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Wed, 03/22/2023 — University of Kansas researchers have completed a two-year study of broadband access in Kansas. Their newly published report, “Broadband in Kansas: The Challenges of Digital Access and Affordability,” documents extensive challenges within...

Wed, 03/22/2023 — Jeni Britton, founder and chief creative officer of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, will speak as part of an inaugural University of Kansas School of Business event celebrating entrepreneurship at 6 p.m. April 25. The conversation, which will be...

Wed, 03/22/2023 — The Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI) is accepting proposals for its Arts & Humanities Grant, now in its third year. The purpose of the grant program is to foster deeper ties between the arts and humanities and the education and...

Tue, 03/21/2023 — LAWRENCE – The 2022-2023 moot court season has been another successful one for the University of Kansas School of Law, with many teams placing highly in a variety of competitions. The teams, coached by KU Law faculty and alumni, travel across the country to compete. Moot court madness KU Law started the new year strong Jan. 28-29 at the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, hosted at the University of Houston and sponsored by the Hunton Andrews Kurth law firm. The competition is invitation-only for the 16 highest-performing moot court programs in the country. KU Law was invited because of the Moot Court Council’s successes last academic year,

Tue, 03/21/2023 — Three students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Tue, 03/21/2023 — University of Kansas scholars and students as well as activists and area professionals will share their research and advocacy as part of a global effort to come together around solutions and education for the climate crisis. The second annual...

Tue, 03/21/2023 — It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: KU News Service 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...

Mon, 03/20/2023 — The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Fellows Program at the University of Kansas has returned with two fellows who began their two-year appointment earlier this month. Faculty fellow Dorothy Hines and staff fellow Michelle...

Mon, 03/20/2023 — LAWRENCE – National Native news outlets focus more on policy issues when covering women in politics than the problematic, gendered stereotypes commonly emphasized in mainstream media, according to a new journalism study.  “The influence of Indigenous standpoint: Examining Indian Country press portrayals of Native women in politics” was recently published in Newspaper Research Journal and is the latest work by two University of Kansas professors of journalism & mass communications.   Melissa Greene-Blye, who also is affiliated with KU’s Indigenous Studies Program and is an enrolled citizen of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, and co-author Teri Finneman analyzed a

Mon, 03/20/2023 — The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Kansas has announced that the following students have earned awards and recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region V. Almost all of the work was part...

Mon, 03/20/2023 — Eight University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence campus and five from KU Medical Center are putting their groundbreaking research on public display. Legislators and the public are invited to learn about the influence of research...

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Wed, 03/15/2023 — A first-of-its-kind workplace climate survey of Earth and space scientists indicates that scientists of color, women, those with disabilities and other groups historically excluded from geoscience careers are more likely to experience hostile...

Tue, 03/14/2023 — A recent study from the University of Kansas has found that teachers widely believe increasing students’ engagement in instruction can help decrease challenging behaviors. Based on that finding, researchers are now testing strategies to boost...

Mon, 03/13/2023 — Average groundwater levels across western and south-central Kansas fell by nearly 2 feet in 2022, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. The KGS, based at the University of Kansas, and the Division of Water...

Mon, 03/13/2023 — A researcher at basketball powerhouse the University of Kansas, who took part in the Big Dance during his college years, is available to discuss the NCAA Tournament and scientific concepts related to the game of basketball with the...

Mon, 03/13/2023 — LAWRENCE – April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics and to celebrate their unique role in solving critical real-world problems. The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas invites third through 12th grade students from the region to participate in person in its annual math competition April 1. The competition has three levels: third through fifth grades, middle school and high school. The registration link is found on that page. All students are encouraged to participate. Participants must be registered by March 31. To celebrate the month of April as national Mathematics and Statistics Awareness

Fri, 03/10/2023 — LAWRENCE – Do you remember where you were when the world stopped due to COVID-19 three years ago? Now, thanks to a visual essay in the journal Visual Studies by Tim Hossler, University of Kansas associate professor of visual communication design, you can flash back to those bad old early days of lockdown at home. As Americans were being told to shelter in place to avoid a dread new airborne virus for which there was no cure or treatment, Hossler found himself wanting to reach out to friends and neighbors in some way. Inspired by the long-running British Mass-Observation Project, Hossler sent out a request to acquaintances around the globe, saying in part: “I’m

Fri, 03/10/2023 — The University of Kansas debate team of freshmen John Marshall, of Lawrence, and Jiyoon Park, of Topeka, have qualified for the National Debate Tournament, which will take place March 30-April 4 in Chantilly, Virginia. Marshall and Park were...

Fri, 03/10/2023 — The University of Kansas is planning two events this spring to honor retiring Jayhawk employees. The Office of the Chancellor, the Office of the Provost and KU Endowment will host an annual Faculty and Academic Staff Retirement Luncheon at noon...

Fri, 03/10/2023 — The University of Kansas is once again a Military Friendly Tier 1 Research Institution, according to the 2023-2024 “Military Friendly Schools” survey. KU is one of just 250 schools to earn the Gold Award designation for leading practices,...


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