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Thu, 04/13/2017 — LAWRENCE – Sarah Deer holds many titles, including MacArthur “genius” Fellow, law professor, victims’ advocate and Jayhawk alumna. She’ll soon add a new one: University of Kansas professor. Starting in fall 2017, Deer will join the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and the School of Public Affairs & Administration in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences as a professor. She is known nationally for her scholarship and advocacy regarding sexual violence targeting Native women. “Sarah Deer is an exceptional scholar who brings an abundance of knowledge and experience in a critical area of research. I am thrilled she has chosen to return to

Thu, 04/13/2017 — The U.S. military on Thursday dropped one of the largest non-nuclear bombs in its arsenal, targeting Islamic State caves in Afghanistan. A University of Kansas researcher who studies terrorism and extremist groups said while the tactic could be...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — Taylor Zabel’s biology lab on Tuesday was going normally until Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little showed up with balloons and a congratulatory certificate. She was there to notify Zabel, a University of Kansas junior from Smith Center studying...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — The heart-wrenching narratives and testimony of Mexican cotton farmers are the subjects of a lecture by renowned Mexican author, poet and scholar Cristina Rivera Garza. The University of Kansas Department of Spanish & Portuguese will welcome...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — James Guthrie, interim dean at the University of Kansas School of Business, will make a public presentation Friday, April 14, as a candidate for dean for the school. He is the first of three candidates for the position who will make public...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — Traditionally, scholarship on Hinduism has been limited by a common view that prayer refers primarily to spontaneous outpourings of the heart. However, a University of Kansas researcher has examined a collection of literary hymns from...

Wed, 04/12/2017 —  Findings offered by a University of Kansas researcher, identified as one of 20 ‘Must See Presenters’ at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in early April, suggest a possible therapeutic intervention for “chemobrain,”...

Wed, 04/12/2017 —  The University of Kansas is part of a grant project to build innovative new models for teaching science and delivering new assessments that incorporate learning goals of new science standards. The project will be designed specifically for...

Wed, 04/12/2017 — Three humanities faculty members and two graduate students were awarded travel grants by the Hall Center for the Humanities to aid in their research. The Hall Center provides financial support to researchers who require domestic or international...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — Patents have long been used by inventors to protect their creations, but for just as long it has been exceedingly difficult to accurately determine the value of patents. Even today, to value a patent in a rigorous manner is expensive, requires...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — It’s easy to see why Abel Chikanda, assistant professor of African & African-American studies and geography, would be interested in studying diasporas and their effects on the lands from which indigenous people have scattered. Growing up...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — The University of Kansas Department of Design’s annual KU Design Camp will offer high school students the opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a design student at KU. The camp runs from June 11-17 on the Lawrence campus. “Our...

Tue, 04/11/2017 —  “Come Together” to support Kansas Audio-Reader at a concert Friday, April 14, at Liberty Hall. The “All You Need is Love” Music of the Beatles benefit concert will feature a local group of all-star Kansas City and Lawrence area...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — For several years, businesses have invested in formal training and development programs to ensure their employees had the proper knowledge, skills and experience to adequately perform their jobs and perhaps future career opportunities. While...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — Research relating to cancer, developmental genetics, microbiology, behavior in model organisms, enzymes and proteins, soils and Native American communities will be among student research presented at the 17th annual University of Kansas-Haskell...

Tue, 04/11/2017 — Michelle Mohr Carney, professor and director of the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, will make a public presentation Thursday, April 13, as a candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of...

Mon, 04/10/2017 — A video posted on Facebook Sunday of a man being pulled from an overbooked United Airlines flight from Chicago to Louisville has generated considerable negative response in the media. United's terse statement about the incident in the hours...

Mon, 04/10/2017 — Marie Brown, assistant professor of history, has won the 2017 Vice Chancellor for Research Book Publication Award for her upcoming work "Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan," to be published by Stanford University Press.

Mon, 04/10/2017 — Is there a document more taken for granted than a planning and zoning staff report? Obviously, they're important as local government planners, elected officials and citizens daily rely on them to make decisions about the future of their...

Mon, 04/10/2017 — The crowdfunded effort to recover ephemera, reveal untold stories of 20th century Spanish immigration and connect immigrant communities are some topics to be explored at the 2017 George and Eleanor Woodyard Lecture. James Fernández, professor...


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