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Thu, 05/03/2018 — This week, an unprecedented group of about 100 scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom joined forces to establish the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration, a five-year $25 million project billed as “the most detailed...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — LAWRENCE – A faculty member and administrator with extensive experience in enhancing teaching, mentoring and curriculum at KU has been named the new associate dean for academic innovation and student success in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. Holly Storkel, professor of speech-language-hearing, will step into the position with a semester of experience serving as interim associate dean in the same role. She succeeded Paul Atchley in January after he was selected as senior associate vice president and dean of undergraduate studies at the University of South Florida. “Holly has an impressive track record in improving the

Thu, 05/03/2018 — The University Career Center has recognized the 2017-2018 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY), Hannah Weingartner of Recreation Services. The SEOTY award recognizes student employees who embody service excellence, dedication and whose academic...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — but not limited to — any SAB member also serving in active duty, the reserves or National Guard, or an honorably discharged veteran of the uniformed services. The award includes a $1,000 cash prize, and the recipient of the award will be...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — A Mayo Clinic scientist who is a pioneer in the field of pharmacogenomics — the study of how drugs respond to a person’s genetics — will receive an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. Dr. Richard Weinshilboum, a KU alumnus,...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with the 2018 Wolfe Family Teaching Award during the University of Kansas Commencement weekend. Several years after having set foot in the teachers’ classrooms, students have not...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — Amanda Ostreko, assistant dean of graduate studies, will serve on the Governing Board of Directors for the Association for Graduate Enrollment Management. NAGAP, a professional organization of approximately 1,500 members, recently held its...

Thu, 05/03/2018 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Judy Farmer, an employee of the university of more than 26 years who died in March. Farmer began a career at the university in 1991. During her time at KU, she worked the comptroller’s office,...

Wed, 05/02/2018 — Project LEAD, an afterschool program at Lincoln Elementary in Clay Center, along with the Kansas Enrichment Network, will welcome U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., for a tour of the 21st Century Community Learning Center afterschool program.

Wed, 05/02/2018 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Political Science Department recently honored its top students at an annual recognition ceremony with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha. Sixteen students were inducted April 20 into the Gamma chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. Criteria for induction include a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in all political science courses with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.4 for undergraduates. Additionally, inductees cannot have a grade lower than a B in any political science course. The following students were inducted: Catherine Bernard, Overland Park Anna Buhlinger,

Wed, 05/02/2018 — After 87 years, the publication of Zora Neale Hurston's first book, "Barracoon," will be a valuable teaching tool and add to her foundational work in contemporary African and African-American studies, according to a University of Kansas scholar...

Wed, 05/02/2018 — Members of the public perceive coordinated terrorist attacks that involve multiple actors as more threatening than attacks carried out by individuals, according to a study that includes two University of Kansas international relations professors.

Wed, 05/02/2018 — After an extensive national search, Matt Melvin, vice provost for enrollment management at the University of Kansas, has announced the appointment of Tiffany Robinson as the new assistant vice provost/university registrar. Robinson, currently...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — A man who led a pioneering career in the petrochemical industry highlighted by technologies that improve environmental safety and conserve natural resources, and another who has guided development of one of the fastest-growing regions of Kansas...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — University Governance is pleased to announce the results of the elections for Faculty Senate, Faculty Senate Executive Committee (FacEx and SenEx), University Senate president-elect, University Senate vice president and the Faculty Senate...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — The University of Kansas will honor retiring faculty and academic staff members with a lunch at noon May 23 in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Chancellor Douglas Girod and Vice Provost Chris Brown will recognize the employees during the...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — A University of Kansas anthropological geneticist is part of an international research team working to shed light upon one of the unanswered questions concerning the peopling of the New World: Namely, what was the size of the original founding...

Tue, 05/01/2018 — LAWRENCE – Lyric soprano Julia Broxholm believes she’s going out on a high note – figuratively speaking – with her 2017 recording “The Soul Fox” (Equilibrium Records). The 62-year-old associate professor and director of the University of Kansas School of Music’s voice division says she’s lost control of a few of the highest notes in her once-expansive upper register, so “The Soul Fox” will likely be her last recording. “This was a kind of culminating thing for me,” Broxholm said recently. And while the recording contains a group of songs Broxholm and her favorite accompanist, pianist Russell Miller, have performed over the years called “Epitaphs and Elegies,” as

Mon, 04/30/2018 — LAWRENCE – Twelve doctoral students have been selected to receive the University of Kansas’ prestigious Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. They are among 188 students who have benefited from the fellowship since it was established.  Self Graduate Fellowships are four-year awards to incoming or first-year doctoral students who demonstrate leadership, initiative and a passion for achievement. The fellowship covers full tuition and fees, provides graduate research assistant support of $30,500 a year for new fellows, a $5,500 professional development award, and includes a unique development program.  The Fellow Development

Mon, 04/30/2018 — A proposal by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to increase minimum flat rents and make other changes would likely cause many single-parent families in public housing to buy less food and medication, according...


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