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Wed, 05/08/2019 —  When one thinks of the military, images of elite, highly fit soldiers often come to mind. Conversely, talk of eating disorders generally steers toward undernourished individuals, often young women. However, data has shown that the prevalence of...

Wed, 05/08/2019 — The University of Kansas is recognizing 12 students with awards that honor community engagement, leadership and academics. Eleven of the winners were notified they received 2019 University Awards when Office of Student Affairs leaders made the...

Wed, 05/08/2019 — Jeremy Martin, a University of Kansas professor of mathematics long recognized for his commitment to teaching excellence, has been named by the Kansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America (KSMAA) as the recipient of its 2019 award...

Tue, 05/07/2019 — University of Kansas School of Law faculty members and alumni will review the latest developments in a wide range of practice areas during the 33rd annual “Recent Developments in the Law” seminar May 22-23. The seminar will run from 8 a.m....

Tue, 05/07/2019 —  School districts across the Kansas City metropolitan area are partnering with local community colleges and the University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) in Overland Park to offer students an accelerated pathway to a bachelor’s degree through...

Tue, 05/07/2019 — LAWRENCE – Rebecca Dukstein, director of the TRIO Talent Search program at the University of Kansas, was inducted into the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Kansas City Kansas Community College Foundation, April 27 at the Mid-America Education Hall of Fame Awards and Scholarship Event.  “It’s amazing and humbling to be honored alongside so many community and educational leaders I’ve admired over the years,” Dukstein said. “In the field of college access and success, we help youths walk through the doors of opportunity toward higher education. Every day, we support students in becoming who they are meant to be, and that feels pretty incredible.” 

Tue, 05/07/2019 — With a recent three-year, $1.4 million grant from NASA, a research team from the University of Kansas will help design and build a particle telescope to launch into orbit aboard a satellite. The Advanced Energetic Ion Electron Telescope, dubbed...

Mon, 05/06/2019 —  Teachers have long known that to reach learners, developing instruction that relates to those students’ experiences can be a valuable tool. That is as true for mathematics as other subjects, yet there had not been a comprehensive review of...

Mon, 05/06/2019 — The Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR) has announced that Donna Ginther will serve as its interim director starting in June. Ginther is a Dean's Professor of Economics and director of the Center for Science, Technology &...

Mon, 05/06/2019 — three buttons to push down. OK, I can do this. Band day’s getting better by the minute.’ "And then I saw the trombone, and it had a slide — no buttons to push at all. ...

Fri, 05/03/2019 — Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with 2019 Wolfe Family Teaching Awards during the University of Kansas Commencement weekend. Several years after having set foot in the teachers’ classrooms, students say the influence...

Fri, 05/03/2019 — The founding dean for the High Point University School of Pharmacy is the third candidate who will take part in on-campus interviews for the position of University of Kansas dean of pharmacy.   Ronald Ragan, a professor of pharmacy at High...

Fri, 05/03/2019 — As friends who are both officers of the Chemistry Club and fellow chemistry majors at the University of Kansas, it was fitting that Eleanor Stewart-Jones and Tyler Nguyen would get the news together. After some rapid inbox refreshing, two...

Fri, 05/03/2019 — Virtually every corner of the University of Kansas benefits from donor contributions, from digging up dinosaur bones to planting gardens, and the crowdfunding platform LaunchKU has helped groups across the university accomplish those tasks and...

Thu, 05/02/2019 — A national higher education organization has recognized the University of Kansas for the university’s commitment to first-generation students. The Center for First-generation Student Success has named KU a “First Forward” institution, a...

Thu, 05/02/2019 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members with a lunch at noon May 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom.  Chancellor Douglas A. Girod and Interim Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez will...

Thu, 05/02/2019 — LAWRENCE – In addition to their tendencies to be biased toward companies located very close to them, a new paper by University of Kansas researchers finds mutual fund managers tend to favor the stocks of companies whose executives share their political leanings. They do this despite the possible detriment to investors, according to a new study co-authored by Jide Wintoki, associate professor of finance and area director of Analytics, Information Systems & Operations Management at the University of Kansas School of Business. Wintoki’s co-author, Yaoyi Xi, is his former KU doctoral student and now assistant professor of finance at the Fowler College of Business

Thu, 05/02/2019 — The University of Kansas has expanded its leadership studies offerings with two new online certificates through the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS). Beginning in spring 2019, the ILS, which currently houses a leadership studies minor and...

Wed, 05/01/2019 — LAWRENCE – More than one white politician has landed in hot water this year after old photographs of them dressed in blackface surfaced. Clearly, racial stereotypes are still a touchy subject. So is it OK for minorities to dress in whiteface? What if it’s meant to represent an inner conflict among people of mixed-race identity? “This question implies that there is such a thing as reverse racism, and I don’t think we can even ask that without discussing the systemic inequality and racial hierarchies that result in internalized racism experienced by historically underrepresented groups,” said Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas associate professor of theatre

Wed, 05/01/2019 — The 2019 Rocket Grants have awarded a total of $60,000 for 11 artist projects in the Lawrence and Kansas City area. Rocket Grants, a partnership of Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art, support...


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