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Wed, 06/10/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will livestream a special event at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. “A Conversation on Race” will be hosted by Barbara Ballard, senior associate director of...

Tue, 06/09/2020 — Researchers from the University of Kansas are monitoring and evaluating COVID-19 response activities in 47 African countries. The project — in partnership with the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa — is led by KU’s...

Tue, 06/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – Fifty-one University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 2,578 hours of free legal services over the past year. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, helped clients expunge past criminal convictions, represented the interests of children in foster care as court-appointed special advocates and worked with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, prosecutors’ offices and public defenders’ offices. “Despite having many demands on their time, KU Law students are dedicated to serving the public good,” said Meredith Schnug, clinical associate professor and chair of KU Law’s Pro Bono Committee. “Through pro bono service,

Tue, 06/09/2020 — Twenty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 4. Deputy Lauren Tucker of the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office was the graduating class president. The ceremony was held in...

Tue, 06/09/2020 — Frank Weinhold is the new chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. He began his position June 1. Weinhold has extensive experience in hospital pharmacy and pharmacy management. He was most...

Mon, 06/08/2020 — High-profile cases have circulated through American courts in which people argue their religious beliefs allow them to not provide goods or services to same-sex couples. A University of Kansas law professor writes in a new article that while the...

Mon, 06/08/2020 — To help fulfill the increasing demand for healthy and safe food consumption, the University of Kansas is launching a new online undergraduate certificate in nutrition this fall through a collaboration between its Edwards Campus and KU Medical...

Mon, 06/08/2020 — Protestant vs. Catholic — as they engaged in religio-political rhetorical combat. Hayes is associate professor and chair of the Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies. His book begins by recounting the 1534 “Affair ...

Thu, 06/04/2020 — The bold, iconic entrance to Strong Hall has been the “doorway to KU” for generations of Jayhawks. The two-story main entrance with its 18 windows and 234 panes of glass stands stalwart as the seasons pass and thousands of students, faculty...

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas students were selected to receive prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to study, conduct research and teach English abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year. One additional KU student was named as an alternate Fulbright recipient. This year’s Fulbright U.S. Student grantees include two doctoral students who will conduct research and study in Austria and Hungary and three recently graduated seniors who were selected to teach English in Tajikistan, Colombia and Spain. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the start of the program has been delayed to Jan. 1, 2021, and some countries have had to reduce the number of available

Thu, 06/04/2020 — As the University of Kansas begins to reopen parts of campus, it will participate in a pilot project to test a health verification mobile app called CVKey. The app was created by CVKey Project, a nonprofit initiative co-founded by former Google...

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Sixteen students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Self Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students from the University of Kansas who will transition into a full-time graduate program at KU in the fall semester. Students who were selected demonstrated leadership, initiative and passion for achievement. The scholarship provides each recipient with a $10,000 scholarship award and a unique professional development program. The Scholar Development Program provides education and training in leadership

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Recent University of Kansas graduate Sam Steuart has won the Philip W. Whitcomb Memorial Essay Prize at KU with an essay on the relationship between growing prison populations and the reduction of welfare support in U.S. public policy. “Sam presented a compelling argument about important trends in U.S. history that have marked Kansas public policy reform,” said Scott Jenkins, associate professor of philosophy and chair of the Whitcomb essay selection committee. “Steuart illustrated how Kansas welfare reform and the 1980s war on drugs combined to move low-income U.S. citizens into prisons.” Steuart, of Topeka, plans to save the $500 prize to support his

Wed, 06/03/2020 — Ethnopolitical organizations are routinely criticized for being inhospitable to women. A new study examines such organizations’ recruitment strategies, revealing broader gender ideologies shape gender platforms. “More violent organizations...

Tue, 06/02/2020 — Close to half of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy 2020 graduates applied to residency programs, and once again, KU pharmacy students matched at a rate far above the national average, according to the American Society of Health-System...

Tue, 06/02/2020 — Sexual assault is a widely acknowledged problem on U.S. campuses, yet there is surprisingly little consistent guidance on how institutions can best form policies that help prevent such incidents and how best to respond when assaults do occur. A...

Tue, 06/02/2020 — Three projects with the potential to help patients suffering from chronic diseases were selected to receive the 2020 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research award. Researchers from the Higuchi Biosciences Center and the departments of Pharmaceutical...

Tue, 06/02/2020 — The Academic Achievement & Access Center (AAAC) changed its name, effective June 1, to the University Academic Support Centers, or UASC. The center began in 2004 as a merger of two offices – the Student Development Center and Services for...

Mon, 06/01/2020 — When the Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency-use authorization for the investigational pharmaceutical remdesivir to treat COVID-19 on May 1, in part it was due to pioneering work performed by pharmaceutical chemists at the...

Mon, 06/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – The counterintuitive appeal of Stanford University sociologist Mark Granovetter’s theory about “the strength of weak ties” being key to finding a job has steadily grown since he first published it in 1973. But now a University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies has published a paper questioning its primacy. KU’s Cameron Piercy and University of Arkansas researcher Yaguang Zhu have co-written a paper titled “Transactive Memory and the Job Search: Finding Expertise and Influence in Socio-technical Networks,” published in the Western Journal of Communication. They argue that strong ties, websites like Indeed and other job sources are


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