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Thu, 06/30/2022 — The University of Kansas has been awarded a new agreement to offer three graduate degrees to the Fort Leavenworth community beginning with the fall 2022 semester.  In January, Fort Leavenworth officials released a request for proposal for...

Thu, 06/30/2022 — A recent Kansas Board of Regents policy change on a systemwide general education program has raised questions about its impact and implementation at the University of Kansas. At its June meeting, the Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) adopted a...

Thu, 06/30/2022 — Creating more secure and resilient communities, harnessing the power of big data to discover disease-fighting drugs, unlocking the secrets of genomes for the benefit of life on our planet, and transforming understanding of and support for...

Wed, 06/29/2022 — Any parent can attest the teenage years can be trying, even in the best of times. A University of Kansas graduate class recently completed a collaboration with Prepped and Ready, an evidence-based program developed at Children’s Mercy Hospital...

Wed, 06/29/2022 — The Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) has recently secured over $7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education to ensure the University of Kansas can continue to help first-generation and low-income students not...

Wed, 06/29/2022 — LAWRENCE – A University of Kansas School of Engineering faculty member with a track record of helping colleagues build successful research programs is joining the Office of Research as associate vice chancellor. Candan Tamerler, Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will begin her duties July 10. As a member of the senior leadership team, Tamerler will help oversee a number of areas that support the KU research mission, including research centers, core labs, strategic planning, research development, research administration, research compliance and related topics. Tamerler has served as associate dean for research in

Wed, 06/29/2022 — The University of Kansas is launching a new online bachelor’s degree program in professional studies for the 2022-2023 academic year, giving students with an associate degree or equivalent hours the chance to enter a growing and in-demand field.

Mon, 06/27/2022 — LAWRENCE – When was the last time you heard a decent political apology? In the current hyperpartisan political atmosphere, they hardly exist. Doubling down is the rule. And, according to two new papers co-written by an instructor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas, our polarization is not only to blame, but threatens to foreclose one of the remaining civilizing forces standing between us and violent confrontation. “There is no more mea culpa,” said Brett Bricker, who co-wrote the two articles with a former graduate student at KU, Jacob Justice, now an assistant professor in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric at the University

Mon, 06/27/2022 — For years, physicists from the University of Kansas have played a major role conducting experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider — hunting for new fundamental particles, supersymmetry and extra dimensions. Two of these researchers are...

Mon, 06/27/2022 — Jay Kalbas, a leader in the energy industry, has been named director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas. He will start his new role July 25. Kansas Geological Survey researchers study and provide information on the...

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Fri, 06/24/2022 — Ten years after the Large Hadron Collider’s Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment contributed to the discovery of the long sought-after Higgs boson, University of Kansas physicists who contributed to that work are inviting the public to join...

Fri, 06/24/2022 — A new project based at the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas aims to help rural communities on the eastern Great Plains, including in eastern Kansas, manage agricultural and water resources today and prepare for potential...

Fri, 06/24/2022 — In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday morning it had overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that guaranteed access to abortion across the country. The decision means that states across the nation will have a patchwork of laws...

Thu, 06/23/2022 — LAWRENCE – Human anti-trafficking campaigns rely on the “three p’s” of prevention, protection and prosecution. But a fourth one – preemption – has now resulted in a thorny controversy. A new book titled “Unmaking Migrants: Nigeria's Campaign to End Human Trafficking” reveals how government agents have stopped thousands of women during the past 20 years from traveling out of the country and instead sent them to the federal counter-trafficking agency for “protection and rehabilitation.” Nigerian officials defend this tactic as preemptive intervention. Yet many of the women protest their detention, insist they are not being trafficked and demand to be released. It’s

Thu, 06/23/2022 — The University of Kansas Department of Mathematics recently recognized its undergraduate and graduate students and faculty for outstanding academic and teaching achievements. Two students received certificates and plaques from the Kansas...

Thu, 06/23/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law is among the top 30 law schools in the country, according to new rankings. KU Law ranks 10th among public law schools and 30th overall in this year’s Top 50 Law School Rankings from Above the Law. The legal news outlet’s list focuses on employment outcomes, low education cost and low graduate debt. KU Law rose 14 spots overall compared to 2021. “KU Law is committed to providing value to our students. That value goes beyond affordability – we prepare our students to pursue careers driven by their interests,” said Stephen Mazza, dean of the School of Law. “Through an extensive hands-on learning program, career

Thu, 06/23/2022 — The position description for the inaugural executive dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas has been posted, and applications and nominations are being accepted. The search committee, led by Simon Atkinson,

Wed, 06/22/2022 — LAWRENCE – It’s an overstatement to say that the current movement to topple statues of Christopher Columbus and end Columbus Day celebrations began with John Brougham’s “Columbus” burlesque of 1857-1876. But a new, critical, online edition of the play’s fluid text calls it an early and thus an important example of American literature criticizing Columbus’ colonial crimes. What is termed a “microedition” of “John Brougham’s Columbus Burlesque” has been published in the latest edition of the journal Scholarly Editing. Laura Mielke, Dean’s Professor of English at the University of Kansas, co-edited the microedition with former KU doctoral student Rachel Linnea Brown

Tue, 06/21/2022 — Colleges and universities across the U.S. have seen a decades-long push for scholars to carry out “multidisciplinary” research — academic work that combines experts from different fields who mix know-how to work on a certain...

Tue, 06/21/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas has selected a new leader to oversee its civil rights and Title IX efforts. Lauren Jones McKown – an accomplished attorney, higher education administrator and KU alumna – has been named KU’s associate vice chancellor for civil rights & Title IX. McKown comes to KU from Northern Virginia Community College, where she serves as the institution’s Title IX coordinator. In this role, she administers the college’s Title IX grievance procedure, provides support measures for reports of sexual misconduct, builds Title IX awareness and compliance programs for the institution’s six campuses, and provides training for students, staff,


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