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Thu, 04/23/2020 — Stay-at-home orders issued around the world to fight the COVID-19 pandemic have drastically reduced travel, in turn dropping fuel consumption, reducing pollution and affecting transportation. As people remain home and the majority of vehicular...

Wed, 04/15/2020 — Dave Tell, University of Kansas professor of communication studies and creator of the nationally renowned Emmett Till Memory Project, has been named co-director of KU's Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities. Founded in 2010, IDRH...

Tue, 04/14/2020 — Three University of Kansas School of Law alumni will receive the law school’s highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, this year. The award celebrates graduates for their professional achievements, contributions to the legal field...

Thu, 04/09/2020 —  State Farm has donated $20,000 through KU Endowment to the Kansas Fire & Training Rescue Institute (KFRTI) – a unit of KU Professional & Continuing Education. KFRTI will use the funds to purchase the additional vehicle extrication...

Tue, 04/07/2020 — About one-third of the U.S. population has no computer and/or broadband internet access at home, or they can only connect through mobile devices such as smartphones. Many of these individuals turn to public libraries as their primary provider of...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — For many people, especially those who are not wealthy, their home is their most valuable asset. But what happens when a person sells this asset? Are they taxed? If so, how much? A University of Kansas study found that municipal real estate...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — The University of Kansas Center for Sustainability is accepting nominations for the 13th Annual Sustainability Leadership Awards. These awards recognize students, faculty, staff, programs and projects that have made important contributions to...

Wed, 04/01/2020 — LAWRENCE – It took less than a week for the director of the University Kansas Center for Design Research and some of his former students and colleagues to crank out an open-source design for a plastic face shield to help protect health care workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. In just a few days, it has been freely downloaded around the world more than 4,500 times. And 10,000 of the shields already produced locally will soon be available to caregivers in The University of Kansas Health System. What’s more, almost anyone, anywhere with a computer-aided router and a common type of plastic sheeting can rapidly produce more of them. This week, Greg Thomas, a

Tue, 03/31/2020 — LAWRENCE – In some of the world’s biggest cities, in the world’s most populous nation, a significant segment of Chinese youths today constitutes an “ant tribe” of powerless, rootless workers, primed for exploitation by the global system of neoliberal capitalism. “Tiny Times” is the most popular Chinese youth-culture brand today, starting as a book trilogy by a young author and turning into a series of blockbuster movies, TV shows, comic books and video games. This dialectic between big and small is one of the themes running throughout a new book by University of Kansas researcher Hui “Faye” Xiao, “Youth Economy, Crisis and Reinvention in Twenty-First Century

Tue, 03/31/2020 — For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 122 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2020 Transfer...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — Who could have foreseen the tragic consequences of the novel coronavirus pandemic that threatens to overwhelm America’s hospital system, and in particular, emergency departments? A lot of folks, including Frank Zilm, University of Kansas...

Tue, 03/31/2020 — Four students at the University of Kansas are nominees for Udall Undergraduate Scholarships, which recognize students who demonstrate leadership, public service and commitment in the fields of tribal public policy, native health care or the...

Mon, 03/30/2020 — Two University of Kansas School of Law students were finalists at the 2020 Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) last month in New York. The team of third-year law students Hannah Lustman, of St. Louis, and...

Wed, 03/25/2020 — FDR and democratic socialism. Immigration and the human rights of people forced to flee across borders and oceans. What makes a heart-wrenching photo go viral. The issues that inspired and, in turn, are raised by the new album “Freedom from...

Tue, 03/24/2020 — When debate was swirling around fate of undocumented youths, well-intentioned advocates often couched their appeals for policy relief in the claim that the young people had come to the country “through no fault of their own.” This argument...

Mon, 03/23/2020 — LAWRENCE – Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The truth of that saying was revealed once again to Lance Rake when he traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, last year to develop a delivery version of the bamboo bicycles for which he is known. Without what he called proper tools or even flat surfaces on which to work, the University of Kansas professor of industrial design and his partners at Nepal’s Abari Foundation developed a working prototype of an electric-assisted, bamboo-bodied tricycle whose use holds the promise of reducing pollution in the historic city center. Last spring, Rake won a Fulbright Global Scholar Award for his proposal to spend six months in

Fri, 03/20/2020 — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the Jayhawk community, many people are wondering what they can do to help. In response, KU Endowment is establishing a COVID-19 Emergency Relief fund. "From the student senate to alumni to faculty...

Tue, 03/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 48 programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program retained its top spot among all universities, and its special education program ranked first among public schools. The local government management program has held that spot since 1998. Some of the programs with the largest increases in rank among public schools include audiology, up 10 spots; public finance and budgeting, up seven spots; environmental/environmental health engineering, up six spots; civil engineering

Mon, 03/16/2020 — In an era when reality and hoax can look the same on the internet, a new podcast is giving listeners the scoop from people who know what they’re talking about. “When Experts Attack!” brings listeners into a conversation with a specialist...

Mon, 03/16/2020 —  Revolutionizing the way humans practice agriculture by implementing new practices supported by international bodies might sound like a radical idea. Yet it's possible, according to a University of Kansas legal expert whose new book shares how...


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