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Wed, 07/22/2020 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 17 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers were members of the 265th basic training class. The...

Wed, 07/22/2020 — Given the current national climate of apprehension and intolerance, most people probably assume a transgender political candidate is less likely to be elected than a traditional one. But a new study concludes that even in this period of...

Wed, 07/22/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have expanded a project to detect COVID-19 virus in the wastewater systems of local communities across the state. The original project launched...

Tue, 07/21/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has announced the appointment of Kelly Jones as the new associate professor of the practice and director of field education. Prior to this appointment, Jones was the senior associate director for...

Mon, 07/20/2020 — Women who have experienced intimate partner violence are at a higher risk of negative health outcomes such as cervical cancer, sexually transmitted infections, HPV and HIV/AIDS. A University of Kansas researcher is building a body of work...

Mon, 07/20/2020 — The University of Kansas has named Ethan Stubbs II as its Sorority & Fraternity Life director. He begins in the role July 27. “I look forward to joining the KU family and continuing the work of an inclusive sorority and fraternity...

Fri, 07/17/2020 — The University of Kansas will host lifelong disability rights champion and leader Judith Heumann as part of its celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA became law on July 26, 1990. Heumann’s...

Thu, 07/16/2020 — LAWRENCE – The School of Social Welfare has announced the appointment of Kim Warren, associate professor in history, as the new associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion beginning July 1. Warren will be joining the school in an administrative and research capacity.  “Diversity, equity and inclusion are top guiding principles for our school and are central to our mission,” said Michelle Mohr Carney, dean of the social welfare school. “Finding a leader who supports and honors these values was crucial, and we are confident that we have found in Kim an associate dean that will partner with our DEI coordinator and our DEI council to enhance and advance this 

Thu, 07/16/2020 — Just below ground, an ancient and poorly understood relationship plays out between plants and microbes that infuse the soil. Now, with a three-year, $720,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers from the University of Kansas...

Thu, 07/16/2020 — Five University of Kansas visual communication design students have received 2020 American Advertising Federation of Kansas City (AAF-KC) Foundation Scholarships.   According to their website, the AAF-KC Foundation “awards annual...

Thu, 07/16/2020 — A longtime environmental engineering professor at the University of Kansas is being honored with an endowed professorship in his name. The friends and family of Ross McKinney, who developed and directed the university’s environmental...

Wed, 07/15/2020 — While serving for six years in the U.S. Army, Michael Hill trained at Fort Benning and Fort Gordon in Georgia and Fort Polk in Louisiana. “For all that the Army does to try to educate soldiers and build ‘esprit de corps,’ I never was...

Tue, 07/14/2020 — are part of the mystery that has surrounded the scrolls since their 1947 discovery became known to the world. In Molly Zahn's new book, “Genres of Rewriting in Second Temple Judaism” (Cambridge University Press), the University of Kansas...

Tue, 07/14/2020 — Mario Medina, associate professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, was named associate dean for academic affairs for the University of Kansas School of Engineering, effective July 1. Medina will lead the school’s...

Mon, 07/13/2020 — The Kansas State Department of Education and Achievement & Assessment Institute at the University of Kansas have announced a five-year, $29.9 million contract to develop, deliver and support the statewide assessment program for Kansas,...

Mon, 07/13/2020 — and the subsequent Black Lives/All Lives Matter arguments on social media — hardly surprised her. “America has peaks of intercultural or interracial communication where there are public displays of antagonism in a cyclical way, in the sense...

Mon, 07/13/2020 — The Washington, D.C., NFL football team announced Monday it would retire the name “Redskins” and the accompanying logo, following increased pressure in recent weeks to end the use of a word that is defined in most dictionaries as a racial...

Thu, 07/09/2020 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance recognized 80 students as recipients of its year-end awards and scholarships, totaling nearly $200,000 in financial support. “We are thankful for the many generous alumni and friends...

Thu, 07/09/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced the winners of the 2020 Robert E. Hemenway Public Service Award, 2020 Senator Robert J. Dole Public Service Scholarship and the 2020 civic engagement essay contest.

Thu, 07/09/2020 — Thomas Jefferson had a busy weekend. Between the premiere of “Hamilton,” which prominently features the third president, and a current movement to tear down his monuments due to his slave-owning legacy, the Founding Father continues to...


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