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Thu, 07/08/2021 — After postponing all in-person events last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Kansas Alumni Association, Kansas Athletics and the Office of Public Affairs will resume “Hawks & Highways” gatherings this summer in...

Wed, 07/07/2021 — Between 1918 and 1942, the majority of those sentenced to the Kansas State Industrial Farm for Women were there not because they committed murder or robbery. They were there for having sex — sometimes merely for sex with their husbands. “I...

Wed, 07/07/2021 — Sixteen new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on July 2 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer Jonathon Davis of the Altamont Police Department was the graduating...

Wed, 07/07/2021 — Sexual and gender minority individuals experience alcohol and substance use disorders at rates much higher than their peers, yet little is known about how treatment and recovery programs work for them. A University of Kansas researcher is...

Wed, 07/07/2021 — A new paper appearing in Biology Letters describes the oldest-known fragmentary bat fossils from Asia, pushing back the evolutionary record for bats on that continent to the dawn of the Eocene and boosting the possibility that the bat family’s...

Tue, 07/06/2021 —  With real estate prices soaring across the United States and a wave of evictions soon possible due to the end of pandemic protections, a University of Kansas housing expert says three key changes are needed to housing policy to ensure housing...

Tue, 07/06/2021 — The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance recognized 65 students as recipients of its year-end awards and scholarships, totaling over $175,000 in financial support. "We’ve always considered ourselves fortunate to have the...

Tue, 07/06/2021 — The first two years of life have been challenging for Amira Payne and her family. The Topeka toddler has severe scoliosis and a condition known as Smith-Magenis syndrome, which delayed her development and left her with low muscle tone, making it...

Tue, 07/06/2021 — LAWRENCE – Five individuals at the University of Kansas are taking on enhanced roles in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, either as a promotion or an expansion of their current responsibilities: Steven Johnson, assistant dean of DEIB, School of Business Ngondi Kamaṱuka, director of Center for Educational Opportunity Programs and assistant dean for DEIB, School of Education & Human Sciences Mindie Paget, assistant vice chancellor for DEIB, Office of Research Roberta Pokphanh, assistant vice provost, International Affairs Kapila Silva, associate dean for DEIB, School of Architecture & Design “I’m excited about the knowledge, experience and

Tue, 07/06/2021 — The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas announces “Native Host,” a series of five signs by artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne, Arapaho), as the KU Common Work of Art for the 2021-2022 academic year. The series...

Mon, 07/05/2021 — A new paper from a lead author based at the University of Kansas finds wetlands constructed along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers. Rather than focusing on individual farms,

Thu, 07/01/2021 — Storytelling lies at the heart of the humanities and is central to the human experience. Through stories, we reveal who we are and what we value, as individuals and as cultures. Stories connect us to one another and to our pasts. Yet many...

Thu, 07/01/2021 — It’s no secret that the geosciences are among the least diverse STEM fields in the United States. That won’t change until organizations get serious about naming — and dismantling — racism and discrimination as barriers to access,...

Wed, 06/30/2021 — The history of psychology is littered with unfortunate examples of treatments that caused more harm than benefit to patients. For instance, in the mid-20th century lobotomies were a common practice to treat mental illness, with poor results....

Wed, 06/30/2021 — Ibram X. Kendi will be the Self Graduate Fellowship’s featured symposium speaker this fall in an event rescheduled from March 2020. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international relations, and the...

Wed, 06/30/2021 — Stueve Siegel Hanson, a Kansas City, Missouri-based law firm, has given a $1 million gift to establish a scholarship for Black students at the University of Kansas School of Law.  Patrick Stueve, a partner in the firm and KU Law alumnus, sees...

Wed, 06/30/2021 — The new early childhood unified graduate certificate program and the existing master’s in early childhood unified at the University of Kansas prepare early educators to address the needs of each and every child, including those with, and at...

Tue, 06/29/2021 — A University of Kansas School of Engineering professor has received a prestigious national fellowship award for his research into new techniques to build steel decks for highway bridges. William Collins, associate professor in the Department...

Tue, 06/29/2021 — A new scholarly article in the journal Ecology describes findings from the first nationwide mammal survey — discoveries made with the help of University of Kansas undergraduate researchers. Called Snapshot USA, this first-ever nationwide...

Mon, 06/28/2021 — LAWRENCE – Do you ever wonder about the lives of the people who make your consumer goods half a world away in China? After all, the lives of people on the other side of the tracks, or even the upstairs-downstairs social split within the same household, are traditionally rich fodder for literature. So it’s not surprising that the experiences of a huge new class of migrant workers are of interest to their fellow Chinese, whose lives in central Beijing are much different than the lives of those who come from the countryside seeking the bright lights of town, but who can never penetrate the mega-city’s fifth-outer-belt road. Now writings by this overlooked, even


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