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Tue, 01/04/2022 — Ready to Represent, a leadership training program series designed to empower Kansas women to participate more fully in civic life, will return this month. The program is hosted by the Appointments Project & Ready to Run Kansas Women’s...

Tue, 01/04/2022 — The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced its new class of graduates of the Heartland Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. The graduation ceremony took place Dec. 3, 2021, in the House Chamber of the Kansas Capitol. Ed...

Wed, 12/22/2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with supply chain obstacles, has made the international marketplace even trickier for businesses to navigate. But Murali Mantrala, the Ned Fleming Professor of Marketing at the University of Kansas, advocates that...

Mon, 12/20/2021 — LAWRENCE – In a new book chapter, two University of Kansas researchers challenge the notion that Ivan Goncharov was the most conservative Russian writer of his time. Rather, they assert, Goncharov’s treatment of a nihilistic character in his 1869 novel “The Precipice” reveals a certain sympathy with a “queer” approach to “normal” family life. It’s not that the character Mark Volokhov is homosexual. Rather, it’s his devil-may-care attitude toward then-typical gender roles, along with any other societal norm. Ani Kokobobo, associate professor and chair of the University of Kansas Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures, and Devin Culley

Fri, 12/17/2021 — A crew from the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, will be in western Kansas measuring groundwater levels the first week of January 2022. Levels are measured annually as part of a joint project conducted by the KGS and...

Thu, 12/16/2021 — How might human-driven climate change trigger food shortages, water scarcity, armed conflict or future pandemics? Conversely, could a changing environment strengthen bonds of community in some places? A group of scientists recently delivered a...

Thu, 12/16/2021 — In May, the Colonial Pipeline was shut down due to a ransomware attack by Russia-linked cybercriminals. As the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S., its six-day stoppage led to fuel shortages and price increases. But how much the shutdown actually...

Wed, 12/15/2021 —  University of Kansas researchers have secured a grant to help support children’s relatives and family members to care for them when they are removed from their parents’ home and placed in the foster system. The project, known as Kansas...

Tue, 12/14/2021 — LAWRENCE – Humanities Kansas recently awarded a SHARP Recovery Grant in the amount of $6,215 to Kansas Public Radio. Funds from the grant will help support Kansas Public Radio’s program “KPR Presents,” which showcases high-profile, thought-provoking lectures, discussions and dialogues recorded throughout the region. The program also features many in-studio productions covering a wide range of topics, including panel discussions on Kansas elections, politics and interviews with Kansas Notable Book authors. Feloniz Lovato-Winston, Kansas Public Radio development director, serves as project director. The SHARP Recovery Grants support Kansas cultural organizations

Mon, 12/13/2021 — HUTCHINSON – Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Dec. 10 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer Mike Adams of the Moundridge Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Darren Chambers, sheriff of Sumner County. Steve McCorkill, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 286th Basic Training Class. Richard Hedges of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks was honored with KLETC’s Fitness Award. Hedges set a new running record at KLETC by running a mile and a half in 8 minutes, 16 seconds. Jesse

Mon, 12/13/2021 — The University of Kansas has secured a pair of grants that will enable researchers to partner with community leaders, self-advocates with disabilities and families to help improve the transition of young people with disabilities from school to...

Fri, 12/10/2021 — The University of Kansas recently announced the October and November 2021 Employees of the Month. They are as follows: October 2021 Employees of the Month Name: Jim Gergen Title: Enterprise architect, Information Technology Jim Gergen has...

Fri, 12/10/2021 — With a new fellowship in hand, Jaleah Cullors will have the opportunity to jump-start her career plans with a stipend for graduate school and the opportunity to work in the U.S. Foreign Service. The senior at the University of Kansas is double...

Fri, 12/10/2021 — Representing diverse academic fields from across campus, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as 2022 Global Scholars. The Global Scholars Program recognizes and encourages undergraduate students who have an interest...

Fri, 12/10/2021 — Jane Tuttle has influenced the lives of countless students and parents in her 25 years working in Student Affairs at the University of Kansas. Tuttle, who currently serves as the associate vice provost for student affairs, is retiring from KU....

Fri, 12/10/2021 — The University of Kansas Libraries and The Commons will present the Engaged Leaders Speaker Series, a virtual lecture program on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, featuring author Andrew Hoffman. In his keynote address, which is open to all KU faculty,...

Fri, 12/10/2021 — The KU Center for Service Learning will host the second annual virtual Summit on Community-Engaged Learning and Scholarship from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 13, 2022. The goal of the summit is to engage, connect and support University of...

Thu, 12/09/2021 — LAWRENCE – Irina Six and Olga Garabrandt took the lemons doled out in 2020 by COVID-19 and turned them into the lemonade of an effective and entirely online class for first-year Russian language students that combines five days a week of individually directed work with a single group session. This combination of synchronous (simultaneous) and asynchronous work is termed “bichronous” in a new paper co-written by Six, assistant teaching professor, and Olga Garabrandt, graduate teaching assistant, in the University of Kansas Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures.

Thu, 12/09/2021 — As language itself is becoming one of the nation’s most divisive battlegrounds, for certain communities, it’s ground zero. “The word ‘transgender,’ initially meant to offer visibility and acceptance to the bearer, has now become a...

Thu, 12/09/2021 — Sixteen University of Kansas staff members will hone their leadership skills in 2022 through participation in the university’s Aspiring Leaders program. This is the seventh cohort since the program launched in 2017. The six-month Aspiring...


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