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Wed, 07/10/2019 — Over the past 40 years, the population of women in state prisons across the United States has increased by 834 percent. While men continue to be the vast majority of the prison population, the rate of incarceration of women is growing. Of the 1...

Tue, 07/09/2019 — Fourth-year University of Kansas architecture student Ashley Farrow was selected to receive a national Phi Kappa Phi fellowship as she completes her master’s degree. The $8,500 award from the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society...

Tue, 07/09/2019 — The University of Kansas Libraries have announced the 2019 Research Sprints participants: Sara Gregg, associate professor of history and environmental studies, and Melissa Peterson, lecturer for the Applied English Center. As a result of...

Mon, 07/08/2019 — Students in the Department of Sociology at the University of Kansas received $67,000 in awards and scholarship for outstanding academic achievement as part of the department’s spring awards. Graduate students received scholarships to assist...

Mon, 07/08/2019 — LAWRENCE – Can we tolerate intolerance? If so, how? And why should we? Like someone dreading a holiday-dinner encounter with a bigoted family member, those are the questions playwright Paris Crayton III and director Markus Potter pose with the initial workshop production of “Chasing Gods” this month. Set in the aftermath of the 2016 shooting massacre of 49 patrons at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, “Chasing Gods” examines the family life of a fundamentalist Christian clergywoman, Deidra Curtis, who is compelled to use biblical scripture to condemn the lifestyle of the LGBTQ+ community. It’s in its first production with the Kansas Repertory Theatre, in association with

Mon, 07/08/2019 — A free University of Kansas program that helps community members with addictions is set to expand through a local grant and support from Douglas County. Established by the Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment, the program...

Tue, 07/02/2019 — Three University of Kansas students received outstanding achievement awards in May from the Kansas Geological Survey (KGS), based in KU’s West District. Sarah Morton Rupert, a doctoral candidate in civil engineering and master’s candidate...

Mon, 07/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – Affordable housing is the issue of the day in Kansas and around the world. So it is that two researchers in the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design have received a $20,000 honorarium from the city of Sydney, Australia, to flesh out their shortlisted entry in that city’s Alternative Housing Ideas Challenge. Joe Colistra, associate professor and director of the Institute for Smart Cities, and Nilou Vakil, program director of the school’s interior architecture and design program director, are spouses as well as partners in a firm they call in SITU Design. Among 230 international entrants, they were the only non-Australians selected for

Mon, 07/01/2019 — Paul Mirecki found himself in the middle of an Indiana Jones-style quest involving looted antiquities. It began with half of a Torah scroll (a handwritten copy of the holiest book in Judaism) dated to about 1750. Mirecki, associate professor of...

Thu, 06/27/2019 —  The Supreme Court announced Thursday a ruling that prevents the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census, at least temporarily. In a partially unanimous ruling, with splits among justices in various sections of...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — More than 5,700 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2019 semester.   The students, from KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and the schools of Health Professions and Nursing in...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — Kansas Audio-Reader was recently honored with six awards in excellence at the 2019 International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS). This year’s conference, held in Phoenix, recognized Audio-Reader in six categories: Program...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — A family struggles to find common ground following the Pulse nightclub shooting in “Chasing Gods,” a new play by Paris Crayton III, who is in residence at the University of Kansas this summer. As this work develops, the cast members – a...

Thu, 06/27/2019 — High school teachers from across Kansas are gathered at the University of Kansas for six weeks this summer to participate in research and learn skills they’ll take back to their classrooms this fall. The School of Engineering’s Center for...

Wed, 06/26/2019 — Growing up in Liberia during that country’s brutal 14-year civil war, Benedictus Freeman and his family fled into the rainforest, where they survived for years eating bush meat and foraging. The rainforest provided Freeman sustenance and...

Wed, 06/26/2019 — The University of Kansas Office of Research has announced that Sara Baer has accepted the position of director of the Kansas Biological Survey, a KU designated research center with dual status as a state agency. Baer has been professor and chair...

Tue, 06/25/2019 — For more than a century, it was culturally unacceptable for women to join men in the front lines of combat in the U.S. military. Even though the policy banning women from combat roles has been rescinded, their integration into the front line and...

Tue, 06/25/2019 —  On June 28, 1969, a police raid at the Stonewall Inn prompted members of New York City’s gay community to engage in violent demonstrations that became known as the Stonewall Riots. This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the momentous...

Mon, 06/24/2019 — LAWRENCE – Stop the presses! Start tweeting! There is breaking news from the 15th century! A University of Kansas scholar has just identified one of the most important British authors between Chaucer and Shakespeare, Thomas Hoccleve, as the man who wrote a book held in the British national library collection for centuries. Described in a new article in the Review of English Studies, using handwriting analysis, Associate Professor of English Misty Schieberle identifies Hoccleve as the scribe responsible for a volume known as “British Library MS Harley 219.” It is a collection of selected literary works in English, French and Latin, with Hoccleve’s annotations and

Mon, 06/24/2019 — After weeks of heavy rain, Kansas Audio-Reader lucked out with beautiful spring weather for the 10th Annual Golf Classic, one of the organization's key fundraisers. It was the most successful tournament yet, grossing more than $33,000. Erin...


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