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Fri, 03/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – Debra Hedden, professor and director of music education at the University of Kansas School of Music, was one of three Kansas educators inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Association’s Hall of Fame last weekend. Hedden, who has spent 46 years as a music educator, was inducted into the KMEA Hall of Fame along with Donald Farthing and John Buehler on Feb. 22 at a ceremony during the annual KMEA In-Service Workshop in Wichita. The Hall of Fame is KMEA’s highest honor and is given to members of the music education community in Kansas who have made a significant contribution to the growth of music in the state. The KMEA Hall of Fame began in 1975, and

Fri, 03/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – How will this week’s announcement of corruption charges against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu affect the country’s April 9 parliamentary elections? Rami Zeedan, University of Kansas assistant professor of Jewish studies, said it might boost the chances of the moderate coalition led by former army Chief of Staff Benny Gantz. On the other hand, Netanyahu's right-wing supporters might heed his cry of witch hunt and rally to his side, ensuring that he retains power. Zeedan is available to comment on developments leading up to next month’s vote. Zeedan, who joined the KU faculty in fall 2018, has published extensively on Israeli electoral

Fri, 03/01/2019 — The Humanities Program at the University of Kansas is now accepting applications for the annual Ted Johnson Interrelations of the Humanities and the Arts Award. The award was established by Professor Emeritus J. Theodore (“Ted”) Johnson,...

Thu, 02/28/2019 — Two graduate students from the University of Kansas received awards at the 16th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit. James Lafikes, doctoral student in civil engineering, received a research award from the Office of Graduate Studies, and Zoe...

Thu, 02/28/2019 — Two juniors at the University of Kansas will compete as finalists for Harry S. Truman Scholarships, which provide up to $30,000 for graduate study. The awards are given to college juniors for leadership in public service. The Harry S. Truman...

Wed, 02/27/2019 —  Every year, American students score poorly in international math achievement comparisons. Interventions to help boost math skills have been found effective in some cases for English-dominant speaking students, but a new study co-written by a...

Wed, 02/27/2019 — Special guests Ryan Keberle and his band Catharsis will headline the University of Kansas School of Music’s 42nd Jazz Festival held on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2. The festival will include 7:30 p.m. concerts both days in the Forum...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — The creation of new joint degree puts the University of Kansas at the forefront of the push to address the lack of diversity in the museum workforce in America. Beginning in fall 2019, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences will offer a...

Tue, 02/26/2019 —  Social workers apply a diverse range of theories that examine social, cultural, political, ecological and psychological aspects of human behavior to their everyday work in helping people. Yet, when receiving their professional education, there...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — From a young age, we’re taught men and women are different, a lesson affecting life roles, expectations and even hiring decisions. But what happens when we learn those differences aren’t so significant? That’s what Anna Pope, long-term...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — The Office of Graduate Studies invites the University of Kansas campus community to nominate doctoral candidates and recent doctoral graduates for the Argersinger Dissertation Award. William Argersinger was the first vice chancellor for...

Tue, 02/26/2019 — LAWRENCE – Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education at the University of Kansas, has announced a change in leadership within the Department of Educational Psychology. Effective Jan. 1, David Hansen, associate professor, became the new department chair. “The school is lucky to have a scholar and leader of David’s abilities in this important role,” Ginsberg said. “He brings a wealth of forward-thinking ideas that will build on the department’s great strengths and help move them to new heights.” Steven Lee, former chair of the Department of Educational Psychology, stepped down in December 2018. Lee was hired as chair of the department in June of 2012 and

Mon, 02/25/2019 — A new ultrasensitive diagnostic device invented by researchers at the University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Cancer Center and KU Medical Center could allow doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma, leading to...

Mon, 02/25/2019 — After months of Oscar buzz, Kevin Willmott’s work on “BlacKkKlansman” was lauded with an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay Feb. 24. Willmott, a University of Kansas film & media studies professor, co-wrote the screenplay for...

Mon, 02/25/2019 — Salam Fayyad, former Palestinian prime minister, will join a conversation with William Barnett, University of Kansas Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics, from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Spencer Museum of Art. Their...

Mon, 02/25/2019 —  President Donald Trump announced Sunday a delay in tariff increases on Chinese goods that were set to take place if a new agreement on several trade issues was not reached. Citing “productive” trade talks and an upcoming meeting with...

Fri, 02/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced details today for its fourth annual Easter Egg Roll with Dole. The event will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 20, at the Dole Institute. The event is free and open to the public, and it will go on rain or shine. The Dole Institute’s Easter Egg Roll with Dole features White House-style egg roll races, egg hunts, crafts and games. For the fourth year, the Lawrence Public Library will partner with the institute on the event, hosting two special storytimes for children in attendance. The event also features a petting area with live bunnies and a special photo backdrop.

Fri, 02/22/2019 —  A high school student from Covington, Kentucky, who was featured in a video confrontation with a Native American elder that went viral has filed a defamation suit against the Washington Post. The suit claims the newspaper falsely accused him of...

Fri, 02/22/2019 — Haiti appears to be perpetually in crisis. And yet one expert sees the arrest of a group of heavily armed men in Port-au-Prince as a disturbing new development, coming amidst the latest spasm of violence in the democratic island nation with a...

Fri, 02/22/2019 — Research published today in JAMA Network Open by investigators at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center finds pregnant mothers who daily consumed 600 milligrams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) — an omega-3 fatty acid found in prenatal...


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