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Thu, 04/11/2024

KU Professional Selling Program/King's Hawaiian Sales Competition sees record growth

A record 52 students from 13 teams across the U.S. competed in the fourth annual KU Professional Selling Program/King’s Hawaiian Sales Competition on April 5–6 at Capitol Federal Hall.
Thu, 04/11/2024

Hybrid research symposium planned for Undergraduate Research Week

LAWRENCE — The Center for Undergraduate Research is hosting online and in-person research presentations April 15-19 to celebrate Undergraduate Research Week. The 27th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium provides students a venue to share the results of their research and creative projects.
Wed, 04/10/2024

Deforestation harms biodiversity of the Amazon’s perfume-loving orchid bees

A survey of orchid bees in the Brazilian Amazon state of Rondônia, carried out in the 1990s, is shedding new light the impact of deforestation on the scent-collecting pollinators, which some view as bellwethers of biodiversity in the neotropics.
Wed, 04/10/2024

Junior Teresa Wright nominated for Beinecke Scholarship Program

KU has nominated a junior from Lawrence for the Beinecke Scholarship Program, which provides $30,000 to selected students for graduate study in the arts, humanities or social sciences. Teresa Wright is majoring in visual art education and minoring in the history of art.
Wed, 04/10/2024

Essayist, poet, MacArthur Fellow Hanif Abdurraqib will give talk in Lawrence

Writer Hanif Abdurraqib will visit Lawrence as part of his current book tour for a talk at 7 p.m. April 16 at Liberty Hall. He will read from his latest book, “There’s Always This Year” (Random House, 2024).
Tue, 04/09/2024

Former UN official Elliott Harris to give the 2024 KU Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium Lecture

Elliott Harris, who previously served as the United Nations’ assistant secretary-general for economic development and chief economist, will present the 2024 Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium Lecture on April 19 at the University of Kansas.
Tue, 04/09/2024

Spencer Museum to host event with the Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., cousin of Emmett Till

The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will host a public event with the Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., cousin and childhood best friend of Emmett Till, in conjunction with the traveling exhibition “Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See.” The event will take place at 6 p.m. April 24 at the Spencer Museum. Seating is limited; free tickets are required.
Tue, 04/09/2024

Civil rights scholar Sherrilyn Ifill to speak at KU

Civil rights advocate Sherrilyn Ifill will present the Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women’s Leadership Lecture on April 19. Registration for the event is full, but the event will be livestreamed.
Tue, 04/09/2024

KU leading project to bring coaching to teachers of math and science in special education

KU researchers are leading a project that brings video-assisted coaching techniques to math and science teachers in special education classes across the country.
Tue, 04/09/2024

KU Debate finishes second at National Debate Tournament

KU Debate Team members Graham Revare, junior from Shawnee, and William Soper, senior from Bucyrus, took second place in the country at the 78th National Debate Tournament, held from April 4 to 9 at Emory University in Atlanta.
Mon, 04/08/2024

KU, Haskell students to present research projects at 24th annual symposium

Research on heat shock stress in colorectal cancer, wetland restoration practices’ impact on soil, neurodegeneration of Alzheimer’s disease and other topics will be among the work presented at the 24th annual University of Kansas-Haskell Indian Nations University Student Research Symposium. The event will take place April 12 at Haskell.
Mon, 04/08/2024

Kansas Population Center seminar series to feature speaker on economic barriers to contraception

The Kansas Population Center will showcase new research from the Michigan Contraceptive Access, Research and Evaluation Study at an upcoming virtual event at the University of Kansas. Principal investigator Martha Bailey will present “M-CARES: Evidence from the First Two Years” at 1 p.m. April 15.
Mon, 04/08/2024

KU Aerospace Engineering now offers 2 master’s degrees online

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas is now offering master’s of science and master’s of engineering degrees through fully online courses. KU developed these online offerings to meet a growing need in industry for aerospace engineers.
Mon, 04/08/2024

KU announces 2024 Homecoming and Family Weekend dates

The university and the KU Alumni Association have announced key dates for the 2024 football season, including the school’s 112th Homecoming Game, set for the weekend of Oct. 19 vs. Houston, and Family Weekend, scheduled for Sept. 28 vs. TCU.
Mon, 04/08/2024

Global Scholars to present research April 11

Encompassing a wide range of topics from around the world, 10 University of Kansas seniors will present their internationally focused research at the Global Scholars Research Symposium on April 11.
Mon, 04/08/2024

Disciples pay tribute to pioneer of human-centered architecture

Amos Rapoport's architectural legacy is not a building or buildings, but, rather, a theory of environment-behavior studies, according to authors of a new book about the renowned scholar.
Fri, 04/05/2024

Two KU juniors named 2024 Goldwater Scholars

Juniors Cecilia Paranjothi of Lawrence and Kaitlyn (Kit) Savoy of Olathe are the 78th and 79th KU undergraduates to be given a Goldwater scholarship since they first were awarded in 1989. Paranjothi is majoring in chemistry, and Savory is majoring in biological sciences and minoring in chemistry and theatre.
Fri, 04/05/2024

Former NATO commander, leading experts to discuss the Russo-Ukrainian War’s global effects at KU Security Conference

Philip Breedlove, a retired U.S. Air Force general, will travel to Lawrence to deliver the keynote address for the 2024 KU Security Conference, “The Russo-Ukrainian War and Global Human Security.” The conference will take place April 10-11.
Fri, 04/05/2024

KU to welcome vice chancellor for research candidates to Lawrence campus

Four candidates will hold public presentations in consideration of becoming the next vice chancellor for research at the University of Kansas. Presentations will take place April 15, 19, 25 and May 1. Candidates will be announced about two days before their respective visits.
Fri, 04/05/2024

KU Engineering professor wins NSF CAREER Award for water resources research

Research conducted by an assistant professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering at the University of Kansas that examines how humans have and will affect natural water systems was awarded a five-year, $609,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.
Fri, 04/05/2024

Patrisse Cullors to present public programs at KU

Activist, artist and co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement Patrisse Cullors will visit KU on April 10–11 and present two free public programs. Her visit is supported by the Department of Religious Studies, the Spencer Museum of Art, the Department of Visual Art and the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging.
Thu, 04/04/2024

KU Kudos: Jayhawk faculty and staff achievements, April 2024

Read about KU employees' recent external honors and awards from all university campuses.
Thu, 04/04/2024

University Press of Kansas to host talk with Brian Daldorph about teaching creative writing to inmates

Brian Daldorph, KU senior lecturer and author, taught creative writing at Douglas County Jail for nearly two decades. He will give a talk at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Winter School, Lecompton.
Thu, 04/04/2024

KJHK 90.7 wins 'Best in the Nation' at national conference

KJHK 90.7, the student-operated radio station at the University of Kansas, received top awards, including “Best in the Nation,” at the Intercollegiate Broadcast System conference. The conference gathers aspiring broadcasters and industry professionals from high schools and universities nationwide.
Wed, 04/03/2024

Voters' rejection of stadium funding indictment of teams' public campaign, communications professor says

Journalism professor can comment on amendment's failure, communication plans, what comes next.
Wed, 04/03/2024

KU Center for East Asian Studies to host Migration Symposium

Members of the KU community and the public are invited to attend the upcoming interdisciplinary symposium on migration organized by the KU Center for East Asian Studies. The free symposium will take place April 5-6.
Wed, 04/03/2024

KU Engineering professor wins NSF CAREER Award for research into wetlands’ water-quality benefits

Amy Hansen has won a five-year, $577,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for her work to understand the role of vegetation in nitrogen exchange and removal in riparian wetlands.
Tue, 04/02/2024

University mourns Operations Custodial Services employee Peggy Rule

Peggy Rule joined KU as a custodian in April 2017. Later that year, she was promoted to assistant custodial supervisor, where she mentored crews across the Lawrence campus. Rule died March 24.
Tue, 04/02/2024

University Dance Company performance will feature Kansas City Aerial Arts

The University Dance Company Spring Concert, featuring special guest Kansas City Aerial Arts, will include ballet, contemporary, hip hop and jazz dance performed by more than 50 students. Performances are April 5-7.
Tue, 04/02/2024

Join the Institute for Policy & Social Research for doctoral research fellow presentations

An interdisciplinary cohort of KU graduate students will present their work at the IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 5 at the Burge Union.

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