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Wed, 08/23/2017 — LAWRENCE – Paraguay has been undergoing many tumultuous political, economic and social changes, but its larger neighbors have attracted most of the attention. Some changes stem from long historical trajectories, and others have been spurred by the recent intensification of globalization. Scholars from all disciplines, whose research and critical eye will put these changes in perspective and identify future trends, will speak at the University of Kansas as part of a conference hosted by the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and supported by many campus and outside sponsors. “Paraguay at the Crossroads” will run from Thursday, Aug. 24, through Saturday

Wed, 08/23/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art has selected “Magenta Colored Girl” by Carrie Mae Weems as the KU Common Work of Art to accompany the 2017–2018 KU Common Book, “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine. “Citizen” uses poetry,...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — With perishable inventory and slim profit margins, the grocery business is notoriously tough. The mobile grocery business is even tougher. Two entities – one for-profit and the other not — that in recent years ran mobile groceries in the...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — People are typically averse to wider human faces because they elicit fears of being dominated. However, consumers might like wider faces on some products they buy, such as watches or cars, when they want to be seen in a position of power in...

Tue, 08/22/2017 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities’ Fall Faculty Colloquium is designed to enliven the intellectual atmosphere of the University of Kansas and contribute to the interdisciplinary training of faculty. This fall, four KU faculty members and four graduate students will convene under the leadership of directors Allan Hanson, professor emeritus of anthropology, and John Symons, professor of philosophy, to explore the topic of “The Posthuman?” The faculty participants in the colloquium are Jennifer Foster, lecturer in Spanish & Portuguese; James Gunn, professor emeritus of English; Christopher Ramey, assistant professor of psychology, and Paul Scott,

Wed, 08/16/2017 — Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, earned seven individual awards from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB) this year. KPR earned honors in the news, commentary, programming and website categories. The station...

Mon, 08/14/2017 — Social theorists have pointed to freeways and other superhighways as "non-places of negligible social interaction," where drivers pass each other at high speeds, stop infrequently and are otherwise largely insulated from one another. But work...

Tue, 08/08/2017 — Though battling the competition and looking out for No. 1 might appear to be the best public relations strategy, a University of Kansas professor argues that approach is, at most, the second-best practice in the field. In a new book, the...

Mon, 07/31/2017 —  For decades, academic studies have sought to understand the effects of mass media on people from all walks of life. However, based on the sampling procedures used in a majority of those studies, people should be careful in interpreting the...

Thu, 07/27/2017 — Each summer, undergraduates from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-three of these students will present their research Friday, July 28, at the KU Summer Undergraduate...

Wed, 07/26/2017 — As an amateur linguist growing up among the Kiowa people a century ago, Parker McKenzie devised a method of writing his native language using English letters. Now his great-grandson, University of Kansas Assistant Professor of Linguistics...

Wed, 07/26/2017 —  Seventeen outstanding University of Kansas students or recent graduates were selected as recipients of nationally competitive scholarships that will fund overseas study and internships in nine countries this summer and fall.  Benjamin A....

Wed, 07/12/2017 — If it’s not quite a “secret history,” then Farhan Karim’s latest project is at least an overview of an overlooked phenomenon in an important region of the world. An assistant professor in the University of Kansas School of Architecture...

Thu, 07/06/2017 — Starting July 1, the School of Architecture, Design & Planning’s name became the School of Architecture & Design. “On the face of it, it might seem like a simple change,” said Dean Mahesh Daas. “But since we seldom have the...

Fri, 06/30/2017 — More than 5,250 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2017 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing...

Thu, 06/29/2017 — U.S. immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras on Temporary Protected Status, despite its in-between and temporary nature, generally do better than undocumented immigrants in educational attainment and civic engagement in their...

Mon, 06/26/2017 — YODER – Sixty-three new law enforcement officers were congratulated by Kansas City, Kansas, Chief of Police Terry Ziegler during their graduation from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 23. The new officers were members of the 245th basic training class at the center. Located one mile west and one mile south of Yoder, near Hutchinson, the center is a division of University of Kansas Professional & Continuing Education. The graduates, who began their training March 20, represented 47 municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies from across Kansas. Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law

Wed, 06/21/2017 — After Puerto Rican voters recently overwhelmingly supported statehood in a plebiscite election, the results still leave political and economic questions for the island, according to a University of Kansas lecturer who grew up in Puerto Rico....

Wed, 06/14/2017 — Consider the humble soil just below our feet. It’s actually an intricate matrix of minerals, water, air, living organisms and decomposing organic material that supports every living thing on Earth. One vital part of this mix is microscopic...

Tue, 05/30/2017 — With baby boomers moving toward their golden years, the need for effective long-term care facilities, particularly for those with dementia, is growing at a rapid pace. Now, University of Kansas School of Architecture, Design & Planning...


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