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Thu, 08/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Hall Center for the Humanities has appointed Sarah Bishop as its associate director. She previously served as interim associate director from November 2017-June 2018. Prior to coming to the University of Kansas, Bishop was the chief communications officer for the Lawrence Arts Center, where she oversaw marketing, fundraising and database operations. She also served as the director of the 2015 and 2016 Free State Festivals. In these roles, Bishop helped to successfully obtain grant funding from agencies including the ArtPlace America Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the William Randolph Hearst

Mon, 08/06/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – Environmental geology is a growing field in Kansas City, with major area construction companies, engineering firms and government agencies experiencing an increased need for geoscience professionals. It is an interdisciplinary field that addresses and studies naturally occurring and man-made environmental hazards. The KU Edwards Campus is meeting this growing need with a new, online Professional Science Master’s program with an emphasis in environmental geology. The program provides students with a combination of technical and professional skills courses targeted to their chosen field and designed to help them accurately gather and effectively

Mon, 08/06/2018 — University of Kansas graduate student Angelo Andres, along with his mentor Blake Peterson, Regents Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the KU School of Pharmacy, has earned a prestigious Gilliam Fellowship from the Howard Hughes...

Thu, 08/02/2018 — The School of Education at the University of Kansas has added two new licensure endorsement program options to its portfolio of academic offerings for licensed PK-12 educators to consider for their career development needs. The Department of...

Thu, 08/02/2018 — LAWRENCE – A $247,000 gift from the estate of Helen Brownson will benefit the University of Kansas School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures. Brownson earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 1938. She was born in 1917 in Kansas City, Kansas, and worked most of her life as a federal government employee. Her work on scientific research for various boards and committees ultimately led to the creation of the field of information science. Brownson died Aug. 5, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Her wish was to “support students of foreign languages,” and the fund will be used to support scholarships for students demonstrating a commitment to learning

Thu, 08/02/2018 — University of Kansas School of Law Professor John Peck was awarded the 2018 Clyde O. Martz Teaching Award by the trustees of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.  The award recognizes excellent teachers who foster a broad understanding...

Thu, 08/02/2018 — Can Grandma, who uses a walker, still attend the family Thanksgiving dinner? Can the friend who was injured in military service and now uses a wheelchair join the party to watch the big game? Produced by researchers at the Research &...

Wed, 08/01/2018 — LAWRENCE – Ismail Kadare is having a moment in America, and University of Kansas researcher Ani Kokobobo is partly responsible. Of course, Kadare has been world famous for decades. He rose to prominence as Albania’s foremost novelist during the 1970s, and during the Stalinist regime of dictator Enver Hoxha, Kadare slyly shifted in and out of the government’s good graces. Since the fall of communism in 1992, Kadare has been repeatedly nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature and won the first Man Booker International Prize in 2005 for his body of work. Kokobobo’s translation of his “Essays on World Literature” (Restless Books) is one of three Kadare books to

Wed, 08/01/2018 — The University of Kansas Libraries are pleased to announce that Rebecca Orozco, faculty engagement librarian for the sciences and engineering, and Angela Rathmel, head of Acquisitions and Research Sharing, were selected for the Institute for...

Wed, 08/01/2018 — Hosted by the University of Kansas' Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities (IDRH), the 2018 Digital Frontiers Conference will be Oct. 4-6 in the Burge Union and at the Lawrence Public Library. The theme of this year’s conference is...

Wed, 08/01/2018 — Ten faculty members at the University of Kansas will receive distinguished teaching awards Aug. 16 at the KU Teaching Summit. “The recipients of these awards have demonstrated an outstanding capability to help our students reach their full...

Tue, 07/31/2018 — The use of uranium as a source of clean energy might soon take a leap forward, following the announcement that a University of Kansas chemistry professor has received a prestigious five-year award for work on this topic from the U.S. Department...

Mon, 07/30/2018 — KU Libraries, along with key partners, are pleased to announce an upcoming Software Carpentry workshop. Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get work done in less time by teaching basic research computing skills. The workshop will take...

Thu, 07/26/2018 — The first University of Kansas monthly budget conversation will be 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Spahr Engineering Classroom of Eaton Hall. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. These conversations are meant to provide...

Thu, 07/26/2018 — Fall 2018 marks the merger of two departments within the School of the Arts in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. The new Department of Theatre & Dance launches its first year as learning incubator for...

Wed, 07/25/2018 — Each summer, undergraduate students from around the world join current University of Kansas students in conducting research with KU faculty. Seventy-six of these students will present their research Friday, July 27, at the KU Summer...

Wed, 07/25/2018 — Kansas reservoirs are in trouble. From 2010 to 2017, more than 50 of the state’s reservoirs had what are known as harmful algal blooms — including a record 24 reservoirs in 2017. Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, produce potent toxins and...

Tue, 07/24/2018 — OVERLAND PARK – The University of Kansas Edwards Campus (KUEC) is rising to meet the growing demand for health science professionals through a new post-baccalaureate certificate program. This program provides students with the science and research background necessary to move on to medical school, a career in biotechnology or another health-related field. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for health science-related careers is expected to grow 11 percent nationally by 2022. In Kansas, employment in the “health care and social assistance” industry is expected to increase 12.4 percent. “Professional health and biological science careers require

Tue, 07/24/2018 — University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod has approved sabbatical leave for the following 54 individuals at the Lawrence campus: ...

Tue, 07/24/2018 —  Scientists have studied how muscles respond to exercise for decades, but research at the University of Kansas is among the first to look specifically at what happens inside the cell and the role hormones and cellular receptors play in response...


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