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Fri, 12/11/2015 — The William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications is launching its first online master’s program, and students will be able to earn certificates in data interpretation and social media strategy. As journalism continues its...

Fri, 12/11/2015 — Kaci HaneyTitle: Accountant, Campus Administration and Operations Shared Service Center What that means: Haney is responsible for day-to-day financial transactions for the departments she serves. She assists with budget issues, KUPPS purchases, travel, purchase card purchases, billing, deposits, grant purchases, and more. She works 50 percent with the budget manager for Shared Service Center Administration assisting with budget issues and the other 50 percent for her department.  Notable: In addition to her job tasks, Haney handles a lot of special projects such as bond payments, fee distribution, sales tax, and more.  To add to handling these projects, she

Thu, 12/10/2015 — In an effort to support the internationalization of the teaching profession, the University of Kansas School of Education has extended its study and teach abroad opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate education students by partnering...

Thu, 12/10/2015 — The names of more than 1,250 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this fall — representing 50 Kansas counties, 41 other states and territories, and 18 other countries — have been announced by the University Registrar. Because...

Thu, 12/10/2015 — University of Kansas Electrical Engineering Professor Shannon Blunt and School of Engineering Dean Michael Branicky were recently named Fellows by the prestigious professional association the Institute of Electrical Electronics and Engineers...

Thu, 12/10/2015 — An award-winning science fiction writer and University of Kansas professor is seeing her short-story work translated into Japanese, German and now Turkish. For Kij Johnson, the international interest in her work is indicative of the broadening...

Wed, 12/09/2015 — A University of Kansas staff member will head an effort by the nation's leading research universities to encourage higher levels of federal funding for the nation's science research agencies. Jack Cline, director of federal relations at KU, was...

Wed, 12/09/2015 — LAWRENCE – Artist Albert Bloch is best known for being the lone American to show in the first Blue Rider exhibition, which in 1911 helped lay the foundation for modern art. But a University of Kansas art history professor argues Bloch’s best work didn’t come until decades later when he was painting exclusively in Lawrence. “The 1940s and 1950s is when Bloch came into his own,” said David Cateforis, chair of the Kress Foundation Department of Art History at KU. “He is making paintings that I wouldn’t compare to anything else in American art history.” Cateforis is author of the 132-page catalog, “Albert Bloch - Themes and Variations: Paintings and Watercolors from

Wed, 12/09/2015 — Susan Stover, geologist and outreach manager at the Kansas Geological Survey, based at the University of Kansas, has been named a Fellow of one of the world's largest geological societies. Stover was elected a Fellow of the Geological Society...

Wed, 12/09/2015 — A catalyst who is driving advances in high-tech diagnostics for cancer, stroke and infectious diseases will join the University of Kansas as a Foundation Distinguished Professor. Steven Soper, professor in the departments of Chemistry and...

Tue, 12/08/2015 — Marren Leon-Barajas has won the inaugural Community Living Research Award from the University of Kansas Research and Training Center on Independent Living. “We are happy to announce Marren’s award. Her proposed study will help individuals...

Tue, 12/08/2015 —  University of Kansas researchers are part of a $2.5 million grant project to examine the Affordable Care Act and its effects on the United States’ largest minority population: individuals with disabilities. The Collaborative on Health Reform...

Mon, 12/07/2015 —  As delegates from 195 nations meet in Paris to debate mankind’s response to global climate change, scientists from the University of Kansas and Rothamsted Research in England today issue a study of a major crop pest that underlines how...

Mon, 12/07/2015 — LAWRENCE – Two University of Kansas professors have been selected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for their distinguished efforts to advance science and its applications. Erik Lundquist, professor of molecular biosciences, and Ilya Vakser, professor of computational biology and molecular biosciences, were among the class of 347 fellows chosen in 2015. The new fellows will be recognized in February at the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The tradition of electing AAAS Fellows began in 1874. AAAS is known as the world’s largest general scientific society. Erik Lundquist is director of the Genetics Program at KU. Lundquist

Fri, 12/04/2015 — Stuart Day, associate professor of Spanish and director of Faculty Programs in the Office of International Programs at the University of Kansas, has been selected to serve as acting senior vice provost for academic affairs. Day, a 10-year...

Fri, 12/04/2015 — The University of Kansas Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences welcomes author and educator Milton Katz as keynote speaker at the annual James Naismith Lecture Series.  This year’s lecture, “John B. McLendon: The Forgotten...

Fri, 12/04/2015 — A career that has spanned more than four decades and bridged multiple campuses at the University of Kansas is coming to a close. Ralph Oliver, director of KU Public Safety Office and chief of police, will retire Dec. 31. Oliver, who began as a...

Fri, 12/04/2015 — The University of Kansas Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies has awarded nine graduate students with Tinker Field Research Grants for work in Latin America during Winter 2015-2016.  The funds come from a prestigious grant from the...

Fri, 12/04/2015 — More than 700 children from the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence will attend the 20th Annual MILK Holiday Party from noon-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Kansas Union Ballroom. Nearly 200 KU student volunteers will participate. Children will...

Fri, 12/04/2015 —  The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly earlier this week to scale back the federal role in education. The bill does not remove the controversial and highly unpopular testing requirements of the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act, however. The...


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