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Fri, 09/06/2019 — It was a record-setting year for graduating students at the highest level for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. In the 2018-19 school year, KU Engineering awarded 45 doctoral degrees — 10 more than the next-best year during the...

Fri, 09/06/2019 — LAWRENCE – If you want to increase Latino Americans’ traditionally low levels of social media expression and political participation, you would do well to increase their belief that as Latinos, they share common characteristics and experiences. That is the implication of a new study by a group of University of Kansas researchers. Assistant Professor Alcides Velasquez and Professor Jeffrey Hall of the Department of Communication Studies co-wrote the paper along with former graduate student Gretchen Montgomery. It was published in the July issue of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication under the title “Ethnic Minorities’ Social Media Political Use: How

Thu, 09/05/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, a designated U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center, has announced its fall 2019 lineup for the Charla de Merienda (Afternoon Chat and Snack) Series. The...

Thu, 09/05/2019 — The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the University of Kansas will welcome the public to celebrate the center’s first year of community programs, new research initiatives, and expanded staff and facilities during an...

Thu, 09/05/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies will host a delegation of Georgian civic educators this month in Lawrence. The Open World Leadership Center, a congressional agency, sent the five professionals,...

Wed, 09/04/2019 — The field of health economics analyzes both the health care industry and the well-being of the population. While the theoretical side is one approach, according to David Slusky, associate professor of economics at the University of Kansas,...

Wed, 09/04/2019 — LAWRENCE – After the Sept. 17 do-over election, Israel is likely to have its first “unity” government in 30 years, according to the author of a new book on Arab electoral politics in the Jewish state. And while four Arab parties have once again formed a Joint List that is likely to increase their standing in parliament, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unlikely to be able to form a completely right-wing majority coalition, as he has in the past. Thus, he will be forced to ask the centrist Blue & White Party of former army general Benny Gantz to join him in a so-called unity government. This is the prediction of Rami Zeedan, assistant professor of

Wed, 09/04/2019 — If you love music, collect vinyl records or simply need to update your stereo system with quality equipment for a good price, then stop by Kansas Audio-Reader’s annual benefit sale, For Your Ears Only. The 17th annual event will take place...

Wed, 09/04/2019 — Extracellular vesicles, particularly exosomes, are nanoscale sacs produced by human cells that carry critical molecular messages between cells, like biological emails. A researcher at the University of Kansas has just earned a five-year, $1.89...

Tue, 09/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – Twelve KU School of Architecture & Design students have received scholarships from the American Institute of Architects’ St. Louis chapter. These awards for the 2019-2020 school year range from $2,000 to $4,000 and come from two of the seven possible AIA St. Louis funds.   From the Ranft Fund, awards will be given to Hannah Denton, from Ballwin, Missouri, and Bradley Kreuger, from St. Louis.  From AIA St. Louis’s general fund, awards will be given to the following students:  

Tue, 09/03/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries will host a systematic review workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13. The workshop will take place at the Clark Instruction Center in Watson Library. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the...

Tue, 09/03/2019 — Three professors at the University of Kansas are recipients of the prestigious Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship, which recognizes outstanding educators for their dedication to excellence. The honorees for 2019, all on the Lawrence campus,

Fri, 08/30/2019 —  The University of Kansas will launch its 2019-2020 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar series, “Chronic Conditions: Knowing, Seeing & Healing the Body in Global Africa,” with a talk by award-winning documentary photographer...

Fri, 08/30/2019 — Five University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design students have won awards from the Kansas City Architectural Foundation.  Since 1984, the foundation awards more than $300,000 to area architectural students. These awards come...


Fri, 08/30/2019 — Red Hot Research returns this fall with six events for University of Kansas researchers. Red Hot Research is a regular Friday event, built of five short presentations from across KU to open the door for new ways of understanding work through...

Thu, 08/29/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has selected “Twelve Drive-Ins I,” a compilation of 12 photographs by artist Jeff Brouws, as the KU Common Work of Art to accompany the 2019-2020 KU Common Book, “Tales of Two Americas:...

Wed, 08/28/2019 — Hydraulic fracturing, popularly known as “fracking,” has brought about a new era of energy abundance in the United States, slowing American dependence on foreign oil and creating domestic jobs. Now, University of Kansas researchers have...

Wed, 08/28/2019 — University of Kansas departments, programs, centers and one school in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are starting the academic year with new leadership, following the dean’s appointment of new chairs and directors. Chairs and...

Wed, 08/28/2019 — The ADA Resource Center for Equity & Accessibility has a new staff position to support University of Kansas employees who need a workplace accommodation. As the Resource Center’s first accommodation specialist, Abby King helps KU employees...


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