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Tue, 03/31/2020 — Who could have foreseen the tragic consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic that threatens to overwhelm America’s hospital system, and in particular, emergency departments? A lot of folks, including Frank Zilm, University of Kansas...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, native health care or the...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — LAWRENCE – In some of the world’s biggest cities, in the world’s most populous nation, a significant segment of Chinese youths today constitutes an “ant tribe” of powerless, rootless workers, primed for exploitation by the global system of neoliberal capitalism. “Tiny Times” is the most popular Chinese youth-culture brand today, starting as a book trilogy by a young author and turning into a series of blockbuster movies, TV shows, comic books and video games. This dialectic between big and small is one of the themes running throughout a new book by University of Kansas researcher Hui “Faye” Xiao, “Youth Economy, Crisis and Reinvention in Twenty-First Century

Tue, 03/31/2020 — For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 122 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2020 Transfer...

Mon, 03/30/2020 — President Donald Trump has repeatedly called COVID-19 the “Chinese virus,” despite accusations of bigotry and inaccuracy that accompany the term. “The use of ‘Chinese virus’ by the current administration should be read in the context...

Mon, 03/30/2020 — In the midst of a global pandemic, a lot of people rightly will be reluctant to offer food from their plate to another person, or accept such an offer due to the fear of contamination. But for people with “attachment avoidance,” a...

Mon, 03/30/2020 — Two University of Kansas School of Law students were finalists at the 2020 Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) last month in New York. The team of third-year law students Hannah Lustman, of St. Louis, and...

Thu, 03/26/2020 —  Researchers at the University of Kansas and CAST, a nonprofit and founders of the universal design for learning framework, have won a grant to improve a tool that has proven effective at helping students, especially those with disabilities,...

Thu, 03/26/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will provide free, online, educational programs and content while it remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will include new features as well...

Wed, 03/25/2020 — FDR and democratic socialism. Immigration and the human rights of people forced to flee across borders and oceans. What makes a heart-wrenching photo go viral. The issues that inspired and, in turn, are raised by the new album “Freedom from...

Wed, 03/25/2020 — As the novel COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend life and business around the globe, countless industries are struggling to adjust how they operate in unprecedented circumstances. The media industry finds itself in a similar situation of...

Tue, 03/24/2020 — When debate was swirling around fate of undocumented youths, well-intentioned advocates often couched their appeals for policy relief in the claim that the young people had come to the country “through no fault of their own.” This argument...

Tue, 03/24/2020 — LAWRENCE – Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at the University of Kansas, has been elected to membership in the National Academy of Education (NAEd). The academy consists of U.S. members and international associates who are elected on the basis of outstanding scholarship related to education. “It is a great honor to be elected into the National Academy of Education,” Zhao said. “I am proud to be a faculty member at KU, and I am grateful for all the support I have received from the leadership team and my colleagues.” Zhao previously served as the presidential chair and director of the

Tue, 03/24/2020 — While everybody these days has an opinion about science that affects us all, the wisest approach still involves consulting with key experts in the field. That also applies to funding research, according to a new article affirming that peer...

Mon, 03/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The truth of that saying was revealed once again to Lance Rake when he traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, last year to develop a delivery version of the bamboo bicycles for which he is known. Without what he called proper tools or even flat surfaces on which to work, the University of Kansas professor of industrial design and his partners at Nepal’s Abari Foundation developed a working prototype of an electric-assisted, bamboo-bodied tricycle whose use holds the promise of reducing pollution in the historic city center. Last spring, Rake won a Fulbright Global Scholar Award for his proposal to spend six months in

Fri, 03/20/2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the Jayhawk community, many people are wondering what they can do to help. In response, KU Endowment is establishing a COVID-19 Emergency Relief fund. "From the student senate to alumni to faculty...

Thu, 03/19/2020 — Average groundwater levels in central and western Kansas held fairly steady during 2019 as annual precipitation rates were near to above average in much of the state, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological...

Tue, 03/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 48 programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program retained its top spot among all universities, and its special education program ranked first among public schools. The local government management program has held that spot since 1998. Some of the programs with the largest increases in rank among public schools include audiology, up 10 spots; public finance and budgeting, up seven spots; environmental/environmental health engineering, up six spots; civil engineering

Tue, 03/17/2020 — Jason Hornberger, University of Kansas senior associate vice provost for finance, is one of 16 university business leaders from across the country who will take part in a selective leadership development program. The National Association of...

Tue, 03/17/2020 — When a partial fossil specimen of a primordial marine worm was unearthed in Utah in 1969, scientists had a tough go identifying it. Usually, such worms are recognized and categorized by the arrangement of little knobs on their plates. But in...


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