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Tue, 06/21/2022 — The University of Kansas community is remembering electrician Terrence “Bones” Morris, who died Feb. 22 at age 60. "I am deeply saddened at the death of Terrence ‘Bones’ Morris, who proudly and dutifully served our university for decades,

Mon, 06/20/2022 — LAWRENCE – In the conventional telling of African American literary history, the 1930s are overshadowed, at best, by the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and the social realism/protest novels of the 1940s. But a new volume on the decade marked indelibly by the Great Depression takes a closer look and finds important transitions between one era and the other occasioned by such disparate forces as the New Deal and the Communist Party USA. “African American Literature in Transition, 1930-1940” is the 10th volume in a planned series of 17 from Cambridge University Press. Ayesha Hardison, University of Kansas associate professor of English, co-edited the collection of

Fri, 06/17/2022 — The University of Kansas’ designation as a Department of Defense (DoD) Language Training Center has been renewed through 2025. The Language Training Center Program, a DoD initiative established in 2011, leverages U.S. institutions of higher...

Thu, 06/16/2022 — Every day, Americans see more battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) on the road. According to Fortune Business Insights, the market for electric vehicles in the U.S. is expected to grow from $28.24 billion in 2021 to $137.43 billion in 2028. The...

Thu, 06/16/2022 — The University of Kanas community is remembering David Jarmolowicz, associate professor of applied behavioral science, who died May 22. He was 45. “I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Professor Dave Jarmolowicz, a dedicated...

Thu, 06/16/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has announced the recipients of the 2021 KU Architecture & Design Alumni Awards. Established in 2017, the KU Architecture & Design Alumni Awards recognize graduates of the...

Thu, 06/16/2022 — Crystal Burkhardt, clinical professor in the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, has been selected to participate in the Academic Leadership Fellows Program, coordinated by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. Burkhardt is one...

Thu, 06/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law’s moot court program is 14th in the nation, according to rankings published recently by the University of Houston Law Center. The rankings are determined by a point system, awarding point values in various categories for successes in regional and national competitions throughout the year. KU Law has earned enough points to rank in the top 30 teams nationally for the past seven years.   “Our students were amazing this season,” said Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU’s moot court program. “They all worked incredibly hard in their individual competitions. We had more teams advance to the upper

Wed, 06/15/2022 — Company or country? In this “age of nationalism,” workers often find themselves employed in local subsidiaries of multinational enterprises (MNEs). But according to Minyoung Kim, associate professor of strategic management and Frank T....

Wed, 06/15/2022 — The Department of Chemistry at the University of Kansas recognized the academic, research and teaching achievements of department majors by awarding over $170,000 in awards and scholarships at the Awards and Graduation Recognition Ceremony on...

Tue, 06/14/2022 — Twenty-four new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on June 10 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Officer Dustin Hiebsch of the Pittsburg Police Department was the...

Mon, 06/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – A grant from the National Science Foundation will permit a University of Kansas professor to work with Congolese refugees in the Kansas City area on a project he hopes will elucidate certain Bantu language features while bolstering KU’s status as a hub for both African and linguistic studies. John Gluckman, assistant professor of linguistics, will receive $320,000 for the grant. Bantu is a family of more than 600 languages spoken throughout central, southern and east Africa. According to an abstract describing his proposal, Gluckman wrote that it “expands the general understanding of sentences-within-sentences by focusing on variation within the Bantu

Mon, 06/13/2022 — Students learning to solve math word problems can struggle to combine mathematical and language skills. For English language learners, the fastest-growing minority in U.S. schools, that challenge can be even greater as they attempt to learn math...

Fri, 06/10/2022 — The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) at the University of Kansas has been awarded $1.5 million for a two-year project to study the feasibility of recovering minerals critical to advanced and defense manufacturing as well as the clean energy...

Thu, 06/09/2022 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Kim Bohmann, an administrative associate for the Department of Theatre & Dance. Bohmann, 62, died June 3. "I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Kim Bohmann, who was a...

Thu, 06/09/2022 — Four University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design students in the Visual Communication Design program have been awarded 2022 American Advertising Federation of Kansas City (AAF-KC) Foundation Scholarships.  Students receiving...

Thu, 06/09/2022 — The Achievement & Assessment Institute has announced the recipients of this year’s Arts & Humanities Grant. Ash Wilson, director of the Center for Sexuality & Gender Diversity at KU, and David Mai, assistant teaching professor in...

Wed, 06/08/2022 — Opinion remains divided regarding how guns should factor into American society, especially those weapons designed for military warfare. But what do actual soldiers think about this subject? The surprising answers are explored in a new article...

Wed, 06/08/2022 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics are planning “Hawks & Highways” gatherings this summer in several Kansas communities, beginning in Dodge City. KU will welcome guests in Dodge City from 5 to 6:30 p.m....

Wed, 06/08/2022 — LAWRENCE – Forty-nine University of Kansas School of Law students contributed 2,721 hours of free legal services over the past year. Students prepared tax returns for low-income residents, represented individuals in the KU Court of Parking Appeals, drafted petitions for families seeking guardianship of their adult children with disabilities and worked with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, prosecutors’ offices and public defenders’ offices. “Lawyers have a responsibility to perform pro bono service and promote access to justice,” said Meredith Schnug, clinical associate professor and chair of KU Law’s Pro Bono Committee. “We are so proud of KU Law


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