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Wed, 08/15/2018 — With a growing diversity in the population of Latino immigrants to the United States, learning Spanish instead of just English is becoming an important factor for some in assimilation and upward social mobility, according to a study by a...

Wed, 08/15/2018 —  Thirty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a satirical ad in Hustler magazine was not libelous against the Rev. Jerry Falwell and did not intentionally cause him emotional distress because no reasonable person would believe Falwell...

Wed, 08/15/2018 — LAWRENCE – Knowing that her Jewish ancestors were forced by the Nazis to flee Europe and that those who did not perished in the Holocaust, University of Kansas Professor of Visual Art Tanya Hartman has always made art that is sympathetic to the plight of immigrants and refugees. Now, with the controversies raised by President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies, Hartman’s work is more relevant than ever. Perhaps that’s why the film she’s working on was accepted into the Open Spaces Kansas City Arts Experience, which kicks off Aug. 25 and runs for nine weeks at various locations around town. “I was trained as a painter, but I work most comfortably in mixed

Wed, 08/15/2018 — Christine Hallquist's victory in the Vermont Democratic gubernatorial primary on Tuesday is a historic victory for the transgender movement, according to a University of Kansas political scientist who researches LGBT candidates. Hallquist, a...

Tue, 08/14/2018 — Findings appearing in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships show people who believe they resulted from unwanted or unplanned pregnancies tend to have more insecure relationship styles as adults. “You could have learned about your...

Tue, 08/14/2018 — Thomas Prisinzano, University of Kansas professor of medicinal chemistry, has earned the first Innovator Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). America’s opioid addiction crisis kills thousands of people annually....

Tue, 08/14/2018 — When female athletes have strong mentors, the relationship helps them combat issues of sexism and helps them navigate problematic behaviors, according to a study by two University of Kansas researchers. "Mentorship and the feeling of mattering...

Tue, 08/14/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has received a $200,000 grant from Newman’s Own Foundation, the independent foundation created by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman. The grant will provide funding for the Dole Fellowship Program, a staple of the institute’s offerings. Dole fellows host a series of discussion group sessions each semester that are free and open to students and community members. Each fellow selects unique topic and hosts a variety of guest speakers over the course of seven weeks. In the bipartisan spirit of the Dole Institute, these discussion groups cover a range of philosophical views and

Mon, 08/13/2018 — A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in recent decades, and despite the government cheering the economic jolt, their isolation from locals there more highlights the privilege of these migrants who...

Mon, 08/13/2018 — Younger generations of religious Americans tend to closely harbor concerns for the environment via stewardship more so than older parishioners, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. "The best way to account for this upsurge...

Mon, 08/13/2018 — In addition to being a sculptor and printmaker, Shawn Bitters is a rockhound from Utah, which goes some way toward explaining why he’s installing a grouping of colorful, artificial boulders along a hiking trail in Kansas City. Bitters,...

Mon, 08/13/2018 —  The University of Maryland has placed head football coach DJ Durkin and strength and conditioning coach Rick Court on administrative leave while investigating the heatstroke death of 19-year-old player Jordan McNair. McNair died two weeks after...

Mon, 08/13/2018 — In ethnic enclaves, Mexican immigrants tend to spend less on food per week while East Asian immigrants spend more, which could explain the difference in assimilation rates and contrast in ethnic population density among the two groups, according...

Fri, 08/10/2018 — Kansas Public Radio has been named the 2018 Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters. It’s the 17th time KPR has earned the KAB’s top honor. The award, announced Aug. 8, was first presented by the KAB in 1996. KPR has...

Thu, 08/09/2018 — For years, incoming seniors in the School of Engineering’s Self Engineering Leadership Fellows Program have taken a big trip to a major American city — to meet with executives at big firms, to network with KU engineering alumni and to get a...

Thu, 08/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has appointed Sarah Bishop as its associate director. She previously served as interim associate director from November 2017-June 2018. Prior to coming to the University of Kansas, Bishop was the chief communications officer for the Lawrence Arts Center, where she oversaw marketing, fundraising and database operations. She also served as the director of the 2015 and 2016 Free State Festivals. In these roles, Bishop helped to successfully obtain grant funding from agencies including the ArtPlace America Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William Randolph Hearst

Thu, 08/09/2018 — Johnson County residents age 50 “and better” have a new avenue for learning enrichment. Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Program will offer Osher Lifelong Learning Institute courses this fall at four locations:...

Mon, 08/06/2018 — University of Kansas graduate student Angelo Andres, along with his mentor Blake Peterson, Regents Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the KU School of Pharmacy, has earned a prestigious Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes...

Mon, 08/06/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Environmental geology is a growing field in Kansas City, with major area construction companies, engineering firms and government agencies experiencing an increased need for geoscience professionals. It is an interdisciplinary field that addresses and studies naturally occurring and man-made environmental hazards. The KU Edwards Campus is meeting this growing need with a new, online Professional Science Master’s program with an emphasis in environmental geology. The program provides students with a combination of technical and professional skills courses targeted to their chosen field and designed to help them accurately gather and effectively

Thu, 08/02/2018 — University of Kansas School of Law Professor John Peck was awarded the 2018 Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award by the trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.  The award recognizes excellent teachers who foster a broad understanding...


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