Thu, 05/24/2018 — The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has named a new leader to oversee key issues in faculty and staff hiring, retention, development, policies and procedures.
Ben Eggleston, professor of philosophy, will begin...
Thu, 05/24/2018 — Steven Johnson Jr., a complex director with KU Student Housing, will fill the new position of director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Student Programs at the University of Kansas School of Business beginning June 3.
Johnson will be...
Thu, 05/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas announced today that Darin Beck is the next executive director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC). The state headquarters for law enforcement training, KLETC develops and delivers basic training and continuing education for police officers, sheriff’s deputies and others.
“Because of the critical role KLETC serves for the residents of Kansas and its law enforcement community, we knew we had to find another strong, dedicated and progressive leader,” said David Cook, vice chancellor for the KU Edwards Campus, which includes KU Professional & Continuing Education and KLETC. “Fortunately, Darin is just that
Thu, 05/24/2018 — The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation has named three University of Kansas students as Astronaut Scholars for the 2018-19 school year. This is the first time that three KU students have won the award during the same year.
The recipients of the...
Thu, 05/24/2018 — A University of Kansas dual-degree recipient was selected to receive a fellowship for graduate study from the KU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
Mario Balcazar, who completed requirements for degrees in electrical engineering and physics in May, was...
Thu, 05/24/2018 — In an average kindergarten class of 30 students, about two are experiencing developmental language disorder, meaning they learn language more slowly than their peers. While DLD is just as common as dyslexia or ADHD, fewer people have heard of...
Wed, 05/23/2018 —
LAWRENCE – An expert in African-American social movements says today’s move by NFL owners to penalize players who kneel during the national anthem before games is part of “an alarming trend of authoritarianism” that flows down from President Donald Trump.
Randal Maurice Jelks, professor of African & African-American studies and history at the University of Kansas, is the author of books including “African Americans in the Furniture City: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Grand Rapids” (University of Illinois Press, 2006) and “Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: A Biography” (University of North Carolina Press, 2012). He is also an ordained
Wed, 05/23/2018 — The public is invited to the semiannual summer tour of the University of Kansas Native Medicinal Plant Research Garden at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26.
The garden, situated just east of the Lawrence Municipal Airport, includes research plantings,...
Tue, 05/22/2018 — In his career educating and mentoring future teachers and educational researchers, Bruce Frey has helped students understand all manner of statistics, analytical tools, research designs, evaluation methods and other complex concepts. Now,...
Tue, 05/22/2018 — Nicole Hodges Persley has been busy, submitting one book to her publisher, researching a second and co-editing a special edition of an academic journal. In November, she was named associate dean for diversity, equity & inclusion by the...
Mon, 05/21/2018 — U.S. companies with board directors who have connections to well-known island tax havens of the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands exhibit significantly greater tax avoidance than other companies, according to a novel study that includes...
Mon, 05/21/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Class of 2018 again exceeded the national average for residency matches, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
KU’s Pharm.D. students matched at a rate of 79 percent,...
Mon, 05/21/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod today announced that Director of Athletics Sheahon Zenger has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately.
“This morning I met with Sheahon and relieved him of his duties,” Girod said. “Sheahon has been...
Thu, 05/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – Faculty contributions in research, teaching and mentoring were recognized this spring with a series of awards from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. The prizes acknowledge outstanding professors for commitment to advising and teaching undergraduate and graduate students, as well as community-engaged research.
Community Engaged Scholarship Award
The Community Engaged Scholarship Award is awarded to a faculty member whose scholarship actively collaborates with a community partner through the creation and dissemination of knowledge. At the same time, such work contributes to the scholar’s discipline and strengthens the
Thu, 05/17/2018 — LEAVENWORTH – May is synonymous with graduation, and it’s also National Military Appreciation Month. In the spirit of both, the University of Kansas is celebrating its largest graduating class in the history of its programs in the city of Leavenworth.
In one year, the number of graduates from KU’s off-post Leavenworth programs more than tripled to 30 students, most of whom are active members of the military. Fort Leavenworth is home to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), in which midcareer officers spend a year furthering their education and training to develop their skills and rise in the ranks. During this year, these officers may complement
Thu, 05/17/2018 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics are coordinating “Hawks & Highways,” a multiyear effort to host KU events in communities throughout Kansas. The series will begin with eight events in June and will include...
Wed, 05/16/2018 — LAWRENCE – The School of Public Affairs & Administration recently honored its 2018 graduates and top students at an annual banquet with awards and induction into Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for students of public administration.
Membership in Pi Alpha Alpha is limited to those distinguished with academic achievement at least a 3.7 GPA for MPA students, and for undergraduates, at least a 3.7 GPA plus top 10 percent in overall class standing.
KU's new Pi Alpha Alpha inductees include the following students:
Christopher John Clinton
Mary Dreiling Dykmann
Kimberli Ann Evans
Wed, 05/16/2018 — YODER – Ed Pavey, longtime director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), will retire in June after leading the institution for nearly a quarter-century.
Pavey has led KLETC – a unit of KU Professional & Continuing Education, which serves as the headquarters for all law enforcement training in Kansas – since 1995. He was acting director for a year before that and has been on staff since 1989, following a career in the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. He is just the third director in the training center’s 50-year history. Officials estimate that 10,000 new officers graduated from the center’s basic training during Pavey’s tenure.
Wed, 05/16/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the 11th annual Educational Strategies Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators June 1.
This year’s conference, “Teaching in a Digital & Diverse Space,” will...
Wed, 05/16/2018 — Every day, more and more people interact with the Internet of Things (IoT) in daily life. The IoT includes the devices and appliances in our homes — such as smart TVs, virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or learning thermostats like Nest...