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Tue, 05/12/2020 — Today, sea-level rise is a great concern of humanity as climate change warms the planet and melts ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. Indeed, great coastal cities around the world like Miami and New Orleans could be underwater later in this...

Tue, 05/12/2020 — The University of Kansas has awarded 13 students with honors that recognize community engagement, leadership and academics. The winners of the Campanile Award and 12 University Awards are usually lauded at a celebration the weekend of...

Tue, 05/12/2020 — LAWRENCE – Bill Matney believes music therapists must sing and play a variety of instruments to have a complete toolkit to help their clients. And as his scholarly publications show, the assistant professor at the University of Kansas School of Music takes a similarly wide-ranging interest in the field, from probing its deepest philosophical underpinnings to offering very specific instructions in his specialty, the use of percussion and the drum set. In a 2019 issue of The Journal of Music Therapy, the field’s most prestigious, Matney published the article “A Knowledge Framework for the Philosophical Underpinnings of Research: Implications for Music Therapy.”

Tue, 05/12/2020 — University of Kansas scholar Sarah Deer was named today as one of 27 researchers in the 2020 class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows. With a $200,000 stipend, it is one of the most generous awards of its kind for scholarship in the humanities and...

Mon, 05/11/2020 — As media organizations downsize across the country, fewer voices are represented in the national media dialogue, and the already small number of minority voices declines further. While it stands to reason those voices could be replaced by...

Mon, 05/11/2020 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas researchers are helping Kansans cope with the COVID-19 pandemic by tapping into a simple but powerful tool: stories. In 2018, KU’s Center for Public Partnerships & Research developed an online story collection project called Our Tomorrows. It harnessed the potency of stories about Kansas children and families – those who were thriving, and those who were barely getting by – to assess the needs of the state’s early childhood community and empower policymakers to help meet those needs. Those stories informed a comprehensive strategic plan – just launched in April – for the state’s entire early childhood system. Now CPPR has

Mon, 05/11/2020 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Board of Regents recently approved a name change for a University of Kansas languages department in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures will now be called the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures. The department houses six minor concentrations, three Bachelor of Arts tracks, a Master of Arts and two doctoral concentrations. "The new designation follows closely in the footsteps of the national organization of our profession,” said Ani Kokobobo, department chair and associate professor. “Our department has already been intellectually trending toward Eurasia in

Mon, 05/11/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio's “Trail Mix” will present its first virtual concert with the talented folk duo Ordinary Elephant. The virtual concert will take place at 7 p.m. May 28. Ordinary Elephant won the 2017 International Folk Music Awards by captivating audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. The collaboration of husband and wife Pete and Crystal Damore, their connection and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. The Associated Press called their latest work, “Honest,” “one of the best Americana albums of the year.” “Trail

Thu, 05/07/2020 — The Center for Undergraduate Research has announced the winners of two annual awards given to recognize undergraduate research mentors who make a difference in the lives of their students at the University of Kansas. Jennifer Gleason, associate...

Thu, 05/07/2020 — Hannah Britton got her first taste of anti-apartheid activism in South Africa while still a college student. “I went there as apartheid was ending in 1990,” said Britton, a University of Kansas professor in the departments of Political...

Thu, 05/07/2020 — University of Kansas alumnus Benjamin Dominguez has recently been awarded first place in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Performance Competition. MTNA announced the winners from each category of the competition April...

Thu, 05/07/2020 — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it is investing over $10 million to launch the Charter Students with Disabilities Pilot Community — a cohort of 10 charter management organizations (CMO) that will work together with a...

Thu, 05/07/2020 — A first-of-its-kind partnership is launching in Kansas to encourage more women to serve in civic leadership roles, including both appointed and elected positions. Ready to Run at the University of Kansas’s Institute for Leadership Studies and...

Wed, 05/06/2020 — The Kansas Geological Survey received annual funding from the U.S. Geological Survey to advance its county geologic mapping program. For the first year, KGS also got increased funds for additional projects that will lead to the development of a...

Wed, 05/06/2020 — Members of the campus community are invited to watch the presentation videos of the three candidates for vice provost for diversity & equity at the University of Kansas. Over the past two weeks, candidates have remotely met with a number of...

Wed, 05/06/2020 — Parents have always wanted the best for their children and have never been shy to move to areas that have the best schools. But one period of American history completely changed where the “best” schools were, and how people moved from the...

Wed, 05/06/2020 — The University Career Center at the University of Kansas has announced the 2019-2020 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY). This year’s award winner is Abigal Percich, a junior in civil engineering from Lawrence, who works as an undergraduate...

Mon, 05/04/2020 — Because this year’s University of Kansas graduates won’t be doing the traditional walk down the Hill on May 17, KU is bringing the spirit of Mount Oread to them with virtual events and a campaign to commemorate the class of 2020. After the...

Mon, 05/04/2020 — A team of investigators at the University of Kansas and KU Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum is developing mathematical models to project how an array of interventions to stem the spread of COVID-19 might succeed or fall short in...

Mon, 05/04/2020 — Muhammad Ali famously said, “Age is whatever you think it is.” While he was speaking metaphorically, a new collection of essays titled “Chronological Age: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis” is taking that sentiment...


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