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Mon, 03/01/2021 — LAWRENCE – For Scott Watson, a phrase once spoken by the late tuba master Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra unlocked something in his mind and in his playing of the brass instrument. Now the University of Kansas professor of music has tried to capture that magical mind-body linkage in his own new book for music educators who teach students of brass instruments. “I'm sure you've heard the slogan that, when doing carpentry, you should measure twice and cut once. That is a holophrastic slogan,” Watson said. “It's a phrase or a word that is chock-full of meaning, one that leads you to a specific action. I had heard one of these, in terms of music, by

Fri, 02/26/2021 — LAWRENCE – The annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit features groundbreaking research every year from Kansas state universities. This year Ankit Verma and Nadia Alissa stood out among the University of Kansas graduate students, as each claimed the top spot in their respective divisions. Verma received the distinction as the top presenter from KU, while Alissa was the top presenter from the KU Medical Center in the 18th annual summit. Eight KU graduate students from the Lawrence campus and five graduate students from the KU Medical Center presented their research virtually from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24. Verma, a doctoral student in chemical & petroleum engineering,

Fri, 02/26/2021 — A team of investigators at the University of Kansas is collecting data and designing interventions to improve the quality of sleep for firefighters and paramedics in the Lawrence Douglas County Fire-Medical Department. For these first responders,

Fri, 02/26/2021 —  Legal scholar Justin Pidot will explore the law and policy surrounding natural resources law topics when he delivers the Distinguished Public Lands Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Law this spring. Pidot will present “Protecting...

Fri, 02/26/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas has announced a new award for a current graduate student within the department who demonstrates a commitment to seek, find and forge the advancement of social justice and liberation through research, practice, teaching, advocacy or activism. The Dedication to Social Justice and Liberation Award was developed by a team of graduate students who want to create change while supporting current and future graduate students within the department. This purpose of the award is threefold: To encourage action (including but not limited to policy, reform, consultation, teaching, research and

Fri, 02/26/2021 — As hearings commence on January’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Darin Beck, executive director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), begins work with the Anti-Defamation League’s national Consortium on Fighting Extremism...

Thu, 02/25/2021 — For individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), social interactions can be awkward or difficult to navigate. Whether it’s a conversation in the hallway at school or buying a candy bar at a grocery store, direct instruction and practice of...

Thu, 02/25/2021 — For the fifth consecutive year, the University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 150 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2021 Transfer Honor...

Thu, 02/25/2021 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas spring program series will feature contributors to the 2020 book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis.” Each event will feature dialogue across study and practice and compel attendees to think about climate in both contemporary terms and historical context, recognizing that climate change disproportionately affects minority and low-income communities.  The first event will feature artist Favianna Rodriguez in conversation with artist Imani Wadud, doctoral student in American studies, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3. All events are free and open to the public.  The series results from

Thu, 02/25/2021 —   A University of Kansas junior from Emporia is a finalist for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Gustavo Murillo-Espinoza is majoring in molecular, cellular & developmental biology and is pursuing a minor in Latino/a studies. He will...

Wed, 02/24/2021 — Conservative legislation has resulted in funding cuts and clinic closures for abortion providers in many states. But such anti-abortion policies have damaging consequences on women who rely on family planning clinics for other health services,...

Wed, 02/24/2021 — Language development in toddlers usually proceeds from gestures and garbled sounds into words and eventually full sentences. But for some children, language development can be delayed – even when there is no clear evidence of neurological,...

Wed, 02/24/2021 — A Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar will examine how to improve diversity in science during a lecture at the University of Kansas. Professor Karen Fleming, an internationally prominent biophysicist, will talk about equity in STEM fields at 5...

Tue, 02/23/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University Theatre’s spring debut brings professional actors Zooming in to interact with student actors for the world premiere of “Musings of Fire.” A poignant illumination of the country’s current political, social and cultural climate, “Musings of Fire” has been adapted from Shakespeare’s text by Santiago Sosa, visiting assistant professor, who is also directing. Sosa is credited with the collaboration between the University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance and Island Shakespeare Festival in Washington state. “'Musings of Fire’ is a theatrical, spoken-word, movement-driven, devised experience that explores the current political, cultural

Tue, 02/23/2021 — After three years of small increases, average groundwater levels in central and western Kansas dropped during 2020 as most of the area experienced abnormally dry conditions for much of the year, according to preliminary data compiled by the...

Mon, 02/22/2021 — The University of Kansas has earned funding to launch a center dedicated to connecting researchers, educators and higher education faculty across the country to improve the use of technology in special education. The Center for Innovation,...

Fri, 02/19/2021 — For the 54th consecutive year, the University of Kansas has qualified teams to compete at the National Debate Tournament.  The KU Debate teams of junior Azja Butler, of Lansing, and senior Ross Fitzpatrick, of Leawood, and senior Nate Martin,...

Fri, 02/19/2021 — KU’s fourth annual One Day. One KU. giving day brought in gifts benefiting everything from butterflies to Alzheimer’s disease research on its most successful giving day to date. The 24-hour event Feb. 18 raised a total of $3,396,158 from...

Fri, 02/19/2021 — During the Great Depression, Orson Welles’ "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" brought new, exciting dramas to communities that couldn’t otherwise afford to attend theatre. Fast-forward to the current pandemic, with theatres mostly closed and...

Thu, 02/18/2021 — The University of Kansas ranks fifth nationally among Tier 1 research institutions in the annual “Military Friendly Schools” survey, up from a No. 6 ranking last year. The annual Military Friendly Schools survey is the longest-running...


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