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Tue, 07/07/2020 — Auditing is like few other professions because of the relationship between the client and firm. “I was an auditor for five years, and the irony of the profession is that you have to keep your client happy, even though you are looking for what...

Tue, 07/07/2020 — When Free State High School mathematics teacher Annette McDonald first learned about a possible way to improve learning by letting students make decisions as part of the process, she was skeptical. After all, the curriculum was set, and students...

Mon, 07/06/2020 — It lacks the drama of a shape-shifting alien creature, but another threat looms over the prospect of generations-long, interstellar space travel: Explorers arriving on Xanadu could face problems communicating with previous and subsequent arrivals,

Mon, 07/06/2020 — More than 7,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2020 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Tue, 06/30/2020 — New information emerges about the novel coronavirus on a daily basis, sometimes confirming, other times contradicting what we thought we knew the day before. Our reaction to this constant information flow depends not only on our understanding of...

Tue, 06/30/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability has recognized five individuals and initiatives with annual Sustainability Leadership Awards. Sustainability Leadership Awards highlight outstanding work of individuals and organizations in the...

Tue, 06/30/2020 — The last few months have highlighted the enormous value of the arts and humanities as they inform and inspire people across the United States and around the globe. The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas is determined to...

Thu, 06/25/2020 — With the national unemployment rate close to 14.7%, standing out in a sea of resumes is key to finding or advancing a career. The new, specialized Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Skills from the University of Kansas offers...

Tue, 06/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – More than 86% of graduates in the Class of 2019 at the University of Kansas School of Law landed positions considered “best jobs,” according to data recently released by the American Bar Association. KU Law is among the top third of law schools nationwide in the best jobs category – defined as full-time, long-term positions that require passing a bar exam or where a law degree offers an advantage. Overall employment was more than 93% and exceeded 90% for the sixth consecutive year. The school also ranks in the top third nationally for overall employment. Graduates accepted positions with law firms, businesses, government agencies, public interest

Thu, 06/18/2020 — This summer, 10 KU students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. “The students who applied for summer Undergraduate...

Wed, 06/17/2020 —   LAWRENCE – To get on the good side of a new boss, colleague or acquaintance in a business meeting, leave your cellphone stashed in your pocket or purse. That is the implication of a new study conducted by Cameron Piercy, University of Kansas assistant professor of communication studies, and Greta Underhill, KU doctoral candidate. “Expectations of technology use during meetings: An experimental test of manager policy, device use, and task acknowledgment” was published in the journal Mobile Media & Communication. Looking at your phone during a meeting is akin to “phubbing,” or snubbing, your interlocutor in a strictly social setting, the study found. The

Wed, 06/17/2020 — Researchers are examining policies that can help bring the global economy back on track. “But the question remains if traditional economic theorizing is up to that task to deal with a crisis like this — particularly a crisis that’s...

Fri, 06/12/2020 — Three cadets from University of Kansas Army ROTC received commissions into the U.S. Army during a live virtual commissioning ceremony from the Pentagon on Friday, June 12. Participating in the National Commissioning Ceremony are Cadets Joseph...

Wed, 06/10/2020 — “Nobody worries about the supply chain until something goes wrong,” said Joe Walden, the assistant area director in analytics, information and operations management at the University of Kansas. “Just look at the pandemic. Nobody gave the...

Wed, 06/10/2020 — LAWRENCE – A new project at the University of Kansas School of Law aims to meet community needs for legal services and provide hands-on learning to law students. Through the KU Law Legal Corps, students will bolster their legal research and writing skills while working on projects such as preparing documents, assessing community legal needs and summarizing recent court decisions. Summer 2020 Legal Corps projects include pro bono opportunities with regional nonprofit organizations and government agencies, as well as internships with Kansas Legal Services (KLS). Students will work on pro bono projects such as developing documents for the Access to Justice Committee

Tue, 06/09/2020 — Twenty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 4. Deputy Lauren Tucker of the Rooks County Sheriff’s Office was the graduating class president. The ceremony was held in...

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas students were selected to receive prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to study, conduct research and teach English abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year. One additional KU student was named as an alternate Fulbright recipient. This year’s Fulbright U.S. Student grantees include two doctoral students who will conduct research and study in Austria and Hungary and three recently graduated seniors who were selected to teach English in Tajikistan, Colombia and Spain. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the start of the program has been delayed to Jan. 1, 2021, and some countries have had to reduce the number of available

Thu, 06/04/2020 — As the University of Kansas begins to reopen parts of campus, it will participate in a pilot project to test a health verification mobile app called CVKey. The app was created by CVKey Project, a nonprofit initiative co-founded by former Google...

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Sixteen students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas Madison and Lila Self Memorial Scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Self Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded to outstanding undergraduate students from the University of Kansas who will transition into a full-time graduate program at KU in the fall semester. Students who were selected demonstrated leadership, initiative and passion for achievement. The scholarship provides each recipient with a $10,000 scholarship award and a unique professional development program. The Scholar Development Program provides education and training in leadership

Thu, 06/04/2020 — LAWRENCE – Recent University of Kansas graduate Sam Steuart has won the Philip W. Whitcomb Memorial Essay Prize at KU with an essay on the relationship between growing prison populations and the reduction of welfare support in U.S. public policy. “Sam presented a compelling argument about important trends in U.S. history that have marked Kansas public policy reform,” said Scott Jenkins, associate professor of philosophy and chair of the Whitcomb essay selection committee. “Steuart illustrated how Kansas welfare reform and the 1980s war on drugs combined to move low-income U.S. citizens into prisons.” Steuart, of Topeka, plans to save the $500 prize to support his


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