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Tue, 05/22/2018 —  In his career educating and mentoring future teachers and educational researchers, Bruce Frey has helped students understand all manner of statistics, analytical tools, research designs, evaluation methods and other complex concepts. Now,...

Tue, 05/22/2018 — Nicole Hodges Persley has been busy, submitting one book to her publisher, researching a second and co-editing a special edition of an academic journal. In November, she was named associate dean for diversity, equity & inclusion by the...

Mon, 05/21/2018 — U.S. companies with board directors who have connections to well-known island tax havens of the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands exhibit significantly greater tax avoidance than other companies, according to a novel study that includes...

Mon, 05/21/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy Class of 2018 again exceeded the national average for residency matches, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. KU’s Pharm.D. students matched at a rate of 79 percent,...

Mon, 05/21/2018 — Chancellor Douglas A. Girod today announced that Director of Athletics Sheahon Zenger has been relieved of his duties, effective immediately. “This morning I met with Sheahon and relieved him of his duties,” Girod said. “Sheahon has been...

Thu, 05/17/2018 — LAWRENCE – Faculty contributions in research, teaching and mentoring were recognized this spring with a series of awards from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. The prizes acknowledge outstanding professors for commitment to advising and teaching undergraduate and graduate students, as well as community-engaged research. Community Engaged Scholarship Award The Community Engaged Scholarship Award is awarded to a faculty member whose scholarship actively collaborates with a community partner through the creation and dissemination of knowledge. At the same time, such work contributes to the scholar’s discipline and strengthens the

Thu, 05/17/2018 — LEAVENWORTH – May is synonymous with graduation, and it’s also National Military Appreciation Month. In the spirit of both, the University of Kansas is celebrating its largest graduating class in the history of its programs in the city of Leavenworth. In one year, the number of graduates from KU’s off-post Leavenworth programs more than tripled to 30 students, most of whom are active members of the military. Fort Leavenworth is home to the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), in which midcareer officers spend a year furthering their education and training to develop their skills and rise in the ranks. During this year, these officers may complement

Thu, 05/17/2018 — The University of Kansas Alumni Association and Kansas Athletics are coordinating “Hawks & Highways,” a multiyear effort to host KU events in communities throughout Kansas. The series will begin with eight events in June and will include...

Wed, 05/16/2018 — A University of Kansas employee with extensive experience in diversity, equity and inclusion and the LGBT community has been named the new director of the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity. Saida Bonifield, who has been serving as...

Wed, 05/16/2018 — No matter what type of school district teachers enter in their career, or the subject matter they teach, it is a certainty they will have students from diverse backgrounds. That can include students who may not speak English as their first...

Wed, 05/16/2018 — LAWRENCE – The School of Public Affairs & Administration recently honored its 2018 graduates and top students at an annual banquet with awards and induction into Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for students of public administration. Membership in Pi Alpha Alpha is limited to those distinguished with academic achievement at least a 3.7 GPA for MPA students, and for undergraduates, at least a 3.7 GPA plus top 10 percent in overall class standing. KU's new Pi Alpha Alpha inductees include the following students: Alysen Abel Chelsea Chaney Christopher John Clinton Mary Dreiling Dykmann Kimberli Ann Evans Gerald Henderson Ian Hutcheson Cody

Wed, 05/16/2018 — YODER – Ed Pavey, longtime director of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC), will retire in June after leading the institution for nearly a quarter-century. Pavey has led KLETC – a unit of KU Professional & Continuing Education, which serves as the headquarters for all law enforcement training in Kansas – since 1995. He was acting director for a year before that and has been on staff since 1989, following a career in the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. He is just the third director in the training center’s 50-year history. Officials estimate that 10,000 new officers graduated from the center’s basic training during Pavey’s tenure. “For these

Wed, 05/16/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas will host the 11th annual Educational Strategies Summer Conference for the region’s PK-12 educators June 1.  This year’s conference, “Teaching in a Digital & Diverse Space,” will...

Wed, 05/16/2018 — Every day, more and more people interact with the Internet of Things (IoT) in daily life. The IoT includes the devices and appliances in our homes — such as smart TVs, virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or learning thermostats like Nest...

Tue, 05/15/2018 — The Undergraduate Advising Center has announced the names of 13 University of Kansas students chosen as members of the 2018-2019 Peer Advisor Team. In this role, the Peer Advisors will work throughout the summer and academic year to assist new...

Tue, 05/15/2018 — More than 240 doctoral students at the University of Kansas were awarded degrees at the annual Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on Saturday, May 12, at the Lied Center. University marshalls presided over the ceremony and were joined by KU administrators,

Tue, 05/15/2018 — Even though the Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports gambling, state and local policymakers should use caution before counting on sports betting as a new major revenue stream, according to a University of Kansas...

Tue, 05/15/2018 — The University of Kansas recognized its Employees of the Year and presented the Team of the Year Awards on May 9 in the Kansas Union. Chancellor Douglas A. Girod and Interim Provost Carl Lejuez were present at the ceremony to honor employees...

Tue, 05/15/2018 — Volunteers and staff from the University of Kansas Audio-Reader Network were recognized for outstanding programming and volunteerism during the annual conference of the International Association of Audio Information services earlier this month...

Mon, 05/14/2018 — A recent $426,609, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation will enable a new investigation of how populations in different places react to changes in environmental factors (like temperature, rainfall) over time and space, which...


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