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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,

Wed, 09/08/2021 — University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design architecture department chair Hui Cai has been named the HDC 10 Educator of the Year by Healthcare Design Magazine.   The HDC 10 professional awards program honors...

Wed, 09/08/2021 — The University of Kansas hosted K-12 teachers from around the country earlier this year for a five-day summer camp designed to help them teach young students about cybersecurity — and hopefully begin to groom the next generation of experts to...

Tue, 09/07/2021 — The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Kansas offers escapism, comedy, music, dance and poignant drama in its 2021-2022 season. The department’s production divisions are regrouping after an all-digital season last year,...

Tue, 09/07/2021 — For nearly 50 years, mutual funds, hedge funds and other institutional investors have been required to file quarterly reports identifying the companies they have invested in and how much stock they hold in each one. Last summer, when the...

Tue, 09/07/2021 — The University of Kansas Office of Institutional Opportunity and Advancement has changed its name to the Office of Civil Rights & Title IX to make clearer its responsibility for investigating reports of racial, ethnic and sex-based...

Thu, 09/02/2021 — The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas awarded 11 faculty members for contributions in research, teaching and mentoring. The prizes acknowledge outstanding professors for commitment to advising and teaching...

Thu, 09/02/2021 — Since 1989, more than 2,800 people in the U.S. have been exonerated after being wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit. Everyone agrees this is a serious issue, right? Not exactly. “We tend to think of this as a problem that should...

Thu, 09/02/2021 — The newest edition of the Kansas Statistical Abstract is now available. This document, with the latest available data, offers information about Kansas across 16 categories, including population and vital statistics and health. The Institute for...

Thu, 09/02/2021 — Texas enacted the strictest anti-abortion law in the country on Wednesday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block the law banning the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy. Two University of Kansas faculty members are available to...

Wed, 09/01/2021 — A University of Kansas professor has written the latest in a series of best-selling textbooks designed to introduce students to statistics in a fun, engaging, humorous way that acknowledges the anxiety the subject can produce and helps students...

Tue, 08/31/2021 — By focusing on improving the experiences of students with disabilities in Washington, D.C., schools, a University of Kansas center dedicated to improving equity and justice in education will partner with the District of Columbia Office of State...

Tue, 08/31/2021 — A call by a University of Kansas researcher to document the struggle to commemorate civil rights martyr Emmett Till in Mississippi has led to the creation of a display doing just that at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Dave...

Tue, 08/31/2021 — Eight University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design students have received scholarships from the American Institute of Architects’ St. Louis chapter. These awards for the 2021-2022 school year range from $2,000 to $6,000.  Two...

Tue, 08/31/2021 — The University of Kansas Libraries are now accepting nominations for the eighth annual Shulenburger Award for Innovation & Advocacy in Scholarly Communication. The award will be granted for exceptional efforts to advance innovations in open...

Mon, 08/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – Having studied and taught the works of the great Russian author for years, Ani Kokobobo knows Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy backward and forward. She has published over a dozen articles on Tolstoy, just finished a book monograph on the author and was editor of The Tolstoy Studies Journal (2017-2020). But a grant from the University of Kansas’ Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities afforded the associate professor and chair of KU’s Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures a new, spatial perspective on “War and Peace” that has proven influential in her thinking about Tolstoy. It is the subject of an article in the journal

Mon, 08/30/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law ranks 16th in the nation among public law schools and 40th overall for scholarly impact, according to a new study. The study measures scholarly impact based on law journal citations to the work of tenured faculty members over the past five years. Only law schools placing in the top third for scholarly impact are included in the published rankings. The rankings are widely considered to be a leading measure of faculty productivity within legal academia. KU Law climbed eight spots in the 2021 rankings, tying for 40th overall. The study, conducted by a team of academics, is updated every three years. This is the third

Mon, 08/30/2021 — Traditional pathways of education are restrictive and resistant to reform, yet many possibilities to improve learning exist beyond the borders of the classroom and other traditional structures, according to a new book from a University of Kansas...

Mon, 08/30/2021 — The University of Kansas has announced that Jeff Chasen will lead accessibility and inclusion efforts at KU. As assistant vice provost for employee growth, development, accessibility and inclusion, Chasen also will play a key role in defining...

Fri, 08/27/2021 — LAWRENCE – This fall, Spotlight on Care will take place on intermittent Thursdays at noon, beginning Sept. 2. As is signature for the series, each session will engage perspectives and practices of colleagues near and far who incorporate or center care and well-being in their research and practice. The first session of the semester will be an opportunity to check in with colleagues and friends as well as consider labor, equity and rest. The series is co-hosted by The Commons, IPSR Center for Compassionate and Sustainable Communities, Spencer Museum of Art and the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity with support from the Environmental Studies Program,


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