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Wed, 11/14/2018 — The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship at the University of Kansas was established in 1989 and accepted its first two doctoral fellows in 1991. Since that time, the fellowship has supported a growing alumni network, which now includes 149...

Wed, 11/14/2018 — In seeking to pinpoint why black scientists are less likely than their white counterparts to receive National Institutes of Health research funding, a group of researchers has identified early career publications as a likely contributor to the...

Wed, 11/14/2018 — Islands have been vital laboratories for advancing evolutionary theory since the pioneering work of Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace in the 19th century.  Now, a new paper appearing in PLOS ONE from an international team of...

Wed, 11/14/2018 — University of Kansas students have continued a tradition of excellence, bringing home three awards from recent international aerospace design competitions. A School of Engineering team earned first place in the undergraduate team spacecraft...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — combined with their eco-friendly, microeconomic production process — led to their inclusion in an upcoming exhibition titled “Keep Moving: Shifting Gears,” opening Nov. 17 at the Design Museum of Chicago’s Expo 72 space. It’s an...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — The University of Kansas community is grieving the death of Jan Kozma, professor emerita of Italian, who died Nov. 9 at her home. She was 72. “Professor Kozma was a dedicated scholar and teacher who shared her passion for Italian language and...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — A renowned chemistry researcher has been named the inaugural Ralph N. Adams Lecturer and will give two presentations this week at the University of Kansas. R. Mark Wightman, Emeritus W. R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Chemistry from the University of...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — University of Kansas student Kathryn Ammon is a finalist for the Mitchell and Marshall scholarships, and she will participate in interviews for the awards this week. The Marshall Scholarship provides funds for study at any university in the...

Tue, 11/13/2018 —  Journalists write about post-traumatic stress disorder, especially as it relates to combat veterans, on a regular basis. But few stop to think that those same journalists covering conflicts and violence around the world may be suffering from...

Tue, 11/13/2018 — A survey of ice in Greenland has uncovered evidence suggesting a kilometer-wide iron asteroid slammed into that island, perhaps as recently as 12,000 years ago during the end of the Pleistocene. The resulting 19-mile-wide impact crater has...

Mon, 11/12/2018 — The University Dance Company Fall 2018 Concert will feature choreography by a guest artist who has created works for the Joffrey Ballet, Richmond Ballet, New York City Ballet Choreographic Institute, American Midwest Ballet and the Kansas City...

Mon, 11/12/2018 — The interim dean of engineering at the University of Kansas is the second of three candidates who will take part in on-campus interviews for dean of the school. Arvin Agah, interim dean of engineering and professor of electrical engineering &

Fri, 11/09/2018 — The University of Kansas has invited an award-winning news director and producer as part of International Education Week at the Office of International Programs. Andrew Tkach is the director of the Environmental Reporting Program at the Aga...

Fri, 11/09/2018 — As marijuana legalization for medical and recreational purposes increases across the country, new research from the University of Kansas shows that where people are buying legal pot matters just as much, if not more, than who is buying. In...

Fri, 11/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – Getting daily users to give up social media for weeks at a time? Difficult, at best. And, yes, some people who agreed to do so for a recent experiment fell off the wagon while they were supposed to abstain. But the real finding of University of Kansas Professor Jeffrey Hall’s recent research paper is that when people have to do without social media, they end up surfing the web and engaging in activities they may be putting off, like work and housecleaning. Hall, an associate professor of communication studies, has performed several studies trying to get at the phenomenon known as “displacement” – what we might be doing if social media weren’t always at

Fri, 11/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration was the winner of the Second Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in conjunction with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) during their 2018 annual conference in Atlanta.Shannon Portillo, assistant vice chancellor of undergraduate programs at KU Edwards Campus and a professor in the KU School of Public Affairs & Administration, presented KU’s innovative winning project, “Collaborating with Community Colleges in Pathways to Public Service,” in the pitch

Thu, 11/08/2018 —  When growing up, many young people look to their parents for guidance on how to prepare for all manner of experiences. But when the parents do not have a particular experience to share, where do kids turn? A new study from the University of...

Thu, 11/08/2018 — LAWRENCE – This fall marks the 27th year of the Waggoner Research Colloquium, where KU Latin American studies faculty members and graduate students gather to celebrate the ongoing research and scholarship in the region. The colloquium will take place from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Malott Room of the KU Union, and a catered reception will follow. RSVP to clacs@ku.edu by Friday, Nov. 9. The 2018 colloquium includes an interdisciplinary panel on “Changing Environments of Latin America: History, Conservation, Climate Change & Natural Disasters” and will feature the following presentations: Santa Arias, professor of Spanish & Portuguese “Post-Columbian

Thu, 11/08/2018 — Beginning Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host the exhibition “Hope 22,” which features 22 portraits of veterans and active duty personnel accompanied by written accounts of their experiences with the military and mental health. The...

Wed, 11/07/2018 —     LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas scholar is pushing back against the long-held scholarly view that the early, bawdy Chicago blues style known as hokum was a corruption of “authentic” Southern blues. Rather, Associate Professor of Music Roberta Freund Schwartz writes in an article in the fall 2018 edition of the Journal of the Society for American Music that, while more sophisticated and commercial than country blues, hokum hits like “It’s Tight Like That” are themselves an authentic expression of a genre she calls "city style." In so doing, Freund Schwartz, author of “How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Styles to the


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