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Thu, 09/22/2022 — Look closely at any mobile service provider’s map of nationwide 5G coverage, and you’ll notice huge swaths of the country — rural areas — don’t have 5G service.  A new three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation...

Thu, 09/22/2022 — The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Kansas has announced its 2022-23 season, which offers lightness, love and plenty of action. This year, the University Theatre and University Dance Company, the two production wings...

Thu, 09/22/2022 — A new virtual series this fall at the University of Kansas will ask important questions about the threats that misinformation and disinformation pose to democracy, while pairing these challenges with a consideration of care — for ourselves and...

Wed, 09/21/2022 — LAWRENCE – The second candidate for the University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) vice provost position will give her public presentation from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, in the Kansas Union Woodruff Auditorium. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 551402. Nicole Hodges Persley, interim vice provost for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, is the second of four candidates who will present her philosophy on the role diversity and inclusion play in higher education in the United States and how her philosophy would advance Realizing Intersectional Standards of Excellence (RISE) on KU’s

Wed, 09/21/2022 — LAWRENCE – When Michelle Mohr Carney accepted the role of founding vice provost for Jayhawk Global in February, her charge from Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, provost and executive vice chancellor, was to lead the strategic development process by facilitating the design and implementation of a new organization that is responsible for promoting online education at the University of Kansas. During the past eight months, Carney, who also serves as the dean of the School of Social Welfare, has conducted an extensive review of existing functions, processes and structures by meeting with and listening to deans, vice provosts, faculty and many internal partners. Through critical

Wed, 09/21/2022 — LAWRENCE – As annual commemorations of Columbus Day (Oct. 10) are once again met with protest and demands to remake them as Indigenous Peoples Day, a University of Kansas literary scholar can comment on the history of explorer Christopher Columbus' popular reputation, noting that it began to suffer well before the Civil War. In the latest volume of the journal Scholarly Editing, Laura Mielke, University of Kansas Dean’s Professor of English, has co-written a critical “microedition” of John Brougham’s 1857-1876 “Columbus Burlesque.” The first version of the comic play was titled “Columbus, El Filibustero!” That was a term applied to soldiers of fortune – more like

Wed, 09/21/2022 — The University of Kansas will host its 110th Homecoming Sept. 26-Oct. 1. The week will feature a variety of events for alumni and students, culminating in the KU football game against Iowa State at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in David Booth...

Wed, 09/21/2022 — Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessments Systems (ATLAS) has teamed up with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) on a $2.5 million grant project to develop an innovative assessment model that provides...

Wed, 09/21/2022 — SWIFT Education Center, within the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, has received two federal awards for a total of $13 million to support educational systems in transforming their policies and practices to create schools where...

Tue, 09/20/2022 —  The University of Kansas has received a $2.4 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to add undergraduate degrees in biotechnology, information technology and cybersecurity to its existing intelligence and...

Tue, 09/20/2022 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of professor and senior scientist James Thompson, who died Sept. 11. Thompson had more than 30 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities as a direct support...

Tue, 09/20/2022 — The power of a name is an important concept to R.B. (Renee) Perelmutter, as the associate professor is known to students and fellow faculty in the University of Kansas Jewish Studies Program and Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies.

painting of "Els segadors" by Antoni Estruch
Mon, 09/19/2022 — The peasant rebels known as segadors (“reapers”) rioted in Barcelona in 1640, triggering a war that led to the 12-year secession of the Spanish territory. But who these segadors actually were and how their legacy has evolved is the subject...

Mon, 09/19/2022 — Among the 12 Kansas City-area students pursuing degrees in architecture who were awarded 2022 Kansas City Architectural Foundation scholarships, seven were from the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design. The...

Fri, 09/16/2022 — The Inaugural Kansas African Studies Center Virtual Symposium will offer an opportunity to learn about findings from the 2022 Global Humanities Institute, "Chronic Conditions: Childhood and Social Suffering in Global Africa," which took place Aug.

Fri, 09/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – The continuing relevance of the 1955 Emmett Till murder case to the issue of achieving equal rights for African Americans sometimes surprises even those who know it best. For Dave Tell, University of Kansas professor of communication studies, his expertise in the commemoration of the infamous lynching continues to be called upon by documentarians and other historians. He is a consultant to the new exhibition, “Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See,” opening Sept. 17 at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “I published the book 'Remembering Emmett Till' in 2019, and I kind of wondered if I would be done going to Mississippi,” Tell said

Fri, 09/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – The first candidate for the University of Kansas Office of Diversity, Equity Inclusion & Belonging (DEIB) vice provost position will give her public presentation from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Kansas Union Big 12 Room. The presentation will be livestreamed, and the passcode is 921666. Makini King is one of four candidates who will present their philosophy on the role diversity and inclusion play in higher education in the United States and how their philosophy would advance Realizing Intersectional Standards of Excellence (RISE) on KU’s Lawrence and Edwards campuses and further KU’s mission considering current challenges and trends in

Thu, 09/15/2022 — As the 2022 midterm elections near, climate, transportation and related policies are among the issues coming to the forefront among climate voters and the broader electorate. University of Kansas School of Public Affairs & Administration and...

Thu, 09/15/2022 — Three Jayhawks will receive the 2022 Fred Ellsworth medallion for their faithful, longtime service to the University of Kansas and higher education. John Ballard, Overland Park; Warren Corman, Lawrence; and Kala Mays Stroup, Lawrence, will be...

Thu, 09/15/2022 — A team of student engineers from the University of Kansas took second place in a prestigious international aerospace competition, continuing KU’s long history of success at the event. The students won recognition from the American Institute...


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