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Fri, 05/06/2022 — Mahbub Rashid has been named dean of the School of Architecture & Design at the University of Kansas. Rashid has served as the interim dean of the school since 2019. His appointment as the next dean of the school is effective...

Fri, 05/06/2022 — Any parent who has had a child reach middle school age can attest that adolescence can be a tough time. A new study from the University of Kansas and Baker University has found that an intervention focusing on empathy skills can improve...

Fri, 05/06/2022 — The University of Kansas has awarded 13 students with honors that recognize community engagement, leadership and academics. Campanile Award Issued by the Board of Class Officers, the Campanile Award is given to a single graduating senior who...

Fri, 05/06/2022 — A University of Kansas senior in chemical engineering with plans to pursue a medical degree in the KU School of Medicine after graduation is this year’s winner of the James Blackiston Memorial Graduate Fellowship from the KU chapter of Phi...

Fri, 05/06/2022 — LAWRENCE – What if choreographer Alvin Ailey decided to racially integrate his all-Black dance company today? Can you imagine the firestorm? Darren Canady could, and has, in his new play, “The Percy Meacham Dance Experience,” a professionally shot video recording that premieres online tonight and runs through May 13 as part of the Minneapolis-based Playwrights Center’ Playlabs Festival. There is no charge to watch the performance, but RSVPs are requested. Canady, professor of English at the University of Kansas, said he was going through the Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s archives when the idea occurred to him. “I noticed he had integrated his company much

Thu, 05/05/2022 — LAWRENCE – Jeffrey Hall is passionate about two things in particular – friendship and social media – and he thinks the latter is too often mistaken as the enemy of the former. His latest article reviews the best available evidence to debunk the “social displacement hypothesis” that holds that use of mobile and social media is the cause of decreased face-to-face (FtF) interaction. In doing so, he uncovered a worrisome trend: In the United States, Great Britain and Australia, there has been a steady, uniform decline in FtF time that began well before the rise of social media. This new analysis shows the decline continued through the stay-at-home orders and social

Thu, 05/05/2022 — For the sixth consecutive year, the University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 171 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2022 Transfer Honor...

Thu, 05/05/2022 — A man who revolutionized the way the world views maps online and another who was a pioneer in computing on the University of Kansas campus are the first two recipients of the KU EECS Distinguished Service (KEDS) Award from the Department of...

Wed, 05/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – The idea that humor is an appropriate response to oppression and is used to shine a light on the truth is an old one, and it comes up yet again with a new twist in a new book by James Yékú, assistant professor of African digital humanities at the University of Kansas, titled “Cultural Netizenship: Social Media, Popular Culture and Performance in Nigeria” (Indiana University Press). If Western audiences think of Nigeria and social media together at all, they might recall the worldwide #BringBackOurGirls hashtag campaign spawned by the 2014 kidnapping of 276 schoolchildren by the Islamist terrorists Boko Haram, or the more recent #EndSARS campaign against

Wed, 05/04/2022 — The shared belief that all students have a right to high-quality academic instruction has brought together experts from across the country to improve access to the general education curriculum for students who are deafblind with significant...

Wed, 05/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members and their guests with a lunch in May. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod and Chris Brown, vice provost for faculty development, will recognize the employees during the private event. For more information, contact Debra Bia at dbia@ku.edu.

Tue, 05/03/2022 — Steven Warren has worked on more than his fair share of studies and clinical trials in four decades as an expert in social and behavioral sciences. The University of Kansas community has the chance to hear the professor deliver his Inaugural...

Tue, 05/03/2022 — Graduates of the University of Kansas School of Law who took the bar exam for the first time in 2021 had one of the highest success rates in the country. KU Law posted the 11th-highest first-time bar exam pass rate nationally, according to an...

Tue, 05/03/2022 — University of Kansas student Aylar Atadurdyyeva, from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, is one of 20 students selected as a Key into Public Service Scholar by the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society. The award...

Tue, 05/03/2022 — A draft opinion from the Supreme Court leaked May 2, indicating the court would vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, the law that has made abortion access legal throughout the United States for nearly 50 years. The highly unusual breach in the...

Tue, 05/03/2022 —  During experiments in animal models, researchers at the University of Kansas have discovered a possible new approach to immunization against Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Their method uses a recombinant methionine (Met)-rich protein derived from...

Tue, 05/03/2022 — Business has changed since 1833. One would be hard-pressed to find businesses operating with the same model that was in place when Andrew Jackson was in the White House. But in the case of newspapers, many are still operating with the same...

Mon, 05/02/2022 — HUTCHINSON – Twenty-seven new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on April 29 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Officer Robert Garland of the Andover Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Chief Rick Lockhart of the Lawrence Police Department. Steve McCorkill, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 292nd Basic Training Class. Garland received the Fitness Medal for having the best overall improvement in push-ups, sit-ups and the 1.5 mile run as well as having logged the most miles run. Officers Mason Dyck of the

Mon, 05/02/2022 — May 9 is known as Victory Day in Russia. This year, it represents the date which President Vladimir Putin reportedly had envisioned declaring a symbolic victory over Ukraine. But things have not quite gone according to his plan. Valery Dzutsati,

Mon, 05/02/2022 — As voters go to the polls in states’ primaries and the midterm elections near, coverage of political candidates and issues frame people in varying lights. The 2022 election cycle also marks the 150th anniversary of Victoria Woodhull’s 1872...


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