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Thu, 05/31/2018 — The 2018 Rocket Grants have awarded a total of $60,000 for 11 artist projects in the Lawrence and Kansas City area. Rocket Grants, a partnership of Charlotte Street Foundation and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, support...

Thu, 05/31/2018 — Two administrators whose leadership has produced significant advancements in research development have been named as associate deans for research in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. Tamara Falicov will...

Thu, 05/31/2018 — On Saturday, Aug. 18, the Sexual Assault Prevention & Education Center (SAPEC) will train all incoming students to be active bystanders against sexual violence. By training incoming students through Jayhawks Give a FLOCK!, KU’s...

Thu, 05/31/2018 — A seasoned attorney with extensive legal and leadership experience at some of the nation’s top public research universities will be joining the University of Kansas. Brian White, currently the chief counsel at UConn Health – the clinical,...

Wed, 05/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – Brandon Draper’s Drum Safari is booming. The University of Kansas School of Music lecturer will have four teams of musical entertainers performing nearly 80 Drum Safari shows for children in five states this summer. Draper’s wife, Teryn, recently quit her job as an elementary school music teacher to run the operation full-time. He turned down 100 requests for shows this year, and he is already booking shows for 2019. Upcoming stops will include sites in the Greater Kansas City area as well as cities in Leavenworth, Lyon, Morris, Saline and Sedgwick counties. It’s not unlike a homegrown version of “Stomp” or Blue Man Group. “I’ve had extensive

Tue, 05/29/2018 — The University of Kansas will enact a budget adjustment on the Lawrence campus to address fiscal constraints and cut costs for fiscal year 2019. The adjustment entails a 5.87 percent across-the-board budget reduction for all Lawrence campus...

Tue, 05/29/2018 — To answer questions about the effects of land use upon ecosystems — including soils, plants and microbial life — scientists must spend time not only in the laboratory but in the field. Field research experiences begin at the undergraduate...

Thu, 05/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Baltic state of Lithuania is home to “a singing culture,” says Professor of Music Debra Hedden, and, in her most recent scholarly article, she tries to adapt some of that country’s methods for an American audience. She also infuses these in her methods classes, in which she’s preparing future teachers to teach children to sing. “Lessons from Lithuania: A Pedagogical Approach in Teaching Improvisation” is the article Hedden published in the most recent edition of the International Journal of Music Education. Hedden directs the music education program at the University of Kansas School of Music. She worked as an elementary school teacher for nearly 20

Thu, 05/24/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2018 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 12. During the ceremony, seven students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community. The recipients: Rhavean Anderson, Memphis, Tennessee, Janean Meigs Memorial Award Waynell Henson, Kansas City, Kansas, Class of 1949 Leadership Award Jordan Kane, Overland Park, Samuel Mellinger Scholarship, Leadership and Service Award Samuel LaRoque, Shawnee, Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Mathew Petersen, Wichita, Robert F. Bennett Award Jennifer Schorgl, Liberty,

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...

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...

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,...

Wed, 05/23/2018 — For more than 20 years, scientists managing biological research collections around the world have used open-source Specify software for data entry, managing museum curation, linking images and documents to specimens, and for sharing species...

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

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...

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,...


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