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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 — 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...

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...

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...

Wed, 12/08/2021 — The human body contains trillions of cells at any given moment, each doing highly specialized work to help us function — but they don’t operate in isolation. Imagine a sophisticated FedEx or UPS delivery network empowering communication...

Wed, 12/08/2021 — When South Korean President Park Geun-hye was impeached and removed from office in 2017, the movement that preceded it looked similar to other political maneuvers around the globe: Traditional media, social media, everyday citizens, politicians,...

Wed, 12/08/2021 — Retired automotive chairman Robert Eaton and his wife, Connie Drake Eaton, both University of Kansas alumni, established the Eaton Scholarship at KU with a $1 million gift. The scholarship is awarded to students from their respective Kansas...

Tue, 12/07/2021 — LAWRENCE – Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to lead the Catholic Church. That’s one rather large indication that, as scholar Patricia Manning sees it, the priestly Society of Jesus has overcome the forces that suppressed them during the 18th century. The many-sided controversies of the period of suppression that culminated in the Jesuits being expelled from Spain in 1767 and disbanded by Pope Clement XIV in 1773 are the subject of Manning’s new book, “An Overview of the Pre-Suppression Society of Jesus in Spain” (Brill, 2021). Manning is an associate professor in the University of Kansas Department of Spanish & Portuguese. In addition to the Inquisition and

Mon, 12/06/2021 — As the United States has dealt with a racial reckoning in recent years, college campuses have been among the leaders in addressing diversity issues and how they resonate in their communities. A new book edited by a University of Kansas professor...

Mon, 12/06/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a five-year project collaborating with K-12 educators across Kansas to integrate art and art therapy into their classroom teaching. This is...

Mon, 12/06/2021 — LAWRENCE – D.C. Hiegert, a 2021 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law, will serve as a 2022 Skadden Fellow. Considered the most prestigious and competitive award for public interest law graduates, Skadden Fellowships provide two years of funding for lawyers pursuing public-interest law projects of their own design. Hiegert is one of 28 judicial clerks and graduating law students across the country to receive a Skadden Fellowship. During the fellowship, Hiegert will work with the ACLU of Kansas to provide direct representation, community education and policy advocacy for LGBTQ+ Kansans to enforce and strengthen state and federal legal protections. The

Mon, 12/06/2021 — For Abhay and Mina Bisarya, Feb. 4, 1968, was a day of destiny. Seeking a sunnier climate, Abhay, an electrical engineering graduate student, decided to transfer from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, to KU, where his maternal uncle was...

Mon, 12/06/2021 — A major report will be made public today by the Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research on autism. One of its key authors, Brian Boyd, associate professor of applied behavioral science at the University of Kansas and...

Fri, 12/03/2021 — LAWRENCE – A pair of University of Kansas School of Law students will head to New York City this spring to participate in the national round of the 72nd annual National Moot Court Competition. Third-year law students Grace Tran and Alec Feather bested teams from the University of Oklahoma, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Oklahoma City University during the regionals competition to clinch a spot in the national round. The duo will represent KU Law in New York City at the national finals of the moot court competition in late January. Feather credited Pamela Keller, clinical professor of law and director of KU Law’s Moot Court Program, for supporting the team


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