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Fri, 05/20/2022 — Thirty-one University of Kansas undergraduate students have recently received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study or intern abroad in countries around the world.   Gilman Scholars are selected from a group...

Thu, 05/19/2022 — The University of Kansas community is remembering Heidi Karn Barker, a functional systems analyst for KU Student Information Systems. Barker died May 8 at age 38. “I am profoundly saddened to learn of the death of Heidi Karn Barker, who was a...

Thu, 05/19/2022 — LAWRENCE – Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved the promotion and award of tenure, where indicated, for 50 individuals at the University of Kansas and Edwards campuses and 110 individuals at KU Medical Center campuses. Girod issued a joint statement on the accomplishment of these faculty members with Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Barbara Bichelmeyer, who chairs the University Committee on Promotion and Tenure on the Lawrence campus, and Dr. Robert Simari, executive vice chancellor at KU Medical Center. “Congratulations to an exceptional group of faculty and researchers who have reached the next milestone in their careers. Our faculty conduct innovative

Thu, 05/19/2022 — Road closures will impact travel on and near the University of Kansas Lawrence campus throughout the summer months. Affected roads include Naismith Drive, 19th Street and Oread Avenue, and the first closures began May 16.  Running from May...

Wed, 05/18/2022 — LAWRENCE – Parenthood may seem like the most natural, nearly universal adult condition. And yet, according to Maria Velasco, in the art world and especially the academic art world, parenthood is truly challenging, edgy subject matter because it’s liable to get you dismissed as hokey and sentimental. That’s why it is a bold choice for the subject of a forthcoming exhibition the University of Kansas professor of visual art co-curated for the Lawrence Arts Center titled “Making It Work.” The show opens May 27 and runs through July 30. “The most activist thing we can do right now is to speak up and take up public space – to make ourselves visible, because the culture

Wed, 05/18/2022 — The University of Kansas School of Law honored graduates in the Class of 2022 at a hooding ceremony May 14. During the ceremony, 11 graduates received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school...

Wed, 05/18/2022 — Scholars and researchers investigating the Montessori model of education now have a robust tool to aid their efforts. Housed at the Center for Montessori Research (CMR), a center within the University of Kansas Achievement & Assessment...

Wed, 05/18/2022 — The website HireJayhawks.com now offers one comprehensive job search platform, allowing University of Kansas students to explore the part-time job opportunities available to them on-campus, locally and remotely. Previously, students had to...

Tue, 05/17/2022 — Beginning June 1, the swimming pools in Robinson Center will no longer be available to KU students, faculty or staff for open swimming, the University of Kansas has announced. The Department of Health, Sport & Exercise Sciences, which...

Tue, 05/17/2022 — Nebraska may be known as the Cornhusker State, but a University of Kansas professor is in the midst of a new documentary project telling the story of “the first Cornhuskers,” who have revived nearly 20 Indigenous species of corn as part of...

Tue, 05/17/2022 — LAWRENCE – Kansas currently ranks ninth in federal disaster declarations per capita. Amid changing climate patterns and frequent extreme weather events, historically underserved communities often receive less aid and recover slower from weather disasters. Now, a new statewide initiative leveraging $20 million from the National Science Foundation and $4 million from the state of Kansas will address this disparity by developing tools that help communities with limited resources prepare for and bounce back from disasters. The project aligns with the Kansas Science & Technology Plan, which was developed in 2021 and endorsed by the Kansas Board of Regents, who

Mon, 05/16/2022 — KU International Affairs has announced that Eron Memaj will be the new director of International Support Services at the University of Kansas. Memaj will be coming from Kent State University, where he served as director of the Office of...

Mon, 05/16/2022 — LAWRENCE – A home designed for state-of-the-art energy efficiency, that shelters people fleeing from domestic violence, fills an inner-city “orphan lot” and simultaneously trains architecture students in construction? That is the quadruple play that a Department of Energy award to the University of Kansas’ Dirt Works Studio will catalyze over the next year in Kansas City, Kansas. Dirt Works Studio, run by Chad Kraus, associate professor of architecture, received word that it was one of 14 applicants winning approval to proceed and an associated $50,000 in award funding in the Build Challenge portion of the DOE's 20th annual Solar Decathlon. A year from now, the

Mon, 05/16/2022 — The Center for Service Learning (CSL) at the University of Kansas has announced the 2022 Excellence in Service Learning award recipients and selected the winners of this year’s Service Showcase presentation competition. The CSL recognized...

Mon, 05/16/2022 — Sixteen faculty members at the University of Kansas School of Engineering are among the top 2% of scientists worldwide cited by others in research publications, according to a study from Stanford University. That number equals roughly 14% of...

Mon, 05/16/2022 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES) at the University of Kansas has announced that the 2022 Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winners are undergraduate students John Lubianetsky, for his essay “The United...

Fri, 05/13/2022 — Over 215 undergraduate students participated in the 25th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium this year at the University of Kansas. The symposium was entirely online and features oral and poster presentations as well as artist talks and...

Fri, 05/13/2022 — LAWRENCE – Three University of Kansas students received prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to study, conduct research and teach English abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year. Four additional KU students were named as alternate Fulbright recipients. This year’s Fulbright U.S. Student Award grantees are recent graduates from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Radhia Abdirahman will pursue a master’s degree in public health in Australia, and Ross Acree and Olivia Shaffer will teach English in Taiwan and Madagascar, respectively.  The Fulbright program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is

Fri, 05/13/2022 — Stacey Vanderhurst, University of Kansas assistant professor of women, gender & sexuality studies, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to study how Nigerian women are fighting harassment in public spaces. Vanderhurst will spend the...

Fri, 05/13/2022 — Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) at the University of Kansas has presented a grant project focused on promoting quality science education for students with disabilities at the 2022 STEM for All Video Showcase: Access,


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