KU news archive

Wed, 04/26/2017 — The University of Kansas Beckman Scholars Program has announced its award recipients for 2017: Mattea Keister, sophomore from Arveda, Colorado, majoring in biochemistry, and Zachary Wood, sophomore from Eureka, Missouri, majoring in chemistry....

Wed, 04/26/2017 — Johnson County has the largest population and the highest median income in Kansas. The average income is 50 percent greater than the U.S. as a whole. The population is 81 percent white. And yet poverty remains a stubborn and growing problem,...

Tue, 04/25/2017 — The Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity will host the Women’s Recognition Banquet at 6:30 p.m. today, April 25, at the Kansas Union Ballroom. KU will recognize outstanding faculty, staff and students at this annual event in...

Tue, 04/25/2017 — The concrete canoe team from the University of Kansas School of Engineering is headed to a national competition. The group took first place in the Mid-Continent Regional Concrete Canoe Competition last week at the University of Arkansas. The win...

Tue, 04/25/2017 — The Office of International Programs has a new leader and an enhanced focus. Effective immediately, Charles Bankart is the new associate vice provost of international programs at the University of Kansas. Bankart has been serving in an interim...

Tue, 04/25/2017 — Kansas City area residents can help advance cancer research by participating in the fourth annual Biospecimen Blood Drive from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. May 5 at the University of Kansas Clinical Research Center, 4350 Shawnee Mission...

Tue, 04/25/2017 — L. Paige Fields, dean of the School of Business at Trinity University, will make a public presentation Friday, April 28, as a candidate for dean for the University of Kansas School of Business. She is the second of three candidates for the...

Mon, 04/24/2017 —  Social media has greatly changed how all sorts of companies can interact with their audiences and customers. A new study suggests that even brands dedicated to positive social change tend to use social media as a way to promote the brand more...

Mon, 04/24/2017 — University of Kansas English Professor Joseph Harrington has been writing about his mother for longer than they lived together. Elizabeth “Lib” Peoples Harrington died of breast cancer in 1974, when Joseph Harrington was 12. As an adult,...

Mon, 04/24/2017 — The Brazilian state of Mato Grosso produces enough soybeans to be the equivalent of Iowa and Illinois put together. But it also plays home to lush Amazon rainforest, one of the richest, and most vulnerable, ecological treasures on our...

Mon, 04/24/2017 — Stephen Kapp, professor and interim dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas, will make a public presentation Wednesday, April 26, as a candidate for the dean of social welfare. Kapp is the final of four candidates for...

Mon, 04/24/2017 — This spring, Replant Mount Oread will return to its roots with a planting in historic Marvin Grove. On Friday, April 28, volunteers will plant three American Linden, four Kentucky Coffee and four red oak trees in an area of the grove just west...

Fri, 04/21/2017 — The concrete canoe team at the University of Kansas School of Engineering is making its final preparations for the annual Concrete Canoe Competition, sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and hosted this year at the...

Fri, 04/21/2017 — How does the First Amendment intersect with the primary responsibilities of a public university? An upcoming event at the University of Kansas will explore how it protects student, faculty and staff, facilitates the dissemination of research and...

Fri, 04/21/2017 —  Daphne Cain, associate professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of Mississippi, will make a public presentation Monday, April 24, as a candidate for dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas.

Thu, 04/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – A question that has eluded scientists for 200 years will be the object for study for a University of Kansas chemistry professor who received a prestigious award from the National Science Foundation. Marco Caricato, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, was awarded a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for his research proposal “First Principles Evaluation of Optical Activity in Solids.” The award is the highest honor given by the NSF to young researchers. Caricato will focus on chiral solids and their interaction with light, an effect known as optical activity. Chiral molecules and solids are

Thu, 04/20/2017 — LAWRENCE – Beth Bailey, Foundation Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Kansas, has been elected to the Society of American Historians, the field’s most distinguished society.  Founded in 1939, the Society of American Historians promotes literary distinction in the writing and presentation of American history. Its nearly 400 members are academic historians and professional writers working in many different genres, all united by their commitment to present history with “vividness, clarity, empathy, narrative power and explanatory force.” Novelist Margaret Atwood and filmmaker Ken Burns are both members of this invitation-only society.  A

Thu, 04/20/2017 — The Spencer Museum of Art will host Kansas City–based artist Mark Southerland as a Rocket Grants Resident Artist for a series of musical performances beginning Wednesday, April 26. Southerland’s residency is in conjunction with the 20th...

Thu, 04/20/2017 — Students from the University of Kansas School of Engineering will participate later this month in the Mid-Continent Conference Steel Bridge Competition at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The competition, set for April 20-22,

Thu, 04/20/2017 — Marilyn Ortega, doctoral student in American studies, has been selected as a National Humanities Without Walls (HWW) Pre-doctoral Fellow for 2017. HWW is a consortium of humanities centers at 15 research universities throughout the Midwest and...


Pages



Have you had the chance to #exploreKU at the newly renovated @SpencerMuseum ? You won't regret it. (CC)… https://t.co/wj49x1E713


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 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
KU Today