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Wed, 04/03/2019 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive an award in recognition of their significant achievements in scholarly or research contributions in their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — A University of Kansas alumnus with an interest in history and experience in the Army Reserve has established a professorship in military history at KU. David Pittaway, of Naples, Florida, created the professorship through a $500,000...

Wed, 04/03/2019 —  Every day in classrooms across the country, teachers are looking for new ways to support and reach their students, especially those who may be struggling or have disabilities. However, it is all too common and easy for teachers to come across...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — Author and MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" recipient Jesmyn Ward will speak at two events this month as part of the University of Kansas Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series. Ward will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 11 at Liberty Hall,...

Wed, 04/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – The university community is invited to attend public presentations by three finalists for director of the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas. The finalists will give public presentations over the next two weeks. The Office of Research, as the administrative home of the Kansas Biological Survey, is overseeing the search process. The finalists are:› Sara Baer, professor and chair, Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University. Baer’s research expertise is in grassland, soil and restoration ecology. She previously served as a conservation technician at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, where she developed an interest in

Tue, 04/02/2019 — The KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park (KUEC) is launching an environmental studies degree for the 2019-20 academic year, giving students who need greater higher education course flexibility a chance to enter this growing field. KU’s Lawrence...

Tue, 04/02/2019 — LAWRENCE – The storefront Dotte Agency was established in 2015 to bring the power of architecture and design to bear on some of the problems, mainly around health, that confront underserved communities in Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. Now the Dotte Agency has taken grant funding from the Health Forward Foundation and others and created a “walking audit” tool that is being used to facilitate communication between citizens and leaders about desired improvements to the built environment. Shannon Criss, University of Kansas associate professor of architecture, said the walking audit tool kit grew out of conversations she and the other agency principals (

Tue, 04/02/2019 — One of the primary arguments of the U.S. anti-abortion movement is that women who have abortions will experience a profound sense of regret, mental anguish, anxiety and all manner of problems stemming from the decision. However, that narrative...

Tue, 04/02/2019 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, Native health care or the...

Tue, 04/02/2019 — KU Recreation Services and community organizations will co-host the second annual Inclusive Recreation Extravaganza from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center. KU Recreation Services is partnering...

Tue, 04/02/2019 — An interdisciplinary symposium examining human trafficking research is coming to the University of Kansas Lawrence campus April 4 and 5. Beyond Discourse: Critical and Empirical Approaches to Human Trafficking is sponsored by the Institute for...

Mon, 04/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – Writer and social activist Langston Hughes lived from 1901 to 1967. The Langston Hughes Society published the semiannual scholarly journal The Langston Hughes Review from 1982 to 2011. So why is it being revived now, under the editorship of Tony Bolden, University of Kansas associate professor of African & African-American studies? “What we want to try to do is project Langston Hughes – his vision – into the 21st century, to engage his views in the here and now, and see how and where those perspectives intersect,” Bolden said. The first new edition of the revived Langston Hughes Review will be published this month by Penn State University Press,

Mon, 04/01/2019 — The 2019 George and Eleanor Woodyard Lecture is taking a look at Spanish Civil War photography. Sebastiaan Faber, professor and chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College, will speak from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — Researchers from the University of Kansas have teamed up with corrections and social service agencies in the state’s most populous county to improve outcomes and make life better for area residents. In a pilot program, the Kansas Institute...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) Vice Chancellor David Cook has announced the appointment of Stuart Day, KU professor of Spanish, as KUEC’s new associate vice chancellor. “I’m incredibly excited,” Cook said. “I’ve had the...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — Native American parents of young children are invited to a workshop Tuesday, April 2, in Mayetta to help foster the health and development of Native American children from local tribal communities. The program is part of a partnership between...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — A study to be published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences offers a scientific first: a detailed snapshot of the terrible moments right after the Chicxulub impact — the most cataclysmic event known to have befallen...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — The University of Kansas will recognize and celebrate graduate students during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 1-5, and throughout the month of April. Graduation Student Appreciation Week highlights the contributions of...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — Five University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2019-2020 academic year. Faculty members Peter Bobkowski,...

Thu, 03/28/2019 —  McClatchy and Google have announced they will partner to launch a new mode of digital news outlets in underserved communities across the country. The newspaper and technology companies said they plan to experiment with pop-up digital...


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