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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,

Fri, 04/29/2022 — The University of Kansas recently has announced the February, March and April 2022 Employees of the Month. These staff members have made outstanding contributions to the Lawrence campus community. Winners of the Employee of the Month awards...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — LAWRENCE – Nearly 95% of graduates in the Class of 2021 at the University of Kansas School of Law found full-time, long-term legal employment, according to data recently released by the American Bar Association. KU Law ranks eighth among ABA-accredited law schools nationwide in the category sometimes referred to as “best jobs” – defined as full-time, long-term positions that require passing a bar exam or where a law degree offers an advantage. Employment data for KU and all ABA-accredited law schools is available on the ABA website. Overall employment for the 2021 class was 96.9%. Compared with all ABA law schools, KU Law ranks 21st nationally for overall

Thu, 04/28/2022 — Three faculty members at the University of Kansas have won prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program awards from the National Science Foundation. Their projects aim to understand voting-rights advocacy groups, make...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — The 41st class of University Scholars and their faculty mentors were recently recognized during a reception April 26 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Memorial Union at the University of Kansas. University Honors Program Director Sarah...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — For its active role in countywide COVID-19 vaccine clinics, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy has been honored with the Healthier Together Award from Lawrence Douglas County Public Health. KU Pharmacy students, alumni and faculty...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — William Collins, University of Kansas associate professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research for six months in Finland. Jointly funded by the VTT Technical Research...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — Sex can mean many different things. In a military context, the definition expands even further. “Military regulations that govern sexual behavior are actually stricter than in civilian society,” said Beth Bailey, Foundation Distinguished...

Thu, 04/28/2022 — Four candidates, all University of Kansas faculty members, will give public presentations as part of the search for the inaugural executive director for the Institute for International & Global Engagement (KU-IIGE). The four presentations...

Wed, 04/27/2022 — For the second year in a row, the University of Kansas ranks fifth nationally among Tier 1 research institutions in the 2022-23 “Military Friendly Schools” survey. The annual survey is the longest-running review of college and university...

Wed, 04/27/2022 — Family and the University of Kansas hold special places in physician and KU alumnus Jeff Lindenbaum’s heart. His late father, Siegfried Lindenbaum, was a faculty member in the School of Pharmacy for more than 20 years. Jeff Lindenbaum met his...

Wed, 04/27/2022 — Creativity has been designated a critical 21st Century Skill by the National Research Council, yet there is not one ideal, accepted way to identify creative young people and encourage the strength as part of their education. A new study from the...

Tue, 04/26/2022 — The COVID-19 pandemic took a heavy toll on schools at all levels. Yet, for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the pandemic was one more challenge that has strained budgets and even put some schools at risk of closure. A...

Tue, 04/26/2022 — Foundation Distinguished Professor Beth Bailey received the 2022 Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History. She is the first woman to be awarded the prize as well as the first nontraditional military historian – the...

Tue, 04/26/2022 — LAWRENCE – Climate scientist and author Katharine Hayhoe will give the 2022 Spencer Lecture, “Saving Us: An Evening with Katharine Hayhoe,” inspired by her latest book. The event, hosted by The Commons at the University of Kansas, will take place at 7 p.m. April 27 as a Zoom webinar. Additionally, Hayhoe will offer a dialogue in the “All We Can Save” series the next day at 10 a.m. April 28. Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to humans. She has been awarded numerous accolades, including the National Center for Science Education’s Friend of the Planet award and the American Geophysical Union’s Climate Communication Prize.

Mon, 04/25/2022 — LAWRENCE – The critical hit streaming 2021 miniseries “WandaVision” is just the latest example of the image of the witch being exploited for profit by American capitalism, according to a University of Kansas researcher. That was one of the insights that Jane Barnette, associate professor of theatre and a practitioner of the craft herself, gained while writing a new article about Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch, a character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Barnette’s article in the latest edition of Theatre Journal, “What is Wanda but Witches Perservering? Palimpsests of American Witches in WandaVision,” goes beyond an update of witch history on the

Mon, 04/25/2022 — Join the KU Center for Environmental Policy, part of the Institute for Policy & Social Research at the University of Kansas, at 4 p.m. April 26 at The Commons for a listening session on environmental justice with the U.S. Environmental...

Mon, 04/25/2022 — KU Libraries will hold a virtual Collection Forum at 4 p.m. May 2 to discuss “Big Deal” journal packages, the upcoming renewal of the Elsevier package and issues related to scholarly communication. The Zoom session is open to KU faculty,...

Mon, 04/25/2022 — Eight doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2022-2023 academic year. This incoming group of fellows is among over 200 students who have benefited...

Fri, 04/22/2022 — Tom Wiggans, a 1975 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy, will be honored April 29 with the school’s Distinguished Service Award. Wiggans is currently chairman and CEO of Pardes Biosciences of Carlsbad, California. He has...


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