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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 — Students, scholars, activists and area professionals will share short presentations about their research and practice as part of a global effort to facilitate discussion around solutions and education for the climate crisis. The climate teach-in...

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

Wed, 03/23/2022 — Two surveys conducted by researchers at the University of Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research from January 2021 to January 2022 found that over 1 million Kansans live in a ZIP code where recorded average download speeds are below...

Tue, 03/22/2022 — Congress passed the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, known as FERPA, in 1974 in large part due to concerns about inaccurate and misleading data collected in schools that could negatively affect students. New research from Najarian...

Tue, 03/22/2022 — Kapila Silva, professor of architecture at the University of Kansas, is the recipient of the 2021 George and Eleanor Woodyard International Educator Award. Silva will give a talk on what it means to be an international educator at the award...

Tue, 03/22/2022 — The University of Kansas rose five positions in national rankings for research and development expenditures among U.S. institutions in fiscal year 2020, according to a new report. KU increased its rank from 49 to 44 among public universities in...

Tue, 03/22/2022 — Researchers Mary Banwart and Emily Vietti from the University of Kansas Institute for Leadership Studies will release a white paper this week outlining the gender makeup of municipal boards and commissions across the state of Kansas. The report...

Tue, 03/22/2022 — LAWRENCE – The collaborative University of Kansas virtual series inspired by contributors to the book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis” will return for a second event this spring. Climate reporter and journalist Kendra Pierre-Louis will be in conversation with A.D. Boynton II for an event at 11 a.m. March 29. Pierre-Louis is a senior science reporter at Gimlet Media and produces podcasts such as “How to Save a Planet,” a popular series that explores a range of diverse topics to help unpack complex questions around climate change. Pierre-Louis is driven by revealing connections and relationships between humans and the environment

Tue, 03/22/2022 — HUTCHINSON – Nineteen new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 18 at a ceremony held in the KLETC Integrity Auditorium. Officer Daniel Fulks of the Eudora Police Department was the graduating class president. The speaker for the ceremony was Wes Lovett, chief of police for the Eudora Police Department. James Buettgenbach, KLETC senior instructor of police, was the class coordinator for the 290th Basic Training Class. Jon Miles of the Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office was recognized during the ceremony for his firearms proficiency as the class “Top Shot.” Graduates receive certificates of course

Mon, 03/21/2022 — Four midcareer faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive an award in recognition of their significant research or scholarly achievements in their field. The University Scholarly Achievement Award recognizes truly outstanding...

Mon, 03/21/2022 — Naomi Oreskes, co-author of “Merchants of Doubt” and a world-renowned geologist, historian and public speaker, will present “Why Trust Science?” at 5:30 p.m. April 5 at The Commons. Oreskes, a leading voice on the role of science in...

Mon, 03/21/2022 — As tax season is underway, the University of Kansas School of Law is offering free tax preparation services for those who qualify. KU Law students with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will prepare returns for taxpayers who...

Tue, 03/15/2022 — A study from the University of Kansas recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Sciences identifies a new gene target related to Specific Language Impairment (SLI). The discovery of BUD13 for future biological investigation of...

Fri, 03/11/2022 — KU Libraries have joined a partnership with the Public Library of Science (PLOS) that waives author fees for Lawrence campus researchers. Normally, the cost to publish in PLOS journals ranges from $800 to $5,300 per article, depending on the...

Thu, 03/10/2022 — LAWRENCE – To celebrate the month of April as national Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MSAM), the University of Kansas Department of Mathematics will offer a series of educational events for area students. Third- through 12th-grade students from the region are invited to participate in person at the department’s annual math competition April 2 in Snow Hall. The competition has three levels: third through fifth grades, middle school and high school. All students are encouraged to participate. The registration deadline is March 31. The mathematics department will also host workshops for fifth graders and feature invited talks open to the public. The mayor

Wed, 03/09/2022 — In celebration of Open Education Week, which is March 7-11, the University of Kansas Libraries and the Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright have announced the 2022 Textbook Heroes cohort. Textbook Heroes are members of...

Tue, 03/08/2022 — James Thompson, professor of special education at the University of Kansas, has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to lead a series of plenary presentations and workshops in Portugal this semester. Later this month, Thompson will travel to...

Tue, 03/08/2022 — As vaccines have been politicized and people face pressures whether to receive them, one group is often overlooked. A group of University of Kansas researchers is launching an initiative to better understand how people ages 18-24 decide whether...

Tue, 03/08/2022 — Bina Venkataraman, a journalist, science policy expert, author and futurist who has served as a presidential adviser and taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium...


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