Fri, 10/18/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas, consistently recognized as a military-friendly university, is now among a select few universities nationwide to provide Army officers specialized graduate level education in more than one world region.
KU has added a new, intensive master’s degree concentration, foreign affairs studies, which allows officers to deepen and diversify their expertise in a variety of regions. The concentration was designed specifically for Army foreign area officers, who need an in-depth, regionally focused master’s level program to enhance their existing language proficiency and first-hand knowledge of a region.
“The military is increasingly
Fri, 10/18/2013 — The University of Kansas Department of Sociology will welcome Princeton University Professor Robert Wuthnow as this year's Carroll D. Clark lecturer.
Wuthnow will present "Red State Religion: Conservative Resurgence in Kansas and Texas” at 4 p.
Thu, 10/17/2013 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas’ five-year strategic plan, Bold Aspirations, calls for a commitment to invest resources strategically around four research themes. KU created a Research Investment Council to turn that commitment into funding, and faculty and staff have responded to the opportunity by launching 20 new theme-related research projects.
The council, made up of eight faculty members from the Lawrence and Medical Center campuses, solicits, reviews and recommends action on Strategic Initiative Grant proposals. With four grant review competitions now completed, KU has committed $3.4 million to nine multiyear Level I awards. These involve requests of more
Wed, 10/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – A leadership institute at the University of Kansas has expanded so female students from the state of Kansas can work alongside women from around the world on projects to make changes in their communities.
The Women’s Leadership Institute will for the first time invite students from around the state to participate in its four-week residency at the KU campus with students from countries in areas including the Middle East, South Asia and North Africa.
Undergraduate women at Kansas universities and colleges are invited to apply, with preference to applicants from small or rural communities. The institute directors, who come from small communities, view the
Wed, 10/16/2013 — LAWRENCE – An acclaimed opera singer and a Nobel Prize-winning economist will receive honorary degrees from the University of Kansas at its 2014 Commencement.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little recommended to the Kansas Board of Regents that mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato and economist Vernon Smith be awarded honorary doctorates. The board approved that recommendation during its meeting today. The degrees will be presented May 18, 2014, in Memorial Stadium.
“Both of our honorees have contributed to our society, whether by taking us on emotional journeys through song or by advancing our understanding of economic decision making. They are role models for our students,
Wed, 10/16/2013 — Mexican human rights activist Francisco Cerezo will visit the University of Kansas to discuss the role of U.S. drug policy in the increased violence, militarization and political repression currently being experienced in Mexico.
Tue, 10/15/2013 — Jill Lepore, author of the National Book Award long-listed "Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. Her lecture, "Unseen — The History of...
Tue, 10/15/2013 — The University of Kansas will join more than 900 institutions from over 90 countries around the world in celebrating shared information and scholarly research as part of the annual Open Access Week from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25. KU Libraries’ Office...
Fri, 10/11/2013 — What makes the difference between being a have and a have-not in America?
A millionaire might attribute his fortune to hard work and initiative. He might also say the poverty-stricken simply don’t put the same effort into becoming successful.
Thu, 10/10/2013 — A committee coordinated by the University of Kansas Honors Program has selected four outstanding students to compete for prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships, which provide for study in the United Kingdom.
Jenny Lynn Curatola, a May...
Wed, 10/09/2013 — It wasn’t a seamless transition when Nigeria, following decades of military coups, held a democratic presidential election in 1999.
Some suspected cheating at the polling stations. Still, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo was declared winner and took...
Tue, 10/08/2013 — When the United States was in its infancy and the Articles of Confederation — a precursor to the Constitution — were drafted, the founding fathers likely had no idea how that might contribute to the polarized nation we live in today....
Tue, 10/08/2013 — LAWRENCE – Four faculty members at three universities in Kansas have been named recipients of the state's most prestigious recognition for scholarly excellence: the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards. The four will be recognized Wednesday, Oct. 30, during a ceremony at the Lied Center of Kansas.
This is the 32nd annual presentation of the awards, established in 1981 by Takeru Higuchi, a distinguished professor at the University of Kansas from 1967 to 1983, and his wife, Aya. The awards recognize the exceptional long-term research accomplishments of faculty at Kansas Board of Regents universities. Each award includes a citation and a $10,000 award for
Mon, 10/07/2013 — Charles Myers has been named director for the University Press of Kansas, succeeding Fred Woodward, director of UPK from November 1981 to September 2013.
Myers will be UPK’s fifth director. He served previously as executive editor and group...
Sat, 10/05/2013 — The Accessibility Executive Advisory Council at the University of Kansas will host its first-ever public forum on accessibility and disability issues Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Kansas Union.
The forum, which will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in...
Fri, 10/04/2013 — University of Kansas alumni Scott Coons, of Lawrence; and Brad Korell, of Austin, Texas, were elected trustees of KU Endowment at today’s annual meeting of the association’s Board of Trustees.
Scott Coons earned a bachelor’s degree in...
Thu, 10/03/2013 — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is pleased to honor Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, as the 2013 Dole Leadership Prize recipient. Mandela’s great-grandson, Luvuyo Mandela, will accept the...
Wed, 10/02/2013 — The first U.S. ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina will give a series of talks Oct. 9-10 at the University of Kansas as part of a series of events organized by the Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.
Wed, 10/02/2013 — LAWRENCE – The significance of race, civil rights, urban history and politics in the career of President Barack Obama will be discussed by a leading author and scholar of such topics in a lecture at the University of Kansas.
“The Education of Barack Obama: Race and Politics in the Age of Fracture” will be delivered by Thomas J. Sugrue, a race and civil rights historian and distinguished professor of history and sociology at University of Pennsylvania. The public is invited to attend the lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The event is free.
Sugrue’s talk is presented as the sixth-annual Bill Tuttle Distinguished Lecture
Tue, 10/01/2013 — When Kansas lawmakers restructured the state’s tax code in 2012, the changes were dramatic enough that many observers began referring to it as a fiscal experiment.
That fiscal experiment and its effect on communities will be the topic of this...