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Tue, 06/07/2022 — This summer, nine University of Kansas students will receive an Undergraduate Research Award (UGRA). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Tue, 06/07/2022 — Kevin Smith, dean of KU Libraries since 2016, has been named the next director of Libraries at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He will begin his new appointment Aug. 1. Smith said the move will allow him to be closer to family in the...

Tue, 06/07/2022 — When a sexual assault survivor tells their story to a journalist, they may have any number of reasons for doing so, but almost certainly not because that reporter would be required to pass the information on to university administrators. Yet...

Tue, 06/07/2022 — The University of Kansas has selected Central Bank of the Midwest as its community banking partner, effective Aug. 1. Through this new partnership, Central Bank will open a retail branch in the Kansas Union and create a product and messaging...

Mon, 06/06/2022 — This week, the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH) at the University of Kansas is hosting 24 scholars and community partners from across the country to participate in a program designed to strengthen collaborative projects in...

Fri, 06/03/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center (SAPEC) needs the assistance of dedicated faculty, staff and graduate students to train incoming students to be active bystanders against sexual violence through the Jayhawks Give a Flock bystander intervention program. With a projected incoming class of more than 4,300 students for the fall 2022 semester, SAPEC is looking for at least 200 facilitators to volunteer their time for one or two sessions per training date at most. SAPEC is willing to work with volunteers to accommodate their scheduling needs. Child care will be made available for facilitators and volunteers through

Fri, 06/03/2022 — Three projects — one investigating synaptic degeneration caused by Alzheimer’s disease and two addressing the prevention and treatment of two viruses — were selected to receive the 2022 J.R. and Inez Jay Fund research award at the...

Thu, 06/02/2022 — 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...

Wed, 06/01/2022 — LAWRENCE – Kent Blansett challenges Americans to not think of American Indians as frozen relics of a pre-industrial past or exclusively as residents of rural reservations. Opening their eyes to the diversity of Indian Country is one of the many reasons he’s excited about the new book he co-edited, “Indian Cities: Histories of Indigenous Urbanization” (University of Oklahoma Press). It’s a collection of cutting-edge historical scholarship that views Indigenous peoples as city makers and residents, rather than simply as victims of Westward Expansion or modernity. “When you realize that between 70 and 80 percent of our Native peoples live and reside in urban

Wed, 06/01/2022 — A University of Kansas student entering his final year of undergraduate study has earned a scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Kade Townsend, a microbiology major from Topeka, will receive the award of up to $15,000. The...

Tue, 05/31/2022 — Health communicators, medical professionals, politicians and even average citizens have struggled with ways to convince those hesitant about COVID-19 vaccines to get inoculated. New research from the University of Kansas shows that conversion...

Fri, 05/27/2022 — When researchers at the University of Kansas wanted to test a new, environmentally friendly “chiller system” for large buildings, they didn’t have to go far — they chose Watson Library on the KU Lawrence campus. “It just makes it...

Thu, 05/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Office of Student Affairs has appointed Jordan Brandt and Nikita Haynie to leadership positions. Brandt is the new director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), while Haynie takes over as the director of the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity. Jordan Brandt Brandt, who spent the last seven months as the interim director of the OMA, began her permanent appointment May 1. “As interim director, Jordan’s work has been well received by campus partners, and, most importantly, students,” said Kevin Joseph, assistant vice provost in Student Affairs. “After two years of many transitions within the OMA, Jordan has

Thu, 05/26/2022 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society has initiated 91 new members Jennifer Harrison, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and director of the Business Leadership Program and Jack Dicus Business...

Thu, 05/26/2022 — The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas has announced the recipients of fellowships and grants awarded for 2022-2023. “As always, the applications submitted were impressive, reflecting the extraordinary quality of...

Thu, 05/26/2022 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will debut a new original exhibition, “Missing, Then Action: An Army Wife Speaks Out,” in the Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room on June 14, with a public program...

Thu, 05/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – From May 26-29, first responders across the state of Kansas, representing multiple fire and emergency service agencies, will participate in a four-day mental and physical health, wellness and resilience training workshop. The workshop, sponsored by Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute at the University of Kansas, will be run by O2X Human Performance, a training and education company founded by former Navy SEALs. As tactical athletes, first responders risk their lives daily to keep their communities safe. They endure physical and, more importantly, mental stress throughout their careers. As a result, it’s become critical that they train their

Thu, 05/26/2022 — Anyone who’s ever shot a basketball has heard a coach or well-meaning bystander give them tips like “bend your knees,” “tuck your elbow in” or “release the ball as high as possible.” A new series of studies from the University of...

Wed, 05/25/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host two sessions of its sixth annual Summer Venture in Business program for high school students from June 5-7 and from July 8-10. The program brings rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade minority...

Tue, 05/24/2022 — Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, units across the University of Kansas have come together to support Ukrainian students on the Lawrence campus and assist students and scholars displaced by the war. As an institution with...


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