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Tue, 10/25/2022 — a University of Kansas professor of anthropology — is available to comment on how pseudo-archaeology and Hancock’s writings align with and reinforce white-supremacist dogma. As a scholar and researcher, Hoopes specializes in the archaeology...

Tue, 10/25/2022 — A multisite exhibition opening Nov. 3 at the Spencer Museum of Art and Lawrence Public Library shares the experiences of formerly incarcerated women reentering society. The interactive installation “How the Light Gets In” was created by...

Tue, 10/25/2022 — Public health is the focus of programming from the Center for East Asian Studies this year, beginning with a film series Oct. 25-28 at the Kansas Union. The four feature films deal with diverse public-health related issues and will be followed...

Tue, 10/25/2022 — Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, has earned the Station of the Year award for a record 21st time from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). The KAB announced the award Aug. 18. The Station of the Year award was...

Tue, 10/25/2022 — The University of Kansas is taking a more structured approach in understanding and evaluating the knowledge and skills students gain as they progress through their academic careers. KU has adopted a set of institutional learning goals that...

Mon, 10/24/2022 — LAWRENCE – In less time than it takes to get through most television commercial breaks, University of Kansas graduate students will explain their cutting-edge research in a unique competition called the Three Minute Thesis, or 3MT. The 2022 3MT marks the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic that the competition will take place in person. Both the preliminary heats and finals will take place in the Burge Union on the KU Lawrence campus. The preliminary heats will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 1 in Forums A, B and C and feature approximately 40 KU graduate students, with the finals to follow at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in Forum C. KU’s competition is part of a global event

Mon, 10/24/2022 — Through the joint effort of the National Institute of Health Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Chemical Biology of Infectious Disease (CoBRE CBID), the NIH-sponsored Dynamic Aspects of Chemical Biology Graduate Student Training...

Mon, 10/24/2022 — University of Kansas faculty and students from the Iranian community will share their thoughts on the recent anti-government uprising in Iran. The hybrid panel discussion will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Sabatini...

Mon, 10/24/2022 — America's relationship with China seems built on rivalry and suspicion. A new book reveals how that was not always the case. “In recent years, the United States has increasingly understood China as an enemy,” said J. Megan Greene,...

Fri, 10/21/2022 — LAWRENCE – The third candidate for the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) executive dean position will give a public presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Beren Petroleum Conference Center in Slawson Hall. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 427695. Mitchell McKinney is the third of four candidates who will present their vision for the College in today’s rapidly changing landscape of higher education. The College is the largest academic unit at the university, and the executive dean will strategically and collaboratively lead the school in its scholarly and educational contributions

Thu, 10/20/2022 —  Every parent wants the best possible school for their children. But as the saying goes, you can’t always get what you want. A new study from the University of Kansas shows that low-income parents, those from marginalized racial and ethnic...

Thu, 10/20/2022 — LAWRENCE – As the 2022 midterm elections draw near, University of Kansas expert Don Haider-Markel is available to discuss how LGBTQ candidates, key issues and controversies might affect the Nov. 3 election. A professor in the Department of Political Science, Haider-Markel can speak about national political trends and potential policy implications. His research includes American politics and public policy, particularly transgender politics like Caitlyn Jenner’s influence on transgender voting attitudes, and broader LGBTQ issues involving such candidates in state legislative races and voter viewpoints on hot-button issues such as transgender military service. Now in

Thu, 10/20/2022 — A University of Kansas research center developing technologies to better understand and diagnose disease has received a $5.7 million federal grant to sustain the collaborative, multidisciplinary research environment it has helped foster at KU...

Thu, 10/20/2022 — Two University of Kansas programs recently won University Economic Development Association Awards of Excellence at the 2022 UEDA Annual Summit. Haskell Environmental Research Studies Institute was named category leader in Talent, and the Center...

Thu, 10/20/2022 — The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has relaunched the AAI Speaker Series, featuring noted individuals in the fields of assessment, statistics, education and more. Presenters will offer talks appealing to many disciplines of study,...

Thu, 10/20/2022 — Following a rigorous national search, Nicole Hodges Persley has been named vice provost for diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging at the University of Kansas effective immediately. Hodges Persley has been serving as interim in that role...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — Fifteen students from the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen to be Dean’s Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. The Dean’s Fellows are a group of second- and third-year law students selected to mentor first-year peers....

Wed, 10/19/2022 — LAWRENCE – Apurba Dutta has been named associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Dutta has been a faculty member in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the school since 2000 and began his career at KU in 1999 as assistant director of the Drug Discovery Program at the Higuchi Biosciences Center. Since 2007, he has served as associate professor of medicinal chemistry and was graduate studies director of the department for more than a decade. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Apurba Dutta to the administrative team of the School of Pharmacy,” said Ronald Ragan, dean of the pharmacy school. “Dr. Dutta’s experience serving on the

Wed, 10/19/2022 — The 2022 Kansas Economic Policy Conference will explore “Building a Resilient Kansas Economy.” Taking place Oct. 27 at the Burge Union on the University of Kansas Lawrence campus with a livestream option, the conference brings together...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — The SWIFT Education Center, part of the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, was awarded a $10 million federal grant to promote equity leadership and educator well-being among educational leaders in Black, Hispanic and Native...


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