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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

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.
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.
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.
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

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.
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

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.
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.
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. ...

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

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.
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

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.
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.
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

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

The new KU School of Business research appears in the Academy of Management Perspectives.
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. ...

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.
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. ...

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 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.”...

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. ...

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