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Mon, 07/01/2019 — Paul Mirecki found himself in the middle of an Indiana Jones-style quest involving looted antiquities. It began with half of a Torah scroll (a handwritten copy of the holiest book in Judaism) dated to about 1750. Mirecki, associate professor of...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — A family struggles to find common ground following the Pulse nightclub shooting in “Chasing Gods,” a new play by Paris Crayton III, who is in residence at the University of Kansas this summer. As this work develops, the cast members – a...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — High school teachers from across Kansas are gathered at the University of Kansas for six weeks this summer to participate in research and learn skills they’ll take back to their classrooms this fall. The School of Engineering’s Center for...

Thu, 06/27/2019 —  The Supreme Court announced Thursday a ruling that prevents the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, at least temporarily. In a partially unanimous ruling, with splits among justices in various sections of...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — More than 5,700 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2019 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — Kansas Audio-Reader was recently honored with six awards in excellence at the 2019 International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS). This year’s conference, held in Phoenix, recognized Audio-Reader in six categories: Program...

Wed, 06/26/2019 — Growing up in Liberia during that country’s brutal 14-year civil war, Benedictus Freeman and his family fled into the rainforest, where they survived for years eating bush meat and foraging. The rainforest provided Freeman sustenance and...

Wed, 06/26/2019 — The University of Kansas Office of Research has announced that Sara Baer has accepted the position of director of the Kansas Biological Survey, a KU designated research center with dual status as a state agency. Baer has been professor and chair...

Tue, 06/25/2019 —  On June 28, 1969, a police raid at the Stonewall Inn prompted members of New York City’s gay community to engage in violent demonstrations that became known as the Stonewall Riots. This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the momentous...

Tue, 06/25/2019 — For more than a century, it was culturally unacceptable for women to join men in the front lines of combat in the U.S. military. Even though the policy banning women from combat roles has been rescinded, their integration into the front line and...

Mon, 06/24/2019 — Americans are hooked on the Netflix series “When They See Us,” which reconstructs the true story of five Harlem teens falsely accused of a brutal crime. But a new study suggests entertainment programs about cases of wrongful conviction...

Mon, 06/24/2019 — LAWRENCE – Stop the presses! Start tweeting! There is breaking news from the 15th century! A University of Kansas scholar has just identified one of the most important British authors between Chaucer and Shakespeare, Thomas Hoccleve, as the man who wrote a book held in the British national library collection for centuries. Described in a new article in the Review of English Studies, using handwriting analysis, Associate Professor of English Misty Schieberle identifies Hoccleve as the scribe responsible for a volume known as “British Library MS Harley 219.” It is a collection of selected literary works in English, French and Latin, with Hoccleve’s annotations and

Mon, 06/24/2019 — After weeks of heavy rain, Kansas Audio-Reader lucked out with beautiful spring weather for the 10th Annual Golf Classic, one of the organization's key fundraisers. It was the most successful tournament yet, grossing more than $33,000. Erin...

Fri, 06/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – Tattoo art icon Don Ed Hardy has come full circle more than once. He’s gone from student of East Asian art history to commercial juggernaut and back to fine art. And even within the fashion world, he’s had a recent comeback after his early 2000s success led to overexposure and backlash. As a friend of nearly 40 years, University of Kansas researcher Sherry Fowler was there for much of it. That’s partly why she, along with her husband, Dale Slusser, was asked to contribute an essay for the catalog that accompanies the forthcoming Hardy exhibition at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. “Ed Hardy: Deeper Than Skin” (July 13-Oct. 6) is the first museum

Thu, 06/20/2019 — New research from the University of Kansas shows machine learning is capable of identifying insects that spread the incurable disease called Chagas with high precision, based on ordinary digital photos. The idea is to give public health...

Wed, 06/19/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business has established industry partnerships with 15 insurance companies for its newest certificate program. The companies have committed $660,000 in total to date to support the Jack Lockton Certificate in...

Tue, 06/18/2019 — The public is invited to the summer semiannual tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 21. The tour is scheduled for evening on the summer solstice. The garden, situated just east of the...

Tue, 06/18/2019 —  A University of Kansas law professor has played a key role in recent efforts to clarify U.S. law governing international arbitration. Christopher Drahozal, the John M. Rounds Professor of Law at KU, served as an associate reporter for the...

Mon, 06/17/2019 — LAWRENCE – Growing up on a farm and carrying on a family tradition is one thing. Taking on the trials of farming from scratch? That’s quite another. The environmental and societal concerns that drive some 21st-century farm families away from cities and even divide them from their conventional-farming neighbors are the focus of the new book “New Farmers 2014/2018” (P&T Committee, 2019) created by a cross-disciplinary team of University of Kansas scholars. The project had its genesis when Paul Stock, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program, met Bryon Darby, former KU assistant professor of photo media and now a

Fri, 06/14/2019 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, which come with $1,000 scholarships as recipients work on mentored research and creative projects. “Every day across campus, KU undergraduates work with...


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