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Wed, 04/03/2019 — LAWRENCE – The university community is invited to attend public presentations by three finalists for director of the Kansas Biological Survey at the University of Kansas. The finalists will give public presentations over the next two weeks. The Office of Research, as the administrative home of the Kansas Biological Survey, is overseeing the search process. The finalists are:› Sara Baer, professor and chair, Department of Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University. Baer’s research expertise is in grassland, soil and restoration ecology. She previously served as a conservation technician at the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, where she developed an interest in

Tue, 04/02/2019 — The KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park (KUEC) is launching an environmental studies degree for the 2019-20 academic year, giving students who need greater higher education course flexibility a chance to enter this growing field. KU’s Lawrence...

Tue, 04/02/2019 — KU Recreation Services and community organizations will co-host the second annual Inclusive Recreation Extravaganza from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center. KU Recreation Services is partnering...

Mon, 04/01/2019 — The 2019 George and Eleanor Woodyard Lecture is taking a look at Spanish Civil War photography. Sebastiaan Faber, professor and chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College, will speak from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — The University of Kansas will recognize and celebrate graduate students during national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 1-5, and throughout the month of April. Graduation Student Appreciation Week highlights the contributions of...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — Five University of Kansas professors have been selected to pursue special projects designed to develop their scholarship in a field while also fostering collaboration at KU during the 2019-2020 academic year. Faculty members Peter Bobkowski,...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — Researchers from the University of Kansas have teamed up with corrections and social service agencies in the state’s most populous county to improve outcomes and make life better for area residents. In a pilot program, the Kansas Institute...

Fri, 03/29/2019 — University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) Vice Chancellor David Cook has announced the appointment of Stuart Day, KU professor of Spanish, as KUEC’s new associate vice chancellor. “I’m incredibly excited,” Cook said. “I’ve had the...

Thu, 03/28/2019 — The University of Kansas has been recognized for excellence in community college transfer by a national honor society. KU is one of 78 colleges and universities named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2019 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes...

Wed, 03/27/2019 — The team of senior Jacob Hegna, Overland Park, and sophomore Nate Martin, Lansing, advanced to the Final Four at the 73rd National Debate Tournament held March 21-25 at the University of Minnesota. It marks the 17th time KU Debate has placed a...

Mon, 03/25/2019 —   First-year engineering students who gravitate toward progressive ideas, including about gender equity in the workplace, tend to drink less alcohol, according to a study by a University of Kansas researcher. The findings could inform efforts to...

Mon, 03/25/2019 — The University of Kansas Department of African & African-American Studies and the KU School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures announce creation of a new minor track. Beginning in August 2019, students can earn a minor in African &...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — More than 140 University of Kansas students were initiated into the KU chapter of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi at the end of the fall 2018 semester. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for students from...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — Over the past five decades, the University of Kansas has benefited from the work of the Office of Institutional Research & Planning and, more recently, through the Business Intelligence Center. As KU evolves to meet new challenges in higher...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — A University of Kansas School of Law team was crowned as the national champion of this year’s National Native American Law Students Association Moot Court Competition.  Chris Carey, of Westwood Hills, and Maria Drouhard, of Green Bay,...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — The influence of the gut microbiome on human health? That’s become mainstream news. But zoom out on this idea now and consider the land we live on. Scientists believe there’s a strong parallel with the community of soil microorganisms —...

Fri, 03/22/2019 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Dan Gailey, was selected as one of six collegiate big bands internationally to perform in the 49th annual Next Generation Jazz Festival this April. Presented by the Monterey Jazz Festival, the event, which runs from April 5 to 7, brings together more than 1,300 of the nation’s top middle school, high school and college student musicians. It features more than 100 big bands, combos, vocals ensembles, vocal soloists, conglomerate bands and special guests. Finalists are selected through recorded auditions that are reviewed by a panel of nationally renowned jazz educators. The winning ensembles from each

Thu, 03/21/2019 — The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (A2RU) invites proposals for its national conference Nov. 7-9 at the University of Kansas. The submission deadline for proposals is April 5. A2RU is a national organization — supported by...

Thu, 03/21/2019 — Helen Fisher, a pioneer in the biology of human personalities and neurochemistry of leadership, will deliver the Madison and Lila Self Graduate Fellowship Symposium Lecture next month at the University of Kansas. Fisher, a biological...

Thu, 03/21/2019 — LAWRENCE – Richard Godbeer, founding director of the Humanities Research Center and professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been named the next director of the Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas. He will start his new role July 1. The Hall Center is a focus of intellectual life for scholars in the humanities, arts and humanistic social sciences at KU and for members of the surrounding community. It is one of 12 designated research centers that fall under the KU Office of Research. “I could not feel more excited about becoming the next director of one of this nation’s leading centers for the humanities,” Godbeer said


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