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Contemplating eco-catastrophe through Spanish science fiction lens

LAWRENCE – The “deep, existential malaise” stemming from fear of impending ecological catastrophe has permeated science fiction around the globe, a University of Kansas professor writes in a new scholarly journal article.

Study shows long-standing links among disease, race, class, infrastructure

LAWRENCE — Links — both real and imagined — between race and disease are far older than the COVID-19 pandemic.

International Collections Librarian forging a path as a scholar, connector, mentor

Milton Machuca-Galvez understands the merit of self-sufficiency, a quality that has proven worthwhile throughout a career that has included transporting essential supplies into remote mountain ranges, as well as decades of research, teaching, and academic leadership in sometimes new and unfamilia

Psychoanalytic arguments helped Argentines win abortion rights, scholar says

LAWRENCE – In Argentina, perhaps the most psychoanalyzed country in the world, the rhetoric of psychoanalysis proved important in the push for a 2020 federal law that guaranteed free and safe access to abortion through 14 weeks of pregnancy.

KU professor, author can comment on appeal of narcocorridos

LAWRENCE — When a city official in Cancun imposed a ban hours before a May 19 concert by pop musicians associated with the narcocorrido, or drug ballad, accusing them

KU researcher gets at building blocks of language through speech prosody

LAWRENCE – Even the author admits that one of the main concepts of his new book is difficult to grasp: “Speech prosody, especially intonation, is something that is very elusive.

KU author questions assumptions about Jesuits’ relationship with Spain

LAWRENCE – Pope Francis is the first Jesuit to lead the Catholic Church. That’s one rather large indication that, as scholar Patricia Manning sees it, the priestly Society of Jesus has overcome the forces that suppressed them during the 18th century.

Low-cost, all-digital Spanish-learning program is born

LAWRENCE – The new, all-digital Spanish language-learning program Contraseña (Password) co-created by Amy Rossomondo, University of Kansas associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese, is deeply informed by research in

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