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Mon, 12/12/2022 — In this era of rampant misinformation, the role of fact-checkers is becoming increasingly important. Yet, the practice is relatively understudied. Research from the University of Kansas has analyzed how fact-checkers in four countries practice...

Fri, 12/09/2022 — KU Endowment has announced the 2022 Chancellors Club Teaching Professorships. Mark Mort, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, and Cynthia Colwell, professor of music therapy & music education, are this year’s recipients. The...

Fri, 12/09/2022 — A University of Kansas student from Overland Park who is researching vocalizations in children with autism spectrum disorder is the recipient of the Courtwright Award for Undergraduate Research Excellence through KU’s Center for Undergraduate...

Fri, 12/09/2022 — Ready to Represent, a women’s leadership training series designed to empower Kansas women to participate more fully in civic life, will return for the third time in January 2023. The series is hosted by Ready to Run Kansas, a member of the...

Thu, 12/08/2022 — When people hear the term “insider trading,” they typically think of financial scandals involving Martha Stewart, Ivan Boesky or the movie “Wall Street.” But the term also has far less sinister connotations. “Insiders trade in shares...

Thu, 12/08/2022 — In an effort to provide research opportunities to more students, 18 University of Kansas faculty members are working with the Center for Undergraduate Research this fall and spring to redesign portions of their courses to include a larger...

Thu, 12/08/2022 — The Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, has released a new full-color geologic map of Miami County that highlights the type and age of rock layers found at the surface or immediately below the vegetation and soil in the...

Wed, 12/07/2022 — The early days of the COVID-19 pandemic spurred many debates about trustworthy sources on health, vaccine safety and testing. Underresourced communities who have a history of mistrust of government and the health care system were especially...

Wed, 12/07/2022 — A longtime KU faculty member is bringing her expertise to the Office of Faculty Affairs. Mary Banwart, associate professor of communication studies and director of the Institute for Leadership Studies, will join the office as associate vice...

Wed, 12/07/2022 — The University of Kansas community is mourning the death of professor Lorie A. Vanchena, who died Dec. 2 at the age of 61. Vanchena was an associate professor in the Department of Slavic, German & Eurasian Studies and served as director of...

Mon, 12/05/2022 — For decades, courts have held that a U.S. Bankruptcy Code provision permitting “rejection” of some contracts does not prevent enforcement of arbitration agreements against the bankruptcy estate. And even though a 2019 Supreme Court decision...

Mon, 12/05/2022 — The November collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX serves as a lesson of what happens when a corporation avoids internal audits of its own financial operations. A new article examines how such audits often affect firms’ operational...

Mon, 12/05/2022 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio welcomes back its Big Band Christmas holiday jazz concert after a two-year hiatus. Join KPR staff members at Liberty Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The concert will feature a night of swingin’ Yuletide favorites with the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra, an internationally acclaimed performing arts group providing jazz entertainment and education to the Kansas City area and beyond. Formed in 2003, the ensemble brings together 19 of the best musicians that the city has to offer, including direction from bandleader and trumpeter Clint Ashlock. KPR also invites all attendees to support Just Food, Lawrence’s

Fri, 12/02/2022 — The Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) serves as the facilitator of the new voluntary Kansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (KLEAP), launched statewide Dec. 1. Since 1968, KLETC has served as the headquarters for all law...

Fri, 12/02/2022 — With a desire to find more time for writing and experiments, Orley “Chip” Taylor, University of Kansas professor emeritus of ecology & evolutionary biology, says it’s time to step aside — but not before making sure Monarch Watch, the...

Fri, 12/02/2022 — LAWRENCE – Michael Krueger’s art is brightly colored and funny, but, like his MAD magazine inspirations, there is a serious subtext of interpersonal, international politics behind the floating cubist noses and revving hot rods. The University of Kansas professor of visual art will take his show on the road again to Paraguay for an exhibition that opens Dec. 4 at a new contemporary gallery in that nation’s capital, Asunción. It is the outgrowth, Krueger said, of an exchange program from 1996 that brought the acclaimed Paraguayan artist Carlos Colombino to KU for a residency. When Colombino reciprocated by inviting him down to Paraguay to show his work in 1997,

Thu, 12/01/2022 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will mark the first anniversary of U.S. Sen. Bob Dole’s death with an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 5, featuring music and reflection, as well as the debut of a newly...

Thu, 12/01/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has selected Arash Mafi to be executive dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Mafi currently serves as the interim dean at the University of New Mexico, a position he has held since July 2021. His appointment as executive dean of the College is effective March 1, 2023.   “The feedback from our community members highlighted Dr. Mafi’s commitment to listening, his record of excellence in research and education, and his enthusiasm for innovation,” said Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, provost and executive vice chancellor. “He appreciates KU’s history of excellence as well as our opportunities to strengthen equity and to more

Thu, 12/01/2022 — LAWRENCE – After her poem “For My People” propelled Margaret Walker to fame in 1937, while she was in her early 20s, she was considered a peer by nearly every important African American writer and thinker of the mid-20th century, from Langston Hughes to John Hope Franklin. But Walker’s fame waned while she raised four children and toiled in academia at a historically black college in the South. Her later-in-life, headline-grabbing literary and legal disputes with two of the leading Black male writers of her day, Richard Wright and Alex Haley, only reinforced to her the intersectional disadvantage – Black and female – that she fought against her whole life. So why

Thu, 12/01/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare will begin offering a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree at the Kansas State University Salina campus. The cooperative between KU and K-State Salina will increase the availability of graduate-level social work education in rural areas of Kansas while meeting the gaps in coverage that human service agencies in rural areas of Kansas have been experiencing. The partnership will allow students to maintain their relationship with their community while learning valuable social work education skills. "K-State Salina is committed to respond to the needs of our region by providing a trained workforce for our


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