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Thu, 03/12/2020 — There are no shortages of opinions about Caitlyn Jenner. But how the transgender celebrity has influenced the attitudes of others remains the basis for a new article by Patrick Miller, an associate professor of political science at the...

Wed, 03/11/2020 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 6. Derrick Crisenbery of the Hays Police Department was the graduating class president, and Winfield Chief of Police Robbie...

Tue, 03/10/2020 — Research has long shown that people who spend time in jail or have high levels of contact with law enforcement are less likely to be politically engaged. University of Kansas researcher Brandon Davis has published a study detailing what types of...

Mon, 03/09/2020 — Like other farmers, U.S. hop farmers face pressure from environmental change and a global marketplace. And like farmers of commodity crops, hop farmers rely on technologies to collect data and make data-driven decisions. Unlike most other farmers,

Fri, 03/06/2020 — The University of Kansas Libraries have announced the recipients of the fifth annual Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award winners, Sherri Smith and Charisse Burden-Stelly.  Smith is a faculty member of the Creative Writing MFA...

Fri, 03/06/2020 — Reported crimes are down on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus, according to statistics released today by the KU Office of Public Safety.  KU Public Safety took reports of 483 criminal offenses on campus in calendar year 2019, which...

Fri, 03/06/2020 — LAWRENCE – It's almost as if Henry Bial spent his whole career preparing to direct “Indecent,” which runs March 20-29 at the University of Kansas. A professor and chairman of the Department of Theatre & Dance, Bial is the author of “Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage” (2015) and “Acting Jewish: Negotiating Ethnicity on the American Stage and Screen” (2005, both from University of Michigan Press). His interest in Jews on stage is why KU is one of the first to produce playwright Paula Vogel’s not-quite-musical, which premiered in 2015 and dramatizes the cause celebre created by the first lesbian kiss on a Broadway stage nearly a century ago. The real-

Thu, 03/05/2020 — Four University of Kansas students who have been actively involved in undergraduate research during their university careers are competing for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, regarded as the premier undergraduate award to encourage excellence...

Thu, 03/05/2020 — Six assistant professors at the University of Kansas have each received a prestigious grant designed to help early-career faculty members in STEM disciplines establish a lifetime of leadership in their respective fields. The National Science...

Thu, 03/05/2020 — Women’s advancement in most science disciplines has risen during this century, but that has not proven true for the field of economics. Donna Ginther, the Dean’s Professor of Economics at the University of Kansas, has taken on that career...

Thu, 03/05/2020 — Two alumni have established a new scholarship to honor a former University of Kansas School of Engineering professor who died in 2014. Brian and Helen Burke recently gave a gift to establish the memorial scholarship fund in architectural...

Thu, 03/05/2020 — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced today that she will end her presidential campaign, becoming the last woman to exit the race. Warren’s departure brings to an end an election season that originally saw a record number of women seeking the...

Wed, 03/04/2020 — Ibram Kendi, a New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international relations, and the founding director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate...

Wed, 03/04/2020 — Some children in the U.S. grow up under severe disadvantage in terms of the amount and quality of language they are exposed to in their earliest years. Researchers have documented that some children are exposed to roughly 30 million fewer words...

Wed, 03/04/2020 —  Individuals with disabilities or who identify as LGBTQ+ often encounter difficulties in navigating the American health care system. A new study from the University of Kansas has found that people with autism spectrum disorder who identify as...

Tue, 03/03/2020 — A vice provost at the University of Idaho is the final candidate who will take part in on-campus interviews for the vice provost of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. Cher Hendricks will make a public presentation from 4 to 5 p.m.

Tue, 03/03/2020 — David Slusky, University of Kansas associate professor of economics, will give the annual Seaver Lecture at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Hall Center for the Humanities.   Slusky will present “What to Expect When You’re...

Tue, 03/03/2020 — Even though two of the last three U.S. presidents were elected without earning the popular vote, the Electoral College still remains the method used for selecting the national leader. But a new book titled “The Twenty-Eighth Amendment? Beyond...

Mon, 03/02/2020 —  The history of education is a complex topic even when it is focused on just one country. A University of Kansas researcher has co-edited the first-ever international handbook of the history of education, documenting not only the major...

Mon, 03/02/2020 — The University of Kansas Lawrence campus will conduct an all-systems test of its emergency alert systems at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. The emergency tests coincide with the National Weather Service’s 2020 Severe Weather Awareness Week from...


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