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Thu, 11/11/2021 — This fall, the University of Kansas First Nations Student Association (FNSA) and The Commons are offering regular events that center approaches and ideas of Native peoples, drawing on themes offered in the 2021-22 KU Common Book, "Braiding...

Thu, 11/11/2021 — A University of Kansas researcher is at the center of two projects aimed at developing treatments for infectious diseases, including the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Scott Lovell, director of KU’s Protein Structure & X-Ray...

Thu, 11/11/2021 — Three seniors at the University of Kansas have advanced in the competition for prestigious scholarships for study in the United Kingdom. Anton Barybin, Joseph Hartung and Erin Sturd are finalists for Marshall Scholarships, which provide funding...

Thu, 11/11/2021 — To promote collaboration across all University of Kansas marketing that supports enrollment and the KU brand, the university is combining the Lawrence campus’s Marketing Communications unit with the marketing team that supports the Edwards...

Thu, 11/11/2021 — When considering determinants of an individual’s health outcomes, doctors and researchers consider personal factors like age, race, gender or socioeconomic factors such as education quality, economic stability or health care access. A new...

Wed, 11/10/2021 — An established University of Kansas research program at the Life Span Institute that surveys Americans with disabilities about their health has been awarded a $600,000 grant to document experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those...

Wed, 11/10/2021 — A $2 million gift from the family of the late Jack Lockton will support the expansion of the insurance and risk management certificate program at the University of Kansas School of Business. The gift — from Cheryl Lockton Williams and her...

Tue, 11/09/2021 — Climate change, driven by human activity, will alter temperatures and rainfall in Kansas in the coming decades. But predictions about the timing and severity of the shift remain inexact. Now, researchers at the University of Kansas School of...

Mon, 11/08/2021 — Meditation and the related practice of mindfulness have been recommended in K-12 schools and college campuses in recent years to reduce stress, increase grade point averages and boost mental health. A new study from the University of Kansas...

Mon, 11/08/2021 — A University of Kansas leader has been recognized for excellence in his field by a national organization of higher education managers. Jeff Chasen, assistant vice provost for employee growth, development, accessibility & inclusion at KU,...

Mon, 11/08/2021 — A gift from the estate of University of Kansas alumnus Dean Frisbie provides $1 million to the School of Law and $1 million to the School of Engineering. Frisbie, who earned degrees from both schools, took what he learned at KU to build a life...

Fri, 11/05/2021 — LAWRENCE – Especially as Bologna is not a first-tier tourist destination for Americans, the curator of a new exhibition on the city’s medieval art thought its catalog could use a scene-setting essay. So she reached out to Areli Marina, who specializes in northern Italy. The University of Kansas art historian's essay “Bologna: The Built Environment” is part of the catalog for the exhibition “Medieval Bologna: Art For a University City” at Nashville’s Frist Art Museum, which runs Nov. 5 through Jan. 30. The exhibition features many illuminated (i.e., illustrated) manuscripts that were produced in the city that is home to the Western world’s first university,

Fri, 11/05/2021 — The University Career Center is partnering with The Chamber of Lawrence, Kansas, and the Economic Development Corporation of Lawrence & Douglas County to host a free virtual event on college graduate recruiting trends. The event, set for...

Thu, 11/04/2021 — Researchers at the University of Kansas have received a $3.7 million grant to help transition from a child welfare system that reacts to problematic home situations to one that provides resources and meets needs to prevent children from being...

Thu, 11/04/2021 — The University of Kansas Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) has been awarded a five-year, $2.44 million project to serve 125 educators, 450 students and 100 families through a partnership with Topeka Public Schools (TPS). Funded...

Thu, 11/04/2021 — LAWRENCE – Four alumni from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will receive the school’s highest award in a ceremony set for 6 p.m. Nov. 4. Jill MacDonald Boyce, Christine-Ehlig Economides, Ronaldo T. “Nick” Nicholson and Richard E. Smith will receive the Distinguished Engineering Service Award (DESA), which is awarded to individuals who have maintained close association with the school and have made outstanding contributions to the engineering profession and to society. Boyce and Smith won the award in 2020 but will be recognized along with the 2021 winners after the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s ceremony. “Our four awardees

Thu, 11/04/2021 — Editor's note: The practice flyover on Friday, Nov. 5, is now expected to take place closer to 1:30 p.m. LAWRENCE – Two military aircraft will fly over the Lawrence campus Friday and Saturday this week. Two A-10 Warthogs from the 303rd Fighter Squadron out of Whiteman Air Force Base will fly over campus Nov. 6 as part of the Salute to Service celebration at the University of Kansas football game. The planes are expected to pass over David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium at the conclusion of the national anthem, approximately 10 minutes before the 11 a.m. kickoff against Kansas State University. To prepare for Saturday’s pre-game flyover, the aircraft will do a

Wed, 11/03/2021 — A “short squeeze” happens in the market when investors bet against a stock that aggressively increases in price, causing these sellers to cut losses and exit their positions. The biggest short squeeze in history occurred in 2008 when...

Tue, 11/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – Tasked with resolving all matters before them, judges are perceived to be impartial, fair and just. Their authority, however, has prevented some judges from always seeing the consequences of their actions. A panel of judicial ethics experts from across the country will discuss “Judicial Conduct & Misconduct: A Review of Judicial Behavior from Sexting to Discrimination” at the 2021 Kansas Law Review Symposium on Nov. 15. The symposium will run from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register and preview the complete schedule online. “We are very excited for this year's symposium on

Tue, 11/02/2021 — Aerospace engineering students at the University of Kansas have once again brought home multiple awards in international design competition, continuing a 40-year tradition of excellence. Three KU teams were recognized for their aircraft and...


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