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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...

Fri, 10/07/2022 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio listener-members came through for the public radio station during their fall membership drive, which took place from Sept. 22-30 and raised more than $337,000 – the most successful fall campaign in KPR’s 70-year history. Generous members also provided more than $53,000 in challenge grants in order to encourage their fellow KPR fans to contribute to the station and match their gift during a certain timeframe. The station relies on private support more than ever, as the majority of funds come from individuals who contribute to the station in order to ensure it can continue broadcasting and serving the community. Of the total raised, more

Fri, 10/07/2022 — An upcoming exhibition at the University of Kansas will feature recent works by artists from Haskell Indian Nations University and by KU alumnus Sydney Pursel, curator for public practice at the Spencer Museum of Art. “The Heart Is a Fist”...

Fri, 10/07/2022 — A team led by a University of Kansas researcher is a finalist for one of the global energy industry’s most prestigious awards. Masoud Kalantari, associate professor of chemical & petroleum engineering at KU, is leading the group — which...

Fri, 10/07/2022 — The University of Kansas is moving forward with a transformational development project to create a north gateway to campus that includes new multiple-use space and re-imagined Kansas Football facilities. The project will transform the area near...

Thu, 10/06/2022 — LAWRENCE – Even the author admits that one of the main concepts of his new book is difficult to grasp: “Speech prosody, especially intonation, is something that is very elusive. You think you're holding it back, controlling it, and all of a sudden it escapes," said Antônio Roberto Monteiro Simões, University of Kansas professor of Spanish & Portuguese. This perception that speech prosody is elusive is more easily related to learners of additional languages (or L2, in linguistic jargon), he said. “I know linguists, native English speakers, who speak French or Spanish very well, who, given their training in linguistics, can understand intonation contours in

Wed, 10/05/2022 — Five current seniors and a recent graduate at the University of Kansas will compete for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland this year with the support of KU's Office of Fellowships. Current seniors Virginia...

Wed, 10/05/2022 — Three University of Kansas students were named winners of the 2022 Excellence in Community, Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards. Aylar Atadurdyyeva of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Miracle Emenuga of Lagos, Nigeria, and Mikayla Leader, of Wichita,...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — To better understand the prevalence of disability in America and to address health disparities, the Affordable Care Act mandated that federal health surveys collect data to identify people with disabilities. But new research from the University...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — A milestone report from the University of Kansas appearing this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences proposes a new technique for modeling molecular life with computers. According to lead author Ilya Vakser, director of...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced the new Center for Research Methods Consultation (CRMC). The center’s mission is to provide research methodological consultation and support services for faculty, staff and...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — As the 2022 midterm elections draw near, candidates are diligently working to craft their public image, and media portrayals play a large part in how they are perceived by voters. For women candidates, media framing can be especially...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — At the KU Endowment Board of Trustees’ annual meeting Sept. 30, six new trustees were elected: Gene Camarena of Wichita; Laura Koenigs of Springfield, Massachusetts; Erica LeBlanc of Chicago; Daniel Martin of Olathe; Lisa Murray of Mission...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — Yoonmi Nam is having a moment. That’s what her art — whether print, sculpture or ceramic — is about, she says: capturing the fleeting and sometimes surreal nature of time. This week, the University of Kansas professor of visual art will...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — KU Libraries will host a reception Nov. 1 to celebrate the Kenneth Spencer Research Library’s current exhibition, “Keeping the Books: The Rubinstein Collection of the Orsetti Family Business Archive.” The exhibition, on display now at the...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — Traditionally, voter registration and turnout is higher in presidential election years compared with midterm years. However, the University of Kansas’ 2014, 2018 and 2020 consolidated report from the National Study of Learning, Voting, and...

Tue, 10/04/2022 — Twenty-five new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Sept. 30 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Officer Brian Hampton of the Lansing Police Department was the...

Mon, 10/03/2022 —  If you ask someone if they are a math or science person, they may quickly tell you yes or no. It turns out that how people answer that question in ninth grade and even earlier not only can tell you what subjects they prefer in school, but how...

Mon, 10/03/2022 — Dionysus. The Greco-Roman deity is colloquially known as the god of wine, but he’s actually the god of all passions. “Well, you could say sex and alcohol primarily. They often go together,” said Stanley Lombardo, professor emeritus of the...

Mon, 10/03/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare has launched a new center housed within the school’s research office. The Center for Research to Transform Systems for Family, Community & Social Justice (CRTS) brings together a group of...


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