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Mon, 02/08/2021 — Second-year University of Kansas law student Heddy Pierce-Armstrong, of El Dorado, will serve as a Peggy Browning Fellow this summer. Peggy Browning Fellowships provide first- and second-year law students with unique, diverse and challenging...

Mon, 02/08/2021 — A University of Kansas professor emeritus of political science will share his experiences in Nazi-occupied Poland during an online event today organized by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. Jaroslaw "Jarek"...

Mon, 02/08/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art will reopen to the public Feb. 20 with two new exhibitions that explore the human body throughout history and across cultures. Public gallery hours will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Visitors can...

Mon, 02/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – Frank Baron’s most vivid childhood memory of 1944 in Budapest is hiding in the basement during a five-week-long Russian bombardment of his German-occupied hometown. Baron’s father had converted from Judaism to his wife’s Catholic faith, raising the children in the church, so deportation to Auschwitz was only a theoretical threat under Nazi racial laws. Not so, however, for their Jewish neighbors. As Baron, now a professor emeritus of German languages & literatures at the University of Kansas, writes in his new book, “Stopping the Trains to Auschwitz, Budapest, 1944,” (Kansas Scholarworks, 2020) the fate of the city’s 200,000 Jews was in the hands of

Mon, 02/08/2021 — It is expected that 2020 will denote the biggest year of gun sales in U.S. history. “Not only is this significant in how many people bought guns, it is also a banner year for the diverse types of people doing the purchasing,” said Margaret...

Mon, 02/08/2021 — The Office of First-Year Experience (FYE) is being restructured in order to provide incoming students a more comprehensive and intentional transition, one that extends across their first year at KU. Current FYE programs and staff will be...

Fri, 02/05/2021 — The Office of Multicultural Affairs is enlisting a familiar University of Kansas director to lead its activities. Precious Porras, assistant vice provost for student affairs, announced the appointment of Kevin Joseph as interim director of...

Fri, 02/05/2021 — Rondy Malik, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of KU Foundation Distinguished Professor Jim Bever, has been named a “Rising Star” on a list of “1,000 inspiring Black scientists in America.” The list was compiled by Cell Mentor, an...

Fri, 02/05/2021 — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the second virtual session of the Strategies Event Series at 9 a.m. Feb. 13 via Zoom. The second session, “Being Lazy & Slowing Down in PK-12 Classrooms: A...

Thu, 02/04/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will host a new exhibition, "Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968," which will debut Feb. 11 in the Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room and remain on display until May 16. In conjunction with the exhibition, a series of afternoon programs on related topics will be livestreamed to the institute’s YouTube channel. Former U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, who worked with Dole in the 1960s, will be a featured guest for one of these programs. In 1961, Kansas, with the rest of the United States, found itself at a political, social and cultural crossroads. Featuring a selection of constituent

Wed, 02/03/2021 — Spotlight on Care will resume in Spring 2021 at the University of Kansas with some stylistic shifts as COVID-19 continues to affect higher education. This semester, the series will take place biweekly at 11 a.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 11....

Wed, 02/03/2021 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Brian Van Schmus, storeroom supervisor for the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Van Schmus, 56, died Jan. 22. He joined KU in 2018.  “I am deeply saddened to learn of...

Wed, 02/03/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has three programs ranked in the overall top 15 among the nation’s best in the 2021 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Programs,” released Jan....

Wed, 02/03/2021 — More than 7,100 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2020 semester.   The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences...

Tue, 02/02/2021 — The School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas has announced programming for the Spring 2021 Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series. The Hallmark Symposium Lecture Series was established in 1984 through the generosity of the...

Tue, 02/02/2021 — Taylor Hanna-Peterson, academic adviser for behavioral neuroscience and psychology in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, has been selected for the 2021 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 7 Excellence in Advising –...

Tue, 02/02/2021 — A research team based at the University of Kansas School of Engineering is one of 10 semifinalists in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Inclusive Design Challenge, which seeks to make self-driving cars accessible to people with...

Tue, 02/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – The principles of a music education approach for children show promise when used as the basis for music therapy with adult cancer patients. That is the conclusion of a feasibility study co-written by Cindy Colwell, University of Kansas professor of music, and Jennifer Fiore, a KU alumna and current faculty member at Western Michigan University, and published online this fall in the Journal of Music Therapy. It’s one of two papers Colwell published online in 2020 that focus on adapting for therapeutic settings the music education system developed by German composer Carl Orff. It’s known today as Orff Schulwerk (schooling), or simply the Orff approach.

Mon, 02/01/2021 — Officials at Haskell Indian Nations University are partnering with students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering to develop a justice center on the Haskell campus. The Hiawatha Center for Justice is the brainchild of Dan...

Mon, 02/01/2021 — Nine University of Kansas faculty members were recently recognized for their innovative work in improving student learning. They shared their work Jan. 26 at the 2021 Student Learning Symposium, hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence. The...


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