Tue, 11/13/2018 — Journalists write about post-traumatic stress disorder, especially as it relates to combat veterans, on a regular basis. But few stop to think that those same journalists covering conflicts and violence around the world may be suffering from...
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 — 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...
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 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 —
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 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...
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
Wed, 10/31/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced the July 2018 Employees of the Month. They are as follows:
Name: Laura DiedeTitle: Interim director of the Center for Online and Distance Learning
What that means: While serving as interim director, Diede...
Tue, 10/30/2018 — Four faculty members at two Kansas universities have been named recipients of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards, the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence.
The annual awards are given in four...
Thu, 10/25/2018 — As part of a nationwide celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week, co-founder and chief operating officer of DDSports Inc. Davyeon Ross will speak at the University of Kansas School of Business at 6 p.m. Nov. 15.
The conversation, which will...
Thu, 10/25/2018 — Recent research indicates that women are still underrepresented in leadership roles in higher education. Join the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity to hear the stories and strategies of women who have established themselves as...