KU news archive

Thu, 05/28/2015 — James Lichtenberg, associate dean in the School of Education at the University of Kansas, has been selected to receive the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, granted on behalf of the Society of Counseling Psychology Section for the Promotion of...

Thu, 05/28/2015 — Four outstanding University of Kansas undergraduates are the first nominees representing the university in the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Astronaut Scholarship program. The six surviving members of the Mercury 7 mission founded the ASF...

Thu, 05/28/2015 — LAWRENCE – As organized crime plays an increasing role in funding terrorism, research at the University of Kansas aims to pinpoint hotspots in Eurasia where drug trafficking, human trafficking and terrorism coincide. Selected to receive a $953,500 Minerva grant from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Minerva Research Initiative, Mariya Omelicheva, the study’s principal investigator, along with KU geography professor Stephen Egbert and Rowan University political science associate professor Lawrence Markowitz, will examine the connections between terrorism and organized crime in Central Asia, South Caucasus and Russia. The three-year project also will look at the

Wed, 05/27/2015 — In partnership with Topeka Public Schools, University of Kansas researchers from the Center for Educational Opportunity Programs (CEOP) in the Achievement & Assessment Institute this spring began a seven-year, $2.24 million project to serve...

Wed, 05/27/2015 — A team of scientists based largely at the University of Kansas and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Washington has developed methods of using commercial-grade laser equipment to find and analyze fossils of dinosaurs. Their...

Tue, 05/26/2015 — A group of 25 college and university teachers from across the U.S. will spend two weeks at the University of Kansas learning about African-American poetry during the last 50 years, from 1960 to the present. The educators were selected to take...

Tue, 05/26/2015 —  Harnessing technology to personalize education for all students has the potential to transform education and prepare students to live and work in a global society. In 2014, more than 100 experts from the fields of education, research, academics...

Tue, 05/26/2015 — The University of Kansas has been reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Accreditation through the HLC assures students that their academic programs meet nationally recognized standards. Accreditation...

Fri, 05/22/2015 — A recent New England Journal of Medicine study reported that the rate of severe mental illness in children and adolescents has dropped significantly over the past generation. The news contradicts public perception and widely held beliefs that...

Fri, 05/22/2015 — The University of Kansas School of Law honored Class of 2015 graduates at a hooding ceremony May 16. During the ceremony, nine students received awards for distinguishing themselves in scholarship, leadership and service to the law school and...

Fri, 05/22/2015 — At a luncheon May 21, the University of Kansas honored university support staff who have retired since Oct. 1, 2013, and unclassified professional staff who have retired since July 1, 2014. They are listed below by name, department and years of...

Fri, 05/22/2015 — The University of Kansas Political Science Department honored its top students at its Recognition Ceremony, with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha last month at the Adams Alumni Center. Eighteen students were inducted into the Gamma...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — European Union and southeast Asian countries are struggling to develop policies on how to deal with large numbers of migrants fleeing unstable states like Syria, Libya, Niger, Bangladesh and Myanmar. Advocates of stricter migration controls...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — The University of Kansas celebrated its first official Kansas DNA Day last month. Lynn Villafuerte and Sonia Hall, with support from the Office of Diversity in Science Training, organized the events in collaboration with the University of North...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — LAWRENCE – Faculty efforts on a statewide anti-bullying project and the preservation of archives from across Kansas have been recognized with the Steeples Service to Kansas Award. Three faculty at the University of Kansas were honored this year for their contributions to the people of Kansas through teaching and research: Paula Fite, associate professor of clinical child psychology with joint appointments in applied behavioral science and psychology; Anne Williford, assistant professor in the School of Social Welfare; and Sherry Williams, curator for KU Libraries. Fite and Williford were nominated together primarily for their work on the Kansans Against

Thu, 05/21/2015 — Ford Motor Company has announced that industrial design student Alexander Guinn, Overland Park, is one of five U.S. recipients of its inaugural Alan Mulally Leadership in Engineering Scholarship Awards. Guinn’s interest in industrial design...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — Whole Foods Market encourages its employees to connect with the supermarket's "core values" on a personal level and make them "come to life" every day in their work. Whether it's at the organic foods supermarket or firms such as Google or Apple...

Thu, 05/21/2015 — Several campus construction projects are now underway, resulting in road closures and detours that will affect traffic and pedestrian routes for the coming weeks and months. Notable projects include the following: Jayhawk Boulevard...

Wed, 05/20/2015 — Longtime University of Kansas staff member Precious Porras has been named interim director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs.  “Precious Porras has demonstrated an ability to guide this important office and work collaboratively with...

Wed, 05/20/2015 — After Sunday's deadly biker brawl in Waco, Texas, the Justice Department has sought to raise public awareness of the prevalence of outlaw biker gangs often involved in criminal activity. Federal law enforcement officials estimate there are...


Pages



Throwback Thursday at KU: As summer kicks into gear and you're taking trips to the lake this weekend, we're reminiscing on times of play on campus. Here in 1925, students swim in Potter Lake, splashing around with their swim caps and smiles. KU History KU Alumni Association

#KUtbt : As summer heat kicks into gear, reminisce of students swimming in Potter Lake in 1925. http://t.co/oKDxcjFQzi


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.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times