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Mon, 02/03/2020 — LAWRENCE – As we run around the world, posting selfies, counting our steps and checking in on our smartphones, we’re leaving digital traces of our activities. And a new book by a University of Kansas professor argues that all this digital placemaking is actually changing the city – "replace-ing" it, in her coinage. Germaine Halegoua, associate professor of film & media studies at the University of Kansas, has just published “The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place” (New York University Press, 2020). But it’s not all hearts, flowers and likes. Halegoua casts a critical eye on the “smart city” movement, arguing that urban planners are

Mon, 02/03/2020 — Companies often argue that requiring more information disclosures from public companies could overload investors. Those concerns are overblown, an analysis of comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission by a University of Kansas law...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — Engineers from the University of Kansas School of Engineering and the Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS) right now are flying a specially equipped Cessna 172 over the Black Hills of South Dakota. It’s a new effort to use...

Mon, 02/03/2020 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced the Spring 2020 Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series lineup.   The Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series was established in 1984 through the generosity of the Hallmark...

Fri, 01/31/2020 — It is often overlooked that while women marched, protested and fight for their suffrage, organized female anti-suffrage groups actively sought to halt the advancement of their own rights. These female anti-suffragists are the focus of Teri...

Fri, 01/31/2020 — Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 24. Reno County Sheriff Darrian Campbell was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers...

Fri, 01/31/2020 — You’d be on solid ground calling Jerry deNoyelles a champion for the environment, particularly for clean water in Kansas. Over 45 years of research, teaching and work with state agencies, he was among the first to draw serious attention to the...

Thu, 01/30/2020 — The University of Kansas has announced participants selected for the 2020 Mentoring Circles for Disability Inclusion (MCDI) program. The MCDI program seeks to strengthen the university by broadening participants’ perspectives on disability...

Thu, 01/30/2020 — A new center for excellence at the University of Kansas School of Law aims to foster diversity within the law school community. The Dru Mort Sampson Center for Diversity and Inclusion, launched in late fall 2019, will encourage community...

Thu, 01/30/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Law’s Legal Aid Clinic and the Douglas County District Attorney's Office are hosting the fourth annual Clean Slate Expungement Clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7. The free clinic will be held at the...

Wed, 01/29/2020 — Mad scientists, crawling hands and disembodied heads take over the next Cinema a Go-Go, hosted by Kansas Public Radio, Feb. 7 at Liberty Hall. The first film of the double feature, “The Crawling Hand” (1963) is a memorably awful science...

Wed, 01/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Allan Pasco has taught French at the University of Kansas for more than 30 years, and he has learned that the short story is ever more relevant to today’s time-crunched students – and to their professors. Thus, the title of Pasco’s 11th book is “The Nineteenth-Century French Short Story: Masterpieces in Miniature,” part of a series from publisher Routledge on 19th-century lit. It is intended mainly for Pasco’s colleagues in academe. He urges them to make use of the short story’s compact nature to impress upon their students concepts such as “metaphoric detail, image and sequential structures, allusions, frames, cycles and open conclusions.” Pasco, who

Tue, 01/28/2020 —  LGBTQ individuals have been shown to have higher rates of alcohol and substance use problems than heterosexual or cisgender individuals. Twelve-step programs are the dominant model of addressing those concerns, yet very little data exist on how...

Tue, 01/28/2020 — Abortion remains among the most polarizing topics in America. Despite the perceived notion of legality, actual access has become increasingly restrictive due to shadowy and deceptive control mechanisms, according to a new research...

Tue, 01/28/2020 — Red Hot Research returns this spring with six events for University of Kansas researchers. Red Hot Research is a regular Friday event, built of five short presentations from across the university to open the door for new ways of understanding...

Tue, 01/28/2020 — There are few things that David Hosch loves more than getting in his kayak and getting out on the water. But getting his kayak to the water hasn’t always been easy for the 36-year-old Olathe resident. Hosch uses a wheelchair, the result of an...

Mon, 01/27/2020 — The University of Kansas community is invited to a series of brown bag lunches to discuss the 2020 Kansas legislative session. The lunches will be hosted by Kelly Whitten, director of state relations for the University of Kansas. Each lunch...

Mon, 01/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – Playwright Darren Canady shocks audiences by opening his new two-act drama, “Reparations,” with a scene of a lynching. But he leavens that tragedy with later scenes of the love and dedication that sustained African Americans through centuries of trial, even offering an Afro-Futuristic vision of hope. Seattle’s Sound Theatre Company opened “Reparations” Jan. 8 at the city’s Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. It runs through Feb. 2. An associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Kansas, Canady leans into challenging subject matter like “Black Butterflies,” his 2017 critique of the school-to-prison pipeline ensnaring

Mon, 01/27/2020 — The craft of musical composition and the art of performance will blend for the annual Shutz Lecture at the University of Kansas. Julia Broxholm, professor of voice, will discuss a challenging work by French composer Gabriel Fauré and then...

Fri, 01/24/2020 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in the Haricombe Gallery this February. “Rightfully Yours: KU Campus and Community Scholars Consider U.S. Voting Rights” is developed in conjunction with KU’s centennial...


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