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Tue, 11/17/2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered large sections of society, people have turned to livestreaming for everything from performing music to education and court hearings. But streaming has been around for years, as have persistent questions...

Tue, 11/17/2020 — The 2019-2020 academic year was record-setting on two important fronts for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The school achieved all-time highs in the number of doctorates and bachelor’s degrees awarded in the past academic year,...

Tue, 11/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – There are characters and then there are characters in the works of William Shakespeare. In his new book, “Shakespeare Through Letters,” David Bergeron draws links between the two types of characters, using letters that are read aloud or at least mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays to give insight into such dramatis personae as Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Hamlet and Macbeth. The professor emeritus of English wrote: “Shakespeare and his contemporaries use the word ‘character’ to refer to one’s handwriting ... Eventually we come to understand the word ‘character’ to mean the whole personality, not just handwriting. But character as handwriting, especially as

Mon, 11/16/2020 — Climate change is an emotionally charged topic that can stir political arguments and inspire people to take action. How people talk about it, especially news media and organizations dedicated to combating the issue, can influence how people...

Mon, 11/16/2020 — LAWRENCE – In the case of Stephen T. Johnson’s new children’s book, “Music Is ...” (Simon & Schuster), form preceded function. The idea for accordion-style pages was the crucial catalyst for Johnson’s thinking, according to the Caldecott Medal-winning lecturer in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design. “There was another book idea that I worked on for years, and it was always in an accordion format,” Johnson said. “And through numerous permutations, my editor eventually said, ‘Your text and ideas sound more like a music book.’ What should a music book look like for young readers? And what does it need to say?” “Music transcends borders,

Mon, 11/16/2020 — LAWRENCE – With a series of virtual events, the University of Kansas Lawrence campus will celebrate International Education Week from Nov. 16 to 20. An annual initiative between the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week promotes programs that prepare those in the U.S. for a global world and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States. This year’s International Education Week is of particular importance as it will mark KU’s participation in the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory. The university’s lab steering committee will meet for

Mon, 11/16/2020 —  Human trafficking elicits stereotypical images of captive women subjugated by their oppressors. Because of that, it’s often more difficult to recognize all victims of trafficking when they don’t fit in with such entrenched...

Fri, 11/13/2020 — The University of Kansas is one of 10 colleges and universities participating in the 18th cohort of the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Laboratory, which provides customized guidance and insight to help colleges and...

Thu, 11/12/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer will be a guest at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 on the institute’s YouTube channel. “We are extremely excited to welcome...

Wed, 11/11/2020 — A senior at the University of Kansas has advanced in the competition for prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom. Laura Phillips, of Perry, is a finalist for both the Rhodes Scholarship and the Marshall Scholarship. She is...

Tue, 11/10/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Law is the No. 19 Best Value Law School in the country, according to National Jurist magazine.

Tue, 11/10/2020 — Cities across the country have sought ways to improve neighborhood safety and in recent years have pointed to demolishing abandoned housing as a way to achieve the goal. While millions of dollars have been spent on the efforts, a recent...

Mon, 11/09/2020 — Abortions have decreased significantly this year, due largely to pandemic-related factors. But other veiled influences stemming from state-related policies have affected this number in surprising ways. “We found that foot traffic to abortion...

Mon, 11/09/2020 — For a geoscientist, the benefits of performing fieldwork are countless. Researching in nature gives geoscientists firsthand contact with the earth’s raw materials and a chance to test ideas and develop theories — as well as to make new...

Fri, 11/06/2020 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas professor of mathematics, has been named to the 2021 Class of Fellows for the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) for her support and encouragement of women and girls in mathematics and...

Fri, 11/06/2020 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association will host its first-ever virtual fundraising event, Jayhawks Flock Together, on Nov. 19. The event is presented in partnership with Dimensional Innovations, Helix Architecture + Design and McCownGordon...

Thu, 11/05/2020 — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas has announced dates for the 2020-2021 Strategies Event Series, which will include three virtual and interactive professional development lectures via Zoom. The first...

Wed, 11/04/2020 — Morgan Farnworth, doctoral student in public affairs & administration at the University of Kansas, has been selected to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership programs. These programs connect changemakers...

Wed, 11/04/2020 — The 29th annual Waggoner Research Colloquium will include scholars from the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center to discuss health care issues facing minority and international communities. “Confronting Health Challenges in the...

Tue, 11/03/2020 — Daniel Tapia Takaki, associate professor of physics & astronomy at the University of Kansas, has created a new research team at KU to exploit the unique opportunities to research physics at high energies available at the ALICE experiment at...


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