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Wed, 09/18/2019 — As states across the nation celebrate the 100th anniversary of their ratification of the 19th Amendment, a journalism historian and women’s suffrage expert says the issues women faced in their struggle to secure the right to vote still resonate.

Tue, 09/17/2019 — LAWRENCE – The famous writer turns her pen on the men of her native land, saying an old boys’ network has caused grievous harm to the nation and women must be accorded greater respect. Sounds torn from today’s headlines, right? And yet it describes the theatrical works of Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851-1921) more than a century ago in Spain, according to a new book by a University of Kansas professor. Margot Versteeg, professor of Spanish in the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and director of KU's Humanities Program, makes the case for the author as an early feminist in “Propuestas para (Re)Construir una Nación,” which translates as “Proposals to (Re)

Tue, 09/17/2019 — A new study in the Journal of Neurophysiology by researchers at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute is the first to look at functional brain activity in people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) while they performed precision...

Mon, 09/16/2019 — An international association for public affairs schools in higher education has recognized the University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) with its 2019 Diversity Award. The Diversity and Social Equity Committee of...

Mon, 09/16/2019 — LAWRENCE – Sometimes the purpose of art, and particularly a still life, is to remind us of the passage of time and of the fleeting hours we have to determine and then accomplish our life goals. It’s that, much more than any critique of consumerism that her nods to pop art might imply, that drives Yoonmi Nam’s work, now taking the form of ceramics after a lifetime as a printmaker. Nam, University of Kansas professor of visual art, will have a solo show titled “For Now” consisting of a few prints and mostly ceramic works Sept. 20 through Oct. 30 at Haw Contemporary in Kansas City, Missouri. An opening reception is set from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. “What I'm really

Mon, 09/16/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Foundling” features 100 portraits of children who were adopted by American parents from overseas painted by artist Megan Rye. Rye will give a gallery talk at the Spencer Museum at 5:30 p.m....

Mon, 09/16/2019 — Albert Bloch’s “Frieze for a Music Room” hangs imposingly in the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. The 1915 painting created by this former chair of the university’s art department depicts groups of clowns reveling and...

Mon, 09/16/2019 —  Talking about politics isn’t always comfortable, especially with children. But research has shown they know more about the topic than we might assume. A University of Kansas professor has co-written a study arguing that children’s knowledge...

Fri, 09/13/2019 — University of Kansas faculty and staff members who want to expand their knowledge and perspectives on disability inclusion can join KU’s 2019-2020 Mentoring Circles for Disability Inclusion Program. Participants will gain insights and...

Fri, 09/13/2019 —  The tobacco industry has a history of targeting young people in its advertising to attract new customers. As vaping and electronic cigarettes have grown in popularity, advertisers are up to the same old tricks. New research from the University...

Fri, 09/13/2019 — A new laboratory opening this fall at the University of Kansas School of Engineering will provide a state-of-the-art environment for aerospace engineering students to design and build launch-worthy satellites. The Hill Space Systems Laboratory...

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Throughout August and early September 2019, media around the world have reported on the extensive forest fires ravaging Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Much of the concern stems from the Amazon’s significance to regulating the world’s climate....

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Seven University of Kansas students and graduates received prestigious Fulbright awards to travel abroad to study, conduct research or teach English during the 2019-2020 academic year. Two additional KU students were selected as alternate...

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Steve Leonard, lecturer and director of the University of Kansas School of Business’ Master of Science in Business and Organizational Leadership program, has been selected as a senior fellow by the Modern War Institute (MWI) at West...

Thu, 09/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – Michele Casavant joined the dean’s administrative team at the University of Kansas School of Education, effective Sept. 1. Casavant replaced Lon Dehnert, who retired from his role during summer 2019. Casavant has been with the School of Education since 2003 as the school’s coordinator of advising, and she has served as the director of the advising center since 2009. She also currently leads the school’s Multicultural Scholars Program and has served on several key committees. In her new role, Casavant will take on the support role for the school’s online programs and technology services. Other responsibilities as assistant dean will include continued

Wed, 09/11/2019 —  President Donald Trump announced his administration would propose banning thousands of flavors used in electronic cigarettes in an effort to fight an increase in underage vaping. Under such a ban, the Food and Drug Administration would develop...

Wed, 09/11/2019 — For those interested in learning how to be a better ally to undocumented immigrants in the U.S., a University of Kansas center will host a workshop for the KU and Lawrence communities. The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will...

Wed, 09/11/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries are offering updated location schedules and renovated spaces for students, faculty and staff across campus. The Spahr Engineering Library’s hours of operation will now align with the location schedules of...

Wed, 09/11/2019 —  In the popular television show “Parks and Recreation,” public servant Leslie Knope once said when people yell at her she hears them “caring loudly.” Bearing the emotions of angry communities might be a comedic TV trope, but public...

Wed, 09/11/2019 — University of Kansas engineering students have a chance to make connections for that dream job or ideal internship at two major events later this month. The Fall Engineering & Computing Career Fair, set for noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18,...


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