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Fri, 05/11/2018 — The Center for Service Learning, in conjunction with other units and student organizations at the University of Kansas, has released a set of principles meant to guide students, faculty and staff in selecting ethical service programs and...

Fri, 05/11/2018 — The University of Kansas has announced several spring 2018 Employees of the Month, including Leslie O'Neil, who was honored earlier this week as one of KU's Employee of the Year along with September Employee of the Month Ola...

Thu, 05/10/2018 — Three people were honored at the 21st Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium last month for their extraordinary commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers at the University of Kansas.  Derek Reed, associate professor of applied...

Thu, 05/10/2018 — “Come Together” to support Kansas Audio-Reader at a concert Saturday, May 12, at the Lawrence Art Center. “An Evening With the Music of The Beatles Unplugged,” presented by Signal to Noise, will feature a group of all-star Kansas City...

Thu, 05/10/2018 — Katie Batza, assistant professor of women, gender & sexuality studies has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for research to be undertaken in the academic year 2018-19. The ACLS, one of the premier...

Wed, 05/09/2018 — The University of Kansas Office of Undergraduate Studies and the KU Advising Network selected Gretchen Heasty, director of TRIO Supportive Educational Services (SES) & STEM, as the 2018 Academic Advisor of the Year during an awards ceremony...

Wed, 05/09/2018 — LAWRENCE – When James Higdon, now the Dane and Polly Bales Professor of Organ, arrived at the University of Kansas School of Music 38 years ago, he received a faculty research grant that set him on the path that has culminated in his new two-CD album, “Jehan Alain: Organ Works – a 1942 Perspective.” “I proposed that the university send me to France to study,” Higdon recalled in a recent interview in his office at the Dane and Polly Bales Recital Hall, purpose-built in 1996 adjacent to the Lied Center of Kansas to house the Hellmuth Wolff, opus 40 organ and Higdon’s teaching program. Back in the 1980s, Higdon wanted to and did extend his working partnership with

Tue, 05/08/2018 — The Center for Service Learning at the University of Kansas has announced the 2018 Faculty and Student Excellence in Service Learning Awards and recognized the Student Service Showcase winners from the April 26 Service Celebration and Student...

Tue, 05/08/2018 — The consequences of parental substance abuse for children and communities can go far beyond a temporary intervention by social services. University of Kansas researchers are part of a grant project that will work to support Native American...

Tue, 05/08/2018 — Studio 804, based at the University of Kansas, will present its latest design-build project during an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at 1220 E. 12th St. This project occupies one of the most beautiful sites in the city: The...

Tue, 05/08/2018 — The names of more than 5,000 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring — representing 90 Kansas counties, 46 other states, territories and Washington, D.C., and 48 other countries — have been announced by the University...

Tue, 05/08/2018 — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that the United States would exit the Iran nuclear deal designed to lift sanctions on the nation in exchange for it ceasing its nuclear program. Fulfilling an oft-repeated campaign promise, Trump said the...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — In sociological studies of people's economic stratification and intergenerational mobility, researchers have long presumed a person's occupation most accurately would reflect his or her lifetime earnings. "Even though there is a strong...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — KU Libraries continue to support open educational resources (OER) by providing grant funding to two KU instructors who have created openly licensed textbooks for use by the public. The Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication &...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — The University of Kansas invites media to cover the university’s 146th Commencement on Sunday, May 13, beginning at 10:30 a.m. At that time, graduates begin the traditional “walk down the Hill” to Memorial Stadium, followed by a program...

Mon, 05/07/2018 — LAWRENCE – Cynthia Lane, superintendent of schools for Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, has been selected to receive the 2018 Friend of Education Award from the University of Kansas School of Education. The Friend of Education Award is given annually to recognize individuals whose work has strengthened education for students in Kansas and beyond. Lane was nominated by members of the School of Education’s faculty and administration for her distinguished record of professional leadership, service and support of education in Kansas. Lane has worked more than 35 years in education, 30 of them in the Kansas City, Kansas, public school district. She has been a

Mon, 05/07/2018 — The University of Kansas School of Pharmacy is No. 4 in the country in National Institutes of Health funding, marking the 23rd consecutive year the school has been in the top 10. The School of Pharmacy earned more than $11 million in NIH...

Fri, 05/04/2018 —  The University of Kansas is adding classroom space in Leavenworth to accommodate growing enrollment and course offerings in the community. The new facility will be located at the new Marriott TownePlace Suites, across Metropolitan Avenue from...

Fri, 05/04/2018 — From across the country, college and university presidents of Campus Compact member institutions have nominated promising student leaders as Newman Civic Fellows. Through service, research and advocacy, these fellows have demonstrated an...

Fri, 05/04/2018 — In education circles, it is widely accepted that minorities are overrepresented in special education. New research from the University of Kansas has found, in terms of autism, minorities are widely underrepresented in special education. The...


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