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Thu, 11/17/2022

KU geography student receives prestigious doctoral dissertation award

University of Kansas geography doctoral candidate Carolisa Watson has received the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award. ...

Sat, 11/05/2022

Hong Kong University Offers Paid Netflix Viewing - All in the Name of Science

to watch Netflix seems too good to be true. But that’s exactly what Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is offering. ...

Wed, 11/02/2022

New book shares struggles, successes of transnational students training as English teachers

Making it through higher education and graduate school can feel like navigating a foreign country. Thousands of students from around the world are making that journey in the United States, pursuing a degree while learning in an additional language. A new book from University of Kansas authors documents the stories...

Tue, 10/25/2022

Center for East Asian Studies opens year of public health programming with film screenings

Public health is the focus of programming from the Center for East Asian Studies this year, beginning with a film series Oct. 25-28 at the Kansas Union. The four feature films deal with diverse public-health related issues and will be followed by discussions led by KU faculty and graduate student...

Tue, 10/25/2022

'How the Light Gets In' shares experiences of formerly incarcerated women through interactive installation

A multisite exhibition opening Nov. 3 at the Spencer Museum of Art and Lawrence Public Library shares the experiences of formerly incarcerated women reentering society. The interactive installation “How the Light Gets In” was created by artist Sarah Newman in collaboration with Hyunjin Seo and the KU Center for Digital...

Mon, 10/24/2022

Book examines China’s reciprocal relationship with US forged during World War II

America's relationship with China seems built on rivalry and suspicion. ...

Wed, 10/12/2022

KU announces recipients of Keeler Intra-University Professorships for 2022-2023

Four University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2022-2023 academic year. ...

Tue, 10/04/2022

Time has come for artist Yoonmi Nam with series of shows

Yoonmi Nam is having a moment. ...

Thu, 09/29/2022

Center for East Asian Studies will host a book talk with Dianne Lee

The University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies will host a book talk and panel discussion with author Dianne Lee at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Marvin Hall Forum. The first 35 students will receive a free copy of Lee’s book, “Leveraging Stereotypes to Your Advantage: Turning...

Tue, 09/27/2022

KU Asian Classical Music Initiative Sets Ambitious Agenda

organization out of the University of Kansas is supporting racial equity for Asians in classical music. Founded by Zhengyingyue (Elaine) Huang, the KU Asian Classical Music Initiative (ACMI) began in the summer of 2021 and has already produced concerts and an international conference. ...

Tue, 09/13/2022

Center for East Asian Studies will host the 71st Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs

The University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies will host the 71st Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) from Sept. 16-18 at the Kansas Union. ...

Tue, 08/30/2022

'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' and the American Omakase Boom

into the “Jiro” era, omakase has become both a rarified experience — and one that’s rife for future experimentation. ...

Tue, 08/16/2022

KU area studies centers win $8 million in Title VI funding

Four international area studies centers at the University of Kansas have been awarded more than $8 million in grant funding under the U.S. Department of Education’s competitive Title VI program. ...

Sun, 08/14/2022

FreshEd Podcast: COVID-19 as an Opportunity for Educational Changes

talks about educational change in the time of COVID-19. He argues that we must change the “yes, but” attitude to a “yes, and” collaborative approach. We must be innovative and work together to redesign education systems into something new. ...

Fri, 08/12/2022

In the Middle: American Multinationals in China and Trade War Politics

trade war has pitted the world’s two biggest economies against each other. Many American multinational corporations (MNCs) find themselves stuck in between. ...

Thu, 07/28/2022

Asia-Pacific heritage conservation benefits from 'Cultural Landscape' approach

It has been a generation now. Long enough, Kapila Silva believes, to pronounce the "cultural landscape" approach, the broad-minded historic preservation efforts of the United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, a success. ...

Tue, 07/26/2022

KU announces appointments to support international engagement

The University of Kansas Institute for International and Global Engagement (KU-IIGE) was launched in February to enhance KU’s international scholarship and global engagement efforts. Melissa Birch, associate professor in the School of Business, will lead the institute as the inaugural executive director. ...

Thu, 07/07/2022

University of Kansas names five new distinguished professors

Five University of Kansas professors have joined elite company by being named distinguished professors. Sharon Billings and Marta Caminero-Santangelo received the designation of University Distinguished Professor, while Jie Han, Peter Ukpokodu and Lisa Wolf-Wendel received the designation of Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor. ...

Fri, 06/17/2022

KU language center that trains select military personnel receives funding through 2025

The University of Kansas’ designation as a Department of Defense (DoD) Language Training Center has been renewed through 2025. ...

Tue, 05/10/2022

Professor's book chapter traces evolution of Chinese law, current lack of a 'legal soul'

China is a major player on the world stage, and nations around the globe watch it carefully to see what steps it will take next politically, economically and legally. But a relatively recent change in China’s approach to law has both altered its “legal soul” and made it unpredictable, a...

Mon, 03/28/2022

'Model minority' perception complicates identities of white-Asian multiracial individuals, research finds

The term “model minority” was first coined by sociologists in the 1960s to describe Asian Americans as a group that has purportedly achieved greater success in the U.S. compared to other ethnic minorities. While the term is problematic on a number of levels, new research suggests that for white-Asian multiracial...

Tue, 03/22/2022

2021 Woodyard Award recognizes Kapila Silva for international work

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 presentation and reception, which will take place at 3:30 p.m. ...

Mon, 02/21/2022

New book explores how schools can prepare students for an uncertain future

As technology evolves and changes the world at a faster pace than ever before, two veteran educators have written a new book that explores how schools can prepare young people for a globalized future that is still taking shape. ...

Fri, 02/11/2022

New KU institute will align and connect KU’s global efforts

A longtime leader in international scholarship and global engagement, the University of Kansas is launching a new institute to enhance its overall efforts by strengthening the connections among its established international centers and aligning those strengths with KU’s rich institutional internationalization capacities. ...

Wed, 12/08/2021

KU author explores how network connectivity, collective action made historic South Korean impeachment possible

When South Korean President Park Geun-hye was impeached and removed from office in 2017, the movement that preceded it looked similar to other political maneuvers around the globe: Traditional media, social media, everyday citizens, politicians, activists and others all took part sharing information, misinformation and connecting digitally. But one thing...

Wed, 12/01/2021

Author documents ancient graffiti of North Korea

The elites of premodern Korea carved their names into rocks in the sacred mountains of Kŭmgangsan for much the same reason that today’s graffiti taggers wield cans of spray paint: reputation and control. ...

Tue, 11/30/2021

Honeybees represent home to artist

The honeybee motif continues to fascinate artist Sunyoung Cheong and those who appreciate her metalwork in the form of jewelry. ...

Thu, 09/30/2021

KU student receives prestigious doctoral dissertation award

University of Kansas history of art doctoral candidate Rachel Quist has received the prestigious Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award. ...

Thu, 09/30/2021

Sushi: The Japanese Dish with an Ancient Tradition

Wed, 09/22/2021

Research Finds U.S. Tariffs on Chinese Goods Didn't Bring Companies Back to the U.S.

scientist, Jiakun Jack Zhang, and his colleague from UC Irvine, Samantha A. Vortherm, found that new U.S. tariffs in 2018 and 2019 had a minimal effect on divestment. More than 1,800 U.S.-funded subsidiaries closed in the first year of the trade war, a 46 percent increase over the previous year. ...