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Mon, 11/14/2022 — LAWRENCE – The Three Minute Thesis Competition is a global research communication event that challenges graduate students to convey their research in three minutes or less. After weeks of presentations featuring cutting-edge research, two University of Kansas graduate students claimed honors and cash prizes at the conclusion of the competition Nov. 9 in the Burge Union.   Sayuri Niyangoda, doctoral student in chemistry, won first place and $500 for her presentation, “Alzheimer’s Disease through the Eyes of a Fish.” Niyangoda also won the People’s Choice Award ($125) for her presentation. As the top finalist, Niyangoda will represent KU at the regional Midwestern

Mon, 11/14/2022 — A professor at the University of Kansas School of Engineering has been named the first editor of a new academic journal. Shannon Blunt is the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at KU. He will...

Mon, 11/14/2022 — The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity at the University of Kansas has announced that Alicia Bunyan-Sampson, best known for her digital presence Polyamorous Black Girl, will give this year’s Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture at...

Mon, 11/14/2022 — When inclement weather affects operations on the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses, information about closings or delays is available in three ways: ·    On the KU Alerts page at http://alerts.ku.edu/ ...

Mon, 11/14/2022 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Nov. 11 in a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Gary Warner, class coordinator for the 301st Basic Training Class, expressed...

Fri, 11/11/2022 — The University of Kansas will host the 21st annual GIS Day @ KU, an educational event to promote awareness of geographic information systems and the latest developments in the field. The virtual event, which is free and open to the public,...

Fri, 11/11/2022 — An anonymous donor has made a 10-year pledge to help fund ongoing operations at the Craig & Diane Martin National Center for Construction Safety at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The $75,000-a-year donation “will be...

Thu, 11/10/2022 — Edward Hudson will join the University of Kansas as the new chief information security officer (CISO) beginning Dec. 5. Hudson brings 20 years of IT security and IT governance experience to the role. He previously worked as the CISO for the...

Thu, 11/10/2022 — Whether they are shopping at Costco or watching Netflix, consumers are consistently exposing personal data. Even though companies may be taking reasonable precautions to protect customers (including those provisions required by law), the...

Wed, 11/09/2022 — It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: KU News Service accepted submissions and combed websites, social media and newsletters for recent external honors and awards for current faculty and staff at the Lawrence, Edwards and...

Tue, 11/08/2022 — The COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone to reexamine their priorities. Local governments were no exception, and a new study from the University of Kansas has found that while the pandemic did cause municipalities to adjust their focus on...

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Mon, 11/07/2022 — LAWRENCE – The collaborative virtual series inspired by contributors to the book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis,” edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson, returns in fall 2022. At 3 p.m. Nov. 17, environmental and Indigenous rights advocate Tara Houska will be in conversation with Lori Hasselman, University of Kansas assistant director of Native American initiatives. The “All We Can Save” series centers climate justice and draws from knowledge across and beyond fields of academic research. Contributors to the book “All We Can Save” share wisdom from their own experiences and work to inspire collective agency

Fri, 11/04/2022 — A University of Kansas senior from Wichita has advanced to become a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship, which provides funding for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. Mary Sevart, who is majoring in chemical engineering...

Fri, 11/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – Eleven University of Kansas graduate students from four different academic units advanced to the finals of the Three Minute Thesis Competition. The finals will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in forum C of the Burge Union. “KU’s first round of the 3MT captured cutting-edge research from fields of physical, natural and social sciences; engineering; education and music," said Jennifer Roberts, vice provost for academic affairs and graduate studies. “Graduate student participants demonstrated the creativity, innovation and drive that ignites their own passion for research while effectively communicating the impact of their work to the community. “It was both

Fri, 11/04/2022 — The Commons, in partnership with the Department of Visual Art and the Advanced Poetry Writing class, will host artist Fereshteh Toosi at the University of Kansas this month. Toosi’s work largely examines the relationships between humans and...

Fri, 11/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – As the 2022 midterm elections draw near, University of Kansas expert Tarun Sabarwal is available to discuss how misinformation contagions in social networks might affect the Nov. 8 election. “Spreading misinformation for personal gain is not new,” said Sabarwal, professor of economics. “The difference with social media is the speed at which an election-denying conspiracy spreads, the scale of its effect and the relative lack of accountability for content. Social media communication is a catalyst in the chain reaction of information transmission, and their business incentives that reward metrics, such as growth and engagement, facilitate greater

Fri, 11/04/2022 — A flyover at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium by two U.S. Air Force pilots is scheduled for the Nov. 5 Salute to Service football game, where the Jayhawks will take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Approximately 10 minutes before the 2:30 p.m....

Thu, 11/03/2022 — LAWRENCE – The word “plumber” comes from the Latin word for the metal “lead.” But lead coupled with pipes that transport drinking water makes a terrible combination … and one which resulted in the Flint water crisis, among other similar public health hazards. “Lead is a neurotoxicant that builds up in the body over long-term exposure, with children especially vulnerable to its negative effects,” said David Slusky, a professor of economics at the University of Kansas. “Too often, parents and care providers do not learn of such an exposure until a child receives a lead test showing elevated levels of lead in blood. Early-in-life lead testing together with

Thu, 11/03/2022 — LAWRENCE – How do laws that protect, regulate, or otherwise imagine parenting affect the rights of children and childhood outcomes?  On Nov. 15, the 2022 Kansas Law Review Symposium will host a panel of scholars from across the country to respond to that question and propose legal reforms to improve outcomes for the children of America's modern families. “Parents and the ‘Modern’ Family: What Do the Evolving Laws of Parenting Mean for Children and the Rest of Us?” will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Kansas School of Law in Green Hall. Check-in and breakfast will open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is

Thu, 11/03/2022 — The University Dance Company Fall Concert will explore love, community and self-discovery through professionally choreographed works in ballet, hip hop and contemporary dance at the University of Kansas later this month. “The students and...


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