Education & Behavior
Eileen Hotze, associate teaching professor of molecular biosciences; presenter Haley Berger, vice president and awards chair of the Student Alumni and Endowment Board; and Josephine Chandler, associate professor of molecular biosciences, at the Nov. 19 KU-Texas Senior Day football game, where they received HOPE Awards from the senior class.
Mon, 11/21/2022 — The University of Kansas senior class has honored two faculty members who teach undergraduate biology with 2022 HOPE Awards — to Honor an Outstanding Progressive Educator.  The HOPE Award was established by the Class of 1959. Today, the...

Fri, 11/18/2022 — The University of Kansas Libraries entered a membership program with science publisher PeerJ that allows KU researchers to publish their work at no cost. PeerJ is an open access, peer-reviewed science journal. Some, but not all, open access ...

Thu, 11/17/2022 — LAWRENCE – The National Veterans Leadership Foundation recently announced a University of Kansas student as one of 16 students from across the country to serve as a 2023 Foundation Fellow. Aurora Turner, junior in strategic communications and a military dependent, will take part in a six-month development program designed to help military-affiliated students grow as leaders, continue their lives of service and make a positive impact on the military-connected community on their campuses. In addition, each fellow will receive a scholarship stipend to help support their higher education studies.  “It means a lot to me that I get the chance to further expand my

Thu, 11/17/2022 —  The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced panelists for its 2022 Post-Election Conference. Dole Institute Director Emeritus Bill Lacy returns to moderate this comprehensive biennial conference that...

Thu, 11/17/2022 — KU Libraries will host a panel discussion and musical jam session Nov. 30 with University of Kansas staff, faculty and students who center disability in their departments and classrooms in conjunction with the 2022-23 KU Common Book,...

Wed, 11/16/2022 — The University of Kansas and the Office of Native American Initiatives is proud to share that three KU students were invited to and attended two prestigious events in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14 and 15. Native youth from across Indian Country...

Wed, 11/16/2022 — Dana Peterson hopes the new ArcGIS StoryMap Mapping Kansas Ecosystems will draw attention to the wide range of landscapes across the state — and serve as an online resource in classrooms, libraries and homes, for all ages. “Here in...

Wed, 11/16/2022 — This fall, 95 University of Kansas freshman students will receive free U.S. passports as part of the IIE American Passport Project, a grant initiative sponsored by the Institute of International Education. Now in its second year, the IIE...

Tue, 11/15/2022 — Representing diverse academic fields across campus, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as the 2023 cohort of Global Scholars. In its 12th year, the Global Scholars Program recognizes and encourages undergraduate...

Tue, 11/15/2022 — LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Law is the No. 13 Best Value Law School in the country, according to National Jurist magazine. The ranking highlights affordable law schools whose graduates perform well on the bar exam and have success finding law jobs. National Jurist ranked the top 25 schools and assigned a letter grade to 34 other honorees. “We are committed to providing a quality legal education at a great value for our students,” said Stephen Mazza, dean of the KU School of Law. “That includes free bar exam preparation for graduates, academic support programs, and stipends for students to travel to job interviews or take summer public interest

Mon, 11/14/2022 — With a series of multicultural events and a social media campaign, the University of Kansas is celebrating International Education Week from Nov. 14 to 18. A joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of...

Mon, 11/14/2022 — LAWRENCE – The Three Minute Thesis Competition is a global research communication event that challenges graduate students to convey their research in three minutes or less. After weeks of presentations featuring cutting-edge research, two University of Kansas graduate students claimed honors and cash prizes at the conclusion of the competition Nov. 9 in the Burge Union.   Sayuri Niyangoda, doctoral student in chemistry, won first place and $500 for her presentation, “Alzheimer’s Disease through the Eyes of a Fish.” Niyangoda also won the People’s Choice Award ($125) for her presentation. As the top finalist, Niyangoda will represent KU at the regional Midwestern

Mon, 11/14/2022 — The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity at the University of Kansas has announced that Alicia Bunyan-Sampson, best known for her digital presence Polyamorous Black Girl, will give this year’s Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture at...

Fri, 11/11/2022 — An anonymous donor has made a 10-year pledge to help fund ongoing operations at the Craig & Diane Martin National Center for Construction Safety at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. The $75,000-a-year donation “will be...

Thu, 11/10/2022 — Edward Hudson will join the University of Kansas as the new chief information security officer (CISO) beginning Dec. 5. Hudson brings 20 years of IT security and IT governance experience to the role. He previously worked as the CISO for the...

Tara Houska
Mon, 11/07/2022 — LAWRENCE – The collaborative virtual series inspired by contributors to the book “All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis,” edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson, returns in fall 2022. At 3 p.m. Nov. 17, environmental and Indigenous rights advocate Tara Houska will be in conversation with Lori Hasselman, University of Kansas assistant director of Native American initiatives. The “All We Can Save” series centers climate justice and draws from knowledge across and beyond fields of academic research. Contributors to the book “All We Can Save” share wisdom from their own experiences and work to inspire collective agency

Fri, 11/04/2022 — LAWRENCE – Eleven University of Kansas graduate students from four different academic units advanced to the finals of the Three Minute Thesis Competition. The finals will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 9 in forum C of the Burge Union. “KU’s first round of the 3MT captured cutting-edge research from fields of physical, natural and social sciences; engineering; education and music," said Jennifer Roberts, vice provost for academic affairs and graduate studies. “Graduate student participants demonstrated the creativity, innovation and drive that ignites their own passion for research while effectively communicating the impact of their work to the community. “It was both

Fri, 11/04/2022 — A University of Kansas senior from Wichita has advanced to become a finalist for the Marshall Scholarship, which provides funding for graduate study at any university in the United Kingdom. Mary Sevart, who is majoring in chemical engineering...

Thu, 11/03/2022 — LAWRENCE – How do laws that protect, regulate, or otherwise imagine parenting affect the rights of children and childhood outcomes?  On Nov. 15, the 2022 Kansas Law Review Symposium will host a panel of scholars from across the country to respond to that question and propose legal reforms to improve outcomes for the children of America's modern families. “Parents and the ‘Modern’ Family: What Do the Evolving Laws of Parenting Mean for Children and the Rest of Us?” will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Kansas School of Law in Green Hall. Check-in and breakfast will open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is

Wed, 11/02/2022 — Making it through higher education and graduate school can feel like navigating a foreign country. Thousands of students from around the world are making that journey in the United States, pursuing a degree while learning in an additional...


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