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Mon, 05/04/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Engineering and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment are teaming up on an experiment to determine if the COVID-19 virus can be detected in the wastewater systems of local communities. “It’s very...

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...

Fri, 05/01/2020 — Two-year-old Baylee Shriner plays with toys like other children her age now, but that wasn’t the case several months ago. Baylee, who has autism spectrum disorder, had trouble interacting with the world around her and could not communicate...

Thu, 04/30/2020 — LAWRENCE – Twelve doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2020-2021 academic year.    Last year the fellowship celebrated its 30th anniversary. The incoming group of fellows is among 200 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established in 1989.  The Self Graduate Fellowship is a four-year package awarded to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative, and passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $32,000 per year, a $5,500 professional

Thu, 04/30/2020 — Four University of Kansas researchers join three former presidents and four former senators of the United States as honorees among 87 recognized for transforming the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities during the past 20 years...

Thu, 04/30/2020 — The Spencer Museum of Art announces the 2020 recipients of the Jack & Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the categories of writing and...

Thu, 04/30/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures have announced the 2020-2021 Brownson Scholarship awardee.  The Helen Brownson Scholarship for the Academic...

Thu, 04/30/2020 — LAWRENCE – If there are dictionaries of the Slavic languages, why do we need the new Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages & Linguistics Online? According to its editor-in-chief, Marc Greenberg, the encyclopedia goes far beyond defining the meaning and pronunciation of individual words. “Encyclopedias tell you about the history, the context, the structure of languages,” said Greenberg, a University of Kansas professor and director of the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. “It's a branch of human interest about origins and the varieties of ways of communicating that humans have. ... We identify ourselves with languages, so it corresponds at a basic

Wed, 04/29/2020 — LAWRENCE – Centuries of ongoing Russian repression of its neighbor, Ukraine, was the backdrop to headlines just weeks ago, during the impeachment of President Donald Trump. It is a foreground issue in the first book to critically examine the reemergence of Ukrainian women’s writing in the post-Soviet era. Oleksandra Wallo, University of Kansas assistant professor of Slavic languages & literatures, has just published “Ukrainian Women Writers and the National Imaginary: From the Collapse of the USSR to the Euromaidan” (University of Toronto Press, 2020). Hailed as the first in-depth study of how Ukrainian women’s prose writing was able to reemerge powerfully

Wed, 04/29/2020 — Jennifer Ng, interim vice provost for diversity & equity and a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, will take part in interviews as a candidate for vice provost for diversity & equity at the...

Tue, 04/28/2020 — A University of Kansas center dedicated to improving equity and inclusion for all students has entered a partnership with the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to help school leaders boost outcomes for every...

Mon, 04/27/2020 — The University of Kansas has hosted an Undergraduate Research Symposium every year since 1998, and the year 2020 will be no exception.The 23rd annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will go online this year, providing students a venue to share...

Mon, 04/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – A new pop-up clinic at the University of Kansas School of Law will offer free legal services to essential workers in health care settings. Under the umbrella of the KU School of Law’s Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP), the Advance Care Planning Clinic will help workers complete vital legal documents. KU Law students, KU MLP licensed attorneys and pro bono private bar attorneys will work with clients remotely through the clinic. The clinic will help with completing the following documents: General durable power of attorney for health care decisions Health care directive/living will General durable power of attorney for financial decisions Last will and

Mon, 04/27/2020 — Last year, the University of Kansas approved a Climate Change Certificate that aims to inform students about the physical and human aspects of climate change. These days, as the nation – and much of the world – is in lockdown due to the...

Mon, 04/27/2020 — There is no shortage of graphs that predict the behavior of COVID-19 and, consequently, guide human actions. But, how do researchers create a model of a virus? And how does a model inform public policy? The Commons, Biodiversity Institute and...

Fri, 04/24/2020 — Regina Richards, inaugural director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, will take part in interviews as a candidate for vice provost for diversity & equity at...

Fri, 04/24/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas earned first place in this year’s Virtual Case Study (VCS) Competition, hosted by StudentAffairs.com. StudentAffairs.com provides student affairs professionals with resources to effectively support and enhance student growth and development. Since 2002, StudentAffairs.com has sponsored a VCS competition for master’s-level students in student personnel administration, counseling or higher education administration graduate programs. Each team member must be currently enrolled in a master’s-level program during the corresponding spring semester for a minimum of three credit hours. The 2020 case study scenario dealt with food

Fri, 04/24/2020 — Think back five years to spring 2015. People in Kansas were enjoying a rare spectacle of nature: the emergence of the Kansan brood (Brood IV) of 17-year cicadas. In backyards, parks and forests, they saw the small cicadas and the exoskeletons...

Fri, 04/24/2020 — The University of Kansas Libraries have activated HathiTrust’s Emergency Temporary Access Service. The Emergency Temporary Access Service permits special access for HathiTrust member libraries that suffer an involuntary,...

Thu, 04/23/2020 — Hundreds of thousands of drilling records and rock cuttings, historical aerial photographs and other resources housed at the Kansas Geological Survey provide valuable insight into the state’s natural resources. To continue long-term efforts to...


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