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Tue, 11/19/2019 — LAWRENCE – For University of Kansas professors James Moreno and Ben Rosenthal, their $15,000 grant from the Hall Center for the Humanities in 2013 to develop a collaborative dance and video project is the gift that keeps on giving. They spent the money to create a three-part, three-year, three-performance hybrid dance-audio-video project called “Human, Next” that they staged first on the KU Lawrence campus with the University Dance Company, then in New York and Chicago with professional dancers. Since that time, the audio-video portions have continued to be shown as stand-alone artworks at galleries and festivals around the world. This week in Brazil, all three

Mon, 11/18/2019 —  Autonomous vehicles are becoming more of a reality as technology improves, but people are far from settled in accepting a future with driverless cars. A University of Kansas researcher has co-written a study that found when asked if they would...

Mon, 11/18/2019 — The interdisciplinary computing program at the University of Kansas School of Engineering has received accreditation — the first program of its kind to be so recognized. Officials with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Inc.

Mon, 11/18/2019 — For more than four decades, U.S. children with disabilities have had the right to be educated alongside their nondisabled peers in the classroom. However, although progress has been made in achieving this outcome, far too many students are...

Fri, 11/15/2019 — A University of Kansas doctoral student in physics was selected as one of 49 students nationwide to take part in the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program. As part of the program, Sam Lane will...

Fri, 11/15/2019 — From Nov. 18 to 22, units across the University of Kansas Lawrence campus will come together to celebrate International Education Week with a host of multicultural events. A joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S....

Fri, 11/15/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering professor will be appointed by the president of the United States to serve on a national science and technology advisory board. Shannon Blunt, professor of electrical engineering and computer science,

Thu, 11/14/2019 — Virginia Harper Ho is the 2019 recipient of the George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award. The award presentation will take place at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Burge Union, Forum B. Harper Ho, University of Kansas...

Thu, 11/14/2019 — Three students from the University of Kansas have advanced in the competition for prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Alex Murray is a finalist for the Mitchell Scholarship, Sam Steuart is a finalist for the...

Wed, 11/13/2019 — The University of Kansas put on one of the nation’s top “hackathons” during the 2018-19 school year, a national organization has announced. Major League Hacking, which provides resources to hackathons and ranks them, placed KU 25th among...

Wed, 11/13/2019 — In most states, a minor can be old enough to get married but not old enough to file for divorce. In many states, the legal age to marry is lower than the age of sexual consent. Such is the shockingly prevalent and perplexing issue of child...

Wed, 11/13/2019 — 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...

Wed, 11/13/2019 — A University of Kansas professor recently published a pair of articles examining how chief diversity offices are formed to deal with university campus issues of race and ethnicity and how students’ interactions with faculty influence their...

Tue, 11/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will honor Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science and advocate for people with autism, with the 2019 Dole Leadership Prize. Grandin will accept the award at a public program at the institute at 7 p.m. Dec. 11. The program will be free and open to the public. A livestream of the event will be available at doleinstitute.org. “Temple Grandin is a trailblazer,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “She not only overcame widespread ignorance about autism and helped lessen the stigma around it, she used the challenges she faced to bring an entirely new

Tue, 11/12/2019 — For University of Kansas alumni Nancy and Wint Winter Sr., the only thing as satisfying as giving was seeing the good a gift could do. That satisfaction motivated Nancy Winter to give an outright gift of $1.7 million as part of an estate gift...

Tue, 11/12/2019 —  Migratory agricultural workers have dangerous jobs that pose threats to their health. Yet little is known about their access to medical care beyond the challenges that make it difficult for both migrant workers and health care providers to...

Tue, 11/12/2019 — LAWRENCE – In a new paper published in Marine and Petroleum Geology, a University of Kansas researcher disputes almost everything about a 2018 special edition of the same journal that all but absolves an energy-exploration company of responsibility for triggering an environmental disaster. It’s already gotten some attention in the field, with several scientists expressing surprise at a researcher with an English background publishing in a geology journal. “I’ve never had this type of response to an article before,” said Phillip Drake, associate professor of English and environmental studies, just days after the paper went live online. He’s not sure whether the

Mon, 11/11/2019 — World-renowned neurologist Dr. David Holtzman will talk about how targeting immune cells may be a potential therapy for Alzheimer’s disease at the 16th Takeru Higuchi Memorial Lectures at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy on Thursday,

Mon, 11/11/2019 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas Edwards Campus will host two events the week of Nov. 11, bringing together students, employers and community members to provide career and education pathways related to workforce-ready careers. Both events provide unique hands-on, practical experience and networking opportunities for students looking to further their academic and professional careers. Wednesday, Nov. 13, the KU Edwards Campus will host CareerUP, an annual event providing networking and professional development connecting students with area employers. The event focuses on building essential skills and making connections that lead to real professional

Mon, 11/11/2019 — There is still time to support the United Way of Douglas County 2019 Lawrence campus fund drive, which concludes Nov. 27. Between now and then, there are several events on campus — from a chili cook-off and bake sale at Kansas Geological...


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