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Tue, 08/25/2020 — In the years since a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, some states have passed laws that have made it more difficult for minority and low-income Americans to vote. Those laws can also...

Tue, 08/25/2020 — During war, the costs of conflict must be outweighed by measurable gains. That also applies to a trade war. “Yet major economic issues with China remain unresolved with no end in sight,” said Jack Zhang, assistant professor of political...

Mon, 08/24/2020 — Schools across the country are reopening, and students are returning to classrooms with many questions lingering beyond how they will stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic has affected communities of color disproportionately,...

Mon, 08/24/2020 — University of Kansas students looking to supplement their income for the fall semester can search for available jobs and schedule appointments with potential employers at an event this week hosted by the University Career Center. The University...

Mon, 08/24/2020 — A University of Kansas series dedicated to increasing the number of women’s voices in civic spaces across the state will begin fall programming this week with a virtual panel discussion that will include DeAngela Burns-Wallace, the Kansas...

Thu, 08/20/2020 — Between a decline in biodiversity and a series of extinction events, the Late Devonian period was not the most hospitable time on Earth.  And then came one or more supernovae explosions whose resulting ionizing radiation was the final push...

Thu, 08/20/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kent Blansett has won rave reviews for his 2018 book, “A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement” (Yale University Press). The paperback comes out Sept. 8. It’s been optioned for a movie. An exhibition based on his research is up right now on the former prison island in San Francisco Bay, marking the 50th anniversary of the monthslong occupation led by Oakes’ organization Indians of All Tribes.  But the University of Kansas’ new Langston Hughes Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies and of History hopes for one further outcome from his book’s publication: justice for Oakes in the form of a new trial for the man who

Tue, 08/18/2020 — University of Kansas architecture professor Lou Michel had a way of making an impression on his students. “My classmates and I would poke fun at his double-knit leisure suits and ascots, but he really knew his stuff,” said Scott Davies, who...

Tue, 08/18/2020 — LAWRENCE – Now largely forgotten in the mists of time, the leading female intellects of the transcendentalist movement of early 19th century America will be resurrected in a book for which a University of Kansas professor recently won a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The $60,000 grant to Randall Fuller, who is the Herman Melville Distinguished Professor of American Literature in KU’s Department of English, was one of a group of 238 projects NEH announced last month it was funding to a tune of $30 million. The NEH Public Scholars grant plus one from the Robert B. Silvers Foundation will give Fuller time to focus on the writing of a group biography he

Tue, 08/18/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio, based at the University of Kansas, has earned the Station of the Year award for a record 19th time from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB). The KAB announced the award Aug. 12.  The Station of the Year award was first presented in 1996. KPR won the prize that first year and has now earned the KAB's highest honor more than any other radio or TV station in the state.   In addition to the coveted top prize, the public radio station received eight individual accolades, including three first-place awards, four second-place awards and one honorable mention. The individual honors were earned in public affairs programs, complete

Tue, 08/18/2020 — Few processes have been as disrupted by the pandemic as simply eating a meal. Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies is publishing a special issue on Aug. 19 dedicated to this topic. “Food in the Time of COVID-19” details how those in...

Tue, 08/18/2020 — In a new study, Monarch Watch Director Chip Taylor and colleagues have shown that speculation regarding the declining monarch population, despite having received much attention, is unsupported. Published Aug. 7 in the journal Frontiers in...

Tue, 08/18/2020 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced its programming lineup for the fall 2020 semester. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will be solely virtual. Guests and audiences will watch and...

Tue, 08/18/2020 — University of Kansas employees and the Lawrence community should anticipate heavier traffic than normal from Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 20-23, as many Student Housing residents will move in on those days. Also, many residents staged their...

Mon, 08/17/2020 — Equity analysts produce outputs that include stock recommendations, earning estimates and 12-month target prices. But often, different outputs issued by the same analyst at the same time conflict with one another. When investment banking deals...

Mon, 08/17/2020 — LAWRENCE – Kevin Willmott knows well how old the story of anti-Black police brutality is. More than 20 years ago, he began writing a screenplay about the so-called Houston race riot of 1917, when Black soldiers rose up against racist cops. He couldn’t have known that that film, “The 24th,” would premiere during this summer of #GeorgeFloyd, #PortlandProtest and #DefundThePolice. But he knew it would be relevant whenever it came out. “One bad police officer could destroy a city then, and you can destroy a city like that today,” said the University of Kansas professor of film & media studies and Oscar-winning (“BlacKkKlansman”) screenwriter. “Years later, we're

Thu, 08/13/2020 — After a successful pilot project, the University of Kansas will reopen to students, faculty and staff this fall by requiring them to use a mobile health app to check for symptoms of the COVID-19 virus before allowing them entrance to campus...

Wed, 08/12/2020 — Twenty-five new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on Aug. 7 at a ceremony held in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium.  Alexander Riggins of the Hill City Police Department was the graduating...

Wed, 08/12/2020 — People are accustomed to getting cash in the mail from an aunt or grandparent. But what about from complete strangers? That’s now one of the most common ploys used by charitable organizations. Nicknamed “the coin trick,” charities often...

Tue, 08/11/2020 — For two decades, the Kansas Geological Survey has been investigating the state's subsurface geology and industrial infrastructure to determine the safety and viability of injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial sources into underground...


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