Business & Communication
Thu, 05/31/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Business will host its second annual Summer Venture in Business program June 3-5 at Capitol Federal Hall. The program is a pre-college experience for underrepresented students, including minority and potential...

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

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 — 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 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

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

Mon, 05/21/2018 — U.S. companies with board directors who have connections to well-known island tax havens of the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands exhibit significantly greater tax avoidance than other companies, according to a novel study that includes...

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 — 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

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 — 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...

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...

Tue, 05/08/2018 — The Center for Service Learning at the University of Kansas has announced the 2018 Faculty and Student Excellence in Service Learning Awards and recognized the Student Service Showcase winners from the April 26 Service Celebration and Student...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — KU Libraries continue to support open educational resources (OER) by providing grant funding to two KU instructors who have created openly licensed textbooks for use by the public. The Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication &...

Mon, 04/30/2018 — Like most of society, nonprofit organizations are frequent users of social media. And like many individuals, how they use it has changed over the years. A new study by University of Kansas researchers shows that the goals international...

Mon, 04/30/2018 — A team's new research led by a University of Kansas School of Business professor will help companies determine the best way to solicit bids from suppliers in a multistage reverse auction. The journal Manufacturing & Service Operations...

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

Fri, 04/27/2018 — LAWRENCE – Kansas Public Radio ended its spring membership drive with $376,000 in listener pledges, surpassing the typical spring goal of $280,000. In addition to listener pledges, KPR received $60,000 in challenge grants, which are provided by an individual, company or foundation. Funds from KPR’s 10-day fundraising campaign, which began April 4, will go directly toward providing programming for KPR’s 118,000 listeners. This is the largest listening audience in the station’s history, and it comes during a fiscal year when the station has had to adjust to a $200,000 budget cut. KPR must now rely on private support for 72 percent of its operating budget.  The

Fri, 04/27/2018 — University of Kansas leadership has named interim deans for two of its largest academic units. Incoming Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez announced that Clarence Lang, professor and chair of the Department of African &


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