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Mon, 07/15/2019 — On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 became the first crewed mission to land on the surface of the moon. Considered one of mankind’s most historic achievements, the U.S. mission turned science fiction into reality. This Saturday marks the 50th...

Mon, 07/15/2019 —  As no two students learn the same way, educators are relying more on systems with a variety of methods to improve students’ educational opportunities. To that end, University of Kansas researchers will test a systems-level framework known as...

Fri, 07/12/2019 — The National Science Foundation has awarded a $236,790 grant to the University of Kansas for Donna Ginther, professor of economics and interim director of the Institute for Policy & Social Research, to study the effects of research funding...

Thu, 07/11/2019 — Susan Williams, professor of chemical & petroleum engineering, has been named as the associate dean for academic affairs (ADAA) for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The ADAA leads the school’s academic affairs at the...

Thu, 07/11/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art has earned a grant of $650,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) for the next five years. A 2015 award of $487,000 from the Mellon Foundation launched IARI...

Thu, 07/11/2019 — College philosophy classes may open your mind to new ways of thinking. But can they really affect how you behave? The answer is yes, according to a new study. “In the current environment where people are not reasoning so well, it is...

Wed, 07/10/2019 — LAWRENCE – First, the indigenous people of Central America’s Northern Triangle region were economically marginalized. Then they were massacred in the ideological civil war that raged across El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during the 1980s and early ’90s. Now, climate change has driven many to starvation. No wonder, then, that thousands are streaming north through Mexico, with their arrival and the Trump administration’s crackdown creating a sociopolitical humanitarian crisis on the United States’ southern border. “Many of the flood of Central American migrants arriving at the border are coming straight from the area where I’ve done research since 1990. In

Wed, 07/10/2019 — Over the past 40 years, the population of women in state prisons across the United States has increased by 834 percent. While men continue to be the vast majority of the prison population, the rate of incarceration of women is growing. Of the 1...

Tue, 07/09/2019 — Fourth-year University of Kansas architecture student Ashley Farrow was selected to receive a national Phi Kappa Phi fellowship as she completes her master’s degree. The $8,500 award from the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society...

Tue, 07/09/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries have announced the 2019 Research Sprints participants: Sara Gregg, associate professor of history and environmental studies, and Melissa Peterson, lecturer for the Applied English Center. As a result of...

Mon, 07/08/2019 — Students in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas received $67,000 in awards and scholarship for outstanding academic achievement as part of the department’s spring awards. Graduate students received scholarships to assist...

Mon, 07/08/2019 — LAWRENCE – Can we tolerate intolerance? If so, how? And why should we? Like someone dreading a holiday-dinner encounter with a bigoted family member, those are the questions playwright Paris Crayton III and director Markus Potter pose with the initial workshop production of “Chasing Gods” this month. Set in the aftermath of the 2016 shooting massacre of 49 patrons at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, “Chasing Gods” examines the family life of a fundamentalist Christian clergywoman, Deidra Curtis, who is compelled to use biblical scripture to condemn the lifestyle of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s in its first production with the Kansas Repertory Theatre, in association with

Mon, 07/08/2019 — A free University of Kansas program that helps community members with addictions is set to expand through a local grant and support from Douglas County. Established by the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, the program...

Tue, 07/02/2019 — Three University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards in May from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based in KU’s West District. Sarah Morton Rupert, a doctoral candidate in civil engineering and master’s candidate...

Mon, 07/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – Affordable housing is the issue of the day in Kansas and around the world. So it is that two researchers in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design have received a $20,000 honorarium from the city of Sydney, Australia, to flesh out their shortlisted entry in that city’s Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge. Joe Colistra, associate professor and director of the Institute for Smart Cities, and Nilou Vakil, program director of the school’s interior architecture and design program director, are spouses as well as partners in a firm they call in SITU Design. Among 230 international entrants, they were the only non-Australians selected for

Mon, 07/01/2019 — Paul Mirecki found himself in the middle of an Indiana Jones-style quest involving looted antiquities. It began with half of a Torah scroll (a handwritten copy of the holiest book in Judaism) dated to about 1750. Mirecki, associate professor of...

Thu, 06/27/2019 —  The Supreme Court announced Thursday a ruling that prevents the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, at least temporarily. In a partially unanimous ruling, with splits among justices in various sections of...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — More than 5,700 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2019 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — Kansas Audio-Reader was recently honored with six awards in excellence at the 2019 International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS). This year’s conference, held in Phoenix, recognized Audio-Reader in six categories: Program...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — A family struggles to find common ground following the Pulse nightclub shooting in “Chasing Gods,” a new play by Paris Crayton III, who is in residence at the University of Kansas this summer. As this work develops, the cast members – a...


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