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Thu, 09/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – Michele Casavant joined the dean’s administrative team at the University of Kansas School of Education, effective Sept. 1. Casavant replaced Lon Dehnert, who retired from his role during summer 2019. Casavant has been with the School of Education since 2003 as the school’s coordinator of advising, and she has served as the director of the advising center since 2009. She also currently leads the school’s Multicultural Scholars Program and has served on several key committees. In her new role, Casavant will take on the support role for the school’s online programs and technology services. Other responsibilities as assistant dean will include continued

Wed, 09/11/2019 — For those interested in learning how to be a better ally to undocumented immigrants in the U.S., a University of Kansas center will host a workshop for the KU and Lawrence communities. The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies will...

Wed, 09/11/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries are offering updated location schedules and renovated spaces for students, faculty and staff across campus. The Spahr Engineering Library’s hours of operation will now align with the location schedules of...

Wed, 09/11/2019 —  In the popular television show “Parks and Recreation,” public servant Leslie Knope once said when people yell at her she hears them “caring loudly.” Bearing the emotions of angry communities might be a comedic TV trope, but public...

Wed, 09/11/2019 — University of Kansas engineering students have a chance to make connections for that dream job or ideal internship at two major events later this month. The Fall Engineering & Computing Career Fair, set for noon-5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18,...

Wed, 09/11/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music will kick off the 2019-2020 performance season with the 20th Annual Collage Concert, a free celebration of the school’s many musical offerings.  The concert begins a season of more than 20 performances featuring KU music students at the Lied Center of Kansas. The Collage Concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. The performance is free with no ticket required, and the public is encouraged to attend. For those unable to attend, the Collage Concert will be livestreamed. Pulling from the school’s many ensembles and soloists, the Collage Concert is the school’s most musically diverse performance of the year and

Wed, 09/11/2019 —  President Donald Trump announced his administration would propose banning thousands of flavors used in electronic cigarettes in an effort to fight an increase in underage vaping. Under such a ban, the Food and Drug Administration would develop...

Tue, 09/10/2019 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas plant biologists Carolyn Wessinger and Lena Hileman appreciate the sheer beauty of a field of colorful wildflowers as much as the next person. But what really gets their adrenaline pumping is understanding the evolutionary forces that render Earth’s blooms in such a stunning array of shapes and hues. A lot of that diversity stems from the birds and the bees. Flowers depend on these and other pollinators to reproduce, and they can adapt strategically to attract these creatures – sometimes altering their traits so dramatically that they lure an altogether new pollinator. But not all such strategies are created equal. In a new paper

Tue, 09/10/2019 —  Professor Robin Kundis Craig will explore the law and policy surrounding water law topics when she delivers the Distinguished Water Law Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Law.  Craig will present “Water, Federal Agencies and the...

Tue, 09/10/2019 — This fall, 10 University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — Brittney Cooper, best-selling author of "Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at Liberty Hall. This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. A book signing...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — A little more than a century ago, women were being beaten, jailed and staging hunger strikes to secure the right for themselves and other women to vote. If those struggles have disappeared from the public consciousness, seven months of events at...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — Author, illustrator and researcher Jonny Sun, notable for his humorous and interpersonal works, will deliver the 2019 Kenneth A. Spencer Lecture. Sun will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Liberty Hall. His presentation, hosted by The Commons at the...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — The University of Kansas increased its ranking two spots to 59th among public universities in the 2020 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released Sept. 9. “We recognize the importance of these rankings,...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — New findings from University of Kansas experimental nuclear physicists Daniel Tapia Takaki and Aleksandr (Sasha) Bylinkin were just published in the European Physical Journal C. The paper centers on work at the Compact Muon Solenoid, an...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — Every year thousands of people from around the world die because of antibiotic-resistant microbials. Overprescription and misuse of antibiotics have led to the growing crisis, and a new study from the University of Kansas has found that factors...

Mon, 09/09/2019 — Phil Stinson points to a miniature marble head of a Dacian chieftain. “The Romans would have thought of this as the image of a so-called ‘barbarian,’ a member of a Germanic tribe at war with the Romans,” said Stinson, associate...

Fri, 09/06/2019 — LAWRENCE – If you want to increase Latino Americans’ traditionally low levels of social media expression and political participation, you would do well to increase their belief that as Latinos, they share common characteristics and experiences. That is the implication of a new study by a group of University of Kansas researchers. Assistant Professor Alcides Velasquez and Professor Jeffrey Hall of the Department of Communication Studies co-wrote the paper along with former graduate student Gretchen Montgomery. It was published in the July issue of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication under the title “Ethnic Minorities’ Social Media Political Use: How

Fri, 09/06/2019 — It was a record-setting year for graduating students at the highest level for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. In the 2018-19 school year, KU Engineering awarded 45 doctoral degrees — 10 more than the next-best year during the...

Thu, 09/05/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, a designated U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center, has announced its fall 2019 lineup for the Charla de Merienda (Afternoon Chat and Snack) Series. The...


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