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Thu, 01/20/2022 — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Jan. 14 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. Officer William Butrum of the Baldwin City Police Department was the...

Wed, 01/19/2022 — As the omicron variant of COVID-19 rages across the United States and around the world, testing and vaccination are as crucial as ever. Researchers at the University of Kansas and KU Medical Center have received a $2.5 million grant from the...

Tue, 01/18/2022 — University of Kansas scholar David Slusky has been selected as the next executive director of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon), a professional organization for health economics research in the United States. ASHEcon holds an...

Thu, 01/06/2022 — It turns out San Francisco has been a destination for lovers of imported delicacies since its earliest Gold Rush days. According to results published recently in the peer-reviewed Journal of Anthropological Research, an excavation at...

Tue, 01/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – Randal Maurice Jelks is a University of Kansas professor, author and documentary film producer as well as a Presbyterian clergyman. He has written three books, and his fourth will be released Jan. 11. Each of his books deals with a different aspect of Black American and U.S. civil rights history. But his latest, “Letters to Martin: Meditations on Democracy in Black America” (Lawrence Hill Books/Chicago Review Press), is different. It’s a heartfelt appeal about American democracy, framed as a series of letters to Martin Luther King Jr. to provide some of his inspiration to today’s younger generations. In the book’s introduction, Jelks traces its central

Tue, 01/04/2022 — The University of Kansas Public Management Center has announced its new class of graduates of the Heartland Certified Public Manager (CPM) program. The graduation ceremony took place Dec. 3, 2021, in the House Chamber of the Kansas Capitol. Ed...

Wed, 12/22/2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with supply chain obstacles, has made the international marketplace even trickier for businesses to navigate. But Murali Mantrala, the Ned Fleming Professor of Marketing at the University of Kansas, advocates that...

Thu, 12/16/2021 — In May, the Colonial Pipeline was shut down due to a ransomware attack by Russia-linked cybercriminals. As the largest fuel pipeline in the U.S., its six-day stoppage led to fuel shortages and price increases. But how much the shutdown actually...

Thu, 12/09/2021 — LAWRENCE – Irina Six and Olga Garabrandt took the lemons doled out in 2020 by COVID-19 and turned them into the lemonade of an effective and entirely online class for first-year Russian language students that combines five days a week of individually directed work with a single group session. This combination of synchronous (simultaneous) and asynchronous work is termed “bichronous” in a new paper co-written by Six, assistant teaching professor, and Olga Garabrandt, graduate teaching assistant, in the University of Kansas Department of Slavic and Eurasian Languages & Literatures.

Wed, 12/08/2021 — When South Korean President Park Geun-hye was impeached and removed from office in 2017, the movement that preceded it looked similar to other political maneuvers around the globe: Traditional media, social media, everyday citizens, politicians,...

Wed, 12/01/2021 — LAWRENCE – The elites of premodern Korea carved their names into rocks in the sacred mountains of Kŭmgangsan for much the same reason that today’s graffiti taggers wield cans of spray paint: reputation and control. And while University of Kansas art historian Maya Stiller notes several important distinctions, her new book, “Carving Status at Kŭmgangsan: Elite Graffiti in Premodern Korea” (University of Washington Press), uses the comparison as a way into the hitherto-untold story of what she calls “the largest number of such graffiti in East Asia – in the entire world.” It's a complex tale with aspects of history, religion, sociology, literature and digital


Tue, 11/23/2021 — The University of Kansas’ federal lobbyist has been named among the industry’s top lobbyists by a national association. Jack Cline, associate vice chancellor for federal relations, is among just 100 individuals to receive 2021 Top Lobbyist...

Thu, 11/11/2021 — When considering determinants of an individual’s health outcomes, doctors and researchers consider personal factors like age, race, gender or socioeconomic factors such as education quality, economic stability or health care access. A new...

Thu, 11/11/2021 — Sports. Weather. Lunch. Weekend plans … Small talk is natural and pervasive in office environments. But a new study argues it’s also beneficial for employees. “People generally feel better, have more positive social emotions and a sense...

Wed, 11/10/2021 — A $2 million gift from the family of the late Jack Lockton will support the expansion of the insurance and risk management certificate program at the University of Kansas School of Business. The gift — from Cheryl Lockton Williams and her...

Mon, 11/08/2021 — Meditation and the related practice of mindfulness have been recommended in K-12 schools and college campuses in recent years to reduce stress, increase grade point averages and boost mental health. A new study from the University of Kansas...

Fri, 11/05/2021 — The University Career Center is partnering with The Chamber of Lawrence, Kansas, and the Economic Development Corporation of Lawrence & Douglas County to host a free virtual event on college graduate recruiting trends. The event, set for...

Wed, 11/03/2021 — A “short squeeze” happens in the market when investors bet against a stock that aggressively increases in price, causing these sellers to cut losses and exit their positions. The biggest short squeeze in history occurred in 2008 when...

Tue, 11/02/2021 — LAWRENCE – Turns out we can thank a guy named Bacon for the concept of “taste,” as in properly discerning the relative value of cultural goods.


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