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Wed, 10/21/2020 — Historian Erika Lee will talk about her 2019 book, "America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States," at an event this week for the Hall Center for the Humanities. "Erika Lee: America for Americans" will take place at 7:30 p.

Wed, 10/21/2020 — In July 1958, Black students gathered at downtown Wichita’s Dockum Drugstore to stage a peaceful protest against the unequal practice of segregation. Tired of being denied access to the city’s movie theaters and restaurants, students took...

Tue, 10/20/2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has forced much of life to move online, including education, entertainment, communications and work. While technology has provided a way for many parts of life to carry on virtually, it has also provided space for negative...

Mon, 10/19/2020 — While the lockdown associated with COVID-19 has negatively affected people from all walks of life, one U.S. minority group is bearing the brunt of unemployment.  According to a new study by a quartet of University of Kansas researchers, the...

Fri, 10/16/2020 — A University of Kansas School of Pharmacy alumnus has pledged $100,000 to honor a longtime school administrator. The anonymous donor will match donations up to $100,000 in honor of Gene Hotchkiss, senior associate dean, who retired this month...

Thu, 10/15/2020 — The School of Education & Human Sciences welcomes Meagan Patterson, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology, as the 2020 Budig Teaching Professorship in Education award recipient and featured lecturer. The virtual...

Thu, 10/15/2020 — LAWRENCE – Six current seniors and a recent graduate have been endorsed for prestigious fellowships for study in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the support of the University of Kansas Office of Fellowships. Current seniors Emerson Karsh-Lombardo, Abby Neal, Meredith Shaheed and Logan Stuart have been endorsed for the Mitchell Scholarship. Neal, Shaheed and Stuart are joined by seniors Aroog Khaliq and Laura Phillips in being endorsed for the Marshall Scholarship. Shaheed, Stuart, Khaliq and Phillips are joined by recent graduate Samiyah Para-Cremer in being endorsed for the Rhodes Scholarship. The Mitchell Scholarship provides funding for one year of study in

Wed, 10/14/2020 — Marginalized communities have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and for women transitioning back to society after incarceration, it has severely affected their access to and knowledge about technology, one of the keys to making...

Wed, 10/14/2020 — With the phrase “Russian hacker” on everyone’s lips, a federal grant will give the University of Kansas more tools to study the area of the world from which the threat is deemed to emanate. Increasing expertise and course offerings in the...

Wed, 10/14/2020 — Leading scientific journals today mostly address topics with broad international appeal, making it increasingly difficult to publish significant regional studies. To fill a niche for geoscience research undertaken in a large swath of the United...

Tue, 10/13/2020 — LAWRENCE – If your goal is a free-flowing, fair discussion of crucial issues facing the nation, there is no valid reason to object to a computerized debating arena, according to a University of Kansas educator and debate coach whose students have been arguing remotely for months during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brett Bricker is associate specialist and assistant director of the nationally ranked debate program in KU’s Department of Communication Studies. He said his students have been debating virtually all semester with no problem, even though none of them had done so before. “Our national tournament in March was canceled,” Bricker said. “So in early April we started

Tue, 10/13/2020 —  Twenty-two new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Oct. 9 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. James Murphy of the Ellis Police Department was the graduating class...

Mon, 10/12/2020 — A $1 million, 18-month collaboration between the University of Kansas School of Engineering and the RAPID Manufacturing Institute for Process Intensification launched in 2017 by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers will develop...

Mon, 10/12/2020 — Whether one views gun ownership as positive or negative is a matter of perspective. But according to new research, it's the total number of guns a person owns that may define them politically. “The difference between owning a gun and not...

Mon, 10/12/2020 — Kansas Audio-Reader will host a donation drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Lied Center of Kansas. Donate your gently used audio equipment (modern and vintage), vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes and musical instruments....

Mon, 10/12/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will livestream the second installment of its series “A Conversation on Race” at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 on the institute’s YouTube channel. The event will...

Fri, 10/09/2020 — Several University of Kansas organizations and offices have partnered to observe Indigenous Peoples’ Day through a program featuring a renowned Cherokee Nation scholar reflecting on representation of Native cultures on college...

Fri, 10/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – Argun Saatcioglu, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and (by courtesy) the Department of Sociology, and Tom Skrtic, Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Special Education, both at the University of Kansas, have been selected to receive the 2020 Roger V. Gould Prize from the American Journal of Sociology (AJS). Saatcioglu and Skrtic are being honored for their 2019 article in AJS, "Categorization by Organizations: Manipulation of Disability Categories in a Racially Desegregated School District" (125:184–260). Their article was selected because, in the editors’ views, it most closely embodied the

Fri, 10/09/2020 — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has chosen the University of Kansas Public Management Center (KU PMC) to provide its annual professional development series for its membership beginning in...

Fri, 10/09/2020 — Retired Maj. Raymond Finch, 64, considered himself lucky to retire from the Army in 1998 having never been ordered to jump out of a perfectly good airplane.  “I’m not a fan of heights,” the Lawrence resident said.  But this past August,


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