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Tue, 04/05/2022 — The University of Kansas Debate team of juniors Mickey McMahon, Leawood, and Michael Scott, Glenview, Illinois, advanced to the Final Four at the 76th National Debate Tournament hosted at James Madison University April 1-5. The duo is the 19th...

Mon, 04/04/2022 — Some jellyfish have simple eyes; some have complex ones. Other jellyfish have no eyes at all. Indeed, recent research has shown jellyfish eyes in different species have evolved separately and independently many times in different ways over many...

Mon, 04/04/2022 — The University of Kansas will host an international conference April 6-7 devoted to understanding cybersecurity threats emanating from Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Among the issues in focus will be the global spread of disinformation,...

Fri, 04/01/2022 — A record number of KU juniors — five — have earned Barry M. Goldwater scholarships, recognizing their achievements in the STEM fields. Five Goldwater Scholarships represent the maximum possible awards that a single school can receive, and...

Fri, 04/01/2022 — LAWRENCE – Lavender Graduation, a drag performer makeup tutorial and lesbian visibility day are just three of many events on deck for Gaypril, an annual occasion featuring various programs put on by the University of Kansas Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. “Gaypril is a time to celebrate, honor and bring visibility to folks in the QT (queer and transgender) community,” said Ash Wilson, director of the center. “These events allow us to showcase the diversity, skills and stories of the community, as well as pay tribute to our QT elders and the origin stories of the community.” Gaypril is a monthlong celebration of pride that gives people in the KU community

Thu, 03/31/2022 — The Institute for Policy & Social Research and The Commons at Spooner Hall will present the IPSR Doctoral Research Fellows Reception from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 1. This event will showcase the research of the 2021-2022 Doctoral...

Thu, 03/31/2022 — KU Libraries have announced the recipients of the 2022 Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researchers Travel Award. Kristin Schodorf, Sedan, and Sandra Jackson-Opoku, Chicago, were selected for their interest in furthering their study of the history...

Wed, 03/30/2022 — University of Kansas School of Business student Luke Kennedy has been selected for the Postgraduate Technical Assistant Program with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the premier institution that establishes financial accounting...

Wed, 03/30/2022 — James Walters, University of Kansas associate professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to conduct research for nine months in the Czech Republic. Beginning in September, Walters will join the lab...

Tue, 03/29/2022 — The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs in the top 10 and 51 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the 2023 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today. KU’s local government management program retained...

Tue, 03/29/2022 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced new upcoming programming in addition to its early spring event lineup. The 2022 Dole Lecture will take place at 7 p.m. April 14. Presented each spring, the...

Mon, 03/28/2022 — The term “model minority” was first coined by sociologists in the 1960s to describe Asian Americans as a group that has purportedly achieved greater success in the U.S. compared to other ethnic minorities. While the term is problematic on a...

Mon, 03/28/2022 — The University of Kansas Libraries will open a new exhibition in Watson Library’s newly renovated Haricombe Gallery, “Sitting in a Circle,” on March 31. The exhibition showcases the creative work and reflections generated by students and...

Mon, 03/28/2022 — A group of engineering students at the University of Kansas expects to launch a small satellite, called a CubeSat, aboard a NASA rocket later this year. CubeSats are tiny “nanosatellites” about the size of a loaf of bread, weighing in...

Fri, 03/25/2022 — 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...

Thu, 03/24/2022 — LAWRENCE – Eight University of Kansas graduate students from the Lawrence campus and five from KU Medical Center are putting their groundbreaking research on public display. Legislators and the public are invited to learn about the influence of research underway at KU during the 19th annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 on the first-floor Rotunda in the Kansas Capitol in Topeka. KU graduate students are working to develop solutions to societal questions and challenges. The findings and possible commercialization of these innovations can affect Kansans’ lives and potentially elevate the economic status of the state. Their research

Thu, 03/24/2022 — The Kansas Center for Autism Research and Training will host the conference Autism Across the Life Span on April 8 at the KU Edwards Campus BEST Building. For the first time in two years, the one-day conference will be held in person and will...

Thu, 03/24/2022 — Throughout April 2022, University of Kansas partners will host a series of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the February Sisters occupation of the East Asian studies building, a demonstration intended to draw attention to gender...

Wed, 03/23/2022 — Average groundwater levels across western and central Kansas fell by more than a foot in 2021, with the greatest declines in the southwest portion of the state, according to preliminary data compiled by the Kansas Geological Survey. The KGS,...

Wed, 03/23/2022 — LAWRENCE – Gina Wyant has spent more than a decade in higher education navigating leadership roles, guiding strategic initiatives and assessing academic quality and instructional effectiveness. Now she brings that wealth of knowledge and experience to the University of Kansas, where she steps into the role of director of university assessment. Wyant began her role Jan. 24 and reports to Jennifer Roberts, vice provost for academic affairs and graduate studies.  “I’m pleased to welcome Gina as KU’s inaugural director of university assessment,” Roberts said. “Her leadership experience in assessment, program review and strategic planning will ensure our assessment and


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