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Fri, 05/29/2020 — After early termination of regular season College League of Legends play due to the COVID-19 pandemic, other tournament providers offered weekly tournaments. Jayhawk Esports participated in the third Battlefly/Riot tournament, coming through as...

Thu, 05/28/2020 — Minyoung Kim, associate professor of strategy and international business at the University of Kansas School of Business, will receive the 2020 International Management (IM) Division FIU Emerging Scholar Award from the Academy of Management. The...

Thu, 05/28/2020 —  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that Hong Kong no longer maintains autonomy from mainland China, a move that could have significant ramifications in trade between the U.S. and Hong Kong. While the island has been exempt...

Thu, 05/28/2020 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated to 97 individuals on the University of Kansas Medical Center and 62 individuals on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Girod and Barbara Bichelmeyer, the...

Thu, 05/28/2020 —  The White House announced Thursday that President Donald Trump intended to sign an executive order targeting social media companies, including Twitter, Facebook and Google, for the ways they monitor content on their platforms. The order comes...

Wed, 05/27/2020 — While scientists and economists are debating the health and financial reasons of why the economy should reopen following the COVID-19 pandemic, there is another factor that should also be considered. Dale Dorsey, the Dean’s Professor and...

Wed, 05/27/2020 — People who make careers of public service may cite many motivations for choosing their work, including loyalty to institutions and parties or the desire to shape public policy. A new University of Kansas study shows that is not the case in Iraq,...

Wed, 05/27/2020 — LAWRENCE – In the post-World War II period, José Limón was the toast of the modern dance world. Erick Hawkins was injured and exiled, seeking a way back that would not torture his and other dancers’ bodies. But today, a new book examining and contrasting their careers holds them up at least as artistic equals and explores their distinctive choreographic approaches. These contrasts are explored from a variety of angles, including gender and race, in the new book by James Moreno, University of Kansas associate professor, titled "Dances of José Limón and Erick Hawkins" (Routledge, 2020). “I was first drawn to José Limón, and I identify with him as a Mexican American

Wed, 05/27/2020 — Woody Allen often writes about how comedy and tragedy are intertwined. A new book finds that’s been the case for thousands of years … but in unexpected ways. “Paracomedy: Appropriations of Comedy in Greek Tragedy” (Oxford University...

Fri, 05/22/2020 — The University of Kansas mathematics department recently recognized its undergraduate and graduate students and faculty for outstanding academic and teaching achievements.  Usually these awards are presented at the department’s annual honors...

Fri, 05/22/2020 — LAWRENCE – The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections at the University of Kansas Dole Institute of Politics honored three projects with the 2020 Robert J. Dole Congressional History Prize for this year’s Kansas History Day State Contest. The event was judged in April 2020 virtually with the theme “Breaking Barriers.” “History Day competition is a great program to introduce young students to research and really delve into interesting historical topics,” said Julie Bergene, public education coordinator at the Dole Institute. “We are proud to sponsor the Robert J. Dole Congressional History Prize to inspire a new generation of leaders.”  Topeka

Fri, 05/22/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio was set to hold its fourth annual KPR Ice Cream Social on June 18 at Maceli’s. The ice cream social draws nearly 300 KPR members and listeners from around the area. Due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, KPR has decided to cancel the 2020 event. The ice cream social is a free community event where KPR members can get ice cream in their own KPR member mug designed by a KPR listener, meet on-air hosts and win KPR swag. KPR also provides ice cream for nonmembers in a paper cup. KPR is working toward planning smaller-scale distribution of this year’s mug to KPR members and sustainers while being mindful of health and safety concerns. Follow

Thu, 05/21/2020 — A startup firm with roots in the University of Kansas School of Engineering and Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis will leverage a two-year, $750,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant from the National Science Foundation to...

Wed, 05/20/2020 — LAWRENCE – Ten University of Kansas School of Law graduates from the Class of 2020 received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community. The recipients: Maggie Brakeville, Benton, Louisiana: Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award Terra Brockman, Overland Park: Justice Lloyd Kagey Leadership Award Denise Dantzler, Omaha, Nebraska: Samuel Mellinger Scholarship, Leadership, and Service Award Diana Jarek, Republic, Missouri: Janean Meigs Memorial Award in Law Andi Leuszler, Lenexa: Robert F. Bennett Student Award Hannah Lustman, St. Louis: Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

Wed, 05/20/2020 — A whole self-help industry has erupted around showing people how to organize their homes and get rid of clutter. While this applies to many Americans, it is especially significant for older adults. “I’m not anti-materialist, but I want to...

Wed, 05/20/2020 — Four academically talented University of Kansas students will be competing for scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The foundation’s Astronaut Scholarship was founded in 1984 by the six surviving members of the Mercury 7...

Tue, 05/19/2020 — Students at the University of Kansas School of Law will have a chance to train diplomats on indigenous issues and conflict resolution as part of a new partnership. The KU School of Law recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the...

Tue, 05/19/2020 —   LAWRENCE – Kevin Willmott loves “Blazing Saddles” and thinks Mel Brooks’ 1974 comedy about racism in the Wild West still holds up. Not that Hollywood would finance or the public would accept such a film from a white man today, he asserts. That’s why the University of Kansas professor of film & media studies and his fellow African American film professor (New York University) and writing partner Spike Lee make movies like “BlacKkKlansman.” They believe African Americans must tell their own stories. Willmott and Lee shared the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for 2018’s “BlacKkKlansman,” and they are already generating Oscar buzz for their next collaboration, “

Tue, 05/19/2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens public health around the world, misinformation regarding its treatment, causes and cures has abounded. A University of Kansas study has found that vulnerable populations, often those most severely affected by...

Mon, 05/18/2020 — LAWRENCE – More than a century ago, before the Great War and long before Hitler’s rise to power, Austrian writer and satirist Karl Kraus (1874-1936) was calling out the danger that “fake news” could drag a nation into unnecessary military conflict and ruin. In that sense, he was one of the first media critics, forming his own magazine, The Torch (Die Fackel), mainly to criticize the dominant and later belligerent narratives pushed by his nation’s leading news outlets. It was just one of the prophecies from Kraus that came to pass and that are reviewed in-depth in a new monograph titled “Karl Kraus and the Discourse of Modernity” (Northwestern University Press) 


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