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Mon, 02/24/2020 — While the University of Kansas men's basketball team was defeating Baylor to return to No. 1 in the national rankings, KU Debate was busy winning at the National Debate Tournament district qualifying event in Edmond, Oklahoma. KU Debate has...

Mon, 02/24/2020 — The 39th class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors were recently recognized at a banquet at the University of Kansas. Perry Alexander, keynote speaker and AT&T Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer...

Mon, 02/24/2020 — Research shows that a wide array of sexual behaviors takes place at nursing homes, even if the common assumption is that residents are not sexually active. A University of Kansas professor has won a grant to determine what policies, practices...

Fri, 02/21/2020 —  President Donald Trump will visit India on Feb. 24 and 25 and will discuss trade with President Narendra Modi. The two sides are not expected to reach a trade deal, however, despite diplomats from both nations engaging in talks before the visit.

Fri, 02/21/2020 —   LAWRENCE – Eric Rath won’t forget the time he tried an oversized candy sucker when he was a child. “I remember popping it in in my mouth and feeling it totally overwhelm me with its sour flavor. But there was a hint of sweetness,” said Rath, a professor of history at the University of Kansas. “Take that hint of sweetness away, and you have funazushi.” That’s how he describes the taste of this legendary delicacy with origins dating to the 8th century. His quest to eat it is documented in “Some Tasting Notes on Year-Old Sushi: Funazushi, Japan’s Most Ancient and Potentially Its Most Up-to-Date Sushi.” The article appears in the current issue of Gastronomica: The

Fri, 02/21/2020 — For 24 hours on Feb. 20, the gifts poured in to support the University of Kansas — 3,239 gifts totaling $1,771,135, records for both the number of gifts and total amount raised in one day. The gifts came in during the third annual One Day....

Fri, 02/21/2020 —  Kansas fire and rescue personnel are rolling out a safe and comprehensive, real-world confined space training program through a $35,000 grant from ONE Gas Foundation. The donation has allowed the Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute...

Fri, 02/21/2020 — An associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences at Georgia State University is the first of four candidates who will take part in on-campus interviews for the vice provost of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas. KU alumnus...

Thu, 02/20/2020 — Rock cuttings recovered from boreholes and wells drilled as deep as 6,000 feet beneath the surface are preserved in Wichita at the recently expanded and renamed Kansas Geologic Sample Repository, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas....

Thu, 02/20/2020 — LAWRENCE – “As You Like It” is one of Shakespeare’s pastoral comedies, set in the mythical forest of Arden. But when Mechele Leon, University of Kansas professor of theatre, conceived this year’s production, she was inspired by a much darker story: the Bielski brothers’ band of Jewish partisans, who hid out for years in the woods of Eastern Europe to escape and resist the Holocaust. For the past couple of years, Leon, who traces her family history to the Spanish Inquisition, has been exploring her Jewish roots in places like Berlin and Malaga, Spain. And that, she said, brought up associations among the Bard, fascist Europe of the 1930s and today. “I've set it in

Thu, 02/20/2020 —  Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Feb 14. Jennifer Richner of the Edwardsville Police Department was the graduating class president, and Sheriff Andrew Dedeke from...

Wed, 02/19/2020 — More than 2,000 elementary and middle school students are expected at the University of Kansas School of Engineering complex later this month for Engineering Expo, a two-day event designed to allow young minds to explore STEM disciplines. The...

Wed, 02/19/2020 — LAWRENCE – After 25 years leading the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas, Leonard “Kris” Krishtalka is retiring as director at the end of this year. An internationally distinguished paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, Krishtalka’s research has taken him around the world. But he has devoted the last quarter-century to advancing the institute’s mission of revolutionizing the study of life on our planet for the future of the environment and human well-being. “The Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum have made KU a global leader in biodiversity science and education, and we did so during severe budgetary

Wed, 02/19/2020 — Thirteen University of Kansas graduate students are putting their potentially world-changing research efforts on public display. Legislators and the public are invited to learn about the influence of research underway at KU during the 17th...

Wed, 02/19/2020 — An anonymous donor has committed $900,000 to endow the directorship for the Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum at the University of Kansas. The donor has contributed $300,000 to establish the fund through KU Endowment and has...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the second session of the 2019-2020 Strategies Event Series on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Edwards Campus in Overland Park.  The second session of the series, “Getting Political:

Tue, 02/18/2020 — This spring, 50 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — The search committee for the next vice provost of undergraduate studies at the University of Kansas has invited four candidates to take part in campus visits. Members of the KU community are invited to attend public presentations during each...

Tue, 02/18/2020 —  A popular and respected intervention for young people with autism may not necessarily result in the benefits often claimed, especially in improving communication skills, researchers at the University of Kansas have found. While pivotal response...

Tue, 02/18/2020 — A University of Kansas professor will relate some of the highlights and the challenges of pursuing the smallest bits of the universe. Alice Bean, University Distinguished Professor of Physics, will deliver her inaugural distinguished professor...


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