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Tue, 04/14/2020 —  University of Kansas students Anton Barybin, of Lawrence, and Emily Hughes, of Leawood, have been selected for the Beckman Scholars Program, which supports research by exceptional undergraduates who seek to become leaders in the science field....

Tue, 04/14/2020 — Three University of Kansas School of Law alumni will receive the law school’s highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, this year. The award celebrates graduates for their professional achievements, contributions to the legal field...

Tue, 04/14/2020 — One major disruptor of the COVID-19 crisis has been the unprecedented need for millions of students to continue their education outside of a traditional classroom setting. But the crisis could be an opportunity to give students ownership of...

Tue, 04/14/2020 — Howard Rambsy II, author, cultural critic and professor of African American & American literature at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, will present a webinar on Richard Wright’s autobiography, “Black Boy,” to mark the 75th...

Mon, 04/13/2020 — When stay-at-home orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are eventually lifted, most restaurants can reopen their doors. Yet when it's back to business as usual, chances are that some of that food will be thrown out. A partnership among...

Mon, 04/13/2020 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas have earned an award recognizing their significant scholarly achievements and research contributions to their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes either a truly...

Thu, 04/09/2020 —  State Farm has donated $20,000 through KU Endowment to the Kansas Fire & Training Rescue Institute (KFRTI) – a unit of KU Professional & Continuing Education. KFRTI will use the funds to purchase the additional vehicle extrication...

Thu, 04/09/2020 — As part of a national effort to reduce the release of carbon dioxide into the air, the Kansas Geological Survey has joined forces with private and public partners to help determine whether carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial sources can be...

Wed, 04/08/2020 —  The University of Kansas’ Department of Theatre & Dance has announced the following students earned awards and recognition from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region V. Almost all of the work stemmed from KU’s...

Wed, 04/08/2020 — Most businesses have never faced an era when uncertainty is so rampant. While companies are inherently used to dealing with risk, few are prepared for total unpredictability. That’s the premise of a new article by Minyoung Kim, associate...

Wed, 04/08/2020 — Researchers from the University of Kansas Medical Center donated much-needed equipment to help their colleagues at The University of Kansas Health System currently caring for patients with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19. The virus...

Tue, 04/07/2020 — About one-third of the U.S. population has no computer and/or broadband internet access at home, or they can only connect through mobile devices such as smartphones. Many of these individuals turn to public libraries as their primary provider of...

Tue, 04/07/2020 — Thirty years ago, authors in the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare published an article that formalized and named a burgeoning movement in social work: Focusing on people’s strengths to help them solve problems. Now, KU authors...

Mon, 04/06/2020 — Four University of Kansas students received honors during the 17th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka at the end of February. The event brings together top graduate student researchers from Kansas Board of Regents institutions...

Fri, 04/03/2020 — More than fifty senior students from the University of Kansas School of Medicine have asked to graduate early to participate in the Kansas Pandemic Volunteer Health Care Workforce, a program that will deploy them throughout Kansas as part of the...

Thu, 04/02/2020 — Angelica Lang was in the middle of an online exam for a psychology course when she got the email. “I did take a moment to look at the email, and then I started freaking out a little bit,” she said. She rallied, then sat down and finished...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — For many people, especially those who are not wealthy, their home is their most valuable asset. But what happens when a person sells this asset? Are they taxed? If so, how much? A University of Kansas study found that municipal real estate...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — Jerry Crawford, University of Kansas associate professor of journalism, is the recipient of the 2020 Gretchen and Gene Budig Teaching Professorship. The Budig Professorship Award recognizes outstanding faculty instruction, and recipients are...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability is accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Sustainability Leadership Awards. These awards recognize students, faculty, staff, programs and projects that have made important contributions to...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – It took less than a week for the director of the University Kansas Center for Design Research and some of his former students and colleagues to crank out an open-source design for a plastic face shield to help protect health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few days, it has been freely downloaded around the world more than 4,500 times. And 10,000 of the shields already produced locally will soon be available to caregivers in The University of Kansas Health System. What’s more, almost anyone, anywhere with a computer-aided router and a common type of plastic sheeting can rapidly produce more of them. This week, Greg Thomas, a


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