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Tue, 08/17/2021 — Nine faculty members at the University of Kansas are being recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. The nine award recipients will be honored Thursday, Aug. 19, at the KU Teaching Summit. This year’s winners are as...

Fri, 08/13/2021 — Fully vaccinated students at the University of Kansas’ Lawrence and Edwards campuses will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive incentives including free tuition, upgraded parking passes and a range of other prizes after uploading their...

Wed, 08/11/2021 — Current research suggests minority individuals are more apt to trust government authorities with similar ethnicity because of perceived shared life experiences. But according to new research from the University of Kansas, white individuals also...

Wed, 08/11/2021 — Sensorimotor issues aren’t well understood in people with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, yet they are important because they can be observed before social and communication indicators for the disorder, and they can predict worse functional...

Wed, 08/11/2021 — In July, the University of Kansas formally approved the Kansas Biological Survey’s requested name change to better reflect its scope and mission as a KU designated research center. The center’s new name is the Kansas Biological Survey &...

Tue, 08/10/2021 — Zack Holland didn’t know he wanted to be a petroleum engineer. But an opportunity to study the subject at the University of Kansas on scholarship sent him down that path. Holland’s experience inspired him give back to KU with a $600,000 gift...

Mon, 08/09/2021 — Michel Foucault, Henri Lefebvre and Pierre Bourdieu — for not considering the physical space of cities differently from other spaces. He then goes beyond their influential ideas to outline his ...

Wed, 08/04/2021 — Improved recruitment of women, racial and ethnic minorities to engineering and the sciences has long been a goal in the field. Now, a multidisciplinary team of education and engineering researchers at the University of Kansas will work with...

Wed, 08/04/2021 — Although having grown up in South Dakota, Elaine Nelson knew very little about the Black Hills until she took a college history class on the American West. “I started realizing I was sort of robbed of the complexity of my own state’s history,

Tue, 08/03/2021 — LAWRENCE – Drug lords, cowboys and desperadoes loom large in American pop culture, from story and song to film and television. But in his new book on the subject, “Drug Lords, Cowboys and Desperadoes: Violent Myths of the U.S.-Mexico Frontier,” (University of Notre Dame Press, 2021) Rafael Acosta Morales deconstructs what he calls a simplistic, good-versus-evil binary that sees cowboys as white-hatted freedom fighters, drug traffickers merely as vicious criminals and those who live outside the law as deserving of their fate. The University of Kansas assistant professor of Spanish language and literature explains what he calls the “affective assemblages” that lead

Tue, 08/03/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design has announced that Hui Cai, associate professor of architecture and associate director of the KU Institute of Health + Wellness Design, has been named the next chair of the Department...

Mon, 08/02/2021 — A new study from the University of Kansas in the journal Appetite examines people’s choices when confronted with an all-you-can-eat buffet. It turns out that the food we choose to heap on our plates might predict our chances of having higher...

Mon, 08/02/2021 — Twenty new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 30 at a ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The graduation of the 281st Basic Training Class was the first ceremony open to...

Fri, 07/30/2021 — The names of more than 5,700 graduates at the University of Kansas for fall 2020 and spring 2021 have been announced by the University Registrar. A ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates took place May 23. See the video celebrating both...

Fri, 07/30/2021 — An engineering professor at the University of Kansas has been shortlisted for one of the most prestigious international prizes in the profession. Shannon Blunt, Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer...

Thu, 07/29/2021 — Elaina Sutley, associate professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, has been named associate dean for diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging for the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Sutley will guide KU...

Wed, 07/28/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is calling on veterans and their families to submit personal stories and photos of service men and women who have ties to Kansas. This comes as part of a larger announcement that the Dole Institute will permanently install a large digital interactive display at the institute, as well as maintain a searchable online database, that pays tribute to Kansas veterans from World War II to present day. These submissions will later be prominently displayed in the institute’s Kansas Veterans Virtual Memory Wall, with a planned dedication in November 2021. This initiative builds and expands on the

Wed, 07/28/2021 — University of Kansas Lifelong & Professional Education just launched an online, self-paced Certificate in Sustainability Management. Participants who complete the four-course program are better positioned to contribute to their...

Tue, 07/27/2021 — The number of women incarcerated in the United States has steadily increased in recent years. In Kansas, from 2000-2019, the rate rose by 60%, outpacing the national average. University of Kansas researchers are building an evidence-based...

Mon, 07/26/2021 — LAWRENCE – If you’re mowing the lawn and your spouse asks you to “cut it a little shorter,” any discrepancy resulting from your different interpretations of “little” is harmless. In an operating room, however, it can mean the difference, if not between life and death, then between successful healing and injurious failure. That’s why a multidisciplinary team of researchers, including a linguist from the University of Kansas, set out to test whether such inexact language in the OR can lead to medical errors. A new paper co-written by Andrew McKenzie, KU associate professor of linguistics, and Drs. Gary Sutkin and Cynthia Liu, a professor and former student,


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