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Mon, 12/14/2020 — An anonymous donation of $300,000 to the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology was inspired by the donor’s niece and her experience as a doctoral student. “I hope the gift will aid others...

Mon, 12/14/2020 — “We’re all in this together” has been a common refrain during the COVID-19 pandemic. It turns out that’s not the case for many LGTBQ youths, as University of Kansas researchers illustrate in a new publication. Megan Paceley, assistant...

Mon, 12/14/2020 — Through the study of languages like French and Arabic and experiences studying abroad in Morocco, France and Taiwan, Lilah Wilder has seen the value of cross-cultural exchanges firsthand. And now, the December 2019 University of Kansas graduate...

Mon, 12/14/2020 — The separation of church and state remains a founding principle of the United States. But that’s rarely the case in most countries. And when it comes to religiously motivated terrorism, the state is sometimes to blame. This is particularly...

Fri, 12/11/2020 —  Nine University of Kansas students were selected as recent recipients of the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, to study or...

Fri, 12/11/2020 — Two students at the University of Kansas are nominees for the Winston Churchill Scholarship, which provides one year of study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.  Myra Dotzel, senior in computer science and mathematics, and...

Thu, 12/10/2020 — The Global Scholars Program has selected 15 University of Kansas sophomores as 2021 Global Scholars. In its 10th year, the Global Scholars program, directed by Megan Greene, associate professor of history, aims to recognize and encourage...

Thu, 12/10/2020 — The fall 2020 photojournalism class in the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications faced a challenge. The pandemic shut down nearly everything that typically would yield good photography: events,...

Wed, 12/09/2020 — Three University of Kansas professors have been named as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This year’s honorees: James Kindscher, professor of anesthesiology at KU Medical Center Joan Sereno,...

Wed, 12/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – Two students in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design were awarded a 2020 Healthcare Environment Award in the student Graduate Project category. Samia Mansour, of San Marcos, California, and Juhyun So, of Overland Park, were both students in the Spring 2020 Health + Wellness Design Capstone Studio, led by Hui Cai, associate professor of architecture.  Their project, “NOLA Behavioral Health Inpatient Facility,” is a proposed 48-bed behavioral health hospital adjacent to the University Medical Center in New Orleans that provides a home base to offer a full range of behavioral health services. The students’ research revealed a high

Wed, 12/09/2020 — Many students read the “Iliad” and “Odyssey,” then discuss the works’ themes as part of class. But it is unlikely teachers suggest Homer’s ideas of homecoming, fate, destiny, rage and glory could be used to revolutionize Earth’s...

Tue, 12/08/2020 — Antarctica, mostly covered in snow and ice, isn’t the first place most people might think to search for vital evidence about the evolution of plants. But Antarctica wasn’t always devoid of greenery. During the late Cretaceous, between 66 to...

Tue, 12/08/2020 — A $120,000 grant from the U.S.-Russia Foundation will support University of Kansas outreach efforts to create a series of academic programs that will expand Russian language and Russian studies opportunities for Kansas high school...

Tue, 12/08/2020 —  The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Dec. 9 in Collins v. Mnuchin, a case arising from the financial crisis of 2008. Alexander Platt, associate professor of law at the University of Kansas, co-wrote an amicus brief for the court and is...

Mon, 12/07/2020 — Microaggressions, which are words or actions linked to stereotypes that can cause offense, have received increased attention in recent years. But a new study from the University of Kansas finds that as the concept gains popularity, people tend...

Mon, 12/07/2020 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association hosted its first-ever virtual fundraising event, Jayhawks Flock Together, on Nov. 19 in support of student and alumni programs and KU’s Campus Cupboard, a food pantry for students, faculty, staff and...

Thu, 12/03/2020 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas scientists are creating a new monthly series of environmental videos for elementary students, made available on Facebook and YouTube for use by teachers and parents. The videos meet K-12 Kansas Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and come in both English and Spanish language versions. The first two videos have been posted, and the third video will be released today, Dec. 3. Subsequent videos will be released on the first Thursday of the month through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. The project is led by research scientist Peggy Schultz, a researcher at the Kansas Biological Survey, which is a KU designated research

Tue, 12/01/2020 — The University of Kansas has announced participants selected for the 2020-2021 Staff Fellows Program, which seeks to strengthen the university by developing leaders at all levels of the institution. The Staff Fellows Program bolsters KU by...

Tue, 12/01/2020 — Third-year University of Kansas law student Ellen Bertels will serve as a 2021 Skadden Fellow. Considered the most prestigious and competitive award for public interest law students, Skadden Fellowships provide two years of funding for lawyers...

Tue, 12/01/2020 — During his first few months in office, President Barack Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, designating the bison as national mammal of the United States. “But it didn’t really do anything,” said Andrew Isenberg, Hall...


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