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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...

Fri, 01/29/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the graduates of the Kansas Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. The graduation ceremony was held virtually in December 2020 for COVID-19 safety reasons. Dale Dennis, retired deputy education commissioner and the 2020 Native Sons and Daughters Kansan of the Year, delivered remarks to the graduates.    The nearly 70 graduates, who began their coursework in January 2020, represent local, county, state and federal agencies from across Kansas. Their classes took place online after the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Of these participants, 20 are graduates of the Law Enforcement

Thu, 01/28/2021 — University of Kansas School of Law Professor Lua Kamál Yuille will serve as the inaugural virtual visiting scholar at the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative, which is based at Emory University in Atlanta. The Vulnerability and...

Wed, 01/27/2021 — Lily Stearns was a nimble liar, a master manipulator and an all-around opportunist. She was also a beautiful writer and an intrepid homesteader, according to Sara Gregg, associate professor of history and environmental studies at the University...

Wed, 01/27/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced the fall 2020 Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA) graduates. The graduation ceremony was held virtually Dec. 11 due to safety concerns around COVID-19.  The 36 graduates come from various public sector organizations across Kansas and the Kansas City metropolitan area, including government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, as well as nonprofit organizations. The fall session began in late August and met weekly online in Wednesday or Friday cohorts.   ELA is a program targeted to promising, nonmanagerial staff to help them prepare for leadership roles in their departments and

Wed, 01/27/2021 — Legal scholars from around the world will present papers and discuss the topic of "International Legal Challenges Facing the New U.S. Administration: Critical Analyses from the American Heartland” at the Kansas Journal of Law & Public...

Wed, 01/27/2021 — War, famine and persecution have prompted millions to flee their homes as refugees around the world. While working in Italy, a University of Kansas scholar saw firsthand scores of African refugees arrive there, which grew into a research project...

Wed, 01/27/2021 — For at least a century, ecologists have wondered at the tendency for populations of different species to cycle up and down in steady, rhythmic patterns. “These cycles can be really exaggerated — really huge booms and huge busts — and...

Tue, 01/26/2021 — Privacy is among the most cherished of American rights. Yet, one of society’s most vulnerable populations — Black children — are denied the benefits of the right to privacy through discriminatory educational practices, and a growing...

Tue, 01/26/2021 — This spring, 41 KU students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award. UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.   Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page...

Tue, 01/26/2021 — The University Career Center (UCC) is accepting nominations for the University of Kansas Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) award. Nominations are open until Feb. 5. The award recognizes student employees who embody service excellence,...

Mon, 01/25/2021 —  President Joe Biden issued an executive order Monday ending a ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The order reverses a policy put in place by the Trump administration. Kyle Velte, associate professor of law at the University...

Mon, 01/25/2021 — Acclaimed writer, professor and scientist Robin Wall Kimmerer will give the 2021 Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture at 7 p.m. April 1. The event will be broadcast live. A member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Kimmerer is known for the universal...

Mon, 01/25/2021 — as opposed to “identification” — that includes ethical behavior and takes a longer view could counteract this tendency, according to a paper published in the Journal of Applied Communication Research. The paper's co-authors are Cameron...

Fri, 01/22/2021 — LAWRENCE – Two previously independent early care and education training programs are collaborating to provide professional development opportunities and technical assistance to child care providers across Kansas, with a total grant of $2.3 million awarded through the Kansas Department for Children and Families (KDCF). The partnership between the Kansas Inservice Training System (KITS), based at the University of Kansas, and the Kansas State University-affiliated Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities Inc. (KCCTO) is designed to increase the quality of service that child care providers can deliver to children and their families, said David Lindeman, KITS director

Fri, 01/22/2021 — Two University of Kansas professors are putting medieval studies in the national spotlight. The National Endowment for the Humanities funds just 7% of the more than 1,000 fellowship applications it receives each year. Last month, only two of the...

Thu, 01/21/2021 — Former President Donald Trump's removal of prominent officials not willing to do his bidding grabbed headlines throughout his tenure, but he also took less well-publicized steps to bring the federal bureaucracy under his control by dismantling...

Thu, 01/21/2021 — The KU Center for Service Learning will host the Summit on Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship on Jan. 27. The goal of this summit is to engage, connect and support University of Kansas faculty, staff and administrators with interest in:

Thu, 01/21/2021 — Two University of Kansas faculty members are being recognized for adjusting their research to better understand the coronavirus pandemic and to provide valuable information to the public and policymakers. The one-time COVID Research Pivot...

Thu, 01/21/2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has created new perils and challenges for people experiencing substance use disorders and addictive behaviors. Social distancing and isolation can trigger loneliness, anxiety and depression. These circumstances have put...


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