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Fri, 11/22/2019 — The University of Kansas has announced the September and October 2019 Employees of the Month.  Each month, two staff members are selected from nominations received by the Employee Recognition Committee. Winners of the Employee of the Month...

Thu, 11/21/2019 — Last month a new projection of sea-level rise by the year 2050 spurred headlines showing more coastal cities around the world will be submerged than earlier models have predicted. Just how fast and how high sea levels rise globally will be...

Thu, 11/21/2019 — College is “the great equalizer.” Or at least that’s what we’ve always been told. But according to new research, the socioeconomic leveling students enjoy only applies to undergraduate degrees. Once advanced degrees become part of the...

Thu, 11/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – As the locus of the current impeachment drama, Ukraine is in all the headlines these days. A University of Kansas professor hopes that makes the ground more fertile for his native country’s most celebrated recent novel, which he is translating into English and otherwise working to popularize in the West. For the past two years, with the help of a PEN America grant, Vitaly Chernetsky, associate professor of Slavic languages & literatures and director of KU’s Center for Russian & East European Studies, has been working to translate Sofiia Andrukhovych’s 2014 novel “Felix Austria.” He’s nearly finished. “I also helped with the film adaptation,”

Wed, 11/20/2019 — LAWRENCE – On the cusp of a major expansion, the Bioscience & Technology Business Center at the University of Kansas has earned two federal grants to help fuel business acceleration, innovation and economic growth in northeast Kansas. For the fourth time in five years, the BTBC at KU has been awarded $50,000 by the U.S. Small Business Administration through the agency’s Growth Accelerator Fund competition, which supports outstanding business accelerators, incubators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models that are playing major roles in their region. A second grant, from the Economic Development Administration, will fund a feasibility study for a STEM-

Tue, 11/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – For University of Kansas professors James Moreno and Ben Rosenthal, their $15,000 grant from the Hall Center for the Humanities in 2013 to develop a collaborative dance and video project is the gift that keeps on giving. They spent the money to create a three-part, three-year, three-performance hybrid dance-audio-video project called “Human, Next” that they staged first on the KU Lawrence campus with the University Dance Company, then in New York and Chicago with professional dancers. Since that time, the audio-video portions have continued to be shown as stand-alone artworks at galleries and festivals around the world. This week in Brazil, all three

Tue, 11/19/2019 —  The major events and players of the American Revolution are well-documented in history books. Yet the people who lived through that tumultuous period in American history are often assumed to have been patriots who fought to defy British...

Tue, 11/19/2019 — Noninvasive seismic techniques developed at the Kansas Geological Survey to locate abandoned mines in Kansas also have been used to detect drug runners’ tunnels in the Southwest, clandestine tunnels in war zones and other subsurface structures.

Tue, 11/19/2019 — The University of Kansas received a gold seal for achieving a student voting rate between 40% and 49% at the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting...

Mon, 11/18/2019 —  Autonomous vehicles are becoming more of a reality as technology improves, but people are far from settled in accepting a future with driverless cars. A University of Kansas researcher has co-written a study that found when asked if they would...

Mon, 11/18/2019 — The interdisciplinary computing program at the University of Kansas School of Engineering has received accreditation — the first program of its kind to be so recognized. Officials with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc.

Mon, 11/18/2019 — For more than four decades, U.S. children with disabilities have had the right to be educated alongside their nondisabled peers in the classroom. However, although progress has been made in achieving this outcome, far too many students are...

Fri, 11/15/2019 — A University of Kansas doctoral student in physics was selected as one of 49 students nationwide to take part in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. As part of the program, Sam Lane will...

Fri, 11/15/2019 — From Nov. 18 to 22, units across the University of Kansas Lawrence campus will come together to celebrate International Education Week with a host of multicultural events. A joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S....

Fri, 11/15/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering professor will be appointed by the president of the United States to serve on a national science and technology advisory board. Shannon Blunt, professor of electrical engineering and computer science,

Thu, 11/14/2019 — Virginia Harper Ho is the 2019 recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award. The award presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Burge Union, Forum B. Harper Ho, University of Kansas...

Thu, 11/14/2019 — Three students from the University of Kansas have advanced in the competition for prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Alex Murray is a finalist for the Mitchell Scholarship, Sam Steuart is a finalist for the...

Wed, 11/13/2019 — The University of Kansas put on one of the nation’s top “hackathons” during the 2018-19 school year, a national organization has announced. Major League Hacking, which provides resources to hackathons and ranks them, placed KU 25th among...

Wed, 11/13/2019 — In most states, a minor can be old enough to get married but not old enough to file for divorce. In many states, the legal age to marry is lower than the age of sexual consent. Such is the shockingly prevalent and perplexing issue of child...

Wed, 11/13/2019 — A University of Kansas program with a commitment to developing potential in faculty has announced its newest cohort. The Senior Administrative Fellows Program, which began in 1993, cultivates the leadership skills and organizational know-how of...


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