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Tue, 04/07/2020 — Thirty years ago, authors in the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare published an article that formalized and named a burgeoning movement in social work: Focusing on people’s strengths to help them solve problems. Now, KU authors...

Mon, 04/06/2020 — Four University of Kansas students received honors during the 17th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka at the end of February. The event brings together top graduate student researchers from Kansas Board of Regents institutions...

Fri, 04/03/2020 — More than fifty senior students from the University of Kansas School of Medicine have asked to graduate early to participate in the Kansas Pandemic Volunteer Health Care Workforce, a program that will deploy them throughout Kansas as part of the...

Thu, 04/02/2020 — Angelica Lang was in the middle of an online exam for a psychology course when she got the email. “I did take a moment to look at the email, and then I started freaking out a little bit,” she said. She rallied, then sat down and finished...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – It took less than a week for the director of the University Kansas Center for Design Research and some of his former students and colleagues to crank out an open-source design for a plastic face shield to help protect health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few days, it has been freely downloaded around the world more than 4,500 times. And 10,000 of the shields already produced locally will soon be available to caregivers in The University of Kansas Health System. What’s more, almost anyone, anywhere with a computer-aided router and a common type of plastic sheeting can rapidly produce more of them. This week, Greg Thomas, a

Wed, 04/01/2020 — For many people, especially those who are not wealthy, their home is their most valuable asset. But what happens when a person sells this asset? Are they taxed? If so, how much? A University of Kansas study found that municipal real estate...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — Jerry Crawford, University of Kansas associate professor of journalism, is the recipient of the 2020 Gretchen and Gene Budig Teaching Professorship. The Budig Professorship Award recognizes outstanding faculty instruction, and recipients are...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability is accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Sustainability Leadership Awards. These awards recognize students, faculty, staff, programs and projects that have made important contributions to...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — LAWRENCE – In some of the world’s biggest cities, in the world’s most populous nation, a significant segment of Chinese youths today constitutes an “ant tribe” of powerless, rootless workers, primed for exploitation by the global system of neoliberal capitalism. “Tiny Times” is the most popular Chinese youth-culture brand today, starting as a book trilogy by a young author and turning into a series of blockbuster movies, TV shows, comic books and video games. This dialectic between big and small is one of the themes running throughout a new book by University of Kansas researcher Hui “Faye” Xiao, “Youth Economy, Crisis and Reinvention in Twenty-First Century

Tue, 03/31/2020 — For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 122 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2020 Transfer...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — Who could have foreseen the tragic consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic that threatens to overwhelm America’s hospital system, and in particular, emergency departments? A lot of folks, including Frank Zilm, University of Kansas...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, native health care or the...

Mon, 03/30/2020 — In the midst of a global pandemic, a lot of people rightly will be reluctant to offer food from their plate to another person, or accept such an offer due to the fear of contamination. But for people with “attachment avoidance,” a...

Mon, 03/30/2020 — Two University of Kansas School of Law students were finalists at the 2020 Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) last month in New York. The team of third-year law students Hannah Lustman, of St. Louis, and...

Mon, 03/30/2020 — President Donald Trump has repeatedly called COVID-19 the “Chinese virus,” despite accusations of bigotry and inaccuracy that accompany the term. “The use of ‘Chinese virus’ by the current administration should be read in the context...

Thu, 03/26/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will provide free, online, educational programs and content while it remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will include new features as well...

Thu, 03/26/2020 —  Researchers at the University of Kansas and CAST, a nonprofit and founders of the universal design for learning framework, have won a grant to improve a tool that has proven effective at helping students, especially those with disabilities,...

Wed, 03/25/2020 — As the novel COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life and business around the globe, countless industries are struggling to adjust how they operate in unprecedented circumstances. The media industry finds itself in a similar situation of...

Wed, 03/25/2020 — FDR and democratic socialism. Immigration and the human rights of people forced to flee across borders and oceans. What makes a heart-wrenching photo go viral. The issues that inspired and, in turn, are raised by the new album “Freedom from...

Tue, 03/24/2020 — LAWRENCE – Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Kansas, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (NAEd). The academy consists of U.S. members and international associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education. “It is a great honor to be elected into the National Academy of Education,” Zhao said. “I am proud to be a faculty member at KU, and I am grateful for all the support I have received from the leadership team and my colleagues.” Zhao previously served as the presidential chair and director of the


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