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Thu, 08/15/2019 — Attitudes toward transgender people have become increasingly scrutinized during the last few years. But those attitudes intersect with actual policy most visibly in the military. A new research study titled “Public Attitudes on Transgender...

Thu, 08/15/2019 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should anticipate heavy traffic around 15th and Iowa streets Thursday, Aug. 22, for the primary move-in day for student housing residents. An early move-in day for band, sorority...

Wed, 08/14/2019 — Two dozen K-12 teachers from across the United States gathered at the University of Kansas this summer to learn the basics of cybersecurity. The GenCyber Summer camp took place July 29 to Aug. 2 at the School of Engineering. The goal: Help the...

Wed, 08/14/2019 — Attitudes toward transgender people have become increasingly scrutinized during the last few years. But those attitudes intersect with actual policy most visibly in the military. A new research study titled “Public Attitudes on Transgender Military Service: The Role of Gender” published in the current issue of Armed Forces & Society examines how cultural opinion affects the shifts in acceptance. “It fundamentally shows the values of not only egalitarianism and traditionalism but also the role of sex and gender conformity in shaping these attitudes,” said Donald Haider-Markel, professor and chair of political science at KU. Together with KU associate professor

Tue, 08/13/2019 —  Climate change is a problem facing countries around the world, but media coverage of the topic differs from one nation to the next. A new study from the University of Kansas shows the way media frame climate change coverage can be predicted by...

Tue, 08/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – Not to get all mystical about it, but in her life and work, Sunyoung Cheong has achieved an exquisite balance of new and old, East and West. A native of Seoul who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts from the University of Kansas, Cheong is both a product and an extension of KU’s connection to Kookmin University in South Korea. The two universities’ art departments have had a formal student-exchange program since 2009. Now that Cheong has been named a visiting assistant professor in KU’s Department of Visual Art, she is helping to extend the Kansas-Korea connection by curating a series of shows featuring artists from both places. Her

Tue, 08/13/2019 — Researchers from the University of Kansas have described three genera and 17 new species of water scavenger beetles from the Guiana and Brazilian Shield regions of South America, areas seen as treasure houses of biodiversity. The beetles from...

Tue, 08/13/2019 — Efforts to attract and retain an increasingly diverse student population have earned national recognition for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in July announced KU is one of...

Mon, 08/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – It was as predictable as hot weather in a Mississippi Delta summer. Once again last month, the shot-up sign marking the spot where the body of civil rights martyr Emmett Till was pulled from the Tallahatchie River was the site of a vandalism controversy. That’s why, in time for the 64th anniversary of his murder on Aug. 28, a group of grassroots campaigners led by a University of Kansas researcher has debuted the Emmett Till Memory Project, a new mobile phone app and related website that cannot be physically vandalized. Dave Tell, professor of communication studies, has been involved with the project since its inception. He is also the author of a new

Fri, 08/09/2019 — Braden Shaw, a University of Kansas junior from Shawnee, has been named one of five winners of the prestigious Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college level. Shaw, who served...

Fri, 08/09/2019 — The accounting profession comes with plenty of clichés. “The stereotypical accountant often gets humorously portrayed in the media as an introverted, boring, number nerd who sits in a cubicle and has the most fun with an Excel...

Thu, 08/08/2019 — Academics and research at the University of Kansas will benefit from a faster internet connection through a recent upgrade by KanREN, the internet service provider for universities and other public entities in Kansas. KanREN completed a new,...

Wed, 08/07/2019 — This summer, nine students from the University of Sonora, Mexico, participated in the KU-Sonora Summer Research Program in Global Perspectives, an eight-week program designed to provide research opportunities for students and introduce them to...

Tue, 08/06/2019 — Kansas Public Radio’s “Retro Cocktail Hour” will bring Cinema a Go-Go back to the big screen with two cult classics. The event begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Liberty Hall. “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” starring Vincent Price, follows Dr....

Tue, 08/06/2019 —  When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal, it was a major victory for generations who fought to achieve equality. However, the decision was far from the end of oppression for the LGBTQ community, especially queer and...

Mon, 08/05/2019 — Politicians pay close attention to the demands of gun owners. They also pay attention to women voters. But little of their focus is aimed at women who are gun owners. Apparently, that is a big oversight by those seeking public office. “I...

Thu, 08/01/2019 — Faculty and staff have an opportunity to connect with new and returning University of Kansas students and their families before the start of the fall semester classes. The Office of Student Affairs is seeking more than 100 volunteers to help...

Wed, 07/31/2019 — A paper appearing today in a special edition of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology questions much of the statistical evidence underpinning therapies designated as “Empirically Supported Treatments,” or ESTs, by Division 12 of the American...

Wed, 07/31/2019 — Foster Care Technologies awarded contract for state of Maine LAWRENCE – A matching system powered by University of Kansas research has improved outcomes for thousands of children in foster care across the United States. Now the technology will help children in Maine find their forever homes through a partnership with the statewide adoption program. The online tool is called ECAP (Every Child a Priority), and it empowers social workers to determine the most compatible placements for children based on their needs and the characteristics of available foster families. The company behind ECAP – Lawrence-based Foster Care Technologies – won a contract with Spurwink, a

Wed, 07/31/2019 — Sustainability. Locally sourced. Farm-to-table. These are familiar concepts to Americans who are hoping to improve their eating habits. But the term that indigenous food activists are also adopting is “food sovereignty,” which refers to...


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