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Thu, 02/18/2021 — A diverse group of University of Kansas researchers from a broad range of scholarly backgrounds — and including many female and underrepresented voices — will receive training and work together to produce public scholarship that speaks to a...

Wed, 02/17/2021 — LAWRENCE – Can a few seconds' worth of music convey the triumph of civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr., the price he paid to achieve it and yet presage the struggles to come in our own time? Brad Osborn, University of Kansas associate professor of music, believes that’s exactly what composer Jason Moran accomplished in the 2015 film “Selma,” and that’s just one example of the emotional power of a musical figure called “SdTT,” or Sub-dominant Tritone, that Osborn outlines in a new paper. “In examining the same SdTT motif in a number of different films, I aim to shed light on the essence of a complex and multivalent web of emotions it signifies,” Osborn writes

Wed, 02/17/2021 — LAWRENCE – Who’s an essential worker during a pandemic, when people are asked to stay home to stop the spread? Grocery clerks, sure. Truckers. EMTs. But what about artists? Making art is Benjamin Rosenthal’s raison d’être. The associate professor of visual art took some qualified risks and expended great effort during the pandemic year of 2020 to make some work. The result is an eight-minute video titled “the gleaners, and: ritual for signaled bodies” that he produced in collaboration with Eric Souther, assistant professor of video art at the New York State College of Ceramics (NYSCC), School of Art and Design at Alfred University. It premieres virtually Feb. 19

Wed, 02/17/2021 — After a 15-year career at the University of Kansas, Precious Porras is leaving to take the next step in her career. Porras, assistant vice provost for student affairs, was selected to be the chief diversity officer for Dominican University in...

Tue, 02/16/2021 — LAWRENCE – Eight University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence campus and five graduate students from the KU Medical Center are putting their groundbreaking research on public display starting Feb. 18. KU students will join graduate students from Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University and Wichita State University at the Capitol Graduate Research Summit. This year’s event will take place virtually, instead of in the Kansas Statehouse. The graduate students selected to participate represent a wide range of research interests, including physical and natural sciences, medicine and pharmacy,

Mon, 02/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio is launching its first book club. The KPR Presents Book Club will begin the series with "Ladybird, Collected" by local Lawrence author and diner owner Meg Heriford.  "Ladybird, Collected" is a collection of essays building connections with the diners who have walked in and out of Ladybird Diner’s doors over the years. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Heriford has transformed Ladybird into a community kitchen providing free lunches to anyone in need. "KPR Presents" host Kaye McIntyre covers a variety of books by Kansas and international authors during her weekly program. She has been involved in book clubs throughout her adult

Mon, 02/15/2021 — Amittia Parker worked for 10 years as an infant and early-childhood mental health consultant serving families with children with challenging behaviors. She saw how the system consistently focused on the problems of Black mothers, making...

Mon, 02/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – One of the University of Kansas School of Engineering’s signature events dating back more than a century will take place later this month – in a virtual format. The KU Engineering Expo is set for noon-3 p.m. Feb. 21 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 22. Events are primarily geared toward K-8 students, though all grade levels are welcome. The event will feature engineering demonstrations and competitions, which will occur live over Zoom. Registration is required to participate in events on Sunday and Monday. After registering, participants will receive a Zoom link to their preferred activities. The Feb. 21 events include demonstrations that participants can watch,

Fri, 02/12/2021 — The University Career Center is hosting its annual Career & Internship Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. This virtual event will feature more than 100 employers from across the country that are recruiting for full-time and...

Fri, 02/12/2021 — Reported crimes were down on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus, according to statistics released today by the KU Public Safety Office. KU Public Safety took reports of 349 criminal offenses on campus in 2020, which was a 40% decrease...

Thu, 02/11/2021 —  Nearly every fall, as football teams return to the field, tragic stories of players falling ill and even dying of heat trauma make the headlines. What many don’t consider is that marching band members — who don heavy uniforms and perform in...

Thu, 02/11/2021 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced the Spring 2021 Architecture Lecture Series lineup.     The Architecture Lecture Series welcomes architecture and experiential design leaders from across the...

Thu, 02/11/2021 — The University of Kansas debate team finished the regular season around midnight Feb. 8 with strong performances at the Owen L. Coon Memorial Debate Tournament hosted by Northwestern University.  The KU Debate team of senior Nate Martin, of...

Wed, 02/10/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research & Treatment at the University of Kansas will kick off its spring seminar series featuring a talk on community-responsive interventions for addictive behaviors. Monica Webb Hooper from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities will offer the talk at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 19. Free registration for the virtual presentation, which will be held via Zoom, is available here. Hooper is a renowned translational behavioral scientist and clinical health psychologist. Her area of research focuses on the effect of smoking and tobacco use on racial and ethnic minorities. She has focused on developing

Wed, 02/10/2021 — LAWRENCE – Proto-feminist French author Christine de Pizan’s book of advice for princes, the “Epistle d’Othea,” was the medieval European equivalent of a best-seller. Together with her other works, it made her the first Western woman to support herself solely by writing. First written circa 1400, the book continues to fascinate 21st century scholars, and they continue to make discoveries about it. That includes Misty Schieberle, University of Kansas associate professor of English, whose new book, “Christine de Pizan’s Advice for Princes in Middle English Translation: Stephen Scrope’s The Epistle of Othea and the Anonymous Litel Bibell of Knighthood,” is the first

Wed, 02/10/2021 —  An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Kansas has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to turn challenges, biases and pressures women face while transitioning from incarceration back to society into an...

Tue, 02/09/2021 — Traditional burial in a graveyard has environmental costs. Graves can take up valuable land, leak embalming chemicals and involve nonbiodegradable materials like concrete, as well as the plastic and steel that make up many caskets. But the other...

Tue, 02/09/2021 — Twenty-eight new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Feb. 5 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Shannon Kratt of the Augusta Department of Public Safety was the...

Tue, 02/09/2021 — Four outstanding juniors will be the University of Kansas nominees for Harry S. Truman Scholarships. The students are competing for the prestigious national awards, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college...

Tue, 02/09/2021 — Twenty-four hours may make up only one day, but that day could alter the lives of KU students, faculty and staff for generations to come. Gifts made during One Day. One KU., the 24-hour giving campaign, will mean more scholarships, more program...


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