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Fri, 09/18/2020 — A new book by University of Kansas faculty member Kelly Kindscher and three co-authors is the first published compilation of traditional plant uses of the Arikara Tribe. The work, "Sahnish (Arikara) Ethnobotany," serves as a regional ethnobotany...

Fri, 09/18/2020 — The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra (KUSO), led by Carolyn Watson, conductor and director of orchestral activities, was honored earlier this month with a 2019-20 American Prize for Orchestral Performance (second place,...

Fri, 09/18/2020 — Nine faculty members at the University of Kansas have been recognized as winners of annual distinguished teaching awards. “These educators have earned the respect of their peers and have demonstrated their ability to help our students attain...

Thu, 09/17/2020 — This fall, eight University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). UGRA recipients are awarded a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a...

Thu, 09/17/2020 — How should people make decisions when the outcomes of their choices are uncertain, and the uncertainty is described by probability theory? That’s the question faced by Prakash Shenoy, the Ronald G. Harper Distinguished Professor of Artificial...

Wed, 09/16/2020 — A University of Kansas astronomer played a key role on the team that today announced the first-ever discovery of a planet orbiting a white dwarf star. The finding, published in Nature, shows the likely presence of a Jupiter-sized planet, named...

Wed, 09/16/2020 — Red Hot Research will return this fall in a different setting. The series, sponsored by The Commons at the University of Kansas, will take place over Zoom and feature most of the trademark elements of the traditional in-person event as it shifts...

Wed, 09/16/2020 — In recent years, there has been a growing push to include arts in the widely accepted STEM focus in American education. Yet, making such a transition requires time, training and, perhaps most importantly, a willingness to explore new ways to...

Tue, 09/15/2020 — Thirteen students at the University of Kansas School of Law have been chosen as Dean’s Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year. The Dean’s Fellows are a group of second- and third-year law students selected to mentor first-year peers. Fellows...

Tue, 09/15/2020 — Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Mexican American to be named the U.S. poet laureate, will give a talk this week for the Hall Center for the Humanities. "An Evening with Juan Felipe Herrera" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, and...

Tue, 09/15/2020 —  Two major developments unfolded today in the ongoing trade war with China and the Trump administration’s expansion of tariffs. First, the World Trade Organization ruled that American tariffs on Chinese goods violated international rules. The...

Tue, 09/15/2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic has touched every corner of society but perhaps affected none more profoundly than education. Schools were forced to close their doors, parents became teachers, and students transitioned to all-online instruction. Now, as...

Mon, 09/14/2020 — The University of Kansas fell one spot to 60th among public universities in the 2021 edition of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings, released today. The university moved up six slots to 124th among all universities in...

Mon, 09/14/2020 — “She was totally flirting with you,” my friend told me after the hosts left our table. “No, she wasn’t. She was just being polite,” said another friend. Misunderstandings about flirting can potentially result in awkwardness or even...

Mon, 09/14/2020 — The KU School of Engineering is hosting a virtual Engineering & Computing Career Fair for employers and students to easily connect from any location. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16. The Engineering...

Thu, 09/10/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kelly Wisecup, associate professor of English and co-director of the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research at Northwestern University, will deliver a virtual lecture sponsored by the University of Kansas Department of English titled “Indigenous Reading in the Archives of Empire: Simon Pokagon’s Birchbark Object Lesson.” The event is at 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at via Zoom. This is the English department's annual American/British Lecture, which is free and open to the public. During the talk, Wisecup will share her research on Potawatomi leader Simon Pokagon’s birchbark pamphlet, “The Red Man’s Rebuke,” which circulated at the 1893 Columbian Exposition

Thu, 09/10/2020 — University of Kansas Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer has appointed four KU faculty members to be Distinguished Professors. The appointments for professors Shannon Blunt in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Sarah Deer...

Thu, 09/10/2020 —  The back-to-school season looks a little different this year, and some University of Kansas students are not only starting a new semester but also make up the first class in the new KU School of Professional Studies. KU created the KU School...

Wed, 09/09/2020 — For fall 2020, the School of Architecture & Design’s Architecture Lecture Series curators teamed with the school’s Institute for Health + Wellness Design to create a series of “Grand Rounds” lectures that will address health care...

Wed, 09/09/2020 — LAWRENCE – Do you realize that people are willing to cling to the hulls of ships, floating on wooden planks across the Mediterranean, for the dream of a free life in Europe? Abdelmajid Hannoum has met them as they loiter around the port in Tangier, Morocco, and he has watched as they set out on their perilous journey. They call it “burning,” as in burning bridges, or risking, with the obvious implications, even if they manage to book passage inside a ship. In his new book, “Living Tangier: Migration, Race and Illegality in a Moroccan City,” (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2020) the University of Kansas professor of anthropology takes readers inside the world


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