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Tue, 07/06/2021 — LAWRENCE – Five individuals at the University of Kansas are taking on enhanced roles in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, either as a promotion or an expansion of their current responsibilities: Steven Johnson, assistant dean of DEIB, School of Business Ngondi Kamaṱuka, director of Center for Educational Opportunity Programs and assistant dean for DEIB, School of Education & Human Sciences Mindie Paget, assistant vice chancellor for DEIB, Office of Research Roberta Pokphanh, assistant vice provost, International Affairs Kapila Silva, associate dean for DEIB, School of Architecture & Design “I’m excited about the knowledge, experience and

Tue, 07/06/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas announces “Native Host,” a series of five signs by artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne, Arapaho), as the KU Common Work of Art for the 2021-2022 academic year. The series...

Tue, 07/06/2021 —  With real estate prices soaring across the United States and a wave of evictions soon possible due to the end of pandemic protections, a University of Kansas housing expert says three key changes are needed to housing policy to ensure housing...

Tue, 07/06/2021 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance recognized 65 students as recipients of its year-end awards and scholarships, totaling over $175,000 in financial support. "We’ve always considered ourselves fortunate to have the...

Tue, 07/06/2021 — The first two years of life have been challenging for Amira Payne and her family. The Topeka toddler has severe scoliosis and a condition known as Smith-Magenis syndrome, which delayed her development and left her with low muscle tone, making it...

Mon, 07/05/2021 — A new paper from a lead author based at the University of Kansas finds wetlands constructed along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers. Rather than focusing on individual farms,

Thu, 07/01/2021 — It’s no secret that the geosciences are among the least diverse STEM fields in the United States. That won’t change until organizations get serious about naming — and dismantling — racism and discrimination as barriers to access,...

Thu, 07/01/2021 — Storytelling lies at the heart of the humanities and is central to the human experience. Through stories, we reveal who we are and what we value, as individuals and as cultures. Stories connect us to one another and to our pasts. Yet many...

Wed, 06/30/2021 — The history of psychology is littered with unfortunate examples of treatments that caused more harm than benefit to patients. For instance, in the mid-20th century lobotomies were a common practice to treat mental illness, with poor results....

Wed, 06/30/2021 — Ibram X. Kendi will be the Self Graduate Fellowship’s featured symposium speaker this fall in an event rescheduled from March 2020. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international relations, and the...

Wed, 06/30/2021 — Stueve Siegel Hanson, a Kansas City, Missouri-based law firm, has given a $1 million gift to establish a scholarship for Black students at the University of Kansas School of Law.  Patrick Stueve, a partner in the firm and KU Law alumnus, sees...

Wed, 06/30/2021 — The new early childhood unified graduate certificate program and the existing master’s in early childhood unified at the University of Kansas prepare early educators to address the needs of each and every child, including those with, and at...

Tue, 06/29/2021 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering professor has received a prestigious national fellowship award for his research into new techniques to build steel decks for highway bridges. William Collins, associate professor in the Department...

Tue, 06/29/2021 — A new scholarly article in the journal Ecology describes findings from the first nationwide mammal survey — discoveries made with the help of University of Kansas undergraduate researchers. Called Snapshot USA, this first-ever nationwide...

Mon, 06/28/2021 — LAWRENCE – Do you ever wonder about the lives of the people who make your consumer goods half a world away in China? After all, the lives of people on the other side of the tracks, or even the upstairs-downstairs social split within the same household, are traditionally rich fodder for literature. So it’s not surprising that the experiences of a huge new class of migrant workers are of interest to their fellow Chinese, whose lives in central Beijing are much different than the lives of those who come from the countryside seeking the bright lights of town, but who can never penetrate the mega-city’s fifth-outer-belt road. Now writings by this overlooked, even

Mon, 06/28/2021 — Despite facing cultural and political pushback, the evidence remains clear: Face masks made a difference in Kansas. “These had a huge effect in counties that had a mask mandate,” said Donna Ginther, the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished...

Thu, 06/24/2021 — LAWRENCE – In a finding that runs contrary to one of the most-cited studies in the field, a new research paper from University of Kansas linguists shows that even as beginners, adults can quickly begin mentally processing sentence structures in a second language like a native speaker. And even if their results cannot, just yet, be translated into new teaching methods, the co-authors say this type of scientific study points to optimism for classroom second-language learning. KU linguistics professors Alison Gabriele and Robert Fiorentino and four co-authors will publish “Examining Variability in the Processing of Agreement in Novice Learners: Evidence From Event-

Thu, 06/24/2021 — Two University of Kansas students entering their final year of undergraduate study have earned scholarships from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. Jonah Stiel, of Topeka, is a chemistry major, and Julian Moreno, of Lawrence, is majoring in...

Wed, 06/23/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design will host a free, one-day photography workshop for high school students at the Hays Arts Center on July 10.   Students will spend the day developing camera skills and learning...

Wed, 06/23/2021 — The University of Kansas Alpha chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society recently inducted 153 new members in a joint ceremony for 2020 and 2021. David Slusky, president of KU’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter and associate professor of...


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