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Mon, 10/12/2020 — Kansas Audio-Reader will host a donation drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Lied Center of Kansas. Donate your gently used audio equipment (modern and vintage), vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes and musical instruments....

Fri, 10/09/2020 — Retired Maj. Raymond Finch, 64, considered himself lucky to retire from the Army in 1998 having never been ordered to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.  “I’m not a fan of heights,” the Lawrence resident said.  But this past August,

Fri, 10/09/2020 — The University of Kansas will offer weekly Civic Engagement Office Hours, in conjunction with the Douglas County Clerk’s Office, leading up to the 2020 general election. Led by The Commons, the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender...

Fri, 10/09/2020 — Several University of Kansas organizations and offices have partnered to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day through a program featuring a renowned Cherokee Nation scholar reflecting on representation of Native cultures on college...

Fri, 10/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – Argun Saatcioglu, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and (by courtesy) the Department of Sociology, and Tom Skrtic, Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education, both at the University of Kansas, have been selected to receive the 2020 Roger V. Gould Prize from the American Journal of Sociology (AJS). Saatcioglu and Skrtic are being honored for their 2019 article in AJS, "Categorization by Organizations: Manipulation of Disability Categories in a Racially Desegregated School District" (125:184–260). Their article was selected because, in the editors’ views, it most closely embodied the

Fri, 10/09/2020 — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has chosen the University of Kansas Public Management Center (KU PMC) to provide its annual professional development series for its membership beginning in...

Thu, 10/08/2020 — LAWRENCE – Back in the days before hyperlinks – before the printed page, even – how did people make reference to one written work within the body of another? How did they relate a historic account to the context of then current times? What they would do is literally tear up the book: They inserted new sections. Or they added prologues and epilogues. Or they added illustrations before, during and after the main text, calling attention to the book’s translator, or to its intended royal recipient, or to a particular plot point. These and other examples of what scholars call paratext – the stuff inscribed in the margins or otherwise added to an “original” text – are

Thu, 10/08/2020 — The Center for Service Learning’s (CSL) fall KU Serves Week is taking place this week (Oct. 5-9) in conjunction with National Voter Education Week. During this week, the CSL and their Civic Engagement Ambassador partners are sharing...

Thu, 10/08/2020 — When the novel coronavirus pandemic hit the United States in March 2020, government at all levels needed to manage a public health crisis, continue providing essential services and stave off economic disaster. However, public health interventions,

Wed, 10/07/2020 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has announced the recipients of the 2020 KU Architecture & Design Alumni Awards. This year’s honorees for the Distinguished Alumni Award are Earl Santee, Bruce Smith and...

Wed, 10/07/2020 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas researcher is writing a book on the proliferation of zombie TV shows, scheduled to come out in 2022 in publisher McFarland’s Contributions to Zombie Studies series. “We deal with our fears by having it on screen,” said Paul Scott, associate professor of French.  Earlier this year, Scott published the article “From Contagion to Cogitation: The Evolving Television Zombie” in the journal Science Fiction Studies. In it, he deals with four recent TV series: the British “In the Flesh” (2013- 2014); the French “The Returned” [“Les Revenants”] (2012-2015); the Australian “Glitch” (2015-2019) and the American “Resurrection” (2014-2015).

Tue, 10/06/2020 — Renewable energy, such as wind and solar power, has become an essential resource. Current legal frameworks have supported significant wind and solar energy, but are they sufficient to accelerate clean energy in the next decade? Speakers from...

Tue, 10/06/2020 — Two University of Kansas students, Elaine Pope of Overland Park and Adrian Romero of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, are winners of the 30th annual Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards. The award presentation during the...

Tue, 10/06/2020 —  When parties are accused of wrongdoing by a regulatory agency like the Securities and Exchange Commission, they are ordinarily entitled to procedural rights, like the right to present their defense at an in-person oral hearing. But what happens...

Tue, 10/06/2020 — University of Kansas graduate student Pamela Johnson, along with her mentor Jennifer Robinson, assistant professor of chemical & petroleum engineering, has earned a prestigious Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute...

Mon, 10/05/2020 — Judith Heumann, a lifelong disability rights champion and former special adviser to former President Barack Obama and the World Bank, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and October’s National...

Mon, 10/05/2020 — LAWRENCE – As a highly contentious U.S. election season heads into its final month, University of Kansas political experts are available to discuss candidates, key issues and procedures ahead of the Nov. 3 election: Robin Rowland is a longtime professor of rhetoric and scholar whose latest book, “The Rhetoric of Donald Trump: Nationalist Populism and American Democracy,” will be published in January by University of Kansas Press. He won the award for the best journal article of 2019, given by the Political Communication Division of the National Communication Association, for his article in Rhetoric & Public Affairs titled "The populist and nationalist roots of

Fri, 10/02/2020 — During a summer in which countless research projects across the University of Kansas were stalled on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, a small group of Lawrence and KU Medical Center-based administrators and faculty members met to brainstorm...

Fri, 10/02/2020 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas is now the School of Education and Human Sciences, effective fall 2020. The new name was approved by the Council of Chief Academic Officers and the Kansas Board of Regents on April 17, 2019,...

Fri, 10/02/2020 — At the annual meeting of the KU Endowment Board of Trustees on Oct. 2, four new trustees were elected: Paul DeBruce of Mission Hills; Gerry Dixon of Franklin Lakes, New Jersey; Dana Hensley of Andover; and Dave Roland of Shorewood,...


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