the Rocky Mountain Region Ethics Bowl hosted by the Colorado School of Mines on Nov. 11, the team secured a third-place overall. Noteworthy victories were against the...

Mon, 12/04/2023

Study shows wealth does not ensure equal amounts of health across race, ethnicity

Money may not buy happiness, as the saying goes, but it can buy health — to an extent. A new study from the University of Kansas has found that the same amount of wealth does not ensure the same level of positive health outcomes for everyone. ...

Mon, 12/04/2023

Research, new recordings bring works of 20th century Ecuadorian composer to light

Ecuadorian composer Luis Humberto Salgado was so far ahead of his time that neither he nor the public in Quito, where he lived, heard most of his orchestral and chamber music works performed during his life (1903-1977). ...

Thu, 11/30/2023

University will host inaugural Faculty Finals Fest Event

In recognition of the time and work that goes into the academic semester, the Office of Faculty Affairs invites all Lawrence and Edwards campus faculty members to join the inaugural Faculty Finals Fest. This come-and-go event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5-7 in 145 Strong Hall...

Thu, 11/30/2023

AAI announces the Center for Reimagining Education

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced the new Center for Reimagining Education (CRE), whose mission is to accelerate the pace of change in schools and districts. CRE will pursue its goals by leveraging technology and data and bringing together diverse teams of people to establish school-community driven partnerships...

Thu, 11/30/2023

School of Public Affairs & Administration announces new director

The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) will welcome new leadership in 2024. Maja Husar Holmes has been named director of the school, effective Jan. 1. ...

Wed, 11/29/2023

Distinguished professor lecture to address how theatre contributes to healthy communities

According to Peter Ukpokodu, theatre and arts have long been associated with community health by how they seem to rejuvenate people’s emotional well-being so they can appreciate life though a new lens. ...

Wed, 11/29/2023

Class of 2024 honors chemistry professor Shuai Sun with HOPE Award for teaching

The University of Kansas senior class has honored a chemist with the 2023 HOPE Award — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator. ...

Wed, 11/29/2023

'Masculine Pregnancies' reveals literary relationship between artistic creation and procreation

Pregnancy has traditionally been seen as among the most “feminine” traits. ...

Tue, 11/28/2023

University will host psychology scholars from Africa for upcoming programming

The Kansas African Studies Center and Department of African & African-American Studies will host two prominent African scholars for events at the University of Kansas as the fall 2023 semester concludes. ...

Mon, 11/27/2023

University community mourns death of longtime employee Kevin Teel

The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Kevin Teel, a longtime employee on the Lawrence campus. Teel, 52, died Nov. 15. ...

Tue, 11/21/2023

Opera singer, director aims to embody music’s epic storytelling

For Stella Markou, opera is a ticket to a magical world where she can embody not only life’s ecstasy and agony but even inhabit the skin of the greatest singer of all time. ...

Tue, 11/21/2023

Researchers shed light on how one deadly fungal pathogen makes its chemicals

Investigators at the University of Kansas have played a key role in deciphering a previously unidentified cluster of genes responsible for producing sartorypyrones, a chemical made by the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus, whose family causes Aspergillosis in humans. ...

Tue, 11/21/2023

Three graduate students claim awards in KU’s 2023 3MT competition

After weeks of preparation and just 180 seconds each to convey their research topics, three University of Kansas graduate students earned honors and cash prizes at the conclusion of the KU Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) on Nov. 14. ...

Mon, 11/20/2023

KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, November 2023

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. ...

Mon, 11/20/2023

Five-year grant to support KU project’s goal to make disability data accessible and inclusive for broad audiences

Numbers alone can’t tell a story. That’s the foundation of a project now based at the University of Kansas that takes volumes of raw federal and state expenditure data and distills that information for everyone — including policymakers, service providers and individuals with developmental disabilities and their families — to...

Fri, 11/17/2023

New musical 'Milking Christmas' goes full-tilt merry

Audiences to the University Theatre’s next production will enjoy cheery musical numbers, over-the-top costumes and sweet storylines driven by even sweeter characters — literally, some of them are gingerbread cookies. Through all that, along with self-aware humor, a satirical message on capitalism and corporate greed emerges. “Milking Christmas, A New...

Fri, 11/17/2023

University honors September, October 2023 Employees of the Month

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

Fri, 11/17/2023

Army's reversal of rioters’ convictions supports premise of Kevin Willmott film 'The 24th'

Kevin Willmott is unsure whether his 2020 film, “The 24th,” helped lead to this week’s decision by the U.S. Army to overturn the convictions of 110 Black soldiers who participated in the Houston race riot of 1917, 19 of whom were executed for their violent actions. ...

Wed, 11/15/2023

Graduate students win national scholarship promoting international peace

Two University of Kansas graduate students have earned a national scholarship that supports studies in international relations and public service. ...

Tue, 11/14/2023

International Education Week recognizes importance of global connections

The University of Kansas is joining higher education institutions across the country to celebrate International Education Week, which runs through Nov. 17. ...

Mon, 11/13/2023

Seven graduate students advance to KU 3MT competition finals

Seven University of Kansas graduate students will advance to the finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. The winner will represent KU in the Midwest regional competition. ...

Mon, 11/13/2023

Author argues Marx saw workers as exiled from nature

Ari Linden recalls that when he was a graduate student, there was much resistance among his undergraduates to the economic and social critiques of Karl Marx when they were discussed in his German studies first-year seminars. But times have changed. ...

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