Mon, 11/12/2018 — The University Dance Company Fall 2018 Concert will feature choreography by a guest artist who has created works for the Joffrey Ballet, Richmond Ballet, New York City Ballet Choreographic Institute, American Midwest Ballet and the Kansas City...
Mon, 11/12/2018 — The interim dean of engineering at the University of Kansas is the second of three candidates who will take part in on-campus interviews for dean of the school.
Arvin Agah, interim dean of engineering and professor of electrical engineering &
Fri, 11/09/2018 — The University of Kansas has invited an award-winning news director and producer as part of International Education Week at the Office of International Programs.
Andrew Tkach is the director of the Environmental Reporting Program at the Aga...
Fri, 11/09/2018 —
LAWRENCE – Getting daily users to give up social media for weeks at a time? Difficult, at best. And, yes, some people who agreed to do so for a recent experiment fell off the wagon while they were supposed to abstain.
But the real finding of University of Kansas Professor Jeffrey Hall’s recent research paper is that when people have to do without social media, they end up surfing the web and engaging in activities they may be putting off, like work and housecleaning.
Hall, an associate professor of communication studies, has performed several studies trying to get at the phenomenon known as “displacement” – what we might be doing if social media weren’t always at
Fri, 11/09/2018 — As marijuana legalization for medical and recreational purposes increases across the country, new research from the University of Kansas shows that where people are buying legal pot matters just as much, if not more, than who is buying.
Fri, 11/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration was the winner of the Second Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in conjunction with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) during their 2018 annual conference in Atlanta.Shannon Portillo, assistant vice chancellor of undergraduate programs at KU Edwards Campus and a professor in the KU School of Public Affairs & Administration, presented KU’s innovative winning project, “Collaborating with Community Colleges in Pathways to Public Service,” in the pitch
Thu, 11/08/2018 — When growing up, many young people look to their parents for guidance on how to prepare for all manner of experiences. But when the parents do not have a particular experience to share, where do kids turn?
A new study from the University of...
Thu, 11/08/2018 — LAWRENCE – This fall marks the 27th year of the Waggoner Research Colloquium, where KU Latin American studies faculty members and graduate students gather to celebrate the ongoing research and scholarship in the region.
The colloquium will take place from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Malott Room of the KU Union, and a catered reception will follow. RSVP to email@example.com by Friday, Nov. 9.
The 2018 colloquium includes an interdisciplinary panel on “Changing Environments of Latin America: History, Conservation, Climate Change & Natural Disasters” and will feature the following presentations:
Santa Arias, professor of Spanish & Portuguese
Thu, 11/08/2018 — Beginning Nov. 10, the Spencer Museum of Art will host the exhibition “Hope 22,” which features 22 portraits of veterans and active duty personnel accompanied by written accounts of their experiences with the military and mental health. The...
Wed, 11/07/2018 — LAWRENCE – Effective immediately, the German studies bachelor and master's degree programs are now housed in the Department of German Studies.
The new name replaces the former Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, a change approved by the Kansas Board of Regents on Oct. 30. The department introduced its German studies major and minor in August 2013 and changed the name of its master's degree to German studies in 2016.
"The new designation reflects our interdisciplinary undergraduate curriculum,” said Professor Nina Vyatkina, department chair. “We encourage students to enhance their study of the language and cultures of German-speaking Europe
Wed, 11/07/2018 — As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, the University of Kansas supports advanced research that improves and transforms Kansas, the United States and the world. The Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowships furthers this...
Wed, 11/07/2018 — The success of the transgender rights movement is one of the most improbable underdog stories of American politics in the past 25 years, according to a new book co-authored by a University of Kansas political scientist.
"It is a tiny group with...
Wed, 11/07/2018 — An Olympic gold medalist and humanitarian, a former director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the CEO of a global scientific instrumentation company will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas.
Billy Mills, Elizabeth...
Wed, 11/07/2018 — As issues like climate change, resource scarcity and technological progress increasingly influence how nations relate to each other, a new book by a University of Kansas researcher takes a critical look at mainstream ideas that underpin the...
Wed, 11/07/2018 —
LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas scholar is pushing back against the long-held scholarly view that the early, bawdy Chicago blues style known as hokum was a corruption of “authentic” Southern blues.
Rather, Associate Professor of Music Roberta Freund Schwartz writes in an article in the fall 2018 edition of the Journal of the Society for American Music that, while more sophisticated and commercial than country blues, hokum hits like “It’s Tight Like That” are themselves an authentic expression of a genre she calls "city style."
In so doing, Freund Schwartz, author of “How Britain Got the Blues: The Transmission and Reception of American Blues Styles to the
Tue, 11/06/2018 — The dean of engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio is the first of three candidates who will take part in on-campus interviews for dean of the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas.
JoAnn Browning, dean of engineering...
Tue, 11/06/2018 — The University Daily Kansan won an Online Pacemaker Award for best college media website along with two first-place awards for display and online advertising at the Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association convention Oct. 25-28...
Tue, 11/06/2018 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences has invited Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, as the keynote speaker for this year’s James Naismith Lecture Series.
Mon, 11/05/2018 —
LAWRENCE – Usually, researchers study the effect communications have on the target of a message, says Alcides Velasquez, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies. But in the case of a new study on social media and Latino political participation, Velasquez and his co-author looked at the effect on the ones pushing out the message.
Their results illustrate that individuals’ political expression on social media increases their feelings of efficacy – that one’s actions can influence the political environment.
In a new edition of the journal Mass Communication and Society, Velasquez and Andrea Quenette, assistant professor of communication
Mon, 11/05/2018 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored celebrated educator Shawn Keshmiri, associate professor of aerospace engineering, with the 2018 H.O.P.E. Award — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator.
The H.O.P.E. Award is given...