Thu, 06/08/2017 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved 46 sabbaticals for the following faculty at the University of Kansas, Lawrence Campus:
Helen Alexander, ecology & evolutionary biology, fall 2017
Mazhar Arikan, business, spring 2018
William Barnett, economics, fall 2017
Margaret Bayer, mathematics, fall 2017
Shawn Bitters, visual art, fall 2017
Justin Blumenstiel, ecology & evolutionary biology, spring 2018
Kristin Bowman-James, chemistry, spring 2018
Jacquelene Brinton, religious studies, academic year 2017-2018
Matthew Burke, visual art, fall 2017
Robert DeYoung, business, spring 2018
Changming Duan, educational psychology, academic year 2017-2018
Thu, 06/08/2017 — University of Kansas International Programs recently awarded 15 travel grants totaling $22,060 to KU faculty members and graduate students to support their work abroad. Competitively awarded funds went to faculty and graduate students in the...
Wed, 06/07/2017 — You’ve driven a car a million times, so nothing here should be too different. Just climb into the Acura, buckle up, throw it in “drive” and stomp on the gas.
It’s just like any vehicle, except — whoa!
At once familiar and yet fully...
Wed, 06/07/2017 — A celebration of the re-imagined “Pollinators” mural commissioned by the Spencer Museum of Art will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9, at 888 New Hampshire St. The public can enjoy music, refreshments and remarks from lead...
Tue, 06/06/2017 — At some point in every student’s life, he or she will be asked about career plans. At the same time, there is a growing national need to improve career readiness for young people, while recruiting talented individuals to careers in science,...
Tue, 06/06/2017 — Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little has approved promotion and the award of tenure where indicated for 62 individuals at the University of Kansas Lawrence and Edwards campuses and 77 individuals at the KU Medical Center campuses.
Tue, 06/06/2017 — A University of Kansas researcher has received a $70,000 grant to study the effect of school funding on the racial achievement gap.
Emily Rauscher, assistant professor of sociology, earned the award as one of 30 postdoctoral fellows from across...
Mon, 06/05/2017 — This summer, 13 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards, or UGRAs. Recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship as they work on mentored research and creative projects.
“We know that summer is a great time for...
Mon, 06/05/2017 — 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 of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as community engaged research.
Community Engaged Scholarship Award
The Community Engaged Scholarship Award is given 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
Mon, 06/05/2017 — Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants lately have grappled with issues of diversity and gender equity.
According to national news reports, a recent diversity report compiled for the social networking giant found that women account for 17...
Mon, 06/05/2017 — A $400,000 gift from a University of Kansas alumna who devoted decades of her life to acting and volunteering with the Lawrence Community Theatre will benefit the KU School of Music and the Department of Dance.
The bequest from the estate of...
Fri, 06/02/2017 — Most people think of picks, dental tools or small hand-held spades as the tools of the paleontologist’s trade. But today, when University of Kansas paleontologist David Burnham heads back to Montana for an expedition, he’s calling in much...
Fri, 06/02/2017 — LAWRENCE – Projects that have reached Kansans from Garden City to Wyandotte County have garnered recognition for three University of Kansas faculty who won this year’s Steeples Service to Kansans Award.
The Steeples award honors faculty contributions to the people of Kansas through teaching and research. This year’s recipients are Mary Banwart, director of the Institute for Leadership Studies and associate professor of communication studies; Jennifer Ng, associate professor of educational leadership and policy studies; and Sean Smith, professor of special education.
Banwart is the founder and director of the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute. Each year, the
Fri, 06/02/2017 — After President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, national media reported several U.S. local governments and states are planning to submit their own plan to the United Nations pledging to meet...