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Thu, 01/20/2022 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 14 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer William Butrum of the Baldwin City Police Department was the...

Thu, 01/20/2022 — One of only three federally funded longitudinal data projects of national significance that collects and analyzes how public funds are expended on services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has moved to the University...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — Starting in 2022, KU Today will include a recurring feature that highlights University of Kansas employee achievements and professional milestones. KU Kudos is intended to highlight notable professional achievements, such as awards, honors and...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — As the omicron variant of COVID-19 rages across the United States and around the world, testing and vaccination are as crucial as ever. Researchers at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center have received a $2.5 million grant from the...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — University of Kansas researchers increasing understanding of crustaceans, coronaviruses and drug design have received this year’s Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU Research Staff & Postdoctoral Achievement Awards. The...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — Researchers at the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas have teamed with colleagues at three other institutions to investigate what makes some groundwater conservation programs more effective than others. The project,...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — KU Endowment President Dale Seuferling has announced his plans to retire later this year. In a meeting with staff Jan. 18, Seuferling reflected on his time at KU Endowment while also reassuring staff that KU Endowment was in a very strong...

Tue, 01/18/2022 — LAWRENCE – Two third-year students at the University of Kansas School of Law will receive grants from the Kansas Farm Bureau Legal Foundation. Mary McMullen and Luke Sunderland are recipients of the foundation's Rural Law Practice Grant. The grant is awarded to law students who intend to practice in rural Kansas after graduation, bringing legal information and advocacy to those with limited access to resources. A maximum of three students each year can win the $16,500 grant. “Serving rural Kansas in the law is important to me because rural Kansas needs lawyers and better access to justice, and I felt that was a need I could contribute to,” said McMullen, who plans

Tue, 01/18/2022 — University of Kansas scholar David Slusky has been selected as the next executive director of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon), a professional organization for health economics research in the United States. ASHEcon holds an...

Fri, 01/14/2022 — The University of Kansas community is remembering employee John Adee, who died Dec. 28, 2021. He was 52. Adee had been a storeroom supervisor for KU Information Technology since 2011. “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of John Adee,

Fri, 01/14/2022 — As wind and solar operations supply an increasing share of the country’s energy needs, a new project at the Kansas Geological Survey may help address the challenge of intermittent production from renewable sources. The KGS, working with Evergy,

Thu, 01/13/2022 — The University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging will welcome a national activist and scholar as part of programming related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Loretta Ross, professor at Smith College, will...

Thu, 01/13/2022 — On Thursday, two University of Kansas astronomers announced the probable discovery of water vapor on exoplanet TOI-674 b, a “Warm Neptune” some 150 light years from Earth in the constellation Antlia. Jonathan Brande, a doctoral student in...

Wed, 01/12/2022 — Athletes have long been known to push themselves as hard as possible to improve their performance, especially in the weight room. But not much is known about what happens inside the muscle when someone trains too hard. A new University of Kansas...

Tue, 01/11/2022 — LAWRENCE – Even before creating a constitution, the first thing the victorious revolutionaries of the People’s Republic of China did was pass the New Marriage Law in 1950, giving women equal rights and creating a fundamentally feminist legal framework compared to the patriarchal system of Confucianism they had wiped away. It was part of a 20th century wave of “socialist feminism,” which itself was one of many successive approaches to female empowerment that make up the title subject of a new book co-created by a University of Kansas scholar. “Feminisms with Chinese Characteristics” (Syracuse University Press) was co-edited and co-written by Hui “Faye” Xiao,

Tue, 01/11/2022 — The University of Kansas debate program opened 2022 by winning back-to-back tournaments Jan. 4-9 hosted by the University of Texas in Dallas and the University of Texas in San Antonio. The KU teams of senior Lily Ottinger, Shawnee, and freshman...

Mon, 01/10/2022 — LAWRENCE – As the 36th annual observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day nears on Jan. 17, two University of Kansas professors are available to comment on its significance – always, but particularly in the wake of challenges to American democracy. Randal Maurice Jelks is a professor of African & African-American studies and American studies at KU, an author and documentary film producer, as well as a Presbyterian clergyman. He has written three books, and his fourth, “Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America” (Chicago Review Press, 2022), will be published Jan. 11. It’s a heartfelt cry of concern about the state of American democracy, framed

Thu, 01/06/2022 — It turns out San Francisco has been a destination for lovers of imported delicacies since its earliest Gold Rush days. According to results published recently in the peer-reviewed Journal of Anthropological Research, an excavation at...

Thu, 01/06/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Department of Mathematics awarded two students Undergraduate Research Awards in Mathematics (MathUGRA) to support their research projects for the spring 2022 semester. MathUGRAs are $1,000 scholarships provided to undergraduate math majors pursuing original research or creative projects under the general guidance of a KU math faculty member. The awards are funded by the department’s endowment funds. MathUGRAs are awarded to students conducting semester-long independent projects culminating in an oral presentation or written work, demonstrating the student’s own development of a topic in mathematics and its applications. Recipients

Tue, 01/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – Randal Maurice Jelks is a University of Kansas professor, author and documentary film producer as well as a Presbyterian clergyman. He has written three books, and his fourth will be released Jan. 11. Each of his books deals with a different aspect of Black American and U.S. civil rights history. But his latest, “Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America” (Lawrence Hill Books/Chicago Review Press), is different. It’s a heartfelt appeal about American democracy, framed as a series of letters to Martin Luther King Jr. to provide some of his inspiration to today’s younger generations. In the book’s introduction, Jelks traces its central


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