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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...

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...

Wed, 10/06/2021 — LAWRENCE – When Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “Beloved” came out in 1987, Maryemma Graham’s community book group in Oxford, Mississippi, started reading it but found its prose difficult to understand and enjoy. “I went back and said, ‘What book can I give them that makes more sense than Morrison?’ Her linguistic and narrative patterns can be hard for the average reader,” said Graham, a University Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Kansas and founder of its Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW). “I was writing people asking, ‘Is there a book similar to Morrison’s, but doesn't really read like Morrison?’ We had lots of

Tue, 10/05/2021 — Twenty-six new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 1 at a ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Deputy Justin Hawks of the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office was the...

Tue, 10/05/2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic is an awful reminder of the “perpetual” public health challenge of infectious disease. In addition to emerging contagions, the world also faces a decline in effectiveness of antibiotics for both human and animal health.

Tue, 10/05/2021 — The endeavor of individuals who want to medically change their gender has become a hot-button topic in contemporary society. But it’s actually been part of the cultural dialogue for more than a century. “The understanding is that it has...

Mon, 10/04/2021 — Witches and zombies, vampires, ghosts and gargoyles – there are University of Kansas experts available to expound on our fascination with most literary, stage and screen spirits this Halloween season.  Jane Barnette, associate professor in...

Mon, 10/04/2021 — LAWRENCE – The figure of the gargoyle is key to appreciating the early 20th-century British writer G.K. Chesterton, author John Tibbetts believes. “The Dark Side of G.K. Chesterton: Gargoyles & Grotesques” (McFarland Publishing) is the fourth in a series of books about gothic fiction from the retired University of Kansas professor of film & media studies. He began with “The Gothic Imagination: Conversations on Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction in the Media” and continued with “The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub,” whom Tibbetts calls “America’s greatest ghost story writer.” Lately, he has focused on two early 20th-century British writers of the "weird

Mon, 10/04/2021 — the most successful fall campaign in KPR’s history.  Generous members also provided more than $60,000 in challenge grants to encourage their fellow KPR fans to contribute to the station and match their gift during a certain...

Fri, 10/01/2021 — A faculty member of the Department of Geology who has a doctorate in civil engineering-water resources from Princeton University is the most recent University of Kansas faculty member to be elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE),...

Fri, 10/01/2021 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Office of Student Affairs has appointed two individuals to new positions who have years of experience focusing on diversity and equity efforts at KU. After a national search launched in the spring, Kevin Joseph was selected to serve as an assistant vice provost in Student Affairs with a focus on diversity and equity efforts. Since February, Joseph has served as the interim director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) while continuing his role as director of assessment and strategic initiatives. A search to fill the director position of the Office of Multicultural Affairs will take place later this fall. In the interim,

Thu, 09/30/2021 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Network this year begins a new tradition of honoring young alumni for their professional achievements and community service. Seven Jayhawks will receive the inaugural Emerging Leaders...


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