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Fri, 02/09/2024

University announces 2024 Truman scholarship nominees

Three outstanding University Honors students have been selected as the KU nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study, are given to college juniors for leadership in public service.
Fri, 02/09/2024

2024 class of University Scholars announced

The 43rd class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors recently were recognized during a reception hosted by the University of Kansas Honors Program.
Thu, 02/08/2024

Distinguished professor lecture to explore history, limitations of American ‘Manifest Destiny’

Andrew Isenberg will present “The Age of the Borderlands: The Limits of American ‘Manifest Destiny,’ 1790-1845,” which will focus on the encounter between Indigenous people and settlers in North America. The lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in Alderson Auditorium of the Kansas Union.
Thu, 02/08/2024

KJHK, KPR to celebrate local music, film, radio during Jazz in the Evening

KJHK, the University of Kansas’ student-run radio station, and Kansas Public Radio, northeast Kansas’ source for National Public Radio and other local programming, invite listeners to a special event Feb. 10 featuring music and a film screening.
Thu, 02/08/2024

Dole Institute, Kennedy Institute launch initiative to strengthen US election infrastructure

Policy experts and practitioners will examine why the study of funding election systems is so difficult compared with other government services and will highlight models of success at the local level.
Thu, 02/08/2024

Author creates fantastic fiction grounded in reality

At some level, you have to write what you know, and KU faculty member Bogi Takács Perelmutter does that in their new collection of fantastical tales, titled "Power to Yield and Other Stories."
Thu, 02/08/2024

Groundbreaking history of Adaptive Use Musical Instrument chronicled in new book

Sherrie Tucker, KU professor of American studies, is one of the editors and contributors to a book titled “Improvising Across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument.” It details the origins of the AUMI and spotlights its creator, an American composer considered a pioneer in the development of experimental and electronic music.
Wed, 02/07/2024

Media Advisory: Monarch Watch experts at KU available to discuss Feb. 7 announcement of low numbers in monarch butterfly population

Today, authorities in Mexico City announced that the size of the eastern monarch butterfly population that overwinters in Mexico is the second smallest on record. The numbers are so low that few monarchs will be seen this coming summer in many parts of the U.S. and Canada.
Wed, 02/07/2024

Petroleum geologist Kurt Rudolph will give talk at KU colloquium

The Department of Geology will host a 2024 Distinguished Lecturer with the American Association of Petroleum Geologists on Feb. 8 for its ongoing scientific lecture series.
Wed, 02/07/2024

Longtime KLETC leader serves as vice provost, associate dean

Darin Beck, who has served more than 25 years at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in both legal and administrative roles, was recently promoted to vice provost of the center and associate dean of the School of Professional Studies.
Wed, 02/07/2024

KU online MBA program maintains top-10 ranking by U.S. News & World Report

This marks the second consecutive year KU’s online MBA, ranked ninth overall, has been listed in the top 10. Among public universities, KU’s program ranks seventh in the 2024 list from U.S. News & World Report.
Tue, 02/06/2024

KU nominates 4 students for Goldwater scholarships

Four KU honors students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence in science, engineering and mathematics.
Tue, 02/06/2024

Making art shows promise in residential treatment setting for substance abuse disorder

A KU study of women in residential treatment for substance use disorder indicates that creating art may be an effective strategy to reduce “delay discounting.”
Tue, 02/06/2024

New exhibitions at Spencer Museum explore legacy of Emmett Till and racial justice

The Spencer Museum of Art is set to open two exhibitions Feb. 9 that explore race in U.S. history, from the Civil Rights Movement to racial justice movements today.
Mon, 02/05/2024

KU senior Logan Edmondson receives Courtwright Award

A KU student who is researching the effects of lay eschatological messaging on temporal horizons is the recipient of the Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence through KU’s Center for Undergraduate Research.
Mon, 02/05/2024

KU Law graduate wins national writing prize

Allie O’Neill, class of 2023, finished second in the 23rd annual Andrew P. Vance Memorial Writing Competition, which encourages students to explore current issues relevant to customs and international trade law.
Mon, 02/05/2024

KU to stage ‘Sweeney Todd,’ opening Feb. 16

Before the Broadway national tour begins, a local production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a Musical Thriller” will explore the psyche of the villain and bring Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant melodies to the community with the help of KU’s Opera and Symphony Orchestra.
Mon, 02/05/2024

Study examines strategies to improve effect of parking time on last-mile deliveries

A new paper from a KU business researcher explores solutions designed for urban and rural environments to help companies minimize the additional time that parking can add to delivery schedules.
Fri, 02/02/2024

Award-winning author Ellen Oh to visit Lawrence for LitFest

The Center for East Asian Studies and School of Education & Human Sciences host this event for K-12 educators and the public.
Fri, 02/02/2024

Hall Center for the Humanities announces speaker lineup for spring 2024

Michael Holtz, a KU alumnus who is now a freelance journalist, is the first speaker in the series. His talk will explore the controversies of expanding wind energy in Kansas and his work to report about it.
Fri, 02/02/2024

KU, Kansas State faculty receive Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards

Four faculty members at two Kansas universities were named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence.
Fri, 02/02/2024

2024 international travel grants open for faculty and graduate students

KU International Affairs is accepting proposals and applications for travel grants that support faculty and graduate student research and collaboration abroad. The deadline for submitting proposals and applications is March 6. Grant recipients will be notified by the end of April.
Fri, 02/02/2024

Dole Institute announces early spring programming

Upcoming spring 2024 events include a series on world leaders in wartime, the return of visiting fellows from the Bipartisan Policy Center in the nation's capital and the annual A Conversation on Race program.
Fri, 02/02/2024

Neptune-like exoplanets can be cloudy or clear — new findings suggest the reason why

A KU researcher has published findings in The Astrophysical Journal Letters showing new atmospheric detail in a set of 15 exoplanets similar to Neptune. While none could support humanity, a better understanding of their behavior might help us to understand why we don’t have a small Neptune, while most solar systems seem to feature a planet of this class.
Thu, 02/01/2024

Study: International organizations take oversimplified approach to understanding domestic violence in Nepal

Essentialist approaches to understanding domestic violence in Nepal paint the nation with a broad brush, ignoring the fact that Nepal is an incredibly diverse country, according to KU researchers.
Thu, 02/01/2024

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with the KU Center for East Asian Studies

Several KU organizations will host a family-friendly Lunar New Year Festival on Feb. 7 at the Burge Union.
Wed, 01/31/2024

Brandon Draper's recording dam to burst in 2024

Percussionist Brandon Draper, faculty member in the School of Music, will make the Draper Family Band’s debut blues-rock recording the first of 10 he will release in 2024 under a new deal with Symphonic Distribution LLC.
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.
Wed, 01/31/2024

Experts in special education, social welfare and particle physics receive KU Research Achievement Awards

University of Kansas researchers expanding our understanding of special education, social welfare and particle physics have received this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Awards.

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