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Wed, 01/20/2021 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Mark Richter, 69, professor of molecular biosciences. He died Dec. 26, 2020, following a seven-week battle with COVID-19. “Professor Richter was a talented researcher and an...

Wed, 01/20/2021 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 15 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Henry Griffiths of the Phillips County Sheriff’s Office was the...

Wed, 01/20/2021 — An at-home COVID-19 test developed by researchers at the University of Kansas is moving toward commercial production. “We've been talking to venture capitalists and large existing companies to help facilitate this translation that is taking...

Tue, 01/19/2021 — University of Kansas experts helping meet the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder and their families and advancing precision cancer medicine have been named recipients of the Steven F. Warren Research Achievement Award and the KU...

Tue, 01/19/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its virtual programming lineup for the spring 2021 semester. With the inauguration of a new president, the focus of the early schedule will be on the presidency. Spring will also feature a new exhibition, "Voices from the Big First, 1961-1968," and a series of afternoon programs on related topics. “While our nation continues to deal with the COVID-19 crisis, the Dole Institute will be bringing an impressive slate of guests directly to our audience’s homes,” said Director Bill Lacy. “We will kick off the semester with an eye toward the new administration of President Biden

Tue, 01/19/2021 — Growing up in a Korean household after immigrating to New York City as a young child, Kelly Chong was raised with the tacit understanding that she would eventually marry someone of her own race. “The tension-ridden issue of boundary-crossing...

Tue, 01/19/2021 — A new conference aims to explore privacy beyond abstract concepts. The Privacy Praxis Conference, created by KU Law Associate Professor Najarian Peters, is on Feb. 25.

Thu, 01/14/2021 —  Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been identified as recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state higher education system’s most prestigious recognition for scholarly...

Thu, 01/14/2021 — In a rapidly evolving economy with ever-shifting workforce demands, how can universities, businesses and students better meet each other’s needs? There’s a map for that. Or there will be soon, thanks to experts at the University of Kansas...

Wed, 01/13/2021 —  Parents around the world have long told us that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Soon, basketball coaches may join them. Researchers at the University of Kansas have published a study showing that eating breakfast can improve a...

Tue, 01/12/2021 — A University of Kansas expert in presidential rhetoric from Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump is available to journalists to react to President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural address on Wednesday, Jan. 20. “As a former vice president and longtime...

Tue, 01/12/2021 — OVERLAND PARK – The early years of a children's education provide a vital foundation for their future development, creating a base for lifelong learning as well as cognitive and social growth. To help fulfill the growing need for teachers who can help children in the Kansas City area during this crucial stage of life, the KU Edwards Campus is adding a new Bachelor of Science in Education, elementary education to its list of degree-completion programs. Offered through KU’s School of Education & Human Sciences, the program is open for fall 2021 enrollment. Individuals in the Kansas City region looking to enter or grow in an influential field can now earn an

Mon, 01/11/2021 — Using data to inform decisions or next steps isn’t just the bedrock of boardrooms and business. A team of University of Kansas researchers has shown that it’s also the foundation for improving the language development and communication...

Mon, 01/11/2021 — Americans take great pride in the tradition of free speech. Enshrined in the Constitution, the tradition is quite different than those of Europe and other parts of the world, which not only provide different histories but the possibility for...

Fri, 01/08/2021 — “Fat. Pig. Slob. Disgusting animal.” These are just a few of the names that President Donald Trump called adversaries during his campaign and presidency. But according to Christopher Forth, a University of Kansas professor of history and...

Wed, 01/06/2021 — The Carnegie Foundation announced the University of Kansas is one of 75 institutions reclassified, after being awarded originally in 2010, with the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. KU is one of only 52 research institutions to...

Tue, 01/05/2021 — To be fair, the newly described Waray Dwarf Burrowing Snake (Levitonius mirus) is pretty great at hiding. In its native habitat, Samar and Leyte islands in the Philippines, the snake spends most of its time burrowing underground, usually...

Mon, 01/04/2021 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that the biennial Post-Election Conference will debut as an 11-part video series on the institute’s YouTube channel. "Our Post-Election Conference is one of...

Mon, 12/21/2020 — What was it that compelled white voters to choose Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election – but not necessarily the 2020 election – in the battleground states of the Midwest? “We see a great deal of regional variation. White voters...

Mon, 12/21/2020 — Fourteen KU staff members will hone their leadership skills in 2021 through participation in the university’s Aspiring Leaders program. This is the sixth cohort since the program launched in 2017. The eight-month Aspiring Leaders program,...


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