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Tue, 04/13/2021 — Teams from 35 universities across the country converged on the soggy fields of Rim Rock Farm last weekend to participate in a grueling military skills challenge known as the Ranger Buddy Competition, hosted by the University of Kansas...

Tue, 04/13/2021 — a free, illustrated book of poetry inspired by our fine feathered friends, the birds. Last year, Humanities Kansas commissioned Megan Kaminski, University of Kansas associate professor of English, to edit and co-write the chapbook “Words of...

Mon, 04/12/2021 — Ten University of Kansas students majoring in global & international studies (GIST) will present their research at the virtual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which takes place April 12-14. The goal of the annual event...

Mon, 04/12/2021 — LAWRENCE – The Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas will host the 2021 Lichtenberg Lecture at 3 p.m. Friday, April 16, via Zoom. The virtual lecture will feature Kevin Cokley, distinguished professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. Cokley also serves as the director of the Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis at UT. He focuses on understanding the psychological and environmental factors that affect Black student achievement as well as racial and ethnic identity development, academic motivation and academic achievement. Cokley’s presentation, “The Psychological Impact of

Mon, 04/12/2021 — The University of Kansas will celebrate its 109th Homecoming Oct. 13-16, culminating in the KU football game against Texas Tech on Oct. 16 in David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The KU Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Leadership Board...

Mon, 04/12/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas has been awarded $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support research and development of the exhibition “Bold Women: Changing the World and Art.” With an...

Fri, 04/09/2021 — The 1922 dedication of the Lincoln Memorial gathered a historic collection of luminaries, including President Warren G. Harding, Vice President Calvin Coolidge, Chief Justice William Howard Taft and even Abraham Lincoln’s surviving son Robert...

Fri, 04/09/2021 — The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training, part of the University of Kansas Life Span Institute, will host the conference Autism Across the Life Span on April 23. The virtual event will address the needs of families, professionals and...

Thu, 04/08/2021 — LAWRENCE – Benjamin Herron, academic success coach at the KU Edwards Campus, has been named the recipient of this year’s C.L.A.S.S. Award for his dedication to supporting students. The C.L.A.S.S. Award (Citation for Leadership and Achievement in Student Services) is presented annually by the Board of Class Officers to a staff member to recognize distinguished achievements in student services that show a commitment to the needs of KU students and contribute to the welfare of students. Herron advises undergraduate students in psychology and language, literature and writing programs. He also coordinates the KU Edwards Honors Program.  Herron easily connects with

Wed, 04/07/2021 — LAWRENCE – If the Biden administration hopes that spending $4 billion on Central American development will relieve political pressure at the southern U.S. border, it needs to be smarter than its predecessors about how the money is spent, according to one expert on the region. Brent Metz, University of Kansas professor of anthropology, has lived with, researched and written extensively about the Indigenous peoples of the tri-border region of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. He is available to journalists to comment on what drives refugees northward and what the U.S. can and should do to help the region’s people.  Metz said President Joe Biden’s approach to

Wed, 04/07/2021 — The School of Education & Human Sciences at the University of Kansas will host the third and final virtual session of the 2020-21 Strategies Event Series on April 17 via Zoom. The third session, “Understanding Educational Neuroscience...

Tue, 04/06/2021 — The work of the Likikiri Collective and the realities of life in South Sudan will be topics of the free presentation "Storytelling & Epistemic Justice in South Sudan" at noon Wednesday, April 7.  The online lecture will be presented by...

Tue, 04/06/2021 — An international trade law expert at the University of Kansas argues in a pair of new articles that human rights and trade are now inextricably linked, as evidenced by U.S. and international reactions to actions in China, and asserts that...

Tue, 04/06/2021 —  Jake Thompson, senior psychometrician with Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems at the University of Kansas, has received a $225,000 grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Educational...

Tue, 04/06/2021 — A winner of the Rhetoric Society of America Book Award will bring further insight to ongoing conversations at the University of Kansas and beyond about how to respond to state-sanctioned racial violences in the era of #BlackLivesMatter. Ersula...

Mon, 04/05/2021 — The University of Kansas Dance Company will present its Spring Concert online, highlighting the many stimuli people experience as they move physically and virtually through the world. Six KU Department of Theatre & Dance faculty members...

Mon, 04/05/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has selected Travis Goff to serve as its next director of athletics, Chancellor Douglas Girod announced today. Goff currently serves as the deputy director of athletics and assistant vice president at Northwestern University. In this role, he is a member of the executive staff responsible for all high-level decisions and is a sport administrator for the football, volleyball and baseball programs. Before joining Northwestern, he served as associate athletics director for external affairs at Tulane University. Prior to that, he worked in athletics development at KU, where he also earned his undergraduate degree. (Read his

Mon, 04/05/2021 — Oprah Winfrey famously said, “A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.” Now there is research to support that claim. “Coaches and teachers are frequently identified by youth as natural mentors who provide great...

Mon, 04/05/2021 — An assistant professor at the University of Kansas received a prestigious grant designed to help early-career faculty members in STEM disciplines establish a lifetime of leadership in their respective fields. The Faculty Early Career...

Fri, 04/02/2021 — Three friends and members of the executive board of the Chemistry Club at the University of Kansas received some good news about the future of their planned careers in STEM fields late last week. Anton Barybin, Emma Cosner and Jonah Stiel —...


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