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Tue, 05/21/2019 — A unique collaboration between the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) and Johnson County Community College (JCCC) will create one of the few bachelor’s degree programs in the United States and the only one located in the Kansas City...

Mon, 05/20/2019 — LAWRENCE – Would-be filmmakers in Latin America face enormous odds compared to Europeans, much less North Americans. But democratization in technology and regional politics frees today’s Latin American filmmakers to tell more intensely personal stories that are finding receptive audiences globally. Those are among the conclusions drawn by Tamara Falicov, professor of film & media studies, in her new book, “Latin American Film Industries” (British Film Institute, 2019). It’s the latest in a series of books on international film and television industries published by BFI. Its purview spans from the dawn of Latin American cinema in early 20th century Mexico to

Fri, 05/17/2019 — Fifty-nine new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on May 10. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the...

Thu, 05/16/2019 — A Kansas Repertory Theatre collaboration with a New York City theatre company will allow a new play to be shaped by local audiences before debuting off-Broadway. Kansas Repertory Theatre will stage a production of “Chasing Gods” by Paris...

Thu, 05/16/2019 — The idea of bringing creepy-crawly insects into your home and setting them out on the coffee table could make most people bug out. But, here’s an exception. A richly illustrated book on insects by a University of Kansas entomologist,...

Thu, 05/16/2019 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture & Design’s Studio 804 will be showcasing their latest design-build project during an open house Saturday, May 18. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 1501 and 1503 Oak Hill Avenue sites in Lawrence. Led by Professor Dan Rockhill, Studio 804 is a pioneering capstone program in which masters-level students spend the nine-month academic year designing, then constructing, a building from concept to completion. The open house will be the culmination of a process beginning in August in which students completed all aspects of design, planning and construction of two affordable, modern

Thu, 05/16/2019 —  Spirituality and religion are central facets in the lives of millions, yet when people are dealing with problems or difficult times in life, social workers are not always versed in how those aspects can help guide their recovery. Edward Canda,...

Thu, 05/16/2019 — The University of Kansas recently recognized two individuals as Employees of the Year and presented the Team of the Year Award. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod and Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez also helped honor...

Wed, 05/15/2019 — For the second consecutive year, the University of Kansas Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics will host “Hawks & Highways” events in communities throughout Kansas, part of a multiyear effort guided by Chancellor Douglas A. Girod to...

Tue, 05/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – For an oboe player, the music of the Baroque Period is a logical place to begin recording. That’s what University of Kansas Professor of Music Margaret Marco did with her first solo CD in 2009, “Hidden Gems: Oboe Sonatas of the French Baroque.” In contrast, her new recording, “Still Life,” features Marco and several fellow composer/performer faculty members in a series of new works for solo and chamber ensemble. The recordings were made on campus, too, at Swarthout Recital Hall, Bales Organ Recital Hall and the studios of Kansas Public Radio. Despite critics who praise her tone and command of her instrument (she performs with the Kansas City Chamber

Tue, 05/14/2019 — Carsten Holm, academic adviser in the Undergraduate Advising Center, was named the 2019 University of Kansas Academic Advisor of the Year during an awards ceremony May 6 in the Burge Union. In his role, Holm advises between 300-350 students,...

Tue, 05/14/2019 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas students in the School of Architecture & Design’s Dirt Works Studio will be wrapping up and showing off their redesign and renovation of two classrooms in the Nunemaker Center on Daisy Hill during a ribbon cutting May 15. The Dirt Works Studio – a third-year architecture design-build studio led by Associate Professor Chad Kraus – has brought sunlight into once-dark classrooms and enhanced the openness of common spaces for the University Honors Program. Students completed their design of the new space during the first eight weeks of the fall 2018 semester and spent most of their Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays this spring dedicated

Tue, 05/14/2019 — Martha “Matt” Mueller, a University of Kansas alumna and retired librarian, left an estate gift of more than $1.4 million to support the university’s libraries and to provide scholarships for students with financial need. A self-described...

Mon, 05/13/2019 — University of Kansas junior theatre design major Kayleigh Shaffer has received a First Place National award for Sound Design at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. As a result, she’ll receive a monetary award and a paid trip...

Mon, 05/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – While growing up in the Southeast, Laura Mielke visited the Harpers Ferry historic site with her parents. But it wasn’t until she became a professor of English at the University of Kansas that she began to think more deeply about the abolitionist raider John Brown’s backstory here. The mixed motivations, personal and political, that Brown may have had for the raid on the federal arsenal in what is now West Virginia are broached in one of the plays Mielke writes about in her new book, “Provocative Eloquence: Theater, Violence, and Antislavery Speech in the Antebellum United States” (University of Michigan Press, 2019). The book explores how the

Mon, 05/13/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Jedel Family Foundation has announced the recipients of this year’s Jedel Excellence in Mathematics Education Awards. The winners exemplify innovation, mentorship and service in elementary and secondary mathematics teaching. The teachers have been notified with surprise visits to classrooms, school assemblies and staff gatherings throughout April and May, which were also attended by superintendents, district media, families and friends. “It was an honor to observe these extraordinary mathematics teachers at work,” said Steve Case, director of the KU Center for STEM Learning. “It is our hope that with the leadership of the Jedel Excellence in

Mon, 05/13/2019 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced its Humanities Lecture Series for 2019-2020. Founded in 1947, the Humanities Lecture Series is the oldest continuing series at the University of Kansas. More than 185 eminent scholars from around...

Fri, 05/10/2019 — More than 800 students, faculty, staff, and guests attended KU’s 22nd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 27 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Thu, 05/09/2019 — The names of nearly 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 90 Kansas counties; 45 other states, territories, and Washington, D.C.; and 49 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Thu, 05/09/2019 — Two members of the University of Kansas community were honored at the 22nd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers. The recognition took place at the symposium’s Award...


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