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  1. Artistic mystery solved: Museum's star painting reattributedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | University of Kansas

    With the subject's knowing gaze, low-cut gown and the jewel-like colors of her embroidered Turkish clothing, the nearly life-size portrait of "Mrs. Thomas Pelham" has been one of the stars of the Spencer Museum of Art's collection since it was acquired in 1950. This is actually the second reattribution of the painting since 1950.

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  2. University community mourns death of KU's 15th chancellor, Del ShankelRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | University of Kansas

    The University of Kanas community is mourning the death of its 15th chancellor, Del Shankel, who died July 12 in Lawrence. He was 90. "I am deeply saddened by the passing of Chancellor Shankel, and I offer my sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues," said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod.

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  3. If we have less control over our moral actions than we think, David Hume can help, philosopher saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | University of Kansas

    Recent findings from moral psychologists suggests we might have very little rational and intentional control over how we perceive many situations and how we respond to them. Does this mean we all get a pass when it comes to judging moral actions? No, says a University of Kansas philosophy professor, because we can look to the work of 18th century Scottish philosopher David Hume's work on virtue to accommodate this new data.

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  4. Emmett Till expert can comment on enduring nature of the caseRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 12 | University of Kansas

    News that the U.S. Department of Justice has reopened the 63-year-old murder case of black teenager Emmett Till is just the latest example of the power of the civil rights martyr's story, according to a University of Kansas professor who has studied the case extensively and helped lead the Emmett Till Memory Project. "The 1955 murder of Emmett Till continues to haunt American culture precisely because the case has never been settled," said Tell, a professor in the Department of Communication Studies.

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  5. KU announces new members of Phi Beta Kappa honor societyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | University of Kansas

    Meagan Patterson, president of KU's Phi Beta Kappa chapter and professor of educational psychology, presided at the May 13 ceremony immediately before university commencement. David Slusky, vice president of the chapter and professor of economics, welcomed and congratulated the new initiates as they received their Phi Beta Kappa certificates.

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  6. Special education department announces 2018 Whelan Leadership for Learning AwardsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 11 | University of Kansas

    The Department of Special Education and the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas have announced the 2018 Whelan Leadership for Learning Award recipients: Chris Cooper, assistant superintendent for Abilene Public Schools in Abilene; and Annette McDonald, math teacher and swimming coach at Free State High School in Lawrence. The two recipients were selected for their extraordinary leadership and continued dedication to making sustainable changes focused on improving the lives of students with disabilities.

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  7. Polyps will let unrelated 'others' fuse to them and share tissue, scientists discoverRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 11 | University of Kansas

    We humans will put up with a lot from our relatives. Yet most of us are less charitable with people outside of our family circle.

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  8. News conference to introduce athletics director set for July 11 at 11 a.m.Read the original story

    Monday Jul 9 | University of Kansas

    The University of Kansas will officially introduce Jeff Long, the university's new director of athletics, at a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, in the Lied Center Pavilion. The news conference will begin with opening remarks by Drue Jennings, who headed the university's search process, as well as Chancellor Douglas A. Girod and Long.

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  9. names Jeff Long director of athleticsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 5 | University of Kansas

    Long brings more than two decades of experience in athletic administration at the Division I level, most recently at the University of Arkansas, where he led a program comprising 19 sports and 460 student-athletes from 2008 through 2017. During that time, he transformed Arkansas' athletics department into one of the most successful in the country and established himself as a national leader within intercollegiate athletics.

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  10. KU ranked among top universities for US patentsRead the original story

    Monday Jul 2 | University of Kansas

    KU was granted 30 such patents in 2017, according to a report by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. It's the university's highest ranking in this area since 2014.

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  11. Classics professor using technological tools to rebuild ancient historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 26 | University of Kansas

    As a University of Kansas professor has spent two years trying to recreate an ancient Roman structure in western Turkey, he has enlisted the help of a very modern technological tool - a 3-D printer. Phil Stinson, associate professor of classics, has been piecing together 3-D-printed models of marble stones.

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  12. AdZel Duo makes music for two clarinetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 29 | University of Kansas

    After 11 years of teaching at the University of Kansas, during which time she has performed regularly in Colorado as a principal clarinet of the Boulder Philharmonic , Stephanie Zelnick has embarked upon a new phase of her career. "My big passion right now has shifted to recording," said Zelnick, associate professor of clarinet in the University of Kansas School of Music.

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  13. Janus decision creates future challenges for public sector unions, political sociologist saysRead the original story

    Wednesday Jun 27 | University of Kansas

    Wednesday's divided U.S. Supreme Court decision that nonunion workers cannot be forced to pay fees to unions that represent them in bargaining will likely tie the hands of many unions, according to a University of Kansas political sociologist. The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Janus v.

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  14. Separation of children from parents shown to have lifelong,...Read the original story

    Tuesday Jun 19 | University of Kansas

    The Trump administration has shown no signs of stopping or changing its policy on separating children from families at the country's southern border when families are accused of entering the country illegally. Criticism has been growing from Republicans and Democrats alike about the practice, while the administration has defended its decisions.

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  15. KU recognizes April Employees of the MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2018 | University of Kansas

    At the time of her nomination, Regina Casto served as an HR coordinator in the Campus Administration and Operations Shared Service Center , supporting 18 campus departments with staff and faculty recruitment and supervising an HR specialist. Prior to that, she worked in Human Resource Management as an appointment specialist, where she keyed new hire appointments into the HR system.

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  16. Family-friendly event kicks off museum's efforts to replace iconic grotesquesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | University of Kansas

    Combining the old arts of stonecraft and sketching with modern 3-D imaging, the University of Kansas Natural History Museum is launching an effort to replace its iconic grotesques. The mythical beasts that adorned Dyche Hall were removed in fall 2017, crated and placed on view in the museum.

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  17. Reaction to policies, deeper bench has fueled LGBT candidates in Texas, political scientist saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2018 | University of Kansas

    More than 50 LGBT candidates in conservative-leaning Texas are running for political office this cycle, likely a response to the current national climate and developments of the past two decades, according to a University of Kansas researcher who studies LGBT candidates. Don Haider-Markel , professor and chair of the Department of Political Science, is available to discuss trends among candidates from minority groups.

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  18. English professor joins Playwrights' Center familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2018 | University of Kansas

    With an upcoming sabbatical from his teaching duties, a Hall Center for the Humanities Fellowship and now the support that comes from having been named a Core Writer by the Minneapolis-based Playwrights' Center , Associate Professor of English Darren Canady has only the blank page to conquer. Canady, author of such recent plays as "Ontario Was Here" and "Black Butterflies" , was recently named one of the Playwrights' Center's six Core Writers in the class of 2018-21.

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  19. University community mourns economist Shu WuRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2018 | University of Kansas

    The University of Kansas community is mourning the May 31 death of Shu Wu, associate professor of economics. He was 51. "I am profoundly saddened to learn of the death of Professor Wu, who was both a dedicated scholar and a devoted teacher during his 18 years of service to our economics department," said Chancellor Douglas A. Girod.

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  20. How discussions about religious beliefs bridged a divide at a Nigerian women's shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | University of Kansas

    Most citizens of Nigeria deeply distrust the Nigerian government, but at one state-run shelter for human trafficking victims, many young migrant women are finding common ground with state officials through religious beliefs and discussions about potential divine intervention in their lives, according to research by a University of Kansas professor. The recent work published in the Political and Legal Anthropology Review points to the value of listening to the experiences of women who are victims or potential victims of human trafficking, said study author Stacey Vanderhurst, assistant professor in the Department of Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

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