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Wed, 05/12/2021 — House Republicans voted Wednesday to oust U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from her leadership post as the conference chair. The vote was taken to repudiate Cheney’s refusal to back former president Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020...

Wed, 05/12/2021 — OVERLAND PARK – The KU Edwards Campus is host of this year’s Virtual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference. Higher education educators are invited to this conference in June to engage in discussion around how to enhance student learning, the effect of COVID-19 on teaching and learning, inclusive teaching practices, the latest educational research and more. Many colleges and universities have reported difficulties in knowing how to build upon today’s ability to collaborate with individuals around the globe and access diverse opportunities to learn from one another. Big 12 colleagues will share how to best keep students engaged through alternative course delivery

Tue, 05/11/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Nursing taught Christine Hartley about making a positive impact in her world. She took that lesson and made an impact with a $1.5 million gift for nursing professorships. Hartley was an undergraduate student...

Tue, 05/11/2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a new world of challenges for education. But a new study from the University of Kansas shows the voices and experiences of students who are already among the most marginalized can help lead the way in making...

Mon, 05/10/2021 — In 2018, movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with multiple criminal sexual acts. Weinstein’s conduct brought further attention to the viral #MeToo movement and also made those in positions of power rethink how employees...

Mon, 05/10/2021 — The University of Kansas Center for Undergraduate Research has announced the winners of its 24th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The event took place online this year and went live April 24. Over 190 students shared their undergraduate...

Mon, 05/10/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art announces the 2021 recipients of the Jack & Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the categories of writing and...

Fri, 05/07/2021 — Jade Groobman, a senior from Boulder, Colorado, has been awarded the first Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence through the University of Kansas Center for Undergraduate Research. Groobman is majoring in women, gender &...

Fri, 05/07/2021 — David Slusky is an instinctive sleuth willing to share the tricks of his trade to help students explore the economic questions swirling around them. Slusky, the De-Min and Chin-Sha Wu Associate Professor of Economics in the College of Arts &...

Fri, 05/07/2021 — The University of Kansas and the KU Alumni Association will usher in a new era of student recruitment with the construction of a Jayhawk Welcome Center at the entrance to the historic Jayhawk Boulevard corridor of the Lawrence campus. Funded...

Thu, 05/06/2021 — The Hall Center for the Humanities has announced the following recipients of fellowships and grants awarded for 2021-22. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, recipients of research travel grants have been given until August 2022 to complete...

Thu, 05/06/2021 — LAWRENCE – Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved the promotion and award of tenure, where indicated, for 80 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 89 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses. Girod issued a joint statement on the accomplishment of these faculty members with Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Bichelmeyer, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Dr. Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor at KU Medical Center. “KU’s dedicated scholars and educators address the challenges of our changing world and ensure this university moves forward as a major

Wed, 05/05/2021 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have described a new species of fanged frog discovered in the Philippines that’s nearly indistinguishable from a species on a neighboring island except for its unique mating call and key differences in...

Wed, 05/05/2021 — Participants in esports have recently become regarded as actual athletes. Now other video game players are apparently aspiring historians. That’s one of the contentions of an article titled “Deep Play? Video Games and the Historical...

Wed, 05/05/2021 — Mehrangiz Najafizadeh, associate professor of sociology, has received a Fulbright Scholar award to teach and conduct research in the Republic of Azerbaijan during the spring 2022 semester.  The presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright...

Wed, 05/05/2021 — The University of Kansas Natural History Museum, part of the KU Biodiversity Institute, will reopen to the public Thursday, May 6. Public hours will be 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Advance reservations are encouraged due to reduced capacity,

Wed, 05/05/2021 — Since the 1940s, the GI Bill has helped provide educational benefits after service members complete military service. The most recent legislation, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, known as the Forever GI Bill, has...

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Tue, 05/04/2021 — The last day to experience the Spencer Museum of Art’s current exhibitions is May 16. Public hours are extended for the next two weeks to accommodate more visitors: 1-8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Visitors...


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