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Wed, 10/23/2019 —  When students have more time to focus on class material and are not interrupted by inappropriate behavior, it stands to reason teachers will have more time to engage them and boost achievement. Researchers at the University of Kansas have...

Wed, 10/23/2019 — There are noteworthy things going on in Turkey that have nothing to do with war on the Kurds or presidential conduct. For instance, on the western side of the country, a University of Kansas professor is uncovering the rich history of this...

Wed, 10/23/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Business Walter S. Sutton Lecture Series this year will feature Jessica Li, associate professor of marketing at the business school. The lecture will take place at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Dicus Family...

Wed, 10/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – Stephen T. Johnson’s large, colorful mosaics decorate public transportation systems in New York and Los Angeles and many public buildings in between. His books of illustrations and wordplay have been published by major publishers. But unlike his far-flung efforts, his latest show, “9th Street Rhythms,” opening Friday, Oct. 25, at the Lawrence Arts Center, is close to home. Johnson, a lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, lives on Ninth Street in the growing East Lawrence arts district. He is one of the 15 artists whose work is funded by a portion of a $500,000 ArtPlace America grant that LAC won back in 2014 for a

Tue, 10/22/2019 — Gertrude Sellards Pearson and Corbin residence halls at the University of Kansas will be host to child-friendly activities, crafts and games for Halloween in the Halls. The event will take place 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the GSP and...

Tue, 10/22/2019 —  As new technology shows promise for connected and autonomous vehicles, city planners have eyed such improved transportation to boost smart cities. These cities would use technology to improve infrastructure, boost efficiency, reduce pollution...

Tue, 10/22/2019 — Ten finalists have been selected for the 29th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership Awards at the University of Kansas. The finalists, nine seniors and one junior, will participate in the Homecoming parade at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct.

Mon, 10/21/2019 — The University of Kansas Student Involvement & Leadership Center, Student Alumni Network and Center for Community Outreach will host KU’s third annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Adams Alumni Center parking lot, 1266...

Mon, 10/21/2019 — University Theatre will present “In the Blood” by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks Oct. 25 through Nov. 1 in the William Inge Memorial Theatre at Murphy Hall at the University of Kansas. Offering a grave look at the “American...

Mon, 10/21/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design will welcome back Jayhawks during KU Homecoming Week for two days of events that will celebrate the work of students, faculty and alumni. Events will begin Thursday, Oct. 24, with a...

Mon, 10/21/2019 — Haunting Humanities: Disciplines in the Dark is a free, public evening of immersive presentations featuring spooky stories and legends. Halloween is a holiday that can bring out repressed histories, memories and fears to the surface while...

Mon, 10/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – As the University of Kansas’ new assistant professor of African digital humanities, James Yeku is all about the influence of digital technologies and African cultural records, including the archival possibilities of the internet. Arriving on campus this fall with a doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan and a Best Essay award from the African Literature Association already under his belt, Yeku holds an appointment in KU’s Department of African & African-American Studies and is affiliated with its Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities. “My work allows me to study the digital articulations of African literary and cultural

Fri, 10/18/2019 — Margaret Bayer, University of Kansas professor of mathematics, has been named to the 2020 Class of Fellows for the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM). Bayer will be honored for her far-reaching work on the combinatorics and geometry of...

Fri, 10/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – Keith Van de Riet’s ARCH 509 design-build studio finished the Kaw Pavilion on a zero budget – and are walking away with two architecture awards. The studio won the merit award for “Small Architectural Project” from the AIA Kansas Design Awards and the student project award in the “Green Architecture” category for the Architecture MasterPrize. Eleven students made up the University of Kansas class that designed and built the project in four months. It serves as a rest stop, classroom and meeting space on the Burroughs Creek Trail in East Lawrence and was created from all recycled or donated materials. It is inspired by indigenous cultures and the

Fri, 10/18/2019 — In less time than it takes to listen to a favorite pop song, University of Kansas graduate students will explain their cutting-edge research in a unique competition called the Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT. Nearly 50 graduate students will...

Fri, 10/18/2019 — Six alumni will receive the University of Kansas Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Network Mike and Joyce Shinn Leaders and Innovators Award for their contributions to the university, their profession and their communities. The award is named...

Fri, 10/18/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training at the University of Kansas Life Span Institute and the Kansas Chapter of the National Fragile X Foundation will co-host a conference on FMR1 gene disorders that will bring together family members, caregivers, researchers, educators, therapists and individuals who want to learn more about this genetic disorder. The one-day event, “Premutation Carriers: FXAND, FXPOI, FXTAS and Everything in Between,” will be held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at the KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park. Registration for the event is $40, and child care is provided. The conference will focus on  Fragile X (FX) Syndrome, FX

Thu, 10/17/2019 — This fall, the University of Kansas welcomed six students from around the world as part of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program as well as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from Russia. Representing diverse academic fields, the Fulbright students...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — KU Libraries will host a Gallery Lecture Series presentation by Luciano Tosta, associate professor of Brazilian literature & culture in the Department of Spanish & Portuguese. The presentation, titled “Capoeira and Globalization,” is...

Thu, 10/17/2019 — LAWRENCE – Those on the political left who play fast and loose with the term “hacked,” as in “Russia hacked the 2016 presidential election,” are aiding the Kremlin in its mission of undermining Americans’ faith in the democratic process, two University of Kansas researchers write in a new scholarly paper. This dispiriting discourse threatens to discourage voting in 2020, contend the co-authors, Brett Bricker, assistant specialist and assistant director of debate in the Department of Communication Studies, and Jacob Justice, doctoral student and fellow debate coach. Their article titled “Hacked: Defining the 2016 Presidential Election in the Liberal Media” was


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