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Wed, 07/31/2019 — Foster Care Technologies awarded contract for state of Maine LAWRENCE – A matching system powered by University of Kansas research has improved outcomes for thousands of children in foster care across the United States. Now the technology will help children in Maine find their forever homes through a partnership with the statewide adoption program. The online tool is called ECAP (Every Child a Priority), and it empowers social workers to determine the most compatible placements for children based on their needs and the characteristics of available foster families. The company behind ECAP – Lawrence-based Foster Care Technologies – won a contract with Spurwink, a

Wed, 07/31/2019 — Sustainability. Locally sourced. Farm-to-table. These are familiar concepts to Americans who are hoping to improve their eating habits. But the term that indigenous food activists are also adopting is “food sovereignty,” which refers to...

Wed, 07/31/2019 — The University of Kansas has announced the April and May Employees of the Month. They are as follows: APRIL Name: Nick Carswell Title: Radio program coordinator, Kansas Audio-Reader Nick Carswell is responsible for is responsible for the...

Wed, 07/31/2019 — A paper appearing today in a special edition of the Journal of Abnormal Psychology questions much of the statistical evidence underpinning therapies designated as “Empirically Supported Treatments,” or ESTs, by Division 12 of the American...

Tue, 07/30/2019 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the winners of the 2019 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. One award for fiction and one for nonfiction is given each competition cycle. The winners will receive their awards and deliver brief...

Tue, 07/30/2019 — A University of Kansas aerospace engineer has earned the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for young faculty to design, build and fly a radar suite and integrate it on a helicopter-based unmanned aerial system (UAS) to...

Mon, 07/29/2019 —  Politics have been known to put adults to sleep, but political engagement could be part of children’s bedtime stories as well. Lessons about the importance of politics could be part of their early education. A new University of Kansas study...

Mon, 07/29/2019 — LAWRENCE – Humanities Kansas recently awarded $5,000 to the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas in support of “Haunting Humanities: Disciplines in the Dark,” a free event featuring immersive presentations featuring haunting stories and legends. “Haunting Humanities,” a science fair for the humanities with a Halloween twist, ensures that people of all ages can explore the insights that the study of history, literature, language and culture can bring to everyday life. The event will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 23 at Abe & Jake's Landing, 800 E. Sixth St. This will be the second time “Haunting Humanities” has brought its unique

Fri, 07/26/2019 — Fifty-five new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 19. Mike Rounds, University of Kansas vice provost for operations, was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity...

Thu, 07/25/2019 — When Jude Kastens was developing a new floodplain mapping model more than a decade ago as part of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Kansas, he aimed to address a critical information gap that often hindered officials during major...

Thu, 07/25/2019 — Each summer, undergraduate students from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty.  Ninety-five of these students will present their research Friday, July 26, at the KU Summer...

Wed, 07/24/2019 —  In a recent article for The Daily Beast titled “Trump may not be coming for the Jews, but the next Trump will,” Samuel Hayim Brody said, “Anti-Semitism is not just bigotry, or dislike of individual Jews or of Judaism as a religion. It is...

Tue, 07/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – Composer Ingrid Stölzel is nothing if not game for anything. Write something for a group of baroque musicians, who play in a style and on instruments from 400 years ago, even though she’d never done it before? Sure. Imbue that piece with an emotional connection to the most important female composer of that era? Stölzel has given it her all. The Kansas City Baroque Consortium commissioned the piece from the University of Kansas assistant professor of music composition and will premiere it Aug. 23 as the finale of a summer season of concerts titled “Women of Note: The Woman’s Voice as Composer, Patron, and Performer in the Baroque Era.” Even though she

Tue, 07/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Kansas has announced the winners of its Choreographic Fellowship for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 academic years. Upcoming fellows are Rebecca Bryant, co-founder of PMPD and professor of dance at California State University, Long Beach; Nejla Yatkin, award-winning and internationally acclaimed choreographer and dancer; Gabrielle Lamb, founder and director of Pigeonwing Dance and award-winning choreographer; and Michael Waldrop, choreographer and instructor at the Joffrey Ballet School and Peridance Capezio Center. The Choreographic Fellowship is supported by the Janet Hamburg and the John M. &

Tue, 07/23/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries are pleased to announce that Greta Valentine, data and research analyst, was selected for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL), which began in June 2019.  IRDL is a highly competitive...

Tue, 07/23/2019 — Candan Tamerler, Wesley G. Cramer Professor in Mechanical Engineering, has been named as the associate dean for research (ADR) for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The ADR’s primary responsibility is to promote the highest...

Tue, 07/23/2019 —  As American policymakers and health care providers try multiple approaches to reduce the number of deaths related to the opioid epidemic, treatment facilities are commonly recommended. But there's a major obstacle: Many facilities that serve...

Mon, 07/22/2019 — On July 30 and 31, the second of 12 Democratic primary debates are scheduled for the 2020 presidential election. The field will feature 20 candidates, with 10 participating each night at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will...

Thu, 07/18/2019 — observant, perceptive and powerful.  Susan Klusmeier, interim vice provost for undergraduate studies, will give opening remarks, and Jennifer Ng, interim vice provost for diversity & equity and associate professor of educational ...

Thu, 07/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will host a Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) for approximately 235 American Fulbrighters from July 21-26. The PDO is for Fulbright U.S. student researchers and English teaching assistants as well as Fulbright U.S. scholars, who will spend up to a year in countries throughout Europe and Eurasia. During the PDO, participants will gain practical information about living and working in a new country, network with other grantees and develop skills related to research and teaching. KU International Affairs (KUIA) and the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) were selected to coordinate the event. From July 21-


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