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Tue, 11/03/2020 — LAWRENCE – As a highly contentious U.S. election season wraps up today at the polls, KU News Service offers a review of some of the most important recent publications and findings from University of Kansas political and policy researchers. The topics span key voting issues, such as guns and LGBTQ rights, to the election itself. The Electoral College Even though two of the last three U.S. presidents were elected without earning the popular vote, the Electoral College still remains the method used for selecting the national leader. Paul Schumaker, professor emeritus of political science, published a new book in Feburary 2020, “The Twenty-Eighth Amendment? Beyond

Tue, 11/03/2020 — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in a case Nov. 4 that will have wide-ranging ramifications on anti-discrimination laws and the rights of LGBTQ Americans. The case, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, will determine whether a Catholic-run...

Mon, 11/02/2020 — Twenty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 30 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Briley Rivers, a deputy at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office,...

Mon, 11/02/2020 — Legal experts have long warned about the “revolving door” between the Securities and Exchange Commission and the financial industry it regulates. Such warnings include concerns that SEC attorneys may go easy on parties accused of wrongdoing...

Fri, 10/30/2020 — A recent National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) report ranks the University of Kansas School of Business as 29th in the nation among large programs for graduates’ first-time CPA exam pass rate. The report, which assesses...

Thu, 10/29/2020 — Kanye West and Jamie Foxx sang, “She take my money when I’m in need / Yeah, she’s a triflin’ friend indeed / Oh, she’s a gold digger” in their chart-topping song “Gold Digger.” Now a new book by Brian Donovan, University of...

Thu, 10/29/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Law welcomes election law scholar Franita Tolson for a virtual lecture event this fall. Tolson will present "The Inevitability of American Democracy" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, via Zoom. The lecture is free...

Thu, 10/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Read during the COVID-19 pandemic, one passage in particular jumps out from poet Megan Kaminski’s new book, “Gentlewomen.”  “We are all alone together sipping coffee while staring at screens. ... hands reaching across quarantine zones.” While she and her editor considered the book, which always included that line, complete long before the pandemic hit the U.S., Kaminski said that the current world health crisis and other events caused her to revisit and significantly revise the book, recently published by Noemi Press. “It feels like these past six months have brought the horrors of economic exploitation, white supremacy and environmental devastation

Thu, 10/29/2020 — What began as calls for boycotts of French products turned violent Thursday as a knife-wielding attacker killed three people at a church in Nice, France. The escalation is part of a controversy that began with a French teacher showing students a...

Thu, 10/29/2020 — How likely you are to trust a self-driving car or advice from Siri? A University of Kansas interdisciplinary team led by relationship psychologist Omri Gillath has published a new paper in the journal Computers in Human Behavior showing...

Wed, 10/28/2020 — Higher education runs on high-speed internet: Without the bandwidth to properly support academic and research activities, institutions and the students and faculty they serve can find themselves at a disadvantage. Haskell Indian Nations...

Wed, 10/28/2020 — Three student teams from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas have won prestigious design awards from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), adding to KU’s rich history of recognition in...

Wed, 10/28/2020 — Everyone has found themselves at some point in a conversation in which they have to discuss a “taboo” topic or get creative to make themselves understood. Imagine how much more difficult that is when conversing in a second language. A...

Wed, 10/28/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas, through the Juniper Gardens Children’s Project, is a partner in two autism spectrum disorder research projects that have recently been awarded $13 million in federal grants. One grant funds continuation of the Autism Intervention Research Network for Behavioral Health (AIR-B 4) based at the University of California-Los Angeles, a project that focuses on partnering with community groups and key stakeholders to provide access to effective interventions for underserved families. An additional funded project between KU and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill aims to evaluate use of an assessment tool that monitors the

Tue, 10/27/2020 —  Politicians discuss the ins and outs of health care while trying to win votes, but for some Americans, policymakers do not seem to be listening. University of Kansas researchers have published a study about perspectives of individuals with...

Tue, 10/27/2020 — University of Kansas professor Chan Li has been appointed as an editor at The Accounting Review, the premier journal for accounting research. Li is the Stephen A. Batman Professor at the KU School of Business. She joined the faculty in fall...

Tue, 10/27/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that Maj. Gen. Diana Holland will give the Fall 2020 Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 on the institute’s YouTube channel. “We are...

Mon, 10/26/2020 — What makes funk different from soul, R&B or rock music? Why is it worthy of academic study? And how do you write about it seriously while still capturing its musical vitality and humor? Tony Bolden, University of Kansas associate professor...

Mon, 10/26/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will reopen to the public for the month of November on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can make a free reservation to explore the galleries, which will have...

Mon, 10/26/2020 — A team led by an astronomer from the University of Kansas has crunched data from NASA’s TESS and Spitzer space telescopes to portray for the first time the atmosphere of a highly unusual kind of exoplanet dubbed a “hot Neptune.” The...


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