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Mon, 08/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – It was as predictable as hot weather in a Mississippi Delta summer. Once again last month, the shot-up sign marking the spot where the body of civil rights martyr Emmett Till was pulled from the Tallahatchie River was the site of a vandalism controversy. That’s why, in time for the 64th anniversary of his murder on Aug. 28, a group of grassroots campaigners led by a University of Kansas researcher has debuted the Emmett Till Memory Project, a new mobile phone app and related website that cannot be physically vandalized. Dave Tell, professor of communication studies, has been involved with the project since its inception. He is also the author of a new

Fri, 08/09/2019 — Braden Shaw, a University of Kansas junior from Shawnee, has been named one of five winners of the prestigious Jim Murray Memorial Foundation scholarship, a national award for excellence in sports writing at the college level. Shaw, who served...

Fri, 08/09/2019 — The accounting profession comes with plenty of clichés. “The stereotypical accountant often gets humorously portrayed in the media as an introverted, boring, number nerd who sits in a cubicle and has the most fun with an Excel...

Thu, 08/08/2019 — Academics and research at the University of Kansas will benefit from a faster internet connection through a recent upgrade by KanREN, the internet service provider for universities and other public entities in Kansas. KanREN completed a new,...

Wed, 08/07/2019 — This summer, nine students from the University of Sonora, Mexico, participated in the KU-Sonora Summer Research Program in Global Perspectives, an eight-week program designed to provide research opportunities for students and introduce them to...

Tue, 08/06/2019 — Kansas Public Radio’s “Retro Cocktail Hour” will bring Cinema a Go-Go back to the big screen with two cult classics. The event begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at Liberty Hall. “The Abominable Dr. Phibes,” starring Vincent Price, follows Dr....

Tue, 08/06/2019 —  When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal, it was a major victory for generations who fought to achieve equality. However, the decision was far from the end of oppression for the LGBTQ community, especially queer and...

Mon, 08/05/2019 — Politicians pay close attention to the demands of gun owners. They also pay attention to women voters. But little of their focus is aimed at women who are gun owners. Apparently, that is a big oversight by those seeking public office. “I...

Thu, 08/01/2019 — Faculty and staff have an opportunity to connect with new and returning University of Kansas students and their families before the start of the fall semester classes. The Office of Student Affairs is seeking more than 100 volunteers to help...

Wed, 07/31/2019 — Eight faculty members at the University of Kansas are being recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. The eight award recipients will be honored Aug. 22 at the KU Teaching Summit. This year’s winners are as...

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 — 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...

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...

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...


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