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Wed, 05/19/2021 — LAWRENCE – Eleven University of Kansas School of Law students received awards in spring 2021 for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and the community. The recipients: Jacob Barefield, Martinez, Georgia: Law Class of 1949 Award for Leadership Ellen Bertels, Overland Park: Walter Hiersteiner Outstanding Service Award Sydney Buckley, Kansas City, Missouri: Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement Cortez Downey, Edmond, Oklahoma: Law Class of 1949 Award for Leadership Marisol Garcia, Wichita: Robert F. Bennett Student Award Aidan Graybill, Scottsdale, Arizona: Janean Meigs Memorial Award in Law Delaney

Wed, 05/19/2021 — Three outstanding high school teachers will be recognized with the 2021 Wolfe Family Teaching Award this graduation season. “Great teachers impact people’s lives,” said Rick Ginsberg, dean of the School of Education & Human Sciences....

Wed, 05/19/2021 — Rosana Godinez, Academic Advisor II in the Undergraduate Advising Center (UAC), was named the 2021 KU Academic Advisor of the Year during a virtual awards ceremony May 11. “Academic advisers play a crucial role in student success,” said...

Wed, 05/19/2021 — The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) in the University of Kansas School of Education & Human Sciences has announced the recipients of the organization’s first Arts & Humanities Grant. Work in AAI focuses on enhancing...

Tue, 05/18/2021 — Shallow depressions that hold water from rainfall and runoff to create small temporary lakes called playas dot the western Great Plains. When full, they’re transformed into mini-wetlands that are home to a variety of plants and wildlife not...

Tue, 05/18/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design will host its annual pre-college KU Design Camp June 13-19. Designed for high school students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year, the KU Design Camp provides aspiring...

Tue, 05/18/2021 — The University of Kansas has announced and honored several Employees of the Month who have made outstanding contributions to the Lawrence and Edwards campus communities. Winners of the Employee of the Month awards receive the following: A...

Tue, 05/18/2021 — Neutrinos are almost intangible subatomic particles that hardly interact with matter in the universe. Billions of neutrinos are shooting through your body as you read this sentence, and you don’t even notice. Explosive deep-space events like...

Mon, 05/17/2021 — By definition, a global pandemic appears to affect everyone similarly. But upon further reflection, that’s not quite true. “It’s a profoundly unequal crisis,” said Amanda Shriwise, a visiting professor of sociology at the University of...

Mon, 05/17/2021 — LAWRENCE – After the COVID-19 pandemic broke Brian Daldorph's 20-year streak of teaching a weekly class at Douglas County Jail, the University of Kansas senior lecturer in English hopes to work with inmates again someday soon. That volunteer work is the subject of Daldorph’s new book, “Words is a Powerful Thing: Twenty Years of Teaching Creative Writing at Douglas County Jail” (University of Kansas Press, 2021). The book is part-memoir about his teaching experience at the jail, part-inmate anthology and also includes a survey of major incarcerated writers, including Malcolm X and Jimmy Santiago Baca. Daldorph has published several books of poetry, including “Ice

Fri, 05/14/2021 — Two University of Kansas law students won first place in a national competition for their work providing pro bono legal representation to transgender and nonbinary individuals. Third-year law students Ellen Bertels, of Overland Park, and...

Fri, 05/14/2021 —  The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) in the University of Kansas’ School of Education & Human Sciences has announced the return of the Summer Research Methods Camp (formerly Summer Stats Camp) for 2021. From June 7 to July 16,...

Fri, 05/14/2021 — The Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies at the University of Kansas has announced that this year’s Roy D. and Betty Laird Essay Contest winners are Aylar Atadurdyyeva in the undergraduate essay category for her essay...

Thu, 05/13/2021 — LAWRENCE – For a decade, using the pen names Rose and then R.B. Lemberg, Renee Perelmutter has created a fantastic literary universe concerned with issues and told from the viewpoint of gender fluidity. That growing collection of poems, stories and short novels is set in what the University of Kansas associate professor and director of Jewish studies calls the Birdverse – a universe of humans who worship an avian deity – and it is striking a chord with contemporary readers. For the second time now a Birdverse book, in this case the novella “The Four Profound Weaves,” (Tachyon Publications, 2020) has been shortlisted for perhaps the most prestigious award in the

Thu, 05/13/2021 — By many estimates, the Montessori educational approach is the most prevalent alternative pedagogy model in public schools across the United States. While its history stretches back a century, the Montessori model has historically been...

Wed, 05/12/2021 — OVERLAND PARK – The KU Edwards Campus is host of this year’s Virtual Big 12 Teaching and Learning Conference. Higher education educators are invited to this conference in June to engage in discussion around how to enhance student learning, the effect of COVID-19 on teaching and learning, inclusive teaching practices, the latest educational research and more. Many colleges and universities have reported difficulties in knowing how to build upon today’s ability to collaborate with individuals around the globe and access diverse opportunities to learn from one another. Big 12 colleagues will share how to best keep students engaged through alternative course delivery


Wed, 05/12/2021 — House Republicans voted Wednesday to oust U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from her leadership post as the conference chair. The vote was taken to repudiate Cheney’s refusal to back former president Donald Trump’s false claims about the 2020...

Tue, 05/11/2021 — The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a new world of challenges for education. But a new study from the University of Kansas shows the voices and experiences of students who are already among the most marginalized can help lead the way in making...

Tue, 05/11/2021 — The University of Kansas School of Nursing taught Christine Hartley about making a positive impact in her world. She took that lesson and made an impact with a $1.5 million gift for nursing professorships. Hartley was an undergraduate student...


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