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Tue, 01/26/2021 — Privacy is among the most cherished of American rights. Yet, one of society’s most vulnerable populations — Black children — are denied the benefits of the right to privacy through discriminatory educational practices, and a growing...

Tue, 01/26/2021 — This spring, 41 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award. UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.   Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Tue, 01/26/2021 — The University Career Center (UCC) is accepting nominations for the University of Kansas Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) award. Nominations are open until Feb. 5. The award recognizes student employees who embody service excellence,...

Mon, 01/25/2021 — Acclaimed writer, professor and scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer will give the 2021 Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture at 7 p.m. April 1. The event will be broadcast live. A member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Kimmerer is known for the universal...

Mon, 01/25/2021 — as opposed to “identification” — that includes ethical behavior and takes a longer view could counteract this tendency, according to a paper published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research. The paper's co-authors are Cameron...

Mon, 01/25/2021 —  President Joe Biden issued an executive order Monday ending a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The order reverses a policy put in place by the Trump administration. Kyle Velte, associate professor of law at the University...

Fri, 01/22/2021 — LAWRENCE – Two previously independent early care and education training programs are collaborating to provide professional development opportunities and technical assistance to child care providers across Kansas, with a total grant of $2.3 million awarded through the Kansas Department for Children and Families (KDCF). The partnership between the Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS), based at the University of Kansas, and the Kansas State University-affiliated Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities Inc. (KCCTO) is designed to increase the quality of service that child care providers can deliver to children and their families, said David Lindeman, KITS director

Fri, 01/22/2021 — Two University of Kansas professors are putting medieval studies in the national spotlight. The National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds just 7% of the more than 1,000 fellowship applications it receives each year, last month awarded...

Thu, 01/21/2021 — Former President Donald Trump's removal of prominent officials not willing to do his bidding grabbed headlines throughout his tenure, but he also took less well-publicized steps to bring the federal bureaucracy under his control by dismantling...

Thu, 01/21/2021 — The KU Center for Service Learning will host the Summit on Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship on Jan. 27. The goal of this summit is to engage, connect and support University of Kansas faculty, staff and administrators with interest in:

Thu, 01/21/2021 — Two University of Kansas faculty members are being recognized for adjusting their research to better understand the coronavirus pandemic and to provide valuable information to the public and policymakers. The one-time COVID Research Pivot...

Thu, 01/21/2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has created new perils and challenges for people experiencing substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. Social distancing and isolation can trigger loneliness, anxiety and depression. These circumstances have put...

Wed, 01/20/2021 — An at-home COVID-19 test developed by researchers at the University of Kansas is moving toward commercial production. “We've been talking to venture capitalists and large existing companies to help facilitate this translation that is taking...

Wed, 01/20/2021 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Mark Richter, 69, professor of molecular biosciences. He died Dec. 26, 2020, following a seven-week battle with COVID-19. “Professor Richter was a talented researcher and an...

Wed, 01/20/2021 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 15 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Henry Griffiths of the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office was the...

Tue, 01/19/2021 — University of Kansas experts helping meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and their families and advancing precision cancer medicine have been named recipients of the Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU...

Tue, 01/19/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its virtual programming lineup for the spring 2021 semester. With the inauguration of a new president, the focus of the early schedule will be on the presidency. Spring will also feature a new exhibition, "Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968," and a series of afternoon programs on related topics. “While our nation continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, the Dole Institute will be bringing an impressive slate of guests directly to our audience’s homes,” said Director Bill Lacy. “We will kick off the semester with an eye toward the new administration of President Biden

Tue, 01/19/2021 — Growing up in a Korean household after immigrating to New York City as a young child, Kelly Chong was raised with the tacit understanding that she would eventually marry someone of her own race. “The tension-ridden issue of boundary-crossing...

Tue, 01/19/2021 — A new conference aims to explore privacy beyond abstract concepts. The Privacy Praxis Conference, created by KU Law Associate Professor Najarian Peters, is on Feb. 25.

Thu, 01/14/2021 —  Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been identified as recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly...


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