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Red Hot Research sessions resume for faculty

Wed, 08/28/2013

LAWRENCE — The first research sharing session of the 2013-14 will be 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at The Commons.

The series, called Red Hot Research, is intended to bring together scholars from all disciplines in response to the call set forth by Bold Aspirations.

The format of these sessions is inspired by Pecha Kucha, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. Each installment will feature six faculty members, speaking for six minutes each. Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks.

Presenters:

  • Michael L. Wehmeyer, professor of special education with the Center on Developmental Disabilities and Beach Center on Disability
  • Randal Jelks, associate professor of American Studies
  • Kelly Kindscher, professor of environmental studies and senior scientist with the Kansas Biological Survey
  • Stuart Day, chairperson and associate professor, Spanish & Portuguese
  • Michelle Heffner Hayes, chairperson and professor, dance.


The loud buzz of helicopters over the Lawrence campus was not President Obama visiting once again, but the signal of an important leadership development event. University of Kansas Army ROTC cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion lifted off from Shenk Sports Complex this afternoon to catch a ride to Fort Riley. Read why they hitched a ride here: http://bit.ly/1F58dGb #KUfacts: KU is one of just 50 universities in the nation offering an ROTC program that represents all branches of the military.

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Explore KU Seasons: Winter The crisp scrape of a shovel alerts your senses. Everything is different. Unexpected works of white powdery art are almost everywhere — some crafted by nature, others by whimsical students. Following a fresh snowfall, the University of Kansas’ campus takes on an almost magical majesty. And students flock out to explore the Hill under winter’s wonderful cloak, adding to their rich four-season experience as Jayhawks.


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
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