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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: Alysen Abel Chelsea Chaney Christopher John Clinton Mary Dreiling Dykmann Kimberli Ann Evans Gerald Henderson Ian Hutcheson Cody

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...

Wed, 05/16/2018 — A University of Kansas employee with extensive experience in diversity, equity and inclusion and the LGBT community has been named the new director of the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. Saida Bonifield, who has been serving as...

Wed, 05/16/2018 — No matter what type of school district teachers enter in their career, or the subject matter they teach, it is a certainty they will have students from diverse backgrounds. That can include students who may not speak English as their first...

Tue, 05/15/2018 — More than 240 doctoral students at the University of Kansas were awarded degrees at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, at the Lied Center. University marshalls presided over the ceremony and were joined by KU administrators,

Tue, 05/15/2018 — Even though the Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports gambling, state and local policymakers should use caution before counting on sports betting as a new major revenue stream, according to a University of Kansas...

Tue, 05/15/2018 — The University of Kansas recognized its Employees of the Year and presented the Team of the Year Awards on May 9 in the Kansas Union. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod and Interim Provost Carl Lejuez were present at the ceremony to honor employees...

Tue, 05/15/2018 — Volunteers and staff from the University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network were recognized for outstanding programming and volunteerism during the annual conference of the International Association of Audio Information services earlier this month...

Tue, 05/15/2018 — The Undergraduate Advising Center has announced the names of 13 University of Kansas students chosen as members of the 2018-2019 Peer Advisor Team. In this role, the Peer Advisors will work throughout the summer and academic year to assist new...

Mon, 05/14/2018 — A recent $426,609, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation will enable a new investigation of how populations in different places react to changes in environmental factors (like temperature, rainfall) over time and space, which...

Mon, 05/14/2018 — It was Henry Ford, not Kaiser Bill, who was responsible for the decline of the distinctive German dialects spoken by immigrants and their descendants in five Kansas and Missouri settlements during the 20th century. That has been University of...

Fri, 05/11/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced several spring 2018 Employees of the Month, including Leslie O'Neil, who was honored earlier this week as one of KU's Employee of the Year along with September Employee of the Month Ola...

Fri, 05/11/2018 — More than 900 students, faculty, staff and guests attended KU’s 21st annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on April 28 to hear student presenters share the results of their research and creative projects. The event took place in the Kansas...

Fri, 05/11/2018 — The Center for Service Learning, in conjunction with other units and student organizations at the University of Kansas, has released a set of principles meant to guide students, faculty and staff in selecting ethical service programs and...

Thu, 05/10/2018 — Three people were honored at the 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium last month for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers at the University of Kansas.  Derek Reed, associate professor of applied...

Thu, 05/10/2018 — “Come Together” to support Kansas Audio-Reader at a concert Saturday, May 12, at the Lawrence Art Center. “An Evening With the Music of The Beatles Unplugged,” presented by Signal to Noise, will feature a group of all-star Kansas City...

Thu, 05/10/2018 — Katie Batza, assistant professor of women, gender & sexuality studies has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for research to be undertaken in the academic year 2018-19. The ACLS, one of the premier...

Wed, 05/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – When James Higdon, now the Dane and Polly Bales Professor of Organ, arrived at the University of Kansas School of Music 38 years ago, he received a faculty research grant that set him on the path that has culminated in his new two-CD album, “Jehan Alain: Organ Works – a 1942 Perspective.” “I proposed that the university send me to France to study,” Higdon recalled in a recent interview in his office at the Dane and Polly Bales Recital Hall, purpose-built in 1996 adjacent to the Lied Center of Kansas to house the Hellmuth Wolff, opus 40 organ and Higdon’s teaching program. Back in the 1980s, Higdon wanted to and did extend his working partnership with

Wed, 05/09/2018 — The University of Kansas Office of Undergraduate Studies and the KU Advising Network selected Gretchen Heasty, director of TRIO Supportive Educational Services (SES) & STEM, as the 2018 Academic Advisor of the Year during an awards ceremony...


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