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Thu, 10/14/2021 — Four F-16 aircraft are scheduled to fly over the University of Kansas at the Oct. 16 home football game. The aircraft are from the 149th Fighter Wing out of San Antonio, Texas. Two F-16s will be piloted by KU graduates. On Saturday, the...

Thu, 10/14/2021 — LAWRENCE – Sarah Waters does not often get emergency calls. So, when the director of University of Kansas Student Housing received a call about an emergency unfolding at Ellsworth Hall on Sept. 20, she knew it must be significant. A sprinkler head was unintentionally broken by a student on the 10th floor of the residence, which caused water to pour out of the sprinkler for approximately 30 minutes, according to KU Public Safety. The water had to run until Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical determined there was no fire present. Shawn Harding, director of Facilities Services, estimates the sprinklers put out about 25 gallons of water per minute. Even so, quick work

Thu, 10/14/2021 — KU Endowment has announced the recipients of the 2021 Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships. The honorees are health care educators at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita and KU School of Nursing and professors of geophysics and chemistry at...

Wed, 10/13/2021 — As the number of Spanish-speaking English learners has increased in U.S. schools, research and attention have focused on how to boost students' reading and speaking skills. A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Kansas has examined...

Wed, 10/13/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will reopen its galleries Oct. 15 with a new exhibition featuring works of art from the collection that have never been displayed. “Debut” will fill the Spencer’s third-floor galleries...

Tue, 10/12/2021 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Leadership Board have named Andrew and Cecilia Romero Godwin of Leawood as winners of this year’s Rich and Judy Billings Spirit of 1912 Award. The annual award recognizes...

Mon, 10/11/2021 — Wen-Xing Ding, a scientist at the University of Kansas Medical Center who specializes in research into the mechanisms of degradation and recycling of cells in the liver, is the recipient of the 2021 Chancellors Club Research Award. Ding, the...

Mon, 10/11/2021 — A concert and panel discussion at the University of Kansas will highlight music from Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures. The opening event for the KU Asian Classical Music Initiative (ACMI) will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in...

Fri, 10/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – University of Kansas School of Law graduates who took the Kansas and Missouri bar exams for the first time in July 2021 passed at rates well above the state averages. In Missouri, 100% of KU Law graduates who took the Missouri bar exam for the first time in July passed, according to results released by the Missouri Board of Law Examiners. KU Law’s 100% pass rate was 16.8% above the Missouri average of 83.2% for first-time test takers. In Kansas, 98.2% of KU Law first-time test takers passed the Kansas bar exam in July, placing the school 19.3% above the Kansas average. The state’s overall first-time pass rate was 78.9%, according to information shared

Fri, 10/08/2021 — The University Academic Support Centers has announced that Lori Hasselman (Delaware/Shawnee Tribes of Oklahoma) has been named as the Native American student success coordinator at the University of Kansas.  This position will coordinate the...

Fri, 10/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – The fourth annual Ombuds Day will feature a public conversation with Chuck Howard, the executive director of the International Ombuds Association, at the University of Kansas. The event will run from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, and is co-sponsored by the KU Ombuds Office and the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging. The conversation with Howard is titled “Managing Conflict and Resolution on Campus – the role of the University Ombuds Office.” The informal question-and-answer-style chat features Ada Emmett, KU acting ombuds, and D.A. Graham, current interim vice provost for diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging and former KU

Fri, 10/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Madison and Lila Self Graduate Programs at the University of Kansas have announced the Advisory Board for the Self Memorial Scholarship. Advisory Board includes KU leaders and faculty members: Jennifer Roberts, managing trustee, ex-officio. Roberts is the KU vice provost for academic affairs & graduate studies and professor of geology. Stefani Buchwitz, ex-officio. Buchwitz is the director of the Self Graduate Programs. James Clarke, ex-officio. Clarke is senior vice president of KU Endowment. Caroline Bennett, professor of civil, environmental & architectural engineering. Jonathan Brumberg, associate professor of speech-language-hearing

Fri, 10/08/2021 — On Oct. 11, 1971, Audio-Reader’s first broadcast went on the air from the University of Kansas. For the next 50 years, Audio-Reader has provided access to information and the arts to anyone who has difficulty reading standard printed materials...

Fri, 10/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – Alyssa Cole, current Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellow and doctoral candidate in history at the University of Kansas, has won a competitive Dwight D. Eisenhower/Clifford Roberts Graduate Fellowship from the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College.   The fellowship is awarded to doctoral students from select institutions who are pursuing topics on the role of government in a free society, public service, public policy and an improved understanding of the U.S. role in world affairs. The $10,000 award will support Cole in the completion of her dissertation, "Professionalization of Black Medicine: Kansas City, 1900," which focuses on Black physicians and

Thu, 10/07/2021 — As social media giants like Facebook and Twitter come under increasing criticism for how they approach what type of speech is allowed on their platforms, another type of online group navigated similar struggles more than a decade ago, according...

Thu, 10/07/2021 — LAWRENCE – Five years after the death of renowned screenwriter and filmmaker Ettore Scola, a scholar of Italian culture at the University of Kansas is contributing to a renewal of interest in Scola’s cinematic career. Edward Bowen, assistant teaching professor of Italian at KU, has contributed an article on the critical reception of Scola’s films in the United States during the prime of the filmmaker's career (1970-87) to a special edition of Italy’s oldest film journal, Bianco e Nero, or Black & White. Bowen’s article, written in Italian, is in a section of the issue dedicated to the reception of Scola abroad. This publication follows the first English-

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Thu, 10/07/2021 — Gayla Guthrie remembers her brother Patrick Guthrie for his wicked sense of humor and his intense love of his family and the University of Kansas. “I remember his obsession with rock music, his insane culinary skills and his tender heart,”...

Thu, 10/07/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare’s Research Office has announced the 2021-22 cohort of MSW Research Scholars. The Master of Social Work students work closely with an academic researcher on their work for 22 weeks (11 weeks...

Thu, 10/07/2021 — Paul Laird, professor of musicology at the University of Kansas, is known for his creative, energetic teaching style filled with movement and music.  After a class at KU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, the university’s continuing...

Wed, 10/06/2021 — For over a decade, policy and industry have tried to make electric vehicles more widely available and get people to buy them. Previous research on how to do this has largely focused on examined early adopters of plug-in electric vehicles and...


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