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Thu, 09/16/2021 — Ben Merriman has experienced all sides of academic publishing as an author, journal editor and reviewer. That experience, coupled with his research in administrative structures’ role in resolving policy conflicts, led the University of Kansas...

Wed, 09/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – Nine University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design students, representing both the architecture and design departments, have received 2021 Kansas City Architectural Foundation (KCAF) scholarships.  The Kansas City Architectural Foundation has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships since being founded in 1984 and over $30,000 a year to students pursuing degrees in architecture and design.  Students were awarded the following KCAF scholarships:  AIA Kansas City Grant:   Mallory McGraw, architecture, Independence, Missouri The Daw/Jarvis/Goodman

Wed, 09/15/2021 — The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas has announced the winners of the 2021 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award. Awards are given in three categories: fiction, poetry and nonfiction. The Byron Caldwell Smith Award was...

Wed, 09/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – Citing her “long-standing commitment to the mission of TRIO programs through her writing and journalism,” the Council on Opportunity in Education (COE) has honored author and University of Kansas graduate Sarah Smarsh with a 2021 National TRIO Achiever Award. Smarsh was recognized during COE’s 40th Annual Conference Award Banquet on Sept. 13 in Atlanta. While she was unable to be present, Smarsh will accept the 2021 award in-person at COE’s next annual conference in September 2022. The TRIO Achiever award acknowledges TRIO alumni who have accomplished something extraordinary in their designated professions. Smarsh has not only accomplished in her field as

Tue, 09/14/2021 — Red Hot Research will return this fall to the University of Kansas in a different setting. Events in the series will take place Fridays in The Commons’ main hall with a reception to follow in Weaver Courtyard in an effort to offer space for...

Tue, 09/14/2021 — The 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the United States population has grown more diverse and is increasingly urbanizing. Yet K-12 schools remain largely segregated. A new website developed by a University of Kansas researcher uses census...

Tue, 09/14/2021 — Quarks and gluons are fundamental building blocks of all visible matter in the universe. They’re described by the theory of strong nuclear interactions: quantum chromodynamics, or QCD. But a complete grasp of how observed properties in the...

Mon, 09/13/2021 — The saga of enslaved peoples remains a complicated history. But a new book has made it even more complicated. “I argue that this is really the first successful example of enslaved resistance in the Americas,” said Robert Schwaller,...

Mon, 09/13/2021 — The recipients of the 2021 Fred Ellsworth Medallion for their decades of extraordinary service to the University of Kansas and higher education are Beverly Smith Billings, of Lawrence; Howard Cohen, of Leawood, and the late Reggie Robinson. They...

Mon, 09/13/2021 — A University of Kansas program with a commitment to developing potential in faculty has announced its newest cohort. The Senior Administrative Fellows Program, which began in 1993, cultivates the leadership skills and organizational know-how of...

Mon, 09/13/2021 — Nelson Mosley, a law enforcement professional with more than 30 years of experience, will be the new chief of police and director of the Office of Public Safety for the University of Kansas. Mosley is joining KU from the Rose Hill Police...

Mon, 09/13/2021 — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 58th among public universities in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. The university also moved up two slots to 122nd among all...

Fri, 09/10/2021 — LAWRENCE – Five University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2021-22 academic year. The following faculty members have been awarded Keeler Intra-University Professorships this academic year: Amy Burgin, environmental studies and ecology & evolutionary biology  Ben Chappell, American studies Trent Herda, health, sport & exercise sciences Michael Krueger, visual art Emily Witt, mathematics Keeler Intra-University Professorships provide faculty members an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of an academic specialty, to

Fri, 09/10/2021 — With the United States facing another surge of COVID-19 due to the Delta variant, an at-home test for the virus developed by researchers at the University of Kansas is moving toward commercial production. The aim is to launch the product in...

Fri, 09/10/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare’s Center for Community Engagement and Collaboration (CCEC) will host a series of interactive panels highlighting current school research and community practice in areas related to the Grand...

Fri, 09/10/2021 —  Tickets to the Self Graduate Fellowship’s Symposium lecture featuring Ibram X. Kendi are now available for University of Kansas students and will be available for others starting Tuesday, Sept. 14. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling...

Thu, 09/09/2021 — Students with intellectual and developmental disability and complex communication needs are often supported by both special education teachers and speech-language pathologists. However, these professionals are rarely trained in both areas, and...

Thu, 09/09/2021 — As COVID-19 vaccinations began in December 2020, social media and online platforms were awash with celebrities, health care workers, politicians and eventually laypeople sharing selfies confirming they got the shot. At the same time, vaccination...

Thu, 09/09/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity & Multiculturalism provides an opportunity for individuals at schools governed by the Kansas Board of Regents to approach diversity in higher education by examining the challenges and opportunities in Kansas. This year, the University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging will host the daylong conference Oct. 18 at the Kansas Union. Faculty, staff, administrators and students at all Regents institutions can take part in interactive workshops and presentations to examine problems and solutions specific to diversity in Kansas higher education. This year’s theme is “Better Together:

Wed, 09/08/2021 — Last season, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes boasted a 66.3 pass-completion percentage. But Mahomes’ impressive stat pales compared with the accuracy of MAHOMES, or Metal Activity Heuristic of Metalloprotein and Enzymatic Sites,


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