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Fri, 03/15/2019 — Fifty-one new law enforcement officers graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) on March 8. Independence Police Chief Jerry Harrison was the speaker for the ceremony in KLETC’s Integrity Auditorium. The new officers...

Fri, 03/15/2019 — Journalists from The Journal are recipients of this year’s Burton W. Marvin Kansas News Enterprise Award from the William Allen White Foundation Board of Trustees. The Journal’s team of Karen Dillon, Chris Green, Bruce Janssen, Jeff Tuttle...

Thu, 03/14/2019 — The University of Kansas School of Education and the Edwards Campus in Overland Park have developed a new exercise science undergraduate degree program to fill the demand for health and wellness jobs in fields such as corporate fitness, exercise,

Wed, 03/13/2019 — Just as the tools of the classroom have changed from slates and blackboards to tablets and computers, so, too, have the learning goals changed. Reciting facts has yielded to demonstrating higher order learning, including argumentation,...

Tue, 03/12/2019 — The University of Kansas has 11 graduate programs ranked in the top 10 and 48 programs in the top 50 among public universities in the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report, released today. Last year, the university had nine top 10 and...

Tue, 03/12/2019 —  Across the country, black students are underrepresented in higher education, even while colleges and universities look for ways to boost enrollment. A University of Kansas doctoral student has conducted and presented research on barriers to...

Mon, 03/11/2019 — From the time she was a young dancer just starting to learn Spain’s flamenco tradition, future University of Kansas Professor Michelle Heffner Hayes was concerned about the issue of improper cultural appropriation. “It’s even more highly...

Mon, 03/11/2019 — A team of KU Law students recently earned a trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the international rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The international rounds will take place from March 31 to April 6 on...

Mon, 03/11/2019 —   The National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, New York, used International Women’s Day on March 8 to announce its class of 2019 inductees. This year’s class includes University of Kansas Professor Sarah Deer, who has a joint...

Fri, 03/08/2019 — The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas and the Brown Foundation for Educational Equity, Excellence and Research have released a new book, "Recovering Untold Stories: An Enduring Legacy of the Brown v. Board of Education...

Fri, 03/08/2019 — In the final round of the Three Minute Thesis competition Feb. 28, judges selected the first-place winner, Kait Howard. A master’s degree student in bioengineering, she received a $500 award and will represent KU at the Midwestern Association...

Fri, 03/08/2019 — Army ROTC and Marine ROTC Cadets from the University of Kansas Jayhawk Battalion will be catching a ride home from Fort Riley on Chinook helicopters this week. On Sunday, March 10, cadets will be airlifted as part of a joint training exercise....

Thu, 03/07/2019 — A gift of more than $2.8 million from the estate of a California couple who were native Kansans will fund scholarships for medical students at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Alton and Helen Knechtel, of Chula Vista, California,...

Thu, 03/07/2019 — The university community is invited to attend public presentations delivered by three finalists for director of the University Honors Program at the University of Kansas. The finalists will give public presentations the two weeks following...

Thu, 03/07/2019 — Beginning Monday, March 11, work is scheduled to begin on the 19th Street Reconstruction and Pedestrian Tunnel projects at the south end of the Lawrence campus. The work entails street, sidewalk, waterline, storm and sanitary sewer...

Thu, 03/07/2019 — LAWRENCE – Denise Farmer, student success coach within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Online degree completion program, been named the recipient of this year’s C.L.A.S.S. Award for her dedication to supporting students. The C.L.A.S.S. Award (Citation for Leadership and Achievement in Student Services) is presented annually by the Board of Class Officers to a staff member. The annual award recognizes distinguished achievements in student services that show a commitment to the needs of KU students and contribute to the welfare of students. In her role, Farmer is responsible for advising students in the College’s online program as well as advising on-

Wed, 03/06/2019 — LAWRENCE – As far as historians know, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) never left the British Isles. But the Mediterranean Sea, and the lands bordering it, loomed large in his literary imagination and serves as the setting for some 23 plays. Then, as now, it was a place where continents, cultures and people came together, sometimes harmoniously and sometimes clashing. The Bard’s notions about crossing boundaries both geographic and socially constructed are explored in a new special issue of the journal Mediterranean Studies, guest-edited by University of Kansas Professor of English Geraldo Sousa. KU Professor Emeritus of English David Bergeron and two KU alumni

Wed, 03/06/2019 — Every spring, the NCAA basketball tournament tips off and people around the country call in sick, take long lunch hours or watch games at their desk, sometimes in a clandestine fashion, sometimes in the open. And just as regularly, stories...

Wed, 03/06/2019 — Individuals who have retired since Aug. 1, 2018, and those who are currently known to be retiring by July 31, 2019, will be honored at a luncheon this spring.   University Support Staff and Unclassified Professional Staff retirees will be...

Tue, 03/05/2019 — Jill Ellingson, professor of human resource management and Dana Anderson Research Fellow, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). The honor recognizes her distinguished contributions to the...


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