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Thu, 05/25/2017 — All people deserve the chance to thrive in a community, but for people with disabilities, there are often obstacles to participating. A new special issue of the Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community explores various aspects...

Wed, 05/24/2017 — The rise of design-build education for architects can be tied directly to the decline of old-fashioned treehouses. “Students are clamoring for design-build education experiences, by and large,” said University of Kansas Associate Professor...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — For individuals with disabilities and their families, expectations are key in securing competitive, meaningful employment after school. A program developed at the University of Kansas to support those individuals and families in their quest is...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare will soon have a new dean leading its internationally ranked programs. Michelle Mohr Carney, professor and director of the School of Social Work at Arizona State University, has been named dean...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — The University of Kansas community and KU friends throughout the region are invited to a farewell event for Tim Caboni, vice chancellor for public affairs, as he moves to his new position as president of Western Kentucky University later this...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — Most Americans — even average Democrats — do not accept the argument that voter identification laws can suppress voter turnout, according to a new study that includes a University of Kansas professor. The findings can help illuminate why...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena that the British government said has killed 22 people, according to national news reports. A University of Kansas researcher who studies the Islamic State...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — During two recent ceremonies, the University of Kansas Office of Graduate Studies recognized graduates, faculty and staff for their accomplishments. Two doctoral graduates received a 2017 Marnie and Bill Argersinger Award at the doctoral...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — The Center for Civic and Social Responsibility has announced it will return to using its original name, the Center for Service Learning. “The unit began in 2005 as a response to student initiatives that challenged the administration to invest...

Tue, 05/23/2017 — LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas has selected Sarah Waters as its next director of KU Student Housing. Waters, currently director of residence life at Bowling Green State University in Ohio, begins her new position July 17. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Sarah to KU,” said Tammara Durham, vice provost for student affairs. “Her long record of achievement, with outcomes that include improved student retention, emphasis on diversity, and work on capital improvement projects totaling $130 million, meshes with KU’s priorities. I am confident she will continue moving the organization forward.” Waters has served Bowling Green State University for nearly 10 years

Tue, 05/23/2017 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas mathematics department recently recognized its undergraduate and graduate students and faculty for outstanding academic and teaching achievements at its 60th annual honors banquet. Two students received certificates and Jayhawk statues from the Kansas Algebra Program for their outstanding contributions to teaching, tutoring and extra duties. Winners were Morgan Cahill, a senior in biology from Rossville, and Rachel North, a senior in journalism from Overland Park. KU's math department annually recognizes outstanding graduate students. Kyle Claassen, Wichita, received the Florence Black Award for Excellence in Teaching by a

Mon, 05/22/2017 — Accolades continue rolling in for Kij Johnson’s latest novella, “The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe” (Tor.com, 2016). It's a finalist for this year’s two top awards in the science fiction field: the 2016 Nebula Award from the Science...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — U.S.-born Latino male middle school students who had familiarity with a controversial Arizona immigration enforcement bill had more difficulty exhibiting proper behavior in the classroom, such as following instructions and staying quiet,...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — A University of Kansas alumnus will be the new leader of an office designed to support and strengthen KU's faculty. J. Christopher Brown, a jointly appointed professor in the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science and the Environmental...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — KU Women’s Golf Coach Erin O’Neil is teaming up with Audio-Reader to chair the nonprofit organization’s 8th Annual Golf Classic, which will take place Monday, June 5, at the Eagle Bend Golf Course in Lawrence. O’Neil has been coaching...

Mon, 05/22/2017 — Actress Peggy Hopkins Joyce became well known in the 1920s and subsequent decades for her time in divorce court. She was married six times to wealthy men and had numerous engagements during her lifetime. In the late 1920s Joyce and another...

Fri, 05/19/2017 — When Capitol Federal Hall opened in May 2016, it was quickly followed with news of a leadership transition for the University of Kansas School of Business. Now the hall will have a new executive occupying the corner office. L. Paige Fields,...

Thu, 05/18/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art proudly announces the 2017 recipients of the Jack and Lavon Brosseau Creativity Awards. Established by benefactor Lavon Brosseau in 2011, the awards honor thought-provoking creative work in the categories of writing and...


Thu, 05/18/2017 — The University of Kansas recently recognized its Employees of the Year and presented the Team of the Year Awards.  The Staff Employee of the Year is Michael Pisani, who has dedicated more than 25 years to the Hilltop Child Development Center...


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