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Thu, 09/26/2019 — Faculty, staff and students with significant international experiences and contributions to international education are invited to apply to the University of Kansas chapter of Phi Beta Delta. Membership applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 1. Phi...


Thu, 09/26/2019 — The Department of English at the University of Kansas will host a poetry reading and discussion with lauded poet Sherwin Bitsui for the annual Gunn Lecture. Bitsui, winner of the American Book Award, is originally from White Cone, Arizona, on...

Wed, 09/25/2019 — Courses in introductory physics are required for nearly all university STEM degree programs not only because physics is considered foundational to those disciplines, but also because it provides students practical experience in applied...

Mon, 09/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – Telling an adult, much less a preschooler, to calm down is easier said than done. But it is a skill that can be learned. So that is what Deanna Hanson-Abromeit, University of Kansas associate professor of music, is working on. She and a colleague recently won a grant from the American Music Therapy Association to experiment with what they believe is an effective way to train preschoolers to regulate their emotions. “You hear a song from childhood, and it brings you right back to that original memory with the smells and the emotions and everything, right? So there's this real power in music,” she said. Clearly, Hanson-Abromeit said, music has a

Mon, 09/23/2019 — LAWRENCE – Even though they are not needed to make the specific sounds, parts of Mandarin Chinese speakers’ faces – their eyebrows and lips – mimic the rising and falling pitch that distinguishes one word spelled exactly the same from another. In other words, speakers' eyebrows follow the sounds their throat is making. This is the finding of a new study co-written by Allard Jongman and Joan Sereno, University of Kansas professors of linguistics. They say it implies the need to study whether these subtle facial movements help listeners perceive what the speakers are trying to convey. Along with Canadian university colleagues Saurabh Garg, Ghassan Hamarneh and Yue

Fri, 09/20/2019 — A pastor’s sermon shakes the foundation of his megachurch in “The Christians,” playing weekends Sept. 27 through Oct. 6 in the Crafton-Preyer Theatre at Murphy Hall. The play opens the season for KU’s University Theatre and features...

Fri, 09/20/2019 — Since 2012, the Cool Science program has featured children’s artwork in public spaces in Massachusetts. Now youths in Kansas and Missouri will have the same opportunity. Through a $3 million National Science Foundation grant, Cool Science is...

Thu, 09/19/2019 — The Spencer Museum of Art invites the University of Kansas and Lawrence communities to kick back with friends and neighbors in the biggest backyard on KU’s campus — historic Marvin Grove — for an artful celebration of nature. The Backyard...

Wed, 09/18/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures has announced the 2019/2020 cohort of Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants. The following individuals have received a Fulbright award to teach a foreign language...

Mon, 09/16/2019 —  Talking about politics isn’t always comfortable, especially with children. But research has shown they know more about the topic than we might assume. A University of Kansas professor has co-written a study arguing that children’s knowledge...

Mon, 09/16/2019 — An international association for public affairs schools in higher education has recognized the University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration (SPAA) with its 2019 Diversity Award. The Diversity and Social Equity Committee of...

Fri, 09/13/2019 — University of Kansas faculty and staff members who want to expand their knowledge and perspectives on disability inclusion can join KU’s 2019-2020 Mentoring Circles for Disability Inclusion Program. Participants will gain insights and...

Thu, 09/12/2019 — Seven University of Kansas students and graduates received prestigious Fulbright awards to travel abroad to study, conduct research or teach English during the 2019-2020 academic year. Two additional KU students were selected as alternate...

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

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 — 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,...

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

Thu, 09/05/2019 — The University of Kansas Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies will host a delegation of Georgian civic educators this month in Lawrence. The Open World Leadership Center, a congressional agency, sent the five professionals,...


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