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Thu, 07/22/2021 — It seems like common sense that an audit committee might want to include individuals who have accounting experience. That’s not always the case. “It’s not necessarily that auditors are acting nefariously when they over-audit. It’s just...

Thu, 07/22/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law reported graduate employment over 90% for the seventh consecutive year. Overall employment for the KU Law Class of 2020 was 93.1%, according to data released by the American Bar Association. KU Law is among the top quarter of law schools nationwide for overall employment within 10 months of graduation, compared with all ABA-accredited law schools. More than 83% of KU Law graduates in 2020 landed best jobs – defined as full-time, long-term law jobs that require bar exam passage or where a juris doctor offers an advantage. A recent Law.com report places KU Law in the top third nationally for full-time jobs that

Tue, 07/20/2021 — A new paper appearing the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences gives new detail and understanding to the cultivation of corn, one of the United States’ biggest cash crops. The research by a team at the University of Kansas centers...

Tue, 07/20/2021 — Jaroslaw (Andrzej) Piekałkiewicz, professor emeritus of political science and Russian & East European studies at the University of Kansas, will be awarded the Krzyz Walecznych (Cross of the Brave) this week by the government of Poland....

Mon, 07/19/2021 — LAWRENCE – For Mike Sinclair, in some ways, the COVID-19 pandemic period of lockdown and restriction was no different than the before times. Walk around and shoot photos. Every. Single. Day. “If I don’t go out and photograph, I don’t feel good about the day,” said the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design professor and longtime Kansas City street photographer. “It’s like how some people feel about exercise.” Twenty of the resulting images from Sinclair’s recent daily sojourns on foot from his midtown K.C. home are part of a group show called “Everyday” that runs through Aug. 6 at Haw Contemporary gallery in the West Bottoms. “The idea came

Thu, 07/15/2021 — When Nicole Hodges Persley started teaching acting at the university level, she realized that for many minority students, she was the first theater teacher they’d had who wasn’t a white male. “It shifts the discussion because you’re...

Thu, 07/15/2021 — LAWRENCE – The traditional literary scholarly view is that Charles Darwin changed the way novelists thought about plot and character, forcing them to represent heredity and human behavior as these are shaped across hitherto unimaginable stretches of time. This may be true as far as it goes. But in her new book, “Human Evolution and Fantastic Victorian Fiction” (Routledge, 2021), a University of Kansas professor of English tells a far more complicated and colorful tale. Anna Neill explores how Victorian works that we now call “speculative” fiction speak back against a conception of the evolutionary past as deep and gradually developing, particularly where that

Thu, 07/15/2021 — A rural health initiative developed by University of Kansas alumnus Tom Trenolone, director of HDR's Great Plains studio in Omaha, Nebraska, in collaboration with the KU School of Architecture & Design has been awarded a...

Tue, 07/13/2021 — Andrea Follmer Greenhoot, a professor of psychology and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Kansas, has been named director of an 11-university consortium known as the Bay View Alliance. As director, Follmer...

Tue, 07/13/2021 — Erin Duran has spent the last nine years doing diversity work. Now, he will bring his expertise to the University of Kansas, where he will serve as the assistant vice provost in the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB)...

Mon, 07/12/2021 — LAWRENCE – For centuries, they have been intimate spaces for personal prayer and contemplation for the Buddhists of Sri Lanka. But until now, no one had fully documented the existence of nearly 250 ṭämpiṭavihāras – small buildings, raised on stone pillars housing images and relics of the Buddha – scattered across the island nation. Now a book co-written by Kapila Silva, University of Kansas professor of architecture, and his colleague Dhammika Chandrasekara, dean of the faculty of architecture at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka, has done just that. “The ṬÄMPIṬAVIHĀRAS of Sri Lanka: Elevated Image-houses in Buddhist Architecture” (Anthem Press) is the

Mon, 07/12/2021 — More than 6,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the spring 2021 semester.   The honor roll comprises undergraduates who meet requirements in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and...

Mon, 07/12/2021 — Substance use disorder has long been considered a key factor in cases of parental neglect. But new research from the University of Kansas shows that such substance abuse does not happen in a vacuum. When examining whether parents investigated by...

Fri, 07/09/2021 — Through a $50,000 grant from an anonymous donor to KU Endowment, scholarships for two popular boot camp programs at the University of Kansas will be available to local low-income individuals interested in digital careers. KU Boot Camps —...

Thu, 07/08/2021 — After postponing all in-person events last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Kansas Alumni Association, Kansas Athletics and the Office of Public Affairs will resume “Hawks & Highways” gatherings this summer in...

Thu, 07/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – This summer, the Health Humanities and Arts Research Collaborative (HHARC) at the University of Kansas hosted a grant competition for seed funding to support interdisciplinary research at the intersection of health fields, arts and humanities. In this first round of seed funding, one collaborative team was awarded $3,500 to launch its idea. The research project “Citizen Health Journalism: Workshop Series,” led by Carli Zegers, KU assistant professor of nursing, and Brynn Fitzsimmons, KU doctoral student in English rhetoric & composition, in collaboration with community partner Independent Media Association, will address how citizen journalism can

Wed, 07/07/2021 — Sexual and gender minority individuals experience alcohol and substance use disorders at rates much higher than their peers, yet little is known about how treatment and recovery programs work for them. A University of Kansas researcher is...

Wed, 07/07/2021 — A new paper appearing in Biology Letters describes the oldest-known fragmentary bat fossils from Asia, pushing back the evolutionary record for bats on that continent to the dawn of the Eocene and boosting the possibility that the bat family’s...

Wed, 07/07/2021 — Between 1918 and 1942, the majority of those sentenced to the Kansas State Industrial Farm for Women were there not because they committed murder or robbery. They were there for having sex — sometimes merely for sex with their husbands. “I...

Wed, 07/07/2021 — Sixteen new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 2 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer Jonathon Davis of the Altamont Police Department was the graduating...


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