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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...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — A prestigious award from the Water Research Foundation will provide the opportunity for a University of Kansas School of Engineering professor to research a breakthrough approach to improving water quality. Belinda Sturm, professor of civil,...

Wed, 10/19/2022 — LAWRENCE – Shawn Harding knew it would be a busier week than usual when the announcement was made that ESPN’s “College Gameday” planned to air its football show from Lawrence. For the first time, “College GameDay” featured the University of Kansas football team in a matchup against Texas Christian University on Oct. 8. Standing in front of the Memorial Campanile two days after the mayhem, Harding – KU’s director of Facilities Services – looked down the Hill and to David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and pondered all that occurred in this area over the last several days. “It was a fun experience,” Harding said. “ESPN said we were great to work with. Our facilities

Tue, 10/18/2022 — A University of Kansas researcher is taking a novel approach to the prolific problem of opioid addiction in America. With a $2.3 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Zijun Wang will research the implications of the DNA...

Mon, 10/17/2022 — LAWRENCE – The second candidate for the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) executive dean position will give a public presentation from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Beren Petroleum Conference Center in Slawson Hall. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 604135. Arash Mafi is the second 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. Mafi currently

Thu, 10/13/2022 — A National Science Foundation grant will allow a researcher from the Kansas Geological Survey and her collaborators at seven other institutions to expand the reach of a program designed to reduce hostile workplace climate barriers that...

Thu, 10/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Mathematics at the University of Kansas has awarded an Undergraduate Research Award in Mathematics (MathUGRA) to Cayden Williams, senior in mathematics, philosophy and pre-law, to support his project for the fall 2022 semester. MathUGRAs are $1,000 scholarships provided to undergraduate math majors pursuing original research or creative projects under the general guidance of a KU math faculty member.  The awards are funded by the department’s endowment funds. Williams, who is from Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is working on “The Mountain of Cats: Finding “Mice” (Kakeya Sets) in Finite Fields,” a research project to make new strides in

Thu, 10/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – The first candidate for the University of Kansas College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) executive dean position will give a public presentation from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, in the Beren Petroleum Conference Center in Slawson Hall. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 952208. Alfred López is one 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. López currently

Thu, 10/13/2022 — The MacArthur Foundation announced Steven Prohira, assistant professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, as a Class of 2022 MacArthur Fellow. The fellowship — widely known as a “genius grant” — is an $800,000,...

Wed, 10/12/2022 — Chances are good that most people reading this are situated on a hillslope, as hillslopes cover some 90% of the Earth’s landmass. Hillslopes are critical landscape features that move water from ridges down to valleys, transport sediments and...

Wed, 10/12/2022 — LAWRENCE – Four University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2022-2023 academic year. The following faculty members were awarded Keeler Intra-University Professorships this academic year: Jay T. Johnson, geography & atmospheric science Kyoungchul “KC” Kong, physics & astronomy Corey Maley, philosophy Kyoim Yun, East Asian languages & cultures Keeler Intra-University Professorships provide faculty members an opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of an academic specialty, to broaden or achieve greater depth in a

Wed, 10/12/2022 — LAWRENCE – This October, fans of the performing arts can escape into a breezy, lighthearted play produced by the University Theatre within KU’s Department of Theatre & Dance. “The Labyrinth of Desire,” by Caridad Svich, offers comedic and romantic hijinks as a multitude of suitors vie for the love of a clever and reluctant young woman named Laura. Performances are in the William Inge Memorial Theatre at Murphy Hall. “The Labyrinth of Desire” will play at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 15, 20, 21 and 22 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16. Tickets are available for purchase at kutheatre.com, by calling 785-864-3982, or in person from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays at the box office in Murphy

Tue, 10/11/2022 — The word “audit” has a different meaning depending on whether you’re an individual or a bank. But a perceived audit failure can have equally damaging consequences. “We found that depositors — people who have money at banks — lose...

Tue, 10/11/2022 — KU Libraries will host a virtual talk on open access at the University of Kansas on Oct. 26 in celebration of International Open Access Week. Open access refers to scholarly literature that is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most...

Tue, 10/11/2022 — Out of nearly 32,000 applicants from more than 2,400 institutions worldwide, 12 University of Kansas students have been selected for the 2022 Millennium Fellowship, a leadership development program overseen by the Millennium Campus Network in...

Tue, 10/11/2022 — As social services across the country adapt to address changing health policies, an aging workforce and shifting social justice theories, the need for well-qualified social work professionals has never been higher. Overall employment of social...

Tue, 10/11/2022 — LAWRENCE – After receiving a perfect score on the grant application, the University of Kansas Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) has been awarded a TRIO Training Program for Priority 2 (KU TTP2), the first of its kind in KU history. The two-year grant will provide professional development on budget management and the statutory and regulatory requirements for the operation of projects funded under the Federal TRIO Programs for 480 TRIO professionals. KU TTP2 will leverage a two-prong approach to create a dual capacity-building framework to empower TRIO professionals and institution/agency teams from across the country to fully understand and

Tue, 10/11/2022 — A joint project of the Kansas Geological Survey, Douglas County Historical Society’s Oak Hill Cemetery Program Committee and Watkins Museum of History aims to uncover and memorialize the stories of hundreds of people interred in Oak Hill...

Mon, 10/10/2022 — As Hurricane Ian made landfall, devastating parts of Florida, South Carolina and the Caribbean, readers saw media images of destruction, rescues and recovery. How images from such disasters are presented often cast people in certain roles. A new...


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