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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...

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...

Tue, 11/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – Turns out we can thank a guy named Bacon for the concept of “taste,” as in properly discerning the relative value of cultural goods.

Tue, 11/02/2021 — Doctors regularly ask adults about stress as part of an overall assessment of their health. But stress in infants and toddlers is not as commonly considered, even though high levels can cause lifelong problems. Research from the University of...

Mon, 11/01/2021 — The University of Kansas has received federal funding to host a series of summer camps that will offer high school students short preparatory courses in aerospace engineering, artificial intelligence and computer science. The project is part of...

Mon, 11/01/2021 — LAWRENCE – A new book by a University of Kansas professor is the first to offer both a history of hip-hop’s effect on the theatrical stage and to theorize the influence of hip-hop culture on drama worldwide. “Sampling and Remixing Blackness in Hip-hop Theater and Performance” (University of Michigan Press) by Nicole Hodges Persley has drawn pre-publication raves from scholars in the field for its rigorous research and groundbreaking analysis. In addition to her work as artistic director of the KC Melting Pot Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, the author is an associate professor of American studies and of African & African American studies at the University of

Fri, 10/29/2021 — The Association of American Universities has adopted new principles on preventing sexual harassment based on recommendations of an advisory board co-chaired by University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod. At their fall meeting this week,...

Fri, 10/29/2021 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored Sarah Jen, assistant professor of social welfare, and Jonathan Hagel, assistant teaching professor of history, with 2021 HOPE Awards — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator.  The HOPE...

Fri, 10/29/2021 — LAWRENCE – In honor of Veterans Day, the University of Kansas will host and participate in a variety of events Nov. 6-14. Events are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. “This series of events is one of the many ways KU embraces our military-affiliated community,” said April Blackmon Strange, KU Military-Affiliated Student Center director. “We hope KU and community members will join us in one or more of these activities as we recognize and honor those who have served in the U.S. armed forces.” Nov 6: KU Salute to Service football game vs. K-State, 11 a.m., David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. As part of pre-game activities, local veterans and Gold Star

Fri, 10/29/2021 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of Ellie Frances-Marie Stratman, who died unexpectedly on Oct. 24, 2021, at the age of 18. Ellie was a freshman at KU and was looking forward to studying accounting. "We are...

Fri, 10/29/2021 — Some of the nation’s leading experts on rural health care design and administration are coming to the University of Kansas on Nov. 5 to show how new approaches can increase health care access in rural areas while also helping to revitalize...

Thu, 10/28/2021 — A new paper in the peer-reviewed Journal of Sleep Research details how nurses who also are parents might be more susceptible than other groups to daily stress aggravated by poor sleep. The consequences of the sleep-stressor link in nurses with...


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