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KU announces spring 2014 candidates for degree

Thu, 05/15/2014

LAWRENCE — The names of nearly 4,450 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 88 Kansas counties, 45 other states and and 41 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially conferred in June.

KU’s 142nd Commencement will be Sunday, May 18. More than 4,000 of the members of the Class of 2014 are expected to participate.

Faculty and candidates for degrees will assemble at 10 a.m. along Memorial Drive for the procession, which begins at 10:30 a.m.

Commencement information and an up-to-date schedule of events are available at commencement.ku.edu.
Degree candidates are listed below by home city and county, state or country; and degree, based on available information. 

 

Kansas:

Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chase, Cherokee, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Cowley, CrawfordDecatur, Dickinson, DoniphanDouglas, Edwards, Ellis, EllsworthFord, Franklin, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Greeley, Greenwood.

Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, HaskellHodgeman, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson, Kearney, Kingman, Labette, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, LyonMarion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Morton, Nemaha, Neosho, Ness, Osage, OsborneOttawa.

Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, SalineScott, Sedgwick, Seward, Shawnee, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stevens, SumnerThomas, Wabaunsee, Washington, Wilson, Woodson, Wyandotte.

U.S.:

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, IowaIdaho, Illinois, Indiana,  Kentucky

Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota

Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

 

International

 



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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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