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Thu, 09/15/2022 — When Gregs Thomopulos came to the University of Kansas from Nigeria in 1962, his biggest worry was not wasting the opportunity. “Coming from abroad, I was very focused on having gotten to this university. I didn’t want to blow it,” he said.

Wed, 09/14/2022 — A pioneer in workforce development in the field of civil engineering will give this year’s J.A. Tiberti Family Lecture at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Denise R. Simmons, associate dean for workforce development and...

Tue, 09/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research & Treatment at the University of Kansas will launch its fall seminar series this week with a talk presented by a University of Kentucky scientist who studies cocaine use disorder. William Stoops, professor of behavioral science, psychiatry and psychology at the University of Kentucky, will present at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 16 in the Dole Human Development Center, room 1031. The event will also be livestreamed via YouTube; details will be shared on the center’s website. Stoops will describe research that has evaluated some non-abstinence outcomes for treating cocaine use disorder that may serve as novel targets

Tue, 09/13/2022 — It's time to celebrate Jayhawk colleagues' achievements: KU News Service accepted submissions and combed websites, social media and newsletters for recent external honors and awards for current faculty and staff at the Lawrence, Edwards and...

Tue, 09/13/2022 — Researchers from the University of Kansas will join a multi-institution effort to better grasp mechanisms and evolutionary history of sex differences in aging across an array of animal species. The research project, organized as the IISAGE...

Tue, 09/13/2022 — The University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies will host the 71st Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) from Sept. 16-18 at the Kansas Union. The MCAA began in 1952 as a space for U.S.-based specialists on Asia who lived in regions...

Mon, 09/12/2022 — Twenty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Sept. 9 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Deputy David Decker of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office was the...

Mon, 09/12/2022 — One of the most thrilling musical experiences at the University of Kansas is back. Collage, the annual concert to help usher in the start of the school year, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Lied Center of Kansas. Admission is...

Mon, 09/12/2022 — Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, professor of mathematics at the University of Kansas, has been recognized with two awards from the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). Pasik-Duncan received the IFAC Control Education Life Time...

Mon, 09/12/2022 — The University of Kansas improved two spots to 56th among public universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. This is the second straight year that KU has gone up by two spots in the...

Fri, 09/09/2022 — Kickstarter. Indiegogo. GoFundMe. Crowdfunding platforms have financially leveled the field for those interested in launching a new product or backing a particular cause. These popular sites reportedly added $65 billion in revenue to the global...

Fri, 09/09/2022 — The University of Kansas Department of French, Francophone & Italian Studies will host the French Ambassador to the United States to celebrate the department’s designation as a Center of Excellence through the French Embassy. Ambassador...

Fri, 09/09/2022 — LAWRENCE – A large contingent of new University of Kansas faculty members took part in faculty orientation Aug. 15, which gave them insight into the university as they geared up for the start of the academic year. The pool of 132 new faculty members for Lawrence and Edwards campuses features scholars across many ranks and disciplines who have hit the ground running in the fall semester.   “With the start of any new year, there are always new talents, possibilities and opportunities represented in all the new people joining our community,” said Chris Brown, vice provost for faculty affairs. “Dozens of new faculty colleagues are here, including 53 tenured and tenure

Fri, 09/09/2022 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio will celebrate its 70th anniversary with a day of live classical music on Sept. 15. Individuals may attend these free concerts at the Lawrence Public Library or listen to the broadcast live from KPR and the Lied Center of Kansas. Ad Astra, a local piano and cellist duo, will kick off the day at 9 a.m. in the KPR Live Performance Studio. Cucharada will directly follow at 10 a.m. in the Lawrence Public Library atrium, which will be open to the public, featuring live tango music. Performances will continue to alternate every hour between the KPR Live Performance Studio and the Lawrence Public Library until 2 p.m. Additional performers

Thu, 09/08/2022 — Red Hot Research returns this fall with in-person events for University of Kansas researchers. Red Hot Research is a regular Friday event at The Commons, built of five short presentations by faculty and graduate researchers across the university...

Thu, 09/08/2022 — The 2022 Rocket Grants have awarded a total of $60,000 for 10 artist projects in the Lawrence and Kansas City area. Collectively these projects will uplift narratives of the LGBTQ+ community, trans women of color, Black histories and Indigenous...

Thu, 09/08/2022 — Karla Leeper, executive vice president for operations at Augusta University/Augusta University Health System in Georgia — and a KU alumna — will become the University of Kansas’ vice chancellor for strategic communications and public...

Thu, 09/08/2022 — When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe, many people turned to online sources to find health information. That was also largely the case for racial and ethnic minority populations in the United States, and a new study from the University of...

Thu, 09/08/2022 — The importance of knowing what’s going on in your neighborhood and upholding its honor is at least as old as comparable societal expectations in 17th-century Netherlands, according to a new book by a University of Kansas art historian....

Wed, 09/07/2022 — A new study just published in Journal of Applied Social Psychology debunks the idea that wearing a mask to slow the spread of disease damages most everyday social exchanges. Reporting results from an experiment with 250 university students...


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